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.
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.
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.
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.
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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