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

Bard vs Hecarim

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

How to Beat Hecarim as Bard

based on 502 Bard vs Hecarim matchups
Win Rate
53.2 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Hecarim as Bard came out of an analysis of 502 ranked rounds where both champions fought each other. This particular champion pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Hecarim in only 1.6% of his matches.

Bard vs Hecarim Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of beating Hecarim. On average, he wins a terrific 53.2% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Bard versus Hecarim matches, Bard’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Hecarim.

Best Bard vs Hecarim 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

RedemptionDead Man's Plate

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 MagicRes 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
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Hecarim as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Hecarim

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

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 Hecarim

Hecarim's ultimate causes opponents to flee in terror. Spread out to reduce his power in fights.

Hecarim gains life from nearby enemies with Spirit of Dread but lacks durability, use burst damage.

Bard vs Hecarim Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.2 %
VS
Win Rate
46.8 %
Hecarim Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.8
5.4
< Deaths >
5.8
13.7
< Assists >
8.2
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.59
25
< Minions Killed >
34
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.4
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.39
2,361
< Physical Damage >
13,275
8,113
< Magic Damage >
2,724
1,010
< True Damage >
1,387
11,485
< Damage Dealt >
17,387
18,815
< Damage Taken >
36,822
8,349
< Gold Earned >
11,627
1.85
< Towers >
1.29
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.34
5,152
< Total Healing >
15,409
11,104
< Experience >
13,379
60
< Vision Score >
19
29
< Wards Placed >
4
252
< Time Dealing CC >
239

How to Counter Hecarim with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some significant Bard versus Hecarim counter stats that can help you figure out the distinctions between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Hecarim’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Hecarim. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes less damage than Hecarim. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Hecarim

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Hecarim
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Hecarim

Who is Better, Bard or Hecarim?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Hecarim, with a 53.2% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a great counter to Hecarim.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Hecarim, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to learn. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Hecarimas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Hecarim. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, 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 Hecarim 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 teammates during teamfights.

Bard is a great counter for Hecarim. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Hecarim.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Hecarim Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Hecarim as Bard, we analyzed 502 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 Hecarim 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 Hecarim during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a similar amount of CS as Hecarim. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Bard versus Hecarim build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Hecarim than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 53.2% battling Hecarim with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of crushing Hecarim as Bard, Bard players 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 sets we have analyed for Bard vs Hecarim counterpicks, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.2% win rate overall.

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