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Playstyle: Bard Builds

  1. Mobility & Shielding

    15,718 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    54%

  2. Shielding & Defensive Aura

    8,887 Games

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    55%

  3. Mobility & AoE Mobility

    4,546 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Shurelya's Battlesong

    49%

Pro Bard Builds

  1. Aphromoo

    Aphromoo

    Fleet Footwork
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Blitzcrank
  2. Aphromoo

    Aphromoo

    Fleet Footwork
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Soraka
  3. Efias
    BAR

    Efias

    Guardian
    Domination
    Redemption

    vs

    Karma
  4. Labrov
    Team BDS

    Labrov

    Fleet Footwork
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Senna
  5. Neo
    TSM

    Neo

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Thresh
  6. Breezy
    AOE

    Breezy

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Nautilus

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...

Alistar

Alistar

1909 games

65.2% in Lane

53.7% in Game

Janna

Janna

1509 games

65.1% in Lane

51.7% in Game

Milio

Milio

1119 games

64.8% in Lane

56.8% in Game

Braum

Braum

955 games

63.0% in Lane

53.9% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

338 games

62.7% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc

670 games

62.5% in Lane

50.3% in Game

Rakan

Rakan

3549 games

62.2% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Rell

Rell

1471 games

62.1% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Leona

Leona

1690 games

61.4% in Lane

55.2% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

701 games

61.1% in Lane

53.5% in Game

Taric

Taric

600 games

60.7% in Lane

49.0% in Game

Nautilus

Nautilus

3609 games

59.1% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Maokai

Maokai

516 games

58.9% in Lane

48.1% in Game

Soraka

Soraka

2623 games

58.0% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Lulu

Lulu

2598 games

57.2% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Nami

Nami

2140 games

57.1% in Lane

52.7% in Game

Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank

2667 games

56.2% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Thresh

Thresh

5072 games

55.8% in Lane

50.7% in Game

Sona

Sona

1160 games

54.4% in Lane

52.4% in Game

Ashe

Ashe

348 games

52.6% in Lane

56.9% in Game

Karma

Karma

2521 games

52.1% in Lane

55.0% in Game

Morgana

Morgana

1386 games

51.5% in Lane

52.5% in Game

Yuumi

Yuumi

1502 games

50.9% in Lane

55.1% in Game

Seraphine

Seraphine

907 games

50.7% in Lane

55.1% in Game

Bardloseslane against...

Senna

Senna

4044 games

34.6% in Lane

49.0% in Game

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

646 games

37.6% in Lane

48.0% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

2120 games

38.7% in Lane

53.6% in Game

Heimerdinger

Heimerdinger

389 games

40.4% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Brand

Brand

1096 games

41.9% in Lane

49.5% in Game

Swain

Swain

1165 games

42.3% in Lane

54.0% in Game

Zyra

Zyra

2403 games

42.4% in Lane

50.3% in Game

Neeko

Neeko

672 games

42.6% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Lux

Lux

3150 games

44.7% in Lane

52.1% in Game

Pyke

Pyke

2541 games

46.6% in Lane

50.7% in Game

Zilean

Zilean

1123 games

47.9% in Lane

47.3% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

626 games

48.9% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Bard vs Pyke

Bard
vs
Pyke

3.1

KDA

2.2

52.2%

Win Rate

50.6%

0%

Pick Rate

0%

10,838

Damage Dealt

10,098

0.71%

Ban Rate

9.66%

Bard's Trends

Win Rate

52.1%

(+1.1%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

4.9%

(+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.