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

Bard vs Sion

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

How to Beat Sion as Bard

based on 884 Bard vs Sion matchups
Win Rate
52.4 %
K/D/A
3.21
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL matches each week. Within our data, Bard battled Sion in 884 games. Including so many games with Bard vs Sion gives us a lot of faith in our capability to produce useful statistics and a pro build to obliterate your opposition. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Bard fights Sion in only 2.3% of his games.

Bard vs Sion Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of countering Sion. On average, he wins a fantastic 52.4% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Bard vs Sion matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Sion.

Best Bard vs Sion 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 SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionFrozen HeartBulwark 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 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
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W
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Q
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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 Sion as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Sion

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 Sion

Use the time after Sion has died to reposition and prepare for his return.

Even if Sion still hits a Decimating Smash, making him release the charge earlier reduces its impact.

Bard vs Sion Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.4 %
VS
Win Rate
47.6 %
Sion Image
2.9
< Kills >
4.2
5.3
< Deaths >
6.9
14.1
< Assists >
6.1
0.64
< Killing Sprees >
0.9
28
< Minions Killed >
178
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.54
2,586
< Physical Damage >
12,887
8,893
< Magic Damage >
6,641
965
< True Damage >
664
12,444
< Damage Dealt >
20,193
19,891
< Damage Taken >
38,632
8,659
< Gold Earned >
11,895
1.72
< Towers >
2.8
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
5,881
< Total Healing >
3,420
11,734
< Experience >
15,039
58
< Vision Score >
16
28
< Wards Placed >
8
273
< Time Dealing CC >
746

How to Counter Sion with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several valuable Bard versus Sion counter statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sion’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Sion. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Sion. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Sion

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Sion
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Sion

Who is Better, Bard or Sion?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when taking on Sion, with a 52.4% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter for Sion.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Sion, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Sionas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sion. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Sion 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 allied champions during late stage team fights.

Bard is an above average counter for Sion. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Sion.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Sion Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sion as Bard, we analyzed 884 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 Sion 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 to counter Sion during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often picks up a lot less CS relative to Sion. Champs who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Bard versus Sion build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when facing Sion than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 52.4% when countering Sion with this counter build.

To have the best probability of crushing Sion 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. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Bard vs Sion fights, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.4% win rate overall.

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