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

Brand vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Brand in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Brand

based on 2,542 Brand vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.06
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League games that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Malzahar as Brand came out of an analysis of 2542 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Brand fights Malzahar in only 2.9% of his rounds.

Brand vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Brand has done a ok job of beating Malzahar. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Brand versus Malzahar games, Brand’s team is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Malzahar.

Best Brand vs Malzahar 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 ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceMorellonomiconVoid StaffZhonya'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 e
>
Last skill for Brand to max out q

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
E
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
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E
9
W
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E
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R
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E
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E
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Q
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Malzahar

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 Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Brand vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Malzahar Image
5.5
< Kills >
5
7.1
< Deaths >
5.5
9.1
< Assists >
7.6
1.25
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
79
< Minions Killed >
183
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.55
706
< Physical Damage >
565
22,745
< Magic Damage >
20,374
1,076
< True Damage >
714
24,528
< Damage Dealt >
21,654
19,404
< Damage Taken >
18,588
10,398
< Gold Earned >
11,865
1.66
< Towers >
2.18
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
1,811
< Total Healing >
1,400
12,456
< Experience >
15,100
43
< Vision Score >
20
20
< Wards Placed >
10
87
< Time Dealing CC >
454

How to Counter Malzahar with Brand in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some important Brand against Malzahar matchup stats that may help you interpret the differences between the pair. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Malzahar..

Brand often has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Malzahar. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Malzahar

Who is Better, Brand or Malzahar?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Malzahar, with a 50.7% win rate. As a result, Brand makes an ok counter to Malzahar.

While Brand does have a higher winrate compared to Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Malzahar.

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

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Malzahar matchups, Brand is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Brand is a decent counter for Malzahar. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Brand, we analyzed 2,542 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 Malzahar 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 Malzahar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand on average gets less CS compared to Malzahar. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Brand versus Malzahar build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Malzahar than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 50.7% battling Malzahar with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of beating Malzahar as Brand, you should take 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 rune combinations we have analyed for Brand vs Malzahar matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Brand are shown for all ranked divisions combined. To narrow the stats and builds to a particular division, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.