Phosphorus Bomb can be used to reveal enemy units that might be hiding in a nearby patch of brush.
Corki can continue to attack while using Gatling Gun. Maximizing Gatling Gun is key to mastering Corki.
Valkyrie can be used defensively as well, so try using it for a quick escape.
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.
The stat comparisons provided here feature several strategic Corki against Bard matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences between the two. As an example, Corki’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Corki may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Bard. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Corki typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Bard. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Corki usually loses when taking on Bard, with a 44.3% win rate. Thus, Corki makes a bad counter for Bard.
While Corki does have a much lower win rate compared to Bard, when they face off with one another, Corki also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Corki into Bard.
Furthermore, Corki also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Corki vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Corki is a garbage counter for Bard. Focus your play on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Corki against Bard.
To learn all of the intricacies of Corki to counter Bard during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Corki most often gets much more CS as Bard. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Corki versus Bard build consist of Luden's Tempest, Muramana, and Ravenous Hydra. When Corki included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Bard than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Corki had an average winrate of 44.3% battling Bard with this counter build.
To have the highest probability of beating Bard as Corki, Corki players should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for Corki vs Bard counters, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 44.3% win rate overall.
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