Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.
Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.
Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Golem buff whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.
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 stats shown on this page underscore several valuable Amumu versus Bard counter stats that can help us distinguish the distinctions between the two. For instance, Amumu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Amumu may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Bard..
Amumu usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives more damage than Bard. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Amumu usually fairs equally well when playing against Bard, with a 50.6% win rate. As a result, Amumu makes an ok counter for Bard.
While Amumu does have a higher win rate compared to Bard, when facing one another, Amumu also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Amumu into Bard.
Moreover, Amumu also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Amumu vs Bard matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Amumu is a decent counter to Bard. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Amumu against Bard.
If you would like to truly master Amumu in order to counter Bard during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Amumu most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Bard. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Amumu versus Bard build include Sunfire Aegis, Force of Nature, and Demonic Embrace. When Amumu included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better countering Bard than with most other typical builds. In fact, Amumu had an average win rate of 50.6% when playing against Bard with these items in his kit.
To have the best probability of beating Bard as Amumu, Amumu players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Amumu vs Bard fights, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.6% win rate overall.
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