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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 2 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid

Build by Acidum updated September 1, 2012
  • Late Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 1,536
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Bird Man Swain is after you!

Build by Ap Swag updated August 25, 2012
  • Mid Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 974
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Survival Swain: The Avian Cannibal

Build by Guest updated August 18, 2012
  • Mid Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 1,664
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain vs AD / AP

Build by Sn00zing updated August 17, 2012
  • Mid Agust
Rating Pending
Views: 8,742
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, the pacient

Build by Guest updated August 14, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 983
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Reminder

Build by Guest updated August 13, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 1,309
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain by Misread to Pawian

Build by Guest updated August 10, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 1,243
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain easy and good

Build by madakhs updated August 8, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 904
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain for noobs

Build by WordFC updated August 6, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 1,267
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Berolek

Build by Guest updated August 6, 2012
  • Early August
Rating Pending
Views: 1,367
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the legend AP

Build by HBHGotico updated July 28, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 907
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain build / It's good for u

Build by K0saPL updated July 28, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 1,065
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid Tank "Full-Metal Colossus"

Build by Xiutec updated July 28, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 2,681
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

XXDD

Build by TheSame123 updated July 27, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 1,176
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

lol

Build by Guest updated July 21, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 1,384
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain is great

Build by Phoxez updated July 20, 2012
  • Mid-July
Rating Pending
Views: 1,137
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swine

Build by Dretacus updated July 17, 2012
  • Jayce
Rating Pending
Views: 2,755
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Guest updated July 13, 2012
  • Jayce
Rating Pending
Views: 1,143
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Tiger_Ninja updated July 10, 2012
  • Jayce
Rating Pending
Views: 1,207
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

mid lane swain guide

Build by emaor updated July 9, 2012
  • Jayce
Rating Pending
Views: 1,937

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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  • 2
  • 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: 93307 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 79 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 67 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 309 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 56%

Win Rate 3508 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1925 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 127 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 6315 Games

  • 1

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4542 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1199 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 416 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 102 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Patch 10.16: 93306 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 39%

Win Rate 82 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 1933 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 306 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 38%

Win Rate 55 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2334 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 413 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1824 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 320 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 183 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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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