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Why choose Bard as a ADC?
Bard has many strengths has a support on harassment of the bot lane. His passive is mainly very good for harassment. Bard can scale very well in game, mainly dominating the early and the late game through his lane pressure with his stun as well as his helpful initiation. AD Bard is able to pop off in team fights as his passive gives an AoE affect on the enemy, making them more slow and acceptable to any follow up crowd control.
Ruling the Bot lane
Bard is very capable on initiation and disengage as he is able stun for jungler gank and disengage with his ult and stun. Because of Bard's passive, that gives him an AoE effect whenever he auto's a minion or a target, this AoE also slows the enemy for some free poke/ harass from your ranged auto attacks as an AD Bard. Furvor is recommended as the more you attack the champion the more damage is dealt to that target, thus making laning and pushing very easy as the poke can push out the enemy carry and support duo out of the lane. But, you must realize that the results will end depending on your playstyle, as if you were to play aggressively, make sure to roam as a Damage type champion. If you plan to play passively with this build, make sure to get as much gold as possible as you , the ADC, mainly scale off of the AD items that you obtain through the laning/farming phase of AD Bard.
Bard is best known for his "troll" like ult that makes anything that is hit by it, untargetable for a couple of seconds. The results of a gank by Bard will ,basically, be determined if you can hit your ultimate on a outcast enemy laner. Use Bard's ult wisely as many Bard players will know that Bard is capable of killing team mates and possibly starting a potential fight that may determine who wins the game. The result of the game will revolve on decent roams by you and/or your support duo.
Playing hard cc / Stun type support champions with the AD Bard is a very good way to start off very strong, as you are capable of engaging and disengaging fights in you and your partner's favor. One thing that you are able to get out of this is chaining the cc, as Bard can follow up with his stun along with another stun/root that the support has placed on the enemy laner, such as the Leona and Bard combo, which allows the bard to follow up on their chained cc combo, putting massive damage onto the chain stunned targets, allowing enough time for furvor to stack, and doing "ridiculous" amount of damage off of the chained cc targets.
Is this viable in Ranked?
Again, like the previous guide, this is mainly for normal games as it is very fun and satisfying on dominating the bot lane with this build. If you want to play this in Ranked, I have 100% respect for you, but a brief disclaimer is that I will not be reasonable for dodges in your ranked queues. This guide of AD Bard can help you Bard players out there get S+'s and S's that we need to get in order to get Mastery 6 and 7 much more easier and efficient.
Thank you for reading this guide on AD Bard bot lane, it is much appreciated if you were to share this let comment on your thoughts, etc. I am open to criticism and I am looking to improve on these guides. Let me know about your meta shifting combo's or laners, I will do some researching on it, and possibly make a guide for that build as well! And again, thank you for reading this guide and hope you will find this helpful in achieving that S or S+ for the champion coin for Master 6 and 7. <3