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Swain Statistics for cormag128

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

Value
Average
Games Played
52
6
Win %
62
43
Kills
9.6
5.1
Assists
8.2
7.6
Deaths
4.5
6.0
KA:D Ratio
4.0
2.1
Gold Earned
13.7K
10.3K
Creep Score
198.4
151.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash Ignite is prefered to max DOT, but teleport can be useful if you want to solo carry and tp gank everyone, flash ghost is also pretty decent if they have very little mobility.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

I hear you saying, But Cormag, thunderlords is so op on swain. You know what, fuck that, this build is about that sweet sweet dot and you are going to be constantly applying deathfire to every one on their entire team, so take that shit.

You need feast so you get that sweet hp and mana back early game

Bounty Hunter because you are going to kill everyone on their entire team like the bird god you are

Biscuits because biscuits are op I swear to god

Dangerous game so you can 1v5 their entire team in zhonyas and come out at full hp

Abilities Back to Top

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

Your e requires absolutely 0 skill to use you just push e on them and then they cry, so max that first. Some people max q but they are potatoes I promise. Max q second for that sweet slow and constant damage output to keep them in range of r and make hitting w easier. Max w last because you'll never hit that shit on a decent player with any mobility on their champ unless someone else ccs them first, so it's inconsistent to max at any other point.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Best starting set, basically get this always
    You can start this but don't build mejai's that shit sucks on swain because you are going to be standing in their team

Core Items

    This is your core, you need both of these or you are going to be goddamn useless
    These are your best boots, I get sorcs 99% of the time because the pen is insane, though swiftness can be decent if you really need help getting in for whatever reason
    This item is pretty busted on swain because you're basically guaranteed to constantly proc it on everyone around you and gives you survivability
    Preferred build: Spirit visage if you want more survivability otherwise abyssal

Situational Items

    GLP is a decent replacement for roa but i think it takes a lot of power from swain, definitely an option though
    I'm not a huge fan of this item personally but it can be useful for sure if your team has literally 0 engage and you have no way to get in
    Take this if their team has a lot of natural healing like soraka, xin etc.
    I think this pales in comparison to spirit visage if you need mr but is still pretty dank if you're 22/0 and they don't have much mr and want a bit more damage
    This item is awesome if they have a couple of AP champions, It gives you an absurd amount of survivability to go along with your lifesteal on ult, if you buy this aps can't kill you.... NOTE: I usually only go this if i have rabadons otherwise you lose a lot of damage, if you skip rabadons go abyssal instead
    Are you snowballing out of control? If you already have your core and are still fed af buy this because it basically lets you solo their entire team when you're ahead
    After the nerf it's not as busted as it used to be but it's still alright if you're getting one hit but still need damage, works well if you skip rabadons and go abyssal
    Their team is smart and bought mr because you are a horrifying bird monster
    Tenacity is amazing and bonus hp is great too, I really like this instead of sorcery unless they have no cc or you are 22/0
    Stop, whatever you're doing, just stop, don't buy this. This is like putting a big fuck me light on yourself because if you die you gimp yourself hard. And considering basically all you do is go stand in the middle of their team and zhonyas you don't want this

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Hard
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Aurelion Sol
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • LeBlanc
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lux
    Hard
  • Orianna
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Taliyah
    Medium
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Xerath
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Hard
  • Ziggs
    Hard

VS

Ahri

Medium

VS

Akali

Medium

Decent akali will break your q and ult with twilight shroud and harass you from it, just don't stand in it and throw your e when she walks out, if she jumps on you you way outtrade her just heal with your ult on minions and her and dump your spell reel + ignite to kill. Be careful around 1 half hp because she'll ignite and kill

VS

Anivia

Hard

Rough lane if its a good anivia, its hard to get near her and your long cooldowns make it difficult to kill her even if you can knock her into the egg form. Q can be rough to dodge at short ranges and r -> w makes it so you get stuck, viable to max q in this lane to play safe.

VS

Annie

Hard

Swain is about outsustaining in an extended fight, annie blows her full load immediately with ignite and can one hit you, need a negatron for this lane or you'll feed

VS

Aurelion Sol

Easy

super immobile and easy to kill, if you land a w he's basically dead, just don't let him roam

VS

Azir

Easy

ew

VS

Brand

Medium

bait his w or q and then punish him when he throws it with your w q e combo, if you don't die early you can just normal build otherwise negatron could be good

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

be prepared to turn from ult, don't force an engage if you miss w because you'll get kited from her passive and killed

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

If you see it middle it's a huge concern, you have a hard time taking you down and you can die very quickly from his combo and true damage ultimate. dump e and q when he wastes his q, you might want to save w for defensive play unless he overextends. Ask for ganks because this lane will be feast or famine

VS

Diana

Easy

nothing to say, this is probably the easiest midlaner to face, she's basically lower damage akali with less utility but a little bit more in the way of tank stats. play aggressive because she's melee and if she jumps on you, you way outtrade her after her initial burst

VS

Ekko

Medium

You can't kill him he can't kill you, just drop e and q if he jumps on you and ult, he has to ult away or die unless he's way ahead, be smart with your w and don't waste it and you'll be fine

VS

Ezreal

Easy

No one plays him mid anymore but if you see him and you land a w, which you never will on a decent ez, he's basically dead with e + q + r and ignite

VS

Fizz

Hard

Not ready to take this off of hard yet but i feel much  more confident in this lane, get your cata early as usual and a mr item if necessary. Don't use your e or w until he has used his e or you will lose the trade every time, once he goes on you throw your e and w pop r and run around in the minion wave you should win trade

VS

Galio

Easy

lul

VS

Gangplank

Medium

he w's your w and you stay away from he barels, basically a farm lane with no ganks, but it's fine because you are tankier and do more damage late

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

throw q at turrets it will melt them, dump spell real and if he drops his ult just zhonya's whatever he throws then spam mastery while he dies as you're golden

VS

Jayce

Hard

he can't win while in hammer form and you can't win while in cannon form, so easy if in hammer hard in cannon, aka he'll be in cannon all lane unless he goes all in because you're low, i'd say stick in if you're above half when he engages

VS

Kassadin

Medium

Surprisingly tricky as his r let's him dictate when and where fights are, and the m-shield on his q makes him trade pretty well with your e, he shouldn't really be able to kill you and vice-versa as long as you don't dump w pointlessly

VS

Kayle

Hard

Whack, Whack, Whack, with her r and w she's really hard to kill and her kiting potential with q is bad for you, you can play aggro early but if she starts getting ahead you're in for a very bad time try to lock her down with w if she tries to engage and drop your reel but be careful about overengaging because with her r she can melt you to 0 while you have no spells on swains long cds early

VS

LeBlanc

Easy

Her recent nerfs hit her really hard to the point she's basically just bad ahri, she decieves but doesn't burst anymore, she can't kill you and you can kill her if you somehow land your w.

VS

Lux

Hard

if she throws q and misses play aggro and look for w's, otherwise just play slowly and safely, because she can 1 hit you with her full combo q+e+r+ignite

VS

Orianna

Medium

Disjointed hit box on her ball makes her a bit tricky if she's very good, as well her kiting power with w and r. You can play pretty aggro in this lane and look for a lot of w's as she can't punish you well for missing them, while if you hit them you'll get a lot of damage even through her shield, and maybe force her ult to get you off her

VS

Ryze

Medium

free stun on his w is very annoying, stay behind minions and harass him, don't waste your w because he can punish you hard, he has little to no sustain so don't try to fight him when you both have 100% hp, harass him down and keep your hp up then force the fight.

VS

Syndra

Medium

look aggressively for w's and then dump combo and keep up the pressure, zhonya's her ult and try to keep her from lining up her balls for an easy stun and you'll be fine. stay away from minions so she can't push you and harass you.

VS

Taliyah

Medium

look for w's aggressively but don't get cocky because her empowered q hurts a lot if it procs thunderlords, dodge her knockback and she cannot win a trade or disengage anymore.

VS

Talon

Hard

use w defensively or else you'll get punished hard, dump q and e if he jumps and pop r, once he's used all his mobility go for your w and try to take him down.

VS

Xerath

Hard

early on play aggro and try to get a kill, if he stays even and hits level 9 you can't win anymore, he never has to be in your range and can just dump spells from a mile away to farm and harass, very tough lane

VS

Yasuo

Hard

Hardest melee champ for swain, rarely played mid anymore, his w blocks everything but your w, so you have to play reactionary and slow, if he wastes w you can play more aggro, but you should pretty much always use w defensively and be conservative with e and q unless you are baiting w. Basically a mind game lane

VS

Ziggs

Hard

Long range is really annoying for Swain, stay away from minions and you don't have much choice but to play defensive, try to get w's if you can. He'll probably jsut throw his e in front of you so you can't get closer and w away.

Synergy Back to Top

Swain works very well with AOE initiators who can lock opponents down into a combo with your w so you can walk into your team and dump your combo on a squishy

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