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.
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.
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.
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.
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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