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

Bard vs Rakan

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

How to Beat Rakan as Bard

based on 658 Bard vs Rakan matchups
Win Rate
56.2 %
K/D/A
3.38
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League rounds each and every week. Within our database, Bard fought Rakan 658 times. Using so many matchups for Bard vs Rakan provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide informative data and a supported build to counter Rakan. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Bard fights Rakan in only 1.7% of his rounds.

Bard vs Rakan Matchup Summary

Bard has done a great job of beating Rakan. Normally, he wins a fantastic 56.2% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Bard against Rakan games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Rakan.

Best Bard vs Rakan 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

RedemptionBulwark of the MountainChemtech PutrifierFrozen Heart

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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Rakan as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Rakan

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 Rakan

Champions with crowd control that can be applied quickly excel against Rakan.

Catching Rakan with no allies around severely inhibits his mobility. Try to find him alone.

Rakan's movement abilities forecast their destination. Try to use this to your advantage.

Bard vs Rakan Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
56.2 %
VS
Win Rate
43.8 %
Rakan Image
2.4
< Kills >
1.6
4.8
< Deaths >
5.4
13.8
< Assists >
13
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
0.29
25
< Minions Killed >
36
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.41
2,290
< Physical Damage >
1,188
7,718
< Magic Damage >
5,230
859
< True Damage >
700
10,867
< Damage Dealt >
7,119
17,720
< Damage Taken >
18,007
8,215
< Gold Earned >
7,585
1.9
< Towers >
1.54
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0
5,137
< Total Healing >
4,296
10,937
< Experience >
9,978
59
< Vision Score >
54
28
< Wards Placed >
28
256
< Time Dealing CC >
93

How to Counter Rakan with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature some critical Bard versus Rakan counter statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Rakan’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Rakan..

Bard typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Rakan. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Rakan

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Rakan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Rakan

Who is Better, Bard or Rakan?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when taking on Rakan, with a 56.2% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a fantastic counter for Rakan.

While Bard does have a much higher winrate compared to Rakan, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Rakanas 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Rakan. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Rakan matchups, Bard is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Bard is a great counter for Rakan. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Rakan.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Rakan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Rakan as Bard, we analyzed 658 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 Rakan 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 truly master Bard to counter Rakan during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Rakan. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Bard versus Rakan build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better countering Rakan than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 56.2% battling Rakan with this counter build.

To have the best probability of defeating Rakan 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 sets players picked for Bard vs Rakan battles, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 56.2% win rate overall.

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