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Bard vs Samira

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How to Beat Samira as Bard

based on 1,791 Bard vs Samira matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.95
Pick Rate
4.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review every week. This guide on how to beat Samira as Bard came out of an evaluation of 1791 ranked games where both champs opposed each other. This counter matchup is relatively uncommon. Bard encounters Samira in only 4.7% of his rounds.

Bard vs Samira Matchup Summary

Bard does a ok job of beating Samira. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Bard against Samira rounds, Bard’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Samira.

Best Bard vs Samira Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionRapid FirecannonFrozen HeartBulwark of the Mountain

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 e
>
Last skill for Bard to max out w

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
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Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Samira as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Samira

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.

Bard vs Samira Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Samira Image
2.7
< Kills >
8.6
5.7
< Deaths >
6.7
14.1
< Assists >
6.1
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.91
25
< Minions Killed >
170
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,341
< Physical Damage >
19,183
8,201
< Magic Damage >
2,739
888
< True Damage >
698
11,430
< Damage Dealt >
22,621
18,930
< Damage Taken >
23,482
8,334
< Gold Earned >
12,800
1.68
< Towers >
2.23
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,006
< Total Healing >
2,669
11,014
< Experience >
12,379
55
< Vision Score >
17
27
< Wards Placed >
8
250
< Time Dealing CC >
25

How to Counter Samira with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here show some important Bard vs. Samira counter statistics that can help you figure out the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Samira’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Samira. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes less damage than Samira. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Samira

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Samira
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Samira

Who is Better, Bard or Samira?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Samira, with a 49.5% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Samira.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Samira, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Samiraas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Samira matchups, Samira is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Samira. Focus your actions on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Samira.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Samira Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Samira as Bard, we analyzed 1,791 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 Samira 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 in order to counter Samira 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average racks up a lot less CS compared to Samira. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Bard versus Samira build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Samira than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 49.5% when countering Samira with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Samira 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 combinations players chose for Bard vs Samira fights, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.5% win rate overall.

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