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

Bard vs Zeri

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

How to Beat Zeri as Bard

based on 1,403 Bard vs Zeri matchups
Win Rate
53 %
K/D/A
3.11
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Zeri as Bard came out of an evaluation of 1403 ranked matches where both champs clashed against each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Bard is forced to battle against Zeri in only 3.7% of his rounds.

Bard vs Zeri Matchup Summary

Bard does a good job of countering Zeri. Normally, he wins a whopping 53.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Bard versus Zeri rounds, Bard’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zeri.

Best Bard vs Zeri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionForce of NatureFrozen HeartBulwark of the Mountain

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
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Zeri as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Zeri

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.

Bard vs Zeri Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53 %
VS
Win Rate
47 %
Zeri Image
2.6
< Kills >
6.4
5.3
< Deaths >
5.8
13.9
< Assists >
6.9
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
25
< Minions Killed >
177
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.49
2,321
< Physical Damage >
10,487
8,029
< Magic Damage >
11,130
915
< True Damage >
1,059
11,265
< Damage Dealt >
22,677
19,348
< Damage Taken >
20,298
8,406
< Gold Earned >
12,201
1.82
< Towers >
2.21
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,594
< Total Healing >
2,288
11,205
< Experience >
12,730
59
< Vision Score >
19
29
< Wards Placed >
9
246
< Time Dealing CC >
121

How to Counter Zeri with Bard in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some critical Bard against Zeri counter statistics that can help you interpret the distinctions between this set of champs. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zeri’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zeri. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Zeri. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Zeri

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Zeri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Zeri

Who is Better, Bard or Zeri?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Bard usually wins when facing off against Zeri, with a 53.0% win rate. Thus, Bard makes a good counter for Zeri.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Zeri, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Zerias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Bard vs Zeri matchups, Bard is the better champion 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 to Zeri. Focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Bard against Zeri.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Zeri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zeri as Bard, we analyzed 1,403 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 Zeri 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 to counter Zeri during both the early game 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 here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard typically picks up a lot less CS relative to Zeri. Champs who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize 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 did significantly better countering Zeri than with most other common builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 53.0% battling Zeri with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Zeri as Bard, Bard players 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 runes we have analyed for Bard vs Zeri matchups, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 53.0% winrate overall.

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