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Bard Build Guide by Secimon

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Secimon

[S6] Bard Support - The Chime Collecting Teamfight Terror

Secimon Last updated on April 17, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
2
9
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
5/
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Bard with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Alistar Easily poked down early, not too much of a problem unless you are range for a Headbutt/Pulverize under turret.
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Braum Don't even sweat it fam. Beat him and his ADC mercilessly pre-6, than just be careful of Glacial Fissure + Winter's Bite.
1
Kog'Maw Stun, AA, Thunderlord's, and have your ADC get the kill. One dead bug comin' up, clean up aisle bot lane.
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Introduction

Hello people of the internet! I am Secimon, a casual player on the NA server who started playing in Season 5, and this is a guide to my favorite ever-jolly support, Bard - The Wandering Caretaker. If you don't feel like reading the whole guide, that's OK! There is a quick tips and summary section included. I spent a lot of time working on this, so I hope that it proves enlightening and helpful to all who want to learn the merry caretaker. Enjoy!


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When should you pick Bard?

Pros:


- Amazing Teamfighting
- Lane Bully.exe
- Vision and Roaming is extremely easy
- Decent Late Game Heal
- Low CD stuns
- Strong Late game scaling with Passive
- With 45% CDR, you have a 40 second CD on a game-changing ult

Cons:


- Short AA range
- No true escapes without portal
- Skillshot reliant
- Q has a short range
- Ult can make huge mistakes if used poorly, can get your entire team killed.
- Can accidentally tilt your ADC if you roam too much during lane phase.

Bard is at his most effective when he has an aggressive AD carry that can also take care of themselves in lane, an enemy team with either low peel or dive potential, and someone on his team with good teamfighting. So if, for example, you see something along the lines of:

Your Team:
TOP: Illaoi (Teamfighting/Tanky)
JG: Gragas (Peel/Damage/Tankish)
Mid: Orianna (Damage/Zoning)
ADC: Caitlyn (Damage4days/Personal Escape)
Sup: Bard

Their Team:
Top: Shen
JG: Udyr
Mid: Karthus
ADC: Kog'Maw
Sup: Alistar
Now would be a GREAT time to take Bard!


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Upcoming Updates:

- Skill Explanation
- Summary
- Items
- General Play in:
- Lane
- Teamfights
- Roaming
- Vision
- Detailed Matchups
- Tips/Tricks

PLEASE give insight to improve the guide, or comment your thoughts on Bard or the guide. Thank you for reading!