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Brand vs Pyke

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How to Beat Pyke as Brand

based on 3,213 Brand vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
1.8
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our dataset, Brand faced off against Pyke in 3213 games. With so many games with Brand vs Pyke gives us faith in our capability to provide actionable statistics and a recommended build to suppress Pyke. This particular champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Brand encounters Pyke in only 4.2% of his games.

Brand vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Brand has done a decent job of beating Pyke. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.3% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Brand versus Pyke rounds, Brand’s team is 0.3% less expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood versus Pyke.

Best Brand vs Pyke 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

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 Cheap ShotZombie WardRelentless Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCut Down
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
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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 Pyke as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Pyke

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 Pyke

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Brand vs Pyke Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Pyke Image
5.8
< Kills >
7.6
8.4
< Deaths >
7.2
9.3
< Assists >
8.7
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
75
< Minions Killed >
42
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.32
805
< Physical Damage >
9,231
23,094
< Magic Damage >
18
1,197
< True Damage >
2,657
25,097
< Damage Dealt >
11,907
19,988
< Damage Taken >
23,103
10,441
< Gold Earned >
10,098
1.63
< Towers >
1.09
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,470
< Total Healing >
4,897
12,368
< Experience >
11,344
42
< Vision Score >
53
21
< Wards Placed >
25
83
< Time Dealing CC >
89

How to Counter Pyke with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight several valuable Brand against Pyke counter stats that can help you appreciate the differences between these two champions. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Pyke’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Pyke..

Brand typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Pyke. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Pyke

Who is Better, Brand or Pyke?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when trying to fight Pyke, with a 51.3% win rate. Therefore, Brand makes a good counter to Pyke.

While Brand does have a higher winrate than Pyke, when they face off with one another, Brand also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Pyke.

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

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

Brand is a decent counter for Pyke. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Pyke.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Pyke Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Pyke as Brand, we analyzed 3,213 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 Pyke 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 Pyke during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand typically accumulates more CS compared to Pyke. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Brand versus Pyke build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better countering Pyke than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 51.3% when playing against Pyke with this counter build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Pyke as Brand, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Zombie Ward, Relentless Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Cut Down runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for Brand vs Pyke fights, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Pyke as Brand are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.