How to Win Zac vs Brand Counter Matchup Zac is in the s tier of champions

Zac vs Brand

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

How to Beat Brand as Zac

based on 2,522 Zac vs Brand matchups
Win Rate
48.3 %
K/D/A
3.21
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Brand as Zac came out of an examination of 2522 ranked matches where both champions faced one another. This matchup is somewhat rare. Zac is forced to battle against Brand in only 3.7% of his matches.

Zac vs Brand Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zac does a dismal job of beating Brand. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.3% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Zac against Brand matches, Zac’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Brand.

Best Zac vs Brand Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Warmog's ArmorRanduin's OmenThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeConditioningRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Adaptive HealthScaling
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Brand as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Brand

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

Advice to Win Against Brand

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

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

Zac vs Brand Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
48.3 %
VS
Win Rate
51.7 %
Brand Image
5.5
< Kills >
5.3
5.2
< Deaths >
7.7
11.2
< Assists >
9.4
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
1.18
47
< Minions Killed >
73
1.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.16
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.42
1,117
< Physical Damage >
765
14,800
< Magic Damage >
23,523
1,444
< True Damage >
1,388
17,362
< Damage Dealt >
25,677
39,188
< Damage Taken >
19,397
11,091
< Gold Earned >
10,154
1.31
< Towers >
1.57
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
36,403
< Total Healing >
1,605
13,393
< Experience >
11,920
21
< Vision Score >
44
6
< Wards Placed >
21
476
< Time Dealing CC >
77

How to Counter Brand with Zac in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some strategic Zac against Brand counter statistics that may help you realize the differences and similarities between these two champions. Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Brand’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Brand..

Zac usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Brand. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zac and Brand

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Brand
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Brand

Who is Better, Zac or Brand?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zac usually loses when playing against Brand, with a 48.3% win rate. Therefore, Zac makes a bad counter to Brand.

While Zac does have a lower win rate compared to Brand, when facing one another, Zac also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zac into Brandas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Zac also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Brand. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Zac vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Zac is a somewhat poor counter to Brand. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Zac against Brand.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Brand Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Brand as Zac, we analyzed 2,522 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 Zac 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 Zac in order to counter Brand during both the lane 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 displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac most often accumulates less CS as Brand. Champions who typically don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Zac versus Brand build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Brand than with many other common item sets. In fact, Zac had an average win rate of 48.3% when playing against Brand with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Brand as Zac, Zac players should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Zac vs Brand counterpicks, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.3% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Brand as Zac are presented for every ranked division. To narrow the stats and builds to an individual rank, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.