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Swain Build Guide by Zharkith

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zharkith

A Simple Swain Guide [In Progress]

Zharkith Last updated on December 24, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 1


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Introduction


Swain is an overlooked champion. Personally I believe he is a lot better than most ap carries, I feel as if it is impossible to lose a lane as him. Many people build swain as a tanky ap carry, but with my build I prefer to simply dominate others before they even have a chance to react.


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Pros & Cons

Pros


- Kills extremely fast
- Very durable in team fights
- Wins almost every 1 vs 1
- Great sustain due to his passive Carrion Renewal

Cons


- Might be a little hard at first
- Swain has very short range
- Although very durable, he is not invincible and shouldn't be played with such a mindset


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Summoner Spells

FLASH OR GHOST


I prefer flash > ghost. Flash can be used for both chasing and escaping, imo- ghost can only be used for chasing I dislike it very much for just running away.

IGNITE

Ignite is core on Swain. It compliments extremely well, too well that no other summoner spell is even worth reviewing.


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Buld order

STARTING ITEMS


Start boots for that extra movement speed in order to harass and stun.

CORE ITEMS


I usually rush Rod of Ages, the only small item I would personally get before going straight for RoA is Crystalline Flask