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

Bard vs Taliyah

How to Beat Taliyah as Bard in LoL Taliyah is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Taliyah as Bard

based on 1,100 Bard vs Taliyah matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our data, Bard did battle with Taliyah 1100 times. With so many games with Bard vs Taliyah gives us faith in our capability to produce enlightening stats and a solid build to shatter Taliyah. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Bard is forced to battle against Taliyah in only 2.9% of his rounds.

Bard vs Taliyah Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of beating Taliyah. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Bard vs Taliyah games, Bard’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Taliyah.

Best Bard vs Taliyah 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

Chemtech PutrifierForce of NatureRedemptionBulwark 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 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
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
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 Taliyah as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Taliyah

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 Taliyah

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!

Bard vs Taliyah Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Taliyah Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.1
5.5
< Deaths >
6.5
13.6
< Assists >
8.8
0.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.39
26
< Minions Killed >
117
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.53
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,222
< Physical Damage >
840
7,930
< Magic Damage >
21,208
904
< True Damage >
1,479
11,056
< Damage Dealt >
23,528
19,670
< Damage Taken >
20,903
8,381
< Gold Earned >
11,923
1.69
< Towers >
1.66
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.16
5,458
< Total Healing >
3,122
11,229
< Experience >
13,847
61
< Vision Score >
23
29
< Wards Placed >
9
245
< Time Dealing CC >
545

How to Counter Taliyah with Bard in LoL

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.

Differences between Bard and Taliyah

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Taliyah
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Taliyah

Who is Better, Bard or Taliyah?

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.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Taliyah Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Taliyah as Bard, we analyzed 1,100 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 Taliyah 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 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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