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Bard vs Ivern

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Support Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Ivern as Bard

based on 242 Bard vs Ivern matchups
Win Rate
50 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
0.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Bard fought Ivern in 242 games. Having so many games with Bard versus Ivern gives us faith in our ability to provide informative data and a recommended build to obliterate Ivern. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Bard encounters Ivern in only 0.6% of his rounds.

Bard vs Ivern Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of beating Ivern. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Bard vs Ivern games, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood against Ivern.

Best Bard vs Ivern 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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E
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R

Guide to Countering Ivern as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Ivern

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 Ivern

Ivern can be deceptively slippery. Be careful chasing him too far.

Ivern's brush has a long duration. Watch out for ambushes!

Be careful when fighting Ivern alone if he has Daisy ready to help!

Bard vs Ivern Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50 %
VS
Win Rate
50 %
Ivern Image
2.3
< Kills >
2.4
5.1
< Deaths >
4.7
13
< Assists >
12.4
0.46
< Killing Sprees >
0.52
24
< Minions Killed >
20
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.1
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.5
2,146
< Physical Damage >
2,670
7,516
< Magic Damage >
5,625
814
< True Damage >
781
10,476
< Damage Dealt >
9,077
18,492
< Damage Taken >
15,553
8,108
< Gold Earned >
9,258
1.75
< Towers >
1.85
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.34
5,161
< Total Healing >
4,834
10,759
< Experience >
11,987
58
< Vision Score >
24
28
< Wards Placed >
7
251
< Time Dealing CC >
221

How to Counter Ivern with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here show some important Bard vs. Ivern counter stats that can help you grasp the differences between the pair. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ivern’s ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ivern..

Bard normally has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Ivern. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Ivern

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Ivern
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Ivern

Who is Better, Bard or Ivern?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Ivern, with a 50.0% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Ivern.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Ivern, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Ivernas 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 Ivern. This often 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 overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Ivern matchups, Ivern is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter for Ivern. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Ivern.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Ivern Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ivern as Bard, we analyzed 242 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 Ivern 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 Ivern during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically racks up a similar amount of CS as Ivern. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Bard versus Ivern build include 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 did much better versus Ivern than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 50.0% battling Ivern with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Ivern as Bard, you 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 combinations players chose for Bard vs Ivern LoL games, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Ivern as Bard are given for all ranked divisions. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.