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LoL Champion Build Guides: Bard

Bard The Wandering Caretaker

Find the best Bard build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Bard build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Bard's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.19 & Patch 11.18
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Lathyrus' [11.19] EUW Challenger Guide: How To Carry In Solo

Guide by Mr buckets updated September 27, 2021
  • In-depth
9.1
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[Season 11] Bard Jungle Guide

Guide by SuperChicken144 updated September 24, 2021
  • Off-Meta
8.1
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.19] SAGA MODE's Bard Guide

Guide by SAGA MODE updated September 25, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.19 & Patch 11.18
New Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Burst Bard

Build by Devifiu updated September 16, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard

Build by Rosewhip92 updated September 15, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Most broken bard build

Build by Guest updated September 12, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bardo ?

Build by Haamiah38 updated September 22, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

A Good bArDC [Quick & Dirty Bard ADC]

Guide by DutchWolf114 updated March 17, 2021
  • In-depth
9.8
30
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The Worst Bard Builds Known to Man

Guide by Mythikas updated August 15, 2021
  • Off-Meta
9.8
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.12] Angry's *MOST DMG* Offensive Bard [TOP/MID/ADC/SUP]

Guide by AngryAngrier updated June 9, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

McZeddy's Challenger AP Bard Support (WIP)

Guide by McZeddy updated February 25, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

11.9 THE ONLY AP-SUPPORT BARD GUIDE YOU WILL EVER NEED

Guide by NewTeff updated May 1, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

How to BARD S11 by an OTP (+ 1M points)

Guide by IGaRRaS updated June 27, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.7] Hail of Bards

Guide by Nethelin updated April 8, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Carry ur **** adc bard

Guide by Bettertoplaneggez updated June 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.9] Quick Bardino SUPPORT Guide

Guide by PalestinianLuck updated May 1, 2021
8.2
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bardo mid guide

Guide by FuriousLex updated March 18, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

SigtheOutcast's Guide to Being The Real Carry

Guide by SigtheOutcast updated September 7, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.6] AH + AS Omnistone Bard Build Guide

Guide by DavideLl98 updated March 25, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

10.23 Preseason Guardian Bard

Guide by GiackKS updated November 19, 2020
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Bard Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Bard we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Bard, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Bard this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.19. However, if you are a new Bard player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Bard!

Patch 11.19: 22334 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Top Items

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 58 Games

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 551 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 125 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
More Bard Runes

Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 9408 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2867 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 87 Games

Flash Heal

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 6344 Games

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Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 11902 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Trinket 43%

Win Rate 449 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 62 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Bard Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Bard Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Bard Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Bard guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Bard Support in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Bard. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Bard Skins

Find Bard's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Bard skins and chromas on Bard's skins page.

Bard's Abilities

Bard's Traveler's Call
Traveler's Call Bard's Passive Bard's Passive
Self
Bard's Passive
Bard's Passive
Ancient Chimes: Bard's presence causes sacred chimes to appear at random locations and linger for up to 10 minutes. Collecting a chime grants Bard 24% bonus movement speed out of combat for 7 seconds, stacking up to 5 times, with every other chime collected beyond the first granting an additional 14% bonus movement speed, up to a total of 80% bonus movement speed, 20 + (1 per minute after 5 minutes) experience, and 12% maximum mana. Bard empowers his Meeps each time he collects 5 chimes.

Meeps: Bard's presence attracts small spirits known as Meeps to his side. Each of his basic attacks consumes a Meep, dealing 30 (+12 per 5 chimes collected) (+30% of ability power) bonus magic damage. At 5 chimes, Meeps slow enemies by 25-75% (based on Chimes) for 1 second, and at 15 chimes they splash the damage around the main target and in a cone behind them, with the cone's size increasing at 35 chimes. Meeps spawn every 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 seconds and Bard can keep up to 1-9 (based on Chimes) of them at a time.
Q
Bard's Cosmic Binding
Cosmic Binding Bard's Q Ability
Self
60
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Bard fires out a burst of spirit energy in a line, dealing 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+65% of ability power) magic damage and slowing the first enemy struck by 60% for 1 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 seconds. After Cosmic Binding hits an enemy, the burst of energy continues through, searching for secondary targets. If it hits a wall, it stuns the initial target; if it hits a second enemy, it stuns both targets, dealing magic damage to the second unit as well.
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Bard's Caretaker's Shrine
Caretaker's Shrine Bard's W Ability
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Bard conjures a health pack that builds up in power over 10 seconds. Allied champions who walk over the pack will consume it, gaining a minimum of 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+30% of ability power) and a maximum of 55 / 95 / 135 / 175 / 215 (+60% of ability power) health based on the shrine's power as well as 30% bonus movement speed which decays over 1.5 seconds. Enemies can stand on the pack for a moment to destroy it.
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Bard's Magical Journey
Magical Journey Bard's E Ability
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30
22 / 20.5 / 19 / 17.5 / 16
Bard conjures a portal on a target wall. The portal tunnels through to the far end of the wall, granting one-way passage to all champions, friend and foe, who enter it.

While inside the portal, allies travel 33% faster than enemies.
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Bard's Tempered Fate
Tempered Fate Bard's Ultimate (R) Ability
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110 / 95 / 80 / 80 / 80
After a brief delay, Bard places all units in a targeted area - friend or foe, including champions, minions, monsters and turrets - in stasis for 2.5 seconds, making them untargetable and invulnerable but also unable to perform any action.

Questions About Bard

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Latest Questions

Do ability haste affect meeps at all?

Will my meeps appear faster if I build, for example, cosmic driver?

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Best practices in 2020 matches?

gl hf before game? gg wp after game? Any localized idioms would be more than welcome f.ex. calling someone dog in Polish seems to be offensive.

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Bard's Q into Kayn's E

Basically, when Bard's Q hit someone and have a second collision he stuns the one or two people who got hit, so, my question is. When Kayn is in a wall thanks to his E, does the Bard's Q stun him if he is hit in the wall ? And if Kayn is stun,...

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Bard meeps

Hi a question about bard's meeps. when bard has 2 meeps does that mean he loses the first meep after one auto attack and the next after another auto attack? so his third auto attack wont slow or do extra magic damage? Thank you

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Support Main, looking to improve.

So I am a support main. I don't know what to do when my ad is lacking skill. I hit most of my skill shots, but if my adc goes negative on the scoreboard I am the one that gets blamed. Give me all the tips you have

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how to carry as support

i recently started playing support and im having a lot of trouble winning with support. can someone help? i play all the champions that i tagged.

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bard as jungle

Hey so im looking to try to play some different champs in the jungle. im just curious is bard would be viable in jungle? Personally i cant see why he wouldnt but im still kinda new to the game and would prefere to get some advice on the topic.

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Bard Masteries

I've been wondering, since I received Bard for my mystery champ the other day what would be better for him Masteries wise. I know that it depends on my playstyle and since I like playing more aggressive as a support does a 0/9/21 setup make him...

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Why is Bard so expensive?

Hello; I have 6300 IP, however I can't buy Bard because he's 7800 IP. All the champions before him have been 6300 IP. Is this intentional? Why is Bard so expensive?

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Optimal Build for Bard?

Hi all! With the release of Bard (and the potentially very [i]interesting[/i] guides that will be coming out soon), I thought it'd be beneficial to hear a few opinions on how to build Bard. > What...

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Bard looks so broken...

I haven't actually had the opportunity to play bard yet but from what I've seen he looks pretty much like the most broken champion to ever be released and that's saying something (looking at you lucian, yasuo and xin). But seriously his ult will...

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