Bard Runes explained
There's one set of runes for Bard on patch
11.19that is the clear favorite for LoL players and pros alike. The best Bard Runes on the position Support are
Resolve as the primary path and
Domination as the secondary path with a pick rate of 85%. Besides runes you should take a look on Bard Build and if you are interested in pro matches take a look at Bard Probuilds. If you want to discuss
Bard then you should visit the champion subreddit.
Primary path on Bard
Resolve empowers the survivability of Bard and increases the tankiness. Most of high elo players – and our LoL pros in the the major regions – have agreed that
Guardian is the best keystone rune to run on
Bard. This keystone rune grants a shield to your teammate and towards your own, as soon as one of you gets damage by an enemy champion. This is usually followed up by taking
Font of Life,
Bone Plating and
Font of Life provides your teammates with more sustain by healing them whenever they attack a champion whose movement you've recently impaired.
Bone Plating make Bard overall tankier, by decreasing the amount of poke damage in the early game.
Unflinching inceases Bard tenacity based on your missing health.
Secondary path on Bard
When it comes to your secondary path, most
Bard players prefer to go with
Domination improves burst damage and assassination tools on Bard. On the
Domination path, the best runes for Bard are
Zombie Ward and
Zombie Ward helps you to expand your vision on the map. Vision is very crucial in LoL and helps you to avoid unnecessary deaths.
Relentless Hunter increases your movement speed out of combat due to every unique champion takedown.