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Bard Build Guide by semajolis

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League of Legends Build Guide Author semajolis

chiming in on bard

semajolis Last updated on March 15, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 21



Threats to Bard with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Bard an enemy bard is bad because things can get confusing really easy if you dont pay attention. mostly due to on screen effects looking so similar
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Braum
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i bard you welcome

Bard is a rather difficult champion, especially if you get greedy. as a support he lacks the engage and disengage needed to be effective early game as his portal doesn't provide a good path on bot. The best way to play bard that I've found is to build him tanky with only some AP.

The important thing to remember is that chances are you adc is going to be playing defensive for the most part if you leave too much and your lane will become the enemy jungle's best friend. for the most part this means you cant roam farther than your corner of the world, which can be bad if the chimes are spawning only in enemy jungle.


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Runes

The runes I find work best are tankier runes. you could also take some hybrid pen runes. This is because his attack damage from his meeps can become quite strong in the late game.

Movement speed runes are unnecessary.


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Items- taking care of items

a lot of bard guides i see have him grabbing boots of mobility, which makes no sense to me, sure it helps you run and grab your chimes and get back faster but if you're like me and build sun-fire cape, your going to have that removed every time you pass to close to a jungle camp. so i build boots of swiftness which allows for more movement speed and better escape potential as you are more likely to out run enemies.

I build rod of ages for one reason, sustain. if you leave lane often you need to be sure that you can engage properly with out just being popped by an enemy you might run into if you you accidentally face check them in the bushes when chiming. rod of ages early will make sure you keep up health wise when you aren't getting enough gold, which shouldn't be too much of a problem but it helps.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Mobility is high later in the game,
-high possibility to lock down turrets and kills by holding people down or speeding up your team with heals.
- can be a lot of fun
Cons:
-You get focused a lot
- You leave your bot lane with a 2v1 lane
- very difficult to play