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Bard vs Kayle

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Support Mage
Fighter Support

How to Beat Kayle as Bard

based on 1,267 Bard vs Kayle matchups
Win Rate
53.4 %
K/D/A
3.26
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Kayle as Bard came out of an analysis of 1267 ranked rounds where both champs battled one another. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Bard has to counter Kayle in only 3.3% of his matches.

Bard vs Kayle Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of countering Kayle. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.4% of the time the champs battle one another in. In Bard against Kayle games, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Kayle.

Best Bard vs Kayle 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 SolariKnight's VowShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateFrozen HeartBulwark 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
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
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
7
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 Kayle as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Kayle

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 Kayle

Kayle starts the game as a weaker melee champion. Try to put her behind before she ascends to her ranged form.

Divine Judgment only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous.

Kayle is usually a fragile target. If you see her ultimate cast on an ally, switch to attacking her.

Bard vs Kayle Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.4 %
VS
Win Rate
46.6 %
Kayle Image
2.7
< Kills >
5
5
< Deaths >
5.6
13.6
< Assists >
5.6
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.14
27
< Minions Killed >
191
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.61
< Inhibitors >
0.53
2,317
< Physical Damage >
5,442
8,056
< Magic Damage >
12,494
867
< True Damage >
1,465
11,240
< Damage Dealt >
19,401
18,630
< Damage Taken >
23,153
8,481
< Gold Earned >
12,236
1.99
< Towers >
2.55
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,455
< Total Healing >
5,774
11,312
< Experience >
15,047
57
< Vision Score >
18
27
< Wards Placed >
8
253
< Time Dealing CC >
221

How to Counter Kayle with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some vital Bard against Kayle matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kayle’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayle. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Kayle. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Kayle

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Kayle
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Kayle

Who is Better, Bard or Kayle?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Kayle, with a 53.4% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a great counter to Kayle.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Kayle, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Kayleas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

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

Bard is a great counter to Kayle. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Kayle.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Kayle Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayle as Bard, we analyzed 1,267 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 Kayle 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Kayle during both the lane 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 pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically accumulates a lot less CS compared to Kayle. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to have in your Bard versus Kayle build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Kayle than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 53.4% when countering Kayle with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Kayle 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 Kayle matchups, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 53.4% winrate overall.

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