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

Lulu vs Bard

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

How to Beat Bard as Lulu

based on 1,600 Lulu vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
3.16
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League matches that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Bard as Lulu came out of an examination of 1600 ranked games where both champions battled one another. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Lulu encounters Bard in only 1.9% of her matches.

Lulu vs Bard Matchup Summary

Lulu does a good job of beating Bard. Typically, she wins a whopping 52.7% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Lulu against Bard games, Lulu’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Bard.

Best Lulu vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBandleglass Mirror

Core Lulu Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongMikael's BlessingShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierArdent CenserBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Lulu's passive ability p
Lulu q ability q
Lulu w ability w
Lulu e ability e
Lulu's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Bard as Lulu

Tips for Playing as Lulu against Bard

Glitterlance can be fired at odd angles depending on where your cursor is - Moving your cursor closer to Pix and Lulu will change your area of effect size considerably.

Consider casting Help, Pix! on ranged attackers for the Pix boost and Wild Growth on Tanks or Fighters for the added initiation power.

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!

Lulu vs Bard Counter Stats

Lulu Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Bard Image
1.5
< Kills >
2.3
4.9
< Deaths >
5
14
< Assists >
12.8
0.25
< Killing Sprees >
0.48
18
< Minions Killed >
24
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,057
< Physical Damage >
2,161
4,552
< Magic Damage >
7,614
459
< True Damage >
822
6,067
< Damage Dealt >
10,597
14,236
< Damage Taken >
18,312
7,753
< Gold Earned >
8,096
2.33
< Towers >
1.76
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,820
< Total Healing >
5,408
10,280
< Experience >
10,642
53
< Vision Score >
60
25
< Wards Placed >
29
212
< Time Dealing CC >
242

How to Counter Bard with Lulu in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several vital Lulu versus Bard matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences between the pair. As an example, Lulu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Lulu may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Bard..

Lulu often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Bard. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Lulu and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Lulu
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Lulu
Bard

Who is Better, Lulu or Bard?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Lulu usually wins when trying to fight Bard, with a 52.7% win rate. Thus, Lulu makes a good counter to Bard.

While Lulu does have a higher win rate than Bard, when on opposite teams, Lulu also has a much lower difficulty level that makes her a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Lulu into Bard.

Furthermore, Lulu has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Lulu vs Bard matchups, Lulu is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Lulu is an above average counter for Bard. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Lulu against Bard.

Additional Information for Lulu Players

How We Calculated Our Lulu vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Lulu, we analyzed 1,600 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 Lulu 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 Lulu to counter Bard during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Lulu typically picks up a similar amount of CS as Bard. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Lulu versus Bard build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Mikael's Blessing, and Shard of True Ice. When Lulu included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better versus Bard than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Lulu had an average win rate of 52.7% battling Bard with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Bard as Lulu, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Lulu vs Bard counter picks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.7% win rate overall.

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