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

Brand vs Karma

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

based on 1,966 Brand vs Karma matchups
Win Rate
50.3 %
K/D/A
1.88
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Karma as Brand resulted from an analysis of 1966 ranked matches where both champions fought each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Brand encounters Karma in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Brand vs Karma Matchup Summary

Brand has done a ok job of countering Karma. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.3% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Brand against Karma games, Brand’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Karma.

Best Brand vs Karma 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 HourglassMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

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 CollectionTreasure 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
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
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W
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Karma as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Karma

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 Karma

Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.

Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.

Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards.

Brand vs Karma Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
50.3 %
VS
Win Rate
49.7 %
Karma Image
5
< Kills >
2.7
7.4
< Deaths >
5.6
8.9
< Assists >
13.5
1.1
< Killing Sprees >
0.56
74
< Minions Killed >
43
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.54
711
< Physical Damage >
883
21,690
< Magic Damage >
11,503
1,117
< True Damage >
754
23,519
< Damage Dealt >
13,141
19,665
< Damage Taken >
18,907
10,135
< Gold Earned >
8,896
1.58
< Towers >
1.95
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,719
< Total Healing >
3,082
12,150
< Experience >
11,602
46
< Vision Score >
50
22
< Wards Placed >
23
82
< Time Dealing CC >
223

How to Counter Karma with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some important Brand vs. Karma matchup stats that may help you realize the differences between the pair. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Karma’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karma..

Brand often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Karma. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Karma

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Karma
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Karma

Who is Better, Brand or Karma?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when taking on Karma, with a 50.3% win rate. Thus, Brand makes an ok counter to Karma.

While Brand does have a higher win rate than Karma, when facing one another, Brand also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Karma.

Additionally, Brand has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karma. 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Karma matchups, Brand is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Brand is a decent counter to Karma. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Karma.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Karma Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karma as Brand, we analyzed 1,966 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 Karma 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 Karma during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually picks up more CS as Karma. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Brand versus Karma build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better countering Karma than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 50.3% when countering Karma with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of beating Karma 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. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for Brand vs Karma counterpicks, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.3% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Karma as Brand are given for all ranked divisions. To narrow the statistics and builds to a specific skill level, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.