Try saving Spell Shield for enemy abilities that can disable you such as stuns and roots.
Ricochet resets Sivir's basic attack timer on activation, so activating this immediately after landing a normal basic attack will maximize damage output.
Sivir's Boomerang Blade returns to her after reaching the max range, so you can shift position to hit enemies who would otherwise have evaded it.
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.
The stats shown on this page emphasize some critical Sivir against Swain counter stats that may help us explain the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Sivir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Swain’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Sivir may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Swain..
Sivir normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, she receives less damage than Swain. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Sivir usually fairs equally well when playing against Swain, with a 50.7% win rate. As a result, Sivir makes an ok counter to Swain.
While Sivir does have a higher win rate compared to Swain, when they face off with one another, Sivir also has a much lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Sivir into Swain.
Additionally, Sivir has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Sivir vs Swain matchups, Sivir is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Sivir is a decent counter to Swain. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Sivir against Swain.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Sivir to counter Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Sivir often gets more CS relative to Swain. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They 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, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Sivir versus Swain build include Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Essence Reaver. When Sivir bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Swain than with most other common item sets. In fact, Sivir boasted an average winrate of 50.7% battling Swain with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Swain as Sivir, Sivir players should take the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Cut Down, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Sivir vs Swain matchups, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.7% winrate overall.
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