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.
You can attack Dark Procession to break the wall down.
Try to thin out Yorick's minions before you engage him, Mist Walkers will die from a basic attack or a single target spell.
You can cast Smite on Mist Walkers and the Maiden of the Mist to damage or kill them.
The stat comparisons shown on this page show some significant Bard versus Yorick counter stats that can help you appreciate the differences between these two champs. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yorick’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Yorick. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Bard usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Yorick. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually loses when facing off against Yorick, with a 47.1% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a bad counter to Yorick.
While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Yorick, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Bard into Yorickas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Yorick. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Yorick matchups, Yorick is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Bard is a bad counter for Yorick. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Yorick.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Yorick during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard most often racks up a lot less CS relative to Yorick. Champs who typically don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of 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 Yorick build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Yorick than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 47.1% when playing against Yorick with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of beating Yorick as Bard, Bard players should use 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 that we analyzed for Bard vs Yorick counterpicks, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.1% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Yorick as Bard are shown for all skill levels combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.