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

Bard with Nocturne

How to Win With Bard and Nocturne Paired Together Nocturne is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Assassin Fighter

How to Synergize Bard and Nocturne

based on 971 Bard with Nocturne pairs
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
2.95
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

We pull data from from millions of LoL matches directly from Riot Games each and every week. Bard has gone into battle with Nocturne in 971 recent, ranked games. By accumulating so much relevant data straight from the developers of League of Legends, we are totally sure that we can showcase robust, usable builds to help Bard synergize with Nocturne. It is relatively rare for Bard to play with Nocturne as allies. This has only occurred in about 2.7% of games with Bard.

Bard Nocturne Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Bard has done a dismal job of teaming up with Nocturne. On average, he wins an acceptable 48.9% of rounds the champions play on the same team. If you want to play better as Bard when playing alongside Nocturne by figuring out how to better synergize your gameplay with him, then look into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Bard Nocturne Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariDead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierFrozen HeartRedemptionBulwark 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 Armor HealthScaling
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 Nocturne

Tips for Playing as Bard with Nocturne

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 Nocturne Will Play

Duskbringer isn't only an offensive ability. It can be used to close distance out of combat or escape from certain death.

Using Paranoia at a critical moment is well worth it even if you cannot use the dash.

Use Shroud of Darkness in tandem with Paranoia's dash. Your opponents may panic and waste a critical disable on your spell shield.

Bard Nocturne Synergy Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Nocturne Image
2.7
< Kills >
2.7
5.7
< Deaths >
5.5
14.1
< Assists >
13.5
0.6
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
26
< Minions Killed >
25
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,300
< Physical Damage >
2,288
8,752
< Magic Damage >
8,165
960
< True Damage >
878
12,013
< Damage Dealt >
11,332
20,273
< Damage Taken >
19,386
8,652
< Gold Earned >
8,381
1.71
< Towers >
1.69
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,979
< Total Healing >
5,592
11,585
< Experience >
11,076
58
< Vision Score >
56
27
< Wards Placed >
27
276
< Time Dealing CC >
258

How to Play with Nocturne as Bard in LoL

The Bard Nocturne synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Nocturne, 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 Nocturne. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Nocturne helps Bard perform not as well in ranked League rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Bard is paired with Nocturne, he sees a little increase in his complete damage dealt. This difference may indicate that Nocturne provides protection for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Bard is played with Nocturne on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Nocturne.

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

Synergies between Bard and Nocturne

Damage Types Compared

Bard with Nocturne
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Bard
Nocturne
Synergy

Is Bard better when played alongside Nocturne?

There is no ideal companion for Bard that will always be his #1 synergy. However, overall, Nocturne is a very typical ally for Bard. By locking into the same side as Bard, he drops their win rate by -0.8% to 48.9%. This proves that there is not really a strong strategic relationship between Bard and Nocturne that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.

Nocturne has a much lower diffuclty than Bard. That means you don't need to be careful when lining up Nocturne allies to play with, as they will require a much lower level of skill to be able to do well with you.

Fighting together, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal physical damage. Combined, these champions should be able to take down targets with auto-attacks and other AD damage abilities.

Although, by aligning Bard and Nocturne together, you may not be providing your other allies a lot of magical damage output. We recommend you bring other champions on your team that helps cover this disparity in this pairing's capabilities.

Regardless of the skill of your Nocturne teammate, you should focus on increasing your gold income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard Nocturne Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Bard and Nocturne, we analyzed 971 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 Nocturne 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard to synergize with Nocturne during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should continue reading to pick up some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly.

The best items to get in your Bard and Nocturne synergy build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Dead Man's Plate, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when fighting alongside Nocturne than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 48.9% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Nocturne with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing 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. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Bard and Nocturne pairings, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.9% winrate overall.

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