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Swain Build Guide by JordanLEwisXD

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League of Legends Build Guide Author JordanLEwisXD

[S3] - Swain Solotop/Mid - Tactician Of The Year!

JordanLEwisXD Last updated on December 12, 2012

Team 1

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: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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DON'T JUDGE THIS PAGE ON LACK OF DECORATION :)!

This guide/Build is showing you how to master swain and how to dominate lanes with him. It is not a Christmas shop. There will not be a lot of decoration but lots of information on how to master the old man with a bird. More updates will be coming soon if voted positive so vote up please! Thanks JordanLewisXD


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Introduction - ABOUT SWAIN

Swain is a 'Tanky AP carry' that can play mid and top lane very strongly. He is a very powerful champ and can sustain for quite a long time throughout team fight if not all team fight. Swain is not a easy champ to master and takes some time to get used to, but if you know how to play him, lucky you he is a game changing champion and can win games almost single handly if fed at the start of the game.


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Pros / Cons - WHY TO PLAY SWAIN AND WHY NOT TO..

PROS:


Very hard to counter and has a lot of sustain with your ultimate activated (Ravenous Flock)

Powerful, Tons of damage and can burst almost anyone/thing down due to your combo (E, Q, W, R)

Nevermove and Decrepify are two very good cc utilizes and will make a instant kill combined with a good jungle gank.

Very good lane sustain after Catalyst the protector due to the regen' on Ravenous Flock.

CONS:



He will get burst down easily if you don't hit the right combos.

Silences will mess Swain up real hard, avoid champs with this cc (Garen, LeBlanc Ect..)

Requires a lot of practise to master and will be very annoying to learn.

Alot of mid champs rely on ranged auto attacks to poke the opponent down, swains isn't the biggest but will work top fine.


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WHEN TO PLAY SWAIN?

In ranked you should play swain to counter someone, making sure they have the pick first so you can counter them will work great. On the other hand if you pick Swain first the opposite team will easily pick a counter, like Garen top or LeBlanc if you are mid.


Play him whenever you want but don't play ranked matches until you are sure you are pretty good at him. This requires farming good with him and making sure you are hitting the right combos on the right focus and landing them deadly Nevermoves.


If the enemy team has low cc.


Needing an Tanky AP carry mid.


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START/FINISH STATS

THIS IS FOR THE BUILD TITLED 'Normal Build' Will be doing the newer one ASAP.
STARTING:
Health: 463
Mana: 302
AP: 25
Attack Damage: 55
Attack Speed: 0.625
Armour: 29
Magic Resistance: 30
Movement speed: 313

FINISH:
Health: 2739
Mana: 1665
AP: 462
Attack Damage: 103
Attack Speed: 0.849
Armour: 96
Magic Resistance: 131
Movement Speed: 380


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