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Bard vs Shaco

How to Beat Shaco as Bard in LoL Shaco is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Shaco as Bard

based on 1,449 Bard vs Shaco matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Shaco as Bard came out of an analysis of 1449 ranked rounds where both champions engaged each other. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Shaco in only 3.8% of his rounds.

Bard vs Shaco Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a dismal job of beating Shaco. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Bard versus Shaco matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Shaco.

Best Bard vs Shaco Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariRedemptionShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartRapid FirecannonChemtech PutrifierDead Man's Plate

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
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
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 Shaco as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Shaco

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 Shaco

If Shaco uses Deceive to enter a fight he won't be able to quickly use it again to get away. Work with your team to quickly focus him down.

If Shaco is doing well early-game, it is worth the investment to place Stealth Wards near his Jungle camps.

Bard vs Shaco Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Shaco Image
2.9
< Kills >
7.2
5.6
< Deaths >
5.8
13.4
< Assists >
8.2
0.59
< Killing Sprees >
1.63
27
< Minions Killed >
35
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.22
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,409
< Physical Damage >
5,653
8,339
< Magic Damage >
12,226
887
< True Damage >
2,125
11,636
< Damage Dealt >
20,005
20,482
< Damage Taken >
24,037
8,689
< Gold Earned >
11,346
1.63
< Towers >
1.28
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.24
5,724
< Total Healing >
5,562
11,660
< Experience >
13,031
59
< Vision Score >
27
28
< Wards Placed >
8
278
< Time Dealing CC >
656

How to Counter Shaco with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some critical Bard versus Shaco counter statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between this pair of champs. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Shaco’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Shaco. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes less damage than Shaco. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Shaco

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Shaco
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Shaco

Who is Better, Bard or Shaco?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Shaco, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter to Shaco.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Shaco, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Bard into Shacoas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Shaco. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Shaco matchups, Shaco is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Shaco. Focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Shaco.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Shaco Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shaco as Bard, we analyzed 1,449 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 Shaco 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

If you would like to truly master Bard in order to counter Shaco during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Shaco. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Shaco build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Redemption, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Shaco than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 49.2% when countering Shaco with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of beating Shaco 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. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Bard vs Shaco battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.2% winrate overall.

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