How to Win Braum vs Bard Counter Matchup Braum is in the b tier of champions

Braum vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Braum

based on 285 Braum vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
44.6 %
K/D/A
2.7
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Bard as Braum came out of an analysis of 285 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Braum encounters Bard in only 1.4% of his matches.

Braum vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Braum does a terrible job of countering Bard. On average, he wins a lowly 44.6% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Braum against Bard matches, Braum’s side is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Bard.

Best Braum vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Braum Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Pauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Braum to level up q
>
Second ability for Braum to level up e
>
Last skill for Braum to max out w

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Braum's passive ability p
Braum q ability q
Braum w ability w
Braum e ability e
Braum's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Bard as Braum

Tips for Playing as Braum against Bard

Work with your allies to stack Concussive Blows, encourage them to basic attack marked targets.

Leap in front of squishy friends and shield them from projectiles with Unbreakable.

Glacial Fissure leaves a powerful slow zone, position it well to split teamfights and slow the enemy approach.

Advice to Win Against Bard

You can crush Bard's healing shrines just by walking over them. Don't let his allies take them without a fight.

Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it!

Bard's opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe.

Braum vs Bard Counter Stats

Braum Image
Win Rate
44.6 %
VS
Win Rate
55.4 %
Bard Image
1.4
< Kills >
2.7
5.4
< Deaths >
5
13.2
< Assists >
13.8
0.19
< Killing Sprees >
0.54
33
< Minions Killed >
25
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.54
1,284
< Physical Damage >
2,274
6,035
< Magic Damage >
8,282
562
< True Damage >
937
7,882
< Damage Dealt >
11,495
21,106
< Damage Taken >
18,097
7,495
< Gold Earned >
8,311
1.62
< Towers >
1.91
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,079
< Total Healing >
5,336
10,126
< Experience >
11,051
47
< Vision Score >
58
22
< Wards Placed >
28
172
< Time Dealing CC >
266

How to Counter Bard with Braum in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some strategic Braum against Bard counter stats that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Braum’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Bard’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Braum may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Bard..

Braum normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Bard. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Braum and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Braum
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Braum
Bard

Who is Better, Braum or Bard?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Braum usually loses when facing off against Bard, with a 44.6% win rate. Thus, Braum makes a poor counter for Bard.

While Braum does have a much lower winrate than Bard, when on opposite teams, Braum also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Braum into Bard.

Moreover, Braum also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Braum vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Braum is a trash counter to Bard. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Braum against Bard.

Additional Information for Braum Players

How We Calculated Our Braum vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Braum, we analyzed 285 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 Bard as Braum 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 Braum in order to counter Bard during both the laning 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 shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Braum usually picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Bard. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Braum versus Bard build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Braum bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better against Bard than with many other common builds. In fact, Braum boasted an average win rate of 44.6% when countering Bard with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Bard as Braum, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Braum vs Bard counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 44.6% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Bard as Braum are given for all ranked divisions combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.