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

Bard vs Jarvan IV

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

How to Beat Jarvan IV as Bard

based on 569 Bard vs Jarvan IV matchups
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each week. Within our database, Bard did battle with Jarvan IV in 569 rounds. Including so many matchups for Bard versus Jarvan IV provides us faith in our capacity to produce useful statistics and a recommended build to destroy Jarvan IV. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Jarvan IV in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Bard vs Jarvan IV Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of countering Jarvan IV. Normally, he wins a whopping 52.7% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Bard versus Jarvan IV matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Jarvan IV.

Best Bard vs Jarvan IV 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

Chemtech PutrifierRedemption

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
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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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R

Guide to Countering Jarvan IV as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Jarvan IV

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 Jarvan IV

Cataclysm's terrain is a frightening force to fight against, but movement abilities can go through it.

Keep out of the path between Jarvan IV and his Demacian Standard to avoid being knocked up in the air.

Bard vs Jarvan IV Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Jarvan IV Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.2
5.3
< Deaths >
5.8
13.4
< Assists >
12.1
0.49
< Killing Sprees >
1.2
24
< Minions Killed >
41
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.24
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,162
< Physical Damage >
11,555
7,626
< Magic Damage >
1,737
955
< True Damage >
975
10,744
< Damage Dealt >
14,268
18,114
< Damage Taken >
27,563
8,177
< Gold Earned >
10,787
1.69
< Towers >
2.03
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.25
4,955
< Total Healing >
8,071
10,695
< Experience >
12,433
57
< Vision Score >
23
28
< Wards Placed >
6
242
< Time Dealing CC >
410

How to Counter Jarvan IV with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some vital Bard against Jarvan IV matchup statistics that can help you realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Jarvan IV’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Jarvan IV..

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Jarvan IV. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Jarvan IV

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Jarvan IV
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Jarvan IV

Who is Better, Bard or Jarvan IV?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when taking on Jarvan IV, with a 52.7% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a good counter for Jarvan IV.

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

Additionally, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Jarvan IV. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Jarvan IV 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 allies during late stage team fights.

Bard is an above average counter to Jarvan IV. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Jarvan IV.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Jarvan IV Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Jarvan IV as Bard, we analyzed 569 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 Jarvan IV 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 Jarvan IV during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often gets less CS compared to Jarvan IV. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Bard versus Jarvan IV build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Jarvan IV than with most other common builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 52.7% battling Jarvan IV with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Jarvan IV 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. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Bard vs Jarvan IV fights, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.7% win rate overall.

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