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Swain Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.14

Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.14. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Swain build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Swain's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 9 Builds
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain of death

Build by arthurusse88 updated February 12, 2019
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

(S9) INSANE SWAIN - Build and Guide w/ Match Ups

Build by Ghostwalker562 updated January 29, 2019
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Engage Master/Aram

Build by Vancher updated January 19, 2019
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Season 9 Swain ARAM Build & Runes

Build by SawyerNelson updated December 30, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain The Monsterous middle !!

Build by Jason_Bourne updated December 27, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S9 NEW DARK HARVEST SWAIN (BROKEN)

Build by 50FireStorms updated November 25, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by TheFawl updated November 23, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

epizonPLYT swain MID

Build by epizonPLYT updated November 24, 2018
Season 8 Guides
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Feed the crows with Swain Support /@w@/

Guide by GhostNighto updated November 11, 2018
8.2
12
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2
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

8.17 Full Tank Swain Support Guide

Guide by thekungfucius updated September 4, 2018
7.3
20
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A Jungle Guide to Season 8 Reworked Swain

Guide by Razsagoth updated July 9, 2018
9.2
18
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1
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S8] Fear the Power you do not see - Swain Mid Guide

Guide by pinkboy16000 updated June 22, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.10] Swain Top Lane Carry

Guide by mrwoj updated May 19, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

LoL makes me lol

Guide by Opal updated May 16, 2018
9.5
39
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2
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top Free Elo (PT/BR)

Guide by L.C.T. updated April 12, 2018
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.4] Bringing back Big Black Bird Boy - Swain Mid

Guide by jon678910 updated February 24, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S8.4 - The Noxian Grand General S+

Guide by cooltrickz updated February 22, 2018
8.3
26
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

In Depth SWAIN S8 SUPPORT guide: The general also defends!

Guide by III Raven III updated February 21, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, the Noxian Grand General [8.3]

Guide by LuxIsMyCrush updated February 8, 2018
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LoL Champion Swain Build Guide
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Pain Train Swain (S8 UPDATE) Patch 7.6 Low ELO Newbie Guide

Guide by Briarheart updated November 8, 2017
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Swain Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Swain we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Swain, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Swain this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.14. However, if you are a new Swain player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Swain!

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Patch 14.13: 25,711 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 40% Pickrate

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Swain's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 25% Pickrate

Domination
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Swain's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

Domination
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Inspiration
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Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 76% Pickrate

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 44%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 93% Pickrate

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Patch 14.13: 25,711 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 49% Pickrate

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Swain's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Swain's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

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Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 38% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 93% Pickrate

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Patch 14.13: 25,711 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 52% Pickrate

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Swain's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Domination
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Swain's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

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Sorcery
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Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 92% Pickrate

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Patch 14.13: 25,711 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 49% Pickrate

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Swain's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

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Swain's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

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Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 58% Pickrate

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

Ghost Teleport

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 87% Pickrate

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Swain Counters

Learn Swain's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Swain guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Swain SUPPORT in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Swain. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Swain Skins

Swain's Abilities

Swain's Ravenous Flock
Ravenous Flock Swain's Passive Swain's Passive
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Swain's Passive
Swain's Passive
Swain collects soul fragments from Vision of Empire, Nevermore, and enemy champion deaths. Soul fragments restore 4 / 5.5 / 7 / 9% max health (based on level) and permanently grant Swain 12 max health.
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 eldritch bolts, dealing 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 / 145 (+40% of ability power) magic damage plus 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+10% of ability power) magic damage per bolt past the first damage.
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Swain's Vision of Empire
Vision of Empire Swain's W Ability
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70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110
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Swain opens a demon eye, revealing a location for 1.5 seconds, then deals 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and slows by 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65% for 2.5 seconds. Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 seconds.
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Swain's Nevermove
Nevermove Swain's E Ability
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Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing 35 / 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 (+25% of ability power) magic damage. The wave then returns, detonating on the first enemy hit dealing 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 (+25% of ability power) damage and rooting enemies in an area for 1.5 seconds.
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Swain's Demonic Ascension
Demonic Ascension Swain's Ultimate (R) Ability
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Swain frees the demon within for 12 seconds, gaining 125 / 200 / 275 (+5 for each Soul Fragment) max health and doubling the health collected with Soul Fragments. Swain deals 35 / 50 / 65 (+14.167% of ability power) magic damage each second and restores 20 / 35 / 50 (+16% of ability power) health per target damaged, reduced by 90% against non-champions. Swain then prepares a Recast.

Recast: Swain unleashes a demonflare, ending the transformation and dealing 100 / 150 / 200 (+50% of ability power) plus 75% of healing from this Ability as magic damage (max 200 / 300 / 400 (+100% of ability power) damage).
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Swain's Demonflare
Demonflare Swain's Ultimate (R) Ability
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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.

Questions About Swain

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How to play against Swain?

The combination of [[nevermove]] + [[ravenous flock]] is basically an instant cast [[death sentence]] that hits you through creeps on a 9 second cooldown. His ultimate is literally just press R win teamfight, and he can always force a fight...

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Is new Swain good?

I've played a bit of new Swain on the PBE with mixed results, while I'm not sure what to build on him yet I'm leaning towards a AP/Health type build (like old swain). While Swain is fun he doesn't seem to be doing the damage I feel like he should,...

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Swain skin

Is there any news about the Dragon Master Swain skin? Wasn't that discussed a few years before? I'm itching to get that one. (Don't get me wrong, Tryrant Swain is the shizz).

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Least played champions?

I have just been curios guys about why some champions are not played that much. I know that unpopular picks like swain, galio, mao'kai, and yorick are all strong picks in their respective fields. What I am trying to get to in this is why some...

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Swain's time to shine

I have a hunch that Swain will rise in popularity with all the innovation that has been going on in the LCS, both in the middle and top lane. I was wondering if you could help me find the best runes and build, but currently I like this one alot:...

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Shouldn't Tear of the Goddess work with Swain?

So the new [[tear of the goddess]] says "whenever mana is spent" or something like that, but when I used it on [[Swain]] it wouldn't work whenever I toggled [[ravenous flock]]. Isn't it supposed to?

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