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LoL Champion Build Guides: Swain

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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.5. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Swain build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Swain's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 11 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Kewllkiddo's Diamond Season 11 Swain Bot Guide

Guide by Harambe Homie updated March 6, 2021
  • 11.5
  • In-depth
Votes: 71
Views: 156,706
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

How to Swain (all lanes) (Português-BR)

Guide by dgsl updated March 8, 2021
  • 11.5
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 15,326
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

How to Swain (all lanes)

Guide by dgsl updated March 8, 2021
  • 11.5
  • In-depth
Votes: 14
Views: 22,865
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Season 11 Swain Support Full Guide (MoonStaff Update)

Guide by karolis123 updated February 6, 2021
  • 11.3
  • In-depth
Votes: 79
Views: 246,530
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Season 11 UPDATED 🐦Swain Guide🐦[S10 Master EUW]

Guide by LuxVikAsol updated January 23, 2021
  • 11.2
Votes: 610
Views: 1,977,730
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S11 Swain Support Guide

Guide by YourCut updated January 28, 2021
  • 11.2
  • In-depth
Votes: 6
Views: 8,605
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[11.2] UNSEALED SWAIN

Guide by Heansuh updated January 31, 2021
  • 11.2
  • In-depth
Votes: 31
Views: 95,815
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Supp´s best runes

Guide by nomiskhan updated January 12, 2021
  • 11.1
Rating Pending
Views: 13,377
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Soporte: Guía en español :D

Guide by nomiskhan updated January 19, 2021
  • 11.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,687
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

(LOW/HIGH ELO) THE NOXIAN GRAND GENERAL'S STRATEGIES

Guide by Akraziel updated January 14, 2021
  • 11.1
Rating Pending
Views: 5,990
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain,The grand general guide Season 11

Guide by Swaim updated December 1, 2020
  • 10.24
Rating Pending
Views: 6,140
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Imperial Mandate Swain

Guide by Kch42 updated November 30, 2020
  • 10.24
Rating Pending
Views: 5,375
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[SWAIN] Swain's Escapade (Build for SWAIN) - for swain mains

Guide by Denied20 updated November 18, 2020
  • 10.23
  • In-depth
Votes: 7
Views: 8,654
Season 11 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Carry Actualizado [season 11] para partir rajas

Build by wenaperrito updated March 5, 2021
  • 11.5
Votes: 10
Views: 21,736
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Support Swain

Build by Safakyalcn updated February 21, 2021
  • 11.4
Rating Pending
Views: 288
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain

Build by Guest updated February 28, 2021
  • 11.4
New Build
Views: 136
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Caw caw I´m a bird

Build by Epic Lizard updated February 27, 2021
  • 11.4
Rating Pending
Views: 364
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Best way to play swain mid (trust)

Build by Raymond Liu 666 updated February 22, 2021
  • 11.4
New Build
Views: 417
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

1V9 Team

Build by patate_nucleaire updated February 18, 2021
  • 11.4
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
Views: 242
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Runes/Ability/Spells/Items 11.3

Build by PepegaBartek updated February 7, 2021
  • 11.3
Rating Pending
Views: 5,821
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Swain Build Stats

Patch 11.5: 291260 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 6615 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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2808 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 66%

Win Rate 61 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 51%

Win Rate 29980 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3354 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 343 Games

Flash Heal

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 29247 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 29683 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 3973 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 317 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 78%

Win Rate 192 Games

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Patch 11.5: 291269 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 77 Games

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

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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 74 Games

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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 773 Games

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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 3369 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1257 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1002 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 4687 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3383 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 2143 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 581 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 79%

Win Rate 76 Games

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Patch 11.5: 291290 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 58 Games

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  • 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 69 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

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 229 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 54%

Win Rate 4243 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1574 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 182 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 5423 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1192 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 751 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4601 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 1234 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 630 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 79%

Win Rate 136 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Patch 11.5: 291294 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 60 Games

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  • 2
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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 76 Games

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: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1739 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 381 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1553 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 171 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 444 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1633 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 241 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 305 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 62%

Win Rate 58 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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