Alistar vs Bard Counter Build

How to Win Alistar vs Bard Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Bard as Alistar in LoL

How to Beat Bard as Alistar

2,432 Alistar vs Bard Matchups Analyzed

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Bard as Alistar came out of an evaluation of 2432 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Alistar has to counter Bard in only 1.9% of his games.

Unfortunately, Alistar does a awful job of beating Bard. On average, he wins a lowly 46.5% of matches the champions battle each other in. In Alistar against Bard rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Bard.

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Best Alistar Items to Counter Bard

The most crucial items to use in your Alistar versus Bard build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better against Bard than with many other common item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 60.0% when countering Bard with this build.

Best Alistar Runes to Counter Bard

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Hextech Flashtraption Rune Hextech Flashtraption
Future's Market Rune Future's Market

To have the best likelihood of beating Bard as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Hextech Flashtraption, and Future's Market runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Alistar vs Bard matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.3% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the top Bard runes to fend off Alistar in order to help you realize how he will probably be setup against your champ.


1.7 | Alistar Bard | 2.5


5.9 | Alistar Bard | 5.1


12.6 | Alistar Bard | 14

Alistar vs Bard Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some valuable Alistar vs. Bard matchup statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is not as good as Bard’s KDA ratio of 3.2, demonstrating that Alistar may be less central to his team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Bard..

Alistar usually has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Bard. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Alistar vs Bard matchups, Alistar typically totals a similar number of minion kills than Bard. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. However, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually must have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to best the values displayed here to do well.

If you would like to see Alistar x Bard tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a a specific division rank, feel free to choose one from the selection menu displayed above. If viewing for the first time, the statistics and guides shown are calculated using all rounds run with these champs.

Num. Killing Sprees

0.28 | Alistar Bard | 0.52

Largest Multi-Kill

0.8 | Alistar Bard | 0.96

Damage Dealt

7,224 | Alistar Bard | 10,929

Damage Taken

20,910 | Alistar Bard | 15,558

Healing Done

7,368 | Alistar Bard | 4,657

Vision Score

47 | Alistar Bard | 59

Gold Earned

7,323 | Alistar Bard | 7,938

Minions Killed

33 | Alistar Bard | 22

Dragons Killed

0.03 | Alistar Bard | 0.05

Barons Killed

0.01 | Alistar Bard | 0.01


1.7 | Alistar Bard | 1.82


0.42 | Alistar Bard | 0.51

CC Duration (sec)

96 | Alistar Bard | 218

Experience Earned

9,505 | Alistar Bard | 10,404

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,432 Alistar vs Bard 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 Alistar 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.