- Bard can roam and come back to lane without losing much XP because ofP's bonus movespeed and XP upon collecting Chimes.
- Champions are still targetable insideE's tunnel -- displacements will push them out.
- Raffects every unit in the game, except Inhibitors and the Nexus.
- UsingRon a turret as Rift Herald is charging into it will prevent the turret from taking damage.
- Excels at roaming and trading, especially with moreP's.
- Can guaranteeQ's stun asR's effect ends.
- Can set up ganks by walking out of vision and usingEon a wall to gapclose with his ganking teammate.
- His gank assist and teamfighting become even stronger after unlockingR.
- Thrives with items that enhance mobility, healing, and team utility.
- Ehas a longer cooldown of 22 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
- A poorly timedRcan spell disaster for his team.
- Forcing Bard to useRdefensively lowers his teamfighting potential since he'll have less playmaking capabilities.