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.
Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.
Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.
Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several vital Brand against Zac counter stats that may help you appreciate the differences between these two champions. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zac’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zac. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in deaths.
Brand often has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Typically, he receives less damage than Zac. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when facing off against Zac, with a 52.0% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter for Zac.
While Brand does have a higher win rate compared to Zac, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Zac.
Moreover, Brand also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zac. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Zac matchups, Brand is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Brand is a decent counter to Zac. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Brand against Zac.
To truly master Brand to counter Zac during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand usually accumulates more CS relative to Zac. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Brand versus Zac build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Zac than with most other typical builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 52.0% battling Zac with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Zac as Brand, you should use 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 rune sets that we analyzed for Brand vs Zac clashes, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.0% win rate overall.
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