How to Win Braum vs Varus Counter Matchup Braum is in the b tier of champions

Braum vs Varus

How to Beat Varus as Braum in LoL Varus is in the b tier of champions
Support Tank
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Varus as Braum

based on 326 Braum vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
49.4 %
K/D/A
2.68
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Varus as Braum came out of an examination of 326 ranked matches where both champions faced each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Braum is forced to battle against Varus in only 1.6% of his matches.

Braum vs Varus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Braum does a below average job of beating Varus. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.4% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Braum against Varus rounds, Braum’s side is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Varus.

Best Braum vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Braum Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariKnight's VowPauldrons of Whiterock

Optional Items

Bulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Braum to level up q
>
Second ability for Braum to level up e
>
Last skill for Braum to max out w

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Braum's passive ability p
Braum q ability q
Braum w ability w
Braum e ability e
Braum's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Varus as Braum

Tips for Playing as Braum against Varus

Work with your allies to stack Concussive Blows, encourage them to basic attack marked targets.

Leap in front of squishy friends and shield them from projectiles with Unbreakable.

Glacial Fissure leaves a powerful slow zone, position it well to split teamfights and slow the enemy approach.

Advice to Win Against Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Braum vs Varus Counter Stats

Braum Image
Win Rate
49.4 %
VS
Win Rate
50.6 %
Varus Image
1.6
< Kills >
7.4
5.9
< Deaths >
6.2
14.2
< Assists >
7.2
0.24
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
35
< Minions Killed >
160
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.25
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.6
1,390
< Physical Damage >
12,560
5,949
< Magic Damage >
8,163
604
< True Damage >
1,118
7,944
< Damage Dealt >
21,841
22,583
< Damage Taken >
18,729
7,827
< Gold Earned >
12,007
1.71
< Towers >
2.39
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
2,336
< Total Healing >
2,479
10,509
< Experience >
12,598
46
< Vision Score >
19
22
< Wards Placed >
9
191
< Time Dealing CC >
258

How to Counter Varus with Braum in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show several vital Braum vs. Varus counter stats that may help us understand the differences between the pair. As an example, Braum’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Varus’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Braum may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Varus. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Braum usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Varus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Braum and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Braum
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Braum
Varus

Who is Better, Braum or Varus?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Braum usually fairs equally well when taking on Varus, with a 49.4% win rate. Therefore, Braum makes an ok counter to Varus.

While Braum does have a lower winrate than Varus, when on opposite teams, Braum also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming character to learn. You should be careful when picking Braum into Varus.

Additionally, Braum also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Varus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Braum vs Varus matchups, Varus is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Braum is a somewhat poor counter to Varus. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Braum against Varus.

Additional Information for Braum Players

How We Calculated Our Braum vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Braum, we analyzed 326 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 Varus as Braum 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 learn all of the intricacies of Braum in order to counter Varus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Braum typically racks up a lot less CS relative to Varus. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Braum versus Varus build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. When Braum incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Varus than with many other common item sets. In fact, Braum had an average winrate of 49.4% battling Varus with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Varus as Braum, you should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Braum vs Varus battles, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.4% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Varus as Braum are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.