How to Win Gragas vs Brand Counter Matchup Gragas is in the a tier of champions

Gragas vs Brand

How to Beat Brand as Gragas in LoL Brand is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Mage

How to Beat Brand as Gragas

based on 1,115 Gragas vs Brand matchups
Win Rate
42.4 %
K/D/A
2.14
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of rated League matches that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Brand as Gragas came out of an examination of 1115 ranked rounds where both champions faced one another. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Gragas encounters Brand in only 3.5% of his rounds.

Gragas vs Brand Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas has done a terrible job of beating Brand. Normally, he wins a lowly 42.4% of games the champs fight one another in. In Gragas versus Brand matches, Gragas’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood against Brand.

Best Gragas vs Brand Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapCosmic DriveLich BaneSeraph's Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Brand as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Brand

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Advice to Win Against Brand

Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm.

Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react.

Brand's passive allows him to excel against teams that cluster together. Be sure to split up against him.

Gragas vs Brand Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
42.4 %
VS
Win Rate
57.6 %
Brand Image
5.2
< Kills >
5.4
5.9
< Deaths >
7.4
7.4
< Assists >
9.4
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
115
< Minions Killed >
72
0.34
< Dragons Killed >
0.16
0.33
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,461
< Physical Damage >
751
16,849
< Magic Damage >
22,510
899
< True Damage >
1,076
19,210
< Damage Dealt >
24,338
29,472
< Damage Taken >
19,178
10,764
< Gold Earned >
10,314
1.27
< Towers >
1.76
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
10,201
< Total Healing >
1,693
13,573
< Experience >
11,982
21
< Vision Score >
46
9
< Wards Placed >
21
385
< Time Dealing CC >
92

How to Counter Brand with Gragas in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several critical Gragas against Brand matchup stats that may help us interpret the differences between the pair. As an example, Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Brand’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Brand..

Gragas often has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Brand. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Gragas and Brand

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Brand
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Brand

Who is Better, Gragas or Brand?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Gragas usually loses when trying to fight Brand, with a 42.4% win rate. Thus, Gragas makes a poor counter for Brand.

While Gragas does have a much lower winrate than Brand, when on opposite teams, Gragas also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Gragas into Brand.

Moreover, Gragas has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Brand. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Gragas vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Gragas is a bad counter to Brand. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Gragas against Brand.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Brand Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Brand as Gragas, we analyzed 1,115 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 Brand as Gragas 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 Gragas in order to counter Brand during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas often accumulates more CS relative to Brand. Champs who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. 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 many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Gragas versus Brand build include Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Gragas bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Brand than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Gragas boasted an average win rate of 42.4% when playing against Brand with this counter build.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Brand as Gragas, Gragas players should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Gragas vs Brand clashes, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 42.4% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Brand as Gragas are presented for all skill levels combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.