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Bard The Wandering Caretaker

Find the best Bard build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.2. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Bard build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Bard's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Builds
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

How to int properly as bard

Build by DS00H updated August 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

El Injugable

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated October 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Burst Bard

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

Top Bard Build

Build by Dorpi updated August 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

duparider

Build by Guest updated August 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Jesuscirraptor ADC

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated July 6, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard mid

Build by Guest updated July 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Critard

Build by Guest updated May 2, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Guide (with counters and synergies) by Eric

Build by Guest updated April 26, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

PEW PEW BARDO

Build by Guest updated April 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bangalore Model

Build by bengaluruescorts updated April 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Support Build Patch 11.3

Build by xjs0nx updated March 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[11.5] Bard AP / instant kill

Build by Necalli78 updated March 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard Support

Build by Haukaido updated January 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

TOP Bard guide patch 11.1

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

Bard Support S11, More Dmg then your adc

Build by ICEAK updated January 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard top :D

Build by Guest updated January 2, 2021
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

2M Champion mystery score BARD Ap Support !!

Build by dlohill updated December 11, 2020
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

Bard guide

Build by Guest updated December 5, 2020
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LoL Champion Bard Build Guide
LoL Champion Bard Build Guide

[S11] The Bard of Runeterra (Support)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated November 17, 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 12.2. 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 12.2: 347605 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Top Items

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1847 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 50%

Win Rate 1590 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

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

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 111 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch
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Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 16559 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3706 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 195 Games

Flash Heal

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 16250 Games

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Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 19772 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 706 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 74 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Bard Players

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

Patch 12.2: 347611 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Bard's Top Items

Bard's Runes

Bard's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 126 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

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

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 100 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

Third Best

Bard's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Bard Runes

Bard's Summoner Spells

Bard's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1173 Games

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Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 201 Games

Exhaust Flash

Bard's Starters

Bard's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1022 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Bard's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1308 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Bard's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 86 Games

Stealth Ward
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Bard's Ability Order

Bard's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 26 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.

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.

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

Best Against Bard

Detailed counter statistics are still being gathered for this Champion

Worst Against Bard

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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
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.
W
Bard's Caretaker's Shrine
Caretaker's Shrine Bard's W Ability
800
70
14
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.
E
Bard's Magical Journey
Magical Journey Bard's E Ability
900
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.
R
Bard's Tempered Fate
Tempered Fate Bard's Ultimate (R) Ability
3400
100
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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