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

Bard vs Ziggs

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

How to Beat Ziggs as Bard

based on 459 Bard vs Ziggs matchups
Win Rate
49.7 %
K/D/A
3.05
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League rounds that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Ziggs as Bard came out of an examination of 459 ranked rounds where both champs faced each other. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Bard encounters Ziggs in only 1.2% of his games.

Bard vs Ziggs Matchup Summary

Bard does a ok job of countering Ziggs. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.7% of matches the champs face one another in. In Bard vs Ziggs games, Bard’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Ziggs.

Best Bard vs Ziggs Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionFrozen Heart

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
5
Q
6
R
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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 Ziggs as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Ziggs

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 Ziggs

Ziggs' ultimate, Mega Inferno Bomb, deals more damage in the center of the explosion.

Don't step on Ziggs' mines! They'll slow you and make it much easier for him to hit you with his other abiltiies.

Many of Ziggs' abilities have long cooldowns. Try catching him just after he's used his abilities.

Bard vs Ziggs Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.7 %
VS
Win Rate
50.3 %
Ziggs Image
2.8
< Kills >
4.9
5.5
< Deaths >
5.5
14
< Assists >
8.2
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
28
< Minions Killed >
174
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.6
2,332
< Physical Damage >
885
8,311
< Magic Damage >
24,847
988
< True Damage >
634
11,631
< Damage Dealt >
26,366
20,969
< Damage Taken >
17,837
8,688
< Gold Earned >
11,699
1.66
< Towers >
3.11
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,160
< Total Healing >
1,710
11,904
< Experience >
13,932
60
< Vision Score >
21
29
< Wards Placed >
11
267
< Time Dealing CC >
252

How to Counter Ziggs with Bard in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize some significant Bard versus Ziggs matchup stats that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ziggs’s ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Ziggs. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Bard normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he takes more damage than Ziggs. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Ziggs

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Ziggs
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Ziggs

Who is Better, Bard or Ziggs?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when taking on Ziggs, with a 49.7% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter for Ziggs.

While Bard does have a lower winrate compared to Ziggs, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Ziggsas 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ziggs. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Ziggs matchups, Ziggs is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Bard is a somewhat poor counter for Ziggs. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Ziggs.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Ziggs Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ziggs as Bard, we analyzed 459 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 Ziggs 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 truly master Bard in order to counter Ziggs during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard most often racks up a lot less CS relative to Ziggs. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Bard versus Ziggs build include 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 vs Ziggs than with most other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 49.7% battling Ziggs with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Ziggs 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. Of all the runes players used for Bard vs Ziggs battles, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.7% win rate overall.

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