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

Bard vs Sylas

How to Beat Sylas as Bard in LoL Sylas is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage Assassin

How to Beat Sylas as Bard

based on 1,732 Bard vs Sylas matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.96
Pick Rate
4.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked LoL matches each week. Within our dataset, Bard engaged Sylas in 1732 matches. With so many games with Bard versus Sylas gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce useful stats and a pro build to destroy your opponent. This champion matchup is fairly uncommon. Bard fights Sylas in only 4.5% of his rounds.

Bard vs Sylas Matchup Summary

Bard has done a ok job of countering Sylas. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.8% of games the champions face one another in. In Bard versus Sylas rounds, Bard’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Sylas.

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

Optional Items

RedemptionAnathema's ChainsFrozen HeartBulwark of the Mountain

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 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
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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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 Sylas as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Sylas

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 Sylas

Sylas's healthbar can be deceptive, watch out for his Kingslayer!

Try to fight Sylas when he isn't able to take your ultimate.

Bard vs Sylas Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Sylas Image
2.5
< Kills >
7.2
5.4
< Deaths >
6.4
13.5
< Assists >
6.5
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.6
24
< Minions Killed >
133
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.4
2,305
< Physical Damage >
594
8,057
< Magic Damage >
18,740
893
< True Damage >
1,104
11,257
< Damage Dealt >
20,439
18,091
< Damage Taken >
29,693
8,096
< Gold Earned >
10,770
1.71
< Towers >
1.55
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
4,880
< Total Healing >
7,008
10,656
< Experience >
12,894
56
< Vision Score >
17
27
< Wards Placed >
8
234
< Time Dealing CC >
308

How to Counter Sylas with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several important Bard versus Sylas counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sylas’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Sylas. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Sylas. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Sylas

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Sylas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Sylas

Who is Better, Bard or Sylas?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Sylas, with a 50.8% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Sylas.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Sylas, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Sylasas 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sylas. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Sylas matchups, Bard is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Bard is a decent counter for Sylas. Focus your play on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Bard against Sylas.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Sylas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sylas as Bard, we analyzed 1,732 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 Sylas 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 Sylas during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically gets a lot less CS relative to Sylas. Champs who typically don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. 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 require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Bard versus Sylas build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Sylas than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 50.8% when playing against Sylas with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of coming out on top against Sylas 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 rune sets players picked for Bard vs Sylas fights, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.8% win rate overall.

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