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

Brand vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Brand in LoL Skarner is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Skarner as Brand

based on 423 Brand vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
2.04
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Brand faced Skarner 423 times. Including so many matchups for Brand vs Skarner gives us a lot of faith in our capability to prepare useful stats and a recommended build to suppress Skarner. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Brand encounters Skarner in only 0.5% of his matches.

Brand vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Brand does a good job of countering Skarner. Normally, he wins a fantastic 52.7% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Brand against Skarner games, Brand’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood against Skarner.

Best Brand vs Skarner 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 AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya'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 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 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
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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 Skarner as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Brand vs Skarner Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Skarner Image
5.5
< Kills >
4.8
7.5
< Deaths >
5.6
9.8
< Assists >
10.7
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.06
76
< Minions Killed >
41
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
1.28
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.39
761
< Physical Damage >
7,152
24,295
< Magic Damage >
4,703
1,115
< True Damage >
1,329
26,171
< Damage Dealt >
13,185
19,688
< Damage Taken >
29,878
10,470
< Gold Earned >
10,973
1.69
< Towers >
1.28
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
1,632
< Total Healing >
6,537
12,296
< Experience >
13,709
44
< Vision Score >
22
20
< Wards Placed >
7
93
< Time Dealing CC >
684

How to Counter Skarner with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some important Brand vs. Skarner counter stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Skarner’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Skarner..

Brand often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Skarner. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Skarner

Who is Better, Brand or Skarner?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when trying to fight Skarner, with a 52.7% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter for Skarner.

While Brand does have a higher win rate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Brand into Skarner.

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

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

Brand is a good counter for Skarner. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Skarner.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Brand, we analyzed 423 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 Skarner 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 in order to counter Skarner during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand most often accumulates more CS relative to Skarner. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Brand versus Skarner build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Skarner than with many other typical builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 52.7% battling Skarner with this build.

To have the best chance of annihilating Skarner as Brand, you 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. Out of all the rune builds players used for Brand vs Skarner clashes, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 52.7% win rate overall.

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