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

Bard vs Kayn

How to Beat Kayn as Bard in LoL Kayn is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
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How to Beat Kayn as Bard

based on 2,479 Bard vs Kayn matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
3.04
Pick Rate
6.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our data, Bard engaged Kayn in 2479 rounds. Including so many matchups for Bard vs Kayn gives us a lot of faith in our capability to prepare useful stats and a recommended build to crush your enemy. This champ pairing is somewhat uncommon. Bard encounters Kayn in only 6.5% of his rounds.

Bard vs Kayn Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of countering Kayn. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Bard versus Kayn matches, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Kayn.

Best Bard vs Kayn 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

Anathema's ChainsKnight's VowFrozen HeartRedemption

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 Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
AttackSpeed Armor 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
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Q
8
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 Kayn as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Kayn

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 Kayn

When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.

Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.

Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.

Bard vs Kayn Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Kayn Image
2.7
< Kills >
7
5.5
< Deaths >
6.2
14
< Assists >
7.6
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.59
26
< Minions Killed >
42
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.35
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.4
2,467
< Physical Damage >
18,544
8,393
< Magic Damage >
451
1,087
< True Damage >
1,326
11,948
< Damage Dealt >
20,321
19,585
< Damage Taken >
36,893
8,483
< Gold Earned >
12,137
1.75
< Towers >
1.33
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
5,507
< Total Healing >
16,086
11,346
< Experience >
13,752
58
< Vision Score >
20
28
< Wards Placed >
5
252
< Time Dealing CC >
288

How to Counter Kayn with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here show some vital Bard against Kayn matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kayn. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes less damage than Kayn. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Kayn

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Kayn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Kayn

Who is Better, Bard or Kayn?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Kayn, with a 50.7% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Kayn.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Kayn, when facing one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Kaynas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Kayn matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Bard is a decent counter to Kayn. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Kayn.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Kayn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayn as Bard, we analyzed 2,479 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 Kayn 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 Kayn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up less CS as Kayn. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Bard versus Kayn build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Kayn than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 50.7% when countering Kayn with this build.

To have the best likelihood of beating Kayn as Bard, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Bard vs Kayn counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.7% win rate overall.

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