How to lane against Brand.

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Wulf Of Highland

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04-19-2011

Lots of people ive seen dont really know how to dodge Brands onslaught of Doom. Before I start explaining how to out lane any Brand. Is a breakdown of Brands skills.

Blaze-His Passive is a DoT if he hits you with any abilities it hurts you for 2% of your max hp

Q Sear-His fireball is a really easy to dodge skillshot. If your on fire from passive it stuns for 2 seconds

W Flame Pillar- His Flame Pillar is a AoE attack. If your affected by his passive you take 25% more damage. This skill can really F you up if he lands it on you when your on fire.
Its easy to dodge too

E Coflagration- is a undodgeable ability sadly but its not that dangerous. Most Brands will set up his combo with this attack though. If your on fire it spreads to allies

R Pyroclasm- His ult can destroy a team if they are bunched up. Moves faster if someones on fire. Thankfully it only bounces 5 times.

How to beat Brand at laning.
If he isnt Mid lane he will most likly be paired with a Tank,Tanky DPS,or Heal Spam Support to baby sit him. Or a Champ who has powerful CC

Brand's attacks are super easy to dodge unless you are affected by CC. MOVEMENT is key to win against Brand. Auto Attacking Champs have a hard time against Brand. (Note Merc Treads are a excellent investment against Brand.

His Combos are easy to read.
If he hits you with Flame Pillar out in the open be prepared to dodge a fireball.
If he hits you with Conflagration move sparraticly because he may uses ether a fire ball or Flame Pillar.

Dont move in fimiliar patterns. A Good player can read your pattern movements.

On the Offensive
Running Striaght at Brand will get you roasted unless he misses his combo completely.
Wait till he has used his abilities then move towards him.

Champions with Dashes can shut down Brand easy. He melts easy if you close the distance. He is almost as squishy as Anivia.

Dont chase him in a group or he will manage to kill all of you.

Team Fight
Brand should be second or first to Die. Depending on the threat level of their main carry. Brand can instagib glass cannons so if you see X Carry with 5 blood thirsters tell em to build a BV. It will stop the first spell and the second spell.

Take one for the team. If you are low on hp and so is the rest of the team and brand uses Pyroclasm run away from your teammates. Could save your team from being Aced.


Champions that have a leg up on Brand
Dr.Mundo
Renekton
Xin Zhao
Leblanc
Kogmaw if played well
Tryndamere
Irelia
Master Yi
Nidalee
Swain
Lux
Olaf
Cho Gath
and many more

Champs who Brand just destroys
Anyone in the Mega Squishy line. You gotta build survivability or he will kill you

At DownVoters LOL. You most likely think he is OP instead of a run of the mill caster


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lolremy

Senior Member

04-19-2011

without boots early on, it's a bit more difficult to dodge his Pillar, but after you get boots, you should be able to dodge most things with ease unless he catches you by surprise somewhere

also, people need to take advantage of the fact that he has no mobility/CC outside his Q stun and summoner's (if he takes ghost/flash/exhaust)


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Mernayi

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04-19-2011

Play kennen


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Pretty Pink Poni

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04-19-2011

Amumu ult.
Brand combo.

Pentakill.


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TrappaKeepa

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04-19-2011

A few more thing you should add. Never chase brand as a group of 2 or 3. His ult will rock you and your teammate.

Wait until brand uses his abilities before you use yours. You are a sitting duck when casting.


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Wulf Of Highland

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04-19-2011

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Originally Posted by TrappaKeepa View Post
A few more thing you should add. Never chase brand as a group of 2 or 3. His ult will rock you and your teammate.

Wait until brand uses his abilities before you use yours. You are a sitting duck when casting.
didnt finish guide had to go to work lol


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Ding an Sich

Senior Member

04-19-2011

Who would down vote this? This is a staple for how not to suck against not only brand, but most champs. Some champs you can maybe risk running straight at them (your still terrible for being so direct), and some champs you can even get near until they blow their spells. Either way I can't commend this as being amazing. First skill shot is easy to dodge, and the pillar is no different then any other champion's circle type attack. Whether it be someone like cass or brand.


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Eliras

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04-19-2011

Alternatively

Play Sivir


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Wulf Of Highland

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04-19-2011

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Originally Posted by Ding an Sich View Post
Who would down vote this? This is a staple for how not to suck against not only brand, but most champs. Some champs you can maybe risk running straight at them (your still terrible for being so direct), and some champs you can even get near until they blow their spells. Either way I can't commend this as being amazing. First skill shot is easy to dodge, and the pillar is no different then any other champion's circle type attack. Whether it be someone like cass or brand.
People who just want LoL to be all Auto attacks and no skill to play


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kthnxbai

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04-19-2011

he could use a small nerf in either early damage, stun duration, or range of some of his spells. other than that he seems fine


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