Brand Build Guide by HRZ Panic
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Hello, my name is Panic. A little about myself. This is my first guide i will be doing online. I main AP carries and can play most other champs. I decided to let the community know my Brand build and play style. So here it is.
Pretty standard rune set up for most AP caster. If not the AP glyphs then I would suggest Cdr.
This build seems to be the best for me. There are certain items that i would consider during certain points of the game. One item being Moonflair Spellblade. Situations where you are getting CC'd to your death this is a great item. AP and Tenacity. I would exchange it for the Will of Ancients. Another situational item would be a Mejais. I would only consider this if you expect a lot of kills and i would grab it as soon as possible.
Must have items are Deathcap, Hourglass, and Voidstaff.
Okay so when you are in laning phase what i find is the best to do for a good combo is like this.
Start after the minions come in and are attacking your minions. You don't wanna take the extra damage or let him have a chance to run behind his minions avoiding the stun. So walk to the target Conflagration, Sear, Pillar, Pyroclasm, Ignite.
This is the easiest combo to me and most of the time guarantees a kill. Conflagration is not a skill shot and an easy point and click combo. After he is ablazed then try to anticipate where you think they will walk next and throw your Sear. If a hit the target is stunned. After stunned put your Pillar of Flame under them, Pyroclasm, and ignite him. This guarantees a kill most of the time. If the target flashes out of the sear then you did well and you just wait for your cool downs and repeat.
Okay, the key to your ultimate is the precise time to use it. In laning and once you hit level 6 you can use it to do the extra damage to get a kill. If you are going to use it in a 1v1 situation try to do it after the target is stunned and near minions. After you throw your full combo on someone put your ignite on them and walk away. If they dont die you are doing something wrong.
When it is team fights it is key to try and do the most damage as possible. What you should do is do a full combo on their squishy first. If at this point you are getting targeted pop your hourglass giving you time for everything to come on cd and then do the exact same thing and flash out if necessary.
Basically Brand in all is one of the best nukers in the game. He does take a little skill and a little practice but if you can learn him and play him well he is great with most team comps. He is a great mid champ and can dominate most anyone 1v1. As Brand you will get targeted in most team fights. Try to show your face a little late in the team fight. Once you are committed in the fight you will be a main focus.