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

Bard vs Zac

How to Beat Zac as Bard in LoL Zac is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Zac as Bard

based on 1,139 Bard vs Zac matchups
Win Rate
51.4 %
K/D/A
2.98
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of rated League matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Zac as Bard resulted from an analysis of 1139 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Bard has to counter Zac in only 3.0% of his rounds.

Bard vs Zac Matchup Summary

Bard has done a decent job of beating Zac. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.4% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Bard against Zac rounds, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Zac.

Best Bard vs Zac 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 SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Force of NatureDead Man's PlateChemtech PutrifierRedemption

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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
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 Zac as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Zac

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 Zac

Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.

Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.

Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.

Bard vs Zac Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.4 %
VS
Win Rate
48.6 %
Zac Image
2.6
< Kills >
5
5.5
< Deaths >
4.9
13.8
< Assists >
10.6
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
25
< Minions Killed >
49
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.19
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,382
< Physical Damage >
1,108
8,311
< Magic Damage >
15,044
1,189
< True Damage >
1,480
11,883
< Damage Dealt >
17,633
19,455
< Damage Taken >
37,335
8,424
< Gold Earned >
10,826
1.79
< Towers >
1.4
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
5,364
< Total Healing >
36,070
11,138
< Experience >
13,074
60
< Vision Score >
22
28
< Wards Placed >
6
253
< Time Dealing CC >
479

How to Counter Zac with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some critical Bard versus Zac counter statistics that may help us understand the differences between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zac’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zac..

Bard typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Zac. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Bard and Zac

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Zac
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Zac

Who is Better, Bard or Zac?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Bard usually wins when taking on Zac, with a 51.4% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a good counter to Zac.

While Bard does have a higher winrate than Zac, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Zacas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zac. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Zac matchups, Bard is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter for Zac. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Zac.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Zac Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zac as Bard, we analyzed 1,139 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 Zac 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Zac during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard usually gets less CS relative to Zac. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require 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 large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Bard versus Zac build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Zac than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average winrate of 51.4% when playing against Zac with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Zac 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 combinations players used for Bard vs Zac matchups, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.4% win rate overall.

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