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.
You can attack Dark Procession to break the wall down.
Try to thin out Yorick's minions before you engage him, Mist Walkers will die from a basic attack or a single target spell.
You can cast Smite on Mist Walkers and the Maiden of the Mist to damage or kill them.
The stat comparisons provided here clarify some critical Brand vs. Yorick matchup stats that can help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yorick’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Yorick. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Brand typically has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Yorick. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when taking on Yorick, with a 49.5% win rate. As a result, Brand makes an ok counter for Yorick.
While Brand does have a lower win rate compared to Yorick, when they face off with one another, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Yorick.
Furthermore, Brand has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Yorick. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Yorick matchups, Yorick is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Brand is a somewhat poor counter for Yorick. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Yorick.
If you would like to truly master Brand to counter Yorick during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand on average racks up less CS relative to Yorick. Champs who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Brand versus Yorick build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better when fighting Yorick than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 49.5% battling Yorick with this build.
To have the greatest chance of defeating Yorick as Brand, Brand players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Brand vs Yorick fights, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.5% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Yorick as Brand are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a distinct rank, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.