How to Win Bard vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Bard is in the s tier of champions

Bard vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Bard in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Bard

based on 924 Bard vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
50.4 %
K/D/A
2.84
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends games each week. In our dataset, Bard faced off against Vel'Koz in 924 matches. With so many games with Bard vs Vel'Koz provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to prepare informative data and a recommended build to smash Vel'Koz. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Bard is forced to battle against Vel'Koz in only 2.4% of his games.

Bard vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Bard does a ok job of beating Vel'Koz. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.4% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Bard against Vel'Koz matches, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Vel'Koz.

Best Bard vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateRedemptionChemtech PutrifierBulwark 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
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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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R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Vel'Koz

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 Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Bard vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.4 %
VS
Win Rate
49.6 %
Vel'Koz Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.1
5.6
< Deaths >
5.8
13.4
< Assists >
8.8
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
26
< Minions Killed >
90
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,122
< Physical Damage >
561
7,584
< Magic Damage >
18,181
919
< True Damage >
5,086
10,626
< Damage Dealt >
23,830
20,443
< Damage Taken >
16,279
8,370
< Gold Earned >
10,131
1.62
< Towers >
1.83
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,730
< Total Healing >
1,344
11,276
< Experience >
12,215
58
< Vision Score >
42
28
< Wards Placed >
20
241
< Time Dealing CC >
193

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some strategic Bard against Vel'Koz matchup stats that may help you explain the distinctions between these two champions. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Vel'Koz. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes more damage than Vel'Koz. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Bard or Vel'Koz?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Vel'Koz, with a 50.4% win rate. Thus, Bard makes an ok counter for Vel'Koz.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Vel'Koz, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Vel'Kozas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Vel'Koz matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Bard is a decent counter for Vel'Koz. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Bard, we analyzed 924 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 Vel'Koz 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Vel'Koz during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often gets a lot less CS compared to Vel'Koz. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills 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, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Bard versus Vel'Koz build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Vel'Koz than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 50.4% when playing against Vel'Koz with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Vel'Koz as Bard, you should take 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 runes players used for Bard vs Vel'Koz counterpicks, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.4% winrate overall.

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