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Bard Statistics for BardFace

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
43
Kills
3.2
Assists
11.5
Deaths
6.5
KA:D Ratio
2.3
Gold Earned
9.2K
Creep Score
32.9
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Ignite is preferable - it gives Bard a much needed boost in lane - especially now with thunderlords you can quite easily 1v1 people. Take exhaust if you have an immobile carry though, or there are assassins out to get your carry

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

CDR on bard is so good, and thunderlords sinergises with the poke really nicely. Other option is to go for bond of stone now thunderlords isnt as strong.

Abilities Back to Top

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

Q max first - your only damage spell,

E max second - Allows you to escape a lot more easily due to moving much faster through the portal, also massively reduces the cooldown which helps to escape ganks a lot more easily
W max last - shrines in lane are quite good with just one point if you let them charge. Levelling W doesnt improve the move speed buff, and its really mana hungry so generally not worth it.
R max when you can.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

    rush
    frost queens claim is really strong - ghosts are really good for scouting for your ult, also makes it HUGELY easier to hit. boots are on personal preference, i prefer cdr boots, but mobis are fine too. Swifties are a better option than mobility boots now in my opinion however.

Situational Items

    options to help your team. Often a good idea to get ruby sightstone when major grouping occurs in mid-late game transition
    mr options
    armour options (watch your cdr cap if you want frozen heart)
    damage options? (Only if you are really ahead... its pretty fun to burst people with bard though haha)
    can be good - not something you get every game though. Check this out: http://i.imgur.com/PgevMmO.jpg

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Janna
    Easy
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Hard
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Leona
    Medium
  • Lucian
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Sivir
    Medium
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Taric
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Twitch
    Medium
  • Urgot
    Hard
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Vayne
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Medium

VS

Alistar

Medium

Hard because if he cc's you with a bursty adc they can either kill you or force you out of lane. You cant poke him down very easily either due to his crazy sustain - although if you are forcing him to use his mana on sustain then he is less likely to go ham. dont stand on top of your adc. Focus on poking early (levels 1-4) but beware the flash Q and then headbutt into tower!

VS

Annie

Hard

SO BURSTY


really hard matchup due to having poke as well as ranged all in. To be honest she is still one of the strongest supports due to her crazy damage at level 6. Similar to alistar, dont stand on top of your adc

BEWARE THE FLASH TIBBERS!

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

just dodge the hooks. MS runes help a lot. A good blitz can really ruin your day though, and play aggressive when his hook is down, its a really important cooldown for a blitz lane


VS

Brand

Medium

focus really hard on dodging his W harass - it has a very long range and his passive dot will tick through your health pots really damn fast. Tell your adc to get boots fairly quickly if they dont have an easy dash like vayne or graves. If you can stun him ( which shouldnt be too tricky since he is really slow) it may be worth bursting him down first in fights since he is squishy. Dodging his skillshots will make him pointless in lane! Oh and run away from your carry when he ults of course

VS

Caitlyn

Hard

abuse brushes if you can, dont go in for too much poke since she often gets an extra 1 or 2 autos on you due to range

VS

Corki

Medium

quite easy to stun due to range - watch his burst though, its scary as all hell. Listen out for the package, and play safer when this is up - he gets two casts of his W when he has it

VS

Draven

Medium

Huge damage if you dont cc him - but predictable movements due to his spinning axes - you can stun him quite easily if you are careful

VS

Ezreal

Medium

low damage early if you dodge his poke, hard to cc him though since he tends to move around a lot not behind minions trying to poke you.

VS

Graves

Medium

easy to stun due to range, but huge burst at 6 - watch out.

VS

Janna

Easy

you out poke her

VS

Jinx

Easy

if you land a stun on her when your adc can follow up she is probably dead or burning summoners. If you give her a kill or two she can hard carry games however.

VS

Kalista

Hard

really hard. You have to predict her movements to stun her. Consider taking exhaust since it kills her dodging potential. Ignite is nice though since they often build double lifesteal.

VS

Karma

Medium

outpokes and out sustains you. Watch out for her early poke at levels 1-4 and then you should be fine. Her R>Q hurts like poo early though.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

If you sneeze on him he dies in lane. His late game is super scary though.


REMEMBER HIS PASSIVE!

VS

Leona

Medium

try and poke her down quickly at level 1 before she can E>Q combo your adc. dont underestimate the burst in any leona lane.

VS

Lucian

Medium

he isn't top tier at the moment, but is still pretty bursty. Hard to stun because of his dash too. Avoid taking double shots when trading, since that is where the majority of his damage is.

VS

Lulu

Easy

out pokes you massively pre level 6 - but her damage falls off a bit. Post 6 her poke damage is fairly negligible.

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

You cant poke him down due to relic shield, and you cant aid you adc wave clear well enough. I don't really know what to do in this lane to be honest, but he isnt really played that much

VS

Morgana

Hard

spell shield ruins your day.

VS

Nami

Medium

out pokes and out heals you. Very squishy though if you can land cc on her though

VS

Nautilus

Easy

easy to poke down - hook is relatively easy to dodge too due to its wide hitbox. You can take armour or MS runes in this case - either is fine

VS

Shen

Easy

dodge taunt. Poke.

VS

Sivir

Medium

spell shields ruin your day, otherwise an ok matchup. You can pop her shield with your meep, so try and bait it out before you stun.

VS

Sona

Hard

one of the hardest lanes.

Out pokes, out heals, out damages in all ins - ALL FOR LESS MANA.

in this one scenario - take coin instead of spellthiefs, since you cant poke her down anyway.

VS

Soraka

Medium

weird lane - try and poke down soraka to stop her healing. When she is low you can then all in the adc with an ignite. If you poke the adc they will just get topped up by her heals. It is pretty important to dodge her starcalls though since they give her huge sustain.

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

cant really do anything to you, but you cant kill him or his carry either since he just eats his carry and runs away. Farm lane.

VS

Taric

Medium

no idea, haven't played against him

VS

Thresh

Medium

depends on how good he is. A good thresh can rip you to shreds due to his play making potential.


MS runes are highly recommended similar to blitz. If you dodge his hook you can trade pretty well - but he still returns quite a lot of auto attack damage.

If you are ulting to engage - try to ensure you hit both of them, or he will just wonder off and lantern them out. Blocking the lantern with bards body is possible - you are pretty fat.

VS

Tristana

Medium

her E damage is suprising when it levels up. She is pretty terrible mid game though - just be scared when you hit late game. Try and shut her down early and she becomes fairly pointless.

VS

Trundle

Medium

This is quite an annoying lane to be honest, his pillar slow is craazy - but you can use it to stun them, so keep that in mind. His damage is really high if he can catch you in melee range, so kite kite kite!

VS

Twitch

Medium

if you stun him he's dead. If he gets rolling though you are in a world of pain.


Keep in mind if you ult him - if he gets his Q off before hand he just goes into stealth. Its kind of annoying. Could be really cool if you are duo queuing with a twitch though.

VS

Urgot

Hard

High early damage, try and get through the early lane phase getting your carry as much farm as possible or ask for jungle ganks. Falls off massively as the game goes on.

DODGE HIS E!

VS

Varus

Easy

very immobile and easy to stun - dodge his poke it does add up though.

VS

Vayne

Medium

skill matchup, if you can stun her she is likely dead - but has a massive outplay potential with her stealth. Pink wards ruin her day.

VS

Zyra

Medium

your meeps one shot her plants early which is a big part of her damage - watch her root it has a really long range.

PLEASE READ! Back to Top

THIS IS TO BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE VIDEO GUIDE HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZWjVykwrHc

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