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League of Legends Build Guide Author KingDevil666

Swain The master Tank Mage

KingDevil666 Last updated on January 10, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
4/
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

NOTE: If you do not like the Gaurdian Angel, I Prefer you to use ArchAngel's Staff, 25 Mana Already per 5 Seconds, Wich gives you 50 Mana Per 5 Seconds, Wich makes it a Great build for tank+ Spamming your skills. A Really great item too, Improves your Abilty Power+ 1000 Mana+ 4% Of your mana Get's Abilty Power! Really a great item if you don't like Gaurdian Angel. If you really don't die I Suggest you to buy that item instead.


Hello, I've been playing around with Swain, and i Personally think, that this Build is one of the best builds not in damage output, but just the Health and armour as Magic Resist. It keeps you alive in every situation. I've noticed when i played Swain, that if he plays against more champions at once, Hes really quick death, Or near death. Most people focus Swain on ABP, But i think abit Armour+ Magic Resist+ Magic Pen, Could not harm+ You have enough ABP Late in game if you follow the guide. To avoid being Ambushed and die quick, I Focus on Armour+Magic Resist+Cooldown, So i can quickly use Nevermore, and run away, now if i really die to quick, I still got my Gaurdian Angel's Aura, Wich makes me alive again, and then i flash away. And if they're still to near, use Your ulti To runaway while Gian health.

I've noticed that the counter is not really working properly, but with mages cooltime reduction and Abilty power is Really important. Now I've Selected Some Health regeneration item, But most of the items Have Cooldown reduction.

Item Cooldown reduction: 42%
Masteries Cooldown Reduction: 9%
Runes Cooldown Reduction: (At LVL 18!) 8%

So total you got 59% Cooldown Reducion. Really makes your class a Monster, since it has Enough Armour+Magic Resist.

One thing i don't like much, It does not has much Mana Regeneration. Ussually Take like 50 Mana per 5 Seconds, Wich makes you able to use your ulti Full time. Really great. But this should be enough.

If i am you i should start with Doran's Ring. + your runes makes you have like 30 ABP, after 12 minuts orsomething sell it, and continue the Build of me, if you use it.

I did not placed the items in direction wich item to buy first and after that, but i suggest after the shoes to buy Gaurdian angel to prevent dieng at the begin, and after that Void staff, So you get your Magic penetration shoes back.

Most people use FLAT HP Runes, But Ey' **** it, we got enough armour and Magic resist Late game, We don't need it, it's a waste, We need Flat ABP, Since we Want to be strong Early in game, and kill as many as we can. So that's why i suggest you to buy Doran's Ring+ The runes, makes you already strong in game. After that sell it.


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Runes

I Picked these Runes because I Think that you need lots of Magic penetration, since your Class is a Mage and could have alot of damage. and Like i said, In every situation need to be able to Survive and deal lots of damage, So magic resist won't have a point.


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Masteries

I Picked those Regulair Masteries Selection since it's a mage and it's in a need of Cooldown Reduction and lots of Magic Pen+ 10% Death less time( If you die, wich should be hard.)

Total 9% Cooldown only with the Masteries. ( If i Don't call the last of utilty 15% Of the recharge time.


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Items

These items are Really to survive,Team play, Solo, 1vs1, Or maybe a possible 1vs2/3, It's also for lots of Damage output and Health regeneration+Armour+Magic Resist+ Magic penetration. Not that much Ability power, But it has lots of penetration+ Armour, so you should be able just to play Stragedie to kill them easly.

And the main item that's important, I selected in the Item selection "Gaurdian Angel"
I've Selected alot of Armour+ Magic Resist Options, But that one, if you really die in a Ambush, you could Survive even if you died, By this item you get to live again with 750 HP, so you can Flash away and get back to the base.

Some of the items Give Aura's, And some Health Regeneration, Or Mana Regeneration.

I did not picked any Mana items Due the fact that You can better Late game Tank abit and Deal damage, then Worry about your mana. Cooldown makes you almost Really Effective in game with the 26 Mana per 5 Seconds, It's not much, But you can better focus on staying alive and dealing damage, Right?



NOTE: If you do not like the Gaurdian Angel, I Prefer you to use ArchAngel's Staff, 25 Mana Already per 5 Seconds, Wich gives you 50 Mana Per 5 Seconds, Wich makes it a Great build for tank+ Spamming your skills. A Really great item too, Improves your Abilty Power+ 1000 Mana+ 4% Of your mana Get's Abilty Power! Really a great item if you don't like Gaurdian Angel. If you really don't die I Suggest you to buy that item instead.


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Skill Sequence

I'd rather to buy Nevermore at level 1, Since i usually play 3VS3, And you like to Get away from Firstblood, or "Nevermore" Him and kill him so he won't run away. The rest, I'd rather to buy Torment at lvl 2, It does alot of damage+ If you buy the Selected runes, you have alot of ABility power at the start already, and you should deal alot of damage, then the Firebird at lvl 3. And Get Torment as high lvl as fast as you can.


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Summoner Spells

I like to do a full combo, wich is usually First Firebird, The player trys to runaway from it, but after you spelled Firebird, Quick use Nevermore to stop him from running away from the laser. Then quickly Use Torment, And If it's needed( Most of the time it is.) Use Ignite. Full combo, and if you do have Your ulti already, use it after you used Nevermore, then Torment.


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Farming

One of the best Classes i know to farm with. After lvl 6, I buy some mana pots, And i go stand in the middle of a group minions, and i turn my utli on till every minion has half HP( Depends on my MP) If my MP is still over the half, I Continue till their death, And you kill them all so you get 36 Gold each minion. Really a great farmer if you use it properly.