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

Swain vs Nami

How to Beat Nami as Swain in LoL Nami is in the s tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Support Mage

How to Beat Nami as Swain

based on 8,344 Swain vs Nami matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.25
Pick Rate
4.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League matches each week. In our data, Swain battled Nami 8344 times. Having so many matchups for Swain versus Nami provides us faith in our ability to provide useful statistics and a supported build to defeat your enemy. This particular champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Swain is forced to battle against Nami in only 4.4% of his matches.

Swain vs Nami Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Swain has done a below average job of beating Nami. On average, he wins a lowly 48.2% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Swain versus Nami matches, Swain’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Nami.

Best Swain vs Nami Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Frozen HeartSpirit VisageSeraph's EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

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
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Magic Resist
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
5
Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Nami as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Nami

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 Nami

Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.

Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.

Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.

Swain vs Nami Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Nami Image
4.6
< Kills >
2
6.5
< Deaths >
5.6
10
< Assists >
15.7
1.03
< Killing Sprees >
0.37
78
< Minions Killed >
13
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.55
1,479
< Physical Damage >
948
17,514
< Magic Damage >
8,302
1,018
< True Damage >
624
20,011
< Damage Dealt >
9,875
28,641
< Damage Taken >
16,221
9,633
< Gold Earned >
8,112
1.69
< Towers >
2.13
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,363
< Total Healing >
9,728
11,842
< Experience >
10,717
34
< Vision Score >
49
15
< Wards Placed >
21
320
< Time Dealing CC >
192

How to Counter Nami with Swain in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some valuable Swain vs. Nami matchup stats that may help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. For instance, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nami’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Nami..

Swain normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Nami. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Swain and Nami

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Nami
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Nami

Who is Better, Swain or Nami?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Swain usually loses when facing off against Nami, with a 48.2% win rate. Thus, Swain makes a poor counter for Nami.

While Swain does have a lower win rate compared to Nami, when they face off with one another, Swain also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Swain into Namias his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Swain also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nami. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Swain vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champ with a lower 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 for Nami. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Swain against Nami.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Nami Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nami as Swain, we analyzed 8,344 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 Nami 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 Nami 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 above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain on average racks up much more CS relative to Nami. Champs who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Swain versus Nami build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Nami than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Swain boasted an average winrate of 48.2% battling Nami with this build.

To have the highest probability of beating Nami as Swain, Swain players should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Swain vs Nami matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.2% win rate overall.

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