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

Bard vs Nautilus

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

How to Beat Nautilus as Bard

based on 1,468 Bard vs Nautilus matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
3.13
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Nautilus as Bard came out of an analysis of 1468 ranked matches where both champions battled each other. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Bard encounters Nautilus in only 3.8% of his games.

Bard vs Nautilus Matchup Summary

Bard does a ok job of beating Nautilus. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.1% of matches the champs face each other in. In Bard vs Nautilus rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood against Nautilus.

Best Bard vs Nautilus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierRedemptionFrozen HeartAnathema's Chains

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
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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 Nautilus as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Nautilus

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 Nautilus

While Nautilus is shielded, he is capable of dealing large amounts of area of effect damage with his basic attacks - consider taking down the shield if you have time.

If Nautilus uses Riptide right next to you, hold in place until the ripple effect finishes before running. Running early will run straight into the secondary explosions, causing you to take additional damage and slow.

Bard vs Nautilus Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Nautilus Image
2.6
< Kills >
2
5.5
< Deaths >
6.3
14.6
< Assists >
12.6
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
0.35
25
< Minions Killed >
37
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,303
< Physical Damage >
2,301
7,817
< Magic Damage >
5,569
906
< True Damage >
829
11,027
< Damage Dealt >
8,699
18,267
< Damage Taken >
20,079
8,289
< Gold Earned >
7,760
1.75
< Towers >
1.47
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,847
< Total Healing >
1,483
10,973
< Experience >
10,122
56
< Vision Score >
46
27
< Wards Placed >
21
257
< Time Dealing CC >
323

How to Counter Nautilus with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show several significant Bard against Nautilus matchup stats that may help you interpret the distinctions between this pair of champions. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nautilus’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nautilus..

Bard normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Nautilus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Nautilus

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Nautilus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Nautilus

Who is Better, Bard or Nautilus?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Nautilus, with a 50.1% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Nautilus.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Nautilus, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Nautilusas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Nautilus matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar 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 decent counter for Nautilus. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Nautilus.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Nautilus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nautilus as Bard, we analyzed 1,468 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 Nautilus 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 in order to counter Nautilus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up a similar amount of CS as Nautilus. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They 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 have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Bard versus Nautilus build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better countering Nautilus than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 50.1% when countering Nautilus with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of defeating Nautilus 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 players used for Bard vs Nautilus fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.1% win rate overall.

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