Swain the Noxian Grand General

Mage Fighter

SWAIN STATS

Attack
  • Attack Damage
    58 ( + 2.7 )
  • Attack Speed
    NaN ( +0%)
  • Attack Range
    525
  • Critical Hit Chance
    0 ( + 0 )
Defense
  • HP
    525 ( + 85 )
  • HP Regeneration
    7 ( + 0.65 )
  • Armor
    22.72 ( + 4 )
  • Magic Resistance
    30 ( + 0.5 )
Other
  • Mana
    468 ( + 28.5 )
  • Mana Regenration
    8 ( + 0.8 )
  • Move Speed
    325

SWAIN SPELLS

  • Ravenous Flock
    Ravenous Flock

    Swain's ravens collect <i>Soul Fragments</i> that heal him and permanently increase his maximum health. Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champions to pull them closer to him, dealing damage and ripping out a <i>Soul Fragment</i>.

  • Death's Hand
    Death's Hand
    • Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 750

    Swain unleashes several bolts of eldritch power that pierce through enemies. Enemies hit take more damage for each bolt they are struck by.

    Swain unleashes eldritch bolts, dealing {{ initialdamage }} magic damage plus {{ extraboltdamage }} damage per bolt past the first (max {{ maxdamage }} damage).

  • Vision of Empire
    Vision of Empire
    • Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 5500/6000/6500/7000/7500

    Swain opens a demon eye that deals damage and slows enemies. Champions hit are revealed and also grant Swain a Soul Fragment.

    Swain opens a demon eye, revealing a location for 1.5 seconds, then deals {{ totaldamage }} magic damage and Slows by 25/35/45/55/65% for 2.5 seconds. Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.

  • Nevermove
    Nevermove
    • Cost: 50 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 850

    Swain launches a wave of demonic power forward. It then returns to Swain and roots enemies it hits.

    Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing {{ initialdamage }} magic damage. The wave then returns, detonating on the first enemy hit dealing {{ secondarydamage }} damage and Rooting enemies in an area for 1.5 seconds.

  • Demonic Ascension
    Demonic Ascension
    • Cost: -
    • Range: 650

    Swain transforms into a demon and drains health from nearby enemy champions, minions, and neutral monsters. Swain can cast Demonflare to decimate nearby enemies with a nova of soulfire, dealing damage equal to a portion of the health he drained and ending his transformation.

    Swain frees the demon within for {{ demonformduration }} seconds, gaining {{ basehealthgain }} max Health and doubling the Health collected with Soul Fragments. Swain deals {{ damagecalc }} magic damage each second and restores {{ healingcalc }} Health per target damaged, reduced to {{ minionmonsterheal }} against non-champions. Swain then prepares a Recast.
    Recast: Swain unleashes a demonflare, ending the transformation and dealing {{ minimumdemonflaredamagetotal }} plus {{ healtodamagepercent*100 }}% of healing from this Ability as magic damage (max {{ demonflaredamagetotal }} damage).

SWAIN COUNTER/TIPS

Swain Ally Tips

  • If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.
  • While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.
  • Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.
  • Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.
  • Strong against:

Swain Enemy Tips

  • Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
  • High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.
  • Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

How to counter Swain in:

SWAIN Build

SWAIN SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Teleport

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Precision

Conqueror Presence of Mind Legend: Tenacity Coup de Grace

Sorcery

Manaflow Band Transcendence

SWAIN ABILITY ORDER

Death's Hand 2 4 5 7 9
Vision of Empire 3 8 10 12 13
Nevermove 1 14 15 17 18
Demonic Ascension 6 11 16

SWAIN ITEMS

Starting

Corrupting Potion

First Back

Doran's Ring Dark Seal Boots Control Ward

Sustain (Rune Page 1)

Sorcerer's Shoes Riftmaker Demonic Embrace Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Spirit Visage

Mobility (Rune Page 2)

Sorcerer's Shoes Night Harvester Demonic Embrace Cosmic Drive Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap

Burst (Rune Page 2)

Sorcerer's Shoes Hextech Rocketbelt Demonic Embrace Rylai's Crystal Scepter Void Staff Rabadon's Deathcap

Picks (Rune Page 3)

Mercury's Treads Everfrost Demonic Embrace Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff

SWAIN SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Teleport

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Resolve

Grasp of the Undying Demolish Conditioning Revitalize

Precision

Presence of Mind Legend: Tenacity

SWAIN ABILITY ORDER

Death's Hand 3 4 5 7 8
Vision of Empire 2 14 15 17 18
Nevermove 1 9 10 12 13
Demonic Ascension 6 11 16

SWAIN ITEMS

Against AD Bruisers / Team has no tank (Grasp of the Undying / Aftershock)

Bami's Cinder Seeker's Armguard Sunfire Aegis Zhonya's Hourglass Abyssal Mask Spirit Visage Plated Steelcaps Demonic Embrace Morellonomicon

Against Tanks (Dark Harvest)

Liandry's Anguish Zhonya's Hourglass Demonic Embrace Spirit Visage Rabadon's Deathcap Mercury's Treads

Don't go

Everfrost Zhonya's Hourglass Rylai's Crystal Scepter Demonic Embrace Spirit Visage Plated Steelcaps

these two item builds... they suck!

Hextech Rocketbelt Zhonya's Hourglass Archangel's Staff Rylai's Crystal Scepter Demonic Embrace Plated Steelcaps

Items to consider

Doran's Ring Corrupting Potion Luden's Tempest Riftmaker Imperial Mandate Zhonya's Hourglass Spirit Visage Force of Nature Abyssal Mask Morellonomicon Horizon Focus Frozen Heart Gargoyle Stoneplate Sunfire Aegis Banshee's Veil Cosmic Drive Void Staff Boots of Swiftness Ionian Boots of Lucidity Sorcerer's Shoes

Swain can poke. Indefinitely.

Luden's Tempest Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Anguish Morellonomicon Rabadon's Deathcap Sorcerer's Shoes

Mana does not run out, but you might lose early

Luden's Tempest Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Anguish Zeke's Convergence Sorcerer's Shoes

Items to consider

Abyssal Mask Zeke's Convergence Spirit Visage Gargoyle Stoneplate Rylai's Crystal Scepter Shurelya's Battlesong Warmog's Armor

SWAIN SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Ignite

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Electrocute Cheap Shot Eyeball Collection Ravenous Hunter

Precision

Presence of Mind Legend: Tenacity

SWAIN ABILITY ORDER

Death's Hand 2 4 5 7 9
Vision of Empire 3 14 15 17 18
Nevermove 1 8 10 12 13
Demonic Ascension 6 11 16

SWAIN ITEMS

Starter

Doran's Ring Health Potion

CORE BUILD

Liandry's Anguish Sorcerer's Shoes Zhonya's Hourglass Demonic Embrace Rylai's Crystal Scepter Morellonomicon

SWAIN SKINS

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0
0
0
0
0

SWAIN LORE

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.