How to Win Zac vs Swain Counter Matchup Zac is in the s tier of champions

Zac vs Swain

How to Beat Swain as Zac in LoL Swain is in the b tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Swain as Zac

based on 3,523 Zac vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
3.31
Pick Rate
5.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Swain as Zac resulted from an analysis of 3523 ranked games where both champions engaged each other. This counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Zac is forced to battle against Swain in only 5.2% of his matches.

Zac vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zac does a poor job of countering Swain. On average, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Zac against Swain games, Zac’s side is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Swain.

Best Zac vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Warmog's ArmorForce of NatureThornmailRanduin's Omen

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Zac to level up e
>
Second ability for Zac to level up w
>
Last skill for Zac to max out q

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeConditioningRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Armor HealthScaling
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Swain as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Swain

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

Advice to Win Against Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Zac vs Swain Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Swain Image
5.1
< Kills >
5.2
4.9
< Deaths >
6.3
11.1
< Assists >
10.5
1.16
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
46
< Minions Killed >
105
1.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,190
< Physical Damage >
1,479
15,549
< Magic Damage >
20,398
1,428
< True Damage >
1,409
18,167
< Damage Dealt >
23,287
37,218
< Damage Taken >
28,547
10,683
< Gold Earned >
10,246
1.36
< Towers >
1.85
0.27
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
35,111
< Total Healing >
8,759
12,782
< Experience >
12,262
20
< Vision Score >
29
6
< Wards Placed >
14
471
< Time Dealing CC >
314

How to Counter Swain with Zac in LoL

The stats provided here feature some strategic Zac versus Swain counter stats that can help you realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Swain..

Zac usually has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Swain. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zac and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Swain

Who is Better, Zac or Swain?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zac usually loses when playing against Swain, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Zac makes a poor counter to Swain.

While Zac does have a lower win rate compared to Swain, when facing one another, Zac also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zac into Swainas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Zac vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champ with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Zac is a somewhat poor counter to Swain. Focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zac against Swain.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Zac, we analyzed 3,523 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 Zac 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 Zac in order to counter Swain during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac usually racks up less CS as Swain. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to use in your Zac versus Swain build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better countering Swain than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Zac had an average win rate of 48.5% battling Swain with this build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Swain as Zac, you should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Legend: Tenacity, and Triumph runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Zac vs Swain matchups, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.5% winrate overall.

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