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

Bard vs Talon

How to Beat Talon as Bard in LoL Talon is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Talon as Bard

based on 783 Bard vs Talon matchups
Win Rate
51 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Talon as Bard came out of an evaluation of 783 ranked matches where both champions engaged one another. This pairing is fairly rare. Bard fights Talon in only 2.0% of his rounds.

Bard vs Talon Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of beating Talon. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Bard against Talon matches, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Talon.

Best Bard vs Talon Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

Frozen HeartRedemptionChemtech Putrifier

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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Talon as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Talon

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 Talon

Talon's attacks are all physical damage. Build armor early to counter his burst damage.

Talon has unrivaled roaming ability. Make sure to keep track of his position or force him to stay in lane by pushing aggressively.

Talon is heavily reliant on Shadow Assault to escape a fight. When it is down he's significantly more vulnerable.

Bard vs Talon Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51 %
VS
Win Rate
49 %
Talon Image
2.6
< Kills >
8
5.6
< Deaths >
6.4
13.8
< Assists >
6.5
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.8
25
< Minions Killed >
110
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.63
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.32
2,351
< Physical Damage >
19,758
7,785
< Magic Damage >
76
911
< True Damage >
1,733
11,049
< Damage Dealt >
21,568
19,504
< Damage Taken >
27,096
8,370
< Gold Earned >
12,621
1.76
< Towers >
1.3
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.14
5,328
< Total Healing >
5,411
11,189
< Experience >
13,978
59
< Vision Score >
19
29
< Wards Placed >
6
249
< Time Dealing CC >
240

How to Counter Talon with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some influential Bard vs. Talon matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the differences between the pair. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Talon’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Talon. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Talon. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Talon

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Talon
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Talon

Who is Better, Bard or Talon?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Talon, with a 51.0% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a good counter for Talon.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Talon, when facing one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Talonas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Talon. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Bard is a decent counter to Talon. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Talon.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Talon Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Talon as Bard, we analyzed 783 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 Talon 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 Talon during both the lane 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 mind the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically racks up a lot less CS relative to Talon. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The top items to have in your Bard versus Talon build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better countering Talon than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 51.0% when playing against Talon with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Talon as Bard, you should take 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 sets players chose for Bard vs Talon fights, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.0% winrate overall.

If you need to get Bard vs Talon tips and counter stats for a an individual player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu above. By default, the stats and build suggestions shown are calculated using every game played with these champs.