How to Win Bard vs Akshan Counter Matchup Bard is in the s tier of champions

Bard vs Akshan

How to Beat Akshan as Bard in LoL Akshan is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akshan as Bard

based on 831 Bard vs Akshan matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.95
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Akshan as Bard came out of an examination of 831 ranked games where both champs clashed against each other. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Bard fights Akshan in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Bard vs Akshan Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of beating Akshan. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of games the champions face each other in. In Bard against Akshan games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Akshan.

Best Bard vs Akshan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionDead Man's PlateChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
AttackSpeed Armor HealthScaling
Bard's passive ability p
Bard q ability q
Bard w ability w
Bard e ability e
Bard's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akshan as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Akshan

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.

Bard vs Akshan Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Akshan Image
2.6
< Kills >
7.7
5.6
< Deaths >
6.5
13.9
< Assists >
5.8
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.79
27
< Minions Killed >
164
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,301
< Physical Damage >
17,514
7,768
< Magic Damage >
2,777
881
< True Damage >
2,457
10,951
< Damage Dealt >
22,749
19,594
< Damage Taken >
20,795
8,389
< Gold Earned >
12,359
1.72
< Towers >
2.16
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,285
< Total Healing >
1,813
11,291
< Experience >
13,779
57
< Vision Score >
18
28
< Wards Placed >
8
260
< Time Dealing CC >
38

How to Counter Akshan with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here highlight some vital Bard vs. Akshan counter stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akshan’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Akshan. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Akshan. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Akshan

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Akshan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Akshan

Who is Better, Bard or Akshan?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Akshan, with a 50.7% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Akshan.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Akshan, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Bard into Akshanas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akshan. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Akshan matchups, Bard is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Bard is a decent counter for Akshan. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Akshan.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Akshan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akshan as Bard, we analyzed 831 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 Akshan as Bard 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

If you would like to truly master Bard to counter Akshan during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually racks up a lot less CS compared to Akshan. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to use in your Bard versus Akshan build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Akshan than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 50.7% when countering Akshan with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Akshan as Bard, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Bard vs Akshan counters, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.

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