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

Bard vs Fiddlesticks

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

How to Beat Fiddlesticks as Bard

based on 1,599 Bard vs Fiddlesticks matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.89
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Fiddlesticks as Bard resulted from an evaluation of 1599 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This matchup is relatively uncommon. Bard is forced to battle against Fiddlesticks in only 4.2% of his games.

Bard vs Fiddlesticks Matchup Summary

Bard does a average job of beating Fiddlesticks. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of games the champions face off with each other in. In Bard versus Fiddlesticks rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Fiddlesticks.

Best Bard vs Fiddlesticks Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Mikael's BlessingRedemptionChemtech PutrifierForce of Nature

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
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Fiddlesticks as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Fiddlesticks

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.

Bard vs Fiddlesticks Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Fiddlesticks Image
2.6
< Kills >
5.9
5.6
< Deaths >
5.9
13.6
< Assists >
9.4
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.36
27
< Minions Killed >
39
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
1.28
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.38
2,263
< Physical Damage >
316
8,313
< Magic Damage >
18,418
910
< True Damage >
1,541
11,488
< Damage Dealt >
20,276
20,368
< Damage Taken >
30,653
8,521
< Gold Earned >
11,375
1.6
< Towers >
1.28
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
5,600
< Total Healing >
13,466
11,519
< Experience >
13,154
61
< Vision Score >
50
30
< Wards Placed >
5
252
< Time Dealing CC >
724

How to Counter Fiddlesticks with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several valuable Bard vs. Fiddlesticks matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences between this pair of champs. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Fiddlesticks’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Fiddlesticks. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives less damage than Fiddlesticks. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Fiddlesticks

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Fiddlesticks
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Fiddlesticks

Who is Better, Bard or Fiddlesticks?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Fiddlesticks, with a 49.5% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter for Fiddlesticks.

While Bard does have a lower winrate than Fiddlesticks, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Fiddlesticksas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Fiddlesticks. 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 in League of Legends, in Bard vs Fiddlesticks matchups, Fiddlesticks is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Fiddlesticks. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Fiddlesticks.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Fiddlesticks Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Fiddlesticks as Bard, we analyzed 1,599 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 Fiddlesticks 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Fiddlesticks during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a similar amount of CS as Fiddlesticks. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They 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 require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Bard versus Fiddlesticks build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better against Fiddlesticks than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 49.5% battling Fiddlesticks with this build.

To have the best likelihood of beating Fiddlesticks 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 runes players picked for Bard vs Fiddlesticks LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.5% win rate overall.

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