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

Bard vs Gragas

How to Beat Gragas as Bard in LoL Gragas is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Mage

How to Beat Gragas as Bard

based on 693 Bard vs Gragas matchups
Win Rate
56 %
K/D/A
3.19
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Gragas as Bard came out of an examination of 693 ranked rounds where both champions battled one another. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Bard has to counter Gragas in only 1.8% of his rounds.

Bard vs Gragas Matchup Summary

Bard has done a great job of countering Gragas. Typically, he wins a terrific 56.0% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Bard vs Gragas games, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Gragas.

Best Bard vs Gragas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariKnight's VowShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierDead 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
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 Gragas as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Gragas

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 Gragas

Gragas can knock everybody away with his ultimate. Be careful that you don't get knocked into him or, worse, an enemy tower.

Body Slam is on a very low cooldown, making it difficult to pursue Gragas. Don't overextend yourself chasing him.

Bard vs Gragas Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
56 %
VS
Win Rate
44 %
Gragas Image
2.7
< Kills >
4.7
5.2
< Deaths >
5.4
13.9
< Assists >
7.1
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.08
25
< Minions Killed >
124
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.33
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.35
2,387
< Physical Damage >
1,494
8,227
< Magic Damage >
16,878
887
< True Damage >
923
11,503
< Damage Dealt >
19,295
19,048
< Damage Taken >
27,974
8,320
< Gold Earned >
10,604
1.82
< Towers >
1.34
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
5,413
< Total Healing >
10,040
10,996
< Experience >
13,279
59
< Vision Score >
20
28
< Wards Placed >
8
249
< Time Dealing CC >
378

How to Counter Gragas with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some valuable Bard against Gragas matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gragas’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gragas. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Gragas. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Gragas

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Gragas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Gragas

Who is Better, Bard or Gragas?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Gragas, with a 56.0% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a fantastic counter to Gragas.

While Bard does have a much higher win rate compared to Gragas, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Gragasas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gragas. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Gragas matchups, Bard is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Bard is a great counter to Gragas. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Gragas.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Gragas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gragas as Bard, we analyzed 693 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 Gragas 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 to counter Gragas during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often accumulates a lot less CS as Gragas. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS 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 skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Bard versus Gragas build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Gragas than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 56.0% when countering Gragas with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Gragas 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. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Bard vs Gragas face-offs, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 56.0% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Gragas as Bard are shown for all ranked divisions combined. To narrow the stats and builds to an individual division, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.