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

Bard vs Azir

How to Beat Azir as Bard in LoL Azir is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage Marksman

How to Beat Azir as Bard

based on 226 Bard vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
54.4 %
K/D/A
3.09
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Azir as Bard came out of an examination of 226 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This pairing is somewhat rare. Bard encounters Azir in only 1.0% of his games.

Bard vs Azir Matchup Summary

Bard has done a great job of beating Azir. Typically, he wins a terrific 54.4% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Bard against Azir games, Bard’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Azir.

Best Bard vs Azir 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

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
10
W
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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 Azir as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Azir

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

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

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 Azir

Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.

Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.

Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.

Bard vs Azir Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
54.4 %
VS
Win Rate
45.6 %
Azir Image
2.9
< Kills >
5.7
5.6
< Deaths >
6.3
14.4
< Assists >
6.4
0.6
< Killing Sprees >
1.27
25
< Minions Killed >
177
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.44
2,190
< Physical Damage >
1,102
7,476
< Magic Damage >
18,468
852
< True Damage >
856
10,519
< Damage Dealt >
20,426
18,421
< Damage Taken >
19,601
8,597
< Gold Earned >
11,552
2.15
< Towers >
1.89
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,993
< Total Healing >
1,346
11,478
< Experience >
14,341
61
< Vision Score >
19
29
< Wards Placed >
9
241
< Time Dealing CC >
187

How to Counter Azir with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some important Bard against Azir matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Azir’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Azir. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Azir

Who is Better, Bard or Azir?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Azir, with a 54.4% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a great counter for Azir.

While Bard does have a much higher win rate than Azir, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Aziras his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

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

Bard is a great counter to Azir. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Azir.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Azir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Azir as Bard, we analyzed 226 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 Azir 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 Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up a lot less CS relative to Azir. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Bard versus Azir build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Azir than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 54.4% when playing against Azir with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Azir as Bard, you 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 rune combinations players used for Bard vs Azir counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 54.4% winrate overall.

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