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

Bard vs Olaf

How to Beat Olaf as Bard in LoL Olaf is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Olaf as Bard

based on 922 Bard vs Olaf matchups
Win Rate
46.4 %
K/D/A
2.98
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated LoL games that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Olaf as Bard came out of an evaluation of 922 ranked rounds where both champs engaged one another. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Bard fights Olaf in only 2.4% of his matches.

Bard vs Olaf Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a pathetic job of countering Olaf. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.4% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Bard vs Olaf matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Olaf.

Best Bard vs Olaf 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 SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierBulwark of the MountainRedemption

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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
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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 Olaf as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Olaf

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 Olaf

Olaf becomes more dangerous the lower life he is. Save your disables to finish him off.

Olaf has reduced defenses from damage during Ragnarok, despite being immune to disables. If you can't escape from Olaf during Ragnarok, try focusing your damage on him with your teammates.

Preventing Olaf from reaching his axe will minimize the amount of harassment he can cause in the laning phase.

Bard vs Olaf Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
46.4 %
VS
Win Rate
53.6 %
Olaf Image
2.7
< Kills >
6.7
5.4
< Deaths >
6.4
13.4
< Assists >
4.8
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
27
< Minions Killed >
134
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.46
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.53
2,366
< Physical Damage >
14,569
7,919
< Magic Damage >
191
1,014
< True Damage >
6,222
11,300
< Damage Dealt >
20,984
18,906
< Damage Taken >
28,124
8,305
< Gold Earned >
11,971
1.58
< Towers >
2.57
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.1
5,182
< Total Healing >
7,650
11,031
< Experience >
13,951
55
< Vision Score >
17
27
< Wards Placed >
7
250
< Time Dealing CC >
363

How to Counter Olaf with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here feature some important Bard versus Olaf matchup stats that can help you explain the distinctions between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Olaf’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Olaf. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes less damage than Olaf. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Olaf

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Olaf
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Olaf

Who is Better, Bard or Olaf?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Olaf, with a 46.4% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a bad counter for Olaf.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Olaf, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Bard into Olafas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Olaf matchups, Olaf is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Bard is a trash counter to Olaf. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Olaf.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Olaf Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Olaf as Bard, we analyzed 922 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 Olaf 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 in order to counter Olaf during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often accumulates a lot less CS compared to Olaf. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Bard versus Olaf build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Olaf than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 46.4% battling Olaf with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Olaf as Bard, you 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 combinations players picked for Bard vs Olaf counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.4% winrate overall.

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