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Brand Build Guide by RedFire2055

Middle Brand The Fire God

Middle Brand The Fire God

Updated on September 12, 2021
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Runes: F.G.

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Domination
Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery
Manaflow Band
Scorch
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

Brand The Fire God

By RedFire2055
Presentation
Hi,I'm RedFire2055 from the EUW server, I have played from the end of Season 4 and I created this account in Season 5.
I started to play Brand because I always choose the element Fire character in videogames. The first game I did with him, I did a double kill so I decided to play him even more, consequently he became my Main.
At the end of Season 6 I was an Otp or "one trick pony" Brand in Plat 3.
In Season 7 I hit Diamond 4 for the first time and later on I deranked for negligence back to Plat 3.
In Season 8 I hit Diamond 4 again so then I decided to create this guide to give other people some tips about Brand.
Curiosity: Division 5 like Diamond 5 existed until the end of season 8.
In S9 i ended in Diamond 2 ; in S10 i hit Diamond 3 and i ended in Diamond 4.
I will try reach Master/GranMaster/Challenger.
Atm I'm one of the best Brand players in the world.
If you want see me in action , this is my Youtube Channel.
Introduction
Brand is a mage. During the seasons 4-5-6 his main role was midlaner but after the rework his flat and scaling dmg got reduced and his percent dmg on maximum life got an exponential increment, so his role how midlaner was nerfed and his duo bottom mage version became meta; however, i didn't surrender to meta so i still play it in his true role: PlayMaker midlaner .
If you want have easy wins with no effort Brand midlane is not the champion that you want play ; try the support version ,it is rly comfortable , you don't need learn last hit minions, you have an allie that compense your lack of sustain and mobility , the enemies are 2 , so your Aoe(Area of Effect) abilities are more efficient; Brand is in a safer position when played in bottomlane ,like bottom carry or in support position , than midlane.
And now you'll be thinking why i should play Brand mid?
Brand is the best 1v9 mage of the game , from lvl 6 to lvl 18 he can literally do alone enough dmg to kill all 5 enemy champions , but at the same time he is very fragile , so he needs to earn gold faster and safer possible to complete his core items to make that 1v9 thing become true ; the best place to do that is the midlane where you can farm minions safer thanks to the shortlane ,you can control other lanes and jungle doing roaming, and not less important, compared to a duolane you are not reliant on another player , so you can decide the rhythm of the game without being forced to do actions to compensate the mistakes of others, at least during the laning phase 1v1.
Pros / Cons
Pros

+ High Dmg from Earlygame to Lategame
+ Great teamfight potential
+ Q: Sear can stun for 1.5 s
+ Tank Counter
+ Versatile Itemization
Cons

- No sustain
- No mobility
- No Base defense
- Frontline reliant
- Relies on enemies movements
Skills
Passive: Blaze; this is the source of Brand's maximum health percentual damage. Every ability that Brand uses becomes stronger vs enemies under the effect of Blaze.
Tip: you should chain the spells every 3-4 seconds to maximize Blaze damage.

Q: Sear; this is your main CC ("crowd control"), a stun that grants the power of Snare+Disarm+Silence an enemy; use it to ablaze the enemies or to block the enemy more dangerous ;To stun an enemy you must ablaze him with another spell before use Sear.

W: Pillar of Flame; this is your main ability;it guarantees the control of waves and teamfights and the possibility of harassing safely and to start combos. When enemies are affected by Blaze , Pillar of Flame does way more damage on them.

E: Conflagration; this is the spell you use to proc Blaze , you should use it to boost up the other abilities or to do unavoidable dmg to enemies . If an enemy is affected by Blaze, using Conflagration on him will improve the spread of Conflagration .

R: Pyroclasm; this is one of the best ultimates for teamfight of all League of Legends; it s also the insurance to do a kill 1v1. It slow enemies ablazed;
Tip: Pyroclasm will bounce onto minions and champions but it'll prioritize enemy champions first. If you are far from enemies you can use your ultimate on minions or monsters close to them to make sure that it'll jump on the closest enemy champion . You can also use Brand himself how support point for the jumps of the ultimate.


Brand is also a Combo Mage , indeed you can use his spells in so many different ways thanks to his passive Blaze and his empowering mechanics. To empower a spell Brand needs to use another one as a trigger.
Tip: Using R: Pyroclasm how a trigger to empower others Brand's spells should be used only in special situations or as a last resort.


Combinations of 2 skills

Empowered Q: Sear= Single Target Stun

W>Q
Long Range Stun
W>Q applications

E>Q
Medium Range Stun
E>Q applications

R>Q
Emergency Stun
R>Q applications


Empowered W: Pillar of Flame= Extra Burst Dmg

Q>W
Long Range Burst Dmg
Q>W applications

E>W
Medium Range Burst Dmg
E>W applications

R>W
Multi Target Burst Dmg
R>W applications


Empowered E: Conflagration= Spreading Conflagration and Blaze

Q>E
Spreaded Dmg
Q>E applications

W>E
Double AoE Dmg
W>E applications

R>E
Double Multi Target Dmg
R>E applications


Empowered R: Pyroclasm: Slowing the Targets
Tip: R: Pyroclasm can slow at most 2 targets without using the other Brand's Spells how trigger.

Q>R
Long Range Slow
Q>R applications

W>R
AoE Slow
W>R applications

E>R
Medium Range Slow
E>R applications


Another important thing about Brand Spells is that you can chain his spells not only in cast order but also in speed order.

Brand's Skills Range and Application Time

Here you can see some examples of how to exploit that information.


Q>!E
Istant Stun
Q>!E Applications

W>!Q
Skillshots Istant Burst Dmg
W>!Q Applications

W>!E
Istant Burst Dmg
W>!E Applications

W>!R
Melee Istant Burst Dmg
W>!R Applications


There are many combinations of 3+ skills but only some are really important to keep in mind, the others are generally inefficient or simply combinations of 2 spells with the addition of one last to reach 3 Blaze stacks.
Here i will show you the most important combinations.
Tip: R: Pyroclasm can sub E: Conflagration how initial trigger and Q: Sear how CC.

Combinations of 3 skills

Q>E>W
Aoe Burst Dmg around a single target
Q>E>W applications

W>E>Q or W>E>R
From Aoe dmg to a single target explosion
W>E>Q applications

E>Q>W or R>Q>W
Single Target Burst Dmg
E>Q>W applications

E>R>Q
Fake Stun
E>R>Q


Combinations of 4 skills

Q>R>W>E or Q>R>E>W
Max AoE Dmg
Q>R>W>E Applications


R>E>Q>W or R>Q>E>W
Single Target Max Dmg
R>E>Q>W Applications


Tips for Brand Jungle Players
Jungle Interactions
Runes
Level of synergy with Brand:
Worthless (0) - Acceptable (*) - Decent (**) - Good (3*) - OverPower (4*) - Perfect (5*)



Domination
The strongest tree on Brand is Domination;

Domination tree


Sorcery
Brand is a Mage , so one of his best tree is Sorcery.

Sorcery tree


Precision
This is the sustained damage tree. It can be rly usefull to Brand.


Precision tree


Resolve
This is the defensive Tree. Usefull if you're in a bad matchup.

Resolve tree


Inspiration
This tree is rly strange. Its runes can change the playstyle as well as evolving the mechanics of the game.

Inspiration tree


In addition to normal runes we can also choose minor runes called Stats Runes;

Stats Runes
Items
Brand is a flat/life percent damage mage so he doesnt't need a great itemization to work, in fact his build is very flexible and it can vary from the defensive to the offensive. There are only 2 items that Brand wants always purchase: Liandry's Anguish and Demonic Embrace; others rly good items are Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Void Staff , Sorcerer's Shoes, Oblivion Orb and Morellonomicon.

Liandry's Anguish is the Brand best item and a mythic item. It gives to Brand the stats he needs : AP , mana and Ability Haste .
His buildpath is fine: 2 epic items, the Lost Chapter and the Fiendish Codex .
It owns a passive that on Brand is rly broken, Torment:
Dealing ability damage burns enemies, causing them to take extra dmg + a percentage of the target's maximum health in magic damage over time. This damage is amplified against enemies with a lot bonus health thanks to the passive Agony.
This passive is also applied by Blaze that then lengthens the duration of Torment.
Mythic passive: Empowers each of your other Legendary items with ability haste.
This item on Brand is virtually insane.
Tip: Liandry's Anguish counters HP and MR users.
Cons: Noone.
Curiosity: Noone.

Demonic Embrace is the second Brand best item and it is a legendary item. It gives the Brand favorites stats: AP and HP.
His buildpath is wonderful: 2 basic items, Amplifying Tome and Blasting Wand + an epic item Giant's Belt .
And most important it owns a passive that on Brand is rly broken:
AZAKANA GAZE deals damage to enemies as a percentage of maximum health on spells and it gives to the user extra Armor and MagicResistance . This passive is applied by Blaze that lengthens the duration of AZAKANA GAZE.
This item on Brand is virtually insane.
Tip: Noone.
Cons: Noone.
Curiosity: Noone.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter is the best utility item of Brand and it is a legendary item; it gives AP and HP; it has good stats and a good buildpath: Amplifying Tome + Blasting Wand + Giant's Belt.
Most important this item owns the passive RimeFrost that grants to Brand a soft CC(crowd control) on all his spells and especially on Blaze; this means one Brand spell will slow for a lot seconds an enemie while in a TF(team fight) Brand can virtually perma slow an entire team.
Then Rylai's Crystal Scepter reduce the Brand weaknesses about positioning (No mobility and Enemies movements reliant) .
Tip: RimeFrost actives the passive COORDINATED FIRE of Imperial Mandate and it increase efficiency of Arcane Comet and Cheap Shot.
Cons: Phase Rush and Boots of Swiftness counter hard Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
Curiosity: Noone .

Void Staff is a stats inhibitor item and a legendary item.It gives a good amount of AP; it's rly cheap and it has a rly good buildpath: Blasting Wand+ Blighting Jewel.
The most important thing of this item is the magic penetration percentage that reduce enemies MR only for the Void Staff owner; this means Void Staff is a great item vs enemies with MR but weaker vs enemies without MR.
Why this item is so important for Brand ? When Brand has Liandry's Anguishand Void Staff he got all the offensive stats to kill whoever he faces. So after Void Staff he can flex his build on offensive or defensive items.
Tip: When enemies build MR in early game you can build this as second item.
Cons: weak in early game .
Curiosity: Void Staff is one of the cheapest legendary items of LoL but it is weak in early game and strong in late game.

Sorcerer's Shoes are a rly important item. It belongs to the tree of Boots so they grant a lot movement speed . We normally choose to take the Sorcerer's Shoes istead others because they grants the MP and then a big increase of the damage.
Tip: You can buy this First Item when you think you are going to win the lane.
Cons: they become less strong lategame.
Curiosity: Celerity works better on Brand when he owns Boots and their upgrades ;
Boots with Celerity grant 5 movement speed bonus.
Sorcerer's Shoes with Celerity grant 7 movement speed bonus.

Oblivion Orb is the Grievous wounds item for AP users. It's an epic item built from Amplifying Tome.
It grants AP and the passive CURSE : Dealing magic damage to enemy champions inflicts them with Grievous Wounds.
Grievous Wounds reduce the HP sustain of enemies.
Can be upgraded in Morellonomicon.
Tip: to own Oblivion Orb grants you indirect dmg to the enemies.
Cons: it's weaker vs enemies with few HP sustain .
Curiosity: Noone.

Morellonomicon is a rly good legendary item for Brand.It gives the Brand favorites stats: AP and HP.
His buildpath is rly good: 2 basic items , Blasting Wand and Ruby Crystal + an epic item , Oblivion Orb.
It owns the passive AFFLICTION: Dealing magic damage to enemy champions inflicts them with Grievous Wounds and if the target is below 50% of their maximum health , Grievous Wounds will be empowered, reducing more the HP sustain of enemies .
Tip: Morellonomicon is stronger vs high hp sustain based enemies (like Soraka, Vladimir, Dr. Mundo, etc ) and vs items and runes that grant hp sustain (like Vampiric Scepter, Spirit Visage, etc or like Conqueror, Ravenous Hunter, etc).
Cons: it's weaker vs enemies with few HP sustain.
Curiosity: Noone.


Work in Progress...
Work in Progress...
I'll try to upgrade this guide every new LoL patch release so you'll see the progress gradually.
If you're wondering about anything then tell me what you want in the discussion section.
If you can, lend me a feedback about the guide or if I did some grammatical or distraction errors, then I ask you to inform me in the dicussion section or by PM.

-RedFire2055.
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