Mobalytics

Swain • build

champion classes mage

Mage

Average difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

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Support

Win  51%  Pick 3.5%  Ban 2.5%

Support

Win  51%  Pick 3.5%  Ban 2.5%

Middle

Win  54.3%  Pick 0.7%  Ban 2.5%

Bottom

Win  53%  Pick 0.5%  Ban 2.5%

Top

Win  52.1%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 2.5%

Swain Support

Win 58.5% • Default build

Swain Runes

Best runes for the selected Swain build:

Domination
Inspiration

Summoner Spells

Core Items

Starting Items

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion2
Oracle Lens

Early Items

Blasting Wand
Boots of Speed
Control Ward

Core Items

Liandry's Torment
Zhonya's Hourglass
Sorcerer's Shoes

Full Build

Liandry's Torment
Zhonya's Hourglass
Sorcerer's Shoes
Shard of True Ice
Morellonomicon
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Situational Items

All

Spirit Visage
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Banshee's Veil
Abyssal Mask
Twin Shadows

Items vs heavy AP team

Spirit Visage
Morellonomicon
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Items vs heavy AD team

Morellonomicon
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Frozen Heart

Swain Skill order

Q
W
E
Recommended skill order for Swain Support build:
SwainQ
SwainW
SwainE
SwainR
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

Swain Best lane matchups

Sona

+ 353.2

GD@15

Karma

+ 330.8

GD@15

Rakan

+ 328.6

GD@15

Swain Worst lane matchups

Pyke

- 168.0

GD@15

Pantheon

- 149.0

GD@15

Blitzcrank

- 14.8

GD@15

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General information

Swain Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Ravenous Flock

Swain_P
P

Swain can periodically target nearby immobilized enemy champion to rip out a Soul Fragment from them, dealing bonus magic damage and pulling them towards him. If the target would be brought past Swain, they are instead knocked back instead. Swain can harvest a soul fragment from a dead champion if Swain is near them. Flock: Swain's ravens bring nearby Soul Fragments to him, healing him for a percent of his maximum health. Each soul fragment increases his maximum health by 5.

Death's Hand

SwainQ
Q

Unleashes five bolts of dark magic in the target direction, dealing magic damage to all enemies in a cone. Enemies can be hit by multiple bolts, taking bonus magic damage.

Vision of Empire

SwainW
W

Summons a demonic eye at the target location, revealing it for 2 seconds, which explodes after 1.5 seconds, dealing magic damage to all enemies hit. These enemies are slowed for 2.5 seconds. Enemy champions hit are revealed for a duration and have a Soul Fragment taken from them.

Nevermove

SwainE
E

Launches a wave in the target direction, dealing magic damage to enemies it passes through. On reaching its maximum distance, the wave returns to Swain, detonating at the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies, and rooting them for 1.5 seconds.

Demonic Ascension

SwainR
R

Becomes a demonic entity and becomes ghosted, gaining bonus health, and doubling the health gained from Soul Fragments. Swain deals magic damage to all enemies around him and heals himself for each enemy hit. At the end of the duration, or if Swain recasts this ability, he with cast Demonflare and end his Ultimate. Demonflare: Releases a nova of energy, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies along with 37.5% of the health drained during Demonic Ascension.

Basic combos

Double Zap

SwainQ
Q
AA
SwainE
E
eAA
SwainQ
Q

Use your Q while your Passive is down. Then, when your Passive comes up, follow through with the rest of your combo.

Drag 'n' Zap

SwainE
E
AA
SwainQ
Q

Typical trading combo.

Double Birdies

SwainE
E
SwainW
W
AA

Best way to safely stay healthy in lane. It takes a chunk of mana early so be careful. Throw in a possible Q if you're feeling spicy.

Team Fight Combo

SwainE
E
SwainW
W
SwainQ
Q
SwainR
R
AA
AA
SwainE
E
SwainR
R

Use your E on the closest or highest priority target.

Quick tips to play Swain

During the laning phase, watch out for your Support or allies CC. Make sure you make use of your Passive and pull the enemy forward whenever they get CC’d.
Swain’s Root NevermoveE will only trigger on the closest enemies hit on its return. Take aim and try to use it so it leaves little room for the enemy to react and dodge it.
Activate your Ultimate Demonic AscensionR as soon as a fight occurs to increase your chances of coming out ahead and surviving the fight.

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