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Bard Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.12

Bard The Wandering Caretaker

Find the best Bard build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.12. 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 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

AD/AS Jungle Bard

Build by Rovanost updated June 10, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The Late Game DPS Monster

Build by lillefjer updated June 9, 2015
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard jg op

Build by SquishyMike updated June 1, 2015
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard, The Bardian Bardass! Season 5

Build by Ghionova updated June 1, 2015
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

BARD ADC OP OMG PLS NERF

Build by Heshtegsweg updated June 1, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard. The Surprise Terror (***)

Build by NightmareCaliber updated May 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

420 bard it

Build by tacticaltaco updated May 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard top Guide!

Build by Baldm Plukie updated May 24, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

How to win with Bard (Patch 5.9)

Build by YannFann updated May 23, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Hybrid Top Bard: Guide to Diamond

Build by Rushed updated May 23, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

How to get dimond with 1 chempion: Bard

Build by Im Bluu updated May 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[Patch 5.9] Bard, the stunning wonderman roaming support

Build by TheGermanTutorHD updated May 17, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard The Stunning Support

Build by OreosnCarrots updated May 14, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The Grand Adventurer -- Top Lane Bard

Build by NightWarden33 updated May 9, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

BARD = HARD

Build by Vietnameeh updated May 10, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Support Bard

Build by AlphaWolfOmega updated May 7, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Is the true god

Build by SakataRoxas updated May 6, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Support Challanger Guide

Build by aj5555xD updated May 4, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Support Build

Build by SlendyDie updated April 30, 2015
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

The other way to play Bard

Build by TheXtazy updated April 29, 2015
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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 14.12. 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 14.11: 19,167 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 42% Pickrate

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Resolve
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Domination
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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 20% Pickrate

Precision
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Resolve
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Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Precision
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 83% Pickrate

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

Flash Heal

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 90% Pickrate

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Bard's Core Items

Bard's Best Core Items 63%

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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