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.
The stats provided here show some important Swain vs. Samira matchup statistics that can help us interpret the distinctions between the two. Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Samira’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Samira. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Swain usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Samira. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Swain usually wins when playing against Samira, with a 51.4% win rate. Therefore, Swain makes a good counter for Samira.
While Swain does have a higher win rate than Samira, when facing one another, Swain also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Swain into Samiraas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Swain has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Samira. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Swain vs Samira matchups, Swain is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Swain is a decent counter to Samira. Focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Swain against Samira.
To learn all of the intricacies of Swain in order to counter Samira during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Swain most often racks up less CS as Samira. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions 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 case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Swain versus Samira build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Swain combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Samira than with most other typical builds. In fact, Swain had an average winrate of 51.4% when playing against Samira with this build.
To have the best chance of crushing Samira as Swain, Swain players should use the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Perfect Timing, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Swain vs Samira clashes, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.4% winrate overall.
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