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Brand Statistics for Royal XII

Author's performance with Brand compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
7
6
Win %
43
48
Kills
4.9
5.7
Assists
7.0
8.5
Deaths
6.9
7.0
KA:D Ratio
1.7
2.0
Gold Earned
9.2K
10.5K
Creep Score
108.3
91.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png Just because its the most op summonerspell for sqishies without real escapes. Quickly reposition! (Must take)

14.png This spell gives you the the bit of bonus damage you need to kill everything and it's also a must take vs. tops that heal alot! (Vladimir, Mundo...)

21.png If you are scared of getting bursted in lane or later teamfigths take barrier. The longer you live, the more damage you can deal. Make sure to change your Summoner's Wrath mastery if you take this spell as it does not affect barrier.

12.png If you are up vs something like Shen or another top that probably has tp, or if you just want to gank the s**t out of botlane -> go with teleport

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
W
W
R
W
Q
W
Q
R
Q
Q
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
2
8
10
12
13
W
1
4
5
7
9
E
3
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

Maxing W is pretty common, its quite easy to land once you get used to it. Also it's great for clearing waves. If you feel like landing w is hard because the enimie can juke easily (Zed) then go for e first. It can also clear waves well, but is dependant on landing w into the wave first.

Always max q second when playing top. This is mainly about cdr. With 40% cdr and q at level 5, this spell has 3.6 seconds cooldown. Thats quite low if you remember that is can possibly stun for 2 seconds. Most toplaners can be kited to death easily with plain stupid melee q spam whenever they try to jump on you.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Movementspeed!
    Need mana?
    Stomp easy lane.

Core Items

    Get these first
    Rush vs op-ad
    Burn them all

Situational Items

    Increase the damage!
    Vs them ad's

I usually start with boots to get my early mobility high. You can often easily escape ganks by just running away thanks to almost 400 movementspeed. If you feel like you need the manaregen or tankiness go with dorans ring. Only start tome if you feel really confident and know that neither mana nor ganks will be a problem.


I tend to rush morellos because of the insane combination of cdr, ap and manaregeneration. It's passive is also a nice little addition if you are up against high sustain champs. As Brand you want your cdr to be maxed as soon as possible. The kiting potential is just monstrous. Asuming your enimie has zero cc-reduction and your q is maxed out on full cdr, you can stun an enimie for 2 seconds every 3.6 seconds. It really is that stupid.

Upgrade your boots to sorcerers whenever you feel like it, although i recommand getting them early on if you need extra movementspeed. If you are more intrested in the magicpenetration though go a haunting guise instead as it also offers you ap and some health. 

If you go first for the liandrys or the rylais is your choice and very situational. If you are getting focused or are up vs. champs you have troubles locking down get the rylais. It offers more hp and increased cc. If their team is full of tanks you need to burn through go for the liandrys first.

Once your core items are up it's your decision what you get next. Either the rabadons if you are in need of an inferior damage increase or the deathfiregrasp when you want to nuke one of their carries. Zhonyas is pretty much a must buy, you can even get the armguard in the laningphase when you need it, as its stats are really awesome.
Voidstaff is obvious. Get it if they stack MR, if not you are either not a big enough threat or they are just really stupid.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Hard
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Hard
266_64.png is real terror for brand. You can not burst him due to his passive. You can not outlane him because his sustain is just retarded. His e-harass will get you low without you being able to retaliate. He can easily all in you once he has some damage.
- keep your eq-combo always up to stun him as he jumps you.
- rush armor and healthpots. You are going to need them.
- early on you push slightly faster. Try to get some ganks of midlane or help your jungle to invade.

VS

Akali

Medium
84_64.png pre-6 she is your bitch. Spam on her like you get a dollar every time you hit her with a spell. Make sure tho after your first back to not only have a ward against their jungler but also a pink one, to reveal akali.
- hard harass as she can't trade pre-6
- ALWAYS keep a pinkward ready, you can kill her if she jumps on you post 6 with it.
- Akali has fairly good sustain lv1 and it only gets better once she itomizes. Make sure you counter that with alot of cdr and manaregen.
- Get Haunting guise and rylais before finishing liandry's, since the raw hp and slow helps more than the burn

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy
31_64.png is pretty much a farmlane. Just try to push him early as he does not do so well under towers. Care not to get ganked and juke his q's. Harass him a lot but you will probably never have the mana to get low enough to all in on him. I'd recommand taking tp and ganking lanes.

VS

Darius

Easy
122_64.png is really vulnerable to cc. You have cc. A lot of it.
- spam your shit onto him.
- make sure to always be out of his e-range. Its exactly the same as your autoattacks are.
- make sure to get early movementspeed and cdr to bully him real hard.
- he neither has sustain nor ranged harass. Abuse your passive onto him as most dariuses tend to get tons of hp.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

Facing a laning 36_64.png is every toplane brands wet dream.

He has no gapcloser so you can just free harass him. Your passive counters his overall playstyle. Asuming that he has 0 mr your passive will burn him for 8% of his max hp. His passive will need almost half a minute to regenerate that back.
- dodge cleavers. If he misses them he looses a lot of hp for nothing.
- keep that f*cker ablaze 24/7.
- At level 6 he migth try to all in you with the speedboost of his ult. Rush cdr and stun him over and over

VS

Fiora

Medium
114_64.png or Feedora as i will call her is kind of annoying. When harassing her try to keep track of her q combo -> stay away atleast 1 1/2 of her q range from your closest minion.
- when she decides to go for you just combo-stun her and run away. Heal up with pots as she wont do it too often.
- Feedora can quickly burst you if you dont rush seekers armguard and haunting guise.
- careful when you autoattack her. She migth skill up w and ends up doing hella damage each time you go for a free auto.

VS

Gangplank

Medium
41_64.png is just a total b**ch. He has alot of sustain and he can harass you aswell. Also you can't just push him since he farms very well under the tower. Just rush seekers armguard and you won't die to him.
- your passive is a way stronger DoT than his and you dont need to stack it.
- your cc has way less cooldown then his jailbreak for free card. Abuse that.
- get hp pots. A harassing gp really soon is an oom gp.

VS

Garen

Easy
86_64.png is really easy to deal with as brand. Get some early movementspeed and go straight for morellos. With it's cdr and manaregeneration you keep your passive on him all day completely negating his. Also when he comes for you just stun him. Your stun has around 5 seconds cd with 30% cdr and at rank 1. This is half of his q so you shouldn't have any problems.
- make sure you always keep warding as a gank might give him the opportunity to come close to you and oneshot your a**

VS

Irelia

Hard
39_64.png she has high sustain, high base damage, a gapcloser, her passive works well against your idiotic stun duration and her build vs ap tops is to rush over 9000 magic resistance and then somehow still being able to 1v1 the ad carry later on. Try to avoid this lane.
If you do end up laning vs. irelia go for early hp to survive her burst.
- harass her as hard as you can before you both hit 6. This will make or break your lane.
- never stand close to a low minion of yours. If she has to use her q to come to you, stun her and you will survive.
- try to get out of the lane as soon as possible and force teamfigths where brand is at least as strong as irelia

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium
59_64.png is really strong if he buys early damage and jumps on you over and over again. All you can do is trying to stun him as soon as possible and harass him while his combo is on cooldown.
- healthpots, armguard and haunting guise are your best friends.
- his damage is insane, his manapool is not. Also when he uses his mana fully on you, he will have no chance to get creeps in your range without getting poked low.
- when he ults you, flash while he is mid-air. This will fully negate his ult damage and you will end up out of his arena. You can even predict where he will land and send q and w to there if you are fast.

VS

Jax

Medium
24_64.png has a stun, a highly ranged gapcloser and he takes 25% less damage from AoE when his e is on.
- abuse him early game where he does neither have the mana nor the damage to duel you.
- getting an early lead is a must have vs. jax, rush cdr and spam your stun into his face all day long.
- place deep wards and avoid getting ganked. You will almost 100% die even with flash up.

VS

Jayce

Medium
126_64.png can get pretty annoying but if you play well, you definitly have the upper hand.
- dodge his eq-ranged harass.
- poke alot with w when he goes to lasthit.
- eq him when he jumps you and spam taunt. (Or just get the fck out...)

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium
121_64.png this beatle can get really strong but in lane you can dominate him. Due to your enormous range bonus you can easily get him low without taking anything from him at all.
- stay of of his e-auto range. The slow can be dangerious.
- when he jumps for you then eq him quickly, w him and spam ctrl+4
- you probably can't kill him due to his ult. If he plays well and you dont rush armguard, he can kill you post 6. You still outlane him easily as long as he doesn't commit to all in.

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

"64_64.png is a ranged, melee, tanky, dps, assasin, mage, support and jungler. He excells at everything!" -Phreak

And damn rigth was our trinityforce fan, if the lee knows what he is doing, and we always assume that our enimie is atleast as good as we are, then chances are he will dodge your w's, shield your autos and make you waste mana by q'ing you, using q a second time but then change direction midair with his w. You will probably have already used w and q on the ground by then, leaving you with nothing but 150 less mana. Although he is really strong and you can't outlane him, you shouldnt die to him either.
- rush zekers armguard and buy alot of wards. Ganks will make or break this lane.
- skill up e for easy, free and most of all unmissable harass, if he skills up w, farm and push.

VS

Malphite

Easy
54_64.png is pretty annoying due to his strong q harass. All he will ever do in lane is q you and block your autos with his passive
- keep his passive down with yours,
- start flask.
- careful of his level 6 burst with ignite, it can easily 60 to 0 you.

VS

Nasus

Easy
75_64.png is the bitch in league. You can spank his ass for free and all you will get in return is a sad wuff. Then the game goes on. And you will be his bitch. You can easily outlane nasus but what you have to keep in mind is, that once your tower is pushed you have to group with your team and make things happen. Every Susan's wet dream is, to sit 40 mins toplane and get them 1k stacks.
- keep him burning all day.
- buy a flask to have enough mana for the harass.
- never, ever dive when you arent 100% sure you can kill him without dieing.
- don't trade kills with him when you can get away
- don't underestimate Susan's sustain. Its pretty freaking broken :S

VS

Olaf

Easy
2_64.png Until this day i myself dont understand why brand dunks olaf so hard, but he does. All you have to do is be careful of not getting q'd/ganked and stack some movespeed to get to the safe tower when he hits 6, since your stun wont help you much.
- skill up e and spam it on him 24/7.
- get 3020_32.png fast to outrun him.
3001_32.png and 3089_32.png are somewhy super effektive vs. olaf.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Annoying

VS

Renekton

Medium
58_64.png is a skill matchup for brand. If you land your skillshots properly you win. If not you still dont lose. NEVER facecheck brushes even when he's low. He will ult and oneshot you.
- rush early armor with seekers armguard. 
- abuse your passive and keep him burning all day long. 
- max e first if you feel like he dodges most of your skills.

VS

Vladimir

Easy
8_64.png has a lot of sustain but he can't handle your damage and harass early on.
- harass him whenever he goes to farm
- be careful when using your ultimate, he can 100% denie it with his pool.
- bring flat mr glyphs.
- buy tons of pots.

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard
5_64.png can get a real pain in the a** when he buys full ad.
- get armor to survive his nuke.
- make sure you eq-combo is always up to 100% stun him when he jumps you.
- be careful when harassing.
- you outscale him really hard lategame - dont die in lane and stay farmed.
Ad Xin Zhao will burst you within 2 seconds once he hits 6. Also he doesnt really need much mana for his whole combo. 200 is enough so be sure to play careful. If you dont stun him fast enough, you are dead. Watch out for jungleganks. If you do die in this lane, there is no comeback.

VS

Zed

Medium
238_64.png is a strong laner and will burst you at level 6, make sure to get back when he hits 6 and get some armor. You can duel him when his ignite is down though.
- dodge his harass.
- make sure he has his shadow down before spamming skillshots on him.
- rush Zhonyas.

Laning Phase Back to Top

63_64.png completely wrecks in the laning phase. Although his lategame is strong, the lane is where he really shines. Since almost all toplaners are melee, you get free harasss onto them. If they have gapclosers and jump on you early, make sure you stun them and let your creeps auto them to death. Also autoattack your enimie a lot. Brands range is pretty decent and he has fairly good basedamage so abuse it. Make sure to keep your passive on them all the time as it shreds especially bruisers (due to their high base hp) really fast.

Teamfigths Back to Top

Once your cdr is maxed out (morellos and masteries are already 29%!) and you finished rylais and liandrys you become one of the best pokers ingame. Your passive combined with liandrys (double damage with rylais!) gets tanks low fairly easy and your high damage will shred their carries within seconds. 


Your maintarget is to win a figth before it starts or even disabling the enimie team to figth through getting them all close to half life or even lower. Since you have a shitload of cc and a rylais you dont really have to be scared of getting engaged on. Even if the enimies do, just spam your AoE and run.

If a figth randomly breaks out, you have to make a decision depending on if your carry is stronger or theirs. If theirs is stronger, try to go in and burst him or atleast get him low enough that someone else can clean him up. If your carry is stronger, try to burn through their tanks with your passive-liandrys combination and protect him with your inane stun and slow durations.


Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros:

Strong in lane
Good harass
CC-Cannon
Lategame Hypercarry
OP-Passive
Cool
Fun to play
In season 4 jungle is really crap, you migth end up 1v2 which is easy as brand

Cons:

No escapes
High skillcap
Item and Manadepend

The Thank-You Section Back to Top

Well, as the title says: Thank you all for your support. Also a big thanx to riot for making this game and always keeping it alive with re- and overworks. You guys are great. 

I also want to line out that this guide isn't even close to being finished. I will expand it whenever I have the time to do so. Also please notice that I am not a native english speaker, if you think that something of what i said has a shi**y grammer, please feel free to mention it in the comments. It is good for my improvement aswell.


Thank you!

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