Using Ebb and Flow during an engagement with enemy champions will help sway the battle in your favor.
Aqua Prison has a long cooldown, make sure to use it at the right moment.
Nami's ultimate can come in very handy for initiating on enemies who are far away.
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 stats provided here emphasize some important Nami versus Swain matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Nami’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Nami may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Swain. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.
Nami typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Swain. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Nami usually wins when trying to fight Swain, with a 52.2% win rate. Therefore, Nami makes a good counter for Swain.
While Nami does have a higher win rate compared to Swain, when on opposite teams, Nami also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Nami into Swain.
Moreover, Nami also has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Swain. This often 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 in League of Legends, in Nami vs Swain matchups, Nami is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Nami is a good counter to Swain. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Nami against Swain.
To truly master Nami in order to counter Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Nami typically racks up a lot less CS compared to Swain. Champions who typically don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Nami versus Swain build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Imperial Mandate. When Nami used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when fighting Swain than with most other common builds. In fact, Nami boasted an average win rate of 52.2% battling Swain with these items in her kit.
To have the best probability of vanquishing Swain as Nami, Nami players should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Nami vs Swain counter picks, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.2% winrate overall.
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