“I don't like this matchup since he ends up being able to securely lay more damage than you to everyone in a teamfight, but laning into him should be easy as long as you can avoid getting stunned.”
“His range can be quite annoying but luckily his main poke (Q and W) are skillshots. Rush tier 2 boots(Mercs) right after lost chapter and this lane will be easy. Brand usually builds rylais chapter and liandries because of its synergy with the passive, so you will be hit by slows into stuns during fights. Mercs helps with that, but if it isn't enough, then cleanse is. ”
“Brand has the wave clear advantage. ||
Brand loses pre-3 ||
Brand wins pre-6 ||
Brand loses slightly post-6 ||
Annie and Brand have equal scaling. ||
TIP: Brands love to shove waves effortlessly by E-W the caster minions and then proceed to bombard you with his 3 part combo whilst you farm under tower. You can use his excessive AOE to your advantage - let him AOE the wave and notify your jungle that he is pushing. Due to his immobile nature you can easily secure a kill with a few ganks. DO NOT GET HIT BY HIS Q (stand behind minions). ||
BONUS: Rush Sorc shoes to increase your chances of dodging her spells.”
“Lux outranges, you should only die in this match up if you're playing extremely poorly.
Brand can match poke with W, but you can cast from farther so it really shouldn't be equal.
Lux favored for sure.”
“He does have the range advantage, but your waveclear is better when you have the hex core. Rush boots early to dodge his skillshots and focus on farming. Stay away from your minions, else he will spread his passive onto you. ”
“Try to stay away from minions so that he can't clear minions at the same time he is harrassing you. Once you get tiamat, you can often tank his stun with your spin and all in him. If he misses his stun, he has no way of stopping you from running him down. ”
“Start Doran + 2 Pots if 1) You think you can outplay her and hit your W's to generate a kill at levels 3-5 or 2) You think she will burst you down post 6 (get an extra ring).
Start Corrupting if you think you will not hit your W's (or you will get poked down) and you rely more on wave clear/spammy poke (you will be way more squisher but more durable -- this is recommended if you are sure you will not get hit by CC spells and instantly die).
Relatively easy matchup but you can still be killed if he hits his stun. Predict that and go for the kill. Roam if you cannot kill him but push your lane first. Stay away from minions when he casts R (or teammates, of course).”
He's So Strong And Riot Keeps Buffing Him For No Reason... Try to dodge his W while WindWalling His Q/R”
“Outdamages you, but you can easily setup a gank for your jungler. If you dodge his Q pre-6 you can get close, otherwise not. Remember that his R counts as a third stack too. His passive is actually dodgeable with your ult if you havent been stunned by his Q. I don't remember the timing, but I think you have to predict it and use it just before his passive applies to you.”
“You might get poked, but you can cast spells while moving making it extremely difficult for brand to land a full combination.
If you're capable of landing a Q/E in this match up it's a guaranteed kill.
Remain off-center from minion wave and try to avoid unnecessary damage before all-inning after a few short trades. Brand has no mobility either :)