Shield of Daybreak and Zenith Blade form a powerful offensive combo.
You can absorb a huge amount of damage using Eclipse, but you must stay near enemies to gain the bonus duration.
Lead the charge and mark your foes with Sunlight before your allies deal damage.
Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.
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.
The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several critical Leona versus Swain matchup stats that can help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Leona’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Swain’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Leona may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..
Leona usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her counter does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Swain. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Leona usually loses when taking on Swain, with a 46.8% win rate. Therefore, Leona makes a poor counter for Swain.
While Leona does have a lower winrate compared to Swain, when facing one another, Leona also has a much lower difficulty level that makes her a less complex champion to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Leona into Swain.
Furthermore, Leona has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Swain. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Leona 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 allied champions during teamfights.
Leona is a terribly counter for Swain. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Leona against Swain.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Leona to counter Swain during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Leona typically gets less CS as Swain. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Leona versus Swain build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Leona used at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Swain than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Leona boasted an average win rate of 46.8% when playing against Swain with this build.
To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Swain as Leona, you should equip the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Leona vs Swain battles, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 46.8% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Swain as Leona are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.