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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.24. 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 10 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain guide top immortal

Build by Martinezzz updated May 6, 2020
  • 10.9
Rating Pending
Views: 446
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Raid Boss Swain Top

Build by ArcLiner updated May 6, 2020
  • 10.9
Rating Pending
Views: 561
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[10.9] Swain Support | God Tier Build

Build by Guest updated April 29, 2020
  • 10.9
Rating Pending
Views: 711
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S10] 10.8 - Max sustain/ bully Swain

Build by Dmiller updated April 22, 2020
  • 10.8
Votes: 6
Views: 9,931
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

UNKILLABLE DEMON KING SWAIN

Build by xXSwimpXx updated April 22, 2020
  • 10.8
Rating Pending
Views: 815
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, The Ultimate Teamfight Carry in 9.19

Build by Nerkas updated April 29, 2020
  • 10.9
Rating Pending
Views: 1,224
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain top op

Build by Alexraider22 updated April 23, 2020
  • 10.8
Rating Pending
Views: 379
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The healing swain

Build by Tophatant updated April 2, 2020
  • 10.7
Rating Pending
Views: 706
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Season 10 %40 CDR Broken Swain

Build by akajoe updated April 1, 2020
  • 10.7
Rating Pending
Views: 1,023
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[10.6] BstWood's Glacial Augment Swain Support Season 10

Build by BstWood updated March 29, 2020
  • 10.6
Rating Pending
Views: 9,371
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Front Overwatch

Build by Guest updated March 19, 2020
  • 10.6
Rating Pending
Views: 356
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Poggers Swain Outplay

Build by Deratrax updated March 9, 2020
  • 10.5
Rating Pending
Views: 1,061
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Praise the Lord

Build by Micorvus updated March 17, 2020
  • 10.5
Rating Pending
Views: 976
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

team fight swain

Build by Guest updated March 9, 2020
  • 10.5
Rating Pending
Views: 710
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Support Guide

Build by Ends updated February 5, 2020
  • 10.3
Rating Pending
Views: 804
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S10] Swain Support Guide

Build by Eferhild updated January 29, 2020
  • 10.2
Votes: 88
Views: 242,670
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN

Build by MBOB10 updated January 28, 2020
  • 10.2
Rating Pending
Views: 772
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The Noxian grand general | Swain MID and SUPPORT Guide

Build by Sneaky boi updated January 16, 2020
  • 10.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,794
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain mid undying

Build by Guest updated January 14, 2020
  • 10.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,283
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S10] Swain build Sup

Build by Guest updated January 13, 2020
  • 10.1
Rating Pending
Views: 814

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.24: 415332 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 9588 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 53%

Win Rate 2129 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 71%

Win Rate 62 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 40009 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 4712 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 67%

Win Rate 63 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 43311 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 37092 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8304 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 453 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 321 Games

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Patch 10.24: 415343 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 1191 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 66%

Win Rate 62 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: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 1149 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 5153 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 1695 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1571 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 8054 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 5695 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 2894 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 860 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 138 Games

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Patch 10.24: 415350 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 60 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 64%

Win Rate 96 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 58%

Win Rate 142 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 54%

Win Rate 4418 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1766 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 156 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 6519 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 1690 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 772 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 5310 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 955 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 583 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 74%

Win Rate 61 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Patch 10.24: 415362 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 69 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

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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 85 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 45%

Win Rate 66 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 2733 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 459 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2793 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 316 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 588 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2705 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 330 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 270 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 68 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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