The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
We set our Swain build recommendations by examining 118,926 recently ranked League matches with him selected. We only recommend the highest winrate Swain builds that have been built by ranked gamers enough times for us to propose them. With so many rounds in our data, we are quite confident in our provided builds.
To find more champion specific build tips and tactics, please take a look at our guide to playing with Swain farther down on the page. Additionally, Swain builds dedicated to a unique skill tier can be seen by choosing a different division from the dropdown menu found above. The recommended Swain build will be specific to that division’s meta.
Best Swain Runes
If you are fighting a mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing Swain the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Ghost Poro, Ravenous Hunter, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes. In recent matches, he won the largest fraction of his matches when built with these runes. However, if you are facing a more single focused enemy team comp, such as an AP focused or a tank heavy team, you should instead glance below to get the best Swain runes to defeat your particular enemy team.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Swain Build
The best items to incorporate into your Swain build are: Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, Horizon Focus, and Demonic Embrace. Moreover, like our rune builds, you can also get quality, focused, Swain item builds farther down for the particular enemy team comp you are battling in your ongoing match. Those who added these items in their builds had a higher win rate than players who went for other Swain builds.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
Guide to Playing with Swain
- Decrepify can be used to slow down enemies and set them up for Nevermore's stun.
- Using Torment on a target is also useful to enhance the damage of your other abilities.
- Swain has incredible combo potential, practice timing all your abilities to get the highest damage output.