Brand Build Guide by lanilor1
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The New AP Tank Top laner
First back (see notes)
Situational Items Chose Two (see notes)
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Threats to Brand with this build
|Annie||Annie is similar champion to brand however brand has a longer range, just need to watch out for her ult.|
This is a new twist on brand whom is usually a mid champion and is built full AP however i have discovered a new twist on him, An AP tank with amazing DPS and a high carry and one shot potential, however this build takes a lot of skill and practice to master. I am not saying that it's the best build ever and that i am platinum player and i know everything etc... I am just saying, try it out and have fun.
Pros / Cons
- Amazing Damage
- Strong AOE Damage
- strong DOT Damage
- BURN BURN BURN!
- Amazing burst
- Early mana issues
- Not much mobility
- No sustain
- Hard to master
You always want to get Sorcerer's shoes with Brand as it amplifies your damage greatly i would not recommend getting any other type of boots on brand.
rod of ages is not a typical item you would buy on brand, however, it gives you amazing in lane sustain and solves all your mana problems. It also gives a large spike in health which will help you immensely, you are going to want to build rod of ages first since it takes 10 minutes to get all the stacks.
Liandry's torment works very well with brand's passive as it burns the target for 8% of their maximum health while liandry's gives a 2 %burn on their maximum health making ever ability much more powerful. the 15 magic penetration helps a lot since you will not have much ability power it will give you a huge power spike, and of course the health allows you to have more sustain and ability to survive.
Rylai's crystal scepter is an amazing item at this stage in the game, since it allows you to have much more poke and kite potential not only that but it works well with Liandry's torment passive which doubles if the enemy is slowed or stunned. This will give you a total of 4% current health Damage with ever ability as well as an 8 % maximum health burn from your passive. and of course it gives you decent Ability power and a lot of health.
Zhonya's hourglass i also a very good item on brand especially if they have a heavy AD team it gives a lot of AP and a lot of Armour, this gives a huge spike in power and in defense. Of course it's passive is also very useful on Brand because brand has quite long cooldowns, Zhonya's can potentially save your life with it's passive. i would definitely recommend getting this.
Abyssal Scepter will counter a lot of champions, it counters almost all champions who initiate or go in deep, so almost every AD melee champion, because Abyssal Scepter reduces magic resist of enemies around you it gives you even more damage against them. Abyssal Scepter also counters AP assassins such as Evelyn, Katarina, Akali, Lissandra, Fizz, Kasadin, Nidalee etc... Abyssal Scepter is just an amazing item to get on Brand Because it given good Magic resist, good Ability power and has an amazing passive which counter any champions who get too close.
Void staff does give Brand a lot of damage however you really only want this when you are going against a very heavy tank team.
you want to buy Rabadon's only when you are dominating and going against a very squishy team, it gives a lot of damage and makes you able to one shot people without even using your ultimate.
i wouldn't really recommend Guardian angel only get it when you are a real asset to the team and are carrying the game.
Blaze allows Brand's spells light his targets ablaze, dealing 2% of their maximum health as magic damage per second for 4 seconds, for a total of 8% maximum health over 4 seconds.
is perfect for brand's passive Blaze as it burns the target even more. Make sure to use your abilities on your enemy often in lane so that your passive takes him down.
SearBrand launches a fireball forward that deals magic damage to the first enemy it hits. If the target is Blaze ablaze, the target is also stunned for 2 seconds.