4

Tier

Win Rate

49.6%

Pick Rate

2.2%

Ban Rate

0.3%

Matches

766

Bard Runes

Build Patch 14.10

Core Bard Item Build Order

35.0% Win Rate (20 Games)
World Atlas

Starting

Boots of Swiftness

1st

Locket of the Iron Solari

2nd

Redemption

3rd

Locket of the Iron Solari

4th

Frozen Heart

5th

Redemption

6th

World Atlas
Boots of Swiftness
Locket of the Iron Solari
Redemption
Locket of the Iron Solari
Frozen Heart
Redemption

Core Bard Item Build Path

Situational

Abyssal Mask
Kaenic Rookern
Vigilant Wardstone
Knight's Vow
Shurelya's Battlesong
Rapid Firecannon

Summoner Spells

Flash
46 Games54%
9 Games78%

Bard Skill Order

0
Traveler's Call

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Cosmic Binding
Caretaker's Shrine
Magical Journey
Tempered Fate

Bard's Counters for Support, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

Discover the ultimate counters for Bard with our comprehensive guide. Learn who counters Bard in lane and throughout the game, turning the tides in your favor. Explore effective Bard counters and strategies to outplay your opponent.
Champion
Game Win Rate
Lane Win Rate
Matchup Rate
Matches
Brand
50.0%
16.7%
1.7%
12
Neeko
33.3%
22.2%
1.3%
9
Zilean
41.7%
25.0%
1.7%
12
Senna
73.3%
26.7%
2.1%
15
Alistar
42.9%
28.6%
1.0%
7

Bard's Trends for Support, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Bard. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Bard is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

49.0%

(-1.6%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

2.3%

(-0.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate

0.3%

(-0.0%)
vs last patch

Bard Guide for Support, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

Learn Bard with our Bard guide. Learn about Bard's strengths and Bard's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Bard, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Bard can roam and come back to lane without losing much XP because of
    Bard
    P
    's bonus movespeed and XP upon collecting Chimes.
  • Champions are still targetable inside
    Bard
    E
    's tunnel -- displacements will push them out.
  • Bard
    R
    affects every unit in the game, except Inhibitors and the Nexus.
  • Using
    Bard
    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
    Bard
    P
    's.
  • Can guarantee
    Bard
    Q
    's stun as
    Bard
    R
    's effect ends.
  • Can set up ganks by walking out of vision and using
    Bard
    E
    on a wall to gapclose with his ganking teammate.
  • His gank assist and teamfighting become even stronger after unlocking
    Bard
    R
    .
  • Thrives with items that enhance mobility, healing, and team utility.
Weaknesses
  • Bard
    E
    has a longer cooldown of 22 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
  • A poorly timed
    Bard
    R
    can spell disaster for his team.
  • Forcing Bard to use
    Bard
    R
    defensively lowers his teamfighting potential since he'll have less playmaking capabilities.

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