Swain Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Swain

118,926 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

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.

Overall

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Ghost Poro Rune Ghost Poro
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Versus Selected Team Comp
Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Zombie Ward Rune Zombie Ward
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Scorch Rune Scorch

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.

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Horizon FocusLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

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.