I see RIOT made him as a concept
"all skill damage, great aoe, with no mobility!"
I understand the no mobility part.
but at least make his concept FULL then!!!!
How about a little buff like this:
1. Increase E range to 750 from 725
2. Although Q's stun works ONLY on first target hit, make it PASS THROUGH to deal damage.
^ brand's concept shud stay AOE dmg! then make q aoe too, please! this buff isnt gna make him OP. why don't you seriously consider this second option?
below is just my hopes. Might be OP though.
3. Make his passive sth like 1% each second for 4 second, but make his passive get BONUS dmg depending on his AP RATIO. Sth like 1(+0.25% per 50). THIS WAY brand can be actually usefull as it progresses to late game. If your concept was BRAND IS THE KING OF EARLY/MID GAME and sucks late game, then MAKE HIM THE KING OF EARLY/MID GAME! dont make concept and awkwardly follow it; follow it to the full extent!
OR you can make it 1% each 4 second, and while it's burning it gets 2.5% more damage from brand's skills or sth.
4. Move his base movement speed a little bit more up (i know he is already high compared to others but still)
I STRONGLY SUGGEST buffing q. I honestly think that buff would not even chance him much. So please, consider, or share your ideas on it! thank you.
Reason why brand needs buff:
even if he is super fed, like how I was so many times, if team sucks he can never force carry. Example of champ that can force carry if fed is katarina.
Why would brand's best player in NA server's kda ratio is so low as 2.7? I admire this player from my country named Kasin, and he is my role model: his elo is 2300 and he plays with Dyrus and Hotshot and stuff. His most played is brand, and his kda is 2.7....
Well, other mid champions sometimes exceed even 4.0. This shows although brand is strong, he also dies too easily...