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Swain The Noxian Grand General

Find the best Swain build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.19. 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 8 Guides
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: 39
Views: 1,320,393
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: 53,705
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

S8.4 - The Noxian Grand General S+

Guide by cooltrickz updated February 22, 2018
  • 8.4
Rating Pending
Views: 8,827
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: 89,458
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: 115,665
Season 8 Builds
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain

Build by Guest updated November 17, 2018
  • 8.22
Rating Pending
Views: 591
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain the crow master

Build by firae updated October 24, 2018
  • 8.21
Rating Pending
Views: 504
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

For the empire (swain support)

Build by LordZeta1313 updated October 18, 2018
  • 8.20
Rating Pending
Views: 746
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Unkillable/MassDmg Swain

Build by WhiskeyTreats updated October 12, 2018
  • 8.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,676
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

SeverdFate's Swain Support

Build by severdfate updated October 6, 2018
  • 8.19
Rating Pending
Views: 1,448
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

FULL BASIC SILVER SWAIN

Build by lolhub01 updated September 26, 2018
  • 8.19
Rating Pending
Views: 628
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain Top S8

Build by cHASE319 updated September 14, 2018
  • 8.18
Rating Pending
Views: 1,830
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain early bully late burst

Build by Hildengarden updated September 9, 2018
  • 8.17
Rating Pending
Views: 631
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain guide | SWIPE THEIN ENEMY | Dark harvest / tank build

Build by Lord_Cat updated August 27, 2018
  • 8.16
Rating Pending
Views: 2,279
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Winterspell -Mid- (Português)

Build by Winterspell updated August 5, 2018
  • 8.15
Rating Pending
Views: 1,326
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

8.14 The Nightmare Of Your Enemies... Mid Lane Swain Guide

Build by Razor Shuriken updated July 29, 2018
  • 8.14
Rating Pending
Views: 995
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain: Mage, Pirate, Russian, Tyrant - (4 Runepages)

Build by Fisk Tha Wizk updated July 3, 2018
  • 8.13
Rating Pending
Views: 4,183
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

The Real Dragon Master (Mid)

Build by SebinisScalpini5 updated June 21, 2018
  • 8.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,232
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

Swain: guide to killing everyone and everything

Build by Zaquillovic updated June 9, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,044
LoL Champion Swain Build Guide

My Personal Builds for Swain

Build by SmiteGrinder updated June 8, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,903

Swain Build Stats

Patch 10.19: 46566 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 4967 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 51%

Win Rate 1360 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

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 63%

Win Rate 73 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
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 51%

Win Rate 25854 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3164 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 83 Games

Flash Barrier

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 27933 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 24642 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 4711 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 351 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 165 Games

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Patch 10.19: 46587 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 59 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

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

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 58 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: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 173 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 55%

Win Rate 3973 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1459 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 162 Games

Exhaust Flash

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 6614 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1271 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 717 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4504 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1139 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 465 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 113 Games

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Patch 10.19: 46601 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 80 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Runes 43%

Win Rate 63 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 52%

Win Rate 2052 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 57 Games

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 453 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2615 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 449 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 209 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2096 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 188 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 333 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 68 Games

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Patch 10.19: 46606 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Swain's Runes

Swain's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 298 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 55%

Win Rate 137 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 44%

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

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 55%

Win Rate 925 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 289 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 562 Games

Flash Ignite

Swain's Starters

Swain's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1746 Games

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Trinket

Swain's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1303 Games

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Second Best

Swain's 2nd Best Trinket 60%

Win Rate 498 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Swain's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 297 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Swain's Ability Order

Swain's Best Ability Order 52%

Win Rate 23 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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