You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.
Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.
You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.
Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.
Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.
Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.
The stat comparisons shown here show several critical Brand versus Azir counter stats that may help us understand the differences between the two. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Azir..
Brand typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Azir. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when taking on Azir, with a 53.5% win rate. Thus, Brand makes a great counter to Azir.
While Brand does have a higher winrate compared to Azir, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Brand into Azir.
Furthermore, Brand also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Azir matchups, Brand is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Brand is a great counter to Azir. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Azir.
To truly master Brand to counter Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand typically accumulates less CS compared to Azir. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Brand versus Azir build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Azir than with most other common builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 53.5% when countering Azir with this build.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Azir as Brand, you should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Brand vs Azir battles, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.5% win rate overall.
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