Bard Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Bard

65,960 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

Our Bard builds result from our analysis of 65,960 recently ranked Bard games. Only the top win rate Bard builds that are also commonly used are advised. Since we have so many games in our dataset, we are confident that we can generate the highest quality builds to help ensure you win your next game!

To get more focused build guidance and advice, feel free to read our tips farther down on the page. Additionally, Bard builds dedicated to a particular skill tier can be viewed by picking a different division from the dropdown menu located above. The best Bard build will be focused on that tier’s meta.

Best Bard Runes

If you are trying to beat a well-mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing Bard the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Eyeball Collection, and Ultimate Hunter runes. In recent games, he won the greatest percentage of his rounds when built with these runes. However, if you are battling a different enemy team composition, such as an AP heavy or a tank heavy team, you should instead look down and to the right to find the best Bard runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.

Overall

Guardian Rune Guardian
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Versus Selected Team Comp
Guardian Rune Guardian
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Zombie Ward Rune Zombie Ward

Best Items for Your Bard Build

The best items to use in your Bard build are: Imperial Mandate, Rapid Firecannon, Ardent Censer, and Dead Man's Plate. Moreover, similar to our rune builds, you can also get quality, dedicated, Bard item builds farther down for the particular enemy team composition you are playing in your ongoing game. Players who added these items in their kits had a greater winrate than those who went for other Bard builds.

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rapid FirecannonLoL Item Ardent CenserLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rapid FirecannonLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rapid FirecannonLoL Item Frozen HeartLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Force of NatureLoL Item Staff of Flowing Water

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rapid FirecannonLoL Item Mikael's BlessingLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

Guide to Playing with Bard

  • Surprise your enemies by bringing teammates along for a gank with Magical Journey.
  • Let Caretaker's Shrine charge up as they provide more healing when fully charged up.