Kalista vs Bard Counter Build

How to Win Kalista vs Bard Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Bard as Kalista in LoL

How to Beat Bard as Kalista

1,015 Kalista vs Bard Matchups Analyzed

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Bard as Kalista came out of an evaluation of 1015 ranked matches where both champs engaged one another. This champ pairing is fairly rare. Kalista is forced to battle against Bard in only 1.9% of her matches.

Unfortunately, Kalista does a pathetic job of countering Bard. Normally, she wins a lowly 45.1% of games the champions battle each other in. In Kalista against Bard matches, Kalista’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood, indicating that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Bard.

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Best Kalista Items to Counter Bard

The best items to use in your Kalista versus Bard build include Immortal Shieldbow, Bloodthirster, and Runaan's Hurricane. When Kalista bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better when fighting Bard than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Kalista boasted an average winrate of 63.5% when countering Bard with this counter build.

Best Kalista Runes to Counter Bard

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity

To have the highest chance of crushing Bard as Kalista, Kalista players should use the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Overheal, and Legend: Alacrity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Kalista vs Bard matchups, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.7% winrate overall.

We have also included the best Bard runes to counterpick against Kalista to help you interpret how he will probably be kitted out against your champion.


6.5 | Kalista Bard | 2.5


6 | Kalista Bard | 5.2


6.2 | Kalista Bard | 13.7

Kalista vs Bard Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here show several vital Kalista vs. Bard matchup stats that can help us figure out the distinctions between the two. For instance, Kalista’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is not as good as Bard’s KDA ratio of 3.1, highlighting that Kalista may be less central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Bard. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.

Kalista often has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she takes more damage than Bard. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Kalista usually tallies much more CS than Bard. Champions that don't acquire many minion kills usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities and first items alone. Although, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to beat the values displayed here to do well.

If you need to see Kalista x Bard tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a an individual division rank, feel free to choose one from the selection menu displayed above. At first, the stats and strategies given are computed using every match run with both champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

1.5 | Kalista Bard | 0.5

Largest Multi-Kill

1.53 | Kalista Bard | 0.97

Damage Dealt

16,402 | Kalista Bard | 9,797

Damage Taken

19,058 | Kalista Bard | 15,383

Healing Done

4,346 | Kalista Bard | 4,553

Vision Score

20 | Kalista Bard | 55

Gold Earned

11,475 | Kalista Bard | 7,832

Minions Killed

169 | Kalista Bard | 24

Dragons Killed

0.34 | Kalista Bard | 0.05

Barons Killed

0.15 | Kalista Bard | 0.01


2.31 | Kalista Bard | 1.86


0.45 | Kalista Bard | 0.5

CC Duration (sec)

170 | Kalista Bard | 210

Experience Earned

11,574 | Kalista Bard | 10,292

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,015 Kalista vs Bard 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 Kalista 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.