Bard

Bard Build & Runes

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Bard
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Early Game
  • Early game Bard has great roaming and can swing mid and jungle pressure to his team's favor. However there needs to be a balance of staying in lane and roaming to make sure his lane doesn't fall behind.
  • In lane, Bard can function as a lane bully, getting picks with
    ChampionSkill
    Q
    Cosmic Binding
    and dealing extra damage to opponents with meep empowered Auto Attacks.
Late Game
  • Late game Bard should look to make smart plays with
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    E
    Magical Journey
    and
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    R
    Tempered Fate
    , whether its initiation or disengagement.
  • Don't stop keeping up with collecting chimes and looking for picks with
    ChampionSkill
    Q
    Cosmic Binding
    .
Thanks To
Whiff Cream for helping create this guide.
Tips & Tricks
  • Bard's
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    E
    Magical Journey
    has a long cast range. You can use it from behind your allies to prompt them to go through your tunnel in order to chase an enemy.
  • When roaming around the map try to learn the best
    ChampionSkill
    E
    Magical Journey
    paths to get around. The cooldown is relatively short and you won't often use it in lane. If you are roaming for chimes you can use it to go over short walls or make a long
    ChampionSkill
    E
    Magical Journey
    back to lane.
  • Always have three
    ChampionSkill
    W
    Caretaker's Shrine
    somewhere around your lane. It may cost a lot of mana, but when you roam you'll get that mana back. Also, if you have three
    ChampionSkill
    W
    Caretaker's Shrine
    you can still put another one on top of an ally without having one of the three disappear.
  • You can use
    ChampionSkill
    E
    Magical Journey
    in a pinch to juke your enemies. To do this, simply make a rather long Magical Journey and make it look like you're going to go through it. After your enemy goes through it you can walk in the opposite direction and make a quick escape.