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Swain Build Guide by Hekalroth

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Hekalroth

Safe laning, Late game monster (S4)

Hekalroth Last updated on February 6, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
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Introduction

This guide shows how I personally play swain as my main and favourite character. The great difference with the other swain's guides is in the early game and the VERY expensive stuff I build. I prefer playing a barrier than an ignit. Everybody knows swain isn't an early game character so if your opponent plays very safely you usually won't take a kill in 1v1 during laning. Most important, swain isn't bad on laning, and is feared for his late game, so as I do myself, you'll probably be ganked a lot ; I haven't counted how many times barrier saved my life! Also I prefer barrier than ignit in late game which I find much more in synergy with the champion.

As I said, this stuff is expensive and you'll struggle to reach to your core items. But that doran's shield that I personally play when on "bad" matchups allows you to have a safe early game and hold a very good laning.

Your game will probably end before you finish your whole stuff but keep in mind swain will be brillant in mid game, and a pure monster in late.


Guide Top

Introduction