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Bard vs Heimerdinger

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Bard in LoL Heimerdinger is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage Support

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Bard

based on 302 Bard vs Heimerdinger matchups
Win Rate
52.6 %
K/D/A
2.95
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our data, Bard faced Heimerdinger 302 times. Having so many matchups for Bard vs Heimerdinger provides us faith in our capacity to prepare enlightening stats and a pro build to annihilate Heimerdinger. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Bard fights Heimerdinger in only 1.0% of his games.

Bard vs Heimerdinger Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of beating Heimerdinger. Normally, he wins a whopping 52.6% of the time the champs battle one another in. In Bard vs Heimerdinger rounds, Bard’s side is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Heimerdinger.

Best Bard vs Heimerdinger Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
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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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Heimerdinger as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Heimerdinger

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 Heimerdinger

Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!

It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.

Bard vs Heimerdinger Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.6 %
VS
Win Rate
47.4 %
Heimerdinger Image
3
< Kills >
4.8
5.5
< Deaths >
6.7
13.2
< Assists >
6.8
0.65
< Killing Sprees >
1.12
30
< Minions Killed >
153
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.54
2,427
< Physical Damage >
882
8,392
< Magic Damage >
25,020
986
< True Damage >
959
11,805
< Damage Dealt >
26,861
21,096
< Damage Taken >
19,843
8,856
< Gold Earned >
11,152
1.68
< Towers >
2.15
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.12
6,044
< Total Healing >
1,614
12,002
< Experience >
14,147
56
< Vision Score >
22
26
< Wards Placed >
11
336
< Time Dealing CC >
234

How to Counter Heimerdinger with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some influential Bard vs. Heimerdinger counter stats that can help you interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Heimerdinger. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Heimerdinger. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Heimerdinger

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Heimerdinger
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Heimerdinger

Who is Better, Bard or Heimerdinger?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when playing against Heimerdinger, with a 52.6% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter to Heimerdinger.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Heimerdinger, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Heimerdingeras his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Heimerdinger 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 allies during team fights.

Bard is a good counter to Heimerdinger. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Bard against Heimerdinger.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Heimerdinger Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Heimerdinger as Bard, we analyzed 302 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 Heimerdinger 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Heimerdinger during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often racks up a lot less CS as Heimerdinger. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Bard versus Heimerdinger build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs. Heimerdinger than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 52.6% when playing against Heimerdinger with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Heimerdinger as Bard, Bard players should use 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 builds that we analyzed for Bard vs Heimerdinger LoL games, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.6% winrate overall.

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