Content guides
GUIDES:

Highest Win Rate

Most Popular
All Guides Bard Guides The place of Bard in 7.22
69
2
Updated
5 months ago
Views
136K
Comments
20

Bard Statistics for Drawleks

Author's performance with Bard compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
403
8
Win %
55
40
Kills
2.9
3.0
Assists
14.0
12.1
Deaths
5.8
6.7
KA:D Ratio
2.9
2.3
Gold Earned
9.5K
9.9K
Creep Score
20.7
29.2
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Whatever u prefer, 4.png+14.png gives you a lot of kill pressure. 


4.png+3.png is good vs picks like 119.png/202.png on botlane and assassin overall.


If vs soraka/nami : 14.png for sure.





New Runes Back to Top

That is what I have the best winrate so far in D1+


Kleptomancy.png?width=64 : Helps a lot early to get your items really quickly, combines well with Debt Rune to rush 3117.png + 2049.png


Biscuit%20Delivery.png?width=32/Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 : Both are good, Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 is a bit situational. Biscuit%20Delivery.png?width=32 is safer. You pick whatever u prefer.


DEBT RUNE : As stated above, works well with Kleptomancy.png?width=32


Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=64 : Cdr early + max cdr + cdr for 3107.png3190.png Eventually 3222.png


The%20Ultimate%20Hat.png?width=64 : 60% total CDR on bardr.png, 54sec for it in late game, Just INSANE


Scorch.png?width=32/Transcendence.png?width=32 : Scorch.png?width=32Helps for the aggro early, kinda replaces the old thunderlord, but easier to proc 


with just bardq.png


Transcendence.png?width=32 : Gives you more cdr on early, you can try to overcap your cdr with lots of cdr items for example a combo of 3158.png + 3107.png + 3174.png + 3109.png + 2301.png + 3190.png will end up in a 65% cdr which means 45% cdr + 40Ap which is pretty worth it in late compared to Scorch.png?width=32.

Masteries Back to Top

So that's what i use for the season 6.


EDIT PATCH 5.24 : Due to the change of the Windspeaker mastery (No longer gives 15% resistance but gives Armor and Magic resist)

I don't think Windspeaker on Bard is worth anymore, I'm going for thunderlord once again. (Core build may change by the time).

ALSO changed the Hp mastery on the Resolve Tree, Flat health isn't that good.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
Q
E
Q
R
Q
E
Q
W
R
E
W
E
W
R
E
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
2
10
13
15
18
E
4
8
12
14
17
R
6
11
16

If you need the barde.png on level 3 get it, else if you feel like you need more damage and don't feel like

 needing your barde.png, get bardq.png level 2 and go aggresive.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Basic Start.

Core Items

    That's the basic core items. Gives you 45% cdr, enough ap/armor/mr/Health.

Situational Items

    Cdr Damage Health, pretty cool item for fun
    With kog maw :)
    If your jungle already has Knight's vowl, consider taking this instead.
    If you need to protect your adc from hard cc (exemple : Leona, thresh, etc..)

ORDER OF THE ITEMS :

3303.png2003.pngx33340.png -> 2049.png2043.png3341.png1001.png or 3098.png -> 3117.png -> 3107.png -> 3190.png ->


BOOTS :

In early take 3158.png since the cooldown reduction helps a lot. After finish the build you have to change them since you will have 55% cdr which is useless.

To what boots should I change ? :

3009.png : Best choice, good movement speed and slow reduction.

3111.png : If loads of cc.

3047.png : If loads of ad.


Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Jhin
    Hard
  • Kalista
    Hard
  • Leona
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Hard
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Taric
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Medium

Poke Alistar as much as possible before he gets level 3. Because if after all he tries to do the malphite headbutt.pngpulverize.png, you can shutdown him easily.

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie is really squishy but does a lot of damage, she has to be really agressive tho because her spell got small ranges.
Harass her between lvl 1-2 but carefull for the 4.png14.pngdisintegrate.pngincinerate.png at level 2 :D.

VS

Ashe

Easy

Ashe is easy, no escape, low range. Easy stunnable target :3.

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

Blitz is pretty annoying. Loads of CC basically. He can prevent you from going to the bardE.pnga lot which is problematic.

Poke as much as possible but don't focus him too much because of his passive.

VS

Brand

Hard

God damnit he hurts.


Well Brand's going to poke u and ur Adc A LOT, try to burst him if u can, else just play passively, he has a loads of damage.

VS

Braum

Medium

Braum is kinda annoying because of his big braumE.png that block your bardQ.png stun :(.
The braumQ.png has a reaally long range and does a lot of damages, so dodge it as much as possible and get picks when his braumE.png is on cooldown.

VS

Caitlyn

Hard

Looong range, if u ever manage to get a bardQ.png, Wp ! :D
Else just try to not get poke to much and get an opportunity.

Nb : If it's a Caitlyn-Janna, it's kinda the same unless you will not be able to poke Caitlyn ! So try to do damage on Janna instead.

VS

Draven

Medium

Draven is pretty much like ashe. No escape and low range. You can try to bardQ.png him when he's going to take his dravenspinning.png.
Carefull for his damage tho.

Also carefull because he cancel someone who travels in the
bardE.png with his dravendoubleshot.png.

VS

Janna

Medium

Janna is not really annoying in laning phase, Avoid being hit by the tornado obviously, bait the eyeofthestorm.png and poke when she doesn't have it.
But the difficulty change with which Adc she is.



VS

Jhin

Hard

Jhin has no escape so it's pretty easily to get a bardQ.png on him in early game.
You can also use your bardR.png as he jhinR.png but make sure it is worth to do it.
With the movement speed u have it's pretty easy to dodge the jhinW.png and also the jhinE.pngjhinW.png combo.

But he's still pretty strong in lane due to high damage.

VS

Kalista

Hard

We all know Kalista is an annoying champion cuz she dodges a lot aaaand she deals tons of damage early with the kalistaE.png and kalistaW.png passive.
Avoid early trades if she upped the kalistaE.png at level 1.
Obviously if it's a 412.png-429.png : Avoid fighting unless u're ahead on life/Summoner spells.
The best way to win a fight is mostly if she failed her kalistaE.png on a minion and didn't get cooldown. Try to take advantage on that one.

Do not forget that if you ult her support, she will be able to ult him and get away.

VS

Leona

Medium

Leona is easy to handle. Poke as much as possible when she doesn't have her leonazenithblade.png, if you get caught in it and then bursted ; you will be most likely ded :D.

VS

Miss Fortune

Medium

Miss Fortune is preetty squishy due to the patch 5.23 (She has a low base health).
Not a lot of escape but deals damage.
You can bardR.png her if you expect an missfortunebullettime.png incoming. But don't bardR.png if she already started -> Useless.(Unless u can get a pick on her obviously).

Try to get her missfortuneviciousstrikes.png passive down before trying to bardQ.png. She can dodge it pretty easily if it's up.

VS

Morgana

Easy

Morgana is pretty easy since her blackshield.png doesn't do shit if u have your bardQ.png upped in early-mid game. If u do and auto-attack and then bardQ.png, the blackshield.png will wear off and the stun will apply.

VS

Nami

Medium

Nami is a bit annoying because of her good damage/sustain kit, avoid giving value to the namiW.png and the laning phase should be okay if you land your poke correctly.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

Nautilus is not really annoying if u avoid the hook (Riot please fix the HitBox ;_;). In late game he isn't that much of a pain.
He's pretty much like thresh with more tankyness but less annoyness (do you even say that ?).

VS

Sona

Medium

Sona pokes a lot aswell, pretty much inavoidable poke. She is pretty squishy ; bursting her is the best idea.

VS

Soraka

Hard

PIECE OF SHIT, TOO MUCH HEAL sqopfjkPOSQFGJKPOGJKPODSFJKpoqsdkd.


But for real, if you didn't win the trade at lvl 2-3, just go roam and feed your allies !(Not your ennemies obviously).
No point in staying here in bot lane.

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

You can deny tahm kench a lot, and also can get easy trades before the level 3 (Basically before the tahmkenchE.png passive). So try to get advantage on this.
Your bardR.png doesn't prevent damage of the tahmkenchW.png if casted on your ally so don't try to save them with it.
Also with the tahmkenchR.png he may sometime come with someone, which give u a good opportunity to bardQ.png 2 ennemies. You'll have to train a lot to time it well tho.

VS

Taric

Medium

Aah the new Taric : God damnit he's strong ! 

Try to avoid as much as possible his dazzle.png and poke when he doesn't have his shatter.png up.

His imbue.png sustain is a little bit annoying but you can handle it with you damage.

You can also bardR.png after he started his tarichammersmash.png. It's a pretty good counter since you just makes his ult pretty useless.

VS

Thresh

Hard

Avoid trades around level 2 if you didn't poke enough before, his threshE.png passive does more damage than you're expecting.
Versus the 429.png-412.png combo, it's pretty hard to win early trades, so you should play passively.
Do not try to get pick on an ennemy with your bardR.png if thresh is around, he can easily counter it with a threshW.png.


STREAM IS UP ! Back to Top

So I've started streaming, Trying to get my master back in season 6.

I didn't play that much but I often stream there.

www.twitch.tv/Drawleks

Check it out to see some good Bard plays :).
                 

About me. Back to Top



Hi ! My name is Alexandre, I live in Belgium and I'm 19.
It's my first guide, I play league since mid-end of season 2.

Bard is a champion who requires a lot of experience so at the begining, I was really bad with him.
But then I started to play him more and more, taking appropriate build and think about what I should do, what are my cons and pros etc.. and it then went pretty well !

So after 350~ game-ish I decided to make a guide (Got diamond 1 26 Lp at 11 November :D) and that's pretty much it :).

Hope u enjoyed my guide and see you later in game or on my Stream !



Loading comments...

Comments
Top
There are no comments yet. Log in to post the first comment!

Send Feedback