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.
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.
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.
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.
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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