Keria’s immaculate Bard play was an enormous a part of T1’s upset victory over JD Gaming within the 2023 League of Legends World Championship semifinals—and you can also dominate your ranked video games with the Wandering Caretaker by following within the Korean star’s footsteps.
Bard is likely one of the extra difficult-to-play and distinctive champions in League and due to this he’s usually missed and doesn’t have the very best decide price, which is sitting at 2.5 percent this patch, based on League stat monitoring website U.GG.
Nevertheless, throughout T1’s domination of their semifinal League Worlds video games towards JDG, Keria’s Bard was phenomenal. Whereas he doesn’t construct Bard too in a different way from what’s really helpful or standard on U.GG, there are slight variations in his runes and gadgets you’ll be able to apply to your individual regular or ranked video games to win extra.
For Bard’s runes towards tanks, Keria selected the Resolve tree runes:
- Font of Life
- Bone Plating
And the Domination tree runes:
- Zombie Ward
- Relentless Hunter
Whereas we will’t see which offensive, flex, and protection choices Keria selected in every sport, the popular selections for Bard when performed in League matches normally embrace:
- Offensive (Assault Pace)
- Flex (Adaptive Power)
- Protection (Armor)
He additionally used practically the identical rune timber when enjoying towards Lulu, besides as a substitute of taking the Font of Life for the ally heals, he took Protect Bash for the bonus adaptive harm on your subsequent primary assault after you’ve gained a defend. This barely differs from what’s really helpful, nevertheless it may be price contemplating in your ranked video games.
Runes aren’t every part although. We should additionally think about Keria’s Summoner Spells, which had been constantly Flash and Ignite, and his gadgets. No matter whether or not he was enjoying towards a tank or an enchanter, he constructed:
- Shard of True Ice
- Locket of the Iron Solari
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity
- Knight’s Vow
As these Worlds semifinal video games had been over earlier than he may complete his Bard build, there’s no strategy to inform precisely what he would have chosen subsequent. After reviewing his ProBuilds profile and Bard games although, we will confidently say he would have been leaning in direction of choosing one thing like Randuin’s Omen or Bulwark of the Mountain.
The one time he didn’t take the Locket of Iron Solari was when enjoying towards Blitzrcrank. In that state of affairs, he selected Shurelya’s Battlesong, which is a superb thought contemplating Blitzcrank’s reputation in League ranked video games and the way necessary it’s to flee his hook.
Keria’s Bard construct differs from what you’d discover on U.GG, as gamers are really helpful to take Boots of Swiftness, Deadman’s Plate, and help gadgets like Redemption. Whereas there’s nothing fallacious with that, there’s no hurt in making an attempt one thing completely different, particularly if a professional like Keria is constructing him fairly equally each time.
You might not get the identical success as Keria, as he’s knowledgeable League participant on the high of his sport and nearly to play a Worlds ultimate. However as League adjustments each patch, it’s price making an attempt new issues, particularly with the 2024 preseason looming.
Hopefully, we’ll see extra of Keria’s Bard construct in League ranked video games and within the Worlds 2023 Finals, the place T1 will face off towards Weibo Gaming on Nov. 19.