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Playstyle: Bard Builds

  1. Mobility & Shielding

    13,915 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    54%

  2. Shielding & Defensive Aura

    7,904 Games

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    55%

  3. Mobility & AoE Mobility

    4,045 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Shurelya's Battlesong

    49%

Pro Bard Builds

  1. Summit
    Team Liquid

    Summit

    Fleet Footwork
    Inspiration
    Evenshroud

    vs

    Thresh
  2. Olleh
    Golden Guardians

    Olleh

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Nautilus
  3. Labrov
    Team BDS

    Labrov

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Thresh
  4. Lurox
    SK Gaming Prime

    Lurox

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Thresh
  5. Absolute
    Beşiktaş Esports

    Absolute

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Braum
  6. Absolute
    Beşiktaş Esports

    Absolute

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Rakan

Core Bard Item Build Order

Spellthief's Edge

Starting

Boots of Swiftness
Boots

1st

Locket of the Iron Solari
Lifewell Pendant
Null-Magic Mantle

2nd

Dead Man's Plate
Winged Moonplate
Ruby Crystal
Chain Vest

3rd

Chemtech Putrifier
Oblivion Orb
Forbidden Idol

4th

Knight's Vow
Lifewell Pendant
Crystalline Bracer

5th

Abyssal Mask
Kindlegem
Negatron Cloak

6th

Spellthief's Edge

Starting

Boots of Swiftness
Boots

1st

Locket of the Iron Solari
Lifewell Pendant
Null-Magic Mantle

2nd

Dead Man's Plate
Winged Moonplate
Ruby Crystal
Chain Vest

3rd

Chemtech Putrifier
Oblivion Orb
Forbidden Idol

4th

Knight's Vow
Lifewell Pendant
Crystalline Bracer

5th

Abyssal Mask
Kindlegem
Negatron Cloak

6th

Core Bard Item Build Path

Spellthief's Edge
Boots
Boots of Swiftness
Lifewell Pendant
Null-Magic Mantle
Locket of the Iron Solari
Winged Moonplate
Ruby Crystal
Chain Vest
Dead Man's Plate

Situational

Watchful Wardstone
Redemption
Anathema's Chains
Frozen Heart
Mikael's Blessing
Force of Nature
Rapid Firecannon

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Damage Breakdown

70% AP

22% AD

Bard Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Press the AttackLethal TempoFleet FootworkConqueror
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
DominationSorceryInspirationResolve
DemolishFont of LifeShield Bash
ConditioningSecond WindBone Plating
OvergrowthRevitalizeUnflinching
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's Matchups

Bardwinslane against...

Janna

Janna

1349 games

65.2% in Lane

52.0% in Game

Alistar

Alistar

1732 games

64.6% in Lane

54.0% in Game

Milio

Milio

996 games

64.2% in Lane

55.7% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

310 games

63.2% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Braum

Braum

846 games

63.0% in Lane

53.8% in Game

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc

600 games

63.0% in Lane

50.3% in Game

Rakan

Rakan

3190 games

62.3% in Lane

52.1% in Game

Rell

Rell

1330 games

62.3% in Lane

52.5% in Game

Leona

Leona

1519 games

61.7% in Lane

55.6% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

619 games

61.6% in Lane

53.6% in Game

Taric

Taric

539 games

59.9% in Lane

49.4% in Game

Nautilus

Nautilus

3268 games

58.9% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Maokai

Maokai

466 games

58.8% in Lane

48.5% in Game

Soraka

Soraka

2345 games

57.9% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Lulu

Lulu

2307 games

57.2% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Nami

Nami

1913 games

56.9% in Lane

52.4% in Game

Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank

2412 games

56.6% in Lane

50.5% in Game

Thresh

Thresh

4506 games

56.0% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Sona

Sona

1038 games

53.9% in Lane

52.4% in Game

Morgana

Morgana

1223 games

52.4% in Lane

52.7% in Game

Karma

Karma

2242 games

52.4% in Lane

55.9% in Game

Seraphine

Seraphine

815 games

51.4% in Lane

55.1% in Game

Ashe

Ashe

312 games

51.3% in Lane

55.4% in Game

Yuumi

Yuumi

1354 games

50.4% in Lane

54.7% in Game

Bardloseslane against...

Senna

Senna

3638 games

33.9% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

587 games

38.3% in Lane

48.6% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

1895 games

38.9% in Lane

53.9% in Game

Heimerdinger

Heimerdinger

349 games

40.4% in Lane

51.3% in Game

Swain

Swain

1052 games

41.9% in Lane

54.1% in Game

Brand

Brand

989 games

42.2% in Lane

49.1% in Game

Neeko

Neeko

608 games

42.8% in Lane

50.7% in Game

Zyra

Zyra

2164 games

43.3% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Lux

Lux

2793 games

45.3% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Pyke

Pyke

2261 games

46.3% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Zilean

Zilean

1003 games

47.8% in Lane

47.4% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

554 games

48.7% in Lane

52.7% in Game

Bard vs Nautilus

Bard
vs
Nautilus

3.1

KDA

2.3

52.2%

Win Rate

50.5%

0%

Pick Rate

0%

10,836

Damage Dealt

8,165

0.72%

Ban Rate

16.8%

Bard's Trends

Win Rate

52.2%

(+1.2%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

5.0%

(+2.6%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

0.7%

(+0.5%)

vs last patch

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.