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

Bard with Swain

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

How to Synergize Bard and Swain

based on 821 Bard with Swain pairs
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
3.25
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

We download the stats from from millions of League games directly from Riot Games each and every week. Bard has fought alongside Swain in 821 recent, ranked games. By gathering so much great data directly from the creators of League, we are totally sure that we can present to you high-quality, insightful builds to help Bard play with Swain. It is relatively rare for Bard to play alongside Swain as allies. This has only occurred in about 2.8% of games with Bard.

Bard Swain Synergy Summary

Bard does a decent job of teaming up with Swain. Normally, he wins an acceptable 51.6% of matches the champs fight together on the same side. If you want to maximize your potential as Bard when fighting on the same team as Swain by learning how to better synergize your playstyle with him, then check out the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Bard Swain Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

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

Optional Items

RedemptionChemtech PutrifierDead 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 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 Swain

Tips for Playing as Bard with Swain

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 Swain Will Play

Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.

If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.

While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.

Bard Swain Synergy Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Swain Image
2.9
< Kills >
2.7
5.3
< Deaths >
5.5
14.3
< Assists >
13.6
0.63
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
26
< Minions Killed >
26
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,424
< Physical Damage >
2,311
8,096
< Magic Damage >
8,123
883
< True Damage >
879
11,404
< Damage Dealt >
11,313
19,435
< Damage Taken >
19,490
8,468
< Gold Earned >
8,408
1.78
< Towers >
1.69
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,644
< Total Healing >
5,599
11,118
< Experience >
11,143
58
< Vision Score >
58
28
< Wards Placed >
28
258
< Time Dealing CC >
254

How to Play with Swain as Bard in LoL

The Bard Swain synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Swain, 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 Swain. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This decrease shows that Swain helps Bard perform worse in competitive League games. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Bard tries to synergize with Swain, he sees a little increase in his full damage dealt. This change may demonstrate that Swain helps provide protection for him to deal more damage or that his presence also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Bard is played together with Swain 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 Swain.

Moreover, when Bard plays with Swain on the same team, he usually receives a little less damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt not as much damage may indicate that Swain does a decent job of protecting Bard during teamfights.

Synergies between Bard and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Bard with Swain
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Bard
Swain
Synergy

Is Bard better when played alongside Swain?

There is no universally accepted best ally for Bard that will no matter what be his best teammate. However, overall, Swain is a good companion for Bard. By locking into the same team as Bard, he raises their win rate by 1.8% to 51.6%. This shows that there is a good synergy between Bard and Swain that results in them performing at the top of their game together than without each other.

Swain has a lower difficulty than Bard. That means you don't need to be cautious when lining up Swain comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a lower level of skill to play well with you.

Playing together, you should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal magical damage. Combined, these champs can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.

Although, by aligning Bard and Swain together, you will not be granting your other allies very much attack damage. Plan to bring other champions on your team that offsets this hole in this pairing's abilities.

Regardless of your Swain ally's ability, you should focus on increasing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and taking down objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard Swain Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Bard and Swain, we analyzed 821 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 Swain 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 learn all of the intricacies of Bard to pair well with Swain during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League rounds, you should continue reading to gather additional tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly.

The ideal finished items to build first in your Bard and Swain synergy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three great items in his build, he did significantly better when paired up with Swain than with most other common builds. In fact, Bard had an average win rate of 51.6% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Swain with this build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against your oponents, Bard players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Bard and Swain pairings, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.6% winrate overall.

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