Swain AP Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Swain Item Build Order

58.7% Win Rate (6293 Games)
World Atlas

Starting

Rylai's Crystal Scepter

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Liandry's Torment

3rd

Rylai's Crystal Scepter

4th

Liandry's Torment

5th

Zhonya's Hourglass

6th

World Atlas
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Liandry's Torment
Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Swain Item Build Path

Situational

Malignance
Blackfire Torch
Morellonomicon
Spirit Visage
Riftmaker
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Rod of Ages

Summoner Spells

64939 Games57%
18199 Games60%

Swain Skill Order

0
Ravenous Flock

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Death's Hand
Vision of Empire
Nevermove
Demonic Ascension

Swain Guide

Learn Swain with our Swain guide. Learn about Swain's strengths and Swain's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Swain, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
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
    Swain
    W
    or
    Swain
    E
    's second cast drop Soul Fragments.
  • Swain
    Q
    deals bonus damage to enemies hit by multiple bolts.
  • Swain
    W
    reveals the affected area and
    Swain
    E
    grants vision of all rooted targets.
  • Recasting
    Swain
    R
    does not end its duration.
Strengths
  • Naturally becomes tanky with
    Swain
    P
    's infinitely scaling HP.
  • Swain
    W
    doubles as a low cooldown
    Farsight Alteration
    , constantly granting critical information to his team.
  • Excels at setting up ganks with
    Swain
    W
    /
    Swain
    E
    and skirmishes with
    Swain
    R
    .
  • Excels with items that enhance his ability power, mana sustain, and durability.
Weaknesses
  • Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
  • Struggles against champions who outrange him.
  • Swain
    R
    's Demon Power drains faster over time, and quickly ends if Swain isn't draining an enemy champion.