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Swain Build Guide by elite343

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League of Legends Build Guide Author elite343

Swain - The Pecking Order

elite343 Last updated on August 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

3
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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 0

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

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Hello, this is the first build I've written for MOBAfire, after using this site for a while, I wanted to try my hand at it, so here it is.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
Great Damage Output
Incredible Survivability with Ultimate on.
If played correctly can take on more than one Champion alone.
Cons:
Things can get messy if you're caught without your ultimate.
Need to pay attention to your mana with ultimate on, don't let it get too expensive.
Only escape mechanism is Nevermove, try to hit it perfect if you're running away!


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Summoner Spells

Flash, a good mobility spell, use it to get away from a fight or to chase down an enemy.
Ignite, a great spell for Swain, works amazingly with all of his DoT's.

OPTIONAL SPELLS
A good defensive, or if used correctly, offensive spell, use it to defend a turret from getting destroyed or teleport to a ward to get a gank in.
A replacement for Flash if you don't like it. Use it the same ways, run away or chase someone down.


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Masteries

9/0/21, excellent masteries for Swain, he doesn't need all the offensive ability of a full offensive mastery build, so I put the points in Utility for the extra survivability and cooldown reduction, the extra mana regen helps quite a bit as well.


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Runes

This rune build is just a usual nothing special rune build, AP and Magic Pen, some people feel that Swain needs just a little extra mana regen, which is why I also put up the Clarity seals, but honestly, you won't need them, straight up AP is the better choice.


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Summary

There you have it, i'll be adding results from games a little later on after I get a few more in, this is just a basic quick-reference guide for a decent Swain build, I hope you enjoy it and please try it before you vote at all, thanks!