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.
When Taliyah casts Unraveled Earth in the lane, be on the lookout for Seismic Shove. If she throws you into her minefield, the throws and stones will break your bones.
Taliyah's Threaded Volley is locked into a direction. If she's throwing rocks at you, dodge to the side!
The stats provided here clarify several valuable Bard against Taliyah matchup statistics that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Taliyah’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Taliyah. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Taliyah. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Taliyah, with a 49.5% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter for Taliyah.
While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Taliyah, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Bard into Taliyahas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Taliyah. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Taliyah matchups, Taliyah 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 team fights.
Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Taliyah. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Taliyah.
To truly master Bard to counter Taliyah during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard on average racks up a lot less CS relative to Taliyah. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Bard versus Taliyah build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better countering Taliyah than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 49.5% battling Taliyah with this build.
To have the best probability of coming out on top against Taliyah as Bard, you 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 rune combinations players used for Bard vs Taliyah counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.5% winrate overall.
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