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Bard vs Master Yi

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Support Mage
Assassin Fighter

How to Beat Master Yi as Bard

based on 1,985 Bard vs Master Yi matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
2.96
Pick Rate
5.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our database, Bard engaged Master Yi in 1985 games. Including so many matchups for Bard vs Master Yi provides us faith in our ability to provide enlightening data and a solid build to wreck Master Yi. This particular counter matchup is fairly uncommon. Bard encounters Master Yi in only 5.2% of his matches.

Bard vs Master Yi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a below average job of beating Master Yi. On average, he wins a lowly 47.8% of the time the champs face one another in. In Bard against Master Yi games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Master Yi.

Best Bard vs Master Yi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalKindlegem

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartRedemptionDead Man's PlateBulwark of the Mountain

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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Master Yi as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Master Yi

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 Master Yi

Meditate is an effective method of healing damage over time, but Master Yi is susceptible to coordinated team ganks early in the game.

Although Master Yi cannot be slowed while using Highlander, other disables can stop him in his tracks.

If Master Yi tries to farm with Alpha Strike, hit him a few times so he has to use mana with Meditate to heal.

Bard vs Master Yi Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Master Yi Image
2.7
< Kills >
8.7
5.4
< Deaths >
6.8
13.3
< Assists >
5.5
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.96
26
< Minions Killed >
42
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.56
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,252
< Physical Damage >
12,901
7,619
< Magic Damage >
711
858
< True Damage >
7,125
10,730
< Damage Dealt >
20,738
18,685
< Damage Taken >
28,426
8,299
< Gold Earned >
12,551
1.65
< Towers >
1.74
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.41
4,915
< Total Healing >
7,758
11,145
< Experience >
13,475
53
< Vision Score >
20
26
< Wards Placed >
5
247
< Time Dealing CC >
208

How to Counter Master Yi with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some important Bard against Master Yi counter statistics that can help us distinguish the differences between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Master Yi’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Master Yi. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes less damage than Master Yi. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Master Yi

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Master Yi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Master Yi

Who is Better, Bard or Master Yi?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when facing off against Master Yi, with a 47.8% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a bad counter to Master Yi.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Master Yi, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Bard into Master Yias his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Master Yi. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Bard is a terribly counter to Master Yi. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Master Yi.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Master Yi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Master Yi as Bard, we analyzed 1,985 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 Master Yi 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 Master Yi during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, 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 Master Yi. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, 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, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Master Yi build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Master Yi than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 47.8% battling Master Yi with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Master Yi 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 we have analyed for Bard vs Master Yi fights, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.8% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Master Yi as Bard are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.