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League of Legends Build Guide Author QuadraDowN

Swain, The Flying Bird [S4 off - tank bird]

QuadraDowN Last updated on April 26, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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





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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: 25

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 3


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Introduction


Hello guys, Im QuadraDowN and this is build for Swain. I Thinked very much how to make this build for this um flying bird :D and i say to myself "Lets make it" and i started the build. I think everyday what new to add in this build and how to make it better for understanding. I would appreciate any and all feedback that you guys may provide.


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Spells/Runes/Masteries


Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
We first need to up Torment because this spell is like ignite and allows you to do 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20% increased DMG from Swain's attacks for 4 seconds. Next we need Nevermove for more additional effect when fight or run. The last spell that we up is Decrepify we don't need this spell this much in early game so we up it only 1 time and then upping after 14 level. The ult Ravenous Flock is upped on 6,11,16 level.
Runes

Greater Mark of Precision
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3
We need to get Greater Glyph of Magic Resist and Greater Seal of Armor for early game so they will harass you harder when have more MGR and Armor. Next we need greater mark of hybrid penetration you will be able to poke them more and more when getting trough their Armor and MGR. Quint we need Greater Quintessence of Ability Power so we will not left the bird with no AP in the start, right?
Masteries
4/1
1/1
3/5
3/5
1/1
1/5
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
1/
2/1
3/5


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Pros and Cons


Pros




+ Incredible sustain in lane after level 6
+ A lot of damage over time
+ Can take quite a beating in a fight and still come out on top
+ Practically untouchable without Ignite, Executioner's Calling or certain abilities
+ He's a giant demon bird
+ Good CC



Cons




- If you can't last hit, you can't harass. Dem manacosts.
- A lot of damage over time
- His CC is kind of hard to hit if your opponent knows how to dodge stuff
- Countered HARD by healing reduction
- Kind of requires blue-buff for maximum fighting ability


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Farming


As Swain is a little bit harder to farm so thats why we put some AD in the masteries. You need to watch the minions HP. When they are bellow 100 HP you may attack them but be careful because in the start don't have much AD so need to keep higher attention for the HP on caster minion and melee minion because the melee have more armor and higher HP than the caster.


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Wards


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Farm (Advanced)

If there is no one in your lane to push your minions, you can go and take wraiths and/or wolves


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Counters


Viktor


Harass with Death Ray
Hardly healing with Ravenous Flock when Viktor uses Chaos Storm
Hard CC Gravity Field


Cassiopeia


Hardly to heal when Cassiopeia uses Noxious Blast Miasma
Watch to not be around her when you are hitted by Noxious Blast because she can use Twin Fang so much times on you


LeBlanc


She can easily avoid Nevermove with Distortion
Silencing with sigil of silence so watch out when she comes to you
If you can, watch to avoid Ethereal Chains


Tristana


Can avoid spells with Rocket Jump
Can reduce healing with Explosive Shot
Poking hard with Buster Shot


Fizz


Hard DMG with Urchin Strike Playful / Trickster Chum the Waters
Easy avoiding DMG with Playful / Trickster
Hard CC with Chum the Waters


Zed


Can avoid Death Mark with Nevermove
Watch for Razor Shuriken


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Team fight



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The Game


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Link


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Updates

26/04/2014 - Maked link for Ziggs, The Balloon Thrower