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Bard vs Warwick

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Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Warwick as Bard

based on 1,068 Bard vs Warwick matchups
Win Rate
46.5 %
K/D/A
2.98
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League matches each and every week. In our dataset, Bard faced Warwick in 1068 games. Having so many games with Bard vs Warwick gives us faith in our ability to prepare enlightening statistics and a pro build to destroy your opponent. This pairing is relatively rare. Bard fights Warwick in only 3.4% of his matches.

Bard vs Warwick Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Bard has done a terrible job of countering Warwick. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.5% of games the champions face one another in. In Bard vs Warwick matches, Bard’s side is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Warwick.

Best Bard vs Warwick 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 SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionBulwark of the MountainChemtech PutrifierFrozen Heart

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 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
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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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 Warwick as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Warwick

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

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 Warwick

Warwick's attacks heal him at low health. Save your disables to finish him off.

Warwick's ultimate cast range scales with his Move Speed.

Warwick is empowered versus low health enemies. Manage your health to keep him at bay.

Bard vs Warwick Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
46.5 %
VS
Win Rate
53.5 %
Warwick Image
2.7
< Kills >
7.5
5.6
< Deaths >
6.9
14
< Assists >
7.5
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.75
27
< Minions Killed >
54
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
1.44
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.45
2,490
< Physical Damage >
7,152
8,859
< Magic Damage >
9,499
982
< True Damage >
1,057
12,332
< Damage Dealt >
17,709
19,793
< Damage Taken >
37,854
8,521
< Gold Earned >
11,533
1.57
< Towers >
1.56
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
5,494
< Total Healing >
16,812
11,466
< Experience >
13,254
56
< Vision Score >
19
27
< Wards Placed >
6
292
< Time Dealing CC >
273

How to Counter Warwick with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several significant Bard vs. Warwick matchup statistics that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Warwick’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Warwick. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Warwick. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Warwick

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Warwick
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Warwick

Who is Better, Bard or Warwick?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually loses when taking on Warwick, with a 46.5% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a bad counter for Warwick.

While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Warwick, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Bard into Warwickas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Warwick. 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 overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Warwick matchups, Warwick is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Bard is a garbage counter for Warwick. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Warwick.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Warwick Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Warwick as Bard, we analyzed 1,068 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 Warwick 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 Warwick during both the early game 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 mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up less CS relative to Warwick. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Bard versus Warwick build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better vs Warwick than with many other typical builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 46.5% battling Warwick with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Warwick as Bard, Bard players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Bard vs Warwick matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 46.5% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Warwick as Bard are given for every ranked division. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to a specific division, you may use the selection menu earlier on the page.