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

Brand vs Irelia

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

based on 2,966 Brand vs Irelia matchups
Win Rate
52.5 %
K/D/A
2
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Irelia as Brand came out of an evaluation of 2966 ranked matches where both champions engaged each other. This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Brand encounters Irelia in only 3.3% of his matches.

Brand vs Irelia Matchup Summary

Brand has done a good job of beating Irelia. Typically, he wins a whopping 52.5% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Brand against Irelia games, Brand’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Irelia.

Best Brand vs Irelia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassDemonic EmbraceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
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
E
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Irelia as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Irelia

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 Irelia

Beware of wasting your high impact spells on Defiant Dance.

Pay attention to Ionian Fervor stacks and try to engage Irelia when it is down.

Minion waves greatly enhance Irelia's mobility, beware fighting her inside one.

Brand vs Irelia Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
52.5 %
VS
Win Rate
47.5 %
Irelia Image
5.3
< Kills >
7.8
7.3
< Deaths >
7.1
9.3
< Assists >
5
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
1.77
70
< Minions Killed >
197
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.44
750
< Physical Damage >
15,079
21,273
< Magic Damage >
6,065
1,185
< True Damage >
1,032
23,208
< Damage Dealt >
22,177
18,850
< Damage Taken >
30,889
10,058
< Gold Earned >
13,012
1.65
< Towers >
2.12
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
1,573
< Total Healing >
5,213
11,954
< Experience >
14,851
43
< Vision Score >
17
20
< Wards Placed >
8
75
< Time Dealing CC >
89

How to Counter Irelia with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some important Brand vs. Irelia matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences between these two champions. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Irelia’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Irelia. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Brand usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he takes less damage than Irelia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Irelia

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Irelia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Irelia

Who is Better, Brand or Irelia?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when facing off against Irelia, with a 52.5% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter to Irelia.

While Brand does have a higher winrate compared to Irelia, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Brand into Irelia.

Moreover, Brand also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Irelia. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Irelia 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 allied champions during teamfights.

Brand is an above average counter to Irelia. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Brand against Irelia.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Irelia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Irelia as Brand, we analyzed 2,966 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 Irelia 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 learn all of the intricacies of Brand in order to counter Irelia during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually gets less CS relative to Irelia. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Brand versus Irelia build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Irelia than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average win rate of 52.5% battling Irelia with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Irelia as Brand, you should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Brand vs Irelia matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.5% win rate overall.

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