Bard Build
B
Sup

Bard Build

Traveler's Call
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
Tempered Fate
R
Support
Support
50/26
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
2%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Bard is strong against
55%
53%
53%
53%
53%
Seraphine
53%
Ashe
53%
Swain
52%
Xerath
52%
Yuumi
52%
Nami
52%
Morgana
51%
Blitzcrank
51%
Senna
51%
Nautilus
51%
Karma
51%
Amumu
50%
Lulu
50%
Brand
50%
Sona
50%
Bard is weak against
Vel'Koz
46%
Zyra
49%
Taric
49%
Janna
49%
Zilean
49%
Soraka
50%
Renata Glasc
50%
Pyke
50%
Sona
50%
Brand
50%
Lulu
50%
Amumu
50%
Karma
51%
Nautilus
51%
Senna
51%
Blitzcrank
51%
Morgana
51%
Nami
52%
Yuumi
52%
Xerath
52%

Early Bard Build

Summoner Spells
FlashIgnite
80%
428
Flash
20%
105
Flash
<1%
1
Starter Items
Health Potion
2
Spellthief's Edge
86%
460
Health Potion
2
13%
72
Health Potion
3
Spellthief's Edge
<1%
2
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
51%
270
Oracle Lens
49%
264
Item
First
Second
Locket of the Iron Solari
74%
374
Shurelya's Battlesong
19%
97
Chemtech Putrifier
2%
12

Bard Item Build

Mythic Item
Locket of the Iron Solari
78%
381
Shurelya's Battlesong
20%
99
<1%
3
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Locket of the Iron Solari
Shard of True Ice
29%
141
Locket of the Iron Solari
Redemption
15%
72
Locket of the Iron Solari
Frozen Heart
10%
48
Core Items
Shard of True Ice
82%
439
Locket of the Iron Solari
72%
382
Shurelya's Battlesong
18%
99
Redemption
17%
93
Bulwark of the Mountain
9%
51
Frozen Heart
9%
49
Chemtech Putrifier
9%
48
Anathema's Chains
5%
26
Dead Man's Plate
4%
21
Final Boots
Boots of Swiftness
37%
199
34%
183
12%
65
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
100%
534

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
87%
463
Cosmic Binding
Q
Magical Journey
E
Caretaker's Shrine
W
12%
66
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Cosmic Binding
Q
Magical Journey
E
<1%
5
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
Tempered Fate
R

Runes

Resolve + Domination
1
2
3
Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Aftershock
Guardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Bard

Bard
Bard – the Wandering Caretaker – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a A-Tier Sup Support champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Bard
Bard has a win rate of
51.4%
, a pick rate of
3.8%
, a ban rate of
0.3%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Support
Support is in a good spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Bard on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically complex to play in LoL. This Bard guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Bard. The upcoming LoL Bard Support Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Bard
Bard runes and summoner spells. The best Bard Support Runes
12.14
are
Resolve
Resolve as the primary path and
Domination
Domination as the secondary path. The most supportive
Bard
Bard keystone rune is
Guardian
Guardian.
Flash
Flash and
Ignite
Ignite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Bard Build the most.

Item Build on Bard

The starter items for the best Bard Build on patch

12.14
are
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Spellthief's Edge
Spellthief's Edge, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 72% of all Bard Probuilds include
Locket of the Iron Solari
Locket of the Iron Solari as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Bard
Bard items are
Shard of True Ice
Shard of True Ice and
Locket of the Iron Solari
Locket of the Iron Solari.
Boots of Swiftness
Boots of Swiftness are the most bought
Bard
Bard boots by Pros. This Bard Build will seriously increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Bard Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Cosmic Binding
Cosmic Binding on
Bard
Bard. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Cosmic Binding
Cosmic Binding into
Caretaker's Shrine
Caretaker's Shrine and at last
Magical Journey
Magical Journey.
Cosmic Binding
Cosmic Binding is a very strong ability of
Bard
Bard in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Traveler's Call
Traveler's Call and there is no need to set it manually on a Bard Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Traveler's Call
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
Tempered Fate
R
Traveler's Call

Meeps: Bard attracts lesser spirits that assist with his basic attacks to deal extra magic damage. When Bard has collected enough Chimes, his meeps will also deal damage in an area and slow enemies hit.

Chimes: Ancient chimes randomly appear for Bard to collect. These grant experience, restore mana, and provide out of combat Move Speed.

Biography

A traveler from beyond the stars, Bard is an agent of serendipity who strives to maintain the harmony between creation, and the cold indifference of what lies beyond it. Many Runeterrans sing songs that ponder his extraordinary nature, yet they all agree that the cosmic vagabond is drawn to artifacts of great magical power. Surrounded by a jubilant choir of helpful meeps, it is impossible to mistake his actions as malevolent, as Bard always serves the greater good… in his own odd way.

Read Bard's bio

Available Bard Skins

Besides the Bard build you can select a skin for Bard. The best Bard skins you can find below.

Explore

  • Short Story: Testimony of the Balladeer By Marcus Terrell Smith
    You, there! Yes, you! You look like a fine Demacian with working ears—one who might stay a stretch and heed the warnings of an old man who has seen the impossible. I’m on a quest, you see, at the bidding of the Wandering Caretaker, and you can help!
  • Featured Video: Bard: Mountain
    When Runeterra’s sacred treasures are misused, the Wandering Caretaker intervenes.
  • Featured Video: Bard: Login Theme