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

Bard vs Gwen

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

How to Beat Gwen as Bard

based on 854 Bard vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
52.2 %
K/D/A
3.16
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Gwen as Bard came out of an examination of 854 ranked matches where both champs battled each other. This pairing is fairly rare. Bard is forced to battle against Gwen in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Bard vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of countering Gwen. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.2% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Bard against Gwen games, Bard’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Bard vs Gwen 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 SolariChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateBulwark of the MountainRedemption

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 Adaptive Armor
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 Gwen as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Gwen

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 Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Bard vs Gwen Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.2 %
VS
Win Rate
47.8 %
Gwen Image
2.6
< Kills >
5.6
5.1
< Deaths >
5.8
13.5
< Assists >
4.5
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
25
< Minions Killed >
164
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.52
2,304
< Physical Damage >
2,914
7,838
< Magic Damage >
12,442
873
< True Damage >
5,851
11,017
< Damage Dealt >
21,208
18,388
< Damage Taken >
28,616
8,208
< Gold Earned >
11,589
1.67
< Towers >
2.46
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,164
< Total Healing >
5,574
11,007
< Experience >
14,278
57
< Vision Score >
16
27
< Wards Placed >
8
235
< Time Dealing CC >
109

How to Counter Gwen with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several vital Bard versus Gwen counter stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Gwen. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Gwen. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Gwen

Who is Better, Bard or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Gwen, with a 52.2% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter for Gwen.

While Bard does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Gwenas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Gwen matchups, Bard is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Bard is an above average counter for Gwen. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Gwen.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Bard, we analyzed 854 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 Gwen 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 Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually gets a lot less CS compared to Gwen. Champions who on average don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Gwen build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Gwen than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 52.2% when countering Gwen with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Gwen 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. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Bard vs Gwen counters, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.2% winrate overall.

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