Brand Build Guide by Jisochan
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Ap caster brand
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Brand is a squishy Ap caster who, if played right can devastate. He excels at long range nuke and AoE damage. I love playing brand as a mid champ who can just unleash everything on a single person in seconds or even multiple people. So that's why I've created this guide, to teach you what i know on brand.
Pros / Cons
Pros: Cons: Great AoE damage Too squishy
Awesome single target or AoE nukes If focused early you get devastated not them
Can just devastate if combo lands Can be hard to master
With Rylai's+passive it slows them 24/7 Can't 1v1 At end game damage output is too high! Doing whole combo burns through mana fast
Just all together fun to play Can be countered easily by cc champs
I start with Boots of Speed for the extra movement speed to dodge skill shots. I grab the 3 health pots because he's so squishy and the pots will allow him to stay in lane longer even against high poke champs like Varus.
After a few times coming back, or even the first I should have 2 Doran's Ring, this will allow me with lots of mana regen which will keep me in lane longer.
I then work for Sorcerer shoes for the movement speed, and magic penetration. I like the magic pen on Sorcerer shoes because it will allow for you to go through most of the squishy supports MR easily.
I recommend Rabadon's Deathcap, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Void Staff for your core items. I like Rabadon's Deathcap because it is just 120 base Ap, but with a passive that will increase the amount of Ap on all your items that already have Ap. I go with the Rylai's Crystal Scepter because it's slow even works on your passive, meaning you can spam q just like Ezreal(but not too much!) I go for the Void Staff because it gives you magic pen and more ability power, it is just pure awesomeness when it comes to damage. Another item you could get to replace Void Staff is Athene's Unholy Grail. I like it because it gives you Ap, mana regen, cd reduction, and magic resistance, so it is just a great item all around.
Some optional items you could get are Abyssal Scepter, Deathfire Grasp, and Liandry's Torment. Abyssal Scepter is good if the enemy team is stacking high MR, it gives you Ap and near by enemies reduced MR. Deathfire Grasp is only good if you can land the click on someone, other than that it is pretty good with the 120 Ap and 10% cd reduction. Liandry's Torment is only a good item if you want to burn them down fast, it's extra burn makes it so you have 2 ignites, that are both passives (and three if you get ignite as a spell!), but it does have some decent health and Ap.
Now if you feel you are being bursted down just too fast, then Zhonya's Hourglass or Banshee's Veil are both good items. Zhonya's Hourglass is just and instant NO to damage, you just click it after someone wastes an ult on you and before you get hit, bang no more ult for them! And it also give you another 120 Ap and 50 armor all around good for a squishy mage like Brand. Now Banshee's Veil is one I prefer, it puts a shield up that negates one unfriendly spell, like if you're about to die by a nunu ult, oh hay my shield makes it so i don't die, now you die. And it also has good health and mana on it, with MR, so it gets my thumbs up!
Skill SequencePillar of Flame and Sear combo. I like to mastery my Pillar of Flame first for the high AoE damage and max Sear next for the bigger single target nuke/stun. I max Conflagration last because it is not as important as my other two. I get Pyroclasm at lvls 6,11, and 16. His combo is a very devastating one, which can bring just about anyone from full to >33%. His combo starts with a W under as much as you can, then shoot and E off of the closest throw A and him as well, now he's stunned, and then you throw you ult to bounce between everyone and kill them.
If going against 1 person i usually start with my Conflagration then use Sear to stun them, by then they should have dropped quite a bit, and finish them off with Pillar of Flame and ignite. But if it's a team fight I start with Conflagration then Pillar of Flame as many people as possible, use Sear to stun someone, and finish it off with Pyroclasm and ignite on the last one. I start with Conflagration every time because it's a secured blaze if you hit, while Pillar of Flame and Sear are skill shots.
MasteriesSummoner's Wrath to make my ignite that much stronger, I also grab the point in Summoner's Insight to make my flash have a lower cast time meaning more getting away or getting closer to land that Pyroclasm. And the rest are pretty self-explanatory.
I've been looking at some of the top rated guides and i came to a conclusion that this are the runes you like so enjoy as much as you can with them. And not much to describe cause you can just go to my favorite Brand guide. Brand - The World Will End in Fire, just go check it out for yourself and follow that one. But i would like some help with runes still, i feel i have the right ones but not certain I do.
As Brand, teamwork is essential, if you don't have anyone helping you, then death is inevitable. So working as a team you get them all bunched up around the tank and pop you w under them and they won't see it, you then, once they're all ablaze pop and e on the one in the middle. After that you throw a q on the closest to stun him and start your ult on him. By then someone should be dead, your ult should travel to every person possibly killing some. And that is why teamwork is essential as Brand.
So now I've taught all i can about Brand, and you shall take this information and use it for the best, in the battle that is.....League of Legends! If you liked this guide or have any questions or want to tell me something I missed then go in the comments and please rate my guide fairly. If you liked it rate it thumbs up, if you didn't rate it thumbs down, but don't be rude in the comments to me or other people. Thank you for taking the time to read my very first guide ever. Accomplish great things on the battlefield with this information and.......Burn the world with Brand!