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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Professor

    Liandry's Anguish

    vs

    Zilean
  2. Shawi Katami

    Rylai's Crystal Scepter

    vs

    Ashe
  3. HolyPhoenix

    Jak'Sho, The Protean

    vs

    Nami
  4. HolyPhoenix

    Liandry's Anguish

    vs

    Nautilus
  5. HolyPhoenix

    Giant's Belt

    vs

    Lucian
  6. HolyPhoenix

    Heartsteel

    vs

    Pyke

Core Build Order

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Liandry's Anguish
Lost ChapterFiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

3rd

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

4th

Demonic Embrace
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

5th

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

6th

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Liandry's Anguish
Lost ChapterFiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

3rd

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

4th

Demonic Embrace
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

5th

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

6th

Core Build Path

Lost Chapter
Fiendish Codex
Liandry's Anguish
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Seeker's Armguard
Stopwatch
Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Starting Items

Spellthief's EdgeHealth PotionHealth Potion

Damage Breakdown

85% AP

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Press the AttackLethal TempoFleet FootworkConqueror
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
DominationSorceryInspirationResolve
DemolishFont of LifeShield Bash
ConditioningSecond WindBone Plating
OvergrowthRevitalizeUnflinching
Ravenous Flock

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Death's Hand

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Vision of Empire

W

W

W

W

W

Nevermove

E

E

E

E

E

Demonic Ascension

R

R

R

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Swain's Matchups

Swainwinslane against...

Swainloseslane against...

Swain's Trends

Playing against Swain

Key Insights
Soul Fragments heal Swain for a % of his max HP and increase his max HP by 12.
Enemy champions who die or are hit by
W
or
E
's second cast drop Soul Fragments.
Q
deals bonus damage to enemies hit by multiple bolts.
W
reveals the affected area and
E
grants vision of all rooted targets.
Recasting
R
does not end its duration.
Strengths
Naturally becomes tanky with
P
's infinitely scaling HP.
W
doubles as a low cooldown
Farsight Alteration
, constantly granting critical information to his team.
Excels at setting up ganks with
W
/
E
and skirmishes with
R
.
Synergizes well with
Liandry's Anguish
,
Archangel's Staff
/
Winter's Approach
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
,
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
,
Demonic Embrace
, and
Spirit Visage
. Can opt for
Everfrost
,
Luden's Tempest
, or
Riftmaker
when needed.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Struggles against champions who outrange him.
R
's Demon Power drains faster over time, and quickly ends if Swain isn't draining an enemy champion.