Swain vs Poppy Counter Build

How to Beat Poppy as Swain


We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we review each week. This Swain versus Poppy counter review came out of an examination of 20,760 ranked matches where both champs faced off against one another.

This counter matchup is fairly common. Swain fights Poppy in 17.5% of his games. Swain does a great job of countering Poppy. Typically, he wins a fantastic 54.0% of games the champs fight one another in. In Swain versus Poppy games, Swain’s team is 1.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Poppy.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Swain Items to Counter Poppy

The ideal items to have in your Swain versus Poppy build include Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Poppy than with most other common item sets.

Void Staff Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item Demonic Embrace Item

Best Swain Runes to Counter Poppy

To have the best probability of vanquishing Poppy as Swain, Swain players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Swain vs Poppy counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Poppy runes to counterpick against Swain to help you recognize how she will likely be built against your champ.

Best Swain Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Poppy Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery


The following tables highlight some vital Swain versus Poppy matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is close to Poppy’s KDA ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Swain may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Poppy.

Battle Stats


Swain Stats
5.9 5
Poppy Stats


Swain Stats
6.6 5.7
Poppy Stats


Swain Stats
10.9 8.2
Poppy Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Swain Stats
2.6 2.3
Poppy Stats

Damage Dealt

Swain Stats
20905 15216
Poppy Stats

Damage Taken

Swain Stats
23151 25283
Poppy Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Swain Stats
5.5 4.8
Poppy Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Swain Stats
0.9 0.8
Poppy Stats

Dragons Killed

Swain Stats
2 1.9
Poppy Stats

Barons Killed

Swain Stats
0.4 0.4
Poppy Stats

Gold Earned

Swain Stats
9821 9754
Poppy Stats

Minions Killed

Swain Stats
69 78
Poppy Stats

Swain usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, Swain receives a similar amount of damage to Poppy. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Swain commonly takes a similar number of minion kills than Poppy. Champs who on average do not amass many minion kills usually do not need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to pass the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 20760 Swain vs Poppy 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 Poppy 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.