Hey there, Sorry here! The Worldwalker expansion has brought many new decks into the meta and even revived a couple of old archetypes like Thralls and Deep.
Today’s article will feature 5 different Bard decks that I think are the best out there if you want to play the champion beyond the stars!
All Bard decks have one important thing in common – Chimes. The whole gameplay revolves around buffing up your units in hand, which makes it more difficult for the opponent to deal with once they hit the board.
There are many versions swarming the ranked ladder as we speak, but not all of them are practical if you want to climb the ladder. So I’ve picked a couple of different versions that I either tested myself or know prominent players have!
Let’s get started, here are 5 of the best Bard decks out there so far!
Once Bard levels up you’ll now be buffing up your board units, turning them into a win condition difficult for your opponent to deal with and will eventually start slamming the Nexus.
Sai’nen Thousand-Tailed ensures that you don’t run out of cards in hand, at the same time it allows you to draw more into Chimes that will buff up your units faster.
Zoe Bard is the Targon take of the archetype, this list was popularized by Alanzq and has since become one of the most popular versions of a Bard deck.
Spacey Sketcher and Supercool Starchart can potentially find you a
The Targon region also offers some bigger Invokes with Solari Priestess, offering a variety of options that come on handy depending on the matchup and scenario of the game.
One unique card that we don’t really see much is Celestial Wonder, a stun card that can do wonders in specific matchups, especially the mirror.
Demacia Bard Garen Elites! This version relies on pure board domination to win the game!
The Chimes and Bard want to buff up your Demacian soldiers to a point where you start making favorable trades.
One important card that Demacia runs that will speed up your winning attack is
Units that buff up your board like Battlesmith, Vanguard Bannerman, and
Garen fits into the deck as mainly a threat your opponent has to deal with before he levels. If left unanswered and allowed to level up, the attack token every single turn can leave your opponent’s board in shambles.
Bard and the Chimes allow you to buff up your units. The neat thing about Attach cards is that their stats will carry on to the attached units.
This means you can go through your normal gameplan while both Papercraft Dragon and Rainbowfish get buffer in your hand. Once played on a unit like Fizz or Hungry Owlcat you’ll be ready to sneak Elusive damage toward your opponent’s Nexus.
With Bard now being run in the deck, once he hits the board he can slowly start buffing up your small weak units to a point where they’re difficult to kill.
If you’ve ever seen Poppy in her prime you might get a flashback of her meta dominance back in the days with this Bard Poppy deck. This version wants to bring Poppy back to her glory, Chimes can buff her up so she’s difficult to kill once she hits the board and can start buffing other units.
The list runs challenger units like Fleetfeather Tracker, Petricite Broadwing, Laurent Protege, and Silverwing Vanguard which benefit heavily from the additional stats they’ll gain, allowing them to value trade into the opponent’s units.
Basically, you’re running two win conditions, the first being Poppy dominating the board and leveling up and the second being a buffed-up board thanks to the Chimes and Bard.
The list does run Golden Aegis which helps you level Poppy faster, once she’s leveled it will be difficult for your opponent to find an answer to the additional stats on all units and the Impact damage they’ll be pushing.
These are five of the best Bard decks in my opinion that you can use for your ladder climb. Zed Bard seems to be the most popular and consistent one out there but I found the Zoe Bard version more enjoyable to play and felt favorable against the Zed version!
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