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.
You can step on Poppy's shield to deny it from her.
Poppy can stop nearby enemies from dashing with Steadfast Presence.
When Poppy starts to spin her hammer, she is charging Keeper's Verdict.
The stat comparisons provided here feature some strategic Bard against Poppy counter stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Poppy’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Poppy. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Bard usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives less damage than Poppy. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Poppy, with a 52.0% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a good counter for Poppy.
While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Poppy, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Poppyas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Poppy. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Poppy matchups, Bard is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Bard is a decent counter for Poppy. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Poppy.
To truly master Bard to counter Poppy during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard often gets less CS relative to Poppy. Champions who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Bard versus Poppy build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better vs Poppy than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 52.0% when playing against Poppy with these items in his kit.
To have the highest probability of annihilating Poppy as Bard, Bard players should equip 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 builds we have analyed for Bard vs Poppy clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.0% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Poppy as Bard are presented for all ranked divisions combined. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu located at the top of this page.