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

Bard vs Vayne

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

based on 1,941 Bard vs Vayne matchups
Win Rate
51.5 %
K/D/A
3.09
Pick Rate
5.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Vayne as Bard resulted from an examination of 1941 ranked matches where both champions opposed each other. This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Bard encounters Vayne in only 5.1% of his games.

Bard vs Vayne Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of countering Vayne. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.5% of games the champions face each other in. In Bard vs Vayne games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Vayne.

Best Bard vs Vayne 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

Knight's VowDead Man's PlateRedemptionChemtech 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 MagicRes
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
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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
16
R

Guide to Countering Vayne as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Vayne

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 Vayne

Deny Vayne the opportunity to pin you against walls.

Vayne is fragile - turn the pressure up on her and she will be forced to play cautiously.

Bard vs Vayne Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.5 %
VS
Win Rate
48.5 %
Vayne Image
2.7
< Kills >
7.1
5.3
< Deaths >
6.3
13.7
< Assists >
5.4
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.67
25
< Minions Killed >
165
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.22
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,346
< Physical Damage >
13,462
8,132
< Magic Damage >
679
913
< True Damage >
6,656
11,391
< Damage Dealt >
20,798
18,811
< Damage Taken >
20,621
8,430
< Gold Earned >
12,131
1.92
< Towers >
2.24
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
5,160
< Total Healing >
2,478
11,201
< Experience >
12,764
57
< Vision Score >
18
27
< Wards Placed >
8
253
< Time Dealing CC >
57

How to Counter Vayne with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight several important Bard against Vayne matchup stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vayne’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vayne. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Vayne. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Vayne

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Vayne
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Vayne

Who is Better, Bard or Vayne?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Vayne, with a 51.5% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a good counter to Vayne.

While Bard does have a higher win rate compared to Vayne, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Bard into Vayneas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

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

Bard is a decent counter to Vayne. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Vayne.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Vayne Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vayne as Bard, we analyzed 1,941 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 Vayne 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 Vayne during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average accumulates a lot less CS compared to Vayne. Champs who on average don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Bard versus Vayne build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Vayne than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 51.5% when playing against Vayne with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of crushing Vayne as Bard, Bard players should use 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 Vayne matchups, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.5% win rate overall.

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