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

Bard with Skarner

How to Win With Bard and Skarner Paired Together Skarner is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Synergize Bard and Skarner

based on 145 Bard with Skarner pairs
Win Rate
50.3 %
K/D/A
2.96
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the stats from from millions of League matches directly from Riot Games each and every week. Bard has been on the same team as Skarner in 145 recently played, ranked matches. By amassing so much accurate data straight from the makers of LoL, we are confident that we can present to you high-quality, accurate builds to help Bard play with Skarner. It is very rare for Bard to play alongside Skarner as teammates. This has only happened in approximately 0.5% of rounds with Bard.

Bard Skarner Synergy Summary

Bard has done a average job of teaming up with Skarner. Typically, he wins an acceptable 50.3% of the time the champs appear on the same team. If you want to win more matches as Bard when playing alongside Skarner by figuring out how to better synergize your strategy with him, then check out the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Bard Skarner Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartForce of Nature

Optional Items

Dead Man's PlateShard of True Ice

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 LifeConditioningOvergrowth
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 Skarner

Tips for Playing as Bard with Skarner

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 Skarner Will Play

Capturing Crystal Spires before attempting neutral objectives or team fights around them improves Skarner's performance in said fights dramatically.

Impale is extremely powerful when you use it to position an enemy so your allies can attack them.

Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Crystal Slash. Use them as often as possible for maximum damage.

Bard Skarner Synergy Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.3 %
VS
Win Rate
49.7 %
Skarner Image
2.9
< Kills >
2.7
5.6
< Deaths >
5.5
13.7
< Assists >
13.6
0.61
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
24
< Minions Killed >
26
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,475
< Physical Damage >
2,311
8,358
< Magic Damage >
8,123
829
< True Damage >
879
11,663
< Damage Dealt >
11,313
19,271
< Damage Taken >
19,490
8,511
< Gold Earned >
8,408
1.72
< Towers >
1.69
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,621
< Total Healing >
5,599
11,050
< Experience >
11,143
57
< Vision Score >
58
28
< Wards Placed >
28
249
< Time Dealing CC >
254

How to Play with Skarner as Bard in LoL

The Bard Skarner synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Skarner, 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 Skarner. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Skarner helps Bard perform poorer in ranked LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.

When Bard is paired with Skarner, he sees a little increase in his complete damage dealt. This change may indicate that Skarner helps provide protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Bard is played with Skarner on the same team, 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 with Skarner.

Moreover, when Bard plays with Skarner on the same side, he typically receives a little less damage than when he plays alone. Taking not as much damage could indicate that Skarner does a decent job of covering Bard during team fights.

Synergies between Bard and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Bard with Skarner
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Bard
Skarner
Synergy

Is Bard better when played alongside Skarner?

There is no one best synergy for Bard that will 100% of the time be his best teammate. Yet, Skarner is a very typical companion for Bard. By locking into the same side as Bard, he raises their win rate by 0.5% to 50.3%. This clearly indicates that there is not really a strong synergy between Bard and Skarner that results in them performing better together than without each other.

Skarner has a much lower diffuclty than Bard. That means Bard players don't need to be careful when enlisting Skarner comrades to fight alongside, as they will require a much lower level of skill to play well with you.

Working together, you should expect to observe an overall large increase in your team’s capability to buff allies and debuff enemies. Together, these champs may be able to carry with the power of their abilities.

Conversely, by grouping Bard and Skarner together, you probably will not be giving your other teammates much AP. Make sure to have other champions on your team that neutralizes this relative hole in this pairing's playstyle.

Regardless of the skill of your Skarner teammate, you should focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard Skarner Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Bard and Skarner, we analyzed 145 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 Skarner 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 in order to pair well with Skarner during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends rounds, you should keep reading to master additional tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly.

The most important items to include in your Bard and Skarner synergy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Force of Nature. When Bard included at least these three great items in his build, he performed significantly better as an ally of Skarner than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 50.3% helping carry Skarner with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of defeating your oponents, you should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Bard and Skarner pairings, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.3% win rate overall.

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