Brand Build Guide by Treiger
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Brand is a character who specializes in AP and Magic Pen. Although quite squishy, I developed a build that will get him 3100+ HP, which should be hard to lower than his 2300, which is usually found in other builds. With this new HP, he, of course, has to take a drop in AP and mana regen. But no fear there, there isn't much lost, his damage is still pretty strong. Brand's main character take town combo is Conflagration --> Sear(for the stun) --> Pillar of Flame --> Pyroclasm. His passive is "Ablaze", which when brands abilities hit the enemy, they are lit on fire, and are damaged every second for a percentage of there maximum health.
Hello, welcome to my build for Brand. This build will mainly focus on AP, Magic Pen., and a bit of mana, since Brand requires quite a heavy amount to pwn. Brand's abilities are beyond powerful, and can harass even the best of the best characters if you do it right. In this guide, I will make YOU dominate with Brand, Mid, or side lane.
Pros / Cons
XTREME NUKE DAMAGE
Sets enemies ablaze, allowing you to kill low Hp runners
Good Combo Sequence.
Squishy - though this build gives him a good amount of hp to survive.
Aimed for first, because he can really do some damage if not disposed of.
Easy to dodge -
Sear, easy dodge,
Pillar, run out of circle,
Con- well not conflagration,
Pyroclasm - Run towards a army of minions or other champs to hit them instead of themselves.
For runes, you will get:
Greater Mark of Scaling Mana Regeneration - This will be extremely useful because you will definitely need more mana regen, since Brand's abilities are awfully mana hungry. I'm not saying this will fix the mana problem, but it will certainly have an effect in the long run.
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration - Boy oh boy, you DEFINITELY need this! You will totally need magic penetration, or else it might be a pain to bring down enemies like Mordekaiser. It's also good for a little extra damage. ;)
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power - Well, theres more AP per level. More AP = more damage = kills = win. So, yeah, get the extra ap. If you don't need AP, then go get 9 [Greater Glyph Of Insight]] for some more magic pen.
Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration - Again, you'll need the magic penetration. You won't regret it.
So that covers the topic of runes. If you do not need ap, replace the glyph of force with more magic penetration or some mana regeneration, so you can do more damage/regen more mana.
In this masteries build, we got the basic brand 9/0/21 build. Nothing really special. However, things could get more interesting if your willing to mess around with it. First of all, if you decide to get Ignite over Clairvoyance, or any other spells, sacrifice the Archiac Knowledge for Burning Embers . Other than that, its fine really.
For summoners spell -
- Why Ignite? Because this, fixed with Brands passive "Ablaze", will sure take any runners with really low hp right to there grave by the turret.
- To get away, obviously.
- This is seriously good to check for ganks, lanemates, runners and many more things. Really good and useful scouting tool. Recommended to replace Ignite.
- Since Brand does heavy damage and can keep a distance, he can defend turrets really well, so just teleport and defend.
Brand needs a combo for his damage to be taken to its full potential.
Here are the combos, the best of the best.
Minion killer - Sear --> Conflagration --> Pillar of Flame
Champion killer - Conflagration --> Sear --> Pillar of Flame --> Pyroclasm
Teamfight killer - Pillar of Flame --> Conflagration --> Pyroclasm --> Sear --> Run
Jungler...? - What kind of noob would jungle with Brand?
Ok, so i'm going to makes this easy to understand, and fast.
Sapphire Crystal - Mana, you'll need it.
Catalyst The Protector - HP + MANA
Rabbadon Deathcap - Dude, the AP on this thing...It's amazing.
Sorcerer's Boots - Magic Pen + Movement speed
Health and Mana Pot - Get this for start game, you'll need it.
Rod Of Ages - HP + AP
Rylai's Scepter - Slow and HP + AP
Void Staff - 70 AP AND 40% Magic Pen!? Awesome!!!
Zhonya's Hourglass - Statis(I think) and AP + other stats
Mejai's Soulstealer - Get this if your owning hard.