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

Corki vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Corki

based on 384 Corki vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
44.3 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Bard as Corki resulted from an evaluation of 384 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Corki encounters Bard in only 1.6% of his rounds.

Corki vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Corki has done a awful job of countering Bard. Normally, he wins a lowly 44.3% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Corki vs Bard rounds, Corki’s side is 0.2% less likely to gain first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood against Bard.

Best Corki vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordCaulfield's Warhammer

Core Corki Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestMuramanaRavenous Hydra

Optional Items

Essence ReaverMaw of Malmortius

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Corki's passive ability p
Corki q ability q
Corki w ability w
Corki e ability e
Corki'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 Corki

Tips for Playing as Corki against Bard

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.

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.

Corki vs Bard Counter Stats

Corki Image
Win Rate
44.3 %
VS
Win Rate
55.7 %
Bard Image
6.2
< Kills >
2.7
6.1
< Deaths >
5.2
6.7
< Assists >
14.1
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
0.56
179
< Minions Killed >
27
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.49
3,548
< Physical Damage >
2,326
20,218
< Magic Damage >
8,041
1,413
< True Damage >
910
25,181
< Damage Dealt >
11,278
19,971
< Damage Taken >
19,494
12,498
< Gold Earned >
8,537
1.83
< Towers >
1.96
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,095
< Total Healing >
5,702
14,083
< Experience >
11,504
19
< Vision Score >
59
9
< Wards Placed >
28
174
< Time Dealing CC >
247

How to Counter Bard with Corki in LoL

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.

Differences between Corki and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Corki
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Corki
Bard

Who is Better, Corki or Bard?

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.

Additional Information for Corki Players

How We Calculated Our Corki vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Corki, we analyzed 384 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 Corki 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 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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