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Bard vs Alistar

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Support Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Bard

based on 493 Bard vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
3.31
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Alistar as Bard resulted from an examination of 493 ranked matches where both champs faced one another. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Bard has to counter Alistar in only 1.3% of his rounds.

Bard vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of countering Alistar. On average, he wins a terrific 52.1% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Bard against Alistar matches, Bard’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Alistar.

Best Bard vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech 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
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R

Guide to Countering Alistar as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Alistar

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.

Advice to Win Against Alistar

When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.

Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.

Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.

Bard vs Alistar Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Alistar Image
2.7
< Kills >
1.7
5.1
< Deaths >
6.2
14.2
< Assists >
12.7
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
0.25
24
< Minions Killed >
36
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.46
2,655
< Physical Damage >
1,144
8,595
< Magic Damage >
6,033
915
< True Damage >
819
12,167
< Damage Dealt >
7,997
18,104
< Damage Taken >
23,713
8,252
< Gold Earned >
7,582
1.8
< Towers >
1.74
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0
4,988
< Total Healing >
7,851
10,857
< Experience >
10,037
58
< Vision Score >
46
28
< Wards Placed >
22
250
< Time Dealing CC >
142

How to Counter Alistar with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here show some important Bard versus Alistar counter statistics that may help us understand the differences between this pair of champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Alistar..

Bard normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives less damage than Alistar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Alistar

Who is Better, Bard or Alistar?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Alistar, with a 52.1% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter to Alistar.

While Bard does have a higher win rate compared to Alistar, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Alistaras his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Alistar. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Alistar matchups, Bard is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Bard is a good counter for Alistar. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Alistar.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Bard, we analyzed 493 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 Alistar 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Alistar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often racks up less CS relative to Alistar. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Alistar build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when fighting Alistar than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 52.1% when playing against Alistar with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Alistar as Bard, Bard players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Bard vs Alistar battles, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.1% winrate overall.

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