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.
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.
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.
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.
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.