4

Tier

Win Rate

52.9%

Pick Rate

6.1%

Ban Rate

2.7%

Matches

112,321

Playstyle: Bard Builds

  1. Tank / Poke

    13,655 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Frozen Heart
    Bloodsong

    64%

  2. Tank

    2,035 Games

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Trailblazer
    Celestial Opposition

    62%

Pro Bard Builds

  1. Canyon
    Gen.G

    Canyon

    Guardian
    Domination
    Mikael's Blessing

    vs

    Ashe
  2. Biofrost
    Dignitas

    Biofrost

    Guardian
    Domination
    Trailblazer
    Frozen Heart

    vs

    Thresh
  3. Denyk
    EIQ

    Denyk

    Guardian
    Domination
    Frozen Heart
    Morellonomicon

    vs

    Nami
  4. Denyk
    EIQ

    Denyk

    Guardian
    Domination
    Locket of the Iron Solari
    Warden's Mail

    vs

    Maokai
  5. rhuckz
    CASE

    rhuckz

    Fleet Footwork
    Resolve
    Locket of the Iron Solari
    Trailblazer

    vs

    Hwei
  6. Shoyo
    KYP

    Shoyo

    Guardian
    Domination
    Frozen Heart
    Negatron Cloak

    vs

    Rakan

Core Bard Item Build Order

World Atlas

Starting

Boots of Swiftness
Boots

1st

Frozen Heart
Warden's Mail
Glacial Buckler

2nd

Bloodsong
Bounty of Worlds

3rd

Kaenic Rookern
Spectre's Cowl
Negatron Cloak

4th

Imperial Mandate
Fiendish Codex
Bandleglass Mirror

5th

Locket of the Iron Solari
Kindlegem
Cloth Armor
Null-Magic Mantle

6th

World Atlas
Boots of Swiftness
Frozen Heart
Bloodsong
Kaenic Rookern
Imperial Mandate
Locket of the Iron Solari

Core Bard Item Build Path

Situational

Knight's Vow
Trailblazer
Vigilant Wardstone
Thornmail
Morellonomicon
Shurelya's Battlesong
Anathema's Chains

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Damage Breakdown

64% AP

27% 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.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Traveler's Call

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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

1808 Matches

66.3% in Lane

54.5% in Game

Rakan

Rakan

3583 Matches

65.0% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Rell

Rell

1474 Matches

63.0% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Braum

Braum

1298 Matches

62.2% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc

1172 Matches

62.0% in Lane

53.6% in Game

Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank

4101 Matches

61.2% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Milio

Milio

4578 Matches

60.6% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Soraka

Soraka

1885 Matches

60.3% in Lane

54.0% in Game

Nautilus

Nautilus

4419 Matches

59.9% in Lane

54.5% in Game

Thresh

Thresh

4798 Matches

59.3% in Lane

53.1% in Game

Leona

Leona

2933 Matches

58.7% in Lane

54.1% in Game

Lulu

Lulu

2660 Matches

58.0% in Lane

54.4% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

1217 Matches

57.9% in Lane

52.5% in Game

Maokai

Maokai

8586 Matches

57.7% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Taric

Taric

719 Matches

57.4% in Lane

53.7% in Game

Sona

Sona

1590 Matches

57.2% in Lane

51.1% in Game

Janna

Janna

6850 Matches

56.2% in Lane

49.3% in Game

Nami

Nami

4107 Matches

55.5% in Lane

52.0% in Game

Ashe

Ashe

2409 Matches

54.5% in Lane

57.9% in Game

Seraphine

Seraphine

1398 Matches

53.7% in Lane

58.6% in Game

Morgana

Morgana

2739 Matches

52.0% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Karma

Karma

5676 Matches

51.1% in Lane

54.0% in Game

Bardloseslane against...

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

1048 Matches

38.7% in Lane

53.3% in Game

Senna

Senna

6660 Matches

39.8% in Lane

52.7% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

1977 Matches

40.3% in Lane

55.0% in Game

Neeko

Neeko

1023 Matches

42.7% in Lane

54.3% in Game

Lux

Lux

4086 Matches

43.4% in Lane

55.4% in Game

Yuumi

Yuumi

2042 Matches

44.7% in Lane

55.3% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

1230 Matches

44.8% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Zyra

Zyra

5288 Matches

45.3% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Pyke

Pyke

4753 Matches

45.5% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Hwei

Hwei

1641 Matches

46.0% in Lane

59.4% in Game

Brand

Brand

2247 Matches

46.3% in Lane

52.6% in Game

Zilean

Zilean

1545 Matches

47.6% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Swain

Swain

1340 Matches

47.9% in Lane

55.2% in Game

Win Rate

52.9%

(-0.4%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

6.1%

(-0.3%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

2.7%

(+0.6%)

vs last patch

Bard Guide

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
.
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
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.