Brand Build Guide by TheBromacian
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Hello and welcome to my Brand build! Thank you for taking a look at my Brand build ,and please comment and vote (I enjoy constructive criticism).
Pros and Cons
Has a fairly easy stun
Passive wins you poke wars
Has a sick combo
Can out mid most other casters
Like every ap caster he is squishy early
Has no escape mechanisms (exculding flash)
If you miss part of your combo you cant get your full amount of damage out
On Brand I usualy start amp tomeand a health pot, but if the enemy mid has alot of early poke the I go either bootsand potsor on a rare occasion I take dorans ring. Then I go back once I have enough for a catalyst of the protector, at least one ward(which you will place in the brush on either side of mid lane), and if you're taking a lot of damage grab a couple more health pots. Then your gonna build that catalyst into a Roa(rod of ages). You always want to buy Roa first if your gonna buy it at all because of its passive. Then go for a rylai's crystal scepter. After those two items you should be able to survive team fights. Then you want to start stacking good ability power items like Death capand then a archangel's staff. Then I finish off my build with one of three items Void staff (if they have alot of mr), Zhonya's Hourglass (If you die to easy), or another archangle's staff if you need more damage
I like to start out like most other Brand players should by grabing my Pillar of flame. This spell does the most damage out of any of Brands spells, and its his only spell (other than his ult) with a natural aoe. Then I pick up his Conflagration because you cant miss (free poke) ,and also its his best spell for clearing creep waves. Brands Sear I pick up at level 3 and I only use it for is stun (I will go into spell mechanics later on in the build). Sear is the hardest of Brands spell to land and does not do enough damage to be worth ranking. I rank Conflagration first because its the easiest of brands spells to land. Then I rank up Pillar for the damage and for its potential of clearing creep waves. Last I rank sear this is Brands most unreliable spell (also its his onlysingle target spell) , but it has good damage and a stun.
There is a lot of people who would disagree with me in ranking Conflagration first, but I believe this Brands best spell in team fights! (If you do disagree please leave me a comment and tell me why you think different)
Brand's basic abilities light his targets ablaze, dealing a percentage of their maximum Health in magic damage per second. Also if the enemy target is abalze each of Brands spells will have an extra effect...
Sear - Stuns target
Pillar of Flame - Deals extra damage
Conflagration - Will set targets ,in an aoe, abalze
Pyroclasm (ult) - Will bounce from ablazed target to next target faster
I wanted to devote this section to explaning how to use Brands passive. First off a handy little trick is to Pof (pillar of flame) the caster minions and the Conflagrate them this will clear all caster minions once you have like level 2 in Pof.
The combo order I use Brands skills on a single target are...
1.Conflagrate your target.
2. Stun target with Sear.
3. Pillar of Flame the target.
4. Usually at this point they're dead or almost dead, and you can choose to ult the target or you can save your ult for later if you think you dont need it.
In team fights I usualy...
1. Pof the largest group of enemies
2. Conflagrate one of the champions who was set ablaze by Pof
3. Ult. enough said.
4. Then Sear to stun any ablazed strays that might try and escape