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Bard, the Wandering Caretaker, revealed!

Creator: Janitsu February 24, 2015 11:27am
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utopus wrote:
I think this guy is a good way to counter Zed and Fiddlesticks.


Fiddle yes, but Zed, maybe, He can flash out with his ultimate shadow since Bard's ulti ins't instant.
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utopus wrote:
I think this guy is a good way to counter Zed and Fiddlesticks.


He shreks any AoE-based team composition.
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Lugignaf wrote:


B-but muh big plays ult!


Yiu can engage with it, but as soon as a teamfight starts every single person on both teams will probably get and stay inside that radius.
So you've given 9 people Zhonyas for a second.

Basically MOBAFire.
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Yiu can engage with it, but as soon as a teamfight starts every single person on both teams will probably get and stay inside that radius.
So you've given 9 people Zhonyas for a second.


Yea, you engage with it. A second or two of "your team can't do anything, while mine sets up" is completely ridiculous.


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Why has no one mentioned that his face looks like a steering wheel?


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Oh my god, THE VOICE THOUGH.

Basically MOBAFire.
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So, his laning will most likely be not that great but I'm kinda thinking that his Meeps and Q will have good AP ratios. Think of Zilean and his one damage spell. Time Bomb has a 100% AP ratio. So he hopefully won't be terrible in lane, at least decent enough to help his AD gain a small advantage or at least stay even and have health packs. Just my thoughts/hopes
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Not sure on his meep damage, but here's the numbers on his Q;
85/115/145/175/205(+0.5 AP)

His early rank damage is actually pretty insane (Q has a static 10 cooldown). I know the meeps have a base damage of 30+x? ap.

Bard raises a health shrine that immediately offers 30/60/90/120/150 (+0.2 AP) health, but restores up to 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.45 AP) health as it gathers power for 10 seconds. The shrine's effect also grants 50% decaying movement speed for 1.5 seconds.

That healing is pretty insane, considering he can stack up to three of them on the field and they are active until consumed or destroyed.


My verdict;

His mana costs except for his Q are very high, but he has in built mana sustained through his passive. Proper use of roaming will be required.

He will have a decent/good level 1-3, due to high base damages for trades. Not sure what his base health and armor is though. Judging by his utility heavy kit with low ratios, Riot likely intended him to be some kind of ranged tank support like Thresh.

The health packs must be used sparingly due to their long cooldown. Bard will be able to stack a few and go, but if your adc is either bad or short ranged, they will likely be consumed in less than 30 seconds.
(They are mostly useful for escapes to be placed behind the adc cause the static 50% MS buff they give)

His ultimate usage will make or break Bard players. So many possibilities.


Anyway; here's what Im thinking his build will usually turn into;

Targon's brace (using meeps to last hit creeps, much like Thresh's Flay)
Sightstone
Mobility Boots

Added flavor:
face of the mountain or Talisman of ascension
Locket of the Iron Solari
Mikael's Blessing
Frozen Heart

Likely runes/masteries I'll be using:

AD, Health, MR, Armor

0/16/14 or 0/9/21
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IPodPulse wrote:


Fiddle yes, but Zed, maybe, He can flash out with his ultimate shadow since Bard's ulti ins't instant.


Death Mark damage would be negated though. He wouldn't ult JUST zed, afterall
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What a blatant ripoff :^)

But seriously, I love everything about him, his kit, his role, his playstyle, his voiceover, his sound effects, his aesthetics, and the fact that I get to hear my scrub *** ADC whine all day because I'm not in the lane often enough. But seriously, this is one of those no **** love at first sight things that I haven't had since Azir Thresh.
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