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

Bard vs Thresh

How to Beat Thresh as Bard in LoL Thresh is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Support Fighter

How to Beat Thresh as Bard

based on 1,142 Bard vs Thresh matchups
Win Rate
53.2 %
K/D/A
2.98
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League games each week. Within our data, Bard battled Thresh 1142 times. Including so many matchups for Bard vs Thresh gives us confidence in our capacity to produce enlightening data and a supported build to smash your opponent. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Bard encounters Thresh in only 3.0% of his games.

Bard vs Thresh Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of countering Thresh. Typically, he wins a fantastic 53.2% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Bard versus Thresh games, Bard’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood against Thresh.

Best Bard vs Thresh 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 PutrifierFrozen HeartRedemptionBulwark 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
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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 Thresh as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Thresh

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 Thresh

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.

Bard vs Thresh Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.2 %
VS
Win Rate
46.8 %
Thresh Image
2.5
< Kills >
1.8
5.5
< Deaths >
5.9
13.9
< Assists >
13.6
0.49
< Killing Sprees >
0.3
25
< Minions Killed >
37
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,255
< Physical Damage >
1,143
8,007
< Magic Damage >
5,778
925
< True Damage >
785
11,188
< Damage Dealt >
7,706
18,404
< Damage Taken >
19,617
8,321
< Gold Earned >
7,837
1.86
< Towers >
1.77
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0
4,940
< Total Healing >
1,742
11,012
< Experience >
10,262
58
< Vision Score >
50
28
< Wards Placed >
23
250
< Time Dealing CC >
157

How to Counter Thresh with Bard in LoL

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.

Differences between Bard and Thresh

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Thresh
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Thresh

Who is Better, Bard or Thresh?

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.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Thresh Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Thresh as Bard, we analyzed 1,142 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 Thresh 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

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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