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.
Xayah's Bladecaller will only root targets hit by 3 or more returning Feathers.
Make sure you are ready when you go for the kill. Untargetability from Featherstorm can quickly turn an ambush in Xayah's favor.
Long fights in the same area with Xayah will allow her to drop a lot of Feathers. Try to stay on the move!
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some valuable Bard against Xayah counter statistics that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xayah’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xayah. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Xayah. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Xayah, with a 49.6% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes an ok counter to Xayah.
While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Xayah, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Bard into Xayahas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Bard also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xayah. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Xayah matchups, Xayah is the better champ with a similar 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 for Xayah. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Xayah.
To learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Xayah during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard often accumulates a lot less CS as Xayah. Champs who typically don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Bard versus Xayah build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Xayah than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 49.6% when playing against Xayah with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Xayah as Bard, Bard players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Bard vs Xayah counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.6% win rate overall.
If you would like to see Bard vs Xayah tips and counter builds for a a specific rank, please select one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the statistics and strategies given are computed using all matches finished with both champs.