How to Win Shaco vs Swain Counter Matchup Shaco is in the s tier of champions

Shaco vs Swain

How to Beat Swain as Shaco in LoL Swain is in the b tier of champions
Assassin
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Swain as Shaco

based on 3,374 Shaco vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.71
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Swain as Shaco resulted from an evaluation of 3374 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Shaco has to counter Swain in only 5.0% of his games.

Shaco vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Shaco has done a dismal job of countering Swain. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champs face each other in. In Shaco vs Swain games, Shaco’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Swain.

Best Shaco vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Shaco Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Void StaffInfinity EdgeRabadon's DeathcapCosmic Drive

Summoner Spells

summonersmite summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Shaco's passive ability p
Shaco q ability q
Shaco w ability w
Shaco e ability e
Shaco's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
E
8
E
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E
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E
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R
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Q
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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 Shaco

Tips for Playing as Shaco against Swain

Using Deceive over terrain can help you make a clean escape.

Backstab's damage can be increased with increased Critical Damage effects like Infinity Edge.

Try getting items with on-hit effects. These will also benefit your Hallucination clone.

Advice to Win Against Swain

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.

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.

Shaco vs Swain Counter Stats

Shaco Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Swain Image
7.3
< Kills >
5.5
5.9
< Deaths >
6.7
8.7
< Assists >
10.4
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
1.25
35
< Minions Killed >
103
1.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.46
5,614
< Physical Damage >
1,421
12,991
< Magic Damage >
19,909
1,996
< True Damage >
978
20,602
< Damage Dealt >
22,308
24,361
< Damage Taken >
30,031
11,425
< Gold Earned >
10,661
1.29
< Towers >
1.79
0.23
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,753
< Total Healing >
8,948
13,108
< Experience >
12,906
26
< Vision Score >
32
8
< Wards Placed >
15
648
< Time Dealing CC >
342

How to Counter Swain with Shaco in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some important Shaco versus Swain counter statistics that may help us realize the differences between the pair. Shaco’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Swain’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Shaco may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Swain..

Shaco normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes less damage than Swain. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Shaco and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Shaco
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shaco
Swain

Who is Better, Shaco or Swain?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Shaco usually loses when taking on Swain, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Shaco makes a bad counter for Swain.

While Shaco does have a lower win rate compared to Swain, when facing one another, Shaco also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Shaco into Swainas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Shaco vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Shaco is a somewhat poor counter to Swain. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Shaco against Swain.

Additional Information for Shaco Players

How We Calculated Our Shaco vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Shaco, we analyzed 3,374 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 Shaco 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 Shaco to counter Swain during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shaco on average racks up less CS relative to Swain. Champions who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Shaco versus Swain build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Shaco used at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Swain than with many other typical builds. In fact, Shaco boasted an average win rate of 48.5% when countering Swain with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of crushing Swain as Shaco, Shaco players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Shaco vs Swain LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% winrate overall.

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