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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.24. 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 8 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Real Swain build

Build by Guest updated March 27, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,117
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain - Capitalizing on Base Damage

Build by CodeRedGamer799 updated March 22, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 1,056
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: 8,513
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN BUILD #TEKASHI669

Build by Guest updated March 15, 2018
  • 8.5
Rating Pending
Views: 972
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Xand's Guide to Swain Written By Xand

Build by Guest updated March 3, 2018
  • 8.4
Rating Pending
Views: 1,156
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A new era for the crow

Build by Darkiter updated February 27, 2018
  • 8.4
Rating Pending
Views: 4,020
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Electrocute OP

Build by Hektorsektor updated February 8, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 11,056
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain 8.3

Build by ijoker66 updated February 7, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 13,894
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

ULTRA STRONG SWAIN

Build by eferex updated February 7, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 2,979
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[Mid 8.3] Grand General Swain

Build by Etyrnal updated February 12, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 6,450
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain support god - by GuardianDevil

Build by GuardianDevil updated February 12, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 6,727
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

AP Juggernaut Swain

Build by DarwinGaming updated February 12, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,703
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain guide

Build by Thorbjoern updated February 11, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,000
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[Season 8]New Swain General of Noxus 100% carry

Build by IffyDonkey updated February 11, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,817
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Full Power!!!

Build by Morthex_FPS updated February 10, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,287
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain supp 8.3

Build by kekipetra updated February 9, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,980
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Support

Build by nikiniki228 updated February 8, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 5,471
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain op (mk pm)

Build by pm123 updated February 7, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,238
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Top/Mid SWAIN REWORK S8

Build by SKRILLEX_JC updated February 7, 2018
  • 8.3
Rating Pending
Views: 17,360

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.24: 45964 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 6552 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 55%

Win Rate 1424 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 55 Games

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

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 26909 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 3203 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 77 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 29204 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 24790 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 5824 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 282 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 56 Games

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Patch 10.24: 45974 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 837 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

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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 59 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: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 321 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 56%

Win Rate 3317 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 994 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1074 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 5068 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3777 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1761 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 552 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 93 Games

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Patch 10.24: 45993 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 97 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: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 149 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 57%

Win Rate 148 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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 3005 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1240 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 106 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 4410 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 1063 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 505 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3677 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 650 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 375 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 84 Games

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  • 3
Patch 10.24: 46000 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 68 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 48%

Win Rate 54 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1865 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 298 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1906 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1831 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 221 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 190 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 87 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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