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

Swain vs Viego

How to Beat Viego as Swain in LoL Viego is in the b tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Assassin Fighter

How to Beat Viego as Swain

based on 6,590 Swain vs Viego matchups
Win Rate
51.9 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each week. In our database, Swain faced Viego 6590 times. With so many matchups for Swain vs Viego provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide useful stats and a pro build to destroy your rival. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Swain has to counter Viego in only 3.4% of his rounds.

Swain vs Viego Matchup Summary

Swain has done a decent job of beating Viego. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.9% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Swain vs Viego rounds, Swain’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Viego.

Best Swain vs Viego Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandRuby Crystal

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanRylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Frozen HeartDemonic EmbraceSeraph'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 e
>
Last skill for Swain to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Force 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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E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Viego as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Viego

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.

Swain vs Viego Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
51.9 %
VS
Win Rate
48.1 %
Viego Image
5
< Kills >
7.8
6.6
< Deaths >
6.4
10.9
< Assists >
6.8
1.13
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
77
< Minions Killed >
46
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
1.4
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,529
< Physical Damage >
16,543
17,769
< Magic Damage >
2,735
1,109
< True Damage >
1,764
20,407
< Damage Dealt >
21,043
29,002
< Damage Taken >
32,883
9,861
< Gold Earned >
12,096
1.78
< Towers >
1.47
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
8,592
< Total Healing >
7,749
12,123
< Experience >
13,512
33
< Vision Score >
20
15
< Wards Placed >
5
321
< Time Dealing CC >
276

How to Counter Viego with Swain in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several strategic Swain versus Viego counter stats that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Viego’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Viego. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Swain typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Viego. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Swain and Viego

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Viego
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Viego

Who is Better, Swain or Viego?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Swain usually wins when playing against Viego, with a 51.9% win rate. As a result, Swain makes a good counter to Viego.

While Swain does have a higher winrate compared to Viego, when facing one another, Swain also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging character to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Swain into Viegoas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Swain also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Viego. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Swain vs Viego matchups, Swain is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Swain is a decent counter for Viego. Make sure you focus your tactics on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Swain against Viego.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Viego Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Viego as Swain, we analyzed 6,590 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 Viego 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

To truly master Swain in order to counter Viego during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain most often gets more CS compared to Viego. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Swain versus Viego build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Swain incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs. Viego than with many other typical builds. In fact, Swain had an average winrate of 51.9% when playing against Viego with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Viego as Swain, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Swain vs Viego battles, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 51.9% winrate overall.

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