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

Bard vs Karma

How to Beat Karma as Bard in LoL Karma is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage Support

How to Beat Karma as Bard

based on 1,111 Bard vs Karma matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
3.08
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches every week. In our dataset, Bard fought Karma in 1111 games. With so many matchups for Bard versus Karma gives us confidence in our ability to produce actionable data and a recommended build to wreck your foe. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Bard has to counter Karma in only 2.9% of his games.

Bard vs Karma Matchup Summary

Bard has done a decent job of beating Karma. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.6% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Bard vs Karma rounds, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Karma.

Best Bard vs Karma Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartRedemptionBulwark of the MountainChemtech Putrifier

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 Armor HealthScaling
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
8
W
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Q
10
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 Karma as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Karma

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 Karma

Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.

Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.

Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards.

Bard vs Karma Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Karma Image
2.4
< Kills >
2.3
5.1
< Deaths >
5.5
13.3
< Assists >
12.4
0.48
< Killing Sprees >
0.43
24
< Minions Killed >
42
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.51
2,163
< Physical Damage >
1,029
7,598
< Magic Damage >
10,834
888
< True Damage >
738
10,650
< Damage Dealt >
12,602
18,804
< Damage Taken >
17,293
8,186
< Gold Earned >
8,397
1.75
< Towers >
1.97
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,404
< Total Healing >
2,764
10,948
< Experience >
10,692
60
< Vision Score >
50
29
< Wards Placed >
23
242
< Time Dealing CC >
211

How to Counter Karma with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore some vital Bard versus Karma counter stats that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Karma’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Karma..

Bard usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Karma. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Karma

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Karma
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Karma

Who is Better, Bard or Karma?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Karma, with a 51.6% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a good counter for Karma.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Karma, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Karmaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Karma. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Karma matchups, Bard is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter to Karma. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Karma.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Karma Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karma as Bard, we analyzed 1,111 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 Karma 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 Karma during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up less CS relative to Karma. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly 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 do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Bard versus Karma build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs Karma than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 51.6% when countering Karma with this counter build.

To have the best chance of beating Karma as Bard, Bard players should use 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 sets that we analyzed for Bard vs Karma fights, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 51.6% winrate overall.

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