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Champion Spotlight

By David 'Phreak' Turley [1]

Braum Champion Spotlight09:29

Braum Champion Spotlight

Learn to flex your protective muscles and master the art of Unbreakable.png shielding your friends and Concussive Blows.png stunning your foes in the Braum Braum Champion Spotlight.

Braum's a tanky defender able to deflect both enemy attention and damage away from his teammates. During laning, dish out Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows to your enemies before letting your marksman trigger your Concussive Blows.png passive's stun, or, when you ally starts taking damage, quickly reposition with Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me before using Unbreakable.png Unbreakable to save them from further harm. As the enemy team starts gathering, smash through their defenses with Glacial Fissure.png Glacial Fissure's huge shockwave before slowing fleeing stragglers with Winter&#039;s Bite.png Winter's Bite.

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Relic Shield item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Sightstone item Boots of Speed item Targon&#039;s Brace item
Essential Ruby Sightstone item Boots of Mobility item Face of the Mountain item
Offensive Righteous Glory item Dead Man&#039;s Plate item Randuin&#039;s Omen item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Frozen Heart item Banshee&#039;s Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item
Essential Ninja Tabi item Giant&#039;s Belt item Sunfire Cape item Glacial Shroud item
Offensive Iceborn Gauntlet item Dead Man&#039;s Plate item
Defensive Randuin&#039;s Omen item Frozen Heart item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian&#039;s Horn item Relic Shield item Health Potion item2
Essential Locket of the Iron Solari item Ninja Tabi item Frozen Heart item
Defensive Randuin&#039;s Omen item Warmog&#039;s Armor item Banshee&#039;s Veil item
Situational Thornmail item Righteous Glory item Face of the Mountain item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item

Tips

Playing As Braum Braum
  • Work with your allies to stack Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows, encourage them to basic attack marked targets.
  • Stand Behind Me.png Leap in front of squishy friends and shield them from projectiles with Unbreakable.png Unbreakable.
  • Glacial Fissure.png Glacial Fissure leaves a powerful slow zone, position it well to split teamfights and slow the enemy approach.
Playing Against Braum Braum
  • Braum must land Winter&#039;s Bite.png Winter's Bite or a basic attack to start Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows. If you get marked, exit combat range before getting hit 3 more times to avoid the Concussive Blows.png stun.
  • Braum's Glacial Fissure.png ultimate has a long cast time, use that extra time to dodge. Walking over the Glacial Fissure.png frozen ground left behind will slow you, position so that you don't need to cross it.
  • Unbreakable.png Unbreakable gives Braum extremely strong directional defense, either wait until it is down or outposition the ability.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows is a stacking debuff that can be applied with either basic attacks or Winter&#039;s Bite.png Winter's Bite, and is Braum Braum's main crowd control tool.
    • Once the first stack of Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows has been applied, any allied basic attack will add stacks. Coordinate with your teammates to quickly stun enemies.
    • In teamfights be sure to tag other enemies with Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows after you've triggered the stun.
    • While there's a cooldown for marking the enemy with Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows after it has been triggered note that you're hitting that enemy for additional magic damage during the cooldown.
    • The powerful stun from Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows makes Braum Braum a potent early game threat, especially in well-coordinated ganks or invades.
  • Winter&#039;s Bite.png Winter's Bite is a linear skill-shot that damages and slows the first enemy hit, as well as applying one stack of Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows.
    • As Braum Braum's only damaging basic ability, it is wise to level and max this ability first. Doing so will not only increase the damage, but will also lower the cooldown for Winter&#039;s Bite.png Winter's Bite, allowing you to stack Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows more often.
  • Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me is a single-targeted dash that puts Braum Braum in between his target and the closest enemy champion.
    • Use Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me to block skillshots and provide resistances, potentially saving your teammates' lives.
    • When laning Stand Behind Me.png Leap to a minion close to your enemy to create an advantageous situation and immediately start stacking Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows.
    • You can also use Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me as an escape, as long as you have allied champions or minions around.
    • Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me can also be self-cast to quickly give Braum Braum some extra resistances.
  • Unbreakable.png Unbreakable raises Braum Braum's shield in a target direction, blocking incoming projectiles and reducing their damage.
    • Use Unbreakable.png Unbreakable along with Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me to protect your allies and minimize the damage taken.
    • Braum Braum also gains a movement speed buff and ignores unit collision while using Unbreakable.png Unbreakable. Use this to reach allies quickly or escape pursuers.
  • Glacial Fissure.png Glacial Fissure is an area-of-effect skillshot that damages and Airborne icon knocks up enemies around Braum Braum and in the path of the skillshot.
    • Glacial Fissure.png Glacial Fissure is a powerful tool that can be used for either initiating or disengaging from a teamfight.
    • Glacial Fissure.png Glacial Fissure also leaves behind a Slow icon slow field, which is especially effective in narrow jungle corridors.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
Countering
  • Be aware of enemy champions and minion positions - Braum can Stand Behind Me.png Leap to them and start stacking his Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows.

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