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Bard Build Guide by Qeeknique

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Qeeknique

[7.10]Time to Chime - A Magical Journey to High ELO [Master]

Qeeknique Last updated on May 24, 2017
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LordAntoshka | June 6, 2017 6:21am
Hello! Thanks for your guide, I'm main Bard and I use your guide to keep up to date :) I have a doubt though. I'm trying to get out of bronze OTP Bard XDD and I feel that sometimes a need to hard carry. To do so I want some AP/more aggressive situational item, I've been building protobelt, but what do you think would be the best? Thank you in advance ^^
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OwesomeOtter | May 2, 2017 11:59pm
noice
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Swuft (14) | March 8, 2017 4:04pm
Hello there! Stumbled across the guide somehow even though I don't play Bard very much. You clearly have a lot of experience with this champion, and you did a good job explaining how to play and build.

Aside from some coding things that you could do to spice up the guide (like scaling the images you have to fit nicely), the one big tip I have for you is condense the Changelogs! Quite frankly it looks bad, can easily be put under one spoiler, and is a fizzly ending to an informative guide. Go out with a bang by summarizing everything in a paragraph or two at the end!

Hope this feedback helps, and good luck on the Rift!
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Qeeknique (10) | March 11, 2017 4:15am
Hey!

Ill definitely look into condensing the changelog and the images, thanks for the feedback.
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jeanperson (1) | January 28, 2017 5:59pm
You're guide is pretty useful thx.
still I disagree about Ardent Censer...
perso I rush it first for the AS buff
20%-35% AS and on-hit 20-35 health drain for 6sec.
that'S pretty useful early in game... Redemption as you mentionned is more easy to land with his ULT.
Redemption is more useful in group fight later then early.
Also, I tested it and Both Redemption and Locket of the Solari trigger Ardent senser buff aswell; so having ardent censer early will just buff up your redemption in later game to buff AS and health drain of your whole team.
Face of the mountain shield trigger Ardent senser buff aswell btw.
and if you go the line of ardent censer, redemption, locket of iron solari,,, you better take the ruby sightstone to reduce all those item CD; so taking Frostqueen instead of the Eye and getting another item activation reduced by the sightstone.
I am still wondering if it would be of anyuse to goface of the mountain for Bard as for Thresh... not getting the execute but still sharing the minions kills and the shields might be of better use than the 2ghost of the frostqueen.

note the ARdent censer will trigger on all your alter so your ADC can just take each of your altar as soon as the buff runs out so he get it for almost 20 sec.... a early adc can pretty so just saying... 20health drain on hit 1 hit per seconds average...400 health drain add to that the healing of your alter which isnt that great early in game and doesn'T scale so good with AP... but ardent censer like redemption increase by 10% your healing ... and both stack so. the 40+25/target lvl healing of redemption seam pretty useless early in game and require your presence... ardent censer is effective on your altar while you roam... so just leave 3 altar for your adc and make sure he is aware of that...
the other team migth not and would more likely to try something thinking they are 2v1.. but adc will get healed, AS buff and life drain while your away and might get a kill and you an assist. redemption get more useful midgame imo and the CD is so long to be of any use... what a 100health aoe heal every 2 min vs a 20 lifedrain for 6 seconds whenever you heal!!???
the anser is pretty obvious to me, unless I am missing some points... I ain't playing ranking, I am just a nobody after all.
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Qeeknique (10) | January 31, 2017 1:14am
Hey!

If you were to rush ardent censer you would probably get it around 17-21 minutes and by that point the laning phase should be already over or at least ending, which means you are entering skirmishing / teamfighting phase where its less useful. The stats Censer gives are also not really ideal on Bard, you would ideally want some tank stats ( Health, Armor, MR ) and cooldown reduction, not AP. So all in all you would be buying censer only for the 10% CDR and the passive on your heal which really is not that powerful since your W had a pretty long cooldown and you can only use it on one person. Also I really do not feel like Bard should be played as a healer and consider W as the weakest spell for Bard, I only really use it as a speedbuff after laning phase.

TL;DR The stats on the item are pretty bad(for Bard), the passive on it isnt that great due to W being on a long cooldown, buying it with the limited gold income of a support means you would only get it around 20 minutes and I dont feel like it fits the playstyle of Bard.
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Playgo4 | January 26, 2017 10:11pm
I don't even play ranked but this guide helped me reach an S on my second game as this guy. Thanks!
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picoforever (1) | September 20, 2016 4:05am
Hey bro really nice guide you got here. Even though I'm a Bard main i always aim to improve and this guide gives some pointers which I start to utilize in my gameplay. One thing that I use to win most teamfights with Bard is simply when the fight breaks out you Ult their ADC/APC and explode the rest of the team, then just lock them up with Q and its done. I can't even count the number of times this tactic has won me the game. Anyhow I digress :b Great guide and keep up the good work :)
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mekokun | July 28, 2016 4:51pm
Could you plesh tell me if i should build his runes ap or ad (if i don't want to play with these runes)
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picoforever (1) | September 20, 2016 4:07am
I'm not the author here ;b but I would recomend AP runes because your Q and W both scale of AP, and your meeps do too, while AD simply adds to your "normal" autos
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PinkBlood (1) | June 8, 2016 6:06am
Could you please do a tank build as build 2 or whatever I cant find one anywhere!!!! I really want your opinion on it and I wanna go tank because I want to :D. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Qeeknique (10) | June 12, 2016 4:04am
Hey!

This is pretty much a tank build as you only have one or two items that arent tank items (FCQ/Eye of the watchers and Mikaels). Anything more would make you lose a lot of utility.
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PsiGuard (915) | May 19, 2016 10:27am
I'm pretty sure Eye of the Watchers is preferable when you need to rush another item instead of building into FQC, like an early Locket of the Iron Solari or Mikael's Crucible or something.
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Qeeknique (10) | May 19, 2016 10:14am
Stewartw wrote:

Hey, I've heard that =high elo players are running eye of the watchers over frost queen's claim. Any thoughts on that?


Frostqueens claim is still my choice for SoloQ but the Eye item is actually not that bad anymore and I take it over FQC when playing against a more coordinated team like in competitive matches or 5man premades.
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