Build Guide by randombanana
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made this guide because i did not really like the excisting ones wich reflects from their score (highest 73%)
at first i recommend turning this music on:
So you want to burn things. You think annie is a little to childish for that. Brand is the hero your looking for.
Brand is a fun hero thats good at laning and gets alot of kills.
Prepare to throw MASSIVE lava balls at your enemies and see them melt to your burst damage while still having alot of survivability.
So this are your skills:
whenever you use a skill on someone they get a 4 seccond effect that does 2% of their max health in magic damage each seccond and gives your next spell a secondary effect.
Fireball that does damage and when it hits a target with will stun him for 2 secconds
Pillar of flame
Puts down a ring on the ground and after a certain amount of time fire will spout out of the ground burning anybody in it. The range is also very good. the damage increases by 25% when used on a target affected by
single target damage skill that does descent damage and when used on a target affected with it will spread to all nearby enemies.
This spell is FUN. You shoot off a massive ball of lava that does not do that impressive damage but bounces 5 times. So if done right it can hit a single target 3 times. When a target is affected by the missile speed will increase.
In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his peoples 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 low 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 on breath of wind, but by the vengeance of my hand." - Brand
These are the runes i think are best on Brand:
I use Greater marks of insight as magic penetration is so great on Brand. Not only does this boost the damage of your skills it also helps increase the damage of your passive wich does not do super damage but its neat.
Greater marks of insight are a must because brand does not have alot of mana with this build and you REALLY need the mp5 while laning. I can use my skills mostly whenever i need.
Greater glyph of focus is nice because you need your full combo and brand does have a pretty long cd on his w skill.
same reason as Greater glyph of focus.
Pretty much standard caster tree with improved flash for shorter cooldown.
I personally prefer awareness (more xp) over Expanded mind though the mana is nice.
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I like to max out conflagration first since its great for farming and i saw it used in the spotlight video and since then allways had success with it. After that max pillar of flame and last but not least sear.
of course if your getting harassed alot you could level pillar of flame first but you can beat most people in mid and in lane.
However there are some exceptions like nidalee with max heal that just pwn your *** mid because you cant kill them without a gank.
you dont have a built in escape so here is it
Brand has mana issues so this can help.
I really like it in conjunction with Brands passive and use it alot to finish people in mid.
escape or catch up
all pretty handy but not as good as the above imo
DONT get this!!
just bad in general
You dont need this
Planning on dieing?
Your not a jungler
Leave this to a tank
First let me explain why the base ability power of this build is not that high.
Brand has bad ability power ratios but with this ability power you will have the power to take people down and you still have alot of survivability.
If not switch an item for more ap.
I like to start off with a doran's ring because doran's items got buffed and it is really nice.
when i get back the first time i get first because with the magic penetration from your runes you do alot of damage while laning.
then i get Rylai's Crystal Scepter
nice damage nice slow nice survivability
Then you have a choice of getting a Void staff or rushing Rabadon's Deathcap
If they got alot of magic resist get Void staff and Rabadon's deathcap after that and if they dont get them the other way around.
After get Zhonya's hourglass for more survivability and damage. Dont forget the active component.
nice damage nice slow nice survivability
Last get Deathfire Grasp. The mp5, cooldown reduction and damage are all nice on brand.
How to use your skills
Try to them and land a for a 2 seccond stun. Otherwhise use instead of . But your does 25% more damage if you used first.
when they are stunned use your next skill wichever you saved and if you know it will kill him and him.
For more aoe damage just then and finish it with a
Try to allways use your ultimate when you know it will bounce
Stand behind your team and unleash hell on your opponents.
remember while your pretty durable with this build YOUR NOT A TANK!!!
try to get blue when you can it really helps.
Brands ultimate is best used on 2 champions standing close to each other.
Remember that Brand, like LeBlanc is primarily a combo champion. Using one spell at a time is a huge waste of damage potential. When playing against him, keep this in mind. Interrupting his cast flow is detrimental to his damage output.
What to watch out for when fighting a brand?
Be careful about facing Brand 1v1 or 2v1 (with Brand being the one). Brand's 1v1 damage output is still great despite having AoEs and he has a 2 second stun. 2v1 would be even worse after he hits level 6, as his ultimate will be able to do tremendous damage to you and your teammate.
When fighting against Brand in a team fight, try not to stick close to your teammates. Brand's AoEs are rather small but very deadly.
Brand is very combo dependent, so stuns and silences can be very effective counters during team fights. When he is at a distance, his skillshots are easy to dodge, so be careful about getting near him in a fight if you are squishy.
When Blaze is applied to you, be very careful about getting within Brand's range, especially if he can hit you with Sear, as this opens you up to alot of burst damage.
During laning, be careful about being on the wrong side of your minions when against Brand. With his full combo, he can take a large amount of your health away while stunning you to prevent retaliation.
To avoid taking excessive amounts of damage, as well as not to kill friends, scatter when Brand uses his Pyroclasm, as the missile will be unable to bounce back and forth unchecked.
A spell shield like Sivir's Spell Shield not only blocks the damage from Pyroclams but also absorbs the projectile preventing it from bouncing to your allies.
Some alternate items
Will of the Ancients is very useful on Brand since he deals all magic damage to provide healing via spell vamp. All targets hit also continue to take damage from Blaze to provide him with even more healing.
is also a viable choice to solve Brand's mana problems. This is especially true for summoners who do not have full masteries or runes (or simply wish to use runes other than mana regeneration).
Since his abilities combo with each other, Brand will often need to cast multiple spells in a row, and so Fiendish Codex can be a great early item to boost his mana regeneration and provide some early cooldown reduction. It also builds into Morello's Evil Tome which is a good item on Brand.
Because Brand is a mid-range caster, he greatly benefits from Rod of Ages
Have fun try out your own builds and pwn those people with your massive balls of fire.
Learn to get used to your skillshot stun and be agressive in your lane.
See you in game!