Brand Build Guide by HuntieBoy
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In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his people's way, Kegan sailed far and wide with his fellows, stealing treasures from those unlucky enough to catch their attention. To some, he was a monster; to others, just a man. One night, as they sailed through the arctic waters, strange lights danced over the frozen wastes. There was something hypnotic about them; it was something that drew them to it like moths to a flame. Trekking across the frozen waste, they came to a cave covered in ancient runes. The meaning of the runes long lost to them, Kegan led the way inside. There, inside a perfect cage of ice floated a dancing column of flame. There was no way such a thing should be burning, especially not in this place. However, its movement was as hypnotic as a siren's song, captivating and seductive. While the others stayed back, Kegan could not help but approach it while holding out his hand...
That is the last thing Kegan Rodhe remembers, for now his body belongs to Brand. It is a creature of olden times, perhaps even a casualty of the Rune Wars. It is known in ancient texts as the Burning Vengeance. It is a creature of pure fiery hate that exists for no other reason than to lay waste the world of men and yordles. No one is quite sure how Brand found his way to Valoran, but he began his predations at once. Overcome by Demacian forces, he was given a choice: fight within the confines of the League or die. Naturally, he chose to use his destructive powers in the League, for now...
''This place will burn, not by cinder flying or breath of wind, but by the vengeance of my hand.''
Welcome to my Brand AD build. A build that isn't just weird, but ridiculous. However, it is amazingly strong if you know how to stay out of trouble. At the moment i am remaking this build, so please be patient.
Be honest! But test the build before judging!
For runes i take:
greater mark of desolation
An obvious choice for every AD Carry. It will crush your enemies!
This, combined with
gives you a HUGE attack speed bonus. A total of +-10%.
Last but not least,
greater quintessence of desolation
Same as the marks.
Taking points in Cripple so the Exhaust is better. Alacrity for the attack speed. Lethality for the crit damage. Havoc for the extra damage. Awareness for the slight XP boost, and Good Hands for the reduced time spent death.
These masteries are the most important ones. Changing the other doesn't matter that much.
END OF REMAKE, GOING TO CONTINUE SOON!!
Ahh, the items. Possibly the most important thing in the League of Legends. IMO you should MID with Brand on AD. Getting more farm is important for your late game. And since my main build costs alot of gold, you need that farm.
In the begin i start off with a Doran's Blade , giving me a nice health and AD boost. And that's why we're getting this item TWICE. The lifesteal on the Doran's Blade is very small and unnoticable, only 3%. If you have the Doran's Blade twice, it gets better. 6% of 100 AD is 6 HP per hit. This increases your lane sustainability alot.
The skill sequence (if correctly filled in :| ) is purely based on First Blood (Pillar of flame can be aimed anywhere, so it's useful to empty bushes)and Early game (Conflagration is, for me, the easiest move to ignite someone and stun). Mid game and late game are not much affected by the skill sequence.
Exhaust: So you stun someone and you start blowing them up. But then you see: "I won't make it this way". No problem, use exhaust and continue the blowing. Easy as hell!
Flash: The most useful spell for me. Someone getting away but is ignited? No problem, just flash, sear and kill him. Unless there's a minion wave it should work!
Ghost: OK spell in all circumstances. Easy to get back to a fight or run away. But Brand's movements speed with these items is already somewhere in the 480. A Zilean, Gangplank or Nunu's Bloodboiled, etc. also help you increase your speed, getting it easily above 500.
Ignite: I don't feel like you need this if you already have exhaust, but it's a nice combo with your passive!
Pros / Cons
Brand AD is weird overall. Brand has the highest base damage of all the 'meant to be played with AP' champions.
-Everyone will say: "'WTF BRAND, why that item?"
-Pretty cool auto-attack :D
-Items are very expensive
-Minions can block your stun easily
As AD Brand, you should farm AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
Your items wouldn't allow you to barely farm. So try to get alot of farm to shine out late game! Since your pure AD, use alot of your abilities to farm minions. But always keep like 150 Mana left, for a stunning combo!
After all, a build worth trying! I got the idea from Nevzat's AD/AS/Crit build (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/nevzats-brand-ad-as-crit-78859), but optimized it a bit to fit my playstyle.
I will be posting scores, so in your comment your allowed to post your score (even if it's a bad one) and i will place it right here!
3v3 | Victory | 9-3-5
5v5 | Victory | 6-0-5 | 20 min. surrender
5v5 | Defeat | 8-6-3 | Janna(my team), INTENTIONALLY fed, 0-19-6
Thx for reading my guide and try it out sometime!