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.
Intentionally breaking a wall of The Box can allow a vulnerable ally to escape unscathed.
Thresh's Death Sentence has a long cast time. Watch for the cast to begin to take evasive actions.
Thresh relies on collecting souls for a portion of his defense and damage. Try punishing him when he moves to collect them.
The stats provided here feature some important Bard vs. Thresh matchup statistics that may help you figure out the differences between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Thresh’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Thresh..
Bard normally has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Thresh. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Thresh, with a 53.2% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a great counter for Thresh.
While Bard does have a higher win rate than Thresh, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Threshas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Thresh. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Thresh matchups, Bard is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Bard is a great counter for Thresh. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Thresh.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Thresh during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard on average racks up a similar amount of CS as Thresh. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. 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, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Bard versus Thresh 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 Thresh than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 53.2% when playing against Thresh with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of vanquishing Thresh as Bard, Bard players should equip 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 combinations we have analyed for Bard vs Thresh battles, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 53.2% winrate overall.
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