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Braum Statistics for Kmva

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

Value
Average
Games Played
6
5
Win %
33
44
Kills
0.5
1.5
Assists
14.3
12.7
Deaths
6.5
5.3
KA:D Ratio
2.3
2.7
Gold Earned
9.2K
8K
Creep Score
43.2
48.2
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Introduction
Hi everyone, I'm Kmva, a Plat V support main who has played over 1000 ranked support games in season 5 climbing from Bronze V to Platinum V. I've been playing since Braum's release in May 2014. I played some ranked in season 4 but ended in Bronze.
Braum is one of my best supports and fits the role exceedingly well due to his massive slows and great peeling.





4.png Flash is a standard summoner spell on anyone but for Braum it can be used for closing a gap to use braumQ.png or braumR.png or just using defensively. Always look for an opportunity to save flash and use braumW.png as a gap closer instead!

3.png I often switch between using exhaust and ignite, I look for their team comp first. If they have an assassin I'll usually always take exhaust. I suggest exhaust over ignite anyways because it's much more useful late game than ignite which gives kill pressure in lane.

14.png If there is Mundo or Swain or someone who regenerates health quickly and you need the kill pressure I would take ignite. Ignite is nice because you'll almost always get a kill with it in a 2v2 duel. Especially in early levels as concussive blows and unbreakable can really tip the scales in your favor in a level 2 fight.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top


The new mastery changes greatly benefited Braum and many other supports. Strength of the ages just feels like it was made for Braum. Each siege minion you or a nearby ally kills grants you permanent health. Making you tankier and harder hitting braumQ.png's for free!

Abilities Back to Top

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

braumQ.png Max this last as it only gives reduced cooldown on it per level. When concussive blows on a particular enemy is on cooldown, they take extra damage from your braumQ.png and basic attacks.


braumW.png This is used more of a jump than anything. It does give extra armor and magic resistance for a short time so make sure to use this on your carry when you are 2v2 dueling in bot lane. Remember you can also hop to minions and pets such as Annie's infernalguardian.png or Malzahar's malzaharpassive.png. Max this ability after braumE.png.


braumE.png Max first so you can use it more often and absorb more damage as it is a very important ability especially later in the game you get. This can be used to abosrb many skillshot abilities ezrealmysticshot.png ekkoQ.png varusq.pngspiralblade.png and ultimates such as 51.pngcaitlynaceinthehole.png     222.pngjinxR.png   92.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png    104.pnggraveschargeshot.png


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braumR.png Max this as soon as you can as it can greatly increase your chances of winning a team fight if placed well. Glacial fissure gives a massive slow and does damage along with a small knock up. This ability is great in the jungle because of how many closed areas there are. You can use this for zoning an escape as the slow stays until glacial fissure is gone. Very good ultimate especially with a strong engaging team such as  150.png or 1.png.


Use of ultimate braumR.png in a team fight.


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- I used my ult here in a narrow area making it easy to slow the enemy team. Your ult can also interrupt dashes like I did to Poppy at the beginning. I hit my braumQ.png a few times for my team to proc braumpassive.png. By the time Jinx used her jinxR.png I was able to block it with braumE.png it's important for her to not get a kill or assist or her passive will allow her to get away. I gave Ekko one more braumQ.png and 3.png and my team finished him off from there.


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- Having an 1.png mid works great with Braum because her 4.pnginfernalguardian.png is great engage and stuns the enemy giving you time to jumpbraumW.png to the 1.png and use braumR.png on the stunned enemies. Great synergy 10/10.


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- It's important to peel for your carry, it's a support's NUMBER ONE priority. A good carry puts out a lot of DPS and if your carry isn't alive you aren't doing much damage. Lucian did a good job of not getting hit by 150.png's ultgnarR.png but since he used lucianE.png he is vulnerable to assassins such as 103.png. Though we weren't able to save 107.png he enabled me to use braumW.png to make a big engage!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

First back I usually get 3097.png and some more 2010.png


Second back I get 2049.png along with tier 1  1001.png (if I have the money),  2010.png and a 3341.png.

Finish boots to get 3117.png and another 1028.png to build into 3067.png for more health and CDR.

It's important to finish 3401.png and I like getting more CDR after that. I prefer 3024.png.

There you can choose between 3050.png or 3110.png.

I like upgrading my 2049.png early to 2045.png on Braum specifically because it grants you more health.

Level 9 be sure to upgrade your sweeper to 3364.png.

If the enemy team has a lot of poke or a fed AP carry I suggest getting 3105.png next.

Then finish the 3190.png next.

When the enemy team has little escape/squishy I like getting 3800.png if we are ahead and have strong team fight advantage.

Be sure to buy 2043.png2043.png2043.png if the enemy team has invisible champions as 3364.png isn't as reliable at that anymore.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Medium
  • Bard
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Caitlyn
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Leona
    Easy
  • Lucian
    Hard
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Hard
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Nami
    Hard
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Easy
  • Tristana
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Zilean
    Hard
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Hard

You can use braumQ.png to harass early level but he'll just triumphantroar.png heal it back.

Be cautious of his headbutt.pngpulverize.png combo, use braumW.png on a minion or your adc to escape or re-enage while his abilities are on cooldown depending how healthy you and your adc are.

6 is the real challenge as his ferocioushowl.png removes all cc effects on him and makes him nearly unkillable.

VS

Annie

Hard

I would say this is a pretty hard lane. She can disintegrate.png a lot for poke. Save your braumE.png for when they engage as this ability is important but has a long cooldown.


Be on your feet for her flash infernalguardian.png at 6.

VS

Ashe

Medium
braumE.png Blocks a lot of her abilities and she lacks escape so don't be afraid to jump on her.

VS

Bard

Medium

This is more of a skill matchup. You have to know when to use braumE.png.

He has many slows and don't bunch up with your adc a double stun from his bardQ.png gives them a lot of free damage on you guys.

When he leaves lane to collect bardpassive.png harass the enemy adc some.

Be cautilus of him coming into lane using bardR.png and bardE.png he might have someone with him!

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

Easy lane, if he rocketgrab.png you just go on the enemy adc unless you're under their tower.

VS

Brand

Hard

Brand has good poke it's just a really hard lane, your abilites don't do much against him except slowing him down.

Just play safe in this lane, wait for ganks as he has no mobility.

VS

Caitlyn

Easy

Your braumE.png blocks many of her abilities, she does have escape so try to bait it out then go on her when caitlynentrapment.png is down.


braumE.png Blocks caitlynaceinthehole.png

VS

Ezreal

Easy

This is basically the same as Ezreal. Many blockable projectiles and braumE.png blocks his ezrealtrueshotbarrage.png. Bait out his ezrealarcaneshift.png and go on him.

VS

Janna

Medium

You will probably never kill this lane as Janna has so much disengage. Herhowlinggale.png can interrupt your braumW.png. Kind of hard lane but not impossible.

VS

Jinx

Easy

Soak up her jinxQ.png damage with braumE.png, be sure to block her jinxR.png with braumE.png.






VS

Kalista

Medium

Depending on how good the Kalista is and the enemy support. This lane has always felt kind of hard to me. Your braumQ.png is good against her because it slows her attack speed and cuts her mobility. Don't get too many kalistaE.png stacks in you!

VS

Karma

Hard

She can poke with karmaheavenlywave.png, stop your engage with karmaspiritbond.png, and speed up her adc with karmasoulshield.png. Hard lane.

VS

Leona

Easy

Leona just throws herself out there with no escape so once her combo leonazenithblade.pngleonashieldofdaybreak.pngleonasolarflare.png is done she's just used for tanking damage.

VS

Lucian

Hard
lucianQ.png goes through braumE.png.

lucianE.png he has escape.

braumE.png can block lucianR.png.

Not a very good lane for Braum.

VS

Lulu

Hard

She can poke with lulue.pngluluq.png and has a polymorphluluw.png. Lulu's kit is far too good for Braum to compete here.


Play safe and wait for ganks.

VS

Lux

Hard

Not often played in the support role but she has good poke and luxmalicecannon.png pierces braumE.png. No matter how many times I try to block it..

VS

Miss Fortune

Medium

Miss Fortune has no escape making her a fragile target but she is capable of dealing a lot of damage. Late game in a teamfight you can block most of her missfortunebullettime.png with braumE.png. Just stand in front of your team and tank the damage with braumE.png.

VS

Morgana

Hard

Super hard lane, blackshield.png blocks almost all of your abilities. If timed right, blackshield.png can stop the stun from braumpassive.png.


Play safe here.

VS

Nami

Hard

Nami is a lane bully and can poke you out. She can also heal the damage by using namiW.png. Don't fight here unless you absolutely have to or your jungler is ganking for you.

namiQ.png and namiR.png can stop your braumW.png.

VS

Nautilus

Easy

Anything with a hook is bad against Braum. If you hook Braum you're basically asking to die. This should be an easy game.

VS

Sona

Hard

She can poke with sonahymnofvalor.png and heal damage with sonaariaofperseverance.png.

Hard lane.

You can block sonahymnofvalor.png with braumE.png but that's about it.

Play safe here.

VS

Soraka

Medium

Soraka is totally broken right now (patch 5.24) but Braum actually does fairy well against her. If she is out of position try and braumQ.png her and stack the braumpassive.png it could very well end up in a kill if you and your carry both focus the Soraka.

wish.png Does not remove grievous wounds anymore so you could 14.png here if you please.

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

Tahm Kench and Braum are fairy similar actually. When you're stacking braumpassive.png he can tahmkenchW.png his carry to safety which is pretty annoying. braumQ.png and tahmkenchQ.png can both be used for poke but hitting him with it results in him getting health back due to the passive of tahmkenchE.png.

VS

Thresh

Easy

Thresh is a very good support typically but Braum does well against him in an all in situation, which is what Thresh specializes in with threshQ.pngthreshE.png. Go aggressive in this lane.

VS

Tristana

Hard

I would say this is a hard lane. You can negate her damage but she's very strong against you and has decent range and a huge escape that resets off kill or assist or getting a fully charged detonatingshot.png.

VS

Trundle

Medium

Treat this lane like you would with 223.png. Don't hit him with braumQ.png, be cautious of trundleE.png as it can stop your braumW.png.

VS

Twitch

Easy

Very easy, Twitch is very fragile and only has twitchQ.png for escape and weak peel twitchW.png. Stand in front of your team with braumE.png when he uses twitchR.png. Getting a stun proc off braumpassive.png usually results in a dead Twitch.

VS

Varus

Easy

Pretty easy lane. Use braumE.png to block varusq.png. He has no escapes and little peel varuse.png. Depending on the enemy support this should be a simple lane.



VS

Vayne

Hard

Vayne is hard because she can vaynetumble.png away from your braumQ.png and she is a tank buster. Meaning she does a lot of damage to people with a lot of health with vaynesilveredbolts.png. Stay away from walls as she can pin you vaynecondemn.png against one, stunning you for extra damage. If she gets out of position and you manage to land a braumQ.png jump on her.

VS

Zilean

Hard

Poketimebomb.png, a stun,rewind.pngtimebomb.png and a speed uptimewarp.png. Zilean can prove to be a hard lane.


If you think you killed him or the enemy adc, you probably didn't chronoshift.pngchronoshift.pngchronoshift.png.

Stay safe and try to avoid being hit by timebomb.png.

VS

Zyra

Hard

Though she isn't played much, hard lane due to her poke, she will zone you out and her zyraW.png can block your braumQ.png

Lane matchups (Notes) Back to Top

Bad matchups

Anyone with poke or uses frost queens. Examples below

117.png - Good poke, polymorph.

43.png - Good poke, a lot in her kit to keep her carry alive.

63.png - Great poke, will give Braum a hard time. Go in on him when his abilities are on cooldown.

26.png - Good poke, has a stun, speed up and revive.

143.png -  Though not played a lot I'll add her anyways. Strong poke.

37.png - Poke and has a heal. This lane is doable if you engage early before being poked down.

1.png - Poke, long range. Your braumE.png can block most of the damage from her abilities but she can poke a lot more than you can block.

25.png - Arguably Braum's worst counter. Her blackshield.png blocks a lot of your abilities and can stop the stun from braumpassive.png if timed right.

12.png - Braum has the upper hand pre 6 but once he gets ferocioushowl.png it can be a challenge.

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Good matchups

 53.png - Blitzcrank is very reliant on his rocketgrab.png to be a threat. With Braum being a tank, if Blitz pulls you it's basically a free flash. Immediately go for the carry when you're pulled unless you are under their tower.


89.png - Leona just throws herself out there leaving her with no escape, it's an easy lane just protect your carry. Block the damage and keep your carry alive.


412.png - Thresh is an amazing support, usually always a safe pick but same with anyone else with a hook, Braum counters it.

111.png - Hooks right into Braum though I would consider this a skill matchup.

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Good synergy ADCs


236.png - Possibly the best botlane you could get. Maybe even better than 429.png and 412.png. Your passives go so well together. Lucian's level 2 power spike gets a lot deadlier when added with braumpassive.png. I highly recommend finding a good Lucian player to do this with because this is a VERY hard lane to beat. I have a friend (Ebbing) who is a Lucian main who I play this lane with often and we almost never lose lane. 

29.png - Twitch does good damage but he is very fragile so you really have to look after him. Especially if there is an enemy assassin. I recommend taking3.png.

67.png - Vayne is good with Braum because they create good burst together. braumpassive.png Works well with vaynesilveredbolts.png when they both proc it results in good damage. She's also fragile with little escape so make sure to peel for her.

18.png - Tristana goes well with Braum when she charges her detonatingshot.png on someone with braumpassive.png stacks she can finish them off with rocketjump.png. This is a high kill pressure lane so I suggest taking 14.png to dominate the enemy bot lane.

81.png - Though Ezreal is a poke type and Braum is an all in type they do go together surprisingly well. His ezrealmysticshot.png can stack your braumpassive.png which is nice.


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ADCs Braum does good against


222.png - I love playing against a Jinx. She has multiple projectiles, you can block most of her rocket damage with braumE.png, it also blocks her super mega death rocket jinxR.png though the AoE damage still occurs.


81.png - Many blockable projectiles, braumE.png blocks his ezrealtrueshotbarrage.png.


29.png - No escapes, weak self peel, depending on the enemy support this lane should be fairly easy.


51.png - Lots of projectiles braumE.png blocks her caitlynaceinthehole.png. Easy enough lane if you can reach her.


22.png - Not the hardest counter to Ashe as she has good self peel to make up for her lack of escape.

Questions? Back to Top

Add and message me in game! (Kmva, NA server) :D

I'll also be making a Bard (and maybe a Janna) guide sometime so be looking out for that!!

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