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

Elise vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Elise

based on 449 Elise vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
44.3 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Bard as Elise came out of an examination of 449 ranked rounds where both champs clashed against each other. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Elise is forced to battle against Bard in only 1.8% of her matches.

Elise vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise does a pathetic job of beating Bard. On average, she wins a lowly 44.3% of games the champs fight each other in. In Elise vs Bard rounds, Elise’s team is 0.2% more expected to get first blood. This indicates that she probably will get first blood against Bard.

Best Elise vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffLich Bane

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Nimbus CloakWaterwalking
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Elise's passive ability p
Elise q ability q
Elise w ability w
Elise e ability e
Elise's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
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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E
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R

Guide to Countering Bard as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Bard

Elise's Spider Form and Spider Form abilities do not cost mana and can be prioritized when you are trying to conserve mana.

When in Spider Form, Spiderlings will attack the target that Elise uses Venomous Bite on.

Spider Form is most effective at finishing off enemies with low health; Human Form's Neurotoxin does more damage to healthy foes.

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.

Elise vs Bard Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
44.3 %
VS
Win Rate
55.7 %
Bard Image
7.1
< Kills >
2.6
6.1
< Deaths >
5.4
7.1
< Assists >
13.8
1.6
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
35
< Minions Killed >
25
1.26
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.55
1,347
< Physical Damage >
2,260
15,911
< Magic Damage >
7,838
1,331
< True Damage >
894
18,590
< Damage Dealt >
10,993
25,929
< Damage Taken >
18,830
10,919
< Gold Earned >
8,334
1.73
< Towers >
1.89
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,714
< Total Healing >
5,273
12,143
< Experience >
10,925
24
< Vision Score >
60
6
< Wards Placed >
29
148
< Time Dealing CC >
244

How to Counter Bard with Elise in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize several important Elise against Bard matchup statistics that can help you figure out the differences between the pair. As an example, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Bard. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Elise typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, she receives more damage than Bard. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Bard

Who is Better, Elise or Bard?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when taking on Bard, with a 44.3% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a poor counter to Bard.

While Elise does have a much lower winrate compared to Bard, when they face off with one another, Elise also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Elise into Bardas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Elise has only a small 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 ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Elise vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champ with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Elise is a garbage counter for Bard. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Elise against Bard.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Elise, we analyzed 449 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 Elise 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 truly master Elise 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 tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise usually accumulates a similar amount of CS as Bard. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. 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, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Elise versus Bard build include Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Bard than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Elise had an average win rate of 44.3% when playing against Bard with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Bard as Elise, Elise players should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Elise vs Bard fights, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 44.3% winrate overall.

If you want to view Elise vs Bard tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a an individual player tier, feel free to select one from the selection menu above. By default, the statistics and strategies given are computed using all games completed with both champs.