I Will Eat Your Face.
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.
Threats to Swain with this build
|Lux||I don't like laning against Lux.|
|Fizz||Neither do I like laning against Fizz.|
|Riven||Neither do I like laning against Riven.|
The Final Chapter.
I believe I went fairly in-depth in the appropriate sections, so I don't have a whole lot to say here, to be honest.
That is, unless, I did something to **** up this guide upon posting and none of the information I listed was saved/is displayed. In which case, meh, I'm not redoing it. This is my first guide so I'll just have to hope that I've done everything correctly.
Anyway, in this section I'll be going over anything I didn't go over above.
First, Summoner's Spells.
Flash and Ignite.
If you're not using these, you're playing Swain wrong. They're both VITAL to any Swain player.
Flash - Swain's lack of mobility/escapes means Flash is a must in-case things go wrong. It may also be used for chasing, too, if you like to use it that way.
Ignite - Oh, Ignite... Ignite benefits from Torment's damage increase. USE IT WISELY.
Use the Tyrant Swain skin. If you don't have it, buy it. I don't care if you don't have the money for it, have a friend gift it to you. And no, I won't be your friend. Unless you're a chick.
Anyway, not only is the Tyrant Swain Skin sexy as ****, it also 'feels' like it has a faster auto attack animation. Could be my imagination, but meh, get it anyway for the sexiness value.
As for laning against other champions... I really don't have anything to say here, to be honest. Personally I don't like laning against Fizz, Lux, and Riven, though you may think differently. This is primarily an off-tank Swain top guide so it's unlikely you'll lane against Fizz or Lux, but if you decide to play Swain mid then keep an eye out for them.
Swain is slow, so it may not always be the easiest thing to dodge Lux's snare/slow-bubbly-thing/rainbow-face-laser.
Fizz has Grievous Wounds (Is that still a thing?) so he's just annoying for your ultimate. + I hate his poll vault move. And even if you're semi tanky, he is capable of nuking you fairly well.
Riven's natural mobility and bouncyness combined with her high damage capabilities suck for Swain.
Decrepify? Shield/dash away from the bird.
Nevermove? Shield/dash away from the AoE.
Just try to kill her before she kills you.
Also be mindful of enemy Ignites. And if you're laning against any of the above free, try to save Zhonya's for their ultimate's if possible.
Remember to ward regularly. Ganks are the only thing you really have to worry about during the laning phase, so as long as you can avoid them you should be fairly safe. Just don't put your wards in a weird (stupid) location.
Anyway, as of this moment I can't really think of anything else to add to this guide... I may update it at a later point in order to make the champion/laning comps a bit more in depth, but I honestly can't be ****ed at this point. I started this guide on a whim as soon as I woke up and have now spent the past 4 hours working on it, and I'm getting hungry as ****. So, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and make Breakfast... And Lunch.
Enjoy eating the faces of your enemies, Swain players <3 Ily.