Swain Build
A
Mid

Swain Build

Ravenous Flock
Death's Hand
Q
Vision of Empire
W
Nevermove
E
Demonic Ascension
R
Mage
Mage
21/11
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
<1%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Swain is strong against
60%
59%
58%
57%
57%
Vex
56%
Syndra
55%
Zoe
54%
Yasuo
54%
Vladimir
54%
Akali
53%
Ahri
53%
Azir
53%
Ekko
53%
Taliyah
53%
Zed
52%
Fizz
51%
Veigar
51%
Irelia
51%
Orianna
51%
Swain is weak against
Cassiopeia
47%
Qiyana
47%
Sylas
47%
Anivia
48%
Viktor
48%
LeBlanc
49%
Katarina
50%
Kassadin
50%
Lux
50%
Talon
50%
Yone
50%
Akshan
50%
Orianna
51%
Irelia
51%
Veigar
51%
Fizz
51%
Zed
52%
Taliyah
53%
Ekko
53%
Azir
53%

Early Swain Build

Summoner Spells
FlashTeleport
64%
212
Flash
31%
105
Flash
3%
9
Starter Items
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
85%
282
14%
46
Health Potion
2
1%
4
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
100%
332
Item
First
Second
Imperial Mandate
36%
118
Liandry's Anguish
33%
106
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
25%
83

Swain Item Build

Mythic Item
Liandry's Anguish
53%
167
Imperial Mandate
41%
130
Everfrost
5%
16
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Imperial Mandate
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
35%
99
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Liandry's Anguish
20%
57
Liandry's Anguish
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
20%
56
Core Items
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
78%
259
Liandry's Anguish
51%
168
Zhonya's Hourglass
45%
148
Imperial Mandate
39%
130
Demonic Embrace
11%
38
Frozen Heart
8%
27
Everfrost
5%
16
Morellonomicon
4%
13
Force of Nature
3%
9
Final Boots
Mercury's Treads
33%
106
24%
78
24%
76
Final Trinket
Stealth Ward
38%
125
36%
121
26%
87

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Death's Hand
Q
Vision of Empire
W
Nevermove
E
94%
313
Death's Hand
Q
Nevermove
E
Vision of Empire
W
6%
19
Vision of Empire
W
Death's Hand
Q
Nevermove
E
<1%
1
Death's Hand
Q
Vision of Empire
W
Nevermove
E
Demonic Ascension
R

Runes

Inspiration + Resolve
1
2
3
Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Unsealed Spellbook
First Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Swain

Swain
Swain – the Noxian Grand General – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a A-Tier Mid Mid champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Swain
Swain has a win rate of
52%
, a pick rate of
2.9%
, a ban rate of
3.2%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Mage
Mage is in a good spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Swain on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. This Swain guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Swain. The upcoming LoL Swain Mid Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Swain
Swain runes and summoner spells. The best Swain Mid Runes
12.14
are
Inspiration
Inspiration as the primary path and
Resolve
Resolve as the secondary path. The most supportive
Swain
Swain keystone rune is
Unsealed Spellbook
Unsealed Spellbook.
Flash
Flash and
Teleport
Teleport are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Swain Build the most.

Item Build on Swain

The starter items for the best Swain Build on patch

12.14
are
Doran's Ring
Doran's Ring,
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Health Potion
Health Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 49% of all Swain Probuilds include
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguish as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Swain
Swain items are
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Rylai's Crystal Scepter and
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguish.
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads are the most bought
Swain
Swain boots by Pros. This Swain Build will immensely increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Swain Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Nevermove
Nevermove on
Swain
Swain. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Death's Hand
Death's Hand into
Vision of Empire
Vision of Empire and at last
Nevermove
Nevermove.
Death's Hand
Death's Hand is a very strong ability of
Swain
Swain in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Ravenous Flock
Ravenous Flock and there is no need to set it manually on a Swain Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Ravenous Flock
Death's Hand
Q
Vision of Empire
W
Nevermove
E
Demonic Ascension
R
Ravenous Flock

Swain's ravens collect Soul Fragments that heal him and permanently increase his maximum health.

Biography

Jericho Swain is the visionary ruler of Noxus, an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, his left arm severed, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination… and a new, demonic hand. Now, Swain commands from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see—in glimpses gathered by shadowy ravens from the corpses all around him. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within.

Read Swain's bio

Available Swain Skins

Besides the Swain build you can select a skin for Swain. The best Swain skins you can find below.

Explore

  • Featured Video: Swain: the Noxian Grand General
    Noxus has endured, because Noxus is strong. But the Grand-General Jericho Swain knows there are many kinds of strength—and the greatest leaders of the next age will be those who can wield them all...
  • Short Story: The Black Powder Plot by David Slagle
    He arrived at the camp only moments before the strategy council was to begin, flanked by a small honor guard, each handpicked from the Trifarian Legion. They remained at the entrance as I watched him approach.
  • Short Story: The Principles of Strength by Anthony Reynolds
    My name is Alyssa Roshka Gloriana val-Lokan. For almost two millennia, my ancestors ruled the Delverhold as kings.
  • Short Story: Proclamation of the Trifarix None
    Citizens of Noxus, I bring word from the capital!