Best Brand Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Brand is a staple champion, who is one of the most controversial to play. So here are the best builds, runes and items to help you be the best Brand you can be!
Best Brand Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Brand is a very good early game Support champion, with his ability to put out some of the best poke numbers in the Bot Lane, he can single handedly win a fight! Whilst Brand used to be a Mid Laner, he is now played as a Support.

Brand is one of the easier damage Supports to master, and in Patch 12.15, we believe Brand is a solid pick to use. A low 2.9% pick rate and an even lower 1.4% ban rate means that he is easy to one trick!

Brand needs the right setup to flourish however, so we have for you the best of the Brand Support build guides out there for the Riot Games MOBA, with the Brand runes, the Brand build, and Brand’s matchups!

Best Brand Build

Best Brand Runes

First off, we will start with the best Brand Support rune build, which focuses on the Domination runes as a primary and the Sorcery tree as a secondary!

Best Rune Path

Domination

Sorcery

Best Keystone

Dark Harvest

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Taste of Blood

Manaflow Band

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Eyeball Collection

Scorch

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Treasure Hunter


Dark Harvest as a keystone rune means that Brand can generate stacks by damaging enemy champions below 50% HP. These stacks massively increase his first damage output after 45 seconds on a champion.

Taste of Blood gives Brand some survivability, as he gets healed when he damages an enemy champion, on a 20 second cooldown. Eyeball Collection is another stacking damage buff rune, and Treasure Hunter gives Brand bonus gold for the first kill on a unique enemy champion - up to 150 gold for the fifth!

Brand’s secondary is Sorcery, and Manaflow Band helps him poke more in the laning phase, by restoring his mana faster and increasing his maximum mana. Scorch is a little damage boost for that poke in lane too!

Best Brand Rune Shards

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Offence

+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

Flex

+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

Defense

+6 Armor

With Brand’s main role to poke in lane, any extra damage helps, this is why +18 Adaptive Force is incredible on Offence and Flex, so Brand can dish out the damage! Armor in Defense helps protect Brand from the enemy ADC.

Best Brand Summoner Spells

Best Spells

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Flash


Ignite


Hecarim and Shaco are two of the few champions that don’t use Flash, but Brand needs it due to his lack of mobility. If he gets ganked and is stuck in a fight, he has no way out, so stay at range!

Ignite is even more damage, and it is great with his abilities, as it is more fire to burn your enemies to a crisp!

Best Brand Abilities Order

This is one of the most important parts, as you want to make sure you are leveling the right abilities at the right time! This is the best skill order for Brand’s abilites:

With your skill order, the main ability you want to prioritize is W, Pillar of Flame. This AOE ability is your main poking tool in lane early game, and is the best ability to set up your stun with your Q, Sear - which is what you level up second.

E, Conflagration is left until last as it only applies Ablaze. You should have Brand’s Ultimate Ability, Pyroclasm leveled up at 6,12, and 16 so you can demolish team fights as it does more damage for every enemy hit.

Best Brand Items

Brand builds raw Ability Power items early on, so he can poke in lane.

Best Starter Brand Items

First Item

Second Item

Spellthief’s Edge

Three Health Potions

Spellthief’s Edge gives Brand a lot of gold making abilities when he pokes enemies with W, Pillar of Flame. The Three Health Potions gives him some survivability in lane.

Best Support Game Brand Items

These are your core Brand items that you want to build towards first!

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Shard of True ice

Sorcerer’s Shoes

Liandry’s Anguish

Spellthief’s Edge upgrades into Shard of True Ice, which you then follow up with Sorcerer’s Shoes. These two together are a large power spike for Brand, giving him 40 Magic Damage, 75 HP, 115% Base Mana Regen and 18 Magic Penetration.

Your mythic item is Liandry’s Anguish, which deals more damage to higher HP enemies, and also burns enemies. The stats it comes with include 80 AP, 600 Mana, and 200 Ability Haste.

Best Final Late Game Brand Items

This is the final build that you want to aim toward when playing Brand.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Shard of True ice

Sorcerer’s Shoes

Liandry’s Anguish

Zhonya’s Hourglass

Demonic Embrace

Rylai’s Crystal Scepter

Brand then follows those three with some slightly tankier items, the first of which is Zhonya’s Hourglass. Being quite squishy, the two seconds invulnerability is incredibly useful if an assassin, such as Zed or Talon jumps on you. It also gives 65 AP, 45 Armor, and 10 Ability Haste.

Demonic Embrace is item five which also burns enemies, and it gives 60 AP and 450 HP, as well as bonus health being converted to AP. The last item is Rylai’s Crystal Scepter, which slows enemies! It has 75 AP and 400 HP.

Best Champions to pair Brand with

These are the best champions to play with Brand, so try out a duo queue Bot Lane!

Champion

Win Rate %

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Ashe

54.0%


Miss Fortune

52.8%


Twitch

52.6%


Strongest Champions against Brand

If you see these champions picked on the enemy team, don’t play as far forward!

Champion

Win Rate %

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Taric

44.1%


Ashe

46.6%


Sona

47.2%


Taric can heal up both himself and his ADC, as well as stun Brand if he goes forward to poke the ADC with Pillar of Flame, so be careful of stepping up. Ashe can slow Brand with her auto attacks, meaning if he steps up for poke, he might not get out again. Sona, similar to Taric, can out heal Brand’s damage for both of her duo, but also speed up and avoid his abilities!

Weakest Champions against Brand

Finally, we have the best League of Legends champions to play Brand into in patch 12.15.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Swain

55.2%


Leona

53.5%


Rakan

52.2%


Swain has a very short range on his abilities, and cannot poke back when Brand pokes him, so you should be able to play it smart and avoid him. Leona is similar with her short range, just be careful of her ultimate ability, Solar Flare.

Rakan and Leona both struggle when engaging, as they will be ontop of Brand, so he can easily stun and combo them both down, before they can crowd control chain Brand!

Hopefully, you are now ready to climb and improve your win rate with Brand, The Burning Vengeance in League of Legends after this Brand guide and Brand build! We also have a guide on the best Brand skins too!



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