Braum Build Guide by penguinpumper
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When Scrolling through Braum builds you may have clicked this one because "Hey is that a Trinity Force! Let me go bash this newb." So the first chapter is all about that. this item works wonders for me in all phases of the game. Similarly to Jax, Braum is very hard to kill with this item plus Randuins. however the play style will be different obviously. jumping into the item now. Trinity Force has always been a strong item, and on Braum it literally helps every aspect of his kit. Lets examine each part.
ZEAL - The movement speed is huge bonus so Braum can close in to land more auto attacks or get in range of his W faster. Speaking of Auto attacks Braum's amazing passive requires him to put on stacks of freezing until he stuns. The attack speed helps that to get done faster.
Phage - Braum ultimately wants to be tanky. The health is good. And as mentioned before his auto attacks are very relevant so the small bonus to AD is nice. The BEST part of this item piece is last, RAGE. This passive allows for Braum to keep applying the hurt and the stacks. Its genius. This is a major reason no one escapes the strong man.
Sheen - This item gives Braum the only mana he needs as you don't really waste a lot. (especially with biscuits) The major part is that in laning phase this item significantly increases the burst factor of your lane. Finally, the sheen makes the best moves in braums kit stronger.
When you put all of those factors together you soon realize this item makes life in the frozen heartland of Freljord a lot simpler.
Late game this item combined with the Maw of Malmortious give Braum a decent damage output and basically the same amount of tanking as other builds. And if you get really worried that you need to live longer, Warmogs > Sight Stone.
BUILD THIS ITEM!!!
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I have a lot of fun with Braum. The best part is at every point of the game I feel relevant. This is why.
Bottom Lane - You act as the wall soaking up damage when necessary for your ADC while collecting gold. As soon as someone over commits the wall strikes. An easy Q with a good follow up can make for easy first bloods all due to his obnoxious passive. Make sure your reflexes are quick because jumping to your ADC and throwing up your E can be a decider. Also remember you have a heal with your first buy so you can keep your ADC alive.
Ganking Mid Lane - You can enter here with a Q to get the slow off as you and the mage up those stacks. Your R is amazing as well and can be used to start the chaining of auto attacks or pop up after the stun. Also Braum's W makes for a wonderful sneak attack from a bush.
Team Fight Time - Your Braum will be more than tanky enough to run into the middle of the enemy team and R. Your team just better follow up. Getting the Stun on any of there major damage outputs is critical to try and do. Another thing to note is after stunning one person it may be better to turn your focus on someone else and begin freezing process anew while your team finishes the stunned guy. The CC is huge in this one.
Really Late Game - This is the point of your final push in low ELO long grindy games. You become the unkillable when you sell your Sight Stone for Warmog's Armor.
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When I have more time I will update this with the pros and cons, or add my SOLO TOP Braum, or even go into more details on counter plays and buys. Other guides may have what your looking for in terms of non-basic stuff provided by this guide. Sorry for so little info. Hope you enjoy Shielding all the little people with your giant heart of Freljord.