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Bard vs Vladimir

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How to Beat Vladimir as Bard

based on 1,406 Bard vs Vladimir matchups
Win Rate
51.2 %
K/D/A
3.24
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL rounds every week. Within our database, Bard battled Vladimir 1406 times. Including so many matchups for Bard vs Vladimir gives us a lot of faith in our ability to provide informative data and a recommended build to obliterate your opposition. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Bard encounters Vladimir in only 3.7% of his rounds.

Bard vs Vladimir Matchup Summary

Bard does a decent job of countering Vladimir. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.2% of matches the champs face one another in. In Bard against Vladimir matches, Bard’s side is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Vladimir.

Best Bard vs Vladimir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBoots of Swiftness

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartBulwark of the MountainChemtech PutrifierRedemption

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Bard to level up q
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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 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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Vladimir as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Vladimir

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 Vladimir

Making Vladimir use Sanguine Pool at the start of a fight will maximize the Health cost of the ability to him.

Items that counter Health stacking, such as Liandry's Torment and Blade of the Ruined King, are very effective against Vladimir.

Try to take Vladimir down before Hemoplague detonates, as it will heal him for each afflicted enemy Champion.

Bard vs Vladimir Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.2 %
VS
Win Rate
48.8 %
Vladimir Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.1
5
< Deaths >
5.1
13.7
< Assists >
5.6
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
25
< Minions Killed >
182
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,376
< Physical Damage >
922
8,148
< Magic Damage >
22,180
965
< True Damage >
776
11,490
< Damage Dealt >
23,879
18,982
< Damage Taken >
29,531
8,290
< Gold Earned >
11,501
1.84
< Towers >
1.87
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,462
< Total Healing >
24,518
11,050
< Experience >
14,329
59
< Vision Score >
16
28
< Wards Placed >
8
237
< Time Dealing CC >
95

How to Counter Vladimir with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some critical Bard vs. Vladimir matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vladimir’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vladimir. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Vladimir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Vladimir

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Vladimir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Vladimir

Who is Better, Bard or Vladimir?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when playing against Vladimir, with a 51.2% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter to Vladimir.

While Bard does have a higher win rate than Vladimir, when facing one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Vladimiras his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Vladimir matchups, Bard is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter for Vladimir. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Vladimir.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Vladimir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vladimir as Bard, we analyzed 1,406 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 Vladimir 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 Vladimir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically racks up a lot less CS as Vladimir. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills 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, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Bard versus Vladimir build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Vladimir than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 51.2% battling Vladimir with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Vladimir as Bard, you should equip 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 sets players used for Bard vs Vladimir counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.2% win rate overall.

If you want to get Bard x Vladimir tips and counter builds for a a distinct division, feel free to choose one from the selection menu shown above. At first, the statistics and build suggestions shown are computed using all matches with data with both champs.