Statikk (NA)
: Mid-Year Mage Update
I wrote all of this out for a post to r/leagueoflegends Regarding Brand, I've mained him for a couple seasons now as a support and here are my thoughts: As much as I love landing a two second stun with my signature Conflagration-->Sear level two combo it is one of the few such lengthy stuns left in the game which aren’t on an ultimate. I haven’t looked up all the stun timers, but I can recall how fiddlesticks’ fear was nerfed a while ago for being too long at 2 seconds. It is incredibly easy to land the stun and the only condition is that you have your Sear and one other spell up to set your victim ablaze first. How Brand is Satisfying to play with and against: What does fire do to matter? It consumes selfishly. This is the identity Brand currently boasts. He engulfs enemies in flames and Blaze will often result in him getting kills over his allies. I like this passive as it works for his persona, makes sense when building a fire champion and is also quite powerful. If Blaze is changed then I do think that there would need to be some lingering effect to replace it and to represent the fire damage. Any form of soft slows would still be far too strong and granting movement speed towards enemies hit by his spells would not make sense either. Reducing their magic resistance might make some sense, but not be as fun or visible. I think Blaze should be kept in some way. What many people don’t understand when playing against Brands is the way a Brand will try to set up a kill with his ult. They see him pillar a whole wave right next to them and think “he missed me so he won’t go all in” but then he ults and stunned or not, the target is now getting hit every other bounce because the whole wave is aflame. Interesting interactions between brand’s spells are fascinating to me. They keep him from ever being stale. his kit seems limited to some, but has flexibility since casting each of his spells upon a blazed target changes the effect slightly. I don’t just play Brand support so that I have another damage dealer with me to destroy whoever i stun, I also do it for the 1v2 potential at level 6. In the mid lane, Brand has far fewer opportunities to ult between to enemy champions than he does as a support. I enjoy the combination of timing, RNG, and set up for Brand’s Pyroclasm and do not think it needs changing. CONCLUSION The three elements of Brand’s kit which I feel are most fun and important to maintain are: the discussed necessity of his burning passive. Some form of interactivity between his spells which change with cast order The bouncing factor of his ult, because nothing is more satisfying than ulting a target about to dash, blink, or flash and watching them spread Molten Magma to their weakened team for massive mayhem. MY BAD IDEA: One idea I have is which would require an entire rework (so this is just pointless typing) would be to involve Brand’s ability to leave Kegan Rodhe’s body (Read Brand’s lore). His different abilities could be centered around this ancient fire creature in control of a lifeless body through which it channels it’s spells. I could go farther with really in depth ideas on this in many ways. I would think that the default state would be for Brand to inhabit the body as he does currently, but in some way he can leave it. This separation would likely leave a lifeless body somewhere until Brand returns to it. In that sense, Brand would have two forms, (think, nid, jayce, elise, gnar) but his change state would be dependent on him keeping track of the lifeless body. Imagine if this lifeless body still would walk very slowly toward where ever Creature Brand is since it might still have some residual power left in it. (zombie brand inception?). I just wanna watch the world burn. . . but for the love of all that is on fire, please be gentle with zombie brand if you do a VU. TLDR: keep Blaze passive, interactivity between spells, and bouncy booger burning ult.
: NA Server Roadmap Update: Upcoming NA Server Move
I should consider myself lucky for having had halfway decent ping for this long living in Hawaii. Time to stop playing LoL T.T (I will miss you guys)
: NA Server Roadmap Update: Upcoming NA Server Move
I should consider myself lucky for having had halfway decent ping for this long living in Hawaii. Time to stop playing LoL T.T (I will miss you guys)

Dmitry Dimetrov

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