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Brand Build Guide by RIPStollie

Middle Brand mid/support

Middle Brand mid/support

Updated on January 15, 2022
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Runes: Standard mid runes

1 2
Domination
Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
Presence of Mind
Cut Down
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2 3
Standard mid summs
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Win 53%
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Win 53%
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Champion Build Guide

Brand mid/support

By RIPStollie
Introduction
Hey everyone! I am Stollie and this is my guide to Brand in the mid role and the support role. I got to 400 lp in season 11 playing Brand mainly in the mid lane, and I am currently the rank 1 Brand on the North American server. I fell in love with the champion late last season because of how much damage he can pump out and the outplay potential that he has with certain combos, and I have been basically onetricking him ever since.
What is Brand good at?
Brand as a champion excels in his high risk high reward playstyle. You have to get a bit close to the enemy team in order to pump out damage, which makes flash an extremely important engage tool with combos like Q + Flash + E to catch the other team off guard. Getting your ult off in teamfights can literally turn the game on its head because of how much damage your passive can pump out against a grouped team. He has some decent matchups in mid and support, and can survive a lot of assassin's combos because of his Q ability. He can go even in nearly any mage matchup, and poke out a lot of champions while simultaneously clearing the wave with his e, and can also use that ability to poke the enemy bot lane. Optimizing which ability you want to use the Ablaze passive with is key to winning lanes as well. If you are not going for a full engage, using your Q on a minion, following with your E on the same minion when an enemy champion is in range, then finally using your W on the enemy champion does a very surprising amount of damage.

Brand Also has many weaknesses to his kit. As season 12 becomes more about invisibility and movement speed, it can be difficult for Brand to actually get off his three ability passive. There are a ton of dangers in the mid lane specifically, as the enemy jungler frequently realizes that you are playing an immobile mage with one CC ability that is dodgable. Keeping vision is incredibly important because after level 3 I end up getting ganked. Like a LOT. In a vaccum without junglers, I am normally able to poke out the enemy mid laner under their turret after I shove a wave super fast, but I normally end up trying to look for roams or set up vision instead because of how vulnerable my champion is. Another con to Brand in both roles is that he gets outranged by a lot of the meta ADC's and some mid laners. This makes it really hard to participate in fights because later in the game, mages like Xerath and adcs like Caitlyn hurt a lot and can poke you out before you can even use any of your abilities. I find that the best playstyle is to try your hardest to get every ounce of vision that you can. Staying out of vision is super important because it allows you to enter fights from an unexpected angle most of the time and look to land your CC or throw your ult at a grouped up team.
FAQ
I have seen a lot of questions on reddit and wanted to give some insight on a couple of the things that I have talked about in the subreddit.

Q. How do I get better at Brand in (insert role)
A. Watch people play. I am a gm brand onetrick and I have a twitch stream, but even if you are not watching me or if you prefer youtubers, watching people play is a great way to improve at the game. I love meeting new people and could be helpful if you wanted a dedicated Brand streamer, but there are some other options on different platforms.

Q. Do you like (insert item) on Brand?
A. Everything can be situational, but I mainly like to stick with one single build. Most games I go Liandry's into Void Staff, but recently I have been noticing myself get zhonya's second because of how many assassins are in the meta recently. His build path will always change with the meta, but the build that I use is the one that ensures that I deal as much damage as possible while also trying to remain safe. Void Staff is the highest damage item for brand because of his low AP scalings and his % max health damage build into his passive, and it also synnergizes with Liandry's burn. The three items that I am typically able to get to by the end of most games are Liandry's, Void Staff, and Zhonya's.

Q. How do I play against (insert champion)?
A. If the information in this guide is not enough to help you with that question, then watching people play is another option. High elo brand players have most likely figured out some type of way to survive even the worst matchups, and we will have little tricks that we do in the laning phase to help us out.

I would love to answer some more questions that people have, and I am trying to become a more consistent streamer on Twitch. If you are interested at coming by and chatting, catch me the next time that I am live at twitch.tv/stolliejr :)
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