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Bard Build Guide by oneandonlyDK

Support Skade Bard - On-hit Bard - Second ADC - Carry as Support

Support Skade Bard - On-hit Bard - Second ADC - Carry as Support

Updated on March 6, 2019
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Bard
    Skade Bard - AP early and AS later
  • LoL Champion: Bard
    Skade Bard - Max Skade Possible - Hard - Very Late Game Build


Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Gathering Storm

Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

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Hi! I'm oneandonlyDK
I'm the founder of Skade Bard which means damage Bard. I'm mastery 7 with him so I know wtf I'm talking about. I'm a Support OTP (One Trick Pony) so I don't play anything else than Support. If someone takes my role or types "Bot Premade" then I either instalock or dodge.

Hope you like my Skade Bard guide!
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Pros / Cons

Second ADC
Should be able to 1v1 all if played correctly
Great Heals
Good Mid game and Late game he's the main damage dealer from your team

Likely flamed a lot
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Summon Aery
You take this over Arcane Comet because of its low CD and we like the damage and the little shield from your shrines

Manaflow Band
This helps you place Shrines in lane which cost insanely 90 mana. When placing W I recommend you either have Manaflow Band up or have at least 65% mana left.

The MS is always nice and your chimes have a good reaction with this Rune.

Gathering Storm
This is good for your damage over the game


Legend: Alacrity
This is brilliant on Skade Bard. Definitely, a must have on Skade Bard.

Coup de Grace
This is good for Skade Bard because you want to KS the kills early so you can get you build and stack your Legend: Alacrity.
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We get Sheen early because it is good for trading in lane since you always want to go for a stun. Just remember to AA after the stun.

Hextech Gunblade
This just adds more damage onto the enemy plus the slow and the slow for the meeps makes great CC on em

Lich Bane
We build Sheen Into this item because it gives even more damage onto our little burst

Nashor's Tooth
This is gold on Skade Bard. It has everything you need AP, AS, CDR, and bonus AP damage on your AAs. Just perfect.

Guinsoo's Rageblade
This is important because you just want to throw meeps at them as fast as you can. This will be good versus tanks.

Rabadon's Deathcap
This is your last item and your greatest combined with your other items. This will deal insane amounts of damage.

Why sell Boots? Boots is not that important on Skade Bard because you will use your chimes as transportation and that is like having boots. Not a problem for Skade Bard. If you do decide to sell your boots then you have these 3 options

Trinity Force
This is also a very good option for Skade Bard because it has everything he needs. Most importantly it has the last 20% CDR which will give us 40€ with Nashors Tooth. It also gives us 250 HP and 5% extra MS. Just an all-over Great item on Skade Bard.

Wit's End
You are extremely vulnerable to AP with this build so you need the MR it provides. The AS and the bonus AP on AAs is just brilliant. It's simply the perfect MR Item for Skade Bard.

Liandry's Anguish
This item is good for Skade Bard's defence and it's perfect for dealing the extra damage needed to kill your pray.
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After 20 min you want to farm. At 20 min you are about to sell your support item soon to you can just start farming at 20 mins. You have to farm in order to get your build faster. It's is very important that you farm. Ignore your teammates if they're flaming. You need farm more than them.
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Caretaker's Shrine

This section is all about Caretaker's Shrine
You are the alpha male. You are the second ADC. You don't have Heal which can be a problem for Skade Bard. So I came up with the solution that if we maxed Caretaker's Shrine second it would heal a bunch with just a bit of AP. This way we can 1v1 people way easier and sustain much better. You can also use your W on allies which will also heal them a bunch and can save them from a lot of situations
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Fighting as Skade Bard

BE AWARE! you will be focused even though you are support.
Your stun is insanely important to hit. It will lose fights if you don't get your stun off. You're squishy, so make sure that they can't do anything to you by stunning them while you delete them.

In teamfights you are the damage dealer. You want to stay back and deal the damage needed to kill the foes. use your R to pick an enemy whenever you can and destroy them.
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Simple combos
Magical Journey + Cosmic Binding
This is an easy way to get picks or make great escapes. You want to make this combo whenever an enemy takes your portal.

Tempered Fate + Cosmic Binding
This is a good way to chain CC the enemy and secure a kill.

Flash + Cosmic Binding
This is great if you know that the enemy is going to escape. Flash and hit the stun to finish the kill.
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Fanks for reading my guide. I hope i helped some of those useless bard players out there. This was Skade Bard. The only right way to play him.
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