Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.
Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.
Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.
Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react.
Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm.
Brand's passive allows him to excel against teams that cluster together. Be sure to split up against him.
The stats shown here clarify several influential Aatrox against Brand matchup stats that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between this set of champions. For instance, Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Brand’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Brand..
Aatrox typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Typically, he receives more damage than Brand. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aatrox usually fairs equally well when taking on Brand, with a 49.0% win rate. Thus, Aatrox makes an ok counter to Brand.
While Aatrox does have a lower win rate than Brand, when on opposite teams, Aatrox also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Aatrox into Brand.
Furthermore, Aatrox also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Brand. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Aatrox is a somewhat poor counter for Brand. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Aatrox against Brand.
To truly master Aatrox to counter Brand during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aatrox often gets more CS compared to Brand. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Aatrox versus Brand build include Eclipse, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Aatrox included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Brand than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Aatrox boasted an average win rate of 49.0% battling Brand with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of defeating Brand as Aatrox, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Aatrox vs Brand matchups, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.0% win rate overall.
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