Originally Posted by HamrioMusica
When you rush it, on early champions (say you have a fight and brand walks out with all 3 kills and no one else dies with both shrines) it doesn't help much. It is broken when it fizzles 7% of your hp over 4 seconds.
Brand's spells light his targets ablaze, dealing 2% of their maximum health as magic damage per second for 4 seconds, for a total of 8%
Which also adds to the already 8% of blackfire torch fizzle. =/
Imo, this is specifically with brand though. I like the item in general, but early on it just rolls face with brand having it.
Over 4 seconds, with 1 ability, his passive and the torch will deal 13% of the target's max hp over 4 seconds. It's a lot, but it ain't broken. Put into context exactly how much damage that is against the average target. at 2000 hp (not unexpected of another mage) it will deal 100 damage over 3 seconds. Oh my...! Such a large amount of damage. *cough*
Now against hp heavy targets, for which this item is intended
, it deals more damage. And that's okay because that's what it is for.
This item isn't any more powerful on Brand than any other mage. Brand deals damage just like any other mage. His % health passive doesn't necessarily make him hit harder against the average target, just better against tanky champions. But not by much.