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The ultimate Bard top Guide (latest patch 13.16), be the meta breaker!

Bard Top Runes:

Bard top Runes

Primary (Domination):

Electrocute: This is a burst damage rune that synergizes well with Bard's kit. Only one auto-attack and a Q spell are needed to proc it when you have your Meeps active.

Cheap Shot: Provides bonus damage on auto-attacks after landing a Q spell.

Eyeball Collection: This rune is for aggressive playstyles. It can be replaced with Zombie Ward for a more supportive approach.

Treasure Hunter: Essential for accumulating gold quickly to build AP items faster.

Secondary (Sorcery):

Transcendence: Provides ability haste and a 20% cooldown reduction on abilities. This allows Bard to use his Q spell rapidly after a burst.

Gathering Storm: Bard's power spike is around the 20-25 minute mark. This rune provides a significant amount of bonus AP around this time.

Stat Shards:

+10% Attack Speed

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+6 Armor

Bard Top - Summoner Spells:

Bard Top - Summonen Spells

Flash: Essential for positioning, escaping, or engaging.

Ignite: Provides kill pressure in lane and reduces healing.

Bard Top - Full Item Guide:


Bard starter items

Dark Seal & Refillable Potion

Bard Top Full Build:

Bard Top full BUild

Nashor's Tooth: Provides AP and attack speed, enhancing Bard's auto-attacks.

Sorcerer's Shoes: Magic penetration boots to increase damage.

Luden's Tempest: Burst damage and mana sustain.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter: Slows enemies, enhancing Bard's crowd control.

Rabadon's Deathcap: AP boost

Void Staff: For magic penetration against teams with MR.

Bard Top - Ability Skill Order:

Bard Top - ability skill order

Q (Cosmic Binding)

W (Caretaker's Shrine)

E (Magical Journey)

R (Tempered Fate)

Bard Top - General Playstyle:

Laning Phase:

Focus on poking the enemy with Q and auto-attacks. Use W to sustain yourself. Use E for quick escapes or to engage.

Mid Game:

Roam and assist other lanes using E. Collect chimes to empower Meeps.

Late Game:

Position well in team fights. Use R strategically to engage, disengage, or isolate key targets.

Bard Top - Farming:

Use auto-attacks and Q to last hit. Meeps can help in clearing waves faster.

Team Fights as Bard:

Stay in the backline and poke with Q and auto-attacks.

Use W to heal allies.

Use R to disrupt the enemy backline or to save allies.

Dragon and Baron Objectives:

Dragon/Baron: Use E for quick rotations. Use R to zone enemies or to pause the objective if the enemy team is taking it.

Bard Matchups:

Bad Matchup: Cho'Gath (Extreme threat due to his tankiness and crowd control)

Good Synergy: Caitlyn (Ideal synergy because of her range and trap setup)

Conclusion: Bard top, especially with an AP build, can be a fun and unconventional pick. While it might not be the meta, with the right playstyle and understanding of the champion, it can be effective. Always adapt your build and playstyle based on the game's situation and the enemy team composition. Enjoy this ultimate Bard Top guide (latest patch, 13.16). 

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