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.
Jhin places invisible traps around the map. Watch where you step!
Deadly Flourish only roots those hit by one of Jhin's basic attacks, traps, or allies within the last 4 seconds.
Jhin's attacks are quite potent, but he runs out of ammo after the 4th shot. Use this window to jump him and burst him down.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several important Bard versus Jhin matchup stats that may help us explain the differences between the two. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Jhin’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Jhin. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.
Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Jhin. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when taking on Jhin, with a 48.9% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a poor counter to Jhin.
While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Jhin, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Jhinas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Jhin. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Jhin matchups, Jhin is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Jhin. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Jhin.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Jhin during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard most often picks up a lot less CS compared to Jhin. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot 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 on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Bard versus Jhin build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Redemption, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Jhin than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 48.9% when playing against Jhin with this counter build.
To have the best probability of defeating Jhin as Bard, Bard players should use the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Bard vs Jhin counter picks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.9% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Jhin as Bard are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.