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

Kennen vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Kennen

based on 344 Kennen vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
48 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends games every week. In our database, Kennen fought Bard in 344 matches. Including so many games with Kennen vs Bard gives us confidence in our capacity to provide informative stats and a supported build to counter your opponent. This matchup is relatively rare. Kennen has to counter Bard in only 1.7% of his matches.

Kennen vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen does a poor job of beating Bard. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.0% of matches the champions face each other in. In Kennen against Bard rounds, Kennen’s team is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Bard.

Best Kennen vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceScorch
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
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 Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Bard

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

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!

Kennen vs Bard Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
48 %
VS
Win Rate
52 %
Bard Image
5.5
< Kills >
2.6
5.8
< Deaths >
5.5
6
< Assists >
13.3
1.27
< Killing Sprees >
0.53
154
< Minions Killed >
25
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,271
< Physical Damage >
2,238
18,723
< Magic Damage >
8,129
770
< True Damage >
874
21,765
< Damage Dealt >
11,242
21,106
< Damage Taken >
19,571
11,025
< Gold Earned >
8,416
1.72
< Towers >
1.7
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,649
< Total Healing >
5,816
13,905
< Experience >
11,169
19
< Vision Score >
57
9
< Wards Placed >
27
62
< Time Dealing CC >
247

How to Counter Bard with Kennen in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several critical Kennen versus Bard matchup stats that can help us explain the differences between the two. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Bard..

Kennen typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Bard. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Bard

Who is Better, Kennen or Bard?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kennen usually loses when facing off against Bard, with a 48.0% win rate. Therefore, Kennen makes a poor counter for Bard.

While Kennen does have a lower winrate compared to Bard, when facing one another, Kennen also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Kennen into Bard.

Moreover, Kennen has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Kennen is a bad counter to Bard. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kennen against Bard.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Kennen, we analyzed 344 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 Kennen 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 learn all of the intricacies of Kennen to counter Bard during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen most often picks up much more CS relative to Bard. Champs who on average don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Kennen versus Bard build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Bard than with many other typical builds. In fact, Kennen had an average win rate of 48.0% when playing against Bard with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Bard as Kennen, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Kennen vs Bard LoL games, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.0% winrate overall.

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