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

Bard vs Anivia

How to Beat Anivia as Bard in LoL Anivia is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage Support

How to Beat Anivia as Bard

based on 719 Bard vs Anivia matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Anivia as Bard came out of an examination of 719 ranked games where both champions fought each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Bard has to counter Anivia in only 1.9% of his rounds.

Bard vs Anivia Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a dismal job of countering Anivia. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Bard against Anivia games, Bard’s side is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Anivia.

Best Bard vs Anivia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionChemtech 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
11
R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Anivia as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Anivia

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 Anivia

If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily.

Try to gank Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure that her egg dies.

Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize.

Bard vs Anivia Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Anivia Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.4
5.2
< Deaths >
5.1
13.1
< Assists >
7.5
0.5
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
26
< Minions Killed >
156
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.52
2,346
< Physical Damage >
1,101
8,193
< Magic Damage >
17,031
886
< True Damage >
1,425
11,426
< Damage Dealt >
19,558
19,085
< Damage Taken >
23,610
8,267
< Gold Earned >
11,126
1.64
< Towers >
2.05
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,292
< Total Healing >
2,194
11,080
< Experience >
13,824
58
< Vision Score >
23
28
< Wards Placed >
11
253
< Time Dealing CC >
966

How to Counter Anivia with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several important Bard against Anivia matchup stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Anivia’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Anivia. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives less damage than Anivia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Anivia

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Anivia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Anivia

Who is Better, Bard or Anivia?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually loses when trying to fight Anivia, with a 48.5% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a poor counter to Anivia.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Anivia, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Aniviaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Anivia matchups, Anivia is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Anivia. Focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Anivia.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Anivia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Anivia as Bard, we analyzed 719 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 Anivia 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

To truly master Bard in order to counter Anivia during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often picks up a lot less CS as Anivia. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. 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, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Anivia build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Anivia than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 48.5% when countering Anivia with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Anivia 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. Out of all the rune sets players used for Bard vs Anivia counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% winrate overall.

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