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

Bard vs Zoe

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

How to Beat Zoe as Bard

based on 477 Bard vs Zoe matchups
Win Rate
53.9 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. Within our database, Bard fought Zoe in 477 matches. With so many games with Bard versus Zoe gives us a lot of faith in our capability to produce informative stats and a recommended build to defeat your foe. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Bard is forced to battle against Zoe in only 1.5% of his matches.

Bard vs Zoe Matchup Summary

Bard has done a good job of beating Zoe. Normally, he wins a terrific 53.9% of games the champs fight one another in. In Bard against Zoe rounds, Bard’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Zoe.

Best Bard vs Zoe 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

Chemtech PutrifierFrozen HeartRedemption

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
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W
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Q
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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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R

Guide to Countering Zoe as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Zoe

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

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 Zoe

Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Stop Zoe from hiding in fog of war to prevent her from setting the spell up.

Zoe's Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown.

Zoe must return to her starting point after casting Portal Jump, making her vulnerable to a counterattack.

Bard vs Zoe Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
53.9 %
VS
Win Rate
46.1 %
Zoe Image
2.6
< Kills >
5.9
5.5
< Deaths >
5.6
13.5
< Assists >
7.7
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.37
25
< Minions Killed >
141
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.44
2,338
< Physical Damage >
1,818
7,886
< Magic Damage >
16,904
948
< True Damage >
3,302
11,173
< Damage Dealt >
22,025
19,677
< Damage Taken >
18,961
8,432
< Gold Earned >
10,780
1.78
< Towers >
1.62
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,424
< Total Healing >
2,240
11,225
< Experience >
13,126
59
< Vision Score >
22
29
< Wards Placed >
10
247
< Time Dealing CC >
139

How to Counter Zoe with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several valuable Bard vs. Zoe matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zoe’s ratio of NaN, showing that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Zoe. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Bard typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Zoe. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Zoe

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Zoe
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Zoe

Who is Better, Bard or Zoe?

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 Zoe, with a 53.9% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a great counter for Zoe.

While Bard does have a higher winrate compared to Zoe, when on opposite teams, Bard also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Bard into Zoeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zoe. 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 a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Bard vs Zoe matchups, Bard is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Bard is a great counter for Zoe. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Zoe.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Zoe Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zoe as Bard, we analyzed 477 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 Zoe 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 Zoe during both the lane 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 suggestions presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard on average gets a lot less CS compared to Zoe. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities 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 case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Bard versus Zoe build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs. Zoe than with many other common builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 53.9% battling Zoe with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Zoe 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. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Bard vs Zoe clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 53.9% winrate overall.

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