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

Bard vs Malphite

How to Beat Malphite as Bard in LoL Malphite is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Malphite as Bard

based on 698 Bard vs Malphite matchups
Win Rate
53.2 %
K/D/A
3.13
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our data, Bard engaged Malphite 698 times. With so many games with Bard versus Malphite gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide useful stats and a pro build to defeat Malphite. This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Bard fights Malphite in only 1.8% of his matches.

Bard vs Malphite Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of beating Malphite. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.2% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Bard vs Malphite rounds, Bard’s side is 0.1% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Malphite.

Best Bard vs Malphite Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionForce of NatureChemtech 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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malphite as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Malphite

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 Malphite

Malphite is one of a couple tanks who are capable of jungling. Watch out if he gets Smite.

If you're a physical damage character stay behind your allies when fighting Malphite. Ground Slam can significantly reduce your damage output.

Bard vs Malphite Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.2 %
VS
Win Rate
46.8 %
Malphite Image
2.8
< Kills >
4.4
5.4
< Deaths >
5.4
14.1
< Assists >
7.8
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
0.99
26
< Minions Killed >
125
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.4
2,305
< Physical Damage >
3,536
8,139
< Magic Damage >
13,185
919
< True Damage >
629
11,363
< Damage Dealt >
17,351
19,245
< Damage Taken >
21,685
8,497
< Gold Earned >
9,962
1.78
< Towers >
1.52
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,420
< Total Healing >
2,072
11,254
< Experience >
13,219
56
< Vision Score >
20
27
< Wards Placed >
10
257
< Time Dealing CC >
797

How to Counter Malphite with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several significant Bard vs. Malphite counter stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malphite’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malphite. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Malphite. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Malphite

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Malphite
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Malphite

Who is Better, Bard or Malphite?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when taking on Malphite, with a 53.2% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a great counter to Malphite.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Malphite, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Malphiteas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

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

Bard is a great counter for Malphite. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Malphite.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Malphite Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malphite as Bard, we analyzed 698 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 Malphite 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Malphite during both the lane 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 displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often accumulates a lot less CS relative to Malphite. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Bard versus Malphite build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better countering Malphite than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 53.2% when countering Malphite with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Malphite as Bard, you should take 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 builds that we analyzed for Bard vs Malphite counters, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.2% win rate overall.

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