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Bard vs Nasus

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Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Nasus as Bard

based on 1,137 Bard vs Nasus matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
3.2
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL games that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Nasus as Bard came out of an evaluation of 1137 ranked games where both champs clashed against each other. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Bard is forced to battle against Nasus in only 3.0% of his rounds.

Bard vs Nasus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard has done a dismal job of countering Nasus. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Bard versus Nasus matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Nasus.

Best Bard vs Nasus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateRedemptionChemtech PutrifierBulwark 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
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
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Nasus as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Nasus

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 Nasus

While transformed by his ultimate, Nasus is stronger than most champions in the League. Engage him only if you have a clear advantage.

Nasus is prone to being kited. Try not to engage him at full Health.

Max rank Wither is a very effective counter to Attack Damage characters, so try to avoid getting caught alone by it.

Bard vs Nasus Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Nasus Image
2.7
< Kills >
4.7
5
< Deaths >
5
13.3
< Assists >
5.2
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.08
26
< Minions Killed >
162
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.56
2,364
< Physical Damage >
13,034
8,454
< Magic Damage >
5,444
932
< True Damage >
480
11,751
< Damage Dealt >
18,958
18,731
< Damage Taken >
34,417
8,385
< Gold Earned >
11,462
1.8
< Towers >
2.61
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
5,437
< Total Healing >
4,679
11,271
< Experience >
14,638
56
< Vision Score >
15
27
< Wards Placed >
7
264
< Time Dealing CC >
454

How to Counter Nasus with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some valuable Bard against Nasus counter stats that may help you figure out the differences between this set of champs. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nasus’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nasus. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes less damage than Nasus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Nasus

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Nasus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Nasus

Who is Better, Bard or Nasus?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Nasus, with a 48.5% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a poor counter for Nasus.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Nasus, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Nasusas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nasus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Nasus. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Nasus.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Nasus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nasus as Bard, we analyzed 1,137 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 Nasus 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 to counter Nasus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a lot less CS as Nasus. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Bard versus Nasus build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better countering Nasus than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 48.5% battling Nasus with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Nasus 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 runes we have analyed for Bard vs Nasus counter picks, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.5% win rate overall.

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