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

Bard vs Sivir

How to Beat Sivir as Bard in LoL Sivir is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
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How to Beat Sivir as Bard

based on 3,996 Bard vs Sivir matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
3.1
Pick Rate
10.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Sivir as Bard came out of an examination of 3996 ranked games where both champs fought one another. This particular pairing is somewhat common. Bard encounters Sivir in 10.4% of his matches.

Bard vs Sivir Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of beating Sivir. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.9% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Bard against Sivir rounds, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Sivir.

Best Bard vs Sivir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorKindlegem

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariRedemptionShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Knight's VowDead Man's PlateAnathema's ChainsFrozen 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 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
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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 Sivir as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Sivir

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 Sivir

Boomerang Blade costs a lot of mana to cast, so dodging it sets Sivir back. If it hits you on the way out, avoid its path on the way back.

Sivir is a powerful pushing champion, so leaving her unattended in a lane for too long will often result in your turrets being destroyed.

When laning against Sivir, it is possible to throw off the timing of her Spell Shield by faking an advance, then backing off.

Bard vs Sivir Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Sivir Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.8
5.1
< Deaths >
5.4
13.3
< Assists >
8.1
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.34
25
< Minions Killed >
197
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.59
2,331
< Physical Damage >
19,208
7,679
< Magic Damage >
253
918
< True Damage >
1,758
10,929
< Damage Dealt >
21,219
18,968
< Damage Taken >
18,987
8,227
< Gold Earned >
12,299
1.65
< Towers >
2.84
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,398
< Total Healing >
3,005
11,026
< Experience >
13,060
59
< Vision Score >
19
28
< Wards Placed >
9
241
< Time Dealing CC >
25

How to Counter Sivir with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here show some important Bard versus Sivir matchup statistics that can help you explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sivir’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Sivir. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Sivir. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Sivir

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Sivir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Sivir

Who is Better, Bard or Sivir?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when trying to fight Sivir, with a 48.9% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a bad counter for Sivir.

While Bard does have a lower win rate than Sivir, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Bard into Siviras his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Sivir matchups, Sivir is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Sivir. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Sivir.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Sivir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sivir as Bard, we analyzed 3,996 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 Sivir 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 Sivir during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually gets a lot less CS as Sivir. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Bard versus Sivir build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Redemption, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Sivir than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 48.9% battling Sivir with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Sivir as Bard, Bard players should use the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Relentless Hunter, and Zombie Ward runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Bard vs Sivir battles, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.9% winrate overall.

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