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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 shielding your friends and Concussive Blows stunning your foes in the BraumSquare 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 Concussive Blows to your enemies before letting your marksman trigger your Concussive Blows passive's stun, or, when you ally starts taking damage, quickly reposition with Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me before using Unbreakable Unbreakable to save them from further harm. As the enemy team starts gathering, smash through their defenses with Glacial Fissure Glacial Fissure's huge shockwave before slowing fleeing stragglers with Winter's Bite 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's Brace item
Essential Ruby Sightstone item Boots of Mobility item Face of the Mountain item
Offensive Redemption item Knight's Vow item Randuin's Omen item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Frozen Heart item Gargoyle Stoneplate item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Shield item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item
Essential Ninja Tabi item Giant's Belt item Sunfire Cape item Glacial Shroud item
Offensive Iceborn Gauntlet item Dead Man's Plate item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Frozen Heart item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Horn item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Locket of the Iron Solari item Ninja Tabi item Frozen Heart item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Warmog's Armor item Abyssal Mask item
Situational Thornmail item Righteous Glory item Righteous Glory item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item

Tips

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

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Concussive Blows Concussive Blows is a stacking debuff that can be applied with either basic attacks or Winter's Bite Winter's Bite, and is BraumSquare Braum's main crowd control tool.
    • Once the first stack of Concussive Blows 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 Concussive Blows after you've triggered the stun.
    • While there's a cooldown for marking the enemy with Concussive Blows 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 Concussive Blows makes BraumSquare Braum a potent early game threat, especially in well-coordinated ganks or invades.
  • Winter's Bite 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 Concussive Blows.
    • As BraumSquare 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's Bite Winter's Bite, allowing you to stack Concussive Blows Concussive Blows more often.
  • Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me is a single-targeted dash that puts BraumSquare Braum in between his target and the closest enemy champion.
    • Use Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me to block skillshots and provide resistances, potentially saving your teammates' lives.
    • When laning Stand Behind Me Leap to a minion close to your enemy to create an advantageous situation and immediately start stacking Concussive Blows Concussive Blows.
    • You can also use Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me as an escape, as long as you have allied champions or minions around.
    • Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me can also be self-cast to quickly give BraumSquare Braum some extra resistances.
  • Unbreakable Unbreakable raises BraumSquare Braum's shield in a target direction, blocking incoming projectiles and reducing their damage.
    • Use Unbreakable Unbreakable along with Stand Behind Me Stand Behind Me to protect your allies and minimize the damage taken.
    • BraumSquare Braum also gains a movement speed buff and ignores unit collision while using Unbreakable Unbreakable. Use this to reach allies quickly or escape pursuers.
  • Glacial Fissure Glacial Fissure is an area-of-effect skillshot that damages and Airborne icon knocks up enemies around BraumSquare Braum and in the path of the skillshot.
    • Glacial Fissure Glacial Fissure is a powerful tool that can be used for either initiating or disengaging from a teamfight.
    • Glacial Fissure 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 Leap to them and start stacking his Concussive Blows Concussive Blows.


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