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LoL Champion Build Guides: Swain

Swain RP Cost 880 Swain BE Cost4800
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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.15. 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 9 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Tank Top

Build by Guest updated November 29, 2018
  • 8.23
Rating Pending
Views: 1,135
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

epizonPLYT swain MID

Build by epizonPLYT updated November 24, 2018
  • 8.23
Rating Pending
Views: 7,367
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SwainMain BTW

Build by Guest updated November 24, 2018
  • 8.23
Rating Pending
Views: 735
Season 8 Guides
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Feed the crows with Swain Support /@w@/

Guide by GhostNighto updated November 11, 2018
  • 8.22
Rating Pending
Views: 3,536
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

8.17 Full Tank Swain Support Guide

Guide by thekungfucius updated September 4, 2018
  • 8.17
Votes: 11
Views: 18,120
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

A Jungle Guide to Season 8 Reworked Swain

Guide by Razsagoth updated July 9, 2018
  • 8.13
Votes: 27
Views: 106,699
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[S8] Fear the Power you do not see - Swain Mid Guide

Guide by pinkboy16000 updated June 22, 2018
  • 8.12
Votes: 19
Views: 39,796
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.10] Swain Top Lane Carry

Guide by mrwoj updated May 19, 2018
  • 8.10
Rating Pending
Views: 16,120
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top Free Elo (PT/BR)

Guide by L.C.T. updated April 12, 2018
  • 8.7
  • In-depth
Votes: 38
Views: 1,317,792
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

[8.4] Bringing back Big Black Bird Boy - Swain Mid

Guide by jon678910 updated February 24, 2018
  • 8.4
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 53,653
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S8.4 - The Noxian Grand General S+

Guide by cooltrickz updated February 22, 2018
  • 8.4
Rating Pending
Views: 8,750
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

In Depth SWAIN S8 SUPPORT guide: The general also defends!

Guide by III Raven III updated February 21, 2018
  • 8.3
Votes: 32
Views: 89,181
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Pain Train Swain (S8 UPDATE) Patch 7.6 Low ELO Newbie Guide

Guide by Briarheart updated November 8, 2017
  • 7.22
Rating Pending
Views: 115,625
Season 8 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Guest updated November 17, 2018
  • 8.22
Rating Pending
Views: 554
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the crow master

Build by firae updated October 24, 2018
  • 8.21
Rating Pending
Views: 477
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

For the empire (swain support)

Build by LordZeta1313 updated October 18, 2018
  • 8.20
Rating Pending
Views: 720
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Unkillable/MassDmg Swain

Build by WhiskeyTreats updated October 12, 2018
  • 8.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,642
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SeverdFate's Swain Support

Build by severdfate updated October 6, 2018
  • 8.19
Rating Pending
Views: 1,440
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

FULL BASIC SILVER SWAIN

Build by lolhub01 updated September 26, 2018
  • 8.19
Rating Pending
Views: 597
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top S8

Build by cHASE319 updated September 14, 2018
  • 8.18
Rating Pending
Views: 1,808

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

  • 1
  • 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 10.15: 353952 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 233 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

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 336 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 56%

Win Rate 61 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 3824 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1863 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 143 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 6473 Games

  • 1

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4750 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1144 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 438 Games

Oracle Lens
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 74 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

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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