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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.16. 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

Reworked Swain [8.2] Build: Ingenious Overlord!

Build by RikudouDovahkiin updated January 26, 2018
  • 8.2
Rating Pending
Views: 8,696
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain S8 rework build DUMB broken cc

Build by ABlackMansDream updated January 24, 2018
  • 8.2
Rating Pending
Views: 5,049
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Control AP Swain top

Build by Guest updated January 17, 2018
  • 8.1
Rating Pending
Views: 5,057
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain build recommended for death.

Build by DemonicKnight1442 updated January 20, 2018
  • 8.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,335
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Penetrating Swain

Build by Guest updated January 19, 2018
  • 8.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,675
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S8 Platinum Swain Build Guide 64% Ranked Win Rate TOP/MID

Build by The Knowing updated January 9, 2018
  • 7.24
Rating Pending
Views: 4,552
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain in the Mid Lane// LOW ELO GOD

Build by How2SwainUrDragn updated December 28, 2017
  • 7.24
Rating Pending
Views: 3,303
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by SweetVanillaa updated December 16, 2017
  • 7.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,807
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The InSwain Outplays Start Here

Build by Goldendoomzone updated November 8, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 8,193
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

First Ever guide not much details but works well

Build by DominionBlade96 updated November 16, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 1,550
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the reaper of noxus

Build by Guest updated November 12, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 2,023
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain free Elo Mid Lane

Build by HoeX TerramiX updated November 8, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 2,705
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain free Elo Mid Lane

Build by Guest updated November 8, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 2,546
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain is beter than you

Build by Guest updated November 8, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 2,495
Season 7 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

You can't kill the Swain main

Guide by buddhistbjorne updated July 1, 2017
  • 7.13
Votes: 6
Views: 158,002
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, the best disease (Mid and Top Guide)

Guide by Massive Nuts updated April 20, 2017
  • 7.8
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 54,045
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain,the Unlimited power!

Guide by Rossi Cortes updated April 24, 2017
  • 7.8
Rating Pending
Views: 8,687
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Art of War, an in-depth Swain Guide (Season 7)

Guide by FalseoGod updated April 13, 2017
  • 7.7
  • In-depth
Votes: 155
Views: 3,220,357
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, The Corvus Commander

Guide by Corvus Commander updated December 5, 2016
  • 6.23
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 13,023
Season 7 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain TOP ( Server BR )

Build by Rev Yin updated October 12, 2017
  • 7.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,222

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.1: 784884 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 56 Games

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  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 746 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 62%

Win Rate 73 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 55%

Win Rate 2559 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1031 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1155 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 4256 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 243 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2814 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1409 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 836 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 71 Games

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Patch 10.16: 126085 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 53 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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 60%

Win Rate 80 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 57%

Win Rate 69 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

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 56%

Win Rate 3740 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2018 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 130 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 6684 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4822 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1265 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 440 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 109 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Patch 10.16: 126066 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 40%

Win Rate 83 Games

  • 1
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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 2025 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 318 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 38%

Win Rate 60 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2463 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 427 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1910 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 334 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 194 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 53 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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