Bard Build Guide
The Best Bard Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
43,935 Bard Builds Analyzed
Best Items for Your Bard Build
Bard Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps
Best Bard Runes for Your Next Build
Bard Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams
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.
We came up with our Bard build recommendations by analyzing 43,935 recently ranked LoL matches with him in them. We only recommend the best winrate Bard builds that have been used by ranked League players enough times for us to propose them. With so many rounds in our dataset, we are very confident in our provided builds.
Additionally, Bard builds dedicated to a unique skill division can be viewed by choosing a different rank from the dropdown menu located above. The recommended Bard build shown will be focused on that division’s meta.
FAQs About Bard
Can Bard's Ultimate put towers into stasis?
Yes. Bard's ultimate will put all champions, minions, monsters, and turrets into stasis for a brief time.
How can I build Bard to make him more effective?
Your Bard build needs to give him more mobility so he can roam to gather Chimes while still keeping up pressure in lanes and teamfights.
What are Bard's greatest strengths?
Bard's greatest strengths are centered around his ability to roam and act almost as a second jungler. Roaming will apply pressure to other lanes in addition to his own; the enemy won't know when he will return. If his roaming goes poorly and he doesn't produce a lot of results, he won't fall too far behind because Chimes grant experience in addition to other stat bonuses.
What is Bard's single greatest weakness?
Bard's greatest weakness is also that he roams. Without a support in lane, his carry will lack lane presence and may not snowball as much as they would if they had a support alongside them during the entire early game phase. To minimize this, add some mobility into your Bard build early in the match.
Is Bard a good healer?
Bard's heal is more of a secondary ability that helps keep his carry in lane, but it isn't very useful in battle. It takes far too long for them to charge up to max health. While they don't provide much HP in combat, they may be useful to provide a small speed boost or to proc other items in Bard's build that depend on team heals.