Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!
Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.
It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.
Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.
Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.
Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.
The Bard Annie synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Annie, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Bard sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Annie. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Annie helps Bard perform poorer in competitive LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Bard is paired with Annie, he sees a little drop in his full damage output. This difference could demonstrate that Annie does not help protection for him to deal more damage or that her allyship also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Bard is played together with Annie on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays without Annie. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Annie.
Moreover, when Bard plays with Annie on the same team, he often receives a little more damage than when he fights alone. Taking more damage may mean that Annie does a poor job of covering Bard during team fights.
There is no perfect synergy for Bard that will no matter what be his best ally. Yet, Annie is a terrible teammate for Bard. By locking into the same team as Bard, she decreases their win rate by -3.8% to 45.9%. This demonstrates that there is a terrible synergy between Bard and Annie that results in them performing not as well together than alone.
Annie has a much lower diffuclty than Bard. That means you don't need to be cautious when arranging Annie comrades to fight alongside, as they will have to have a much lower level of skill to be able to work well with you.
When playing alongside, Bard players should see an overall large increase in your team’s capability to deal magical damage. Together, these two can blast through enemies with magic damage.
In contrast, by aligning Bard and Annie together, you will not be granting your team enough anti-tank damage dealing potential. Plan to include other champions on your team that fills this gap in this pairing's potential.
Regardless of the skill of your Annie teammate, you need to focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.
To learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to synergize with Annie during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League matches, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot.
The most crucial finished items to have in your Bard and Annie synergy build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three great items in his build, he did a lot better as an ally of Annie than with most other common builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 45.9% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Annie with this build.
To have the highest chance of defeating your oponents, Bard players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Bard and Annie pairings, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 45.9% win rate overall.
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