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

Brand vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Brand in LoL Maokai is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Brand

based on 1,075 Brand vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
1.99
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated LoL matches that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Maokai as Brand resulted from an analysis of 1075 ranked matches where both champions fought each other. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Brand is forced to battle against Maokai in only 1.2% of his rounds.

Brand vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Brand does a average job of beating Maokai. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Brand vs Maokai matches, Brand’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Maokai.

Best Brand vs Maokai 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 EmbraceZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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 MagicRes
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
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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 Maokai as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Brand vs Maokai Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Maokai Image
5.7
< Kills >
3
7.6
< Deaths >
6.7
9.4
< Assists >
11.9
1.32
< Killing Sprees >
0.58
75
< Minions Killed >
49
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.37
787
< Physical Damage >
1,341
23,647
< Magic Damage >
15,324
1,165
< True Damage >
1,034
25,600
< Damage Dealt >
17,700
20,736
< Damage Taken >
26,969
10,511
< Gold Earned >
9,035
1.6
< Towers >
1.15
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,809
< Total Healing >
6,795
12,592
< Experience >
11,891
45
< Vision Score >
41
21
< Wards Placed >
18
80
< Time Dealing CC >
406

How to Counter Maokai with Brand in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some valuable Brand vs. Maokai counter statistics that can help you appreciate the differences between the pair. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Maokai..

Brand normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives less damage than Maokai. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Maokai

Who is Better, Brand or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when playing against Maokai, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Brand makes an ok counter for Maokai.

While Brand does have a lower winrate than Maokai, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Brand into Maokai.

Furthermore, Brand has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Maokai. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champ 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 somewhat poor counter for Maokai. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Maokai.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Brand, we analyzed 1,075 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 Maokai 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 learn all of the intricacies of Brand to counter Maokai during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand often gets more CS relative to Maokai. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They 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, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Brand versus Maokai build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when facing Maokai than with many other common builds. In fact, Brand had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Maokai with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of beating Maokai as Brand, Brand players should take 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 runes players used for Brand vs Maokai LoL games, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.8% winrate overall.

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