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.
Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.
Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.
The stats shown on this page emphasize some critical Brand against Xin Zhao counter statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Xin Zhao..
Brand often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Xin Zhao. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when facing off against Xin Zhao, with a 53.0% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter for Xin Zhao.
While Brand does have a higher win rate compared to Xin Zhao, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Brand into Xin Zhao.
Moreover, Brand has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Xin Zhao matchups, Brand is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Brand is an above average counter to Xin Zhao. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Xin Zhao.
To truly master Brand to counter Xin Zhao during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand on average accumulates a similar amount of CS as Xin Zhao. Champions who on average don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The best items to have in your Brand versus Xin Zhao build include Liandry's Anguish, Morellonomicon, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better countering Xin Zhao than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 53.0% when countering Xin Zhao with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Xin Zhao as Brand, you should equip 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 sets we have analyed for Brand vs Xin Zhao counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 53.0% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Xin Zhao as Brand are given for all ranked divisions combined. To scope the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.