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

Bard vs Pyke

How to Beat Pyke as Bard in LoL Pyke is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Support Assassin

How to Beat Pyke as Bard

based on 1,776 Bard vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.59
Pick Rate
4.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Pyke as Bard came out of an evaluation of 1776 ranked matches where both champs faced one another. This particular champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Bard has to counter Pyke in only 4.6% of his matches.

Bard vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Bard does a average job of beating Pyke. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of matches the champions face one another in. In Bard against Pyke games, Bard’s side is 0.3% less likely to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Pyke.

Best Bard vs Pyke Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Anathema's ChainsKnight's VowBulwark of the MountainChemtech 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 Armor 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
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Pyke as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Pyke

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 Pyke

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Bard vs Pyke Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Pyke Image
2.8
< Kills >
6.7
6.3
< Deaths >
6.4
13.5
< Assists >
8.4
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.56
27
< Minions Killed >
42
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.36
2,477
< Physical Damage >
8,602
8,420
< Magic Damage >
18
968
< True Damage >
2,447
11,865
< Damage Dealt >
11,067
19,297
< Damage Taken >
20,720
8,474
< Gold Earned >
9,604
1.73
< Towers >
1.18
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,835
< Total Healing >
4,552
11,251
< Experience >
10,537
55
< Vision Score >
60
28
< Wards Placed >
29
252
< Time Dealing CC >
84

How to Counter Pyke with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here feature some significant Bard versus Pyke counter statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Pyke’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Pyke. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Bard often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Pyke. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Pyke

Who is Better, Bard or Pyke?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Pyke, with a 49.5% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Pyke.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Pyke, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Pykeas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash 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 Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Pyke matchups, Pyke is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Pyke. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Pyke.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Pyke Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Pyke as Bard, we analyzed 1,776 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 Pyke 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.

Other Useful Resources

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Bard to counter Pyke during both the early game 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 mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average racks up less CS as Pyke. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well 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 surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Bard versus Pyke build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Pyke than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 49.5% battling Pyke with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Pyke as Bard, you 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 runes players picked for Bard vs Pyke face-offs, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.5% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Pyke as Bard are displayed for all skill levels, merged. To scope the stats and builds to an individual division, you should use the selection menu located at the top of this page.