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Bard vs Caitlyn

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How to Beat Caitlyn as Bard

based on 2,163 Bard vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
5.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Caitlyn as Bard came out of an evaluation of 2163 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This matchup is fairly uncommon. Bard is forced to battle against Caitlyn in only 5.6% of his games.

Bard vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Bard has done a ok job of beating Caitlyn. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Bard against Caitlyn rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Caitlyn.

Best Bard vs Caitlyn 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 SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Anathema's ChainsRedemptionFrozen HeartKnight's Vow

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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
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 Caitlyn as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Caitlyn

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 Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Bard vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Caitlyn Image
2.6
< Kills >
6.6
5.4
< Deaths >
5.8
13.1
< Assists >
6.7
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
27
< Minions Killed >
175
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.58
2,255
< Physical Damage >
18,426
7,971
< Magic Damage >
1,454
911
< True Damage >
954
11,138
< Damage Dealt >
20,835
19,386
< Damage Taken >
18,888
8,314
< Gold Earned >
12,125
1.63
< Towers >
2.8
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,284
< Total Healing >
3,235
11,199
< Experience >
12,525
55
< Vision Score >
19
27
< Wards Placed >
9
247
< Time Dealing CC >
76

How to Counter Caitlyn with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several important Bard versus Caitlyn matchup stats that can help you figure out the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Caitlyn’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Caitlyn. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Caitlyn. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Bard or Caitlyn?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Caitlyn, with a 50.7% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Caitlyn.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Caitlyn, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Caitlynas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing 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 Caitlyn matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar 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 decent counter to Caitlyn. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Bard, we analyzed 2,163 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 Caitlyn 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 Caitlyn during both the laning 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 pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often gets a lot less CS relative to Caitlyn. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Bard versus Caitlyn build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs. Caitlyn than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 50.7% battling Caitlyn with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Caitlyn 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. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Bard vs Caitlyn face-offs, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.

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