The top champions outside of lane to counter Bard include Zeri, Karthus, and Kalista. These are all great at countering Bard with high win rates over 54%. Even if these Bard counter picks are not used in your lane, it's not smart to choose him into these matchups. They will often win against Bard.
Yet, if the opposing team choses either Talon or Swain, Bard mains should seriously consider picking him, as he easily crushes these champions with win rates over 54% against each ofthem.
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.
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