League of Legends Champion Swain Swain is in the b tier of champions

Swain

Mage Fighter
Swain is a mage Role mage
Difficulty Hard
Power Spike Early-Game
Ravenous Flock ability p
Death's Hand ability q
Vision of Empire ability w
Nevermove ability e
Demonic Ascension ability r
support
middle

Swain Build

based on 51,745 matches
Win Rate
51.3 %
Pick Rate
9.6 %
Ban Rate
6.5 %

How We Come Up with Our Swain Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Swain build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Swain builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Swain core items and runes for any situation.

Swain Build Summary

Swain is a pretty good utility lane champ in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Precision Resolve. Incorporating the specific runes shown below in your Swain build will provide you the additional bonuses to help him play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. You should start by building up his q ability first.

Best Build for Swain

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionControl Ward

Early Items

~5 Mins
Fiendish CodexLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic EmbraceSorcerer's Shoes

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapSeraph's EmbraceShadowflameFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Swain to level up q
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Second ability for Swain to level up w
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Last skill for Swain to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Swain's passive ability p
Swain q ability q
Swain w ability w
Swain e ability e
Swain's ultimate ability r
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E
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W
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Q
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Swain Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Swain Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Additional Swain Build Insights

League of Legends Swain players could find him to be a confusing character to build out properly. You will notice that his build changes when he is fighting either well-rounded or highly focused team compositions, meaning you shouldn't take the same Swain build every round of League of Legends

The most important items to incorporate into your champion's build include: Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. Those who included these items in their builds had a greater winrate than players who utilized other Swain builds. Moreover, if you are playing a varied enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing Swain the Precision, and Resolve runes. In recent games, he won the greatest fraction of his games when using these runes.

We came up with our Swain build suggestions by analyzing 51,745 recently ranked LoL games with him selected. We only advise the best winrate Swain builds that have been built by ranked players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many rounds in our data, we are quite confident in our provided builds.