Malzahar vs Swain Counter Build

How to Win Malzahar vs Swain Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Swain as Malzahar in LoL

How to Beat Swain as Malzahar

6,407 Malzahar vs Swain Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Swain

The ideal items to focus on in your Malzahar versus Swain build consist of Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better against Swain than with most other commonly used item sets.


5.2 | Malzahar Swain | 5.9


6 | Malzahar Swain | 6.5


7.8 | Malzahar Swain | 11

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Swain

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
To have the best probability of defeating Swain as Malzahar, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Cosmic Insight, and Biscuit Delivery runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Malzahar vs Swain battles, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the top Swain runes to counterpick against Malzahar in order to help you realize how he will probably be played against you.

Runes Swain Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Perfect Timing Rune Perfect Timing
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery

Malzahar vs Swain Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here emphasize several critical Malzahar vs. Swain matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is less than Swain’s ratio of 2.6, demonstrating that Malzahar may be less central to his team's team fighting capacity than Swain.

Malzahar usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, Malzahar receives less damage than Swain. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

In Malzahar vs Swain matchups, Malzahar commonly gets much more CS than Swain. Champions who on average do not earn much CS normally don't require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the averages presented here to do well.

By default, Malzahar vs Swain tips, stats, and build guide are presented for all ranked divisions. To narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu located above.

Killing Spree

2.3 | Malzahar Swain | 2.6

Damage Dealt

21,086 | Malzahar Swain | 20,456

Damage Taken

15,873 | Malzahar Swain | 23,041

Gold Earned

11,297 | Malzahar Swain | 10,008

Minions Killed

168 | Malzahar Swain | 68


5.5 | Malzahar Swain | 5.6

Dragons Killed

2 | Malzahar Swain | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Malzahar Swain | 0.4


1 | Malzahar Swain | 1

Malzahar vs Swain Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. Within our data, Malzahar engaged Swain in 6,407 rounds. With so many matchups for Malzahar vs Swain gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a solid build to shatter your opposition.

This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Malzahar encounters Swain in only 6.7% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Malzahar does a poor job of beating Swain. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Malzahar versus Swain rounds, Malzahar’s side is 4.0% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Swain.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6,407 Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.