How to Win Swain vs Caitlyn Counter Matchup Swain is in the a tier of champions

Swain vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Swain in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
Mage Fighter
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How to Beat Caitlyn as Swain

based on 21,177 Swain vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
51.9 %
K/D/A
2.45
Pick Rate
11 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League rounds each and every week. In our database, Swain engaged Caitlyn 21177 times. Including so many matchups for Swain vs Caitlyn provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce useful stats and a supported build to wreck Caitlyn. This champion pairing is relatively common. Swain encounters Caitlyn in 11.1% of his matches.

Swain vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Swain has done a decent job of beating Caitlyn. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.9% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Swain versus Caitlyn games, Swain’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood versus Caitlyn.

Best Swain vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanRylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapAbyssal MaskSeraph's EmbraceSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityCoup de Grace
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Ability Haste Adaptive Force Health Scaling
Swain's passive ability p
Swain q ability q
Swain w ability w
Swain e ability e
Swain's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Caitlyn as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Caitlyn

While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.

Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.

Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Swain vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
51.9 %
VS
Win Rate
48.1 %
Caitlyn Image
5
< Kills >
6.8
6.4
< Deaths >
6.5
10.7
< Assists >
7.1
1.12
< Killing Sprees >
1.56
78
< Minions Killed >
160
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,504
< Physical Damage >
19,210
17,733
< Magic Damage >
1,400
1,049
< True Damage >
979
20,287
< Damage Dealt >
21,590
29,526
< Damage Taken >
19,756
9,824
< Gold Earned >
11,621
1.71
< Towers >
2.41
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
8,947
< Total Healing >
3,394
12,159
< Experience >
12,411
33
< Vision Score >
18
15
< Wards Placed >
8
328
< Time Dealing CC >
80

How to Counter Caitlyn with Swain in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several significant Swain against Caitlyn counter stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Caitlyn’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Caitlyn..

Swain normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Caitlyn. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Swain and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Swain or Caitlyn?

Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Swain usually wins when trying to fight Caitlyn, with a 51.9% win rate. Therefore, Swain makes a good counter to Caitlyn.

While Swain does have a higher winrate than Caitlyn, when facing one another, Swain also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Swain into Caitlynas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Swain also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Swain is a decent counter to Caitlyn. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Swain against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Swain, we analyzed 21,177 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 Caitlyn as Swain 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 Swain to counter Caitlyn during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain often gets less CS relative to Caitlyn. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Swain versus Caitlyn build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Caitlyn than with many other common builds. In fact, Swain boasted an average winrate of 51.9% when playing against Caitlyn with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Caitlyn as Swain, Swain players should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Swain vs Caitlyn LoL games, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.9% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Caitlyn as Swain are given for every ranked division. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.