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

Bard vs Sona

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

How to Beat Sona as Bard

based on 1,681 Bard vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
3.21
Pick Rate
4.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Bard did battle with Sona in 1681 rounds. With so many matchups for Bard versus Sona provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide informative data and a pro build to crush your rival. This particular champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Bard encounters Sona in only 4.4% of his matches.

Bard vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of beating Sona. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.8% of matches the champions face each other in. In Bard against Sona games, Bard’s side is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Sona.

Best Bard vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Knight's VowRedemptionChemtech PutrifierFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Bard to level up q
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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
8
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 Sona as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Sona

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 Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Bard vs Sona Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Sona Image
2.4
< Kills >
2
4.8
< Deaths >
5.2
13
< Assists >
13.7
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
0.41
26
< Minions Killed >
18
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.64
2,272
< Physical Damage >
1,641
8,127
< Magic Damage >
7,831
894
< True Damage >
405
11,294
< Damage Dealt >
9,877
18,352
< Damage Taken >
17,116
8,202
< Gold Earned >
8,041
1.71
< Towers >
2.56
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,214
< Total Healing >
13,481
10,907
< Experience >
10,469
57
< Vision Score >
52
27
< Wards Placed >
24
254
< Time Dealing CC >
39

How to Counter Sona with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several influential Bard versus Sona matchup stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sona..

Bard often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Sona. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Sona

Who is Better, Bard or Sona?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Sona, with a 47.8% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a poor counter for Sona.

While Bard does have a lower win rate than Sona, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Bard into Sonaas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sona. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Bard is a terribly counter for Sona. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Sona.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Bard, we analyzed 1,681 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 Sona 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 Sona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Sona. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Bard versus Sona build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Sona than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 47.8% when playing against Sona with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of crushing Sona 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 runes we have analyed for Bard vs Sona counters, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.8% win rate overall.

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