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.
The stats shown on this page feature several vital Bard versus Zeri matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between these two champs. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zeri’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zeri. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Zeri. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Zeri, with a 51.6% win rate. As a result, Bard makes a good counter for Zeri.
While Bard does have a higher win rate than Zeri, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Zerias his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Bard has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zeri. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Zeri matchups, Bard is the better champion 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 to Zeri. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Bard against Zeri.
To learn all of the intricacies of Bard to counter Zeri during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard typically racks up a lot less CS compared to Zeri. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Bard versus Zeri build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Zeri than with many other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 51.6% when countering Zeri with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Zeri as Bard, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Relentless Hunter, and Zombie Ward runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Bard vs Zeri counter picks, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.6% winrate overall.
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