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Bard Build Guide by NightWarden33

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League of Legends Build Guide Author NightWarden33

The Grand Adventurer -- Top Lane Bard

NightWarden33 Last updated on May 9, 2015
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Ability Sequence

2
4
8
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14
Ability Key Q
1
3
7
10
15
Ability Key W
5
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Ability Key E
6
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 3


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Back to the Grind

Updating the build for a more usable play style against hard hitting champs like riven and nasus. It has come to my attention that you can always successfully feed your jungler with bard top however it is very difficult to get a good feed going yourself. Getting out ahead of the enemy is key and for this i needed some adjustments...


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Unique Gameplay and Challenge.

First and foremost this gameplay is only for people who have practiced, and i mean put in at least a full days worth of hours on understanding Bard and his abilities. With that said "Hello all you META players and bard haters." This is not fiora's, yasuo's, Heimerdinger's, or Vi's guide. This takes interpretation, skill, finesse, and most of all Forethought / Pre-planning. That word isn't something i see a lot in guides but this guide is all about challenging yourself to manipulate league to you will. Bard grows greatly in power the longer the game continues. So scroll down you Bard lovers, players who love a challenge, or anyone not into spamming skills to rack up kills but instead love the thrill of vamping up teammates.


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Runes -- Oh The Places you'll go.

Quints - 3x Mobility - *non-negotiable* need those chimes

Marks - 9x Armor Penetration - It seems that everyone wants to build armor now a days when bard is top lane. I guess when you kite that hard and have a heal the high damage over time can become cumbersome to the opponent. SO because everyone wants that armor you have to basically forfeit damage so that you can kite the enemy champ in lane.

Seals - 9x Armor - Why, because 90 percent of the top champs played are AD and will have no idea until load screen that your top. My hopes have become a small reality in that I have seen one or two top laner bards while playing in ranked. Maybe it might catch and supp bard will get vamped for a lane where he is actually useful.

Glyphs - 9x Magic Resist - Nothing quite so hard as kiting a AP heavy top lane champ and kill minions without your MR runes.


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Masteries