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

Bard vs Xin Zhao

How to Beat Xin Zhao as Bard in LoL Xin Zhao is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Xin Zhao as Bard

based on 438 Bard vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
53.9 %
K/D/A
3.15
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each week. In our dataset, Bard battled Xin Zhao in 438 matches. Using so many games with Bard versus Xin Zhao gives us faith in our capacity to prepare useful data and a pro build to annihilate Xin Zhao. This matchup is fairly rare. Bard is forced to battle against Xin Zhao in only 1.1% of his games.

Bard vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of countering Xin Zhao. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.9% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Bard versus Xin Zhao matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Xin Zhao.

Best Bard vs Xin Zhao 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

Chemtech 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
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Q
6
R
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Xin Zhao as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.

Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Bard vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.9 %
VS
Win Rate
46.1 %
Xin Zhao Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.5
5.3
< Deaths >
6.6
14.2
< Assists >
7.5
0.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
26
< Minions Killed >
47
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
1.36
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.46
2,317
< Physical Damage >
16,093
7,805
< Magic Damage >
1,594
971
< True Damage >
1,214
11,094
< Damage Dealt >
18,903
19,194
< Damage Taken >
32,773
8,301
< Gold Earned >
11,325
1.71
< Towers >
1.74
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
5,386
< Total Healing >
12,987
11,162
< Experience >
12,900
56
< Vision Score >
21
27
< Wards Placed >
6
255
< Time Dealing CC >
432

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Bard in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize several important Bard versus Xin Zhao counter stats that may help you interpret the differences between the pair. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Xin Zhao. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Xin Zhao. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Bard or Xin Zhao?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Xin Zhao, with a 53.9% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a great counter for Xin Zhao.

While Bard does have a higher win rate compared to Xin Zhao, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Xin Zhaoas 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 Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Xin Zhao 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 allies during teamfights.

Bard is a great counter to Xin Zhao. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Bard against Xin Zhao.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Bard, we analyzed 438 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 Xin Zhao 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 in order to counter Xin Zhao during both the lane 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 tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often gets less CS as Xin Zhao. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The top items to have in your Bard versus Xin Zhao build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs Xin Zhao than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 53.9% when countering Xin Zhao with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Xin Zhao as Bard, you should take 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 runes players picked for Bard vs Xin Zhao matchups, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 53.9% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Xin Zhao as Bard are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.