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League of Legends Build Guide Author dreadu

Swain: The Master Killing Machine

dreadu Last updated on October 24, 2010
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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

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 7

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


[sorry for my english]

After spotlight on Swain i knew it will be an awesome champion. That's my build done after week of playing.

01 > overview
Swain have some unique skills, which makes him an awesome mid/late game fighter, thanks to his ultimate you can even be a tank in some situations. Pretty high damage + attacking few opponents at the same time comes handy. Played wisely Swain is almost a God-Like.

02 > pros and cons
+ played wisely, almost immortal
+ nice damage, attacking multiple targets
+ have area stun
- squishy till 6th level
- needs mana buff all the time

03 > speels
that depends on player really, i use:
flash - comes handy when you need to run (wall flash makes it 100% more effective than ghost), and when you're chasing someone.
clarity - when you're on ulti, it can save your life, or help to kill enemy.

04 > items
Amplifying Tome - always good to have some more AP.
Health Potion
Mejai's Soulstealer - start stacking!
Boots of speed - a must have.
Archangel's Staff - start with combining mana items! Mana to AP bonus.
Zhonya's Ring - awesome bonus to AP.
Lich Bane - On late game you'll have around 600 AP, add it to your DMG after using skill.
Rod of Ages - Health, Mana (which gives you bonus to AP) and AP.

05 > how to play
Early Game: I suppose you're going solo, if you're on line with range, start with Nevermove, it have bigger range than Torment, and also stuns/attack minions, else start with torment. Try to harass as much as you can. Simple combo: Nevermove > Torment > Decrepify. Always try to do kill shot to minions, thanks to Swain's passive your mana regenerate faster.
Mid Game: You can start killing mana-golem now, buff's really awesome for Swain, since his ultimate uses mana every second. You now can use combo from early game, but immediately after using Nevermove turn on ulti and try to stick as close to Your enemy as You can, also enemy minions now are your friends because when you're on ulti they heal you. Also, when you need to heal you can always go into group of minions and turn Ravenous Flock on.
Late Game: Best way is when you're going right after tank, and there's a lot of enemy minions around, just stick close to them, and try not to get stunned. Use nevermove wisely because of cooldown.

That's all, drop a line if you used it. It's my first build here.