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Bard vs Katarina

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Support Mage
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Bard

based on 1,270 Bard vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
51.1 %
K/D/A
2.79
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League games that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Katarina as Bard resulted from an examination of 1270 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Bard encounters Katarina in only 3.3% of his games.

Bard vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of beating Katarina. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.1% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Bard vs Katarina matches, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Katarina.

Best Bard vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the MountainFrozen Heart

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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Katarina

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 Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Bard vs Katarina Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.1 %
VS
Win Rate
48.9 %
Katarina Image
2.4
< Kills >
8.9
5.7
< Deaths >
6.3
13.5
< Assists >
5.8
0.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.92
26
< Minions Killed >
150
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.36
2,303
< Physical Damage >
2,881
7,703
< Magic Damage >
18,589
864
< True Damage >
1,427
10,871
< Damage Dealt >
22,897
18,856
< Damage Taken >
24,554
8,229
< Gold Earned >
11,984
1.72
< Towers >
1.43
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,888
< Total Healing >
2,967
10,979
< Experience >
13,369
56
< Vision Score >
16
27
< Wards Placed >
7
240
< Time Dealing CC >
23

How to Counter Katarina with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several valuable Bard versus Katarina counter statistics that can help you grasp the distinctions between this set of champs. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Katarina’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Katarina. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Katarina. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Katarina

Who is Better, Bard or Katarina?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when playing against Katarina, with a 51.1% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter for Katarina.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Katarina, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Katarinaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

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

Bard is a decent counter for Katarina. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Katarina.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Bard, we analyzed 1,270 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 Katarina 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 Katarina during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually accumulates a lot less CS compared to Katarina. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Bard versus Katarina build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Katarina than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 51.1% when countering Katarina with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Katarina as Bard, you should use 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 sets players chose for Bard vs Katarina matchups, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.1% winrate overall.

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