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LoL Champion Build Guides: Swain

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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.10. 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 3 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Aoiro updated March 22, 2013
  • 3.04
Rating Pending
Views: 1,121
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Top Swain

Build by Nitojutsu updated March 16, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 1,522
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Guide for 5v5 Ranked Solo Queue/Duo queue Carry Monste

Build by Mastermouses updated March 14, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 1,775
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain

Build by Guest updated March 14, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 751
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

An enemy has been Swain

Build by Hippo1ord updated March 12, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 1,429
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Undying Swain, off-tank or just hit them hard (work in progr

Build by Dralko updated March 11, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 3,269
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

2k elo, guide on how to sucka fat one at swain

Build by Guest updated March 4, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 1,369
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain The Deadly Raven

Build by Nycro updated March 3, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 880
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the AP tank

Build by Dralko updated March 3, 2013
  • 3.03
Rating Pending
Views: 6,218
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain: The early bird got the worm!

Build by GunItExPo updated February 28, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 1,178
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid Alone for Kill All

Build by Rock and Roll me baby updated February 27, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 837
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S3] Make your enemies piss in their pants Swain guide

Build by FrozenPhire updated February 26, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 1,028
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain i'm five steps ahead you, dominate toplane

Build by schietzzze updated February 25, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 1,107
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid Guide

Build by CSECrank updated February 18, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 650
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

You have swain an enemy

Build by Mewtwothree updated February 18, 2013
  • 3.02
Rating Pending
Views: 750
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My Swain

Build by Mortimedeus updated February 11, 2013
  • 3.01
Rating Pending
Views: 1,299
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain - Ap + Off Tank (BR)

Build by Brok rj updated February 11, 2013
  • 3.01
Rating Pending
Views: 1,116
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain on mid

Build by Guest updated February 6, 2013
  • 3.01
Rating Pending
Views: 963
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Guest updated February 3, 2013
  • 3.01
Rating Pending
Views: 1,169
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

An enemy has be Swained ( The art of 1v4 ) ( IN PROGRESS)

Build by ElementalPaletes updated April 10, 2013
  • 3.05 Balance Update
Rating Pending
Views: 920

Swain Build Stats

Patch 11.10: 47862 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 6633 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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1834 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 64%

Win Rate 101 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

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 51%

Win Rate 23264 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 3188 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 296 Games

Flash Heal

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 23339 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 23600 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 3089 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 319 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 189 Games

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Patch 11.10: 47866 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 61 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 56%

Win Rate 1026 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 60 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

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 55%

Win Rate 2504 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 1383 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1151 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 4132 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 2995 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1887 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 485 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 74%

Win Rate 74 Games

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Patch 11.10: 47872 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 53 Games

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  • 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

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 57 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 158 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 53%

Win Rate 2468 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 839 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 82 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2981 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 996 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 437 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2548 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 419 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 685 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 91 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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