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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.2. 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 Sup Guide (Grandmaster)

Build by Guest updated December 12, 2019
  • 9.24
Rating Pending
Views: 567
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swain sup guide (Grandmaster)

Build by mihesisop updated December 12, 2019
  • 9.24
Rating Pending
Views: 894
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Super Swain

Build by msklbr updated December 9, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 449
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Birdman

Build by blackiggerbabys updated November 27, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 1,025
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

how to not my swain die

Build by Guest updated November 22, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 992
Season 9 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Carrying your botlane with Swain support

Guide by retrowl0v0 updated October 30, 2019
  • 9.21
Rating Pending
Views: 9,728
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Support is BUSTED!!! 9.17

Guide by Haezard01 updated September 7, 2019
  • 9.17
Rating Pending
Views: 847
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain, The Demon Within (True power of Communism)

Guide by KingOL updated July 19, 2019
  • 9.14
Votes: 17
Views: 72,594
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Squawk 2 The Electric Boogaloo

Guide by mahlightning updated July 24, 2019
  • 9.14
Rating Pending
Views: 714
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

From Silver to Gold, Swain support

Guide by Schuit updated May 7, 2019
  • 9.9
Votes: 16
Views: 30,711
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Fear the power you do not see - In Depth Swain Guide

Guide by Vicious Skittle updated March 20, 2019
  • 9.6
  • In-depth
Votes: 197
Views: 1,117,967
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain APC HyperCarry (BR/ENG)

Guide by relog updated January 28, 2019
  • 9.2
Rating Pending
Views: 6,579
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Mid/Top/Bot Season 9

Guide by mandatorycloud updated January 17, 2019
  • 9.1
Votes: 13
Views: 28,844
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Demon Birb of Zaun

Guide by Trixelkour updated January 20, 2019
  • 9.1
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 2,088
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.24]Empire Above All[IN-DEPTH TOP/MID SWAIN GUIDE]

Guide by undeadsoldiers updated December 8, 2018
  • 8.24
  • In-depth
Votes: 11
Views: 26,669
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SWAIN in the midlane

Guide by seba3479 updated January 4, 2019
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 5,790
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.24]Rip the LP from your Enemies! Swain Mid Lane Guide

Guide by LordBlazer updated December 5, 2018
  • 8.24
Votes: 6
Views: 35,168
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Empire above all (swain top build)

Guide by LordZeta1313 updated November 29, 2018
  • 8.23
Votes: 11
Views: 16,709
Season 9 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

swant

Build by Guest updated November 20, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 159
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top

Build by vincent77 updated November 8, 2019
  • 9.22
Rating Pending
Views: 556

Swain Build Stats

Patch 11.2: 2516 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 5972 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 50%

Win Rate 2100 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 63%

Win Rate 83 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Ghost Poro
Ghost Poro
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 51%

Win Rate 28121 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3237 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 128 Games

Flash Teleport

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 30078 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 27014 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 4662 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 303 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 178 Games

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Patch 11.2: 2518 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 70%

Win Rate 54 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

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 59%

Win Rate 662 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 65%

Win Rate 51 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

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 3221 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 824 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 66 Games

Flash Ghost

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 4546 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 3131 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1764 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 433 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 79 Games

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Patch 11.2: 2519 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 61 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 61%

Win Rate 105 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 60%

Win Rate 101 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 53%

Win Rate 3725 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1199 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 149 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 4767 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1199 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 766 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3976 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 930 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 492 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 137 Games

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Patch 11.2: 2519 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 167 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 57%

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: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Swain's Summoner Spells

Swain's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1605 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 395 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1611 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 196 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 469 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1645 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 234 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 196 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 50 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.

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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