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Top UNKILLABLE TANK GOD OF TOP/MID LANE! (UPDATED)

By New Swain New Main | Updated on November 26, 2019
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Runes: UNKILLABLE TANK GOD

1 2 3 4
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Demolish
Conditioning
Overgrowth

Sorcery
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence

Spells:

1 2
SUMS
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Introduction

Hello all,

I used to play "pre-rework" Swain however I personally found after a few months of playing him. Old Swain got boring minutes after the start of the game. I got to the point where I only played Swain in ranked for wins.

Needless to say I was excited for the "new" Swain. Now that his rework has "gone live" I have been diligently working to come up with a new build for the sexy rework. After a few tests trying to maximize the combat healing/spell, steal/life-steal, well retaining a good amount of "tanking ability" and "damage output".

I knew this was a fun build when I 2v1'd a top Nasus(Same level) and jg Tryndamere (1 level below). (Both used their "R" and I tanked the damage & out sustained both champions ending in double kill).

A few side notes to this build:
Farm Your CS CASULS - your items will be the difference between being able to 1v1 top, or 2v1 "life-steal/heal" **** on a top laner and his "trash" jungle.

This build shines mid-late game, however "New Swain" can be a lane bully too.
Thanks and hope you enjoy the build. YOU WILL WIN ALMOST EVERY LEVEL 6 TRADE IN THE GAME BECAUSE OF YOU INSANE HEALING/LIFE STEAL. The passive rework on his ult is great, and the amount of max hp you can get with grasp, overgrowth and passive is crazy.

I'll update this more and make it more professional later.
STREAM: https://www.twitch.tv/theredrighthand
Youtube: Historic inspiration for Swains/Noxus story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51W2i0QNClI
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Runes

NOW WITH THE NEW SOUL HARVEST ADDING HP WITH THESE TANK RUNES YOU ARE LEGIT UNKILLABLE!
Grasp and overgrowth give you max hp and now your passive does! BECOME UNSTOPABLE !
Against AD:Against AP: Optional Other Rune:
OR
Most people will prefer Electrocute (E) to Dark Harvest (DH).
(Every Champ).
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Items

I buy the items in this order: (1) -> (2) ->(3) (Top -> Bottom)

The CP will give you sustain and mana so you can poke. You can also chug it at level 6 for trades to increase healing even more.

(1)
(1E)RUSH ROD SAVE MORELLO FOR AFTER YOUR DEFENSE ITEM!
- Rod of Ages -> Morellonomicon
- RoA gives More HP & Damage (I take this first for Eternity Passive: "Restore mana equal to
15% of damage taken from champions. Restore health equal to 20% of mana spent, up to 25
health per cast, while toggle abilities can heal for up to 25 per second."
- Morellonomicon More DMG/CDR and Mana(for spam of high CDR) Much like the RoA, The Unique
Passives of the Morellonomicon are what makes this item viable. The grievous wound to
punish champions that want to trade with you & 20% max mana return on kills or assists.

(2)
(2E)
- Boots are up to you. (I take AP pen majority of the time.)
- Buy SV first if opponent is AP, Buy HG if opponent is AD
- The SV gives +30% to all healing & HP/MR.
- The Hourglass gives you DMG, Armor, works with your ultimate.





(3)
(3E)
The last item is up to personal preference. Don't take the armor unless they have lots of AD easily countered. The best choice is usually Liandry's torment because you will be in the middle of most fights, health, magic dmg and magic pen, more damage the long you are in combat... Whats not to love...
You can also go for Warmog's if the team is struggling in fights or I feel "strong enough" or Hextech Gunblade if you want to snowball or max your life-steal if its not already enough..Additionally it will give you a reliable slow to hit your E.
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Skill Sequence

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Spells

Ignite (D Key) & Flash (F key)
With ignite you will almost always get 2 or more kills and no deaths by level 10.
The ignite will lower their healing do dmg so its almost impossible to lose level 6 trades with the amount of healing you will have in your ult.
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Farming

Use your Q and get as much farm as you can.
Farm is important to get all the recommended items.
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Unique Skills

Poke 1: Q (Less Mana)
Poke 2: E -> W (More Mana)

E -> W -> Q (Large chunks of enemies health) (Use this for big dmg with electrocute to prep them for the ult combo.) This additionally forces them as a melee to be willing to take big damage to farm. Freeze lane to make the impatient and capitalize on their tilt for kills or CS.

Killer Combo / Full Send Combo: Start the fight with the (E -> W -> Q) Then use R and repeat abilities strategically. ALSO USE YOUR HOURGLASS! ITS DOESN'T CANCEL YOUR ULTIMATE!

Going against melees is easy. If they go in on you put your W ontop of yourself. They then have to chose to give you dmg, life steal from soul rip, and stacks on your ult to do any damage. Hit them with your E to keep them where you want them whether that is in melee range of you or to kite away. USE YOU Q AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND TRY TO HIT THE CHAMP WITH ALL THE BOLTS for max dmg and healing.
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Ranked Play

I haven't played ranked on this account, however I'm a level 120+ and on my "ranked" account I made it to Plat 2 with "Swain" as my main.
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