Bard Counters

LoL Bard Counters and Best Teammmates

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Bard

43,935 Bard Counters and Matchups Analyzed


To determine the most and least favorable counters for Bard, we studied the scores of 43,935 recently finished, ranked LoL matches. We found which champions have the best and worst win rates versus him. Moreover, we calculated those few that are ideal teammates and who could help prevent him from being crushed. Having reviewed so many rounds provides us lots of confidence in our Bard counter stats.

As shown above, Brand is the best to beat Bard with a 55.0% win fraction against him. Similarly, Illaoi and Malzahar are the next greatest threats to Bard. These two champs have win rates of 55.0% and 54.0%, respectively. You should avoid bringing him into a match where one of these other champions has already been picked.

Conversely, if you're facing off against Gragas, you should expect to do much better. Bard counters them with a much better win percentage of 55.0%. Similarly, you should expect to do very well when fighting Ryze and Azir. These champs have the next lowest winrates when countering Bard.

Bard Team Synergies

If you are seeking great champion pairings for your own allies to raise your win percentage more, take a peek at at our champion synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does very well when paired with Kled. This combination typically raises his average win rate by 3.0%. Ziggs and Xin Zhao are also superb champions to team up with.

Our Methods

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We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot’s servers each week. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Bard counters online.

Guide to Countering Bard

  • As the enemy, you can also travel through Magical Journey but Bard and his teammates get a move speed boost. Be careful because most Bards will shoot a stun back at you the moment you emerge. If several of you are chasing through the tunnel, it makes more sense to stagger your use to avoid all being stunned at once.
  • Remember, Tempered Fate also affects Bard's teammates.
  • Bard can Ult towers. Be careful and avoid being turret dived or you won't be able to counter Bard.
  • Bard coutners players looking to invade and counter jungle. Because he is often roaming he can come to the aid of other lanes or his own jungler. As an opposing jungler, you must also keep track of Bard's most likely position.