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.
Champions with crowd control that can be applied quickly excel against Rakan.
Catching Rakan with no allies around severely inhibits his mobility. Try to find him alone.
Rakan's movement abilities forecast their destination. Try to use this to your advantage.
The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some critical Brand against Rakan matchup statistics that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Rakan’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Rakan. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Brand usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Rakan. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when facing off against Rakan, with a 52.4% win rate. Thus, Brand makes a good counter to Rakan.
While Brand does have a higher winrate than Rakan, when they face off with one another, Brand also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Brand into Rakan.
Moreover, Brand also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Rakan. 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 Rakan 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 team members during teamfights.
Brand is a good counter to Rakan. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Rakan.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Brand to counter Rakan during both the laning 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 pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand often picks up more CS relative to Rakan. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Brand versus Rakan build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Rakan than with most other common item sets. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 52.4% when countering Rakan with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of defeating Rakan as Brand, Brand players 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 combinations players chose for Brand vs Rakan counter picks, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.4% winrate overall.
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