Brand Build Guide by AKarctic49

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League of Legends Build Guide Author AKarctic49


AKarctic49 Last updated on July 17, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 20

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 10

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This build is build for players that are experienced in league. This is NOT a build for new players. If this is your first time playing brand you can use this build but at your own expense. This build will make brand very squishy so caution is advised. BUT, furthermore you will take on 2v1 extremely fast and efficiently if done correctly.

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Brand is a extremely high burst mid champ. He can be built to be a tanky bully, or a full on glass cannon. This guide in particular will show you how to become a player that few,if any, champs can go toe to toe with. The reason there is a pre-warning with this champion is due to the fact you WILL BE a glass cannon. If you are caught off guard you will likely die. If you get in the middle of a 5v5 team fight, you will likely die. In that aspect with this build you will also lose your end game carry if you die. Mejai's soul stealer is in this build with the thought that you will die very few times. That being said let go on..

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Who is Brand?

Brand's Skills:


Blaze is an interesting passive. Blaze causes all of Brand's abilities to apply the "Ablaze" debuff to all enemy units hit. While active, the debuff deals magic damage equal to 2% of the target's maximum health every second. All of Brand's abilities gain additional effects when used on a target that is ablaze.

Tips and Tricks:
Blaze needs to be on the your target in order for you to stun with Sear.
Blaze will draw tower aggro so be wary of that if your team towerdives or you are in range of a turret.
Blaze will active the slow from Rylai's Crystal Scepter after the damage is done so even if your enemy runs from you they will still be slowed by 15%.
Your combos become stronger when your targets have Blaze. Try to get as many people
as possible ablaze before using your skills in teamfights.


Sear is Brand's first skill also known as his "Q" skill. It is a skill-shot nuke that will collide with the first enemy it hits. So unfortunately it will NOT go through minions. However this is not a bad thing all the time. If you need to farm from a distance because of a hard lane than using Sear to help will net you some minions. Keep in mind though you do need Sear for trades and fights.

Tips and Tricks:
Sear will stun your enemy if they are ablaze by Blaze.
Sear will not activate on hit effects like Sheen from Lich Bane
Sear is a skill-shot so only with practice will you be able to increase you chance of landing it.
Sear can hit stealthed units like Evelynn if they have Blaze and stun them but it will not reveal them from stealth.

Pillar of Flame(W):

Pillar of Flame is Brand's second skill also known as his "W" skill and is an Area of Effect or AoE skill meaning it hits all enemies standing in the area of the skill. Pillar of Flame can be used to harass and farm at the same time if your enemy is close to their minions. Keep in mind that it has a 0.2 second delay before it deals damage so lead accordingly.

Tips and Tricks:
Pillar of Flame will deal 25% more damage when enemies have Blaze on them.
Make sure to lead Pillar of Flame to get as many minions possible and your enemy if they are close enough to their minions. This will require great timing when facing champs like Malzahar and Xerath.
Pillar of Flame has the longest cooldown after Pyroclasm so keep that in mind. If you feel that a teamfight might start soon save Pillar of Flame for the right moment so Pillar of Flame isn't on cooldown when you need it.


Conflagration is Brand's third skill also known as his "E" skill. Basically Brand conjures a powerful blast at his target, dealing magic damage to them. If the target is ablaze the conflagration will also damage nearby enemies, as well as setting the units ablaze.

Tips and Tricks:
Conflagration is Brand's most reliable skill for delivering Blaze to your enemies. So if you are having problems landing Pillar of Flame then use Conflagration to harass your enemies.
Conflagration will set enemies ablaze near a minion or enemy that already has Blaze on them. If you use Pillar of Flame on minions and your enemy gets too close to them use Conflagration on the minions to spread the Blaze to your enemy.
Conflagration will proc the slow from Rylai's Crystal Scepter for all enemies hit with it. Conflagration has the same channel time as Pillar of Flame, 0.2 seconds.


Pyroclasm is Brand's fourth skill also known as his "R" skill and ultimate. It is now a decently reliable ultimate in that it now will prioritize champions over minions if the first target that you hit has Blaze on them. So make sure not to initiate with Pyroclasm. Brand unleashes a devastating torrent of fire that bounces between enemies, dealing damage each time it bounces. If a target is ablaze, Pyroclasm' will prioritize champions. It will bounce up to four times for a total of five hits, and can hit the same enemy up to three times.

Tips and Tricks:
Pyroclasm's movement speed has been increased and will only prioritize champions over minions if the first target is ablaze. So make sure to hit as many people as you can with Pillar of Flame and/or Conflagration before launching Pyroclasm.
Pyroclasm will hit 5 times and can hit the same enemy 3 times. This means that Pyroclasm really shines in teamfights involving 3 or so enemies and away from minions. Make a mental note of this. If you can, wait a little bit to use your ult in 5v5 teamfights.
Pyroclasm will bounce to enemies that are in the Fog of War or are in bushes so keep an eye on where it bounces as there might be a hidden enemy waiting.
Pyroclasm will activate the slow on Rylai's Crystal Scepter.

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Champion Spotlight

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Pros and Cons


+ Has great AoE damage
+ Can kill squishes instantly will full combo
+ Blaze is a built in mini Ignite
+ Decently low mana costs
+ Every ability can deal damage
+ Can dominate teamfights with Pyroclasm


- As a carry you are squishy
- To be great he needs to be able to land his skill-shots
- If you start to do really well will get focused
- Requires player to play smart to maximize abilities
- Needs a good amount of practice to master