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

Swain vs Draven

How to Beat Draven as Swain in LoL Draven is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Draven as Swain

based on 4,291 Swain vs Draven matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.54
Pick Rate
4.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League games each week. Within our dataset, Swain faced Draven in 4291 matches. Including so many games with Swain vs Draven provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare informative statistics and a recommended build to obliterate your opposition. This particular champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Swain is forced to battle against Draven in only 4.8% of his rounds.

Swain vs Draven Matchup Summary

Swain has done a good job of countering Draven. Normally, he wins a terrific 52.1% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Swain vs Draven games, Swain’s side is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Draven.

Best Swain vs Draven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassSpirit VisageMorellonomicon

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: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
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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E
2
W
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Draven as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Draven

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.

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.

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.

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

Advice to Win Against Draven

Launch skillshots toward the landing position of Draven's Spinning Axes.

Disrupt Draven with the goal of making him drop his axes. If you do, his power drops dramatically.

Swain vs Draven Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Draven Image
5.3
< Kills >
8.2
6.3
< Deaths >
7
10.7
< Assists >
6.2
1.21
< Killing Sprees >
1.86
99
< Minions Killed >
162
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.25
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,407
< Physical Damage >
22,928
18,699
< Magic Damage >
230
918
< True Damage >
720
21,024
< Damage Dealt >
23,879
27,180
< Damage Taken >
22,450
10,108
< Gold Earned >
13,471
1.81
< Towers >
2.3
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
7,998
< Total Healing >
4,519
12,125
< Experience >
12,080
29
< Vision Score >
15
13
< Wards Placed >
7
308
< Time Dealing CC >
84

How to Counter Draven with Swain in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show some significant Swain against Draven matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences between this set of champions. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Draven’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Draven. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Swain normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives more damage than Draven. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Swain and Draven

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Draven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Draven

Who is Better, Swain or Draven?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Swain usually wins when playing against Draven, with a 52.1% win rate. Thus, Swain makes a good counter to Draven.

While Swain does have a higher winrate than Draven, when they face off with one another, Swain also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Swain into Dravenas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Swain also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Draven. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Swain vs Draven matchups, Swain is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Swain is an above average counter to Draven. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Swain against Draven.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Draven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Draven as Swain, we analyzed 4,291 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 Draven 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 truly master Swain in order to counter Draven during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain often racks up less CS relative to Draven. Champs who typically don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Swain versus Draven build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Draven than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Swain boasted an average winrate of 52.1% when countering Draven with this build.

To have the best chance of beating Draven as Swain, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Swain vs Draven face-offs, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.1% winrate overall.

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