@Riot Any plans for Brand?

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BestBilbo

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01-18-2013

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Originally Posted by Voidgolem View Post
liandry's solves like 60% of brand's damage-related problems with one item.

Everything else can't really be fixed unless Riot decides to give him arcane shift for some reason.
God please no - don't give a pure damage teamfighting mage a mobility tweak.


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SoloDragoon

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01-18-2013

Brand suffers from quite a few things - but his major ones as I see it are:

Inconsistent Ult
-Lets face it brands ult is just so inconsistant. You really can't rely on it. It needs to always target champions - or give it the option to bounce off brand(similar to how ryze's spell flux does). So at least 1v1 engagements can feel smoother, and your ult doesn't feel worthless.
High Mana Costs
-Just overall to high early game.


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Qeuscis

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01-18-2013

Brand with Liandry's and Rylais is a monster."Nuke everyone and die" Brand got hurt this season but "Drop my ult then kite everyone to hell" Brand got real strong. His main problem was late game fall off if he wasn't fed, but the pen changes and new Liandry's has made his passive super strong, and solved the late game fall off for the most part. In addition, he can out lane most bruisers in mid with a point blank stun and ranged wave clear.


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Shadowfang

Senior Member

01-18-2013

brand is not up, he just needs some tweaks

like Qeuscis said, the brand kite builds are really good this season so just adapt and quit crying that he needs buffs because that isnt true, he just needs some better scales and a fix to his as another user said, inconsistent ult


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Valtielx

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01-21-2013

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Valtielx

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01-23-2013

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Originally Posted by Shadowfang View Post
brand is not up, he just needs some tweaks

like Qeuscis said, the brand kite builds are really good this season so just adapt and quit crying that he needs buffs because that isnt true, he just needs some better scales and a fix to his as another user said, inconsistent ult


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Go lane against a non-retarded AP mid and tell me how it goes. He has no lane phase, no teamfight, and no early-mid-late game. Nowhere does he shine, that by definition makes him UP.


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Derptionary

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01-23-2013

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Originally Posted by Valtielx View Post
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Go lane against a non-retarded AP mid and tell me how it goes. He has no lane phase, no teamfight, and no early-mid-late game. Nowhere does he shine, that by definition makes him UP.
E -> Q -> W. If you can land that you're probably going to force your opponent out of lane or at least make them play a LOT more carefully when they decide to run in and get some cs.

Plus his passive deals 2% of your opponents max hp/sec for 4 seconds. 8% of their hp as magic damage every time you attack them? When he has a point and click E. If played correctly Brand can be a bully in lane. Whenever they come in to cs just E them and you're dealing the flat damage + 8% of their hp. If they aren't smart enough to stand behind their creeps stun them and then light a fire under their ass. Remember Brand's W deals 25% more damage when they're ablaze.
Also Brand's ult does focus champions if the target you use it on is ablaze, it makes it a tad bit trickier but the aoe burst potential of Brand is something that can't be ignored by and means.

TL;DR Could Brand use a few tweaks? Sure. But Brand is by no means UP and in need of any major form of a buff.
And yeah Ryali's + Liandry's + Brand passive = omgwtfbbq DoT damage on top of his burst.


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