Brandthe Burning Vengeance | Ranked #38 out of 50 in Support
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As a Support (67%)
Brand As a Support Counters: 37,07327,4228,64682315626 matches, 34 counter champions
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Tips Against Brand as a Support Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
bigbearbiggy says “Annoying to play against, and fairly common as well”
Cordiall says “Brand is a HUGE problem in-lane for Braum. Brand's primary poke ability, his W, isn't blocked by Braum's E so you can't protect your ADC from it. In addition, a lot of Brand's abilities burn you for max health damage, so combined with Liandry's he'll shred you late-game. If you're aggressive early and get kills on him you can kind've keep him down, but he'll almost always be useful.”
Eu como Miilena says “Tome cuidado com o E do Brand fique atendo quando ele for usa-lo na wave fique longe dos minions e de shild em seu adc que precisa farmar, você consegue segura um pouco o dano dele porem se eu adc não for cuidadoso ele vai botar muita pressão na nale. sempre de poke nele quando as habilidades dele estiverem em CD.”
The Yertle says “He cooks you alive early to mid game, try to dodge the fire until you stop noticing it doing damage.
Be careful not to spread the burn to your teammates as they are inferior and will probably keel over and die.”
Nozul says “Campeões de poke como o Brand fazem com que tua vida como Soraka seja um pesadelo. Ele tem um pouco mais de range do que você nas skills, isto é, ele pode te atacar e você mal pode revidar. Não fique muito próximo dos minions, ainda mais dos que estão marcados com a passiva do Brand, senão ele pode usar o E e te marcar facilmente (além de dar dano), deixando você vulnerável para ser alvo da ultimate dele e também do atordoamento do Q.”
TheBlueImperial says “He has a lot of poke and team fighting power but with second wind his burns are almost non-existent. Make sure you stand away from your carry if he ults you and if he ever wastes his Q early punish it. He is still a dangerous to you mid-late game because of how much percentage max health damage he does.”
PumpkinMatters says “Brand, na minha opinião, fica ali entre uma briga equilibrada e uma fácil, porque todo o seu kit depende dele acertar tudo, que não é tão fácil assim. E é muito difícil acertar uma mulher enorme voando com um cavalo em direção a sua cabeça. O perigo aqui é que ele dá muito, mas MUITO dano, então você não pode lutar se sua vida estiver abaixo de 50%. Fique de olho no W dele, que é sua maior fonte de dano, e tente escapar dando aquele passinho safado pro lado. Se ele tiver errado duas das três habilidades, inicie e apague o fogo dele”
beefyylol says “Another mage support. Learn mage player skillshot tendencies and as long as you don't eat every one of his skillshots this matchup is extremely easy. Free catches/blown flashes whenever your ultimate is up.”
PumpkinMatters says “Brand, in my opinion, stays between an even fight, and an easy one, because his entire kit revolves around skillshots, which is not that easy. And it's quite hard to land something on a very pissed woman flying with a horse in your head's direction. The danger, here, are his TONS of damage, so don't fight if your life is below 50%. Keep an eye on his W, his biggest damage output, and try to escape it with your dance moves. If he misses two of his three skills, engage and extinguish him”
KalelPeique says “OK Brand é maguinho Lixeira, fica longe dos W e tenta esquivar o máximo possível das skills dele, é um pouco chato a match up, porem pra matar ele é bem simples.
OK Brand is a trashy wizard, stays away from the W and tries to dodge as much of his skills as possible, it's a little boring to match up, but to kill him it's very simple.”
itsElJefe says “Get ahead early against a Brand player. In the current meta triple burn brand is a problem for us. Xerath is very squishy mage and brand can drop our health with one combo. Additionally stuns are a problem, DONT GET STUNNED or its game over.”
TNTea says “Swain is a Mid to Short range Battlemage, and while his W is near semi-global at max rank, its long cooldown and marginal damage doesn't provide Swain access to contend with Artillery Mages and Catcher Champions. So, Brand, Xerath, Vel'koz, Morgana, and Bard are all examples of extremely difficult match-ups.”
GuanaTv says “Procure focar o Brand durante a Fase de Rota e não terá muito com o que se preocupar o resto do jogo.
(Try to focus on the Brand during the Lane Phase and you won't have much to worry about for the rest of the game.)”
Gobomo says “Brand is really annoying, as he can just poke you out. He's one of the less annoying of the poke mages, but he's still really bad for you. Take Second Wind secondary if you really feel like you need help. ”
neuroplasticity says “
An immobile glass cannon with crazy damage but very little utility. The main thing here is to tether around his W range (900) and bait it without getting hit.
Brand relies on landing a spell before he can look to stun you with his Q which can also be blocked by minions. Just back off if you got hit so he cannot trigger the stun or his passive for huge burst or a potential kill.
At level 6 you have to respect his burst, even if the Brand were to be 0/5. He doesn't even need to hit anything to almost oneshot you if he gets multiple ult bounces off of you. Spread from your teammates (and Brand since his ult can also bounce off of him) to avoid the damage.
Look for trades when his W is down or he used it on your carry. Also, one landed bubble usually spells death for him. Keep in mind that his E is point-click so you can't just run straight at the Brand just because his W is down.
Run Aery with Biscuit Delivery. This will help yourself sustain and allows you to play healbot for your carry if they turn out to be a skillshot magnet.
Taking MR in the rune shards also helps massively. Buildwise you can opt into Redemption to mitigate his ult damage if needed.
Dotje says “Brand just deals A LOT of damage. If you are able to dodge his abilities, go for a small trade. He doesn't have sustain like Nami does. When he ults, move away from your teammates to avoid damage from the bounce. ”
Doglightning says “Run Comet. Most mages counter neeko but brand isn't that bad compared to the rest just try to poke without letting him poke you. Be careful with your clone at 6! If you send your clone at him, then he can ult the clone to make it bounce between you two.”
Doglightning says “take barrier. Lvl 1 trade aggro but once he hits 2 with stun you have to play safe just looking for sneaky bubbles. Once you hit 6 you can play aggro again hitting poke that will chunk him badly. ”
PicklePantsLOL says “Brand is a combo mage, which means that if he misses his main combo, or uses it inappropriately, he won't have any use until his next combo rotation. Your main goal will be to dodge his W and stay behind minions to avoid his Q.
Brand's immobility needs to be taken advantage of. Keep the wave near your tower and call upon your Jungler to gank him repeatedly. Bait out his W and E before the gank for maximal effectiveness.
In team-fights, ensure that you aren't clumped up as Brand's main goal will be to land a multi-man W and Ultimate R which will cause a lot of damage and will most definitely kill the squishier champions in your team. Picking him off before a team-fight will increase your chances of winning that fight exponentially.
Vision in the brushes is of paramount importance as he will try to damage you from within them with all his abilities. His E>Q, in particular, is the most dangerous as it will CC you and will allow his lane partner to possibly kill you.”
Aerenax says “Brand is a matchup that I call a big yikes. The champion is obnoxious to play against and deals tons of damage. In this lane you have to avoid his W and play around his passive, otherwise it’s doomed.”
LimTheDestructor says “You usually should engage on Brand. While engaging on Brand lane, you have to beware of 1 thing: getting hit by W/E/R and then by Q - so you have to kite to make his Q miss. After level 6, fight nearby your minions to prevent Brand R bouncing between you and your adc.”
LegendaryOstrich says “Very squishy but has a TON of damage so try to go in on him early game pre-6 in order to capitalize on his squishyness. You can stand near minion waves in order to force him to push the wave but don't be close with your ADC that he is able to hit both of you.”
lin00 says “Brand is one of the Mage support who wants to poke you to a point where you can't hard engage on them. He will take over the lane if he is ahead. However, he is really squishy with no escape abilities. 1 good hook should burn his sums or kill him.”
Korippo says “Just really obnoxious and super scales by late game, plus his ultimate is very teamfight reliant and helps his team win a majority of the time since it passes around to all enemies within range. His Q stuns targets as well so keep that in mind, though it is a skill shot so it's usually not hard to dodge.”
0Banda says “ Brand is a skilled matchup, but as he is so broken right now you are likely to have problems. Try dodging his W with your E or W if your ADC is not close to you, furthermore, when Brand throws R to you or your ADC NEVER use E as it will bounce between you and your ADC
When you are facing a brand run Second Wind because of he's incredible poke, then just play as usual”
Luiscencias says “He has a LOT of damage output. If he’s ahead buy magic resist. Try not to get stunned and avoid grouping when he ults. If you max w and build renewer you can sort of heal through the damage but there is very much a point of no return if you eat shit early”
lenithebot says “Brand has great poke and his r makes it risky to all in since it can bounce from you to your adc or just him. He also offers a bit of hard CC. When you are also going for a minion because of your support item he can punish you with his damage. He does not have to push up since he will run spellthiefs so you can't punish him. If you engage when his cooldowns are down you should win just make sure to dodge his stun.”
Jowoey says “Even bad Brand players are annoying to play against because of how much damage this champion does for no reason. If you have an aggressive adc it might be playable but otherwise just try to be as safe as you can and wait for ganks.”
CatGopher98 says “Brand has extreme range and braindead-easy skillshots that do massive amounts of damage. Since this build takes away most of your defense, you'll be melted by Brand if you don't play safe.”
Biotic says “Fairly Dangerous and a skill matchup if you are able to dodge more spells than him than you win. Ask for Ganks, E into double bomb is always a kill on Brand. Brand lanes might push most likely. ”
Guoblide says “Brand is a horrible matchup for Braum due to his massive %Max Hp damage and his AOE spells. Brand is a AP poke mage that is great at dealing burst damage to high HP targets with his Blaze passive. He also has insanely strong teamfighting due to the AOE damage from his 3rd stack of Blaze, Pillar of Flame and Pyroclasm. Brand powerspikes a Level 2 where he gets access to his stun from Sear, 3 where he gets access to procing all 3 stacks of Blaze, and 6 where he gets his burst damage from Pyroclasm. He spikes especially hard against Braum when he completes both Liandry's Anguish and Demonic Embrace due to the %Max HP damage he gets from them. In lane, Braum try to dodge Pillar of Flame and poke a lot with Winter's Bite due to the ADC and Brand being squishy champions with no sustain. Only poke when you know you can land the damage though because Winter's Bite eats up a lot of mana. At Level 2 Braum can unlock Unbreakable. When Brand lands a Pillar of Flame onto an enemy he usually walks up and tries to lane a Sear to proc the stun. If Brand does land a Pillar of Flame on you or the ADC then preemptively walk to your ADC and block the Sear with Unbreakable when he throws it. Once Braum gets to Level 6 try to find a pick with Glacial Fissure if Brand or his ADC is mispositioned as they are both easy to kill and dont have a lot of defensive abilities. After Level 6 try to position away from your ADC and Stand Behind Me to them if they get engaged on. This is because standing too close to your ADC can make it easy for Brand to set up a Pyroclasm that can ricochet between you and your ADC for a ton of damage.”
Spection says “His range is high and his burst is absurd. Rush boots of speed and abuse his low mobility to hit him with Q's. Pretty squishy if he overextends, but a full combo will take you down to half health at any stage of the game.”
DanNS12 says “Don't stand near minions and avoid his skillshots and he does a lot of damage in team fights if he builds morellonomicon he can basically remove your heals from the fight aside from that he's pretty easy to pick off as he has limited self peel and no mobility.”
RayTeamStrategy says “Even though he's very vulnerable to your silence, he has a greater number of engage options than you to compensate for that. You're also unlikely to be able to defeat him in a skirmish. However, in team fights you will have a significant advantage against him because you only need to stop his casting for a short amount of time if your allies are ready for it.”
GregStein says “Rush boots to dodge brand combo or skills easily. Wait for brand to land or miss his W then Q him or the adc to trigger aftershock and tank all the damage. Also Flash + W is a great way to annihilate brand before he can use any ability or R your team mates.”
Jaori says “You can deal with his poke easily. Play around bushes and hit the quick W-E-Q combos. When going for an all-in, charge W, use E+flash and throw him in your adc. He most likely won't even have time to cast a spell.”
Go Getter says “This is hell, Brand can do whatever he wants to you for the entire match, you've just gotta catch him playing stupid.
You have the potential to tank him later on but if he gets early kills you'll continue to suffer.”
knif says “Even though it's kind of ironic that fire beats water here, Brand's damage is scary if he hits you with even one of his abilities, so try to dodge them and go for smaller trades and poke damage. When he ults, try to not bounce it to your ADC and keep your distance to keep the damage from stacking.”
dragonmasterc says “Brand's Q and W outrange your E, and his E will outrange you if you're in a minion wave and he uses it on one. This still gives you proper windows to be able to poke him and his carry. Just bait his abilities by moving in and out of your minion wave and in bushes and find your window.
What makes this matchup even is the power of your shielding. Your E is very useful defensively - so long as you don't accidentally burn yourself in the process, you can stand close to your ADC to maximize your Aery shielding to mitigate Brand's burn damage.”
DasNerdwork says “Stay outside of his Conflagration range and always run away from the target he ults. Very annoying to deal with but still a winnable lane. Try to heal when no burn damage is applied. Adaptive helm helps alot against his DOT (damage over time).”
Esoterica says “Brand has effective AOE and huge threat with the stun. He can easily get you killed even when you play around his ranges.
Bait out the pillar for your ADC. When you are hit by W or E, avoid the follow-up Sear by sidestepping.
Do NOT jump him in a straight line, as he will Sear and you will simply blink backwards into its trajectory.”
Mr Jamba Juice says “Type: Support - I ban this living forest fire every game. If you're ever unfortunate enough to be stuck into a Brand, there's not much you can do. His mana costs earlygame are low, he does tons of damage, he has low cooldowns, tons of range, and wide AOE, as well as a way more powerful Ult than yours Lategame. You can try to survive Earlygame and play the Sustain Game, but you're better off just dodging.”
edkemr says “RUN CONFIDENT RUNES.
Brand has big burst damage and a not that easy stun to land. You outrange him with your Q, but your Ws has similar range, so try to stun him before with E or wait him to use his W before landing yours.
Still, if he fullcombos you, you're gonna say goodbye to half health, if not more. Play with your Q, bully him hard and zone him away from your ADC. Be careful of his R, but during teamfights you should never be in range of that. Be careful when you're casting your Q: he may just run into you and perform a full combo. If played correctly, it's an easy lane, but if he snowballs you have lost it.”
Dotje says “If you're able to dodge his abilities and get his mana low you sure can do things in this lane. When he ults make sure to keep distance from your adc to prevent damage output. And if he walks up too far forward you could try to go for a kill on him, he's squishy after all. If brand is a big or the biggest issue for your team you should consider taking [[locket of the iron solari]].”
KeleiX13 says “This is one of the matchups where I would take Guardian and Relic Shield, ping my jungle, and give the lane since you won't be able to outdamage his burst and might even risk getting yourself or your ADC killed. Brand has insane damage and his skillshots will be a little hard to dodge early on since you don't have a lot of movement speed. Thankfully, he is squishy, immobile, and very much gankable. To reduce the damage that he deals in fights, spread out so that his passive explosion and ult doesn't hit other allies.”
Levkar says “Very hard to sustain his damage. If he stuns you, your ADC will probably die soon after you. Make sure to stay on ADC when he ults your ADC alone so that it doesn't get extra bounces and vice versa: if there's a lot of units, you can tank 1-2 bounces to save your teammates.”
LilRidge says “Keep your distance from Brand and your own ADC as his poke hurts. side-stepping his (W) Pillar of Flame is key as it will mitigate most of his damage. If any of his abilities hits your ADC, you will want to absorb the follow-up (Q) Sear, if it is not already down. As letting your ADC get CC'd by him almost always means certain death.”
The Last Rakan says “Brand é muito chato de lidar pelo seu alto DPS e sua build que abusa do Angústia de Liandry, sugiro que vá com a runa "Muito Poke, muito CC?" e, assim, você poderá brilhar em meio ao fogo.”
Tauricus2017 says “Brand is very powerful support that is able to deal huge amount of damage in a very short time as well as able to poke you constantly through out the game from high range. By playing passive however and focusing on your sustain you can slow down his snowballing which will lead to a much more enjoyable late game. Dodge his skillshots and don't stay too close to other members of your team.”
SpartanDumpster says “Mixing a stun, great damage, and Zilean's natural squishyness makes Brand a nightmare. Be ready to back off whenever you engage, and use minions as a shield so you don't get stunned.”
Rainuu says “Brand is generally an annoying support to lane against. His skill shots are quite easy to evade with Lillia however and doesn't provide much for his adc. His damage is still ridiculously high though, making it even”
Ruiner of Fun says “If you cannot dodge his Q you will lose lane in no time. However, if you can dodge that you are free to do whatever you want to him. Just don't try to 1v1 him. All in pre 6 to win lane. His stun is a skillshot and can be easily dodged.”
Kefochka says “Брэнд может безнаказанно вас поукать, харасить, наказывать за попытки подойти к тележке или крипу. Лучше выжидать моменты, когда он потратит все скилы и ману, и только потом нападать, а самое лучше-купить предметы на маг.резист.”
Starchase says “Never detach your ADC no matter what, he will combo you and kill you.
Heal all the poke damage as much as you can with your E.
If he used Q and missed it, you have a window to do an all in if you have an ADC with high damage early game.
Care at lvl 6, YOU DON'T WIN ALL IN, DON'T TRY UNLESS HE MISSES Q AND W.
You don't outscale him.”
mellorpyke says “Brand can be very tricky but a few players can play him well, you need to win early game because he outscales you really hard. Watch out at level 6 because he can easily kill you if he can land his combo.”
Takitsu says “Hook = Kill
With Brands new E this matchup became even harder. Focus on dodging his W then looking for an engage. Brand CD's are long enough for Thresh to punish a missed skillshot. Dont stack with minions or team mates post-6.”
losolkos says “God i hate him stuns big dmg ,pasive only one chanse to kill him is that he have low hp. You need to be careful all the time if he hit you his combo you are dead. Try to make him use all him mana or when he use all spells you can try atack him and remember focus him and kill him fast as you can or he will make your game very hard.”
SarCy15 says “Brand is just damage, damage, damage. He doesn't stop dealing damage. He's strong early, mid, and late, and keeps getting stronger. His passive counters your healing, and I personally tend to struggle against him. According to U.GG, he only has a 50% WR against Soraka. But these threats are from my experience. ”
Kadiyarch says “Brand has more damage than you and can snowball as much as you do. You need to have the advantage over him otherwise your game will be difficult. Focus brand over the adc and feel free to take some early kill. He is squishy and if you have early kills, you will kill him with a basic combo and some AA.”
Coo1breeze says “Pain in the ass plain and simple. He can harass you constantly when you try to collect gold and leave you with too little HP to engage. Either kill him or the ADC fast, but don't let him get more AP, that's your job.”
Bear Gummies says “Brand hurts so much, but your movement speed makes it easy to dodge his Q, literally the only ability that matters. Brand can definitely turn your attempt at poking him into a kill, so I would consider going relic shield for Brand, and hoping that a jungle gank can save the laning phase.”
Jannito02 says “Brand is one of the most annoying champions to lane against. He has a lot of poke and damage even at low level, and if you get out of your teammate and Brand uses any ability, he can easily stun you and/or damage you a lot.”
SanLourdes says “Playing against Brand is one hell of a matchup (literally). One of the more annoying champs you will go against, his AOE makes it hard to set up a good engage with your ADC and the threat of his burst damage will constantly push you back.”
EionThePepega says “The problem about Brand is his damage and ability to easily destroy your black shield due to his magic oriented damage on every ability. I suggest going the Resolve Rune Set and go Relic Shield, while also playing passive in lane to move on to midgame with no problems.”
MagicPOwDer says “You out burn him once you hit level 6. just don't worry about him too much. focus on the adc. If he oversteps his bounds, don't hesitate to stun him and spam ping your adc to finish him off.”
xDopii says “It is hard to touch him because if you move up close he will likely land a stun and use all of his abilities onto you. You are also very close range so you can't really touch him but once you do it shouldn't be that hard to kill him. Look to pick him in the jungle and make your teammates focus him”
xDopii says “Very annoying matchup. He will always run away and keep poking you. If you hook him, he gets a free stun and ultimate off you. Always ask your jungler for ganks and avoid standing together.”
xDopii says “Can poke you very hard and punish you when trying to move up to gain support gold. Other than that he is immobile so try to engage when he uses his abilities on you so you can dodge them.”
Meepy says “Brand usually isnt too much of an Issue. His Poke is annoying, but as soon as you land one stun on him he will die. If you dont feel like the Lane is winnable, you can always try to roam. There is no way Brand should be able to match your Roams”
Jexeff says “Another poke matchup. As long as you can avoid his abilities you will be okay. If you can get on top of him with either a well placed hook, or flash flay, you will be able to snag a kill on him. Just be mindful of using your hook while his abilities are still up because then you become an easy stun target. ”
Wounds2 says “Brand is difficult to play against as Rakan throughout the game. In laning phase, he harasses you out of lane. In teamfights, his ult punishes you if you decide to shield your teammates. It is important to find a window to kill him before starts to slowly make your life miserable.”
icebombhunter says “Rush mercury trades and then go prowler, I would recommend aftershock for the bonus mr. Bait his q and dodge it, after that he is a free kill. You can even fo hail of blades if you are confident.”
DavideLl98 says “Brand can cast his abilities all the time. It is recommended to purchase Relic Shield when you know you are measuring up to him. Attack the moment he misses with his combo. Do not get hit by three skills at all costs. Use your R more aggressively when you want to go at them with allies instead of defensively.”
itizhelia says “He can zone you out easily in the lane phase and if manages to pick you once then you lose whole lane priority in an instant.
Respect his damage and abilities!
But don't forget that if your ADC is decently strong early game then you can punish him for walking up too much and all in him with huge chances of killing him! Because he is squishy!
You win Brand hard in the mid-late game phase since he can't protect everyone from your engages. All he does is deal damage.”
Navn says “Relatively difficult to deal with since it will be hard to reach him. Bait his abilities until he runs out of mana, then you can make your move. If you must fight, then you must dodge his stun, and you'll stand a chance. Second Wind is very good here since all his skills are a DoT, and you'll get a lot of health back in lane.”
Xeptron says “Brand is the master of fire and master of ''I WILL ONE SHOT YOU AND YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS JUST TO DIE''. Yes, that's Brand. In other words, you have to be careful of his poke and abilities. Once his abilities go on a cooldown, you can hook and engage on the target. If you can, it is very advisible to dodge his abilities and engage whenever he is low on mana. He might do a lot of damage but if you are good at dodging his abilities, it will make Brand's life very hard.
What beats a poke? A HARD ENGAGE and that's what Thresh does. Do it once or twice and Brand's gone.”
Frank6264 says “Este enfrentamiento es parecido en muchos aspectos al de Xerath. En línea traten de esquivar la Q de brand especialmente si recibieron daño de sus otras habilidades ya que los puede inmovilizar y tiene daño más que suficiente para sacarlos de línea. Recomiendo runas defensivas.”
Sunedayz says “With the recent Brand change this matchup got a lot harder. You can still avoid his Q, and W with your movement speed easily. His E now spreading can tick you down quite fast. Once he's used his spells go in and poke him down. As long as you don't die in lane you'll out scale him.”
DracoMeteor_ says “Brand is a very strong champion in general if played right. He is able to get Grievous early and it will affect your entire team. He not only does a lot of damage, he bursts your ADC really hard and pokes you out a lot. Yuumi is not good with burst damage.”
sssky says “One of my permabans. Honestly not that awful to lane against, but he just has too much free damage with his passive.
Do keep in mind that you also have a lot of damage, but focus using your Q for movement and dodging instead of damage.... (or both)”
jessuva says “Brand is just damage, damage, damage. He doesn't stop dealing damage. He's strong early, mid, and late, and keeps getting stronger. His passive counters your healing, and I personally tend to struggle against him.
According to U.GG, he only has a 50% WR against Soraka. But these threats are from my experience. ”
Lykzar says “If you can successfully dodge his flame pillar, Brand isn't too bad. If you can't though, you're in for a bad time. You might need to ult your own team sometimes to save them from a Brand ult.”
Titans Revenge says “Brand does a LOT of damage. He out ranges you and his poke damage from a single W can force you out of lane. Dodge his abilities and you can win this matchup. He is extremely immobile.”
Hceercs says “Brand has high damage, good poke, and can easily kill you if he gets his combo off(usually E-Q-W, sometimes with R and ignite). Playing against him is mainly baiting/dodging his Q after he uses a spell, and all-inning after.”
RedNBlue says “One of the 5 worst champions to go against is brand he will poke you and you won't be able to poke back and you will never be able to have a breath of air until you just let go and get put out of your misery.”
GMGZ2 says “All you got to do is use your Q to help dodge and make sure you put boxes in bushes so that he can't sneak attack and get free hits on you. When he uses R, separate from everyone and Q away from everyone or else you will die and might get your allies killed too. Other than that, use your clone to counter his R as well so that it dies and explodes, just make sure it gets near Brand or another enemy so your clone isn't just wasted and be careful when using your clone because you might accidentally get your allies killed by making your clone be an extra body equaling to more burst DMG. So, only use your clone when you know that your allies are away from Brand R. Even though I mentioned these counters, he is just too strong right now. ”
DaejiBulgogi says “Brand is also an annoying threat to Thresh due to his high amount of burst and poke. Similar to Zyra, maintaining priority makes laning against Brand manageable.
Unlike Zyra, Brand is unable to block your hooks and also has no escape. This makes him vulnerable to Thresh's combo.”
EmpressBee says “The Brand Nami match up is skill dependent. If Brand misses his skills he leaves himself open to being engaged on by Nami with Q or poked. Nami can out sustain Brand if played properly.”
Akraziel says “THREAT TYPE: AOE Nuke
STRENGTH: Long-range aoe skills.
WEAKNESS: Low defense.
LANE TACTICS: Poke with long-range skill, stun if the opportunity arises, and end his target with conflagration.
COUNTER TACTICS: Dodge his skills and focus on his ADC. Avoid crowding with minions but don't stay too long in the open.
RECOMMENDED APPROACH: Passive Defense.”
GamingTy12 says “His R can just give anti heal to me and the ADC so if we trying to 2v2 we might lose it at 6 because of that, it makes my R pretty much useless for healing. That is really the only thing he is a threat about since his stun combo can be dodged easily with your move speed. ”
Guoblide says “Brand is a pretty difficult matchup for Sett especially during the laning phase. Sett can out-damage and out-sustain Brand but can't really get close to him at all. Brand can poke Sett in lane and land his skillshots easily because of Sett's big hitbox and low mobility pre- Boots of Swiftness and Dead Man's Plate. Brand can also check bushes without warding because of his Sear and Pillar of Flame. Even if you do remain unseen in a bush he can quickly stun you with his Conflagration and Sear combo. If he does ever stun you he can easily proc Blaze on you and deal massive damage. The worst thing about Brand though is that Blaze makes all of his spells deal 3% of his maximum health over time. If Brand hits Sett he procs Blaze which deals an additional 14-16% of Sett's maximum health. All of Brand's maximum health damage can destroy Sett's health bar and make the laning phase almost unplayable. During laning phase try to stand just out of range of his skill shots. If you see him miss a Sear immediately flash into him and Facebreaker. Once you engage on him and he doesn't have his stun up he is usually a free kill. Once you hit 6 pretend to roam and flank around behind his tower. Use Oracle Lens to disable wards that might spot you out. Flash + The Show Stopper either him or his ADC into your team to get a kill. You can also just roam and get picks in other lanes to help your team out. Go Mercury's Treads if the enemy team has at least 2 other AP champions in Top, Mid, or Jungle. When your jungler ganks and in lane try to spread out from your team to deny the Brand from getting a multi-person Pillar of Flame or Pyroclasm.”
LordZaneLP says “try to win lane with glacial or go roam with predator, since he gets often picked with tristana you must take exhaust (if your adc doesnt) and stay on lane maybe, or your adc gets dived.”
ElSindiLegolas says “Aca empiezan las verdaderas amenzas, Brand (y el resto de supports magos full AP) supone un problema ya que pyke no puede tanquear mucho damage y su pasiva y build molesta mucho las curaciones asi que a jugarle safe.”
Fictitious1267 says “Poke the lane out with your Q, and look for an engage. This lane depends a lot on how bad or good your ADC is in dodging until you get them low enough they stop playing aggressive.”
Jovy says “Brand can be quite difficult to handle beause of his extremely strong poke and incredible burst. Dodging his Q and his W are the only ways for you to survive this lane. He's squishy, but when in close range of him you need to be careful not to get stunned, as getting stunned could very well end in your death. ”
KajiKumihoAkukei says “When you are in lane against a Brand support, always be aware of his damage.
If he lands his flame pillar on your AD carry, throw your lantern so Brand doesn't get the chance to follow up with his stun.
Once Brand has used his abilities he is an easy target, because he has no real way to escape.”
Tauricus2017 says “Brand is a very bursty champion with a lot of fire all around. Play safe or BAN. Playing under a turrét is the only logical thing you can do, If you get hit by 2 abilities of his, make sure he won't hit you with the 3rd, If you feel like he is going to fire Sear (Q) on you try to move in unexpectible ways so he will miss the skill shot also do not stay very close to your ally so his big AOE aka Pillar Of Flame (W), Conflagration (E) & mainly Pyroclasm (R) won't kill both of you at once.”
Taric Support says “Brand is really a pain in the ass when it comes to supporting. He has long range on abilities, a lot of damage + he has a stun, which makes it a little hard to approach him in lane, but when you do catch him with a stun he has no chance of fighting you.”
Wicked Cherry says “What I hate about this champ is that his passive allows him to deal damage over time. So if he hit you by his W and you still managed to dodge his Q which would've stunned you, you're still being punished with the burn he's applied to you. Try to use Q whenever his combo is on CD to heal yourself back up and use his mistakes in your favor. Otherwise please play safely.”
TheMistCollector says “He has better damage and range in laning fase, and you can just E his R, nothing else (he can still R a minion a hope to bounce on you).
Try to bait his abilities in order to get him out of mana. Try to get a mist on him by Qing a minion and using your extra movement speed to hit your AA.”
Thomas Stella says “Similar to Zyra, but he scales a little better. Dodge the flare on the floor and it won't stun you. When applying his defininitive it is better to run alone since it will shoot all your companions.”
SkellyBirb says “Use your range to poke him and avoid standing to close to your ADC once you hit level 6 so he can't take full advantage of his ultimate. If you do get caught, you may get one shot though.”
xlouis31 says “Brand can easily poke you out of lane, try to dodge his W and try to hit him with a Q, you should be able to snowball if he gets behind. If he's bullying you, just wait till 6 and all-in him with your R.”
ShanksMeister says “Really annoying early but you scale harder. Focus on not dying here and just going even in lane. Don't be afraid to max W first instead of Q so you can stay alive. Take Relic shield if absolutely necessary.”
Mczrks says “Brand is only a threat to pyke if he lands his stun on him otherwise decent pyke will dodge all his skill shots and kill him in 1o1 battle, brand likes to poke most of the time, but with pyke passive you'll be fine.”
Alu Banidosu says “Brand's high damage output threatens Bard and his ADC since the Healing Shrines (W) give very low healing. This poke is dangerous and can prevent your team from farming in the bot lane.”
Illumination says “Brand has much higher base damage than you but you out-range him. Do not EVER attempt to proc your passive against him, as you will lose half of your health in the process. Throw and land your spells at max range and you should win.”
snukumz says “Avoid Brands stun at all costs since he can nuke you.
If you do get hit by some poke though you can just heal it back up.
Your poke does a lot of damage to Brand because he's very squishy, try to bait out his W, and then go in to poke him with your W.”
thesophieset says “Similar to Lux, but with even more damage. What makes this an easier matchup though is that he has to hit his E > Q or W > Q combo to CC you, which you can dodge a little easier than a Lux snare. Run Magic Resist shards and build an early Crucible into Spirit Visage to offset his burst damage and you will end up outhealing him. In teamfights, make sure to ult when he does if you get the chance to mitigate his %HP passive damage.”
NalgaSensei says “Brand is a tricky matchup. Brand (if going Dark Harvest) can easily stack up AP and deal a lot of damage if you can't dodge his abilities. He's a very annoying matchup, but you will be able to beat him later on into the game. He's only really a problem to you in the early game. Do not let him stack up!”
Maxwhale Plays says “This is a skill match up, If brand plays safe and doesn't step forward until he is ready to all in he will out damage you but if you get the engage you should win the trade, in this match up it is important to keep your stacks up to make his job harder”
Yuzu says “OKAY GUYS! Listen to me. Everyone says enchanter are good against Brand but why do I have the feeling of insta banning him when I plan to play Soraka? He is everything that Soraka is not. I once described it on the Soraka Main Sub Reddit and got some feedback, that others struggle es well. Maybe you can handle him better”
snukumz says “Careful not to get poked by Brand because he does a lot of damage, and if you get stunned you will likely be losing most of your HP or dying so watch out for his stun.
You outrange Brand with your plants so abused him with that and don't let him get within range to do his damage.”
Virtuos0 says “There's a champ in bot lane with longer poke than you, and his name is Brand. In the time you land your Q AA combo on the enemy adc, Brand already has his W Q stun on you, and now you're toast. An easy way to get around this is to plan with your lane partner to focus on Brand early. The less you allow him to poke, the more behind in gold he'll be. Later on in the game you actually end up being a fantastic counter to Brand, as his ult will not pass through your ult. Ulting your team might suck but it also might save them and waste his. Make sure you're keeping communication open.”
trundlesuppport says “his poke out range yours, avoid being close to him his EQ stun = death, learn to dodge his w not really hard. all in adc when his q on cd. he scale better than you late game so you have to win lane.
take mr runes.”
Akja says “He has a lot of range and damage, but unlike Morgana or Lux, he doesn't have an easy stun, he has to hit you with 1 ability and then with his Q which doesn't have much range and is easy to dodge.”
Randomless says “He's going to poke and poke and poke AND POKE AFTER POKING YOU. His abilies are really not that hard to dodge but the problem is that you'll have to get in his range to poke his ADC and him because you need to stack your Dark Harvest and Support Item. Keep a distance between your ADC after he gets his Ultimate ability.”
rquoe says “How dangerous Brand is depends entirely on how good the opposing player is with the champion, but he's generally annoying to deal with because of his poke. Be mindful of his combos and keep your distances with your ADC while his ult is off cooldown.”
JustSlayter says “He has high dmg pre 6, but if you sit behind minions to avoid his stun you should be good. He is really squishy, but he WILL pick you or your carry post 6 if you don't respect his dmg. ”
Cat Elf says “Brand deals so much damage a lot of times you won't be able to heal your ADC quick enough. If you get out of your ADC to proc passive you might end up taking a lot of AOE dmg and die or end up causing your adc to die by Brand's ult. ”
TheBeardedPickle says “Brand is rated as an extreme threat due to the range of his abilities, his burst damage, and his ability to zone. Out trading Brand as Lulu is nearly impossible if you're laning again a good Brand player.”
Mr Bison says “Banir, se possível, pois possui um combo muito forte, dano em área absurdo e seu W é praticamente impossível desviar caso você esteja no centro dele, além de poder prolongar o efeito de feridas dolorosas depois que faz Morellonomicon (devido a sua passiva), caso não queira bani-lo, então mantenha distância dele e evite seus combos.”
Flint124 says “He's a free kill at level 2 if you hit 2 first and he's in range, but if you can't do that he kicks your ass.
Once he hits 3, you can't even try to all-in him, but you CAN enable your teammates to gank him with your armor shred and slow.”
Napiste says “Brand is slightly trickier than Bard to play against. Engaging on Brand with your E allows him to know exactly where you are going to be to land his own combo. This lane Brand is an equal threat to the carry potentially more damage coming from Brand in most points in the game. Brands weakness early is he is relatively squishy.
arbyun says “Now, this guy is plenty annoying. Stay hopped on your ADC and his ult won't do shit to you. Basically, heal all of his poke and wait until he loses mana or becomes desperate and overextends. If you engage after that, easy kill.”
TDKPBT says “This is a tough lane as he can poke you from a safe distance and his combo hurts a lot. Plus, he's magic damage so your itemization suffers as well since you want to build armor when possible.”
Gravixx says “He is very annoying to play against, but manageable. You can out-heal his poke damage if you manage your mana usage well. Getting hit by his full combo often ends in death, the best way to avoid this is to dodge his Q or stand behind minions, which will prevent you from being stunned and proccing his passive.”
GoBucket says “Strong pokey/burst mage, so if you get hit by his spell rotations...ggs. BUT he is very immobile. His range is not as oppressive as Xerath and Vel'Koz although his burst is something to behold so watch out. As long as you bait out his pillars, you should be set. Get on top of him and cya later alligator.”
ningen ouroboros says “his damage is high, so dodge skills and you get a free kill because he is also a squishy. But when he gets ult, it becomes hard as your passive will pop, allowing the brand ult to bounce off your clone as well.”
Hanjaro says “Brand has extremely high damage, can poke from range and has a very scary burst combo, along with max hp % damage. Dodge his abilities, and then hard engage, he is very squishy and immobile.”
marisbroodti says “Believe it or not, fire man, despite its low mobility, is our biggest threat as his passive is absurd. A good Brand will keep you on your toes and set Ablaze for a disgusting high uptime meaning that lane will be decided by how you dodge and how quickly can you engage to shut him down.”
MeatFeast says “Brand is another obnoxious champion who can really put the hurt on you during the laning phase. His pillar of flame is a pain to avoid during the early levels and does a surprising amount of damage. Make sure to stand away from your ADC so he has to pick one target. The trick with Brand is to avoid getting hit by more than one spell, if you do so, you will be stunned and take massive burn damage. I rush mobility boots as a priority in this lane so it's easier to dodge his spells. Locket of the Iron Solari is also your friend here so complete that next. Brand can solo kill you so you have to respect his damage, especially when he has his ultimate. You have to just ride out levels 1 - 6 trying to stay in touching distance with the opposing lane. At 6, you can easily blow him up with your Ult combo and ignite . Brand is very squishy and likes to poke so use that to your advantage. Whilst not an easy lane a good Leona should win this most times.”
Leaguecitizen says “Brand is a big problem in lane. His consistent damage output is always a threat.
This is a very passive lane for Alistar, where you won't be able to do much without your jungler.
However, Alistar is one of the most flexible champions in the game.
Through distance management and effective usage of your flash, you could easily get a kill or more bot lane and take control of the lane through your pressure.”
Zulp says “Brand, like other dangerous bot lane mages has some good AoE and range in his kit and he has four damaging abilities. Let them push the lane and try to call for a gank, don't try to double bomb him in lane. ”
Zefirez says “This guy is nasty. You know the drill - has huge damage, does %max health damage (not good for you), his ult is an anti-grouping tool that feeds off you being along with partner in botlane, and has a stun of his own.
Early levels are all about surviving him. Taking small mresist runes is advised. Dodging his skillshots even more so. Remember that his q (the small forward fireball) can stun you only if he recently landed another spell on you and you're "on fire". Also his big aoe damage passive is triggered when he lands 3 consecutive spells on you. If he misses one (and he doesn't have ult on him, or you know it's on cd), that may be your window for some aggression.
Once you hit 6 though, it's time to go to town on his ass, as he's squishy, has no mobility and isn't half as good at zoning like for example Zyra.
Win or lose in brand lane depends on you and your adc not feeding your assess off pre 6. Do that and his goose is cooked. ”
NirvanaBunny says “This for all those evil people who take Brand as a support! He has decent range and high damage so be careful! Be sure to dodge his skill-shots if you lane against him. He's also squishy if he overextends!”
Ahpulzz says “He can poke you at will and has a very strong combo if you get stunned, so always be on the lookout for his abilities and keep him away from your AD. He's squishy and immobile so either a hook or gank will suffice in killing him. Don't hug your AD when you fight him post-6, however, unless you want to be melted down by his ultimate, Pyroclasm.”
Ahpulzz says “His passive alone merits Brand a spot in red portion of this list. His passive, Blaze, automatically burns off 8% of your health if any of his abilities touch you, giving him harass that can be especially effective against a bulky tank like yourself. You can't charge at him directly when his skills are up unless you're looking to get stunned and chunked for a sizable portion of your health. However, for all Brand's power he has two weaknesses - a lack of mobility, and high cooldowns. When in a straight up fight, Brand needs ALL of his spells to pull off his combos - just one spell on cooldown makes Brand that much less powerful. Also, he has 0 ways of shipping himself out of a bad situation other than Flash, so look towards your pillar to abuse this fact.”
Chromuro says “Heavy poke champion with hard CCs and dot. You're gonna have a bad time with him in lane. Go ultrasafe, your positioning is the key to survive the matchup. Hope that your ADC isn't too stupid to get picked, you can't really sustain the damage he deal.”
MoreLoliconThee2nd says “This... is the worst possible enemy in botlane you can face. Seriously - he pokes like a freighter truck. Be careful laning against this one. Keep a safe distance early and build Magic Resist to counter. ”
StrawberryMewlk says “Being a squishy support, Ahri is obviously susceptible to burst mages like Brand, Zyra and Vel'koz. However if you can make them waste their spells and/or dodge said spells, there shouldn't be much issues.”
Vermeio says “His range, damage and stun, will give you a lot of work until you got some MR. You can make REAL damage when get in, but he got more room for error than you. If u make adaptive helm at some point, he just stop existing. Stay defensive, farm though your sup item when possible, and avoid his aoe. Use guardian wisely.”
NoHard says “Brand can be scary to lane against due to his high damage, however as long as you take minimal damage in lane, baiting and dodging with your Q, his mana can run down fast forcing him to back or be pressured under tower, allowing your ADC to farm.”
GlacialWarlock says “Really only a threat if they're good at poking with his Sear (Q) and Pillar of Flame (W). Good Brand players won't go into a fight as they know a Tahm Kench with Magic Resistance is basically a free-win for the Tahm Kench.”
ZedeS says “Despite all Brand players being literal sub-humans, she is still in my games. If Brand is picked, consider adding them to your int list. Also, consider taking Magic Resist in your rune page and do your best to make them AFK.”
Axeloy says “Brand, ironically enough, being fire-based, is an extreme threat to Nami. His harass is stronger than yours in all aspects, and he will always win in terms of damage. You simply need to try your best to dodge his abilities. You don't want him harassing you and your ADC out of farming.”
Sona Aria says “You cannot trade ability for ability with Brand. His base damages are too high, and if he procs passive, you can no longer play aggressively. Taking Mr shard is highly recommended, and crucible rush is effective versus him. If he has blaze on you, stay behind minions to avoid the stun. If you get stunned after level 3, you will no longer be able to play the lane. Brand can also buy Morello liandries, which is extremely cancer to play against as any enchanter: 5 seconds of grevious wounds.”
Haezard01 says “You can burst him out earlier on, but you have to play around his W so he doesn't get a lead. You have to make sure he doesn't get any form of gold early on because he outscales you with his AP scaling and Dark Harvest stacks.”
Saethwyr says “If you dont know how to specifically play against brand, hes a special, horrible hell worse than any support. the best tip i can give is that after the first one or two Pillars, you learn how the brand player casts it and you can learn how to dodge it. if he casts it directly on you or behind you, keep walking straight, dont stop or hesitate. if he casts it in front of you, immediately backtrack.”
Enrik says “Mesma coisa da Nami, a diferença é que o Brand não se cura, mas tem um poke muito mais forte. Você pode tentar baitar algumas de suas skills e pokear depois, mas cuidado, se você der um vacilo no posicionamento, provavelmente ele vai cobrar.”
Better Call Phil says “Dodge his abilities as much as possible. Rush level 2 and all-in him to BURN his summs. NEVER E towards him if he has a stack on you and his Q is up. He will kill you.
Otherwise, easy matchup, squishy champion.
thelolgamer123 says “your ability to engage doesn't exist against brand, because of his damage. he is going to make some really anoying trades in early game. try to avoid his skillshots, and don't go aggressive.”
z4ki says “Most annoying support. He have a lot of burst damage and combined with the cc (Stun and Burn effect). Keep watching Brand combo in laning phase because if not the worst moment maybe apporached you and your ADC. I recommend ban him this patch”
NirvanaBunny says “This for all those evil people who take Brand as a support! He has decent range and high damage so be careful! Be sure to dodge his skill-shots if you lane against him. He's also squishy if he overextends! Remember if he targets your ADC to heal them.”
SawyerNelson says “Brand has higher range than Lux, and has better poke, but proper spacing negates the match up completely. Shields also negate his damage on you or your ADC. Most of this match comes down to you or your ADC properly dodging his W levels 1-3.”
LighterDay says “Two of Brand's abilities works well if you are close to him, so Pyke cannot get too close to Brand. Even from a distance, Brand's E can be used to harass Pyke and the ADC all game. However, since Brand is relatively squishy, Pyke's ult can easily finish him off. ”
Hanjaro says “Brand is slightly trickier than Bard to play against. Engaging on Brand with your E allows him to know exactly where you are going to be to land his own combo. This lane Brand is an equal threat to the carry potentially more damage coming from Brand in most points in the game. Brands weakness early is he is relatively squishy.”
GameWolfUltimate says “Brand Support is annoying, no matter who you play as. Whenever you go in for the aa for your passive watch out for him as he will deal lots of dmg in a short time. same goes for your adc too.
Try to poke him down with your q so he wont be able to make such plays as he will put himself in danger.”
best_shacosupport911 says “Your boxes help Brand with his E in certain combos.
However you can block his Q with a box, just be sure to run from his E>W retaliation. If your box is burning, he can W>E buffer the animation for a quick combo.
The same idea applies with his ult. Always seperate yourself and your clone if he has ult. At a certain point you'll be used to the pick, if so just catch the ult with your clone and run it away, bonus points for right clicking Brand in this time to trick him. ”
Kian987 says “He's a nighmare. Tons of CC, damage, poke, ranged, kill and zoning potential. I usually turtle and wait for the end of laning. Shen but probably any other tanky support cannot stand so much AP/AD damage coming from enemy ADC and Brand. Your early against him is terrible.”
Drlazerbeam says “Brand turns Nami players into well cooked sushi. He can deny a Nami's poke and sustain by simply bursting you down. He also has better range which makes your Ebb and Flow harder to pull off.”
NirvanaBunny says “This for all those evil people who take Brand as a support! He has decent range and high damage so be careful! Be sure to dodge his skill-shots if you lane against him. He's also squishy if he overextends! Remember if he targets your ADC to heal them.”
N0ZOMI says “Brand has better poke and higher base health. However if you manage to dodge his abilities you can use that to punish him and take over lane control. Also his Q is pretty annoying. Medium risk of all in engaging and bursting you down.”
FwuffyMilk says “Brand does so much damage as a support. Try to shield when he pokes with his W. If you can dodge his skills well pre-6 then try to abuse him. After 6 though be careful since if you try to engage on him he will just ult you and your ADC which will hurt sooo much.”
xxMyDixieRektxx says “Bro this jerk can go chase a bag fr tho... like goddang his damage. Careful of his stun... throw some shade and douse his a$$ with some saliva when you're all inning. Time your E right when he ults.”
SawyerNelson says “Brand has a strong level 1 - 5 against thresh so basically the early laning phase. Thresh has the advantage of CC over brand, but brand has advantage of punishing thresh when he misses. ”
TheLuluMain says “Very tough lane, he outranges you and getting close enough to trade often results in you getting stunned and dying. You have no healing so you must react in time to shield his damage. Play safe and hope for the late game to come soon.”
Guychk says “It is really hard to deal with Brand's poke early game, and he has a stun constantly up. Thresh's Magic Resist is not the greatest, so he can easily get popped by a brand. CC Brand into oblivion, and ask for jungle gank. Remember, he has no escapes, so if you burn his flash, next gank he will be as dead as dead can be. ”
Knoppers123456 says “Pretty much the same as zyra, but with the small difference that you will be able to kill him as soon as he misses his q and w
Try baiting out q and w without dying (hard move)
Try Full engade at 6 (medium hard move)”
O Takes Square says “So here's the thing, Technically you CAN beat him for sure but he can absolutely dumpster you too and it sometimes seems way easier for him to do it so you need to be able to dodge his W's for sure and hopefuly your ADC can as well. IF he starts getting ahead in lane its gonna be really tough”
I love Lun Lun says “Brand is burning our health away,that is not the best thing for us.In order to heal our allies we must stand close to them and close is what Brand needs.His ult,W,passive are all so very dangerous for Soraka.If he burns our wings off we are not an angel anymore.That way you should get him waste his W and try to Q him as much as possible.A scared Brand can't do much in lane since he needs to be aggressive.Get him to play more defensively.Our E is a major helper here since not only you can ruin his combo but you can poke from afar.”
Zefirez says “He wants to see the world burn, including forests which include bears!
Generally he's a nightmare to any and all tank supports, due to massive max % hp shred on his passive and anti-team ult that bounces between targets.
Key to fighting his guy is avoiding his skillshots and then hard engaging and killing him before he kills you.
His only stun (the simple fireball shooting in a line) will not work if he didn't hit you with another spell first and you're taking damage over time from his passive as result. Also it's a skillshot that can be blocked by minions.
If he failed to do land and stun you - that's your que to engage! As for items - Mercury Threads, Adaptive Helmet and/or Locket of Iron Solari recommended.
Also keep in mind, that unlike most tanks (which he is not btw), Voli sports very high base movement speed - in trained hands this can lead to many missed skillshots on Brand's part!”
Qwerty19 says “The burn.... it hurts. Try to dodge and bait his w so he runs oom and then engage when he can't do damage. I buy boots earlier for extra move speed and depending on the skill of the brand I might build mr before i get into knightsvow. Definitely merc treads though.”
SpicySkelleton says “I don't remember when he became viable for support or when ever he became as a popular support pick but he can be either a major threat or just some idiot soon to become easy money for your team. As a mage he can safely poke you and your adc while being in the safe confines of his wall of filthy lesser minions while your obviously superior and glorious children minions get slaughtered by his adc who will most likely be Yasou or Ezreal. Avoid his abilities and try to get your adc to wave clear as much as possible to set up a grab to take him down, if you take him first his adc can't do really anything against you & your adc and will retreat to tower, the more often hes dead the more often you can push lane. Also if you and your teamates are low hp or half and hes fed for wall that is good and holy in this god forsaken game, keep away form your allies if he does his R on you or your teammate next to you. If not it will lead to having your team too damaged to stay in a teamfight or having them all killed.”
Lonxu says “He has a ton of poke, huge base damage, stun!
Basically you need to avoid the W then fuck him up with your spells.
That's about it. And also somehow have more sustain than him( the runes, refillable potion?).
Level 6 it comes down to who lands the combo first for kills. Often it might be traded kills.
nicko9090 says “Basically same as Zyra but his damage is huge and deal % , if you are not careful it can be deadly, but it's fairly easy to win lane before 6 . You need to play aggressive to don't get pushed out of the lane.”
Middle Lane (25%)
Brand Middle Lane Counters: 14,13710,1763,43337211244 matches, 55 counter champions
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Tips Against Brand in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Body Those Fools says “You outrange him. Try to side-step his W. If he Ws the wave, make sure you don't stand near it because he can E and it will spread to you. It's hard to all-in him because his Ult can bounce off of him. Just poke him down, then all-in him when he's low.”
Super08131208 says “Brand will try to poke up out with his W, or spread his E onto you and then stun you. His passive burn will show a afterimage of you in your shroud. At level 2-6, as long as Brand doesn't stun you and you hit your E he can't do too much as he is an immobile champ.
DabiDabi says “Brand will try to poke up out with his W, or spread his E onto you and then stun you. His passive burn will show a afterimage of you in your shroud. At level 2-6, as long as Brand doesn't stun you and you hit your E he can't do too much as he is an immobile champ. ”
ddieguito_es says “If Brand stuns you, he melts you really easily. Always build mercs since he can take half a bar of your HP with burn and liandry's. Try to hit Q + Everfrost. Don't go all in in early game.”
donidaking says “He s ranged just like you but he has no escapes besides flash and he only has a stun which you can dodge with pool.
If you are not ablaze his Q wont stun you.
Trade him constantly since he has no sustain you win unless you get hit by his stun if you get him low enough just kill him and it s over.
Watch out for his E spread from minions on to you and dodge his W since it s not so hard to dodge.”
TheKingUltra says “He might be the support, but will still delete a lot of your hp, because of his max health magic damage passive. He is easy to catch though, his lack of mobility is easy to play around.”
Ahri Simplord says “This is a pretty even lane. You can't really reach him pre 6 if he spaces well cause he has higher range than you do,after 6 you dont want to be on top of him on an all in since his R will bounce off him and back to you. Never stop moving in order to avoid his W and try to stay away from your minnions whenever he uses W on them cause his E can hurt pretty bad if he has Liandry's completed. He's pretty immobile and usually wants to step up to use his abilities so he's a priority target to pick off with your E.”
ThePieBeam says “Brand hurts super hard, his abilities are super easy to hit, and they're all super long range. That's basically the trifecta of 'fuck Anivia'. Play super slow and very far back, tear first item, etc, etc.”
Callmebee says “This man is on fire! But not against you! You can usually out-poke him and he is pretty squishy, as long as you don't get caught a lot, you should be able to burst him down. Stay behind minions so he can't stun you and take Barrier.”
TcKatfish says “[Press The Attack Runes / Long Sword and Refillable Pots start.] Brand has a lot of poke with his E being able to bounce off the wave and hit you at large distances. However he has high cooldowns especially early. If he ever uses his Q or W, all in him immediately. So long as he doesn't get his passive off on you you will win this trade. Post 6 you do not want to fight him unless you have Immortal Shieldbow up. Same rules apply to all in him when he uses his cooldowns.”
lonestar1870 says “He has high base damage, but the matchup is similar to Annie since you outrange him.
Make sure to stand away from minions when he can E to spread blaze to you and so he can't W you and the wave at the same time. This leaves you vulnerable to his Q (stun), so be careful and make sure to dodge it.
You easily oneshot him at lvl 6 with a 6 ball ult if you can land 1-2 Q's on him.
He is easy to gank and you can set up a freeze easily if your jungler is nearby.
Banshees can be good if you need some MR since he does a lot of damage.
Electrocute and Comet are fine in this matchup, but PR works well in high elo. Any summs are fine.”
Nafnegle says “This man is on fire! But not against you! You can usually out-poke him and he is pretty squishy, as long as you don't get caught a lot, you should be able to burst him down. Stay behind minions so he can't stun you and take Barrier.”
IAmMakattack says “Brand out-damages you, and his poke goes through the minion wave. Save your shields for his W. Play around his cooldowns. If needed, I recommend taking Aery & Biscuit Delivery for additional survivability. Get boots early.”
livikattt says “There is a game to be played with brand, and it's called "Who Oneshots Who?" Even from behind, you can easily oneshot Brand, since he's so squishy. Be careful of his burning though, since it can make or break a teamfight.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “This matchup is really easy, provided you can dodge his Q and W. Take very short trades with him and he will
never be able to full combo you. Not very many people play this champ outside of support, so you will rarely
ever play against Brand mid. Don't Q3 into him or he will full combo you.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “Pretty easy lane. Windwall his Q. You can E out of his W. Get Null-Magic Mantle if you aren't confident in Windwalling his Qs. He will try to E Q you when you E towards him, so just EQ then Windwall to block the Q. When Ulting him, E through him right away to get a better angle so his Q is a lot easier to Windwall.”
Katawina52 says “Pretty easy matchup thanks to your mobility so always move sporadically when he tries to hit his spells. Mercs vs brand is really good if they have more sources of CC. All in if he doesn't have his Q up. ”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “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).”
Yeager says “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. ”
Polarshift says “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.”
LunarVortex says “His poke is very annoying, but his lack of mobility also makes him vulnerable to your kit. Make sure not to waste your E on poke unless you're absolutely sure you won't need it otherwise.”
Yeager says “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. ”
Fuzzmonkey says “Leblanc struggles a little bit since her revert. With Brand he can ult you and it will bounce between you and your passive clone(once he gets you low enough), so make sure to steer your clone away from yourself to avoid the bounce damage. Other than that, avoid his Q stun and you should be able to deal with him.”
Akali187 says “You destroy him with one combo. Care for his stun and ult. Use your E to dodge his stun while simultaneously landing your E on him, than continue with your combo. If he is fed all it takes is one ability and you will be vulnerable as Akali is Squishy.”
iZianni says “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 :)
Kords says “I haven't played vs much Brand's but I imagine if you can dodge his aoe (which is mosly his waveclear) it should be easy to deal with. Both of you will deal lots of damage later ont he game but perhhaps he has a bigger teamfight presence. Be careful of that and full combo if you need to. His lack of mobility is still and issue for him, abuse it”
Yasukeh says “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. ”
Dr Eggmund says “Hate this champion with my entire soul oh my lord. Your main priority is to avoid his combo at all costs this means his BS Aoe attack and his stun. I suggest playing passive against him and all-ining this piece of crap when you get a gank or if you get level 6 before him. You can do what i do sometimes and just play like a wuss till late game and destroy him either works ”
Ambitieux says “Shouldn't have ANY trouble in this matchup. Very predictable abilities only thing you have to watch out for is getting setup for a jungler, but almost in all stages of the match you out trade him, low mobility so It's very easy to dive him under turret as well. ”
iZianni says “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.”
Baion says “This champ outranges you. It's almost impossible to lane against. Try to avoid as much as possible his pokes and sustein your health until jungler ganks you. Revide his pokes with your W and E (your range abilities)”
Sylvan Lore says “Brand is a matchup very similar to Ahri in your early trading. He has good range and you want to make sure that when he is poking with his W that he is forced to make the decision between pushing the wave and damaging you. At the same time though, standing beside your wave leaves you at threat for a stun which is in almost all cases a lost trade. If you ever find yourself in a 1v1 without a wave nearby after level 6 it is possible to win, but in generally he out damages you. You will out-scale him with utility and a bunch of other advantages, but should your team clump poorly he can destroy a teamfight. Barrier can be good if you feel afraid in this matchup but I also think his kill pressure isn't so high that teleport isn't an option. Merc treads or Banshee's Veil work if you do fall behind and are struggling to hold your own against him. ”
duhnx says “This is the same as Azir, good poke but Brand actually has kill pressure. If you dodge his Q you can kill him most of the time but be cautious. Brand can intsa kill you if you don't play it right. Just take an early Hexdrinker to counteract this.”
Katasandra says “ Dodging his Q is No.1 priority, especially if you are affected by his passive.
 Don't stand in the minion wave. So he can't W you + minions.
 It's impossible to stay out of range of his E (esp when minions are ablaze). Accept that you will be poked in this matchup.”
TheDuskWalker says “Flash Ignite or Ghost Ignite. Electro for Flash Ignite/Phase rush for Ghost Ignite.
Brand slightly outranges you and has a lot of annoying poke so be careful. pool his stun combo or else you will take fatal damage. Liandrys powerspike will make him really annoying but you do outscale him.”
StarTundra says “Brand has high damage and is difficult to avoid as your movement options are limited. The saving grace for this is your ult, as it can keep him out of range for reliably hitting his stun and also prep him for a counterattack of your own. Brand can be easily dealt with if proper precautions are taken”
luminyan says “Brand is another skill matchup in my eyes. If you bring Barrier and hide behind minions, his stun is irrelevant. Try and dodge his W if you can, or if you can't use your own W to mitigate the damage. Zhonya's is ESSENTIAL here, as it can save your life if he ults you. ”
DarDarThePenguin says “Brand is a decently heavy poke matchup, but barely has any kill pressure on you without mistakes. Relax and scale, don't all-in him since it gives him a free combo. Take the Fleet page and MR.”
Aethlo says “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.”
Kirito OTP Xerath says “En caso de enfrentarlo en la Mid-Lane lo más probable es que ganes la linea con relativa facilidad ya que Brand debe decidir si pockearte o farmear, en caso de enfrentarlo como soporte, deberías jugar con cabeza, este campeón tiene mucho daño, especialmente a Nivel 6, y al no tener que farmear puede enfocarse en su totalidad en acerté daño a ti.”
Boomblight says “Seen more support than midlane but is almost impossible to play against when he does decide to be a midlaner. not much you can do. Ask toplaner to rotate if you see him as enemy mid on champ select.”
Daers says “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.”
Little Planet says “Brand loves it when you're up close so he can have an easier time getting all of his abilities off, not to mention that he outranges you as well.
Play safe and kill him after lvl 6 or look to roam.”
PotatoVeigar says “He is skillshot reliant and has low range and high cooldowns. Don't hug your minions. If he wants to burst you, he has to get closer to you. You have your cage, so he can't do anything.”
peytonqt says “[EASY/MEDIUM] [PR/Electrocute] [Long Sword/Tear/Corrupting] This is a poke lane and its going to be annoying. Bait his abilities and you should be good. If he wastes his stun (the projectile) then you should be able to out trade him. His 6 is strong though and it will burst you at unpredictable rates. You can beat him after building items though and it shouldn't be that bad of a game.”
Tauricus2017 says “His damage hits you hard If you won't dodge his skillshots. When his Sear (Q) is on cooldown you should be OK engaging as he won't be able to stop you really. Play safe, consider buying a Corrupting potion and time your engages properly.”
mihaila says “Poke matchup but he is pretty squishy and he has no escapes, W and Q are both skillshots so u just have to dodge them u can take Dark Seal if u are really confident, u will need a banshee for his stun later on because he will outscale u.”
Noodles912 says “Cancer lane before level 6. If you get hit by his abilities, Q can soak a bit of the after burn. This matchup requires good skillshot dodging, so its up to you to win. You outscale hard.”
Noodles912 says “Poke is all about him. Save E for his stuns, and Q on him when he uses his W. You then beat him easily. Watch out for his strong poke. It is ok to use E to dodge his W if it is needed. After 6, save E for his ult, and Q to dodge his abilities instead. Look for burst trades.”
elnino9 says “Learn to avoid his abilities. Dodge his W and you will be alright as this is his highest damaging spell and it is what he will max. Starting boots here helps to avoid his skillshots. Careful when getting hit by his E engulf. He can set ablaze minions to poke this way, don't get too close. Get aggressive if his abilities are on CD. The most important ability to avoid is his Q as it stuns when you're ablaze. He's very squishy and immobile, take advantage.”
PASS10NE says “Keep distance from minions to avoid E and avoid his W, so he won't proc his Q stun. Brand is better than you when it comes to team fights, but you're a better skirmisher. Assassinate him from behind during team fights.”
NuclearAkali says “Just don't get out traded by him early game and you should be good. Brand has some super annoying poke early game and his 6 makes duels very 1 sided but as long as you can CC him before he CCs you than you are good.”
Edg3Lord says “He is a tough opponent, but will run out of mana quickly in the early stages. Try to avoid getting combo'd by him, and if you happen to make trades with him, make sure you have a big wave that you can deal a passive so you heal. Otherwise, keep your W for his Q, and most of the times on the lane you can dodge his W.”
Coldsong says “Brand is rarely seen mid, so seeing him might be rare. Dodge his W so that he doesn't get a Passive + Q off, which will stun you. Also do not stand near minions when he ults as it will keep bouncing.”
BigBushMan says “Same concept as Xerath with the whole "Outranging" you thing, except this thing does damage early. And a hell of a lot of it. Not only that, but his 2 item powerspike with Liandrys/Demonic Embrace is just pure hell.
No pun intended obviously. ”
kennybang says “this dude annoying as hell idk wait for riot to nerf him or something lol, dodge his stun if you can and play around his ability cd, you lose most trades btw because hes a great balanced champion”
Hiimkata says “Pretty easy matchup thanks to your mobility so always move sporadically when he tries to hit his spells. Mercs vs brand is really good if they have more sources of CC. All in if he doesn't have his Q up.
BubbaStudmuffin says “Brand has some heavy damage and a great aoe ability. If you let him land it he will win trades.
On the other hand, he is super squish. If you can manage to dodge his shit and then get on him he has no backup plan. He is fucked! Royally!
Engage after he uses his aoe. The more mobile you can be while fighting him the better.”
wildersovereign says “Brand Mid is a thing again thanks to his recent buffs, but if you play smart you should be fine. His poke with W is exceptionally annoying, but once you get Lost Chapter, Morgana can actually farm from outside his W range with Tormented Shadow spam. Remember that his Q only stuns you if you're Ablaze (hit by another ability), but position around your minions accordingly. You win the all-in, but keep an eye on the enemy jungler before you go in for the kill. You'll want to use your E to block his Q stun, which leaves you open to CC from his jungler.”
SkyBanana says “Brand's ability to slowly wither you is going to be a pain at all stages of the game. Unless you have a lot of help to deal with him, he will destroy your team with his passive and item combo of Liandry/Demonic.”
rajsovsky says “Well what can i say, you can oneshot him but only after getting some AP. Hard matchup in laning phase. Get easier with every minute. You need wraiths against him, but respect him in lane, cuz he's strong and able to easily kill you. If he doesn't let you farm just stay under turret, wait for your jungler to help you or someone else or just to wave under your turret.”
Aikairi says “Same thing with Ahri. Try to dodge his stun when he uses his E or his W to hit you. You can also shunpo when you see his W which is very telegraphed. Make sure to zigzag around so his stun is harder to hit, and if he misses it, try to go all-in on him as he doesn't have any form of mobility to escape with. Be careful of his post-6 burst as due to his recent buffs he is very strong in 1 v 1s tho.”
Scyrine says “he can do a lot of damage to you before level 3, but after that you should be quick enough to dodge his skillshots and pick an easy kill on him. I almost never lose this matchup, just play smart. ”
kimjisoo8 says “Super easy to beat, just ult him down, and use your ults to escape his abilities. He is so squishy and will be dead in 2 seconds. (His poke is annoying but don't let him live long enough to poke you).”
FalleN3 says “Brand out ranges you quiet a bit which will make it difficult for you to harass him. He will do insane damage to you with his combo, and I mean INSANE damage.
You can stand behind minions to block his stun (Q)
Try to avoid his spells and farm as much as you can until you hit level 6.
Be careful with Tibbers as standing beside him during Brands ulti will result in you getting hit multiple times.”
Redsundark says “people like Brand Who have the ability to Stun you inplace and combo off with burst Damage in your AD Auto Attack form you must play super safely for if they catch you into the Stun you will be ended quickly you might be able to get away but other to avoid like him are Ahri, Evelynn, Viger, Aniva and Annie ”
Last Roar says “Another skill match-up. You're a long range or short range fighter. He's a mid-range fighter.
Obj: Weave and Bop. Dodge the skillshots and stay healthy, If you land a Q or he steps on a trap and you're full health, you can kill him if even.”
Lil Polymorph says “When you use the main combo he probably will combo you too and you will lose the trade, what i recommend is to use E + Q in between the minions to put him low enough so you can kill him with just 1 combo.”
vCraze says “Brand is an easy matchup because of the range advantage. He does a lot of damage early so just make sure you don't take damage for no reason early. Poke him out when comet and manaflow are up and scale towards your Ludens and then punish him.”
OxiteoMyst says “This gets alot easier if you have good movement. Sidestep his W with confidence and dodge his stun, anytime he moves up to E/W you make sure to E and Q in return. Any rune page works but if you're having trouble i recommend phase rush to help you dodge his stun. (Which is very important) ”
Katfire says “Don't underestimate his damage even if he is behind.
In lane you want to avoid getting poked, and you absolutely want to avoid his Q. With his Q down he is vulnerable so try to trade or all in when it is down. Careful when fighting Brand after 6, his ultimate can now bounce to him as well so if you are in close proximity to him his R will bounce between you and him and deal lots of damage.”
sweodigaming says “This match-up is in brand favor, he is a lane bully, has better range of his abilities than Annie. Do care since his all-ins are also really strong. Ask for ganks to get ahead, I would also suggest buying banshee's veil somewhere in the game.”
Grayified says “Brand is a champion with high damage and a lot of CC, but if you can avoid his damage and you have a good support to compliment you, or if you are solo laning you shouldn't be too worried about playing into a Brand.”
KormitLeFrag says “Shove and roam, since his mini-rework this might be a little harder. Not to mention his synergy with the new items being ridiculous. Dont get hit by his stun and when you get your t1 boots you can avoid his W.”
TheCatOfCheshire says “The early laning phase is a bit hard because he got more dmg than you and he can poke you quite easily. If you can land a charm you get the upper hand, if not he got it. You're better than him to roam so take advantage of that. To engage him, use your R to dodge his flame column, then engage him asap.”
FalleN3 says “It's important that you dodge his skill shots as if you dont, he will hurt you a LOT. Celerity is a good option against Brand and you can also go for a boots start instead of Dorans Ring. Consider going for a ROA in this match-up and if the enemy team-comp allows, a Zhonya's Hourglass can go a long way for saving your life multiple times. Be careful of his ultimate bouncing between you and your team-mates during ganks / skirmishes and team-fights. If he gets ahead of you by a few kills, you can be in for a touch time.”
Frixen says “Brand is immobile, mana hungry, easy to dodge abilities, as well as less wave clear than TF, while not being able to keep up with your roams one bit. Just look to push out, and roam. Don't take all-in fights against him, and you should be fin”
FalleN3 says “Brand is very squishy but he will do a LOT of damage to you if he manages to land his combo. It's possible to stand behind minions to block his (Q). Try to avoid his spells as much as you can and farm until level 6. He is easy picking for you once you have your ultimate!”
FalleN3 says “Brand is very squishy but he will do a LOT of damage to you if he manages to land his combo. It is possible to stand behind minions to block his (Q). You can use your (E) in order to leap over his ultimate and stop it from moving to other targets. Try to out-roam him pre 6 and after level 6 he should be much easier to 100-0. Try to avoid his spells as much as you can and farm/out-roam until level 6”
BloooodTV says “D-Blade. Brand is one of those matchups that seem easy on paper, but can get hard in game. His combo can easily drop to you half and if you stay his jungler can finish you off. If you get any sort of lead shove it down his throat, deny him cs, and constantly trade. Outscales you. Take Fleet or Conq (Depends on team comp).”
Yuki H. says “Heavily dependent on how well you can dodge Brand's skillshots. After his entire spell rotation, you can look for a quick trade with W, and can even W in if, and only if, the enemy team will NOT come to reinforce Brand. ”
bobatea says “Super annoying to go against like jeez calm down. You can windwall his q and ult but that wont stop him. I highly recommend when going in to dash towards him but away from the w in order to refrain from getting damaged”
Veralion says “HoB/beads. Almost always goes support nowadays, shouldn’t be too bad, but he does tons of damage and can be very unforgiving. Save W to yeet out of his pillar and never get EQ’d and you’re good. Be careful when walking up for farm, as a good Brand will put his pillar down right in your path expecting you to run into it. Feint walking up and bait it out beforehand if possible; that ability seriously hurts. I’m pretty sure he just explodes you instantly if you ult on top of him at 6 out of the blue, let him stun you, and guarantee him a full combo, so don’t do that. Wait for him to use spells on the wave (especially E, his EQW combo is what makes him truly dangerous), then charge him and R when you’re too close to miss. He has no mobility; you will easily catch and absolutely melt him. If your jungler swings by and lands some CC, you will kill him before it expires. ”
Zoe Sparklepop says “Low Major
He outranges you and out-trades you as long as he hits all abilities.
You can't exactly win this lane alone unless you're just better, you'll have to ask jungler to help you get ahead and you can win.”
AZIR MEN says “Try to dodge his W, it's his main source of damage. If you have been lit a blaze, try to dodge his Q. If it hits you, it'll stun you. Play aggro if his Q is off cooldown. Taking tier 2 boots first is a good idea.
Take conq/comet with taste of blood secondary.”
PepeOnDrugs says “Brand is very squishy but he will do a LOT of damage to you if he manages to land his combo. It's possible to stand behind minions to block his (Q). Try to avoid his spells as much as you can and farm until level 6. He is easy picking for you once you have your ultimate!
Ekko Rush B Guides says “Brand's only ability that will guarantee a full spell rotation is his Q. Dodge that and he won't have any way to defend himself. And even if he somehow hits you with every ability, you can easily negate his passive with your ult. If he uses W+E to push the minion wave you should instantly jump on him, because then has no way of stunning you besides wasting his ultimate.”
audiboo says “All I can say is try to dodge his abilities and also try to build magic resist.
Brand can counter Neeko by most of his abilities, she is a very squishy champion and when he lands his abilities, he casts the burning effect.”
Gageowago says “Just keep moving to constantly be ready to dodge his skillshots as that is his only way to do damage. Be very careful about his e q w combo however as he can insta-stun you and follow it up with a passive explosion.”
Lil Tidepod says “Brand can do a lot of damage, but should only be able to kill you early in the game unless he's fed. Your shield will negate a lot of his damage once you pop it during your combo. Simply push him under turret and look for roams, or if he's low get a dive from your jungler right after you bait out his stun.”
serruh says “Good amount of early damage, can be a bit dodgy if you get hit by a lot of his abilities in the first few levels. but as a lot of matchups, you can get mercs and not really lose anything, which makes it a lot easier. idk, havent really played it in a while”
RockitoAhri says “Can be difficult pre. 6. Try to farm it out. He ends up pushing lane most of the times so its beneficial to just wait for a gank until you reach LVL6. Afterwards you are free to all in after a max range Q hit. You win. ”
theboywhodominatedaplat says “he will poke you alot and his stun will destroy you
try to dodge and bait his skills and once he has no Q all in him
when he decides to R get away from your minions as far as possible.
G7_Zeke says “Brand, along with every other ADC, are pretty strong early game. So, if you get Brand as your matchup, just chill, and don't trade with him until you hit level six, and then you can all in him no problem.”
TheSpark says “You guys will be poking each other, and whoever lands their cc on the other will kill them. Cleanse is good in this matchup, he has a little less range than you so try and take advantage of that.”
EvilBird090 says “Brand is like Ahri, a lot of skillshots, don't forget to pool his stun, after that you should be gucci. Look to all in him after 6 since he is immobile. If confident push him under turret, poke him when he goes for CS and when half HP, engage on him under tower.”
Cloud375 says “His abilities hurt and have a longer range than your's do. No more explaining needed. If you reach the point where you have enough items, you can beat him fairly easily, but the question is if you can make it out of laning phase and if the Brand is fed or not.”
Novok says “His W is challenging to sidestep if the Brand is capable. If you feel you are having difficulties sidestepping it, play it safe until LVL 6. After that you win every all in. Fight away from minions(to avoid his ult bouncing and his e spreading), keep a charge of your ult for sidestepping his W/Q. ”
baldmidget says “A mage with skillshots omegalul
1 Make sure to wiggle entire laning phase to make him use ability
2. Every time brand use his w on the wave(jump on him,murder him)
3.At level 6 + just kill him on sight”
Chromuro says “Another rare matchup, is one of the worst. If you learn to dodge every single skill he casts, then you can knock down the difficulty of the matchup to a solid 3-4, in any other case try to farm and pray that he doesn't get feeded.”
Fox1ne says “Match-up is pretty easy since he has one skill shot and let's say another one with W,so his kit mostly depends on his passive and q stun,most good brand mains going E - q combo but still the only thing you have to watch out is his q and you'll be safe. After 6 you melt him easily.”
talonmains says “He will poke you out of lane and he can burst you very fast, care for his q since the stun lasts very long and try to dodge Brand's W it does a lot of damage. When you see him wasting q you can go for all in”
ClemexD10 says “I personally hate this champ going ADC, but don't worry, against him, you will need to dodge his W when he is poking and, once you hit lvl 6, go ahead, far away from your minions so his R don't hits you more. You MUST dodge his Q if you are burned, since if he hits it he will make you a roasted fox in just 2 secs.”
kilgta says “You should be fine into him. He will try to poke you a lot. Farm when your shield is up. He is one of the hardest champion at level 1 and 2. You just have to accept that you farm under tower if he lands his abilities on you. He can allin you at level 2 if you take too much damage. If the brand in front of you doesnt harass you level 1 to 3, work towards killing him, he is a bad brand. Start corrupt pot or sapphire if hes not a good brand (low amount of games on the champ)”
unownreality says “he has just as much damage on you. More of a skill match-up. Watch for pillar and hard engage if you see Brand miss his stun, or 2 back to back abilities. Long term trades are required. He burns through mana pretty fast (pun intended)”
MechaaZero says “In my opinion this is a free line. He has to go in the open to land his skillshots if you play the wave right, so landing your E into a Q or an R,Q for massive damage becomes really easy.”
CC Diana says “As a completely immobile and squishy champion, Brand can be an easy lane for Diana if you play smart. Brand's stun is incredibly telegraphed as it travels in a straight line so treat it like how you would treat Blitzcrank hooks and stand behind minions if you are set ablaze. Even if Brand misses his W, Pillar of Flame he can still easily stun you with an EQ combo so don't dive in recklessly. Brand players will often opt for Rod of Ages or Abyssal Mask as their mana item which can make killing them extremely difficult. If this happens to be the case - push the wave in and roam.”
RagexAddict says “Much like Annie and Ahri, Brand is more of a skill matchup for Fizz. The key is to avoid his Q at all costs, especially if he has previously hit you with his W, E, or R abilities as this will stun you and open you up to a full combo from him. The best way to take him on is to hold your E for as long as you possibly can. When he throws his ult at you or your minion wave, use your E when it's traveling towards you. It may take some good timing in order to dodge it, but if you do, the ultimate bounce will end and it will be on a full CD. This will allow you to counter attack with ease.”
SrSuders says “Brand kann schon schwierig werden, jenachdem wie die Skillshots sitzen.
Cleanse ist meiner Meinung nach nicht sinnvoll, da man der Brand Q gut ausweichen kann, demnach ist es nur notwendig, wenn der gegnerische Jungler/Supporter einen guten/starken Stun mit sich nimmt.”
LyndonK9 says “Do your best to dodge his W, It's a skill based match up who lands more skill shots, but it's easier for him since his W is AOE. Don't stand next to your teammates when he ults but I didn't need to tell you that...”
Yenwai says “his area spells make popping your passive easy for him and his DOTs deal damage through it, hes not an imposible match up but a hard one never the less. rushing boots to dodge his abilities and he should be manageable.
use your teleport to gank while he farms and help your team as you wont win lane easily.”
borsamalac says “Dodge his W and you are fine. Get hexdrinker after trinity. After trinity dodge his Q with W and u can kill him. Hardest thing in this matchup is if u cant dodge his W/combos at early game. ”
YourBestSenpai says “Depends if you can dodge his skills easily. If he gets a stun on you with q, you are pretty much dead, no question about it. But also, he has no way of escaping if you hit your charm and except for cleanse and flash, just look out for his poke.”
Helnakensbrorsa says “Farm with Q and try not to push. Dodge his Q and E and don't get stunned. You are probably dead if he hits his combo on you. After 6 you can only kill him if you dodge his stun. If you R forward and he hits you, you're dead. ”
BicBee says “Stay away from minions and other people when Brand ults because it'll bounce. It's hard to predict when and where he'll use his W (circle thing) so if you're having a hard time stay away from the minions and make him choose to CS with the skill or harass. Wait till 6 if you want to solo him. Shoving lane and roaming would be a good option as well. ”
BicBee says “Keep your ball forward to limit his movement. Stay away from minions and other people when Brand ults because it'll bounce. It's hard to predict when and where he'll use his W (circle thing) so if you're having a hard time stay away from the minions and make him choose to CS with the skill or harass. Wait till 6 if you want to solo him. Shoving lane and roaming would be a good option as well.”
AzureArmatt says “You don't see him often on mid lane these days but he's still champion that's a midlaner. His kit focus on applying debuff on his target for extra effects and trying to land 3 abilities in order to get extra damage from passive. His passive is simply mini ignite that will deal magic damage over time. While you are "burning" if brand hits his abilities on you they will receive bonuses (Q will stun you, W will deal more damage and E will set more target ablaze next to you. if brand stack this passive on you up to 3 stacks circle will appear around you, that's an area of explosion that will deal damage to the targets next to you so don't stay close to your teammates when having that on you. You can win against brand when you buy Magic resist (banshe's veil is good paired with mercury's treads to reduce stuns) and don't let yourself being hit by his abilities too much (they have long delays). if you manage to do just that it's easy win”
OmegaSquadVeigar says “As long as you dodge his Q and W you should be fine and just beat him due to him having about the same range as you do.
Avoid getting close to other teammates in teamfights due to his huge AoE damage.
You should be able to win against him without much trouble due to being able to just burst him if he gets close.”