How to Win Caitlyn vs Bard Counter Matchup Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Caitlyn

based on 2,163 Caitlyn vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.29
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. Within our database, Caitlyn faced off against Bard 2163 times. Including so many games with Caitlyn vs Bard provides us a lot of faith in our ability to produce actionable stats and a supported build to shatter Bard. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Caitlyn fights Bard in only 1.5% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn does a dismal job of countering Bard. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.3% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Caitlyn against Bard rounds, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood versus Bard.

Best Caitlyn vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonThe Collector

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsStormrazor

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
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E
4
Q
5
Q
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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 Bard as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Bard

Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.

Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.

Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.

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.

Caitlyn vs Bard Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Bard Image
6.6
< Kills >
2.6
5.8
< Deaths >
5.4
6.7
< Assists >
13.1
1.53
< Killing Sprees >
0.53
175
< Minions Killed >
27
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.47
18,426
< Physical Damage >
2,255
1,454
< Magic Damage >
7,971
954
< True Damage >
911
20,835
< Damage Dealt >
11,138
18,888
< Damage Taken >
19,386
12,125
< Gold Earned >
8,314
2.8
< Towers >
1.63
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,235
< Total Healing >
5,284
12,525
< Experience >
11,199
19
< Vision Score >
55
9
< Wards Placed >
27
76
< Time Dealing CC >
247

How to Counter Bard with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats shown here clarify some valuable Caitlyn vs. Bard counter stats that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Bard. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Caitlyn usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Bard. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Bard

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Bard?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when taking on Bard, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter for Bard.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate compared to Bard, when on opposite teams, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Bard.

Additionally, Caitlyn has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter to Bard. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Bard.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Caitlyn, we analyzed 2,163 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 Caitlyn 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 truly master Caitlyn in order to counter Bard during both the lane 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 shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often gets much more CS compared to Bard. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Caitlyn versus Bard build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn included at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Bard than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average win rate of 49.3% when countering Bard with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Bard as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should use the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Caitlyn vs Bard fights, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.3% winrate overall.

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