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Bard vs Kalista

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How to Beat Kalista as Bard

based on 215 Bard vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
2.88
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. Within our database, Bard faced Kalista in 215 matches. With so many games with Bard versus Kalista provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to prepare actionable statistics and a recommended build to smash Kalista. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Bard encounters Kalista in only 0.9% of his rounds.

Bard vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Bard does a average job of countering Kalista. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Bard versus Kalista games, Bard’s team is 0.2% less probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Kalista.

Best Bard vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

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 LifeConditioningUnflinching
Domination Taste of BloodTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Armor MagicRes
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 Kalista as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Kalista

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 Kalista

Kalista's mobility is dependent upon attacking. This means it is low when she is outside of her attack range and that Attack Speed slows reduce the amount of distance she can cover in an engagement.

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

Kalista cannot cancel her basic attack wind up. While she is very mobile, this offers a window to land spells on her if you anticipate when she will begin attacking.

Bard vs Kalista Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Kalista Image
2.8
< Kills >
7.9
5.7
< Deaths >
6.4
13.6
< Assists >
6.2
0.61
< Killing Sprees >
1.87
26
< Minions Killed >
173
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.33
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.59
2,241
< Physical Damage >
15,931
7,014
< Magic Damage >
1,326
794
< True Damage >
771
10,050
< Damage Dealt >
18,029
16,612
< Damage Taken >
19,581
8,241
< Gold Earned >
12,698
1.67
< Towers >
2.59
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
4,616
< Total Healing >
2,235
10,705
< Experience >
12,282
56
< Vision Score >
20
28
< Wards Placed >
8
239
< Time Dealing CC >
189

How to Counter Kalista with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several strategic Bard versus Kalista counter stats that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kalista. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Kalista

Who is Better, Bard or Kalista?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Kalista, with a 50.2% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter for Kalista.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Kalista, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Kalistaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Kalista matchups, Bard is the better champ 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 decent counter for Kalista. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Kalista.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Bard, we analyzed 215 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 Kalista 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 Kalista 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 shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average picks up a lot less CS relative to Kalista. Champions who on average don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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 a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Bard versus Kalista build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Kalista than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 50.2% when playing against Kalista with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Kalista as Bard, you should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, Unflinching, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Bard vs Kalista counterpicks, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.2% winrate overall.

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