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Bard vs Tristana

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How to Beat Tristana as Bard

based on 1,336 Bard vs Tristana matchups
Win Rate
51.4 %
K/D/A
3.12
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked LoL matches every week. Within our dataset, Bard fought Tristana 1336 times. Having so many matchups for Bard vs Tristana provides us confidence in our ability to produce actionable statistics and a supported build to defeat your opposition. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Tristana in only 3.5% of his matches.

Bard vs Tristana Matchup Summary

Bard has done a decent job of beating Tristana. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.4% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Bard vs Tristana rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood against Tristana.

Best Bard vs Tristana 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

Anathema's ChainsFrozen HeartChemtech PutrifierRedemption

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 Armor
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
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W
3
Q
4
E
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Tristana as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Tristana

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 Tristana

Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.

If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.

Bard vs Tristana Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.4 %
VS
Win Rate
48.6 %
Tristana Image
2.8
< Kills >
7.4
5.2
< Deaths >
5.9
13.4
< Assists >
5.8
0.61
< Killing Sprees >
1.74
26
< Minions Killed >
165
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.22
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.57
2,401
< Physical Damage >
16,090
8,074
< Magic Damage >
2,115
908
< True Damage >
2,177
11,384
< Damage Dealt >
20,382
18,441
< Damage Taken >
20,658
8,355
< Gold Earned >
12,607
1.73
< Towers >
2.9
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
5,107
< Total Healing >
2,884
11,186
< Experience >
12,640
54
< Vision Score >
19
26
< Wards Placed >
9
253
< Time Dealing CC >
55

How to Counter Tristana with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some strategic Bard vs. Tristana matchup stats that may help us interpret the differences between these two champs. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Tristana’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Tristana. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Bard often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Tristana. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Tristana

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Tristana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Tristana

Who is Better, Bard or Tristana?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when playing against Tristana, with a 51.4% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a good counter to Tristana.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Tristana, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Tristanaas 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Tristana. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Tristana matchups, Bard is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter for Tristana. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Tristana.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Tristana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tristana as Bard, we analyzed 1,336 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 Tristana 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 in order to counter Tristana during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually accumulates a lot less CS relative to Tristana. Champs who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Bard versus Tristana 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 much better when fighting Tristana than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 51.4% when countering Tristana with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of crushing Tristana 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 players used for Bard vs Tristana counterpicks, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.4% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Tristana as Bard are presented for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.