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S10 Brand Jungle Guide - Challenger - KingStix

By KingStix | Updated on January 11, 2020
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Runes: Brand Carry

Domination
Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Inspiration
Perfect Timing
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

Always
LoL Summoner Spell: Chilling Smite

Chilling Smite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Win 52%
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S10 Brand Jungle Guide - Challenger - KingStix

By KingStix
About Me

A Challenger Jungler (NA) and Youtuber



Hello, I'm KingStix. I'm a challenger jungle main and I play a variety of jungle champions. One of my favorites lately has been Brand. He is not an expected pick for the jungle, however it is by no means a "troll pick"... more like his strength as a jungler in season 10 hasn't quite been discovered yet. Brand provides a lot of value with his CC and high AOE damage and has strong ganks as early as level 3 while also being a scaling monster. If you interested in more educational League of Legends content from a challenger jungle main, you can find it on my YouTube channel .
Pros & Cons Back to Top
Brand Pros

Brand offers a lot of AOE damage and CC with his stun and Rylai's slow.
He scales very well and has a lot of power spikes.
He can 1v1 many junglers.
He has good gank potential at level 3+.

Brand Cons

Teammates could think you are trolling with the pick and react poorly.
He can't gank before level 3.
His damage is only AP so he can't play with a full AP team comp.
He has low mobility.
Early Game Back to Top
Early Game Brand

With off meta junglers, a lot of people worry about their clear speed because it's a vital part of being a jungler. Thankfully, because of Hunter's Talisman Brand can actually remain nearly full health in the jungle and can clear quickly.

Blue Side Clear- If Blue Sentinel is on the bottom side of the map, you start with your blue buff and receive a leash from your bot lane. Then you go to gromp & use smite. After these 2 camps, you make your way to your red buff then you will be level 3 and ready to gank!

Red Side Clear- If Red Brambleback is on the bottom side of the map, you start with your red buff and receive a leash from your bot lane. Then you go to your blue buff and finally your gromp & use smite. You are now level 3 and ready to gank!

IMPORTANT- Many people think that Brand is highly likely to get invaded because he isn't a meta jungler. You will be fine as long as you remain full health in your jungle- you will win the trade. To do this, when you walk past wolves and raptors use your W and walk away. It will provide A LOT of healing and you will take no damage from the camp. It doesn't really add time to your clear speed either because the ability will be back up in time.

After your level 3 gank, back if needed and continue to clear the rest of your jungle while ganking when you see the opportunity. It is important to gank a lot on Brand because this sets up his Dark Harvest stacks and gets him snowballing. Try to get as close as possible to the enemy when ganking before throwing out your Q stun to avoid missing the ability. The safest combo is auto with red buff for slow > E > walk close & Q > W last because you can't miss it if they're already stunned.

If you'd like to see how the early game is played with Brand Jungle, you can check it out in this video.
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Mid Game Brand

You should be finishing up your core build in the mid game with Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Zhonya's Hourglass. This is a nice power spike for Brand because the slow from Rylai's offers a ton of utility and also allows him to easily land his stun. The hourglass has a very strong active to keep Brand alive longer during team fights- especially so you don't get caught out before being able to cast your ultimate. To get the most use out of this item and Brand's kit, stay grouped with your teammates. This way your teammates will be able to defend you when you pop your hourglass. It will also force the enemies to group up and Brand is best at team fighting.

If you'd like to see how the mid game is played with Brand Jungle, you can check it out in this video.
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Late Game Brand

Brand will keep scaling with his Dark Harvest so thankfully there's not much to worry about when the game is going super late. This is a big reason why I think Brand is beginner friendly because I know it is hard for many people to close out games with early game champions. However- if your team is full AP and the enemies have 1 or more tank, that can get risky! In that case, definitely aim to push for the victory earlier on. Itemization, positioning, and objectives will be the most important things at this point in the game.

Itemization Tips
If there is 1 or more tanks, it is important to go Liandry's Torment.
If there are no tanks, but the enemies are building magic resist items, you should go for a Void Staff.
If the enemies aren't building much magic resist, you should go for Rabadon's Deathcap.
If the enemies have a lot of healing, you should go for Morellonomicon.

Positioning Tips
If your stun and hourglass are up, you can play more aggressive to step up and poke.
When your stun is on cool down, walk back and keep your distance until it's up.

Objective Tips
Try to keep baron/dragons warded. Brand is great at stopping the enemies on objectives because they will all be grouped up and get destroyed by your AOE damage.
After winning team fights, use assistance pings on turrets to make sure your teammates help you break turrets instead of going into the jungle to farm.


If you'd like to see how the late game is played with Brand Jungle, you can check it out in this video.
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