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 stat comparisons shown on this page show some significant Swain vs. Yuumi counter stats that may help you appreciate the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yuumi’s ratio of NaN, showing that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Yuumi. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Swain normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Yuumi. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Swain usually wins when taking on Yuumi, with a 62.4% win rate. Thus, Swain makes a fantastic counter to Yuumi.
While Swain does have a much higher winrate than Yuumi, when they face off with one another, Swain also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Swain into Yuumias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Swain has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Yuumi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Swain vs Yuumi 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 teamfights.
Swain is a great counter to Yuumi. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Swain against Yuumi.
If you would like to truly master Swain to counter Yuumi during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on 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 on average picks up much more CS compared to Yuumi. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Swain versus Yuumi build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Yuumi than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Swain boasted an average win rate of 62.4% battling Yuumi with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Yuumi as Swain, you should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Presence of Mind runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Swain vs Yuumi clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 62.4% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Yuumi as Swain are shown for all ranked divisions. To filter the stats and builds to a particular division, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.