How to Win Swain vs Ziggs Counter Matchup Swain is in the b tier of champions

Swain vs Ziggs

How to Beat Ziggs as Swain in LoL Ziggs is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Ziggs as Swain

based on 1,693 Swain vs Ziggs matchups
Win Rate
49.4 %
K/D/A
2.42
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League matches that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Ziggs as Swain resulted from an examination of 1693 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Swain has to counter Ziggs in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Swain vs Ziggs Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Swain does a poor job of countering Ziggs. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.4% of games the champs battle one another in. In Swain versus Ziggs games, Swain’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Ziggs.

Best Swain vs Ziggs Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Swain Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

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 w
>
Last skill for Swain to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Swain's passive ability p
Swain q ability q
Swain w ability w
Swain e ability e
Swain's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Ziggs as Swain

Tips for Playing as Swain against Ziggs

While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.

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.

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.

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.

Advice to Win Against Ziggs

Ziggs' ultimate, Mega Inferno Bomb, deals more damage in the center of the explosion.

Don't step on Ziggs' mines! They'll slow you and make it much easier for him to hit you with his other abiltiies.

Many of Ziggs' abilities have long cooldowns. Try catching him just after he's used his abilities.

Swain vs Ziggs Counter Stats

Swain Image
Win Rate
49.4 %
VS
Win Rate
50.6 %
Ziggs Image
5.2
< Kills >
5.3
6.4
< Deaths >
5.6
10.3
< Assists >
8.8
1.15
< Killing Sprees >
1.23
105
< Minions Killed >
164
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.61
1,395
< Physical Damage >
890
19,231
< Magic Damage >
26,706
1,175
< True Damage >
682
21,802
< Damage Dealt >
28,278
30,464
< Damage Taken >
18,190
10,526
< Gold Earned >
11,607
1.66
< Towers >
3.01
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
8,965
< Total Healing >
1,803
13,045
< Experience >
13,840
30
< Vision Score >
22
14
< Wards Placed >
10
327
< Time Dealing CC >
260

How to Counter Ziggs with Swain in LoL

The stats shown here feature several valuable Swain vs. Ziggs counter stats that may help you appreciate the distinctions between these two champions. As an example, Swain’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ziggs’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Swain may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ziggs..

Swain normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Ziggs. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Swain and Ziggs

Damage Types Compared

Swain
Ziggs
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Swain
Ziggs

Who is Better, Swain or Ziggs?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Swain usually fairs equally well when taking on Ziggs, with a 49.4% win rate. Thus, Swain makes an ok counter to Ziggs.

While Swain does have a lower win rate compared to Ziggs, when on opposite teams, Swain also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Swain into Ziggsas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Swain has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ziggs. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Swain is a somewhat poor counter for Ziggs. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Swain against Ziggs.

Additional Information for Swain Players

How We Calculated Our Swain vs Ziggs Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ziggs as Swain, we analyzed 1,693 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 Ziggs 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 learn all of the intricacies of Swain to counter Ziggs during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Swain often racks up less CS as Ziggs. Champions who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Swain versus Ziggs build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Swain incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs Ziggs than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Swain boasted an average winrate of 49.4% battling Ziggs with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Ziggs 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 combinations players used for Swain vs Ziggs matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.4% win rate overall.

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