Build Guide by DieInStyle
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This is my first build, ever.And i figure i would start with a new champ.I have been playing Brand alot now recently because hes awesome.I have been playing him for three days with him and finding him very powerful but i wouldn't go around saying hes op. If u can play him then iam sure u will do good might even dominate but only if u know how. Its easy when you know how.
This build i think is very stable, You are likely to do well every game if u know how to play him and use the right combos with him.(Check Skill Sequence). But why play brand? well i will explain that in a sec.
I would appreciate feedback so that i could improve this build for the better.
Great Dps and nuking both Aoe and solo.
Can go either Mid or Lanes. (top or bot).
Has stun and with Rylai great slow.
Hard to master ( Dont get ur combos right, and at the right situation ur dead meat).
Needs to land his skills in a combo.
Might be nerfed in the future though i doubt it since he is NOT OP.
I went for basic mage runes. But i might change them for brand since he plays a little diffrent.
Greater Mark of Magic Penetrationx9
Greater Seal of Replenishmentx9
Greater Glyph of Ability Powerx9
Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetrationx9
Then again there is many options for example instead of Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration u might go for Greater Quintessence of potency. As i said before , feedback is more than welcome.
Ahh the items. The one thing that keeps ringing in my head. I've been hard at work trying to find the most suitable items. To become both a nuker and a survivor. And this is what i have found.
I usually go for Doran's Ring for the mana regen but thanks too your runes u might be better of rushing a cataclyst then sorc boots. After that i go for a Rabadon's Deathcap to get a nice ap boost and after that i would go for survivability and that means your at
Rylais Crystal Scepter. Why u ask? because the dmg from ur passive is counted for the slow of the Rylais. Isn't that awesome?! plus u get hp and a really nice ap boost isn't that nice, :D. Ahh the Void Staff. How i love u. I think this explains for itself. though it might not be needed thanks to your runes and sorc boots.
After mid complete ur cataclyst for either a Banshee's Veil or a Rod of Ages. Its really depending on the match for example ur meeting some nice crit champs who dont really use alot of skills u might go for Rod of Ages. But if ur meeting heavy ap dmg dealers or stunner and such you might be better off buying the Banshee's Veil. After this is done i sell the Doran's Ring and either buy a Morello's Evil Tome because of its cdr and mana regen (plus ur runes) u will be spamming ur skills so hard and well. You are kinda unstoppable.
Ghost To Quickly get to diffrent locations or teamfights. You could replace it with flash if u like but i prefer Ghost.
Exhaust This is a great summoner spell. Slow them and getting to squeeze out a few more skills will surely get u a kill, even if he gets away with low hp he will be finished thanks to ur passive. Great to lower the dmg outcome of an Crit or attack speed champ. especially 1vs1.
Ghost Explained above.
Ignite I have been thinking of removing this since well. his passive is like ignite. but i have gotten some extra kills through this summoner spell.
Flash or Ghost
Clarity or Teleport Either one is good for staying in your lane. its just a matter of choice. Teleport great to get everywhere on the map (that is spotted by an ally) and clarity is good for laning. and ganking, i have gotten some kills through this method. i have low mana and if the player is good ( at the same time bad) he will rush u then u just pop clarity and turn the tides. unless he just tabs and checks your summoner spells. but it has worked before dont ask me what the enemy champ was thinking.
I 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)
E -> W -> (if they are all low after this do ulti)
But to be honest there are many skill sequence you could go for. But really it all comes down to what kind of situation u are in. for example 2vs1 u would go for the first one since it stuns and does some nice dmg in aoe. In teamfights u might go for the second one.
Well since this is my first build ever. Dont go hard on. I diden't have the time i wished i had when i made this build so that i can make more details to it but i have to run. But feedback is more than welcome as i said above. When i come back i will hope i have some nice feedback to make this a much better build since i know this is not perfect and not really explaining everything but when i come home. I will make it more detailed.
-Credits - Beyondkyo
Thoughts , And Changes That Might Come.
Well I've been thinking alot. I might not have fancy videos and such but i do really put my efforts into finding the perfect build(even though nothing is perfect) And the latest thing i was having in mind is changing the runes.I was thinking of changing the Glyph.
Instead of Greater Glyph of Ability Power. Maybe changing into cdr glyph? Comment below of your thought.
PS. This is a new thing iam thinking of starting. putting my thoughts and perhaps future changes so that u guys will know of what iam thinking of changing and can either stop me from doing that or approve!