How to Win Ahri vs Swain Counter Matchup Ahri is in the b tier of champions

Ahri vs Swain

How to Beat Swain as Ahri in LoL Swain is in the b tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Swain as Ahri

based on 4,446 Ahri vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
46.1 %
K/D/A
2.58
Pick Rate
5.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Ahri faced Swain in 4446 games. Including so many matchups for Ahri versus Swain provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to prepare informative stats and a solid build to wreck your enemy. This particular pairing is somewhat uncommon. Ahri fights Swain in only 5.1% of her rounds.

Ahri vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ahri has done a terrible job of countering Swain. Typically, she wins a lowly 46.1% of the time the champions face one another in. In Ahri vs Swain rounds, Ahri’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Swain.

Best Ahri vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapBanshee's VeilHorizon FocusShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
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W
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Q
10
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

Guide to Countering Swain as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Swain

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Advice to Win Against Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Ahri vs Swain Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
46.1 %
VS
Win Rate
53.9 %
Swain Image
5.7
< Kills >
5.2
5.3
< Deaths >
6.3
8
< Assists >
10.2
1.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.17
154
< Minions Killed >
101
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,517
< Physical Damage >
1,318
14,408
< Magic Damage >
19,183
5,218
< True Damage >
995
21,144
< Damage Dealt >
21,497
20,274
< Damage Taken >
27,739
10,758
< Gold Earned >
10,223
1.83
< Towers >
1.87
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
4,535
< Total Healing >
8,106
13,508
< Experience >
12,339
20
< Vision Score >
30
9
< Wards Placed >
14
71
< Time Dealing CC >
312

How to Counter Swain with Ahri in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several vital Ahri versus Swain counter stats that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. For instance, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..

Ahri normally has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Swain. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Ahri and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Swain

Who is Better, Ahri or Swain?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when playing against Swain, with a 46.1% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a bad counter for Swain.

While Ahri does have a lower win rate than Swain, when on opposite teams, Ahri also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Ahri into Swain.

Moreover, Ahri also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Ahri is a trash counter to Swain. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ahri against Swain.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Ahri, we analyzed 4,446 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Swain as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Swain during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri usually racks up more CS as Swain. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Ahri versus Swain build consist of Everfrost, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Ahri used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Swain than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Ahri had an average win rate of 46.1% when countering Swain with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Swain as Ahri, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Ahri vs Swain matchups, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 46.1% win rate overall.

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