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League of Legends Build Guide Author ginseng96

SWAIN - THE ULTIMATE PAIN in the ***

ginseng96 Last updated on December 23, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


Pros:
Can spam spells like no other.
Great laner, never have to go back after lvl 6.
Ulti is OP! Scares people when they see you turn into something badass.
Has a aoe stun, a slow, a damage amplifier/over time, massive aoe lifesteal with ulti.
Pretty good Burst Damage. Just lay down ur combo and ulti!

Cons:
Squishy in the beginning, making laning hard on occasion until lvl 6.
VERY weak if not played properly.
Uses up a lot of mana (easy to solve if you can last hit)
ur basically ***ed if u have no mana.
After combo u cant do **** but just run around with ur ulti and wait for ur spells.

SWAIN ----
I believe Swain is one of the more OP heroes in league of legends not just because of his ultimate but also because of his passive ability. That mana regen is ridiculous! While laning against Swain, if you cant out dps his spells, you are pretty much screwed. He is a beast in lane controlling especially at lvl 6. Once hes lvl 6, hes freakin God for some time. Beating him in a lane will be extremely difficult unless you can shut him down early on or disable him from getting any creep kills cause of that regen.

EARLY GAME ACTION!!
So anyways, playing as Swain, I would spam my spells right when i see my lane opponent cause mana is not a problem. Do not worry about getting kills until lvl 6. Play aggressive but not too aggressive that you have to go back before lvl 6. You rather exp+gold starve your opponent than killing him and having to have to go blue pill back before lvl 6. Well, unless of course they play ******ed or too greedy, then kill them if they give you the free kill. Otherwise, have fun farming off of him, if he gets too close nuke him all the way with all 3 of your skills.
"E" then "Q" then "W", get a few hits in if possible. If they your opponent has very high dps(EX: KOGMAW)and can out damage you use this: "W" then "E" (IF and only IF you land your stun)then "Q", back off after 1 hit and repeat the process.
If you farmed well which you should have approx. 1500-1700 gold (FARM MORE IF YOU CAN), you should blue pill back (at this time you should be 6+) pick up your tear of the goddess, boots, and if you have money a blue/red potion w/e you feel like lol and maybe health pots depending on who you lane against. TP back to your lane farm more, be wary of ganks (LIKE ALWAYS RIGHT?) kill your enemy once or twice/gank and farm more.
I usually wait for my teleport before i go back so i could tp back again without losing any exp time. Pick up your mejai soulstealer, sorcerers shoes, start on rylai, maybe another blue/red pot.

MID/LATE GAME:
Swain has great damage output with his spells, use this. During team fights, you can be a very good initiator for your team with your stun, slow, or "E". You may want to initiate and charge in with your ulti. Unlike most champions, Swain loves to have company-the more enemies, the merrier. More enemies = more heal. HOWEVER, do not think that you can take all five by yourself. Yes, the more the merrier, but if they decide to focus fire you instead of your team, you better back off as you may die easier than expected esp. with ignite on you. Also, try not to take on any champion 1v1 with low health, or a carry/dps. You may think you can outheal him but, your ulti suks if it only heals from one person. Make sure you have creeps around if you want to try this. YOUR TARGET/GOAL: Your goal in every teamfight, is stay by the tank but not as the tank. You want to be close enough to the other team to damage them and heal yourself, but not to take all the damage. You can tank it, however, you will find that you will lose heal substantially faster if you are just tanking alone.

Summoner ability choices:
Teleport: MAXIMIZE XP/GOLD RATE IN THE BEGINNING and you dont have to walk. Im lazy xD.
Flash: Easy escape, coordinates with your ulti, gives you ability to take initiative at times or get kills.

Thanks guys, COMMENT + RATE PLEASE ALL FEEDBACK IS GLADLY ACCEPTED![/h1]