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.
Try to engage him in short bursts instead of going toe-to-toe with him. Preventing him from attacking consecutively drastically lowers his damage output.
Jax can dodge all incoming attacks for a very short amount of time and stuns enemies in melee range when it ends. Wait to strike him until after his dodge is finished.
The stats shown on this page highlight some vital Bard vs. Jax counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Jax’s ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Jax. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.
Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Jax. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when taking on Jax, with a 49.1% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Jax.
While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Jax, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Jaxas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Jax. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Jax matchups, Jax is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Jax. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Jax.
To truly master Bard in order to counter Jax 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 listen to the build and tips displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard typically racks up a lot less CS compared to Jax. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Bard versus Jax build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Jax than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 49.1% battling Jax with these items in his kit.
To have the best probability of beating Jax 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 Jax fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.1% winrate overall.
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