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Brand is an outstanding nuker,who need the most ability power he can get.
So this is my opinion.
Many people complain about why I use this item, I look at mejai's like a big bonus for Brand.
The reason I have added Mejai's at the end of the item list is because you should only buy Mejai's if your team is doing a good job, or you're getting a much kills.
Hey ladies and gentlemen! Here's a little background of Brand
In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his people's 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 waste 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 or breath of wind, but by the vengeance of my hand.''
The reason I suggest maxing out Conflagration first is because this is a one-click-hit spell, there is no casting time or no delay on it.Also i find it being very useful for farming, you just open up with Pillar of Flame and then click Conflagration on the creep standing in the middle of the pile so to deal as much AoE damage as possible.
During team-fights i usually open with Pillar of Flame, followed by Conflagration and in the end Sear to stun the opponent making sure he does not run away. In case the enemies are standing near each other, after the W-E-Q combo i throw in the ulti Pyroclasm.
During 1v1 fights i usually open with Conflagration and Ignite followed by Sear and end with Pillar of Flame to deal the maximum damage. Keep in mind that once your abilities are on cooldown you are helpless so i suggest keep some distance between you and your opponent in the case that it is a melee champion.
have been experimenting on the skill sequence to find the most dmg dealing sequence. I think i have found it. This sequence will destroy any champ in a matter of seconds.
E -> Q -> W
There it is. but i have found sometimes its hard to land the sear so some times i just go for this (this works when more than 2 or three enemy champs are in range)
Pros / Cons
* Awesome Damage
* AOE Damage
* Stun if used correctly ( Have to combine your spells. )
* Nukes targets pretty fast
* Epic farmer
*None of his skills recharge fast.Therefore,if you use all of them at one target,you'll need to wait for 5 secs to use again,bad for 1vs1 fights.
*No good escape mechanism (only if u use his stun correctly,or using Flash.)
*Hard to master, but you should really give him a try. Don't give up after one single game, try him 4 times or something. Worth a try!
Here's some tips:
1.Farm a lot. Your build will be expensive so make sure to farm creeps.Besides,it's something that Brand can do easily.
2. Stay back in team fights.You will most probably be the first target. Probably..
3. Whenever going back to base, always get a couple of potions (do that until lvl 9).
4. Brand is squishy so make sure not to overreact.Once you do the mistake there's no turning back,no way to escape like other champions. Demand from your teammates to say miss.
5. Make sure to combine your spells correctly, that results to higher damage.
6. Always use you ultimate in team fights. You should probably use it on the tank. Cause if you use it one a squishy champion who dies in 1 sec, your ultimate is lost in one shot.
7. You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to conflagration.
8. You can also use Brans abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.
9. Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target lots of times.
Brand's spells light his targets ablaze, dealing 2% of their maximum Health in magic damage per second for 4 seconds.
Brand launches a ball of fire forward that deals magic damage. If the target is ablaze, Sear will stun the target for 2 seconds.
PILLAR OF FLAME
After a short delay, Brand creates a pillar of flame at a target area, dealing magic damage to enemy units with the area. Units that are ablaze take an additional 25% damage.
In other words, Brand create a circle of fire at a specific area. If you hit the target with a different spell and that the target is already ablaze Pillar of Flame will deal 25% additional damage.
If the target is not ablaze Pillar of Flame will deal normal damage and put the target ablaze.
Brand conjures a powerful blast at his target, dealing magic damage to them. If the target is ablaze, Conflagration spreads to nearby enemies.
What this ability means is that Brand hit the enemy with a powerful spell that hit for a specific amount of damage and if the target enemy is ablaze it will spread to it surrounding.
Again if the target is not ablaze, Conflagration will only deal damage and not spread to its nearby enemies and will put the selected target ablaze.
Brand unleashes a devastating torrent of fire, dealiing magic damage each time it bounces. If a target is ablaze, Pyroclasm's missile speed increases.
In short, Brand sends a HUGE fireball at the enemy when it hits the target its going to bounce at the closest enemy unit. If the target is ablaze its going to increase the speed at which the fireball goes.
I have added Mejai's soulstealer in my recommended items.
You should only buy this if your team is doing a great work, and you're getting lot's of kills or even assists.