How to Win Ahri vs Bard Counter Matchup Ahri is in the a tier of champions

Ahri vs Bard

How to Beat Bard as Ahri in LoL Bard is in the s tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Support Mage

How to Beat Bard as Ahri

based on 1,406 Ahri vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
50.6 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL games each week. Within our data, Ahri faced Bard in 1406 matches. Using so many matchups for Ahri vs Bard provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce enlightening data and a solid build to crush your enemy. This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Ahri fights Bard in only 1.7% of her rounds.

Ahri vs Bard Matchup Summary

Ahri does a ok job of beating Bard. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.6% of games the champs face each other in. In Ahri versus Bard games, Ahri’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Bard.

Best Ahri vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassHorizon FocusVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Ahri to level up q
>
Second ability for Ahri to level up w
>
Last skill for Ahri to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Bard as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Bard

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Advice to Win Against Bard

You can crush Bard's healing shrines just by walking over them. Don't let his allies take them without a fight.

Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it!

Bard's opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe.

Ahri vs Bard Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
50.6 %
VS
Win Rate
49.4 %
Bard Image
5.6
< Kills >
2.6
5.4
< Deaths >
5.5
8
< Assists >
13.3
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
0.54
157
< Minions Killed >
27
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,531
< Physical Damage >
2,310
13,881
< Magic Damage >
8,162
5,095
< True Damage >
958
20,508
< Damage Dealt >
11,431
20,437
< Damage Taken >
19,423
10,917
< Gold Earned >
8,425
2.01
< Towers >
1.65
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,512
< Total Healing >
5,320
13,752
< Experience >
11,311
21
< Vision Score >
58
10
< Wards Placed >
28
77
< Time Dealing CC >
255

How to Counter Bard with Ahri in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize several significant Ahri versus Bard matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Bard..

Ahri often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Bard. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ahri and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Bard

Who is Better, Ahri or Bard?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually fairs equally well when playing against Bard, with a 50.6% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes an ok counter for Bard.

While Ahri does have a higher winrate than Bard, when they face off with one another, Ahri also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Ahri into Bard.

Moreover, Ahri has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Bard matchups, Ahri is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Ahri is a decent counter to Bard. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Bard.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Ahri, we analyzed 1,406 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Bard as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Bard during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri typically accumulates much more CS compared to Bard. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Ahri versus Bard build consist of Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Ahri used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better versus Bard than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Ahri boasted an average winrate of 50.6% when countering Bard with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Bard as Ahri, Ahri players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Ahri vs Bard counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.6% win rate overall.

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