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Swain Build Guide by DeliriumDnB

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DeliriumDnB

FREE ELO 6.11 Swain [MID/TOP]

DeliriumDnB Last updated on June 13, 2016
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
5/
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 18

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Swain with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Irelia Easy, she cant farm or kill you. Just zone her with q, poke with e+q. But always ward and check where is her jungler if you want to go more aggresive. When you get zhonya roa you can 1v2 easy
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Introduction

Hi, i am DeliriumDnB curently GOLD IV (I managed to climb to GOLD II in 2 days with Swain)on EUNE. After last patch Swain become really strong. I play him mid and top winning every single game so far. Difference from build before patch is maxing Decrepify instead of Torment. Damage amplifier from Torment
doesnt scale anymore so there is no reason in maxing it anymore. Q has better waveclear, better zone, better dmg. Guide is still unfinished but it will update regulary...


Live Stats

    36/13 (72.9% Win Rate)
    2.74 KDA
PLATINUM V


Tell me your results with this build


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Patch Changes

6.11

Swain's Decrepify lost 2.5/5/7.5/10 Damage per second. It is not that big nerf, late game it is 40 Damage at full length.

Swain's Ravenous Flock heal against champion got bigger nerf. 30/45/60 ⇒ 20/30/40.



He is still strong, IMHO still God/Tier 1 Mid/Top.


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Tips

Early wave clear W+Q. Later just q is enough. Poke with E+Q. Dont forget to AA while you are in ult. Will be updated. Try it!!


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Abilities

Ability Sequence Order


Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

> > >
Maxing e doesnt make sense anymore cause dmg amplif is same with every lvl just dmg is scaling. Q is better for farm, zone, bully dmg.

Carrion Renewal
// Whenever Swain kills an enemy or structure, he restores 13 - 30 (based on level) mana. On enemy champion takedowns, he regains an additional 9% maximum mana.
// Basicly you get mana for csing. If you assist or kill champions you get more mana. Combined with Doran's Ring give great mana sustain on lane if you can CS decent

Decrepify
// Active: Swain commands Beatrice to fly to the target location, where she remains for 4 seconds.


Beatrice will attack enemies within the area, prioritizing the target of Torment, other champions in range and then any target in range. Beatrice's attacks deal magic damage and slow. Beatrice deals double damage against minions and executes them below 10 health.

// Your bread and butter skill. Max first. Good for zoning, trading, farming. Does really much Damage. It will prioritize enemies with Torment then enemy champions and if no champions near any other target. Decrepify has no cast time and does not interrupt Swain's previous orders.

Nevermove
// Active: Swain marks the target area. After a 0.875-second delay, talons grab onto enemy units within, dealing magic damage and rooting them for a short duration.
// Max second. Great wave clear early combined with Decrepify. Also good for zoning. It has cast time so try predict enemies movement to hit it. Or combine with q slow for easier root. Be aware that Nevermove has much bigger range than Decrepify

Torment
// Active: Swain afflicts the target enemy with a curse that deals magic damage to them over 4 seconds, amplifying Swain's damage against them by 20% for the duration.
// DoT + Damage Amplifier for 4 seconds. Max last cause Damage Amplifier does not scale with level. It is used to prioritize targets for Decrepify. It is usefull for breaking yasuo shield or for poking. Good trade combo is E + Q

Ravenous Flock
// Toggle: Swain assumes the form of a demonic raven. During this time, lesser ravens strike out, one every 0.2 seconds at up to 5 nearby enemies and dealing magic damage to them, prioritizing champions. Each enemy can only be attacked by one raven at a time and only once per second.

Swain heals himself for a small amount against minions and monsters, and for a bigger amount against champions.

Ravenous Flock cannot select the same target twice in a row.

// Swain transforms into Big Bird (Raven) and he spawns lesser ravens that do Damage to 5 enemies around him. Ravens cant attack same target for 1 second. If they hit enemies they heal him for some amount, which is really big vs champions. It continues to deal dmg and heal if you use zhonya so with ult zhonya you can sometimes healt to full hp from 50% for duration of invulerability of zhonya


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Runes Mid

Runes Mid




Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3


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Runes top

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Runes

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3


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Items

Start

X2

Core Mid

Rod of Ages > Sorcerer's Shoes > Zhonya's Hourglass > Rylai's Crystal Scepter > Void Staff > Luden's Echo

Core Top

Rod of Ages > Ionian Boots of Lucidity > Zhonya's Hourglass > Rylai's Crystal Scepter > Spirit Visage > Void Staff


Discusion



RoA ( Rod of Ages) is insanely strong on him. I prefer it over Hextech GLP-800. RoA gives 200hp more and 20ap more and is cheaper by 400 gold. Active is meh. Get this only if you dont manage to buy RoA till 20 minute mark. One tip. If you are running from, for example, cait ult and there are no minions around. Use Nevermove anywhere and turn your R after that for heal from RoA passive. It can save your life. Think about that!


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Ranked Play

Will upload Video Matchups soon.

Gameplay Video and few full game matchups comming next Thursday


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Stream

Twitch Stream