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

Bard vs Vex

How to Beat Vex as Bard in LoL Vex is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage

How to Beat Vex as Bard

based on 1,083 Bard vs Vex matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Vex as Bard resulted from an examination of 1083 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Bard has to counter Vex in only 2.8% of his games.

Bard vs Vex Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard does a poor job of beating Vex. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.8% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Bard versus Vex games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Vex.

Best Bard vs Vex Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionDead Man's PlateBulwark of the MountainChemtech 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 HealthScaling
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
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Vex as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Vex

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.

Bard vs Vex Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Vex Image
2.7
< Kills >
6.6
5.5
< Deaths >
6.1
13.3
< Assists >
7.6
0.57
< Killing Sprees >
1.49
25
< Minions Killed >
148
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.45
2,299
< Physical Damage >
1,506
7,871
< Magic Damage >
20,014
878
< True Damage >
1,192
11,049
< Damage Dealt >
22,712
19,265
< Damage Taken >
19,038
8,270
< Gold Earned >
10,926
1.59
< Towers >
1.85
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,209
< Total Healing >
1,667
10,999
< Experience >
13,329
55
< Vision Score >
20
26
< Wards Placed >
9
242
< Time Dealing CC >
518

How to Counter Vex with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature some important Bard vs. Vex counter statistics that may help you realize the differences between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vex’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vex. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Vex. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Vex

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Vex
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Vex

Who is Better, Bard or Vex?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when trying to fight Vex, with a 48.8% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a poor counter to Vex.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Vex, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Vexas 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 Vex. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Vex matchups, Vex is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Vex. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Vex.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Vex Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vex as Bard, we analyzed 1,083 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 Vex 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 Vex during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a lot less CS relative to Vex. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Bard versus Vex build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Vex than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 48.8% battling Vex with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Vex 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 rune builds players chose for Bard vs Vex matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.8% win rate overall.

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