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

Bard vs Xayah

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

How to Beat Xayah as Bard

based on 593 Bard vs Xayah matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
3.04
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our dataset, Bard fought Xayah 593 times. Using so many games with Bard versus Xayah provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide actionable stats and a recommended build to destroy your enemy. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Bard has to counter Xayah in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Bard vs Xayah Matchup Summary

Bard does a average job of beating Xayah. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.6% of matches the champs face one another in. In Bard against Xayah rounds, Bard’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Xayah.

Best Bard vs Xayah Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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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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R

Guide to Countering Xayah as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Xayah

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 Xayah

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!

Bard vs Xayah Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Xayah Image
2.6
< Kills >
6.8
5.3
< Deaths >
5.8
13.5
< Assists >
6.8
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.59
27
< Minions Killed >
182
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.32
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.61
2,298
< Physical Damage >
19,384
8,104
< Magic Damage >
727
905
< True Damage >
998
11,308
< Damage Dealt >
21,110
19,009
< Damage Taken >
19,497
8,379
< Gold Earned >
12,319
1.72
< Towers >
2.68
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
5,278
< Total Healing >
2,498
11,252
< Experience >
12,814
57
< Vision Score >
19
27
< Wards Placed >
9
259
< Time Dealing CC >
47

How to Counter Xayah with Bard in LoL

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.

Differences between Bard and Xayah

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Xayah
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Xayah

Who is Better, Bard or Xayah?

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.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Xayah Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xayah as Bard, we analyzed 593 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 Xayah 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 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.