Communication is key when making use of Thresh's lantern. Let your teammates know how you like to use it.
Death Sentence and Flay can be combined in either cast order for powerful combinations.
Thresh can collect souls without needing to kill units himself. Planning your map position to be near the most deaths will help to maximize soul collection.
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!
The stat comparisons shown here underscore some critical Thresh against Bard matchup stats that may help us explain the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Thresh’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Thresh may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Bard..
Thresh often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Bard. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Thresh usually loses when facing off against Bard, with a 48.9% win rate. As a result, Thresh makes a poor counter for Bard.
While Thresh does have a lower win rate compared to Bard, when on opposite teams, Thresh also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Thresh into Bardas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Thresh also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Thresh vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Thresh is a somewhat poor counter for Bard. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Thresh against Bard.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Thresh to counter Bard during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Thresh most often accumulates more CS as Bard. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities 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 surpass the values reported here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Thresh versus Bard build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. When Thresh included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Bard than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Thresh had an average win rate of 48.9% battling Bard with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Bard as Thresh, you should use the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Thresh vs Bard face-offs, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.9% winrate overall.
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