How to Synergize Bard with Karthus on the Same Team Bard is in the s tier of champions

Bard with Karthus

How to Win With Bard and Karthus Paired Together Karthus is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage

How to Synergize Bard and Karthus

based on 554 Bard with Karthus pairs
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers take in the results of from millions of League games straight from Riot Games each week. Bard has fought alongside Karthus in 554 recently played, ranked matches. By accumulating so much great data from the hosts of LoL, we are sure that we can showcase high quality, accurate builds to help Bard play with Karthus. It is relatively rare for Bard to play with Karthus as teammates. This pairing has only happened in approximately 1.5% of games with Bard.

Bard Karthus Synergy Summary

Bard has done a average job of fighting on the same side as Karthus. Typically, he wins an acceptable 49.6% of games the champions fight alongside one another. If you want to do better as Bard when playing with Karthus by learning how to better synergize your playstyle with him, then dig into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Bard Karthus Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsKindlegem

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionDead Man's PlateBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Bard's passive ability p
Bard q ability q
Bard w ability w
Bard e ability e
Bard'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 Synergizing Bard and Karthus

Tips for Playing as Bard with Karthus

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.

Advice to Understand How Karthus Will Play

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Bard Karthus Synergy Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Karthus Image
2.6
< Kills >
2.7
5.7
< Deaths >
5.5
14.1
< Assists >
13.5
0.52
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
25
< Minions Killed >
25
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,312
< Physical Damage >
2,288
7,552
< Magic Damage >
8,165
880
< True Damage >
878
10,745
< Damage Dealt >
11,332
19,833
< Damage Taken >
19,386
8,404
< Gold Earned >
8,381
1.55
< Towers >
1.69
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,475
< Total Healing >
5,592
11,171
< Experience >
11,076
57
< Vision Score >
56
27
< Wards Placed >
27
250
< Time Dealing CC >
258

How to Play with Karthus as Bard in LoL

The Bard Karthus synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Karthus, 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 very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Karthus. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Karthus helps Bard perform worse in ranked League of Legends games. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Bard tries to synergize with Karthus, he gets a little drop in his total damage dealt. This may signal that Karthus does not help cover for him to deal more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Bard is played alongside Karthus on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Karthus.

Moreover, when Bard plays with Karthus on the same team, he usually takes a little more damage than when he fights alone. Taking more damage may mean that Karthus does a poor job of covering Bard in team fights.

Synergies between Bard and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Bard with Karthus
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Bard
Karthus
Synergy

Is Bard better when played alongside Karthus?

There is no perfect companion for Bard that will no matter what be his best ally. However, overall, Karthus is a very typical ally for Bard. By locking into the same team as Bard, he decreases their win rate by -0.1% to 49.6%. This proves that there is only a small bond between Bard and Karthus that results in them performing worse together than without each other.

Karthus has a lower difficulty than Bard. That means you don't need to be cautious when arranging Karthus comrades to fight alongside, as they will need a relatively low level of skill to be able to do well with you.

Playing on the same side, you will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to deal magical damage. When paired, these two can blast through enemies with magic damage.

Although, by grouping Bard and Karthus together, you will not be giving your other allies very much anti-tank damage dealing potential. We recommend you include other champs on your team that neutralizes this disparity in their kit.

Regardless of the ability of your Karthus ally, you should focus on maximizing your gold income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard Karthus Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Bard and Karthus, we analyzed 554 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Bard with Karthus comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

To truly master Bard to work well with Karthus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends rounds, you should continue reading to learn additional lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot.

The most crucial finished items to focus on in your Bard and Karthus synergy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three great items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting alongside Karthus than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 49.6% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Karthus with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing your oponents, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Bard and Karthus pairings, this composite of runes resulted in the top win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.6% winrate overall.

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