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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 6 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Current Guide for Swain~[Patch 6.13]

Build by r3paw updated July 3, 2016
  • 6.13
Rating Pending
Views: 7,461
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain AP Carry [Mid] Build

Build by DareCoolerSkye updated July 3, 2016
  • 6.13
Rating Pending
Views: 2,728
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Support

Build by FuxDaMeta updated July 2, 2016
  • 6.13
Rating Pending
Views: 12,525
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

easy top/mid free elo

Build by endrjususzarka updated June 28, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,957
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN OP REKT EZ OP TOP NOOB BUILD REPORTED [SEASON ALWAYS]

Build by Prevolq updated June 22, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 3,304
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

PROJECT:SWAIN

Build by badoinnos updated June 18, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 2,063
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain in any lane

Build by Hozimina updated June 17, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,585
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Its yo boy sWAin

Build by Guest updated June 27, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,001
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A guide of how 2 first blood with swain ALL the time in mid

Build by ddman updated June 9, 2016
  • 6.11
Rating Pending
Views: 2,950
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Immortal Swain - TOP

Build by patryQuuu updated June 1, 2016
  • 6.11
Rating Pending
Views: 4,510
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN TOP (MID SEASON 6)

Build by MITITA updated May 30, 2016
  • 6.10
Rating Pending
Views: 3,108
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Tank Swain

Build by Guest updated May 24, 2016
  • 6.10
Rating Pending
Views: 5,206
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top/Mid [6.10] - Fear and Loathing in the Birdverse

Build by fearandloathing updated May 21, 2016
  • 6.10
Rating Pending
Views: 25,432
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain my build

Build by ErtixPL updated May 14, 2016
  • 6.9
Rating Pending
Views: 1,880
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[6.9] Swain - The Master of First Blood

Build by Stiigma updated May 4, 2016
  • 6.9
Rating Pending
Views: 16,287
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Descendent Trapezium swain n huge *****s eridan mages n ****

Build by Guest updated April 29, 2016
  • 6.8
Rating Pending
Views: 1,167
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S6] General Swain Guide (for those who don't like reading)

Build by Jacko1015 updated April 29, 2016
  • 6.8
Rating Pending
Views: 5,671
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by chunhao updated March 18, 2016
  • 6.5
Rating Pending
Views: 3,420
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain-S***my and Funny

Build by stingy updated March 8, 2016
  • 6.5
Rating Pending
Views: 1,554
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain kills scrubs (6.3)

Build by HammerPOD updated February 17, 2016
  • 6.3
Rating Pending
Views: 5,578

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.19: 275837 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 6427 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 51%

Win Rate 1746 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 1501 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 33653 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4143 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 106 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 36322 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 32107 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 6128 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 453 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 163 Games

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Patch 10.19: 275837 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 76 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 60%

Win Rate 211 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 58%

Win Rate 134 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 55%

Win Rate 5022 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1784 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 422 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 8325 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1631 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 879 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 5653 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1413 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 586 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 144 Games

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Patch 10.19: 275837 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 433 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 55%

Win Rate 172 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 47%

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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1267 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 758 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 419 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 2399 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1781 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 60%

Win Rate 732 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 374 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 32 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: 275837 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 95 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 49%

Win Rate 51 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 79 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 2613 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 66 Games

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 562 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 3321 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 588 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 265 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2651 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 420 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 240 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 74%

Win Rate 84 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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