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

Bard vs Maokai

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

How to Beat Maokai as Bard

based on 430 Bard vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
50.5 %
K/D/A
3.04
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League games every week. Within our data, Bard faced Maokai 430 times. With so many matchups for Bard versus Maokai gives us confidence in our capacity to prepare useful data and a recommended build to suppress Maokai. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Bard is forced to battle against Maokai in only 1.1% of his matches.

Bard vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of countering Maokai. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.5% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Bard vs Maokai rounds, Bard’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Maokai.

Best Bard vs Maokai 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

Redemption

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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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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 Maokai as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Bard vs Maokai Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.5 %
VS
Win Rate
49.5 %
Maokai Image
2.8
< Kills >
2.6
5.4
< Deaths >
6.1
13.6
< Assists >
10.9
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
0.5
27
< Minions Killed >
50
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.41
2,318
< Physical Damage >
1,403
8,034
< Magic Damage >
15,297
968
< True Damage >
1,031
11,320
< Damage Dealt >
17,731
20,394
< Damage Taken >
24,384
8,511
< Gold Earned >
8,586
1.78
< Towers >
1.26
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,872
< Total Healing >
6,255
11,473
< Experience >
11,068
56
< Vision Score >
42
27
< Wards Placed >
18
256
< Time Dealing CC >
388

How to Counter Maokai with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some valuable Bard versus Maokai counter stats that may help us explain the differences between these two champions. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Maokai..

Bard normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Maokai. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Maokai

Who is Better, Bard or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when taking on Maokai, with a 50.5% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter to Maokai.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Maokai, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming character to learn. You should be careful when picking Bard into Maokaias his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Maokai matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Bard is a decent counter for Maokai. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Bard against Maokai.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Bard, we analyzed 430 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 Maokai 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 in order to counter Maokai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically accumulates less CS compared to Maokai. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Bard versus Maokai build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when facing Maokai than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 50.5% battling Maokai with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Maokai 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 combinations that we analyzed for Bard vs Maokai face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 50.5% win rate overall.

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