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

Bard vs Annie

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

How to Beat Annie as Bard

based on 581 Bard vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our database, Bard fought Annie 581 times. Having so many matchups for Bard versus Annie gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to prepare useful stats and a pro build to wreck your foe. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Bard encounters Annie in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Bard vs Annie Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of countering Annie. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.6% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Bard versus Annie rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Annie.

Best Bard vs Annie 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

Bulwark of the MountainChemtech PutrifierRedemption

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 Adaptive Armor
Bard's passive ability p
Bard q ability q
Bard w ability w
Bard e ability e
Bard's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Annie as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Annie

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 Annie

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Bard vs Annie Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Annie Image
2.7
< Kills >
6
5.4
< Deaths >
5.9
13.5
< Assists >
7.8
0.57
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
27
< Minions Killed >
144
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.41
2,302
< Physical Damage >
885
8,056
< Magic Damage >
20,093
962
< True Damage >
1,356
11,322
< Damage Dealt >
22,334
19,624
< Damage Taken >
18,251
8,510
< Gold Earned >
10,768
1.69
< Towers >
1.82
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,293
< Total Healing >
1,384
11,373
< Experience >
13,337
57
< Vision Score >
20
27
< Wards Placed >
10
269
< Time Dealing CC >
208

How to Counter Annie with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some significant Bard vs. Annie matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Annie. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Annie. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Annie

Who is Better, Bard or Annie?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Annie, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a good counter to Annie.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Annie, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Annieas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Annie. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Annie matchups, Bard is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter to Annie. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Annie.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Bard, we analyzed 581 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 Annie 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Annie during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often accumulates a lot less CS compared to Annie. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Bard versus Annie 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 much better vs Annie than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 51.6% when playing against Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of crushing Annie 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. Of all the runes players used for Bard vs Annie clashes, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.6% win rate overall.

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