Recommended Lane: Support
Blessed with massive biceps and an even bigger heart, Braum is a beloved hero of the Freljord. Bearing an enchanted vault door as his shield, Braum roams the frozen north sporting a mustachioed smile as big as his muscles—a true friend to all those in need. Braum is a support tank that excels in defending his team while being an excellent crowd controller and initiator as well.
Braum’s attacks apply Concussive Blows for 4 seconds. Once the first stack is applied, allied champion’s attacks also stack Concussive Blows.
Upon reaching 4 stacks, the enemy is stunned for 1.24 seconds and takes 32 magic damage.
Enemies cannot receive stacks for 8 seconds after being stunned, but take an additional 7 magic damage from Braum’s attacks.
Launches ice that deals 91 magic damage (60 + 5% HP) and slows the enemy hit by 70% for 2 seconds. Applies a stack of Concussive Blows.
Leaps to an ally. Braum and the ally gain 10 armor (10 + 10% bonus Armor) and 10 Magic Resist (10 + 10% bonus Magic Resist) for 3 seconds on arrival.
Raises his shield, intercepting projectiles for 5 seconds. Braum negates the first instance of damage from whichever direction he faces and takes 28% reduced damage afterwards.
Braum gains 10% Movement Speed while his shield is raised.
Slams the ground and opens a fissure, dealing 150 magic damage (150 + 60% AP) and knocking up enemies for 1 second. The fissure slows enemies by 40% and lasts for 4 seconds.
After the first enemy champion hit, subsequent enemies are knocked up for 0.25 seconds.
Innate: Concussive Blows
Braum’s attack and 1st, Winter’s Bite, apply a mark that stacks for every attack he and his allies makes. After four stacks, the enemy is stunned. This has a cooldown per target and during the cooldown period, Braum’s attacks will deal bonus magic damage.
Concussive Blows can be applied to multiple targets at once and Braum should apply his passive to as many enemy champions as possible. Although, do not overextend yourself and leave your team to chase enemies just to apply your passive.
Q | 1st: Winter’s Bite
Winter’s Bite sends out a chunk of ice which deals magic damage to the first enemy it hits, slowing them, and giving them a stack of his passive. This ability scales with Braum’s HP so it deals a substantial amount of damage even without building damage items.
This ability is great for applying his passive as a sort of mini initiation because it slows as well which makes the enemy vulnerable to your teammate’s attacks. Also, use this to slow down enemies pursuing your allies.
Winter’s Bite applies Concussive Blows and it can also activate the bonus damage when it hits an enemy champion that is recently stunned by Concussive Blows.
W | 2nd: Stand Behind Me
Stand Behind Me makes Braum dash to an ally champion and grants you and your target ally bonus armor and magic resist.
This is Braum’s only mobility ability and it allows him to escape dangerous situations as long as there is an ally nearby.
Braum can use this ability to dodge skill shots but a better use for this ability is to block skill shots that are going to hit your carries. This works perfectly in combination with your 3rd, Unbreakable.
E | 3rd: Unbreakable
Braum raises his shield and negates the first projectile he receives in the direction his shield is facing and then receives reduced damage on that direction for the rest of the ability’s duration.
Unbreakable will completely negate one projectile and afterward, abilities that deals AoE damage will only affect Braum when in this state and projectiles which are supposed to pass through him will stop. Crowd control effects will still affect Braum but his allies near him would not be affected.
R | Ultimate: Glacial Fissure
Glacial Fissure is an initiation ability that creates a fissure on the ground that extends towards a straight line. It deals magic damage and knocks up all enemies hit with a short knock up duration to enemies hit after the first champion hit. The fissure remains on the ground for a few seconds, slowing enemies.
Glacial Fissure is a reliable engage tool to start fights but it is also a good disengage tool because of the knock-up and slow. It will give your team a good chance of escaping.
Also, even if it is a big AoE ultimate, do not hesitate to use it against one champion if it is a priority champion, like a fed mid or ADC.
Braum Build Recommendation
Here are Item Build Recommedations that works on Braum
This is the standard build for Braum. This will offer a lot of utility and survivability for you and your team.
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity – This boots provide cooldown reduction which is perfect when your duo lane is ahead and is playing aggressively. If playing an equal or losing lane, Mercury’s Treads or Plated Steelcaps are a better option. Upgrade with the Locket Enchant for the team shield on-demand or upgrade with the Stoneplate Enchant to increase your own survivability in team fights.
- Dead Man’s Plate – Increase your kill pressure with the added movement speed from this item as well as bonus damage and slow on your first attack.
- Zeke’s Convergence – This item’s passive Harbinger slows the enemy and enhanced your ally’s attack to burn the enemy when you activate your ultimate which grants a huge power spike to your killing potential.
- Protector’s Vow – The Protector Passive from this item is a great counter to burst damage champions because it grants a shield to you and to a nearby ally a shield, bonus HP, AP, and movement speed.
- Abyssal Mask – This item increases your HP, magic resist, grants sustain bonus, and increases the magic damage received by enemies around you.
- Frozen Heart – Decreases the attack speed of enemy champions near you so your team can survive the onslaught from late game AD carries who relies on attack speed for a little bit longer.
This is a build for a roaming Braum which can be done when playing with a pre-made duo ADC main who is confident can solo a lane from time to time and at the same time you are playing against a late game ADC + Enchanter duo like Vayne and Janna.
- Boots of Swiftness – Grants the highest possible movement speed bonus in the game so far.
- Iceborn Gauntlet – Adds additional damage and an AoE slow effect to your basic attacks which increases your kill potential as you assist all over the map.
- Warmog’s Armor – Provides the highest amount of HP bonus and its passive grants an absurd amount of out of combat regeneration.
- Font of Life – Marks enemies you have controlled. Allies who attacks the marked enemies will be healed for each attack they make.
- Weakness – Enemies controlled by Braum will take more damage from all sources for a short while.
- Loyalty – Increase your dual resistance as well as your ally’s.
- Pack Hunter – Grants you bonus movement speed when near an ally. Each takedown with a unique ally will grant both of you bonus gold.
Braum wants to play his lane aggressively and Ignite will help him secure his kills. Also, it counters the Heal spell because Ignite applies Grievous Wounds to the affected target.
Flash is necessary for superior positioning and initiation.
Maxing 1st, Winter’s Bite is top priority for Braum since it is hit only offensive ability which is useful for harassing the enemy laners because Braum is a melee champion. Maxing 3rd, Unbreakable, comes next to increase the damage reduction ratio so you can tank harder. 2nd, Stand Behind Me, is maxed last because the armor scaling for it isn’t as good as with your E. Get a point in your ultimate, Glacial Fissure whenever possible.
Braum Early Game Guide
Braum is an excellent peeling champion but it doesn’t mean that he can’t go offensive. But when playing as Braum, you don’t force things to happen. You wait for the enemy team to overextend and make mistakes then you and your ADC will punish them for making said mistakes.
Wait for the enemy ADC to last hit to time your 1st, Winter’s Bite. Once the enemy is affected by your passive, you can begin to advance to make the enemy ADC back off and lose last hits. If the enemy does not back away, auto-attack them as they will most likely die if your passive’s stun procs.
When the enemy uses their skill shots on your ADC, activate your 3rd, Unbreakable to absorb the incoming projectile.
Remember to auto-attack if possible while your 3rd, Unbreakable is activated.
Braum Late Game Guide
In the mid game and late game, you should never overextended and stay near your ADC. Always guard your team and activate your 3rd, Unbreakable when the enemy team activates their strong skill shots.
If an ally is focused, jump towards them using your 2nd, Stand Behind Me to increase their dual resistance.
Remember to auto-attack all enemies near your team even just once so they’ll be marked with your passive and get stunned eventually.
Use your ultimate to deny the enemy team their initiation and to zone them out when you are taking objectives.
Braum Video Guide
The icy duo of Braum and Ashe is a classic that will leave enemies frostbitten. Ashe is an immobile marksman who will benefit from all the peeling that Braum can provide and when she turns level 5, they can do a burst of crowd control that can leave the enemy permanently frozen to death.
Jinx has insanely fast attack speed which makes it easy for her to activate your passive marks. Other than that, simply protect her all game long and she’ll carry you to victory.
Seraphine’s low cooldown spammable abilities will easily eat up the first layer of your Unbreakable and she is just relentless in her harass in lane which Braum won’t be able to handle because he has not built-in sustain in his kit.
Lulu can disable your 3rd, Unbreakable by turning you into a critter using her 2nd, Whimsy. She also has a lot of utility which can render the offensive aspect of your kit useless for the most part.
Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Braum in Wild Rift.
- Braum is a safe pick for the bot lane because he can play both an aggressive play style and a babysitter play style equally effectively.
- He provides excellent crowd control and team fight presence.
- He peels and protects his team excellently and can counter many skill-shot-based champions and he can negate strong ultimates like Jhin’s Curtain Call or Graves’s Collateral Damage.
- Braum is a jack of all trades, master of none type of champion. He is never superior to any champion in terms of initiation, tankiness, and damage. Yes, he can do it all, but he is never the type to outshine and carry the game all by himself.
- His tankiness is very timing sensitive and he has no built-in sustain which can be an issue in the laning phase.
FAQ's About Braum
How good is Braum in Wild Rift?
Braum is a (Tier S+) champion. As a tank support champion, he is a safe pick that can work and well with most lineups.
What role / lane should I play with Braum in Wild Rift?
Braum is played as a support in the Dragon lane. He is an excellent peeler, controller, and counter initiator.
What abilities do I level up with Braum?
His 1st, Winter’s Bite is maxed first as it is his only spammable offensive spell then 3rd, Unbreakable is maxed next which is great for nullifying and absorbing projectiles then 2nd, Stand Behind Me is maxed last.
What items should I build with Braum?
The first item tank support champions should buy is their boots up to the enchantment. Braum usually goes for the Locket Enchant for the additional shielding. Then he should get Dead Man’s Plate and Zeke’s Convergence.
What Runes should I use when playing as Braum?
Aftershock grants bonus dual resistance upon affecting an enemy champion with crowd control. After a brief moment, he will deal a burst of magic damage around him based on his max HP. His other runes are Weakness, Loyalty, and Packhunter.
How can I stun multiple enemies using my passive when playing as Braum?
One of Braum’s strength in team fights is the ability to stun multiple enemies through his passive marks. It’s possible to do this by attacking each enemy at least once. You can accomplish this by utilizing the portrait lock or by dragging the attack button.