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Brand vs Shen

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

How to Beat Shen as Brand

based on 2,629 Brand vs Shen matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
1.82
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League games that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Shen as Brand came out of an examination of 2629 ranked matches where both champions clashed against one another. This pairing is fairly rare. Brand fights Shen in only 3.0% of his games.

Brand vs Shen Matchup Summary

Brand has done a average job of countering Shen. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.1% of the time the champs battle each other in. In Brand versus Shen matches, Brand’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Shen.

Best Brand vs Shen 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 AnguishZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceRylai's Crystal ScepterMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
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
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Shen as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Shen

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 Shen

Be ready to dodge Shen's taunt and punish him if he misses.

Once Shen reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, which can turn fights quickly.

Brand vs Shen Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Shen Image
5.1
< Kills >
4.4
7.7
< Deaths >
5.2
8.9
< Assists >
10.7
1.12
< Killing Sprees >
1.02
72
< Minions Killed >
128
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.4
731
< Physical Damage >
6,576
22,725
< Magic Damage >
6,811
1,040
< True Damage >
1,233
24,496
< Damage Dealt >
14,621
19,381
< Damage Taken >
27,895
10,114
< Gold Earned >
10,238
1.62
< Towers >
1.64
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,589
< Total Healing >
3,116
11,830
< Experience >
14,229
44
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
9
82
< Time Dealing CC >
622

How to Counter Shen with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some significant Brand against Shen counter stats that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Shen’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Shen. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in deaths.

Brand often has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Shen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Shen

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Shen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Shen

Who is Better, Brand or Shen?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when facing off against Shen, with a 50.1% win rate. Therefore, Brand makes an ok counter for Shen.

While Brand does have a higher win rate than Shen, when facing one another, Brand also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Brand into Shen.

Furthermore, Brand also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Shen. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Brand is a decent counter for Shen. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Shen.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Shen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shen as Brand, we analyzed 2,629 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 Shen 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 Shen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand often accumulates less CS relative to Shen. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The best items to use in your Brand versus Shen build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Shen than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 50.1% when playing against Shen with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Shen as Brand, you 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. Out of all the runes players used for Brand vs Shen counters, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.1% winrate overall.

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