How to Win Brand vs Zilean Counter Matchup Brand is in the b tier of champions

Brand vs Zilean

How to Beat Zilean as Brand in LoL Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Zilean as Brand

based on 2,003 Brand vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
1.83
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Zilean as Brand came out of an examination of 2003 ranked rounds where both champions engaged each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Brand fights Zilean in only 2.2% of his matches.

Brand vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Brand has done a ok job of countering Zilean. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.9% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Brand vs Zilean matches, Brand’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Brand vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassRylai's Crystal ScepterMorellonomicon

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 e
>
Last skill for Brand to max out q

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
E
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Zilean

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 Zilean

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.

Brand vs Zilean Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Zilean Image
4.9
< Kills >
2.4
7.2
< Deaths >
4.8
8.3
< Assists >
13
1.11
< Killing Sprees >
0.51
72
< Minions Killed >
55
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.52
718
< Physical Damage >
884
22,471
< Magic Damage >
9,626
1,116
< True Damage >
614
24,305
< Damage Dealt >
11,125
19,094
< Damage Taken >
18,343
9,925
< Gold Earned >
8,619
1.52
< Towers >
1.81
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,674
< Total Healing >
6,762
11,876
< Experience >
12,253
44
< Vision Score >
42
20
< Wards Placed >
19
77
< Time Dealing CC >
166

How to Counter Zilean with Brand in LoL

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.

Differences between Brand and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Zilean

Who is Better, Brand or Zilean?

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.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Brand, we analyzed 2,003 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 Zilean 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

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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