You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.
You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.
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.
Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.
Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.
After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.
The stat comparisons shown here clarify some significant Brand versus Zed counter stats that can help us interpret the differences between the two. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zed’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zed..
Brand usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes less damage than Zed. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Brand usually loses when taking on Zed, with a 48.8% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a poor counter for Zed.
While Brand does have a lower winrate compared to Zed, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Brand into Zed.
Furthermore, Brand has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zed. 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 Zed matchups, Zed is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Brand is a somewhat poor counter for Zed. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Zed.
If you would like to truly master Brand in order to counter Zed during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand on average picks up less CS relative to Zed. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Brand versus Zed build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Zed than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 48.8% battling Zed with this build.
To have the highest chance of crushing Zed as Brand, Brand players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Presence of Mind runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Brand vs Zed clashes, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Zed as Brand are presented for all ranked divisions combined. To filter the stats and builds to a particular skill level, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.