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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.22. 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 8 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

8.14 The Nightmare Of Your Enemies... Mid Lane Swain Guide

Build by Razor Shuriken updated July 29, 2018
  • 8.14
Rating Pending
Views: 995
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain: Mage, Pirate, Russian, Tyrant - (4 Runepages)

Build by Fisk Tha Wizk updated July 3, 2018
  • 8.13
Rating Pending
Views: 4,239
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The Real Dragon Master (Mid)

Build by SebinisScalpini5 updated June 21, 2018
  • 8.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,275
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain: guide to killing everyone and everything

Build by Zaquillovic updated June 9, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,072
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My Personal Builds for Swain

Build by SmiteGrinder updated June 8, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,933
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My personal Swain build

Build by Ediblebacon updated May 31, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,577
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain OP Build & Runes

Build by Guest updated May 26, 2018
  • 8.10
Rating Pending
Views: 1,288
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN GOTTA GO FAST BUILD TO SMASH THOSE ***ES

Build by EagleV updated May 25, 2018
  • 8.10
Rating Pending
Views: 1,653
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Guide By A Hardstuck D5 Swain Main

Build by KurtJan updated May 14, 2018
  • 8.9
Rating Pending
Views: 1,111
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Mid Swain 8.8 Build

Build by dvbljuu updated April 22, 2018
  • 8.8
Rating Pending
Views: 6,543
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid

Build by EuwLegend updated April 12, 2018
  • 8.7
Rating Pending
Views: 4,184
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A low elo guide to swain

Build by Guest updated April 1, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,845
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S8 Swain - The Invincible General

Build by Stallone Cobrah updated March 31, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,356
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid

Build by LordDestruction8 updated March 30, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,270
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain op top/mid build

Build by Guest updated March 29, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,265
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Real Swain build

Build by Guest updated March 27, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,112
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain - Capitalizing on Base Damage

Build by CodeRedGamer799 updated March 22, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,042
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain The Death Master / Platinum Swain Main

Build by DragobSlayerX3A updated March 17, 2018
  • 8.5
Rating Pending
Views: 1,482
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Tank/AP Top

Build by thewookieone updated March 16, 2018
  • 8.5
Rating Pending
Views: 8,510
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN BUILD #TEKASHI669

Build by Guest updated March 15, 2018
  • 8.5
Rating Pending
Views: 972

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.22: 2178 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 6262 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 2101 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 52%

Win Rate 1289 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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 30324 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3444 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 74 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 32747 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 28873 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 5204 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 389 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 172 Games

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Patch 10.22: 2179 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 142 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 61%

Win Rate 85 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 86 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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 3829 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1352 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 215 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 6142 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1495 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 738 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4315 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 524 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 828 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 128 Games

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Patch 10.22: 2179 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 93 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

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 56%

Win Rate 637 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 55%

Win Rate 381 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 54%

Win Rate 1725 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 683 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 440 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2916 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1915 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 979 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 332 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 57%

Win Rate 30 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 10.22: 2184 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 64 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

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 50%

Win Rate 64 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 58 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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1801 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 373 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2213 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 407 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 219 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1793 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 281 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 176 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 60 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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