4

Playstyle Builds

  1. Shielding & AoE Mobility

    1,962 Games

    Shurelya's Battlesong

    50%

  2. Shielding & Defensive Aura

    2,963 Games

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    53%

Pro Builds

  1. Tolerant

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Heimerdinger
  2. Tolerant

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Heimerdinger
  3. Tolerant

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Rakan
  4. RedBert

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Nautilus
  5. micaO

    Evenshroud

    vs

    Karma

Core Build Order

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Mobility Boots
Boots

1st

Shurelya's Battlesong
KindlegemBandleglass Mirror

2nd

Dead Man's Plate
Winged MoonplateRuby CrystalChain Vest

3rd

Redemption
KindlegemForbidden Idol

4th

Chemtech Putrifier
Oblivion OrbBandleglass Mirror

5th

Mikael's Blessing
Forbidden IdolNegatron Cloak

6th

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Mobility Boots
Boots

1st

Shurelya's Battlesong
KindlegemBandleglass Mirror

2nd

Dead Man's Plate
Winged MoonplateRuby CrystalChain Vest

3rd

Redemption
KindlegemForbidden Idol

4th

Chemtech Putrifier
Oblivion OrbBandleglass Mirror

5th

Mikael's Blessing
Forbidden IdolNegatron Cloak

6th

Core Build Path

Bandleglass Mirror
Boots
Mobility Boots
Kindlegem
Shurelya's Battlesong
Winged Moonplate
Ruby Crystal
Chain Vest
Dead Man's Plate

Summoner Spells

FlashExhaust

Damage Breakdown

69% AP

23% AD

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
DemolishFont of LifeShield Bash
ConditioningSecond WindBone Plating
OvergrowthRevitalizeUnflinching
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspiration
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
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

Skill Order

Q

W

E

[object Object]'s Matchups

Bardwinslane against...

Braum

Braum

{{count}}

68.6% in Lane

54.5% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

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66.7% in Lane

56.2% in Game

Nautilus

Nautilus

{{count}}

66.6% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Janna

Janna

{{count}}

64.8% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Maokai

Maokai

{{count}}

63.7% in Lane

48.0% in Game

Rakan

Rakan

{{count}}

61.6% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Alistar

Alistar

{{count}}

60.1% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc

{{count}}

59.9% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Leona

Leona

{{count}}

59.7% in Lane

46.3% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

{{count}}

59.2% in Lane

49.2% in Game

Soraka

Soraka

{{count}}

59.2% in Lane

47.5% in Game

Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank

{{count}}

58.1% in Lane

51.0% in Game

Taric

Taric

{{count}}

57.4% in Lane

43.3% in Game

Lulu

Lulu

{{count}}

57.0% in Lane

49.2% in Game

Ashe

Ashe

{{count}}

56.2% in Lane

50.5% in Game

Sona

Sona

{{count}}

55.5% in Lane

47.2% in Game

Rell

Rell

{{count}}

54.4% in Lane

40.4% in Game

Thresh

Thresh

{{count}}

54.1% in Lane

48.5% in Game

Yuumi

Yuumi

{{count}}

53.4% in Lane

51.9% in Game

Karma

Karma

{{count}}

53.4% in Lane

49.9% in Game

Nami

Nami

{{count}}

53.0% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Seraphine

Seraphine

{{count}}

50.3% in Lane

49.7% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

{{count}}

50.0% in Lane

61.5% in Game

Bardloseslane against...

Twitch

Twitch

{{count}}

32.1% in Lane

54.2% in Game

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

{{count}}

37.4% in Lane

46.0% in Game

Zyra

Zyra

{{count}}

38.0% in Lane

51.1% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

{{count}}

38.1% in Lane

49.0% in Game

Heimerdinger

Heimerdinger

{{count}}

39.3% in Lane

44.3% in Game

Brand

Brand

{{count}}

39.8% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Senna

Senna

{{count}}

41.8% in Lane

53.6% in Game

Lux

Lux

{{count}}

43.4% in Lane

52.5% in Game

Swain

Swain

{{count}}

43.7% in Lane

48.2% in Game

Zilean

Zilean

{{count}}

45.5% in Lane

45.2% in Game

Morgana

Morgana

{{count}}

46.8% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Pyke

Pyke

{{count}}

48.7% in Lane

54.0% in Game

Bard's Trends

Win Rate

50.3%

(+0.1%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

4.0%

(+0.4%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

0.4%

(0.0%)

vs last patch

Playing against Bard

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.