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.
Taric's ultimate, Cosmic Radiance, has a long delay before its effect. Try to quickly assess whether to disengage the fight or attempt to kill his allies before it goes off.
Taric reduces his spell cooldowns by basic attacking enemies with Bravado. Try to kite him in teamfights and punish him for approaching the minion wave in lane.
The stats shown here highlight some vital Swain against Taric matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between these two champions. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Taric’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Taric. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.
Swain typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes more damage than Taric. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Swain usually wins when facing off against Taric, with a 56.9% win rate. Thus, Swain makes a fantastic counter for Taric.
While Swain does have a much higher winrate than Taric, when they face off with one another, Swain also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Swain into Taricas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Swain also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Taric. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Swain vs Taric 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 allied champions during team fights.
Swain is a great counter for Taric. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Swain against Taric.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Swain to counter Taric during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Swain most often racks up more CS as Taric. Champions who on average don't take 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 skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The best items to use in your Swain versus Taric build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Taric than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Swain had an average winrate of 56.9% when playing against Taric with this build.
To have the highest probability of beating Taric as Swain, Swain players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Swain vs Taric clashes, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 56.9% win rate overall.
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