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Brand The Fire God

By RedFire2055 | Updated on October 17, 2020
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  • LoL Champion: Brand
    Brand Mid
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    Brand Supp
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    Brand Jungle
  • LoL Champion: Brand
    Brand Bot
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    Brand Top

Runes: God Brand

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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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Brand
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.
In S9 i ended Diamond 2 and i can say i became stronger , i will try reach Master/GranMaster/Challenger in S10.
Atm I'm one of the best Brand players in the world.
I start to say that Brand Mid is harder to play then Brand Support atm, so usually all Brand Support players aren't as good as the ones that play Brand Mid of the same elo, in most cases.
If you want see me in action , this is my Youtube Channel.
Introduction Back to Top
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 enemie 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 Back to Top
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 Back to Top
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 spread Conflagration onto surrounding enemies.

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 .


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.

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

Q>!E
Istant Stun
Q>!E 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
From Aoe dmg to a single target explosion
W>E>Q applications

E>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
Long Range Fight Initiator
Q>R>W>E Applications

Coming Soon


Tips for Brand Jungle Players
Jungle Interactions


Work in progress...
Runes Back to Top
Level of synergy with Brand:
Worthless (0) - Acceptable (*) - Decent (**) - Good (3*) - OverPower (4*) - Perfect (5*)

Sorcery
Brand is a Mage , so the most important tree is the Sorcery.
Here his best keystone is Summon Aery ;

Sorcery tree


Domination
The second strongest tree on Brand is Domination; its best keystone for Brand is Dark Harvest;

Domination tree


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

Inspiration tree


Precision

Precision tree


Resolve

Resolve tree


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

Stats Runes


Work in Progress...
Items Back to Top
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 is only one item that Brand wants always purchase: Liandry's Torment; others rly good items are Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Void Staff , Sorcerer's Shoes, Oblivion Orb and Morellonomicon.

Liandry's Torment is the Brand best item. It gives the Brand favorites stats: AP and HP.
His buildpath is wonderful: a pure item ( Blasting Wand)+ 2 base items ( Ruby Crystal and Amplifying Tome) that you can combine in a good medium item, the Haunting Guise.
And most important it owns 2 passives that on Brand are rly broken:
Madness that grants an increment of damage (per seconds and over time) and Torment that inflicts others life percent damages on spell. These 2 passives are totally applied by Blaze that lengthens the duration of Madness Buff and procs more times Torment. This item on Brand is virtually insane.
Tip: Liandry's Torment counter HP users.
Cons: Noone.
Curiosity: The first version of Haunting Guise had 15 magic penetration istead the new passive Madness; the Magic Penetration during early game is stronger than Madness but it becomes less strong than Madness from midgame to late game; you can purchase the same stats of the old Haunting Guise taking the Oblivion Orb but you will not be able to use that gold to buy Liandry's Torment.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter is the best utility item of Brand; it gives AP and HP; it's rly cheap item with good stats and a good buildpath: Blasting Wand+ Ruby Crystal+ Amplifying Tome.
Most important this item owns the passive Icy(so called in the wiki Fandom) that grants to Brand a soft CC(crowd control) on all his spells and especially on every tick of Blaze; this means one Brand spell will slow for 5 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 Enemie movements reliant) .
Tip: Icy boosts the passive Torment of Liandry's Torment and it increase efficiency of Arcane Comet and Cheap Shot.
Cons: 1) Rylai's Crystal Scepter is a semi-final item : an item strong early-mid game that becomes less and less strong with the passing of the game compared to the final items stats.
2) Phase Rush and Boots of Swiftness counter hard Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
Curiosity: The old Rylai's Crystal Scepter was a over powered final item .

Void Staff is a stats inhibitor item.It gives a good amount of AP; it's rly cheap and it has a decent buildpath: Blasting Wand+ Amplifying Tome.
The most important thing of this item is his passive Dissolve that inhibits a percentual of enemies MR only for the Void Staff owner; this means Void Staff is a great item vs enemies with MR but worthless vs enemies without MR.
Why this item is so important for Brand ? Simple, when Brand has Liandry and 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: Useless vs enemies without MR .
Curiosity: Void Staff is one of the cheapest final 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 of Speed 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 of Speed and their upgrades ;
Boots of Speed with Celerity grant 5 movement speed bonus.
Sorcerer's Shoes with Celerity grant 7 movement speed bonus.

Oblivion Orb is the best burst item for Brand. It's a medium item with the buildpath of Haunting Guise.
It grants MP,AP and HP. Can be upgraded in Morellonomicon.
Tip: to own Oblivion Orb and Sorcerer's Shoes grants the maximum burst dmg to Brand in early game .
Cons: it becomes less strong lategame.
Curiosity: it's the unique medium item with MP flat of the game.

Morellonomicon is a rly good item for Brand.It gives the Brand favorites stats: AP,HP and MP.
His buildpath is rly good: a pure item ( Blasting Wand)+ 2 base items ( Ruby Crystal and Amplifying Tome) that you can combine in a good medium item, the Oblivion Orb.
It owns the passive Cursed Strike that grants Grievous Wounds on magic damage.
Grievous Wounds is very helpful becouse it reduce the enemies hp sustain.
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, Hextech Gunblade, Spirit Visage, etc or like Conqueror, Ravenous Hunter, etc).
Cons: it becomes less strong lategame.
Curiosity: it's the unique final item with MP flat of the game.
The previous version of Morellonomicon was the most used item by mages. It granted Cursed Strike, Mana and Cdr.


Work in Progress...
Work in Progress... Back to Top
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.

Special thanks to Fruxo for helping me with text adaptation.

-RedFire2055.
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