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Brand is a hard champion to perfect. He requires timing and being good at your skill shots. He is also EXTREMELY SQUISHY so if ANYTHING touchs you... you will die. So before you down rate this build play him a few games before you say that this build is the reason you did bad.
Since brand was released i could never really find the right build for him. I tried rushing a rod of ages and it just didnt work. I had to little AP by the time the game was getting to the mid phase. I tried doran's + Mejas but i couldnt control my mana pool and i went oom too fast. So i was just looking over the items and just started randomizing builds that nobody would ever do. Surprisingly this one worked!
EXPLANATION OF THE BUILD:
What i was going for on this build was rushing alot of AP while still having the mana stats and health stats. I felt that the Fiendish Codex would be a awesome item because of the cooldown reduction and the AP and Mp5 from then on i got reg boots so i dont lag behind and then i got Hextech Revolver because of the large amounts of AoE brand does he can heal himself significantly in teamfights with enough spell vamp also it is good for the lane phase cause you shouldnt really ever have to b.
From there on i got Soc boots for the Magic pen. Then i finished off Morello's Evil Tome so know i have a large amount of AP + Mp5 and 20% Cooldown reduction and with the masterys and runes it brings us to a big 34.89% Cooldown Reduction. Which is close enough to the cap that i think you need to be. Next you get a Will of the Ancients which helps your team out cause now you not only give yourself 30 AP & 25% Spell Vamp you give anyone standing next to you!
Rabadon's Deathcap is good once you have large amounts of AP (Which you will by the time you get this). Void staff to make sure there tanks on there team arnt getting smart and starting to midigate all your damage. Lich Bane for Movement speed and to lol as you hit for about 700 with auto attacks.
-Depending on what items you have depends on what phase you are during the game.
I would not advice jungling with this guy but if you want go for it im not gonna try it but if its good post a comment. I would advice taking the solo lane with him if there is one. But if there isnt go mid unless you are laning with a good comp partner and you plan on getting fed early.
-The rotation i use for him to kill minions is W/E wait for your W to go off then hit one of the minions with blaze with your E.
-To harass i like to W the champions when they are on top of the minions so i hit both then E them or one of the minions with blaze to spread the blaze.
-The single target rotation you will use to kill champions is E/Q/W you should try to stun then inside of your W and it will destroy them.
I usually start to push around mid game i should have my core build by now so i should be ready to go. I just run around ganking and trying to get fed while my team pushes.
-For team battles with 2 people use your W/E/R combo on them to quickly tear them up.
At this point my build is pretty much completed and the rest after this is to just burn gold on. I get in mid and start to push my way into there lane.
-For team battles with 3-5 people use your combo W/E/R save the R for when they are all stacked together but make sure you use it on someone with blaze to make the pyroblast bounce faster.
Thanks for taking the time to read my build if you have anything to say about the build post a comment. I will read all the comments including trolls and respond accordingly.