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Brand vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Brand in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Brand

based on 2,995 Brand vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
51.9 %
K/D/A
1.84
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League games every week. In our database, Brand engaged Zed in 2995 games. Having so many games with Brand vs Zed gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce actionable data and a pro build to counter your rival. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Brand has to counter Zed in only 3.4% of his games.

Brand vs Zed Matchup Summary

Brand has done a decent job of beating Zed. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.9% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Brand against Zed rounds, Brand’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Best Brand vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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 CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
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
8
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 Zed as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Zed

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 Zed

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.

Brand vs Zed Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
51.9 %
VS
Win Rate
48.1 %
Zed Image
5.3
< Kills >
8.9
7.7
< Deaths >
6.2
8.9
< Assists >
5.6
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
2.04
71
< Minions Killed >
145
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.29
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.36
732
< Physical Damage >
20,646
21,107
< Magic Damage >
1,173
1,046
< True Damage >
1,402
22,887
< Damage Dealt >
23,222
19,825
< Damage Taken >
23,721
10,170
< Gold Earned >
12,419
1.55
< Towers >
1.49
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,619
< Total Healing >
3,596
12,128
< Experience >
14,524
43
< Vision Score >
19
20
< Wards Placed >
8
75
< Time Dealing CC >
158

How to Counter Zed with Brand in LoL

The stats shown here show several critical Brand versus Zed counter stats that can help you appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s 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 killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Zed. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Zed

Who is Better, Brand or Zed?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when trying to fight Zed, with a 51.9% win rate. Therefore, Brand makes a good counter to Zed.

While Brand does have a higher win rate than Zed, when they face off with one another, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champ to develop with. 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 team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Zed matchups, Brand is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Brand is a decent counter to Zed. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Zed.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Brand, we analyzed 2,995 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 Zed 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

If you would like to truly master Brand 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 lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand most often picks up less CS relative to Zed. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, 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, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to have in your Brand versus Zed build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Zed than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 51.9% battling Zed with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Zed 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. Out of all the runes players used for Brand vs Zed fights, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.9% winrate overall.

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