Irelia vs Swain Counter Build

How to Beat Swain as Irelia

Summary

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League games each week. Within our dataset, Irelia fought Swain in 22,490 rounds. Including so many games with Irelia vs Swain gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide actionable data and a pro build to counter your rival.

This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Irelia is forced to battle against Swain in only 3.7% of her rounds. Unfortunitally, Irelia has done a pathetic job of beating Swain. Typically, Irelia wins a lowly 44.0% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Irelia against Swain matches, Irelia’s team is 2.0% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that she probably won't get first blood versus Swain.

Matchups Analyzed

22,490

Win Rate

44%

Team First Blood

48%

Best Irelia Items to Counter Swain

The top items to focus on in your Irelia versus Swain build include Ravenous Hydra, Trinity Force, and Wit's End. When Irelia used at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Swain than with most other typical item sets.

Ravenous Hydra Item Trinity Force Item Wit's End Item

Best Irelia Runes to Counter Swain

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Swain as Irelia, Irelia players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes players used for Irelia vs Swain battles, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Swain runes to fend off Irelia in order to help you infer how he will probably be setup against your champ.

Best Irelia Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Swain Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot

Stats

The following tables clarify several valuable Irelia against Swain counter stats that may help you interpret the distinctions between the two. Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is worse than Swain’s KDA ratio of 2.5, highlighting that Irelia may be less central to her team's team fighting capability than Swain. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Battle Stats

Kills

Irelia Stats
7.7 6
Swain Stats

Deaths

Irelia Stats
7.1 6.6
Swain Stats

Assists

Irelia Stats
4.8 10.8
Swain Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Irelia Stats
3.3 2.7
Swain Stats

Damage Dealt

Irelia Stats
19163 19906
Swain Stats

Damage Taken

Irelia Stats
27415 22486
Swain Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Irelia Stats
4.8 5.3
Swain Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Irelia Stats
0.8 0.9
Swain Stats

Dragons Killed

Irelia Stats
1.8 2
Swain Stats

Barons Killed

Irelia Stats
0.3 0.4
Swain Stats

Gold Earned

Irelia Stats
11861 9680
Swain Stats

Minions Killed

Irelia Stats
173 67
Swain Stats

Irelia often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, Irelia receives more damage than Swain. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

In Irelia vs Swain matchups, Irelia typically totals many more minion kills than Swain. Champions who on average don't finish with a lot of minion kills normally do not have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with many minion kills, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, try to beat the averages shown here to do well.

By default, Irelia vs Swain tips, statistics, and build guide are displayed for all skill levels combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 22490 Irelia vs Swain 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 Irelia 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.