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

Brand vs Xin Zhao

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

based on 1,069 Brand vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
53 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our dataset, Brand battled Xin Zhao in 1069 rounds. Having so many games with Brand versus Xin Zhao provides us faith in our capability to prepare useful statistics and a supported build to shatter your opposition. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Brand encounters Xin Zhao in only 1.2% of his games.

Brand vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Brand does a good job of countering Xin Zhao. On average, he wins a terrific 53.0% of games the champions fight one another in. In Brand against Xin Zhao rounds, Brand’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood against Xin Zhao.

Best Brand vs Xin Zhao Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic EmbraceZhonya'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 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
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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 Xin Zhao as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao

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.

Brand vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
53 %
VS
Win Rate
47 %
Xin Zhao Image
5.4
< Kills >
6.9
7.2
< Deaths >
7.1
9.2
< Assists >
7.4
1.24
< Killing Sprees >
1.56
73
< Minions Killed >
50
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
1.27
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.41
717
< Physical Damage >
16,271
21,238
< Magic Damage >
1,640
1,164
< True Damage >
1,179
23,119
< Damage Dealt >
19,091
18,954
< Damage Taken >
33,896
10,123
< Gold Earned >
11,551
1.62
< Towers >
1.57
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.26
1,667
< Total Healing >
12,979
11,989
< Experience >
13,260
41
< Vision Score >
20
19
< Wards Placed >
6
80
< Time Dealing CC >
421

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Brand in LoL

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.

Differences between Brand and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Brand or Xin Zhao?

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.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Brand, we analyzed 1,069 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 Xin Zhao 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

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.