How to Win Ashe vs Swain Counter Matchup Ashe is in the a tier of champions

Ashe vs Swain

How to Beat Swain as Ashe in LoL Swain is in the b tier of champions
Marksman Support
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Swain as Ashe

based on 8,991 Ashe vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
48 %
K/D/A
2.42
Pick Rate
5.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Swain as Ashe came out of an examination of 8991 ranked games where both champions clashed against each other. This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Ashe fights Swain in only 5.1% of her games.

Ashe vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ashe has done a below average job of countering Swain. Normally, she wins a lowly 48.0% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Ashe against Swain games, Ashe’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood against Swain.

Best Ashe vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Tear of the GoddessIonian Boots of Lucidity

Core Ashe Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowRunaan's HurricaneWit's End

Optional Items

Infinity EdgePhantom DancerMuramanaChempunk Chainsword

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryApproach Velocity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Ashe's passive ability p
Ashe q ability q
Ashe w ability w
Ashe e ability e
Ashe's ultimate ability r
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W
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
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W
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E
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R
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E
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Q
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Q
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Swain as Ashe

Tips for Playing as Ashe against Swain

Volley arrows are blocked by the first enemy they hit, so keep your distance to avoid having them all absorbed by enemy frontliners.

Hawkshot reveals units in brush. If a team fight is occuring in the jungle it can give you a significant advantage.

Try to fire Enchanted Crystal Arrow in the same direction enemies are moving, so it is more likely to hit.

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.

Ashe vs Swain Counter Stats

Ashe Image
Win Rate
48 %
VS
Win Rate
52 %
Swain Image
4.7
< Kills >
5.1
6.5
< Deaths >
6.5
11
< Assists >
10.5
1.04
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
106
< Minions Killed >
97
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.45
14,366
< Physical Damage >
1,399
3,271
< Magic Damage >
18,497
1,007
< True Damage >
1,001
18,645
< Damage Dealt >
20,898
18,420
< Damage Taken >
28,305
10,254
< Gold Earned >
10,205
1.92
< Towers >
1.84
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,850
< Total Healing >
8,062
11,799
< Experience >
12,379
33
< Vision Score >
30
13
< Wards Placed >
14
569
< Time Dealing CC >
308

How to Counter Swain with Ashe in LoL

The stats provided here underscore several strategic Ashe vs. Swain matchup statistics that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Ashe’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Swain’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Ashe may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..

Ashe normally has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Swain. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ashe and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Ashe
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ashe
Swain

Who is Better, Ashe or Swain?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ashe usually loses when trying to fight Swain, with a 48.0% win rate. Thus, Ashe makes a bad counter for Swain.

While Ashe does have a lower win rate than Swain, when facing one another, Ashe also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Ashe into Swain.

Additionally, Ashe also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Ashe is a bad counter for Swain. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ashe against Swain.

Additional Information for Ashe Players

How We Calculated Our Ashe vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Ashe, we analyzed 8,991 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 Ashe 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 Ashe to counter Swain during both the laning 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 mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ashe usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Swain. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Ashe versus Swain build include Immortal Shieldbow, Runaan's Hurricane, and Wit's End. When Ashe included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better vs Swain than with most other common item sets. In fact, Ashe had an average winrate of 48.0% when playing against Swain with this counter build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Swain as Ashe, Ashe players should take the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Biscuit Delivery, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Ashe vs Swain clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.0% winrate overall.

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