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.
Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.
If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.
The stat comparisons shown here show several important Brand vs. Zilean matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences between this set of champions. For instance, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zilean’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zilean. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in deaths.
Brand normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Zilean. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually fairs equally well when facing off against Zilean, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Brand makes an ok counter for Zilean.
While Brand does have a lower winrate than Zilean, when facing one another, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Zilean.
Furthermore, Brand has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zilean. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Brand vs Zilean matchups, Zilean 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 to Zilean. Focus your play on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Zilean.
To learn all of the intricacies of Brand in order to counter Zilean during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Brand often picks up a similar amount of CS as Zilean. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Brand versus Zilean 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 much better vs. Zilean than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 49.9% battling Zilean with this build.
To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Zilean as Brand, Brand players should equip 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 Zilean clashes, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.9% winrate overall.
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