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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.9. 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 2 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Tanky Swaain

Build by Cwiiki updated December 10, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,386
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by imon94 updated December 10, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,507
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain

Build by Guest updated December 9, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,286
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Perfect Carry Swain

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,613
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Jusr how to be a boss..nothing more nothing less:)

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,139
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Is it a bird? is it a p.. oh its a bird...

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,357
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My Bird is Hung....Like a Rhino

Build by Reighp updated December 7, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,655
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

test swain

Build by Guest updated December 7, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,215
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

hai

Build by Blizztenga updated December 6, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,457
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swainator

Build by Guest updated December 6, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,869
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain S2

Build by LegenZ updated December 6, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 2,546
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain - Healer Destroyer

Build by max1218 updated December 4, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 2,001
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swaining Round Town

Build by Ham117 updated December 4, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,153
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

coxwain

Build by Phiilicks updated December 2, 2011
  • Volibear, The Thunder's Roar
Rating Pending
Views: 1,301
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The Best Swain In The World

Build by Musziok updated July 16, 2012
  • Jayce
Rating Pending
Views: 2,274
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by ZeroKiryuu updated May 10, 2012
  • Spectator Mode
Rating Pending
Views: 1,792
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain-Saw (ultra troll)

Build by bigblackcoke updated March 1, 2012
  • Fiora
Rating Pending
Views: 3,166
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain The 3v3 AP carry

Build by Blades0fFury updated February 10, 2012
  • Ziggs
Rating Pending
Views: 24,156
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the forgotten team carry

Build by Codnage updated December 16, 2011
  • Ahri, The 9 Tails Fox
Rating Pending
Views: 1,392
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the crow god

Build by Allekar updated December 14, 2011
  • Ahri, The 9 Tails Fox
Rating Pending
Views: 1,845

Swain Build Stats

Patch 11.9: 781120 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 11177 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 3187 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 71%

Win Rate 56 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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 41266 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 6048 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 527 Games

Flash Heal

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 41703 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 42074 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 5623 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 548 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 227 Games

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  • 3
Patch 11.9: 781129 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 1592 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 60 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: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 572 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 54%

Win Rate 4039 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 2195 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1926 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 6731 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4915 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 3032 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 818 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 119 Games

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  • 3
Patch 11.9: 781131 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 53 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
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 60%

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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 163 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 54%

Win Rate 4674 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1620 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 62%

Win Rate 167 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 5603 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4761 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1396 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 757 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 79%

Win Rate 75 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Patch 11.9: 781131 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 70 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
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: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 58 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

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 41%

Win Rate 71 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: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1985 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 405 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1756 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 558 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 353 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1872 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 367 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 246 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 70%

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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