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

Bard vs Xerath

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

How to Beat Xerath as Bard

based on 1,319 Bard vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.84
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our dataset, Bard engaged Xerath in 1319 games. Including so many games with Bard versus Xerath gives us a lot of faith in our ability to provide informative stats and a supported build to counter your enemy. This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Bard fights Xerath in only 3.4% of his games.

Bard vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of countering Xerath. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.1% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Bard versus Xerath games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Xerath.

Best Bard vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

Force of NatureRedemptionBulwark of the MountainChemtech Putrifier

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
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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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E
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R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Xerath

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 Xerath

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Bard vs Xerath Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Xerath Image
2.7
< Kills >
5.1
5.6
< Deaths >
5.4
13.2
< Assists >
9.6
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.14
27
< Minions Killed >
92
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,277
< Physical Damage >
637
7,837
< Magic Damage >
21,786
914
< True Damage >
998
11,030
< Damage Dealt >
23,422
20,545
< Damage Taken >
15,408
8,477
< Gold Earned >
10,541
1.68
< Towers >
1.65
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,772
< Total Healing >
1,199
11,430
< Experience >
12,349
58
< Vision Score >
39
28
< Wards Placed >
18
245
< Time Dealing CC >
176

How to Counter Xerath with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here show several valuable Bard vs. Xerath matchup stats that may help you grasp the distinctions between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath..

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Xerath. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Xerath

Who is Better, Bard or Xerath?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when trying to fight Xerath, with a 52.1% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter for Xerath.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champion to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Bard into Xerathas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Xerath matchups, Bard is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Bard is an above average counter for Xerath. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Xerath.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Bard, we analyzed 1,319 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 Xerath 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 truly master Bard in order to counter Xerath during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a lot less CS compared to Xerath. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Bard versus Xerath build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Xerath than with most other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 52.1% battling Xerath with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Xerath 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 chose for Bard vs Xerath LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 52.1% win rate overall.

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