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Bard Build Guides, Runes and Items

Bard The Wandering Caretaker

Find the best Bard build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Bard build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Bard's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard, who was it really?

Build by 6e9Fael updated June 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard guide without knowing how to play bard

Build by Franflopi updated May 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Where are you going?

Build by FauxMostFalsk updated May 25, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard

Build by Guest updated April 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

vangs bard build

Build by Moosewaffe updated April 7, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

One Lonely Meep / Bard Support - Build Options

Build by Guest updated February 2, 2022
5.6
3
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3
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Freezing Bard 🥶

Build by Saify updated January 26, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Big PP Bard

Build by Guest updated December 20, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

CRACK!!!!!!!!!

Build by Guest updated December 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

ZA BARDO!!!

Build by Guest updated December 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

matyas bard

Build by Guest updated November 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

DLA ksawerego

Build by Guest updated October 19, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard

Build by Guest updated August 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[12.16] Bardo Buils

Build by xavivi8 updated August 24, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Supp

Build by DeadPirate updated August 19, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Support AP Build

Build by Frankon123 updated August 16, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

supp

Build by Guest updated July 13, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard for the Sona main

Build by TactiCool updated May 27, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Furrious Bard

Build by ObiousFurrious updated May 13, 2022
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Furrious Bard

Build by Guest updated May 13, 2022
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 714235 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 6109 Games

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  • 3
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 50%

Win Rate 3703 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2233 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

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

Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 31079 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 4600 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 350 Games

Flash Heal

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 29828 Games

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Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 34408 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 1635 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 202 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 714247 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 161 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

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

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 208 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 412 Games

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

Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2419 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 307 Games

Exhaust Flash

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2088 Games

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Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2556 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Trinket 40%

Win Rate 53 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 212 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 12.22: 172412 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 92 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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 444 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 82 Games

Exhaust Flash

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 506 Games

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Bard's Ability Order

Bard's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

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.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Bard Bard Support

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 7 seconds, 20 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 (+30% of ability power) plus 14 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 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+65% 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
14
Bard creates a health shrine that grants 30% 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 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 (+60% of ability power) after existing for 10 seconds.

Bard can have up to 3 shrines at once. If an enemy champion enters a shrine, it is destroyed.
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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