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

Bard vs Kennen

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

How to Beat Kennen as Bard

based on 305 Bard vs Kennen matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Kennen as Bard came out of an examination of 305 ranked rounds where both champions fought each other. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Kennen in only 1.0% of his matches.

Bard vs Kennen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of beating Kennen. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Bard vs Kennen games, Bard’s side is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Kennen.

Best Bard vs Kennen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

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 LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
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
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kennen as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Kennen

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 Kennen

Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.

Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.

Bard vs Kennen Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Kennen Image
2.8
< Kills >
5.3
5.7
< Deaths >
6.1
13.8
< Assists >
6.6
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
26
< Minions Killed >
158
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,261
< Physical Damage >
2,318
8,134
< Magic Damage >
18,809
798
< True Damage >
811
11,193
< Damage Dealt >
21,939
20,097
< Damage Taken >
21,822
8,531
< Gold Earned >
11,257
1.68
< Towers >
2.06
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,642
< Total Healing >
2,741
11,365
< Experience >
14,268
61
< Vision Score >
19
29
< Wards Placed >
9
249
< Time Dealing CC >
63

How to Counter Kennen with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several critical Bard versus Kennen matchup statistics that may help you realize the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kennen. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Kennen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Kennen

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Kennen

Who is Better, Bard or Kennen?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Kennen, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a poor counter to Kennen.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Kennen, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Kennenas his relative depth means 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Kennen. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Kennen matchups, Kennen is the better champ with a lower 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 somewhat poor counter to Kennen. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Bard against Kennen.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Kennen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kennen as Bard, we analyzed 305 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 Kennen 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 truly master Bard in order to counter Kennen 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 tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically accumulates a lot less CS relative to Kennen. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions 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 have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Bard versus Kennen build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Kennen than with most other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 48.5% when countering Kennen with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Kennen as Bard, Bard players should equip 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 combinations we have analyed for Bard vs Kennen face-offs, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.5% winrate overall.

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