Brand Skins

BRAND SKINS

Brand’s skins mostly give him a set of clothes, or zombify him, and call it day. At least, Cryocore Brand stands as a glaring exception: the skin takes another angle for his fire theme by choosing a distinct and appealing polar interpretation. Thanks to this it’s the recommended purchase though the other offerings aren’t terrible.

Without a doubt, Spirit Fire Brand is a skin that stands out but the first impression is certainly of his strange colour. The shaman overwhelmed by the spiritual power he wields is noticeable, with some effort, and the evil spirits are a constant presence in his activities; though they seldom truly overwhelm him as they should. It’s a skin with a distinct personality but probably too much unexploited potential for its price.

Both Apocalypse and Vandal Brand are simply clothed versions of Brand but if you like their style they can be worthy purchases. Still, be aware that clothes are all you are paying for because it’s all these couple of skins provide. A theme is stated but simply and without any fanfare.

The legendary option is Zombie Brand which does a great job in all areas except the particles. For all intents and purposes they are the same used for Classic Brand. There are some minor differences but in practical terms they are too difficult to notice. The rest of the skin, though, is great, which is a pity, as a legandary skin can’t get away with such an uneven implementation. Fans of Zombies and Brand will find much to like but also a letdown in the visual department.
Zombie Brand

Zombie Brand

Zombie Brand really does turn Brand into an undead corpse: the skin provides a complete set of new animations as well as a new voice over and new particles to back his aspect.

The decrepit look is accomplished despite the fact that a suit is rather ill suited for a battlefield; an undead mage or warrior could’ve fit better.

The animations are excellent and truly deliver the strain on his body due to the failure of multiple muscles and sinews.

In addition to this, the ...

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Vandal Brand

Vandal Brand

Vandal Brand is an unexciting skin that simply gives him some leather clothes and that’s it.

On the one hand, the clothes are appropriate and convey the intended look.

It even passes for a homage to Ghost Rider; something that can be a plus.

On the other hand, he doesn’t appear particularly striking: it’s just a clothed Brand and nothing else.

In summary, a modest concept joins an unimaginative execution and the result is a rather plain ...

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Spirit Fire Brand

Spirit Fire Brand

Part undead, part shaman it could be that the spiritual might that fuels his flames has made him blue; which could be understandable if it made sense.

Colour whims aside, the tribal clothing and ceremonial mask have nice golden decoration but the bluish cloth gets lost on Brand’s body.

Speaking of which, the mix of charred and burning skin looks rather nice but the parts that would course with magical power lack a bit of a glow.

The head and hands get away with it ...

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Cryocore Brand

Cryocore Brand

Cryocore Brand is an excellent skin that takes a good concept and accomplishes a stunning appearance.

The suit is very interesting as it looks like it protects Brand as much as it contains his power.

Multiple tubes course over the suit connecting the plates with his body and his blue-black aspect also reflect the theme which is perfectly rounded by the amazing particles.

Actually, the particles are simply coloured blue to appear as cool flames but the resulting aesthetic ...

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Apocalyptic Brand

Apocalyptic Brand

Apocalyptic Brand has a promising concept but a questionable execution.

The clothes are uninspired but technically correct so as to resemble an inhabitant of a wasteland.

In addition to this, his forearms are armed with flamethrowers which try to detach the fire from his self.

However, his head still burns so while the flames on his hands can be explained he doesn’t come across as a mutated human in the end.

Therefore, the skin aims to make turn him into a ...

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