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

Kayn vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Kayn

based on 2,027 Kayn vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
51.4 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Bard as Kayn came out of an examination of 2027 ranked games where both champions battled one another. This pairing is relatively rare. Kayn encounters Bard in only 1.6% of his rounds.

Kayn vs Bard Matchup Summary

Kayn does a decent job of countering Bard. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.4% of the time the champs face each other in. In Kayn against Bard matches, Kayn’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Bard.

Best Kayn vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSpirit VisageBlack Cleaver

Optional Items

Chempunk ChainswordMaw of MalmortiusSerylda's GrudgeDeath's Dance

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearFuture's MarketCosmic Insight
Domination Sudden ImpactTreasure Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Bard as Kayn

Tips for Playing as Kayn against Bard

Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.

Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.

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 opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe.

Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it!

Kayn vs Bard Counter Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
51.4 %
VS
Win Rate
48.6 %
Bard Image
7.3
< Kills >
2.7
6.1
< Deaths >
5.6
7.4
< Assists >
13.8
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
0.56
42
< Minions Killed >
25
1.33
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.46
18,754
< Physical Damage >
2,442
480
< Magic Damage >
8,468
1,320
< True Damage >
1,023
20,554
< Damage Dealt >
11,934
36,355
< Damage Taken >
20,029
12,256
< Gold Earned >
8,472
1.42
< Towers >
1.65
0.3
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
16,812
< Total Healing >
5,765
13,800
< Experience >
11,212
20
< Vision Score >
58
5
< Wards Placed >
28
285
< Time Dealing CC >
254

How to Counter Bard with Kayn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature some valuable Kayn vs. Bard counter stats that may help you realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Kayn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kayn may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Bard. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Kayn normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives more damage than Bard. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kayn and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Kayn
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kayn
Bard

Who is Better, Kayn or Bard?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kayn usually wins when taking on Bard, with a 51.4% win rate. Therefore, Kayn makes a good counter for Bard.

While Kayn does have a higher winrate compared to Bard, when they face off with one another, Kayn also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Kayn into Bardas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Kayn 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 for every situation in League of Legends, in Kayn vs Bard matchups, Kayn is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Kayn is a decent counter to Bard. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Kayn against Bard.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Kayn, we analyzed 2,027 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 Kayn 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 Kayn to counter Bard during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kayn most often accumulates more CS compared to Bard. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Kayn versus Bard build include Goredrinker, Spirit Visage, and Black Cleaver. When Kayn combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Bard than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Kayn had an average winrate of 51.4% when countering Bard with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Bard as Kayn, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Kayn vs Bard clashes, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.4% winrate overall.

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