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

Bard vs Viktor

How to Beat Viktor as Bard in LoL Viktor is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage

How to Beat Viktor as Bard

based on 1,928 Bard vs Viktor matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
3.14
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Viktor as Bard resulted from an examination of 1928 ranked rounds where both champions faced each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Bard has to counter Viktor in only 5.0% of his rounds.

Bard vs Viktor Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard has done a below average job of beating Viktor. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.2% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Bard against Viktor matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Viktor.

Best Bard vs Viktor 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

Knight's VowChemtech PutrifierRedemptionDead Man's Plate

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 LifeConditioningUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive 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
Q
4
E
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
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 Viktor as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Viktor

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 Viktor

Be aware of how many augments Viktor has upgraded by looking at the color of the light on his staff (purple, yellow, blue, red).

Be careful about how close you let Viktor get to you. Viktor's control of the battlefield increases with his proximity to his opponent.

Bard vs Viktor Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Viktor Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.7
5.1
< Deaths >
5.5
13.5
< Assists >
7
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
25
< Minions Killed >
183
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.46
2,167
< Physical Damage >
646
7,646
< Magic Damage >
24,259
910
< True Damage >
1,222
10,723
< Damage Dealt >
26,127
19,380
< Damage Taken >
18,096
8,350
< Gold Earned >
12,094
1.71
< Towers >
1.98
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,670
< Total Healing >
1,198
11,188
< Experience >
14,512
62
< Vision Score >
20
30
< Wards Placed >
10
242
< Time Dealing CC >
249

How to Counter Viktor with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight some influential Bard vs. Viktor matchup statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Viktor’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Viktor. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Viktor. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Viktor

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Viktor
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Viktor

Who is Better, Bard or Viktor?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually loses when facing off against Viktor, with a 48.2% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a bad counter for Viktor.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Viktor, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Viktoras 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 Viktor. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Bard is a somewhat poor counter to Viktor. Focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Viktor.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Viktor Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Viktor as Bard, we analyzed 1,928 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 Viktor 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 truly master Bard to counter Viktor during both the lane 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 listen to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually racks up a lot less CS as Viktor. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Bard versus Viktor build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Viktor than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 48.2% battling Viktor with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Viktor as Bard, Bard players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Bard vs Viktor matchups, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.2% winrate overall.

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