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.
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.
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.
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.
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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