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

Bard vs Twitch

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

based on 2,243 Bard vs Twitch matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
3.07
Pick Rate
5.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Twitch as Bard resulted from an evaluation of 2243 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another. This particular matchup is somewhat uncommon. Bard is forced to battle against Twitch in only 5.8% of his matches.

Bard vs Twitch Matchup Summary

Bard does a average job of beating Twitch. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Bard versus Twitch matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably won't get first blood versus Twitch.

Best Bard vs Twitch 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 SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionKnight's VowDead Man's PlateChemtech 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
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Last skill for Bard to max out e

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeConditioningUnflinching
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
2
W
3
E
4
Q
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Q
6
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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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Twitch as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Twitch

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 Twitch

Twitch is fragile. Work with teammates to focus on him when you're able to catch him out of Camouflage.

Spell Shields won't block the damage from Deadly Venom, but they will block the effects Twitch can trigger with it.

If you suspect Twitch has left the lane, let your teammates know that Twitch is ''MIA.''

Bard vs Twitch Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Twitch Image
2.7
< Kills >
8
5.4
< Deaths >
6.5
13.9
< Assists >
7
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
25
< Minions Killed >
149
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.25
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.45
2,336
< Physical Damage >
17,475
8,107
< Magic Damage >
1,376
940
< True Damage >
4,436
11,385
< Damage Dealt >
23,288
19,494
< Damage Taken >
21,087
8,500
< Gold Earned >
12,232
1.8
< Towers >
2.15
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,370
< Total Healing >
2,118
11,378
< Experience >
12,630
59
< Vision Score >
19
28
< Wards Placed >
9
254
< Time Dealing CC >
273

How to Counter Twitch with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore some critical Bard against Twitch matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Twitch’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Twitch. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Twitch. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Twitch

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Twitch
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Twitch

Who is Better, Bard or Twitch?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when facing off against Twitch, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter for Twitch.

While Bard does have a lower winrate than Twitch, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Twitchas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Twitch. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Twitch. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Twitch.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Twitch Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Twitch as Bard, we analyzed 2,243 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 Twitch 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 Twitch 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 mind the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a lot less CS as Twitch. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Bard versus Twitch build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better countering Twitch than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 49.8% when countering Twitch with this build.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Twitch as Bard, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, 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 Twitch fights, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.8% win rate overall.

If you need to see Bard versus Twitch tips and builds for a an individual rank, feel free to select one from the selection menu provided above. If viewing for the first time, the stats and strategies given are calculated using every game run with both champs.