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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.
Hello Summoners and Welcome To Tomiguin's Guide for Brand
Using guide doesn't mean you should follow it by the book to the word but More as a stepping stone to building your own play style.
My first Guide here probably cause I haven't decided to make one till now needs to much typing.
Well anyways as noted You don't need to follow this I hope though however that by looking at my guide it gives you a few things
-An idea how Brand can be used
-Tricks to using Brand
-Ideas towards your own build
-And Lastly the enjoyment of playing a Brand
Runes Runes Runes
Now What can I say It would just be the simple basic ones except a few differences from what is normally used
Greater Mark of Insight x 9
Greater Seal of Clarity x 9
Greater Glyph of Celerity x 9 (This is where this is generally different since most like to use Flat rate CDR)
Greater Quintessence of Insight x 2
Greater Quintessence of Celerity x 1
Of course You are not locked into these, but I choose these for 3 things
BlazeA pretty cool Passive. It tends to give me the kill of the ones who try to run with just a sliver of heath left.
SearAn amazingly fast cooldown for a 2 second stun with flat rate mana cost and decent damage.
The only hard part is possibly aiming it. Since it is avoidable.
Pillar of Flame (I like Fire Pillar more for some reason)The damage good damage normal with a 70% AP ratio
However GREAT damage with Blaze on the target
ConflagrationAn interesting Damaging skill it has a few good uses though.
PyroclasmOne of the Funniest ult's in the game Great Damage a finisher and you can do tricks
as for skill use early game I lean towards>>>Doing This with a good Laning Partner gets you the Kill Most of the time (stun partners taric, sion , or anything that keeps them in place for just a few seconds. My personal fav my friend a Blitz)
Later games You want to go Conf> Sear> Pillar of Flame
Conf to Blaze sear to stun and pillar to damage or
You can Pillar for the blaze > sear to stun > conf to slow ( with rylai ) and blaze and stun again.
The best ways for Pyroclasmto do damage is on two champs chasing you
It will hit the first one 3 times and the other one 2 times
assuming you have 300 AP and such with max lvl Pyroclasm does around 500 x 3 which is 1500 to the first and 1000 to the second
Fun tricks with it are to Hit minion's or champs near the dying champ and it will bounce on to them (will try to post some videos sometime)
My Items are more situational Then anything with These as the Core
Morello's Evil TomeSorcerer's ShoesRylai's Crystal ScepterRabadon's DeathcapThese Choices Were made to maximize your Runes, Mastery, Survivability, and most important a NUKE
Morello's Evil Tome75 ap 12 mana regen Passive: 20% Cooldown
What more could I ask for Decent AP with Mana Regen
And What more You get to practically Max Your CDR (cooldown amount) with just this your runes and Mastery.
Sorcerer's ShoesSpeed Magic Pen sweetnesss
Rylai's Crystal scepterThis is an amazing piece of work You get health slow and AP
helps your survivability This slow will eventually help with your skill combinations
and What more? 80 AP
Rabadon's DeathcapThe damage the damage This is of course a core item for just about any mage caster out there.
FROM here on This is all situational
Abyssal ScepterThis Item has Helps with your overall squishyness and Damage and as a bonus is a good Item for
your teammates. Giving 70 AP of course any and all AP is good
The Magic Resist is a live saver putting you at about 80-90 magic resist
The Passive however is a great bonus lower enemies' magic resist by 20
this is like a Magic Pen in any other word EXCEPT it's a aura so it effects all enemy Champs Give you and your team more damage. But Like I say it up to you.
Zhonya's HourglassA Lovely Item that has saved me Over and over if you remember how to use it!
100 AP plus 50 armor With a active that Makes you practically invincible for 2 seconds. Perfect escape just run and burst Fire Pillers if you have Rylai's to slow and there you have it You have Survived
Archangel's StaffGives you the AP the Mana and can build up damage I didn't add this. However it is Also a great item if used right for me I tend to have enough mana regen from runes and such to never really need the extra mana and With the problem that You need to build up mana for this stuff to do the BOOM. I have tried using it by buying it earlier, you can spam yes, by getting Goddess tears but until you build up mana with Brand's mana pool and runes he ends say around 1k with the staff making it 1.5k times 3 thats 45 + 45 = 90 More AP great!. And it adds more mana as you go. The only Reason I don't use it is cause I am towards Survivability. Plus with the item's I lined up you are Looking at a easy 600+ AP.
These are others of course I'll add more once I try and mess with them and Give you all the feed backs on the item use.
I Will add more and more as it goes on This is it for now for kinda like a Beta view I need to add tons of more stuff including Summoner spells, farming, better team work guide, and such but for how
Enjoy and Hope you have as much fun with him as I do