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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Swain build for the S10 meta. Learn more about Swain's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 10 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[10.18] 🐦 [Master] Win every Game 🐦

Guide by LuxVikAsol updated September 5, 2020
  • 10.18
  • In-depth
Votes: 487
Views: 1,486,993
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S10] Swain CARRY 100% Damage (SUP, MID, BOT, TOP)

Guide by Giraffe3100 updated August 23, 2020
  • 10.17
Votes: 1,719
Views: 4,760,247
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

✔️ [10.16] Make Top Lane Great Again - Top Lane Raid Bos

Guide by Pyroen updated August 7, 2020
  • 10.16
  • In-depth
Votes: 190
Views: 557,283
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain BOT as APC / ADC Guide for Season 10 [ Patch 10.17 ]

Guide by DjapeFromSerbia updated August 21, 2020
  • 10.17
  • In-depth
Votes: 11
Views: 18,921
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Born a Tactician

Guide by V0idbane updated August 19, 2020
  • 10.17
Votes: 7
Views: 16,527
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Support - "We Have The Momentum" [S10]

Guide by Dreadscythe95 updated July 23, 2020
  • 10.15
Votes: 442
Views: 905,152
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

New Takedown Strategy (Carry his weak points).

Guide by Sephix92 updated July 30, 2020
  • 10.15
Votes: 12
Views: 12,011
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Jackie Chan never die

Guide by bittog45 updated March 7, 2020
  • 10.5
Votes: 7
Views: 27,695
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[10.2] Spicy Swain Support - The Vision Master

Guide by 20_Seven updated January 22, 2020
  • 10.1
Votes: 9
Views: 30,896
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Support Swain Train

Guide by Taiack updated January 11, 2020
  • 10.1
Votes: 65
Views: 118,510
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

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

Guide by New Swain New Main updated November 26, 2019
  • 9.23
Votes: 69
Views: 148,942
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[9.23] I look out upon humanity, and see only a feast...

Guide by Garybaldo updated December 13, 2019
  • 9.24
  • In-depth
Votes: 17
Views: 31,152
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The Demon Embraced

Guide by Z-IKE updated November 29, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 9,836
Season 10 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Normal Game Swain (Mid+Supp)

Build by OmaHeinz updated September 17, 2020
  • 10.19
Rating Pending
Views: 1,485
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain TOP, MID y SUPP (10.15) para partir rajas

Build by wenaperrito updated September 10, 2020
  • 10.18
Votes: 7
Views: 8,565
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Waffledude's Swain Mid Guide

Build by Waffledude updated September 2, 2020
  • 10.18
Rating Pending
Views: 347
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

I.B.S-Insane Battle Sustain

Build by Guest updated September 2, 2020
  • 10.18
Rating Pending
Views: 221
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

An ally has been Swain!

Build by Guest updated September 15, 2020
  • 10.18
New Build
Views: 73
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain train

Build by FauxMostFalsk updated September 11, 2020
  • 10.18
New Build
Views: 78
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the Beast

Build by Timochouk updated September 10, 2020
  • 10.18
New Build
Views: 124
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Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.19: 157893 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 5674 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1541 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1342 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 29694 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3646 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 98 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 32087 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 28341 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 5405 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 397 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 195 Games

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Patch 10.19: 157907 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 67 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 114 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 72 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 4483 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1608 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 182 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 7424 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1431 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 797 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 5062 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1262 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 516 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 77%

Win Rate 130 Games

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  • 3
Patch 10.19: 157941 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 367 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 150 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 43%

Win Rate 70 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1086 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 642 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 347 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 2047 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1530 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 60%

Win Rate 599 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 329 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 28 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 10.19: 157962 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 90 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 39%

Win Rate 71 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2334 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 62 Games

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 515 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2978 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 521 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 237 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2389 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 210 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 375 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 74 Games

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Swain Skins

Swain's Abilities

Ability Range Cost Cooldown
Swain's Ravenous Flock
Ravenous Flock Swain's Passive Swain's Passive
1125
Swain's Passive
Swain's Passive
Ravenous: Swain can periodically target a nearby immobilized enemy champion to rip out a Soul Fragment from them, dealing 20-105 (+30% of ability power) magic damage and pulling them 290-units towards him before a 0.25-second cast time (depending on level). If the target would be brought past Swain, they are instead knocked back the excess distance.

Enemy champions also leave behind a Soul Fragment for 16 seconds upon death, which can be harvested after 1 second if Swain is near them.

Flock: Enemy champion takedowns leave a Soul Fragment behind for 16 seconds. Swain restores 4 / 5.5 / 7% of his maximum health whenever he collects a Soul Fragment, while also permanently increasing his maximum health by 5.
Q
Swain's Death's Hand
Death's Hand Swain's Q Ability
725
65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
9 / 7.5 / 6 / 4.5 / 3
Swain unleashes five bolts of eldritch power in the target direction, dealing 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 / 135 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies in a cone. Enemies can be hit by multiple bolts, taking 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% bonus magic damage.
W
Swain's Vision of Empire
Vision of Empire Swain's W Ability
7500
70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110
22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18
Swain summons a demonic eye at the target area that reveals it for 2 seconds before exploding, dealing 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies hit, halved against non-champions, and slowing them by 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65% for 2.5 seconds.

Enemy champions are revealed for 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 seconds and each grant Swain a Soul Fragment.
E
Swain's Nevermove
Nevermove Swain's E Ability
850
50
10
Swain launches a demonic wave in the target direction, dealing 35 / 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 (+25% of ability power) magic damage to enemies it passes through.

Upon reaching its maximum distance, the wave returns to Swain, detonating at the first enemy hit, dealing 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 (+25% of ability power) magic damage to all nearby enemies and rooting them for 1.5 seconds.
R
Swain's Demonic Ascension
Demonic Ascension Swain's Ultimate (R) Ability
650
100
120
Swain frees the demon within for 12 seconds, gaining 125 / 200 / 275 (+5 per Soul Fragment) bonus health.

While Demonic Ascension is active, Swain drains the 3 enemies closest to him, prioritizing champions, dealing 35 / 50 / 65 (+14.167% of ability power) magic damage to them each second, up to a potential 420 / 600 / 780 (+170% of ability power) damage per enemy. He also restores 20 / 35 / 50 (+16% of ability power) health per second for each enemy hit, reduced by 90% against minions and monsters.

Swain can end the effects of Demonic Ascension early to cast Demonflare, and automatically does so at the end of its duration.

Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire, dealing a minimum of 100 / 150 / 200 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to all nearby enemies, plus 75% of the health Swain drained during Demonic Ascension. Demonflare's damage is capped at 200 / 300 / 400 (+100% of ability power).
R
Swain's Demonflare
Demonflare Swain's Ultimate (R) Ability
675
0
Swain's Passive
Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire, dealing a minimum of 100 / 150 / 200 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to all nearby enemies, plus 75% of the health Swain drained during Demonic Ascension. Demonflare's damage is capped at 200 / 300 / 400 (+100% of ability power).

Demonflare is automatically cast at the end of the Demonic Ascension duration, which can be ended early by recasting the ability.

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