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

Swain vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Swain in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Swain

based on 592 Swain vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
2.51
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Swain came out of an evaluation of 592 ranked matches where both champions faced off against each other. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Swain is forced to battle against Kalista in only 0.9% of his matches.

Swain vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Swain does a good job of beating Kalista. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.7% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Swain versus Kalista rounds, Swain’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood against Kalista.

Best Swain vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot 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

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Inspiration Perfect TimingBiscuit Delivery
Adaptive 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
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Kalista

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

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.

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.

Advice to Win Against Kalista

Kalista's mobility is dependent upon attacking. This means it is low when she is outside of her attack range and that Attack Speed slows reduce the amount of distance she can cover in an engagement.

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

Kalista cannot cancel her basic attack wind up. While she is very mobile, this offers a window to land spells on her if you anticipate when she will begin attacking.

Swain vs Kalista Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Kalista Image
5.9
< Kills >
9
6.7
< Deaths >
7.2
10.9
< Assists >
6.2
1.29
< Killing Sprees >
2.03
89
< Minions Killed >
166
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.37
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.5
1,348
< Physical Damage >
17,434
17,898
< Magic Damage >
1,657
1,126
< True Damage >
797
20,374
< Damage Dealt >
19,889
24,982
< Damage Taken >
21,260
10,228
< Gold Earned >
12,882
1.97
< Towers >
2.41
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.18
7,669
< Total Healing >
2,408
12,111
< Experience >
12,372
29
< Vision Score >
19
14
< Wards Placed >
8
262
< Time Dealing CC >
165

How to Counter Kalista with Swain in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some significant Swain versus Kalista matchup statistics that may help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kalista’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kalista. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Swain often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Kalista. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Swain and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Kalista

Who is Better, Swain or Kalista?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Swain usually wins when playing against Kalista, with a 52.7% win rate. Thus, Swain makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Swain does have a higher winrate than Kalista, when they face off with one another, Swain also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Swain into Kalistaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Swain has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kalista. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Swain is a good counter to Kalista. Focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Swain against Kalista.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Swain, we analyzed 592 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 Kalista 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

To truly master Swain to counter Kalista during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain typically gets less CS as Kalista. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, 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, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Swain versus Kalista build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Kalista than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Swain had an average winrate of 52.7% when countering Kalista with this build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Kalista as Swain, Swain players should take the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Perfect Timing, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Swain vs Kalista counters, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.7% winrate overall.

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