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Brand Build Guide by Silcy

Middle [11.23] Insane Blazing Victory! Quick guide from OTP [MID]

Middle [11.23] Insane Blazing Victory! Quick guide from OTP [MID]

Updated on November 24, 2021
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Runes: Domination & Sorcery

1 2
Domination
Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Bonus:

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Who am I?

I've been playing league since season 2. Brand became my main champion shortly after, so I spent about 7 years playing him by the start of season 9. I had played about 700 ranked games with Brand by that time - I put quality above quantity.

In season 6 I reached my peak of abilities and got into 4th place at EUNE server as Brand one trick pony, and about 31st place in the entire world with winrate of 68% out of 140 games played.

My highest rank was Diamond 3, feel free to judge my guide, and do not hesitate to leave a comment below and share your knowledge with others.
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Pros and Cons

PROS

+ Deadly middle range poke.
+ Huge AoE damage output.
+ Strong throughout mid and late game.
+ Great tank counter - health % damage
+ Decent wave clear
+ Great damage towards objectives
CONS

- Low mobility
- Reliant on skill-shots
- Squishy
- Dependent on team's protection
- Requires precision in simplest combos
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Runes

DOMINATION MAIN TREE




Dark Harvest scales really well into late-game


Taste of Blood Good choice as one of Brand's weaknesses is sustain

  • Cheap shot provides additional damage to enemy champions with impaired movement. It work's well with your stun but also procs from Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
eyeball collection Should a main choice, due to easily obtainable stacks from winning a lane, roaming or killing of people in early dragon skirmishes etc.
Ultimate hunter is an interesting ultimate - cooldown decreasing ability that passively reduces it by 5% and additional 2% per every unique takedown.
  • Ravenous hunter grants additional healing from abilities for unique takedowns on enemies. It's great ability that provides decent amount of sustain in all stages of the game.

INSPIRATION SIDE TREE



Magical Footwear is a great choice due to Brand's lack of mobility.

  • Perfect timing is an exchange for Magical Footwear - harde choice due to replacement of movement speed in favour of protection.
Cosmic Insight Slightly increases your Cooldown reduction. Not as strong as other choices, but still viable if desired.

Biscuit delivery is a safe option for laning phase, feel free to pick it against aggressive, poke-focused enemies.

Time warp Tonic goes really well with Biscuit Delivery and corrupting potion.


SORCERY SIDE TREE




Manaflow Band rewards for poking an enemy - highly appreciated premium mana points.


Transcendence provides 10 Ability haste - good scaling towards late-game since middle-game


Scorch is an additional burst/poking ability that works insanely well with your kit, it may be casted twice or thrice in a team-fight if all goes well.
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Items



CORE


Sorcerer's Shoes is a common choice for nearly every ap focused champion, and such is Brand. They provide decent flat bonus to magic penetration that works really well together with Void Staff. Consider other footwear like Mercury's Treads or Plated Steelcaps against certain opponents if required.
Mercury's Treads should be chosen against champions with high CC or mostly AP based enemy team - e.g. Ekko, Elise, Veigar etc.
Plated Steelcaps work insanely well against heavy ad / aa teams - could be even considered when falling behind against Champions like Zed or Talon in sparse situations

Liandry's Anguish should be your pick in most cases. It's a perfect choice due to pleasant, cheap and quick build-path. It enriches you of additional DoT ability, that enhances your passive Blaze.

Luden's Tempest Exchange for Liandry's when facing squishy opponents in very few cases.


Rylai's Crystal Scepter is a must have in every single game you play. No matter who you face, it grants you nearly a permanent slow against your opponents due to passive Blaze. In many matchups such slow compensates your lack of mobility, and allows you to freely poke and kate the enemy. Works well against Darius, Udyr, Skarner and other champions alike.

Demonic Embrace is a new item, another 'pick me please' - due to amazing health burning % passive, added in 11th season. Strong addition to the Liandry's Anguish DoT.
It also provides slight armor and magic resist bonus.




SITUATIONALS



Rabadon's Deathcap is an item that provides the biggest amount of ability power in the entire game, it makes Brand abilities scale very well, however there are many better choices that improve your abilities, than pure AP that comes from it.


Void Staff grants huge bonus to % magic penetration, you should get it as a 3th-4th item if your enemies stack magic resist / have 2-3 tanks..


Morellonomicon is another well suited item with easy build-path that works extremely good against champions like Swain, Vladimir, Volibear or others with healing abilities.


Zhonya's Hourglass Without a doubt, Zhonya's hourglass is one of the best items in game. It provides good amount of armor, together with an active ability (90s cd) that makes you immune to any damage for a period of 2 seconds. it's a must have in nearly every game.


Banshee's Veil is great magic resisting item with spellshield that stops any ability. That should be considered as an opposite of Zhonya's Hourglass; which is undoubtedly better choice due to it's active that can be used manually. Versus certain AP champions with great bursting abilities like Veigar or annoying ones like Karthus.


Mejai's Soulstealer At first I didn't want to include this item in a guide. I realised it is a posibility in small amount of cases if you're well ahead. Get it as a second item, after your core item Liandry's Anguish.
Followed by Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Zhonya's Hourglass and Sorcerer's Shoes





Just try it out



Dead Man's Plate At first glance it may seem like a joke. I tried this many times against heavy AD teams.
Together with Zhonya's Hourglass, and Plated Steelcaps it reduces enemy's assasins chances to burst you down. While also providing huge move-speed boost.
Build path example: Liandry's Anguish; Zhonya's Hourglass; Rylai's Crystal Scepter; Dead Man's Plate; Another situational item from a list above. Get the boots that suit you the best.





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Combinations

Lane clear


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Multiple target


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Trick


If you're fast enough to cast Sear + Flash in a certain range from enemy, followed by Conflagration you're able to stun your enemy in insanely short period of time due to Sear being cast from your starting position and getting in range to cast Conflagration.
This combo secures a kill in most cases giving your opponent no chance to react.
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