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

Swain vs Master Yi

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

based on 10,151 Swain vs Master Yi matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
2.46
Pick Rate
5.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Master Yi as Swain resulted from an evaluation of 10151 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly uncommon. Swain is forced to battle against Master Yi in only 5.3% of his rounds.

Swain vs Master Yi Matchup Summary

Swain does a ok job of countering Master Yi. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.9% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Swain versus Master Yi matches, Swain’s side is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Master Yi.

Best Swain vs Master Yi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassRylai's Crystal ScepterSeraph'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: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Force 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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E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
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E
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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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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Master Yi as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Master Yi

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 Master Yi

Meditate is an effective method of healing damage over time, but Master Yi is susceptible to coordinated team ganks early in the game.

If Master Yi tries to farm with Alpha Strike, hit him a few times so he has to use mana with Meditate to heal.

Although Master Yi cannot be slowed while using Highlander, other disables can stop him in his tracks.

Swain vs Master Yi Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Master Yi Image
5.1
< Kills >
8.9
6.5
< Deaths >
7.1
10.9
< Assists >
5.6
1.16
< Killing Sprees >
2.03
76
< Minions Killed >
41
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
1.43
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,509
< Physical Damage >
14,939
16,804
< Magic Damage >
683
1,024
< True Damage >
7,467
19,338
< Damage Dealt >
23,090
28,292
< Damage Taken >
29,531
9,838
< Gold Earned >
12,748
1.79
< Towers >
1.53
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.37
8,160
< Total Healing >
3,375
12,128
< Experience >
13,698
33
< Vision Score >
19
15
< Wards Placed >
5
310
< Time Dealing CC >
214

How to Counter Master Yi with Swain in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some strategic Swain vs. Master Yi counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences between the pair. For instance, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Master Yi’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Master Yi. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Swain usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Master Yi. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Swain and Master Yi

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Master Yi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Master Yi

Who is Better, Swain or Master Yi?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Swain usually fairs equally well when facing off against Master Yi, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Swain makes an ok counter for Master Yi.

While Swain does have a lower win rate compared to Master Yi, when facing one another, Swain also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Swain into Master Yias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Swain has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Master Yi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Swain vs Master Yi matchups, Master Yi is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Swain is a somewhat poor counter to Master Yi. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Swain against Master Yi.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Master Yi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Master Yi as Swain, we analyzed 10,151 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 Master Yi 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 in order to counter Master Yi 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 listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain on average gets more CS relative to Master Yi. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Swain versus Master Yi build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Master Yi than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Swain had an average win rate of 49.9% battling Master Yi with this build.

To have the best chance of crushing Master Yi as Swain, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Swain vs Master Yi clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Master Yi as Swain are presented for all skill levels combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular division, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.