Tryndamere vs Swain Counter Build

How to Beat Swain as Tryndamere


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends games each week. In our dataset, Tryndamere fought Swain in 17,688 rounds. Having so many matchups for Tryndamere vs Swain provides us confidence in our capacity to prepare actionable data and a supported build to counter your enemy.

This champion matchup is relatively rare. Tryndamere has to counter Swain in only 3.7% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Tryndamere does a poor job of countering Swain. On average, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Tryndamere versus Swain games, Tryndamere’s side is 1.0% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Swain.

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Team First Blood


Best Tryndamere Items to Counter Swain

The most important items to use in your Tryndamere versus Swain build consist of Infinity Edge, Bloodthirster, and Navori Quickblades. When Tryndamere used at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Swain than with most other common item sets.

Infinity Edge Item Bloodthirster Item Navori Quickblades Item

Best Tryndamere Runes to Counter Swain

To have the best chance of vanquishing Swain as Tryndamere, you should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Tryndamere vs Swain clashes, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Swain runes to counterpick against Tryndamere in order to help you interpret how he will likely be built against your champion.

Best Tryndamere Runes

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching

Best Swain Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Scorch Rune Scorch


The subsequent tables highlight several significant Tryndamere vs. Swain counter statistics that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Tryndamere’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is not as good as Swain’s KDA ratio of 2.6, indicating that Tryndamere may be less central to his team's team fighting capacity than Swain. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Tryndamere Stats
6.5 6.1
Swain Stats


Tryndamere Stats
6.1 6.5
Swain Stats


Tryndamere Stats
4.3 10.6
Swain Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Tryndamere Stats
2.8 2.7
Swain Stats

Damage Dealt

Tryndamere Stats
17674 20176
Swain Stats

Damage Taken

Tryndamere Stats
30909 22849
Swain Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Tryndamere Stats
5.5 5.4
Swain Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Tryndamere Stats
1 0.9
Swain Stats

Dragons Killed

Tryndamere Stats
1.9 2
Swain Stats

Barons Killed

Tryndamere Stats
0.4 0.4
Swain Stats

Gold Earned

Tryndamere Stats
11882 9832
Swain Stats

Minions Killed

Tryndamere Stats
148 68
Swain Stats

Tryndamere often has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, Tryndamere receives more damage than Swain. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Tryndamere usually gets many more minion kills than Swain. Champs that do not finish with very much CS usually do not need much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, typically have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to exceed the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17688 Tryndamere vs Swain 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 Swain as Tryndamere 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.