Bard

Bard jungle build

JUNGLE 2%

Stats

Win Rate
54.7%
Role pick rate
1.7%
Games analyzed
514
Damage
12,996
Damage breakdown

Lore

A traveler from beyond the stars, Bard is an agent of serendipity who fights to maintain a balance where life can endure the indifference of chaos. 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 spirit meeps, it is impossible to mistake his actions as malevolent, as Bard always serves the greater good... in his own odd way.

Abilities

Traveler's Call (Passive)

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, maximum mana, and out-of-combat movement speed stacks.

Cosmic Binding

Bard fires a missile which will slow the first enemy struck, and continue onward. If it strikes a wall, it will stun the initial target; if it strikes another enemy, it will stun them both.

Caretaker's Shrine

Reveals a healing shrine which powers up over a short time, disappearing after healing and speeding up the first ally that touches it.

Magical Journey

Bard opens a portal in nearby terrain. Allies and enemies alike can take a one-way trip through that terrain by moving into the portal.

Tempered Fate

Bard sends spirit energy arcing to a location, putting all champions, minions, monsters, and turrets hit into stasis for a brief time.

Build

Summoner SpellsPick RateWin Rate
Flash
Ignite
79.0%55.2%
Exhaust
Flash
16.5%60.0%
Starting ItemsPick RateWin Rate
Health Potion
Health Potion
Spellthief's Edge
62.3%56.6%
Health Potion
Health Potion
Relic Shield
25.1%53.5%
TrinketsPick RateWin Rate
Oracle Lens
94.7%55.2%
Stealth Ward
4.5%43.5%
BootsPick RateWin Rate
Boots of Swiftness
32.5%56.3%
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
29.6%54.6%
SkillsPick RateWin Rate
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
Cosmic Binding
Q
Cosmic Binding
Q
Tempered Fate
R
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
63.6%55.7%
Cosmic Binding
Q
Caretaker's Shrine
W
Magical Journey
E
Cosmic Binding
Q
Cosmic Binding
Q
Tempered Fate
R
Cosmic Binding
Q
Magical Journey
E
9.3%54.2%
Build Order

Imperial Mandate
P
43%
W
58%

Locket of the Iron Solari
P
31%
W
53%

Runes

Matchups

ChampionGames Playedsorted descendingWin %KDA DifferenceDamage DifferenceGold Difference
Hecarim
Hecarim
3741%-0.1-3,878-2,909
Shaco
Shaco
3546%-0.2-5,344-3,657
Graves
Graves
2857%1.4-4,850-2,819
Viego
Viego
2854%1.6-3,099-2,965
Lee Sin
Lee Sin
2756%0.5-3,008-2,239
Kha'Zix
Kha'Zix
2662%0.5-7,387-3,213
Udyr
Udyr
2259%1.5959-2,402
Kayn
Kayn
2157%0.9-4,956-2,643
Lillia
Lillia
1844%0.0-9,572-3,191
Master Yi
Master Yi
1765%1.0-7,992-4,022
Fiddlesticks
Fiddlesticks
1464%1.0-2,886-1,562
Ekko
Ekko
1457%0.6-5,008-2,248
Elise
Elise
1346%0.7-4,753-2,613
Nunu & Willump
Nunu & Willump
1145%-0.1166-1,674
Olaf
Olaf
1050%-0.7-6,303-4,325
Evelynn
Evelynn
1080%0.8-5,809-2,034
Dr. Mundo
Dr. Mundo
1030%-1.9-9,157-4,968
Zac
Zac
1060%1.3259-551
Vi
Vi
1060%-0.1-908-2,159
Karthus
Karthus
967%1.1-14,740-3,872
Skarner
Skarner
944%-1.5723-2,702
Rammus
Rammus
850%0.2-2,173-1,430
Nocturne
Nocturne
825%0.5-2,667-3,732
Nidalee
Nidalee
863%1.1-5,598-2,026
Warwick
Warwick
757%2.1-1,346-1,527
Amumu
Amumu
771%0.7-1,923-1,257
Kindred
Kindred
757%0.1-7,637-4,138
Ivern
Ivern
743%0.36,221-1,499
Gragas
Gragas
667%1.7344-289
Taliyah
Taliyah
6100%5.3-6,262-660
Rek'Sai
Rek'Sai
683%2.8-838-1,625
Jax
Jax
580%1.7-4,469-2,723
Trundle
Trundle
580%1.2-730-2,041
Shyvana
Shyvana
540%0.1-9,375-3,186
Poppy
Poppy
475%-2.4-8,213-4,697
Rengar
Rengar
450%0.1-10,176-4,104
Sejuani
Sejuani
450%-0.2-5,069-2,859
Xin Zhao
Xin Zhao
333%-0.0-4,275-3,057
Urgot
Urgot
367%-2.0-4,857-5,051
Irelia
Irelia
30%-0.2-13,292-5,902
Jarvan IV
Jarvan IV
367%1.91,336-289

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Bard skins are there?

There are 5 skins for Bard. They are Elderwood Bard, Snow Day Bard, Bard Bard, Astronaut Bard, and the default skin.

Who counters Bard?

Bard is countered by Hecarim, Shaco, Lillia.

Who does Bard counter?

Bard counters Graves, Viego, Lee Sin.

How do I play Bard jungle?

The exact items that you buy on any champion should differ from game to game, but the most common item build on jungle Bard is Imperial Mandate first into Dead Man's Plate and Rapid Firecannon. Players usually take Boots of Swiftness for boots.

Where should I play Bard?

85% of Bard players play support.