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An Enemy Has Been Swained
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Q slow effect allows you to easily set a W to catch them or just slow them enough for you to catch up with them in crow form.
W has slight burst potential but makes an awesome trap but has some weaknesses when cast. In a bush it does NOT reveal the Area of cast so remember that. Chaining W with a Q or E is helpful and gives you the chance to catch your enemy off guard it has pretty wide cast radius and can be cast about halfway outside its cast radius for a little extra distance.
Swains E I level first at max level it makes all other spells 20% more effective to the champ afflicted with it. !INCLUDING IGNITE! also chaining his E with deathfire grasp can make your spells 40% more effective to your foes.
ROA gives you immediate sustain and mana from an early game. Building catalyst or sapphire crystal on first recall is recommended to get this item early.
Morello will give you cooldown, and will prevent healing champs from healing through your spells due to grievous wound effect.
Archangels and Iceborn and ROA stack to give you about an extra 2200 mana and about 80 ap due to archangels effect. Archangels evolves very quickly on swain due to his ult every second counts as a mana expenditure so you gain that extra ap and mana fast.
Lastly is deathfire if you want you can switch this out with a zhonyas for more tankyness or a rabadons for more ap if you wish, but the active effect of deathfire combined with swains E makes all spells INCLUDING IGNITE! 40% more effective so it almost doubles his damage output