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Brand vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Brand in LoL Janna is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Brand

based on 2,026 Brand vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
54.6 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Janna as Brand resulted from an examination of 2026 ranked matches where both champions faced each other. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Brand is forced to battle against Janna in only 2.3% of his games.

Brand vs Janna Matchup Summary

Brand does a great job of countering Janna. Normally, he wins a fantastic 54.6% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Brand against Janna rounds, Brand’s team is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Janna.

Best Brand vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

MorellonomiconRylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's Hourglass

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
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
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
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Janna as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Janna

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 Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Brand vs Janna Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
54.6 %
VS
Win Rate
45.4 %
Janna Image
4.9
< Kills >
1
6.6
< Deaths >
4.9
8.5
< Assists >
14
1.11
< Killing Sprees >
0.14
71
< Minions Killed >
18
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.49
717
< Physical Damage >
739
21,617
< Magic Damage >
3,812
1,066
< True Damage >
406
23,400
< Damage Dealt >
4,958
18,019
< Damage Taken >
15,990
9,907
< Gold Earned >
7,547
1.75
< Towers >
1.8
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0
1,610
< Total Healing >
8,603
11,651
< Experience >
10,458
44
< Vision Score >
47
21
< Wards Placed >
21
77
< Time Dealing CC >
256

How to Counter Janna with Brand in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some significant Brand vs. Janna matchup stats that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Janna. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Brand often has a much larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Janna. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Janna

Who is Better, Brand or Janna?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when taking on Janna, with a 54.6% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a great counter for Janna.

While Brand does have a much higher win rate compared to Janna, when facing one another, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Brand into Janna.

Moreover, Brand also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Janna matchups, Brand is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Brand is a great counter to Janna. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Janna.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Brand, we analyzed 2,026 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 Janna 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

To truly master Brand to counter Janna during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually gets much more CS as Janna. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities 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 situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to use in your Brand versus Janna build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Janna than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average win rate of 54.6% battling Janna with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Janna as Brand, you should use 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. Of all the rune builds players used for Brand vs Janna matchups, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 54.6% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Janna as Brand are displayed for all ranked divisions. To filter the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.