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Bard vs Darius

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Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Darius as Bard

based on 2,165 Bard vs Darius matchups
Win Rate
49.7 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
5.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked LoL matches each week. Within our data, Bard faced off against Darius in 2165 matches. Including so many games with Bard vs Darius provides us confidence in our ability to prepare actionable stats and a supported build to obliterate Darius. This particular champ matchup is relatively uncommon. Bard has to counter Darius in only 5.6% of his games.

Bard vs Darius Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of beating Darius. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.7% of the time the champs battle each other in. In Bard against Darius games, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Darius.

Best Bard vs Darius Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Knight's VowDead Man's PlateRedemptionBulwark 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
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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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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Darius as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Darius

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 Darius

Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.

Bard vs Darius Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.7 %
VS
Win Rate
50.3 %
Darius Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.7
5.4
< Deaths >
5.9
13.2
< Assists >
4.3
0.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
26
< Minions Killed >
167
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,231
< Physical Damage >
15,126
7,795
< Magic Damage >
154
993
< True Damage >
3,856
11,020
< Damage Dealt >
19,137
18,720
< Damage Taken >
28,222
8,225
< Gold Earned >
11,893
1.68
< Towers >
2.38
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
4,975
< Total Healing >
5,787
10,952
< Experience >
14,134
57
< Vision Score >
17
27
< Wards Placed >
8
242
< Time Dealing CC >
163

How to Counter Darius with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several vital Bard vs. Darius counter stats that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Darius’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Darius. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes less damage than Darius. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Darius

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Darius
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Darius

Who is Better, Bard or Darius?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Darius, with a 49.7% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter for Darius.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Darius, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Dariusas his relative depth means 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 Darius. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Darius matchups, Darius is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Darius. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Darius.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Darius Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Darius as Bard, we analyzed 2,165 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 Darius 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 Darius during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should 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 Darius. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, 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 case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Bard versus Darius build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better against Darius than with most other typical builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 49.7% battling Darius with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Darius as Bard, Bard players should equip 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 sets that we analyzed for Bard vs Darius clashes, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.7% win rate overall.

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