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Bard vs Gangplank

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Support Mage
Fighter

How to Beat Gangplank as Bard

based on 1,597 Bard vs Gangplank matchups
Win Rate
51.2 %
K/D/A
2.96
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League rounds every week. Within our data, Bard faced Gangplank 1597 times. Having so many games with Bard vs Gangplank gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide useful stats and a supported build to smash your opposition. This counter pairing is relatively uncommon. Bard is forced to battle against Gangplank in only 4.2% of his matches.

Bard vs Gangplank Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of beating Gangplank. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.2% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Bard vs Gangplank matches, Bard’s side is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Gangplank.

Best Bard vs Gangplank Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBoots of Swiftness

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartRedemptionKnight's VowBulwark 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 LifeConditioningUnflinching
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
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W
3
E
4
Q
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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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R

Guide to Countering Gangplank as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Gangplank

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 Gangplank

Once Gangplank reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, Cannon Barrage!

Parrrley deals a high amount of physical damage. Items that grant Armor can help if an enemy Gangplank is doing well.

Bard vs Gangplank Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.2 %
VS
Win Rate
48.8 %
Gangplank Image
2.7
< Kills >
6.4
5.6
< Deaths >
6.2
13.9
< Assists >
6.3
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.46
25
< Minions Killed >
189
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.45
2,287
< Physical Damage >
16,358
8,124
< Magic Damage >
3,737
900
< True Damage >
4,382
11,312
< Damage Dealt >
24,479
20,227
< Damage Taken >
24,461
8,540
< Gold Earned >
13,822
1.72
< Towers >
2.09
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
5,716
< Total Healing >
5,377
11,543
< Experience >
15,167
61
< Vision Score >
18
29
< Wards Placed >
8
252
< Time Dealing CC >
276

How to Counter Gangplank with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show some significant Bard against Gangplank matchup statistics that may help you explain the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Gangplank’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Gangplank. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes less damage than Gangplank. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Gangplank

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Gangplank
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Gangplank

Who is Better, Bard or Gangplank?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Gangplank, with a 51.2% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a good counter to Gangplank.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Gangplank, when facing one another, Bard also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Gangplankas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gangplank. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Gangplank matchups, Bard is the better champion with a higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Bard is a decent counter for Gangplank. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Gangplank.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Gangplank Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gangplank as Bard, we analyzed 1,597 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 Gangplank 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 Gangplank 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 listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average accumulates a lot less CS relative to Gangplank. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Bard versus Gangplank build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better against Gangplank than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 51.2% when playing against Gangplank with this build.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Gangplank as Bard, Bard players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, 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 Gangplank counters, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.2% winrate overall.

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