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Swain
tier-4
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Pantheon
44.7%
Pyke
47.6%
Nami
48.3%
Janna
48.5%
Blitzcrank
48.5%
Brand
48.9%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)
Spellthief's Edge

Core Build Path: 49.79% Win Rate (4977 Games)

Boots of Speed
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Haunting Guise
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Blasting Wand
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Liandry's Torment
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Seeker's Armguard
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Fiendish Codex
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Stopwatch
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Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Final Build: 60.02% Win Rate (1991 Games)

Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Zhonya's Hourglass
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Morellonomicon
Rabadon's Deathcap

Runes: 48.62% Win Rate (6143 Games)

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Skill Order

Q

W

E

Damage Breakdown

87% AP

Win Rate
49.4%
(-0.6%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
4.3%
(-0.1%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
2.1%
(-0.0%)
vs last patch

Playing against Swain

Key Insights
Swain can pull an enemy affected by hard CC with
P
(10 second cooldown).
Enemy champions that are hit by
P
/
W
or die drop Soul Fragments that increases Swain's max HP by 5.
Soul Fragments heal swain for 4-7% (based on level) of his max HP.
Q
deals bonus damage to enemies hit by multiple bolts.
W
grants vision of its AoE.
E
passes through minions on the way out but not on the way back.
Casting
R
doubles Swain's bonus HP from Soul Fragments.
Power Spike
W
doubles as a low-cooldown
Farsight Alteration
, giving his team great objective control.
Can regularly scout the enemy jungler with
W
to reveal their path.
Has incredible gank setup with
E
's root and
P
's pull.
As mid, he spikes at
Rod of Ages
and
Liandry's Torment
.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
is also effective to increase his utility (
Liandry's Torment
's strength).
As support,
Zhonya's Hourglass
is strong since
R
heals during stasis.
Liandry's Torment
is also effective, if he can afford it.
Vulnerable
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Heavily reliant on his cooldowns, and Swain doesn't typically build cooldown reduction.
Limited effectiveness vs. enemies who have higher range than him.
R
has a long cooldown of 120 seconds at all ranks.
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