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Swain Statistics for 3оK

Author's performance with Swain compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
3
Win %
44
Kills
5.6
Assists
8.0
Deaths
6.3
KA:D Ratio
2.1
Gold Earned
10.2K
Creep Score
141.3
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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12.png - best option for toplane

6.png - mobility mid\late game for midlane

1.png - against direct CC 1.png13.png4.png3.png127.png or exotic 57.png54.png for midlane

3.png - can be valuable against 238.png157.png 134.png1.png91.png105.png55.png for midlane

21.png - same as 3.png but not good choice for lategame

And pls - dont take 14.png. You dont need it. Just believe me.


New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

0-18-12 with Thunderlords - you can use against difficult early game matchups.


18-0-12 with Deathfire touch - maximization damage in late game.



Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
8
10
12
13
E
2
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

Options:

1) Take swaintorment.png if enemy cant all-in or drive away you from cs level 1
2) Take swainshadowgrasp.png  level 2 if your jungler is coming sooner then usual( 29.png28.png)
3) Takeswaindecrepify.png level 3 and swainshadowgrasp.png level 4 if you know where enemy jungler is and your opponent cant all-in you level 3.


Basic tips:

Max swainshadowgrasp.png second - utulity from W's duration better then additional damage from swaintorment.png

Try to learn ability(1-3 lvl) only when u have enough information about your opponents playstyle and enemy jungler disposition.

swaindecrepify.png works good with Thunderlord's.
swainmetamorphism.png works in 3157.png

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Most frequent start
    U can buy this against Ignite toplaners with huge AA-damage
    First back. Dont forget to buy control wards.
    U can go tear as late game option(buy before catalyst) if you can farm safe and have perfect cs
    If u like this guide,please, read last section(Other important information)

Core Items

    Try to buy this as fast as possible
    Best defence for swain against ad\ap damage. Even after banshee rework i pref visage.
    Mid\Late-game damage option. Enough HP\AP, good synergy
    Late-game damage option. More damage, less hp
    Late-game tear build

Situational Items

    Against AD(1 frozen heart for team is necessary)
    Against AP
    1)Most frequent option 2)Against AD 3)Against AP and CC
    You can change boots for this items in late game. For experienced players only

Basic tips:

1) U can buy 3211.png before 3010.png against strong ap midlaners.
2) U can buy 3191.png before 3010.png agains strong ad mid\top laners.
3) U can buy at the begining 1054.png(not 1056.png) against 17.png92.png157.png23.png133.png80.png with 14.png
4) U can buy at the begining 1029.png(not 1056.png) against 17.png92.png157.png23.png133.png80.png without 14.png if you dont like this matchups and want to rush 3191.png

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Corki
    Easy
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kled
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Medium
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Quinn
    Easy
  • Rakan
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Hard
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Syndra
    Easy
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Easy
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Medium
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Easy
  • Zilean
    Easy

VS

Ahri

Easy

Use swainmetamorphism.png after her ahritumble.png, try to fight near minions.

Dodge ahriseduce.png

VS

Akali

Easy

Try to push and poke her before level 6.

Dont let her kills and free cs.
You can buy 3211.png near her level 6

VS

Anivia

Medium
crystallize.png makes you easy target for jungler. Dont go far away from your tower.
Try to push her before lelve 6

VS

Annie

Medium

Buy 3211.png

VS

Aurelion Sol

Easy

He can roam with aurelionsole.png, so you can take 12.png or just push for first tower.

VS

Azir

Easy

VS

Brand

Easy

Dodge brandw.png and brandq.png.

Dont fight near minions.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

Dodge cassiopeiar.png - its essential.

Just take your free cs. After 3065.png+3027.png she cant to much before 3135.png

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

VS

Corki

Easy

VS

Darius

Easy

Look at his movespeed items 3044.png1001.png3071.png

Dodge dariuscleave.pngdariusaxegrabcone.png
You can buy 3009.png

VS

Ekko

Easy

VS

Fiora

Medium

She can dodge swainshadowgrasp.png with fioraw.png


VS

Fizz

Easy

Same as Akali

VS

Galio

Medium

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

VS

Illaoi

Easy

Dodge illaoie.png

Dont stay under illaoir.png even for a second.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Dont all-in her before level 6

Try to poke her with swaindecrepify.pngswaintorment.png
She can all-in you level 4-5 with 14.png

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

VS

Jax

Easy

VS

Jayce

Easy

Dodge jaycetotheskies.png from his range form.

VS

Karthus

Easy

He has good range of karthuslaywastea1.png

Just farm with swaindecrepify.pngswainshadowgrasp.png,ask jungler to come for easy kills.
3211.png or 3027.png  first

VS

Kassadin

Easy

VS

Kayle

Easy

VS

Kennen

Easy

VS

Kled

Easy

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

Buy 3211.png

She has good mobility to dodge swainshadowgrasp.png
Dont use swainmetamorphism.png just for lulz, she can all-in while swainmetamorphism.png on cd.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

VS

Lux

Easy

VS

Malphite

Easy

VS

Malzahar

Medium

VS

Maokai

Easy

VS

Nasus

Easy

Dont let him free cs!


VS

Nautilus

Medium

VS

Olaf

Medium

VS

Orianna

Easy

VS

Pantheon

Hard

Start with 1054.png or 1029.png

Dont overstay, u d better lose some cs then give him free kills

VS

Poppy

Easy

VS

Quinn

Easy

VS

Rakan

Easy

VS

Renekton

Medium

VS

Riven

Medium

VS

Rumble

Easy

VS

Ryze

Hard

Rush 3211.png

VS

Shen

Easy

VS

Singed

Easy

VS

Sion

Easy

VS

Syndra

Easy

VS

Talon

Medium

VS

Teemo

Easy

VS

Trundle

Easy

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

VS

Twisted Fate

Medium

VS

Varus

Easy

VS

Veigar

Easy

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

VS

Viktor

Easy

VS

Vladimir

Easy

VS

Volibear

Easy

VS

Wukong

Medium

Use swainshadowgrasp.png under yourself when he monkeykingnimbus.png

VS

Xerath

Easy

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Use swainshadowgrasp.png  under yourself if he yasuodashwrapper.png on you.

Be careful of yasuowmovingwall.png

VS

Zed

Medium

VS

Ziggs

Easy

VS

Zilean

Easy

Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros

  1. Becomes strong after 3010.png
  2. You can kill 92.png  and 157.png  :)
  3. High-HP\resists mage with good damage
  4. Has good sustain due to 3010.png+swainpassive.png
Cons
  1. Need additional mana 3048.png to kill tanks
  2. Need practice to use swainshadowgrasp.png 1vs1 and in teamfights
  3. Has no escape abilities
  4. Not the best AA animation

Making general plan for the game Back to Top

1) Dodge everything u can: swain isnt so tanky before level 6.

2) Take Thunderlords against difficult(for you) matchups.
3) Always buy 2055.png 
4) Ask your jungler to come if your opponent has 14.png(for toplaners)
5) Look every enemy's back if they have 3165.png or 3123.png, it reduces heal from your swainmetamorphism.png
6) Try to predict enemy jungler(28.png29.png can come level 2)
7) Dont buy too many defence items if your team is bad and cant make damage and support you in teamfights.


Your basic strategy in teamfight:

1) With good team - go forward, take enemy's core spells, stand 3157.png, ???, PROFIT.
2) With bad team - use spells from backlane, try to catch enemy with swainshadowgrasp.png, use swainmetamorphism.png to stay alive or kill last enemies.

Why this basic strategy? Swain has good damage+slow from swaindecrepify.png - enemy cant ignore you, but cse of you good MR u can take core abilities,saving mates(adc for example). 

Other important information Back to Top

If you like this guide, please, help me with my PhD research(about LoL-players abilities) - just answer 12 questions. 
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Sorry for my english - not native.

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