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

Brand vs Xerath

How to Beat Xerath as Brand in LoL Xerath is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Xerath as Brand

based on 3,638 Brand vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
1.71
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Xerath as Brand resulted from an examination of 3638 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against each other. This counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Brand encounters Xerath in only 4.1% of his games.

Brand vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Brand has done a below average job of beating Xerath. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.7% of the time the champions face each other in. In Brand vs Xerath games, Brand’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Xerath.

Best Brand vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Void StaffRylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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 q
>
Last skill for Brand to max out e

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
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
9
W
10
Q
11
R
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Q
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Q
14
E
15
E
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R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Xerath

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 Xerath

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Brand vs Xerath Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Xerath Image
5.1
< Kills >
5.9
7.8
< Deaths >
5.3
8.2
< Assists >
10.3
1.14
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
77
< Minions Killed >
92
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.43
644
< Physical Damage >
519
20,903
< Magic Damage >
23,217
1,077
< True Damage >
1,104
22,625
< Damage Dealt >
24,841
21,019
< Damage Taken >
16,397
10,173
< Gold Earned >
11,044
1.43
< Towers >
1.6
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,852
< Total Healing >
1,413
12,284
< Experience >
13,142
44
< Vision Score >
38
20
< Wards Placed >
18
79
< Time Dealing CC >
182

How to Counter Xerath with Brand in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several important Brand vs. Xerath counter stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Xerath. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in deaths.

Brand normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes more damage than Xerath. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Xerath

Who is Better, Brand or Xerath?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually loses when facing off against Xerath, with a 47.7% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a bad counter to Xerath.

While Brand does have a lower winrate than Xerath, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Brand into Xerath.

Additionally, Brand has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Brand vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a lower 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 trash counter to Xerath. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Xerath.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Brand, we analyzed 3,638 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 Xerath 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 to counter Xerath during both the lane 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 tips shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Xerath. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Brand versus Xerath 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 did much better vs Xerath than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 47.7% when countering Xerath with this build.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Xerath as Brand, Brand players should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Brand vs Xerath face-offs, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 47.7% winrate overall.

If you would like to view Brand x Xerath tips and counter stats for a a specific player tier, please select one from the selection menu provided above. If viewing for the first time, the stats and guides given are computed using all matches with data with both champs.