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

Bard vs Shyvana

How to Beat Shyvana as Bard in LoL Shyvana is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Shyvana as Bard

based on 1,438 Bard vs Shyvana matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
3.1
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Shyvana as Bard came out of an examination of 1438 ranked matches where both champions fought each other. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Bard is forced to battle against Shyvana in only 3.7% of his rounds.

Bard vs Shyvana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of countering Shyvana. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.1% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Bard vs Shyvana matches, Bard’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Shyvana.

Best Bard vs Shyvana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariKnight's VowShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Force of NatureDead Man's PlateRedemptionChemtech 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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Shyvana as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Shyvana

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 Shyvana

Shyvana's Fury Bar indicate her ultimate can be activated. Harassing her when she's low on Fury can be very effective.

A significant portion of Shyvana's power is generated through aggression, making her weak against opponents who are able to keep their distance.

All of Shyvana's basic abilities hit multiple enemies in dragon form. It's important for opposing champions to not cluster while fighting her.

Bard vs Shyvana Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Shyvana Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.7
5.2
< Deaths >
5
13.6
< Assists >
7.6
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.28
26
< Minions Killed >
78
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.51
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,377
< Physical Damage >
4,016
8,181
< Magic Damage >
16,222
927
< True Damage >
1,336
11,485
< Damage Dealt >
21,575
19,430
< Damage Taken >
34,965
8,297
< Gold Earned >
11,970
1.64
< Towers >
1.86
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
5,477
< Total Healing >
7,854
11,178
< Experience >
14,211
58
< Vision Score >
22
28
< Wards Placed >
6
248
< Time Dealing CC >
562

How to Counter Shyvana with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several important Bard against Shyvana counter stats that can help you realize the differences between these two champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Shyvana’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Shyvana. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Shyvana. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Shyvana

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Shyvana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Shyvana

Who is Better, Bard or Shyvana?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when trying to fight Shyvana, with a 48.1% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a poor counter to Shyvana.

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

Additionally, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Shyvana. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Shyvana matchups, Shyvana is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Shyvana. Focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Shyvana.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Shyvana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shyvana as Bard, we analyzed 1,438 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 Shyvana 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Shyvana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually gets a lot less CS relative to Shyvana. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The best items to have in your Bard versus Shyvana build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Shyvana than with most other typical builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 48.1% when playing against Shyvana with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Shyvana as Bard, Bard players should take 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 runes that we analyzed for Bard vs Shyvana counter picks, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Shyvana as Bard are given for all ranked divisions combined. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.