Playstyle: Bard Builds

  1. Execute & Burst

    5,755 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Night Harvester

    48%

  2. Burst & Mobility

    2,360 Games

    Electrocute
    Precision
    Night Harvester

    48%

  3. Execute & Wave Clear

    2,261 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Luden's Tempest

    44%

  4. Attack Speed & On-Hit

    1,888 Games

    Lethal Tempo
    Domination
    Guinsoo's Rageblade

    45%

Pro Bard Builds

  1. Aphromoo

    Aphromoo

    Fleet Footwork
    Domination
    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Nautilus
  2. Aphromoo

    Aphromoo

    Fleet Footwork
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Senna
  3. Olleh
    Golden Guardians

    Olleh

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Yuumi
  4. Olleh
    Golden Guardians

    Olleh

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Karma
  5. Olleh
    Golden Guardians

    Olleh

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Rell
  6. rhuckz
    CASE

    rhuckz

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Senna

Core Bard Item Build Order

Hextech Alternator
Boots

Starting

Night Harvester
Hextech Alternator
Fiendish Codex
Amplifying Tome

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Statikk Shiv
Noonquiver
Cloak of Agility
Kircheis Shard

3rd

Rapid Firecannon
Long Sword
Zeal
Kircheis Shard

4th

Lich Bane
Sheen
Aether Wisp
Fiendish Codex

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

6th

Hextech Alternator
Boots

Starting

Night Harvester
Hextech Alternator
Fiendish Codex
Amplifying Tome

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Statikk Shiv
Noonquiver
Cloak of Agility
Kircheis Shard

3rd

Rapid Firecannon
Long Sword
Zeal
Kircheis Shard

4th

Lich Bane
Sheen
Aether Wisp
Fiendish Codex

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

6th

Core Bard Item Build Path

Hextech Alternator
Boots
Fiendish Codex
Amplifying Tome
Night Harvester
Sorcerer's Shoes
Noonquiver
Cloak of Agility
Kircheis Shard
Statikk Shiv

Situational

Nashor's Tooth
Void Staff
Shadowflame
Morellonomicon
Blade of The Ruined King
Zhonya's Hourglass
Kraken Slayer

Summoner Spells

FlashMark

Damage Breakdown

Bard Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
lol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Healthlol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
Traveler's Call

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Cosmic Binding

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Caretaker's Shrine

W

W

W

W

W

Magical Journey

E

E

E

E

E

Tempered Fate

R

R

R

Bard Skill Order

Q

W

E

Bard Guide

Key Insights
Bard can roam and come back to lane without losing much XP because of
P
's bonus movespeed and XP upon collecting Chimes.
Champions are still targetable inside
E
's tunnel -- displacements will push them out.
R
affects every unit in the game, except Inhibitors and the Nexus.
Using
R
on a turret as Rift Herald is charging into it will prevent the turret from taking damage.
Strengths
Excels at roaming and trading, especially with more
P
's.
Can guarantee
Q
's stun as
R
's effect ends.
Can set up ganks by walking out of vision and using
E
on a wall to gapclose with his ganking teammate.
His gank assist and teamfighting become even stronger after unlocking
R
.
Synergizes well with
Shurelya's Battlesong
,
Anathema's Chains
,
Redemption
,
Vigilant Wardstone
, and
Dead Man's Plate
. Can opt for
Locket of the Iron Solari
,
Evenshroud
, or
Imperial Mandate
when needed.
Weaknesses
E
has a longer cooldown of 22 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
A poorly timed
R
can spell disaster for his team.
Forcing Bard to use
R
defensively lowers his teamfighting potential since he'll have less playmaking capabilities.

Bard's Trends

Win Rate

46.1%

(+1.0%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

3.8%

(+0.1%)

vs last patch