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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 2 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The real Crowstorm

Guide by Vsin updated December 5, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 6,575
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Let's Morph and eat em'

Guide by ExtremeSwat updated November 17, 2012
  • End of Season 2
Rating Pending
Views: 8,325
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the undying

Guide by Rasmus H. Nielsen updated April 4, 2012
  • Lulu
Rating Pending
Views: 8,875
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Tanky AP: The Right Way To Swain

Guide by Mcbanhammer updated April 1, 2012
  • Lulu
Rating Pending
Views: 5,756
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My Swain Build

Guide by Hap800 updated January 31, 2012
  • Sejuani
Votes: 8
Views: 6,958
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain- My Take

Guide by Rikell updated December 18, 2011
  • Ahri, The 9 Tails Fox
Rating Pending
Views: 4,014
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

You'll Be 5 steps ahead . . .If you read this guide

Guide by TheSwainMaster updated November 30, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 4,873
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My bird is hungry

Guide by ecas updated December 14, 2011
  • Ahri, The 9 Tails Fox
Rating Pending
Views: 2,432
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Is PAIN!

Guide by Accel updated November 29, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Votes: 8
Views: 10,816
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN THE ULTIMATE MAGE

Guide by lukamarcic updated August 7, 2012
  • Early August
Votes: 11
Views: 8,141
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

An enemy has been swain.

Guide by Haxes updated November 27, 2011
  • Fizz, The Tidal Trickster
Votes: 223
Views: 760,331
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A Wild Swain Has Appeared

Guide by Thorros updated November 17, 2011
  • Fizz, The Tidal Trickster
Rating Pending
Views: 12,390
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

reaCTgg - Swain Guide

Guide by reaCT gaming germany updated November 17, 2011
  • Fizz, The Tidal Trickster
Votes: 9
Views: 19,113
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Who am I kidding... Lets just morph and eat them

Guide by Moshi updated November 23, 2011
  • Fizz, The Tidal Trickster
Rating Pending
Views: 3,075
Season 2 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain - Heal and DMG

Build by Lonsth updated February 18, 2012
  • Nautilus
Rating Pending
Views: 5,623
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain - THE QUAIL

Build by Psylockhe updated November 12, 2012
  • Shadow Isles
Rating Pending
Views: 1,890
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The jungle and the bird...man

Build by PartySwain updated February 12, 2012
  • Ziggs
Rating Pending
Views: 53,094
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Noxian DOT's

Build by Guest updated November 4, 2012
  • Shadow Isles
Rating Pending
Views: 988
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Kapayaman updated August 23, 2012
  • Mid Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 1,408
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain brings the pain

Build by Expo Anonymous updated August 17, 2012
  • Mid Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 1,313

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.19: 454305 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 7624 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 2087 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 1752 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 39517 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4834 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 572 Games

Flash Heal

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 42664 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 37669 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 7195 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 541 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 258 Games

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Patch 10.19: 454308 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 55 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 81 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: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 250 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 55%

Win Rate 5838 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2049 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 241 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 9645 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1873 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 986 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 6570 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 1593 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 682 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 161 Games

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Patch 10.19: 454322 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 514 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 58%

Win Rate 67 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 56%

Win Rate 57 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 1544 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 66%

Win Rate 53 Games

Exhaust Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 921 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 2956 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 109 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2154 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 60%

Win Rate 923 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 448 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 57%

Win Rate 37 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: 454343 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 103 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 47%

Win Rate 59 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 45%

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 52%

Win Rate 2997 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 656 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 71 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 3832 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 678 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 307 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3042 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 484 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 277 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 77 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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