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

Bard vs Garen

How to Beat Garen as Bard in LoL Garen is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Garen as Bard

based on 2,253 Bard vs Garen matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
3.02
Pick Rate
5.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League games every week. Within our dataset, Bard did battle with Garen 2253 times. Having so many matchups for Bard vs Garen provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare enlightening stats and a supported build to smash Garen. This particular matchup is somewhat uncommon. Bard has to counter Garen in only 5.9% of his rounds.

Bard vs Garen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of beating Garen. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of the time the champs face one another in. In Bard vs Garen matches, Bard’s side is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Garen.

Best Bard vs Garen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

Knight's VowRedemptionFrozen HeartAnathema's Chains

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 e
>
Last skill for Bard to max out w

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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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Garen as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Garen

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 Garen

Stack armor items to lower the large amount of physical damage that Garen deals out.

Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.

Try to run away from Garen as your health gets lower, as he can execute you quickly with Demacian Justice.

Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. If getting out of its radius isn't possible, move through allied minions to reduce damage taken.

Bard vs Garen Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Garen Image
2.7
< Kills >
6.5
5.4
< Deaths >
5.1
13.6
< Assists >
4.3
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.47
28
< Minions Killed >
179
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.63
2,407
< Physical Damage >
14,039
8,171
< Magic Damage >
260
923
< True Damage >
4,845
11,503
< Damage Dealt >
19,144
19,345
< Damage Taken >
29,355
8,505
< Gold Earned >
12,519
1.75
< Towers >
2.94
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,272
< Total Healing >
2,449
11,492
< Experience >
15,296
56
< Vision Score >
18
27
< Wards Placed >
8
263
< Time Dealing CC >
193

How to Counter Garen with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several important Bard against Garen matchup statistics that can help you grasp the differences between this pair of champions. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Garen’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Garen. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Bard often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Garen. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Garen

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Garen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Garen

Who is Better, Bard or Garen?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Garen, with a 49.2% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Garen.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Garen, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Garenas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Garen. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Garen. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Garen.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Garen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Garen as Bard, we analyzed 2,253 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 Garen 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 Garen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually picks up a lot less CS relative to Garen. Champions who typically don't take much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Bard versus Garen 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 a lot better against Garen than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 49.2% when countering Garen with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of coming out on top against Garen 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 combinations players picked for Bard vs Garen clashes, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Garen as Bard are displayed for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.