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Bard Build Guide by Blessman

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Blessman

Solo Queue Bard - Carry from Support

Blessman Last updated on February 4, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
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
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 0

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

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
5/
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 12



Threats to Bard with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Tahm Kench This guy really isn't that Bard to deal with. He has a very difficult job getting to your ADC with proper usage of Q.
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So, Bard

I have recently been playing lots of Bard support and am still in shock of how strong he can be! The thing I actually like the most about him is the way Meeps allow you to scale up really well into late game. Additionally, he is one of the most fun and unique champs to play whilst being viable at the same time. Why would you not main Bard?


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Timing

Almost all of Bard's skill-cap can be put down to timing. Yes, he has skill-shots but when you use your abilities is often more important.
His Ultimate for example is awesome as a way to engage and a way to disengage but when you are actually caught up in a skirmish, there is often no clear time to use it although it could be extremely useful. The obvious uses are setting up a wombo combo, protecting your team whilst backup arrives or taking a number of enemies out of the fight to allow your team to focus their carries.
However on a more macro level Bard ult can be used to refresh cooldowns, stop channels and zone movement. In this case it is impossible to keep track of everyone but more about feeling when is a good time to use it.
With regards to portal, how greedy can you be with it? Don't chase down a kill with it if you have no vision of their jungler.


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Feedback

This is my first guide, please let me know how you get on with it. If this gets a good response I will start trying to make some other guides and add detail to this one.
Merci.