Brand's auto-attacks also have the same animation as Šablóna:Ci auto-attacks, though changed in color from purple to orange.
Considering Lokfar's similarities to stereotypical vikings and Norsemen of the past (Šablóna:Ci), Brand may have been inspired by the fire giant Šablóna:W of Norse mythology. His appearance follows a common description of the character (blackened skin with lava crackling underneath), and Brand claims he is destined to renew the world by burning it, which is Surtr's role in Ragnarök.
Brand could also have been inspired by Šablóna:W, due to both of them being mages basked in flames, burning their enemies, and having lost their humanity to become what they are now.
Šablóna:Ai is most likely a reference to Vaan's Quickening of the same name in Final Fantasy XII.
The body that Brand is currently occupying once belonged to Kegan Rodhe, a seafaring marauder.
This concept of possession may be in reference to Šablóna:W, a process in which a mark is seared into the skin of a living person, with the intention that the resulting scar will make the mark permanent. This was used as a method to impose ownership over an oppressed person.