How to Win Shyvana vs Swain Counter Matchup Shyvana is in the b tier of champions

Shyvana vs Swain

How to Beat Swain as Shyvana in LoL Swain is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Swain as Shyvana

based on 4,657 Shyvana vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
2.67
Pick Rate
5.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League games each week. In our data, Shyvana battled Swain in 4657 matches. Including so many games with Shyvana versus Swain gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide useful stats and a supported build to suppress your foe. This counter matchup is fairly uncommon. Shyvana has to counter Swain in only 5.3% of her rounds.

Shyvana vs Swain Matchup Summary

Shyvana has done a average job of beating Swain. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.9% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Shyvana against Swain matches, Shyvana’s team is 0.2% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Swain.

Best Shyvana vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorNull-Magic Mantle

Core Shyvana Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletNashor's ToothDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Cosmic DriveTitanic HydraWarmog's ArmorForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Press the Attack TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Shyvana's passive ability p
Shyvana q ability q
Shyvana w ability w
Shyvana e ability e
Shyvana's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
W
5
E
6
R
7
E
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E
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E
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
Q
15
Q
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R

Guide to Countering Swain as Shyvana

Tips for Playing as Shyvana against Swain

Flame Breath is great to level-up against difficult lane opponents.

It can be valuable to purchase one of the items that can slow enemies: Frozen Mallet, Dead Man's Plate, or Entropy.

Shyvana's abilities all benefit from attacking units. As a result, Attack Speed items are more valuable on her than most champions.

Burnout is an ideal choice for jungling. Monsters will be hit by the full duration, and the speed boost improves her ganking potential.

Advice to Win Against Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

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.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Shyvana vs Swain Counter Stats

Shyvana Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Swain Image
6.1
< Kills >
5
5.2
< Deaths >
6.2
7.8
< Assists >
10.3
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
1.15
76
< Minions Killed >
100
1.44
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.43
4,232
< Physical Damage >
1,458
16,826
< Magic Damage >
19,466
1,263
< True Damage >
935
22,321
< Damage Dealt >
21,860
35,277
< Damage Taken >
28,162
11,901
< Gold Earned >
10,097
1.78
< Towers >
1.72
0.27
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
7,751
< Total Healing >
8,403
13,989
< Experience >
12,253
20
< Vision Score >
29
5
< Wards Placed >
14
544
< Time Dealing CC >
309

How to Counter Swain with Shyvana in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize several influential Shyvana vs. Swain matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences between the two. As an example, Shyvana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Swain’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Shyvana may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Swain..

Shyvana normally has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she receives more damage than Swain. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Shyvana and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Shyvana
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shyvana
Swain

Who is Better, Shyvana or Swain?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Shyvana usually fairs equally well when facing off against Swain, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Shyvana makes an ok counter for Swain.

While Shyvana does have a lower win rate compared to Swain, when facing one another, Shyvana also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Shyvana into Swain.

Furthermore, Shyvana has almost no 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 isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Shyvana vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Shyvana is a somewhat poor counter for Swain. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Shyvana against Swain.

Additional Information for Shyvana Players

How We Calculated Our Shyvana vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Shyvana, we analyzed 4,657 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 Shyvana 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

To truly master Shyvana in order to counter Swain during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shyvana typically accumulates a similar amount of CS as Swain. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Shyvana versus Swain build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Nashor's Tooth, and Demonic Embrace. When Shyvana used at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better vs Swain than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Shyvana had an average win rate of 49.9% battling Swain with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Swain as Shyvana, you should use the Press the Attack, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for Shyvana vs Swain counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.9% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Swain as Shyvana are presented for every ranked division. To narrow the stats and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.