Raising an eyebrow in the face of danger, Akshan fights evil with dashing charisma, righteous vengeance, and a conspicuous lack of shirts. He is highly skilled in the art of stealth combat, able to evade the eyes of his enemies and reappear when they least expect him. With a keen sense of justice and a legendary death-reversing weapon, he rights the wrongs of Runeterra's many scoundrels while living by his own moral code: “Don't be an ass.”
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.
The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several important Akshan against Bard matchup statistics that can help you interpret the distinctions between this pair of champs. Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Bard’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting potential than Bard. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.
Akshan usually has a much larger longest killing spree than their matchup does. Typically, they receives a similar amount of damage to Bard. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akshan usually fairs equally well when taking on Bard, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Akshan makes an ok counter to Bard.
While Akshan does have a lower win rate compared to Bard, when they face off with one another, Akshan also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes them a less complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Akshan into Bard.
Additionally, Akshan also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Bard. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Akshan is a somewhat poor counter to Bard. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Akshan against Bard.
To truly master Akshan in order to counter Bard during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akshan on average accumulates much more CS as Bard. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Akshan versus Bard build include Kraken Slayer, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Akshan combined at least these three pieces in their build, they performed much better against Bard than with many other common builds. In fact, Akshan boasted an average win rate of 49.3% battling Bard with these items in their kit.
To have the best chance of crushing Bard as Akshan, Akshan players should equip the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Akshan vs Bard face-offs, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.3% winrate overall.
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