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

Bard vs Neeko

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

How to Beat Neeko as Bard

based on 531 Bard vs Neeko matchups
Win Rate
46.9 %
K/D/A
2.95
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review every week. This guide on how to beat Neeko as Bard came out of an analysis of 531 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against each other. This counter pairing is fairly rare. Bard has to counter Neeko in only 1.4% of his matches.

Bard vs Neeko Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a awful job of countering Neeko. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.9% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Bard versus Neeko matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood versus Neeko.

Best Bard vs Neeko 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

Frozen HeartRedemptionChemtech Putrifier

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
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 Neeko as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Neeko

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 Neeko

Pop Blossom's warning visuals are invisible if Neeko is disguised.

Standing behind minions against Neeko is very dangerous as Tangle-Barbs become stronger.

Bard vs Neeko Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
46.9 %
VS
Win Rate
53.1 %
Neeko Image
2.7
< Kills >
5.2
5.5
< Deaths >
5.9
13.5
< Assists >
7.8
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
28
< Minions Killed >
120
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.5
2,352
< Physical Damage >
1,877
8,295
< Magic Damage >
15,865
922
< True Damage >
1,140
11,570
< Damage Dealt >
18,882
19,306
< Damage Taken >
19,764
8,445
< Gold Earned >
10,417
1.66
< Towers >
2.2
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,147
< Total Healing >
1,855
11,285
< Experience >
12,753
55
< Vision Score >
29
27
< Wards Placed >
13
272
< Time Dealing CC >
180

How to Counter Neeko with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several influential Bard versus Neeko counter stats that may help you realize the distinctions between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Neeko’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Neeko. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Neeko. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Neeko

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Neeko
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Neeko

Who is Better, Bard or Neeko?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when trying to fight Neeko, with a 46.9% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a bad counter for Neeko.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Neeko, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Bard into Neekoas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Neeko matchups, Neeko is the better champion with a much 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 trash counter to Neeko. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Neeko.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Neeko Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Neeko as Bard, we analyzed 531 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 Neeko 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Neeko during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up a lot less CS compared to Neeko. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Bard versus Neeko build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Neeko than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 46.9% battling Neeko with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Neeko 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 sets we have analyed for Bard vs Neeko LoL games, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.9% winrate overall.

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