How to Win Brand vs Graves Counter Matchup Brand is in the b tier of champions

Brand vs Graves

How to Beat Graves as Brand in LoL Graves is in the b tier of champions
Mage
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How to Beat Graves as Brand

based on 2,668 Brand vs Graves matchups
Win Rate
51 %
K/D/A
1.96
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Graves as Brand resulted from an analysis of 2668 ranked matches where both champs engaged each other. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Brand encounters Graves in only 3.0% of his rounds.

Brand vs Graves Matchup Summary

Brand does a decent job of countering Graves. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.0% of matches the champs face each other in. In Brand against Graves matches, Brand’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Graves.

Best Brand vs Graves Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassShard of True IceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Brand to level up w
>
Second ability for Brand to level up q
>
Last skill for Brand to max out e

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Graves as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Graves

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.

Advice to Win Against Graves

Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.

Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.

Brand vs Graves Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
51 %
VS
Win Rate
49 %
Graves Image
5.1
< Kills >
7.4
7.1
< Deaths >
5.9
8.8
< Assists >
6.8
1.14
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
72
< Minions Killed >
79
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
1.28
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.48
712
< Physical Damage >
18,295
21,229
< Magic Damage >
949
979
< True Damage >
1,411
22,921
< Damage Dealt >
20,656
18,894
< Damage Taken >
27,610
10,018
< Gold Earned >
12,947
1.56
< Towers >
1.92
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
1,685
< Total Healing >
8,455
11,881
< Experience >
14,403
43
< Vision Score >
29
21
< Wards Placed >
9
78
< Time Dealing CC >
413

How to Counter Graves with Brand in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some significant Brand vs. Graves matchup stats that can help us distinguish the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Graves’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Graves..

Brand usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Graves. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Graves

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Graves
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Graves

Who is Better, Brand or Graves?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when taking on Graves, with a 51.0% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter to Graves.

While Brand does have a higher winrate than Graves, when facing one another, Brand also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Graves.

Additionally, Brand has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Graves. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Graves matchups, Brand is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Brand is a decent counter for Graves. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Graves.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Graves Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Graves as Brand, we analyzed 2,668 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Graves as Brand comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Brand to counter Graves during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually gets a similar amount of CS relative to Graves. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Brand versus Graves build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Graves than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 51.0% when playing against Graves with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Graves as Brand, Brand players should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Brand vs Graves counters, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.0% win rate overall.

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