I'm called Gurrarr and I'm a "pisslow"-ranked "unable to choose a main"-main and an EUNE abomination with a spare 70% win rate Thresh account on EUW. I created my first account in 2012, played for a month, came back in 2014 played for a week, then began playing in Season 9 and have continued playing ever since. I am a jungle main but enjoy support more because I find the jungle role very frustrating and the support role a lot easier.
I chose I'd make a Bard guide because I think he looks funny. I am no bard main, but he is always in my heart. This guide will not be the best thing you can find.
About Bard. He is a mage-support of the class Catcher, like Neeko, Zyra and Morgana. The Catcher class is a sub-class of the Controller class and unlike the Enchanter class, it specializes in locking down and zoning opponents so their teammates can damage the target(s).
Bard however is a very special champion for many reasons; One of those being that he is the only character able to force teammates and enemies to be in a state of Stasis. Immobilizing allies is special in and of itself but Stasis in particular is unique because it also makes them invulnerable during the time they're frozen(which is 2.5 seconds). Another thing that makes Bard so special is his build path. According to Gurrarr, Bard can be picked no matter your team comp. Sure, in some cases some picks would be more beneficial or useful. However Bard does not give a shit. We'll talk more about this later.
Lathyrus's Fleet Footwork Bard Probably the best runes for the moment. Go check out Lathyrus streams at: https://www.twitch.tv/lathyrustv (but you can do that after the guide ^^) Gurrarr's AP Bard It deals damage Top Bard Bard but you play it in the toplane, deals less damage but same amount of fun. AD Bard Do not. Anti-Burst Bard When you're up against a lot of burst, like Blitz or Tristana, I like this. Mosquito Bard No. Jungle Bard Works every now and then in unranked.
- Lathyrus's FF Bard
- Gurrarr's AP Bard
- URF/ARAM Bard
- Top Bard
- AD Bard
- Anti-Burst Bard
- Mosquito Bard
- Jungle Bard
- Honor Bard
- Passive ADC
Ignite is when the enemies heal or when you need more damage in laning phase. Recommended against Soraka, Sona, Nami, Pyke, sometimes Samira, sometimes Twitch, fairly often Aphelios and Kai'sa.
Exhaust is when the enemies will probably out-damage you in a fight. Recommended against Draven and Tristana.
Heal is for when your ADC is being a grumpy wannabe streamer.
- Bard Spells
- Secret Bard Spells
If Iron-Gold, go to toplane, place W, to mid, place W, to wherever jg starts and place W he can take after camp, now your team is happy and if you need W in lane, just place it cause your jg will have taken one so you have one slot open, if you need two you can do two and your toplaner who doesn't know what bard does will just think the shrine expired. (THIS WORKS ONLY FOR SUPP BARD)
- Anything above gold
When it comes to jungle or support, just build whatever you feel sounds good. :)
- Bard Favoured