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Bard Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.14

Bard The Wandering Caretaker

Find the best Bard build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.14. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Bard build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Bard's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 6 Builds
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Escape from Challenger

Build by Bard Everyday updated April 9, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard le solide split pusher !

Build by Darkinus updated April 4, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard the Cosmic Vagabond

Build by rangesnipfire updated March 23, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

poop **** balls

Build by challengerboy420 updated March 22, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The True BardHood Guide

Build by Mr. Echo updated April 4, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

for shizzles and giggles Bard AS jg

Build by Fabulousness98 updated April 4, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

A Magical Journey to FreeloCity

Build by ATM BlueMonkey updated April 3, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

HAVE FUN WITH THE BARD JUNGLE! - S6 [PATCH 6.6]

Build by SrBrDetonados updated April 2, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard is a beast

Build by Bigmac33 updated March 31, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

bard ap/cooldown reduction

Build by bardthemajestic updated March 25, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

curb stomp

Build by Sam Pepper updated March 22, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard carry, works for all roles (silver)

Build by Swagriduneguider updated March 22, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

League of Bard

Build by slenderpug updated March 16, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

amazing zz rot bard build!!!

Build by Melonchief updated March 15, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

bardounet

Build by eatanddie updated March 16, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

HE WILL BAWANG YOU DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE DAR

Build by Abdullah-Alkandari updated March 16, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

AP BARDOS BASTARDOS

Build by LET ME STACK updated March 13, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Only 9X Reports | Bard Jungle Guide

Build by 0riginalGankster updated March 7, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The art of how to make you carry Become MAD

Build by arnaudlauriau updated March 1, 2016
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

AD Bard top lane (PENTAKILL)

Build by XxMILFxSlayerXx updated February 22, 2016
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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 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 14.14. 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!

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Patch 14.14: 21,688 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 40% Pickrate

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Resolve
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Domination
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Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

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Sorcery
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Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 6% Pickrate

Flash Heal

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 87% Pickrate

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Bard's Core Items

Bard's Best Core Items 59%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

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Bard Counters

Learn Bard'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

Bard's Abilities

Bard's Traveler's Call
Traveler's Call Bard's Passive Bard's Passive
Self
Bard's Passive
Bard's Passive
Bard attracts chimes randomly around the map. When Bard moves near a chime he collects it, gaining 24% movement speed out of combat for 20 seconds which stacks up to 10 times, 20 (+1 per minute after 5 minutes) experience, and restoring 12% max mana.

Bard attracts a Meep every 8 seconds (max: 1). Bard's attacks consume a Meep to deal an additional dealing 35 (+40% of ability power) plus 10 per 5 chimes as magic damage, plus additional effects based on chimes collected.

At 5 chimes, Meeps also slow by 25-75% (depending on the number of chimes) for 1 second.
At 15 chimes, Meeps also hit in an area around and behind the enemy.
At 35 chimes, the area is larger.
Q
Bard's Cosmic Binding
Cosmic Binding Bard's Q Ability
Self
60
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Bard fires an energy bolt, dealing 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+80% of ability power) magic damage to the first two enemies hit. The first target hit is slowed by 60% for 1 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 seconds. If the bolt hits a second enemy or a wall, any enemies hit are stunned for 1 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 seconds.
W
Bard's Caretaker's Shrine
Caretaker's Shrine Bard's W Ability
800
70
18
Bard creates a health shrine that grants 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30% (+5% per 100 ability power) movement speed decaying over 1.5 seconds and restores at least 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 (+30% of ability power) health to the first ally to enter. The shrine grows to restore 50 / 87.5 / 125 / 162.5 / 200 (+60% of ability power) after existing for 5 seconds.

Bard can have up to 3 shrines at once. If an enemy champion enters a shrine, it is destroyed. This ability has 2 charges.
E
Bard's Magical Journey
Magical Journey Bard's E Ability
900
30
22 / 20.5 / 19 / 17.5 / 16
Bard opens a one-way portal through Terrain for 10 seconds. Any champion can enter the portal by moving onto it while near the entrance.
R
Bard's Tempered Fate
Tempered Fate Bard's Ultimate (R) Ability
3400
100
110 / 95 / 80 / 80 / 80
Bard hurls magical protective energy to an area, placing all units and structures hit into Stasis for 2.5 seconds.

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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