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
    335

SWAIN SPELLS

  • Ravenous Flock
    Ravenous Flock

    Swain's ravens collect <i>Soul Fragments</i> that heal him and restore his mana. 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 hit and stop on impact with enemy champions. Enemies hit take more damage for each bolt they are struck by.

    Swain unleashes 5 bolts of eldritch power that pierce through all enemies in the area and stop on impact with enemy champions. Enemies hit take 55/75/95/115/135 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage, plus 15/20/25/30/35% per additional bolt.
    Max Damage: 0.

  • Vision of Empire
    Vision of Empire
    • Cost: 70/85/100/115/130 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 3500

    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 up to {{ castrange }} range away that deals 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% Ability Power) magic damage and slows for 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.Damage is reduced by 50% against minions.

  • Nevermove
    Nevermove
    • Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 {{ 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 35/70/105/140/175 (+25% Ability Power) magic damage to enemies it passes through.Swain then commands the wave to return, detonating it on the first enemy hit. Enemies hit take 35/45/55/65/75 (+25% Ability Power) magic damage and are rooted 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 deal damage equal to the amount of health he drained, ending his transformation to decimate nearby enemies with a nova of soulfire.

    Swain frees the demon within for {{ demonformduration }} seconds, gaining {{ basehealthgain }} health and doubling the bonus health that he has collected from Soul Fragments. Every second, he drains all nearby enemy champions, minions, and neutral monsters for {{ damagecalc }} magic damage, healing him for {{ healingcalc }} health. After a brief delay, and upon draining any amount of health, Swain can cast Demonflare.
    Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire dealing magic damage equal to {{ minimumdemonflaredamagetotal }} plus {{ healtodamagepercent*100 }}% of the damage he healed (up to a total of {{ demonflaredamagetotal }}) and ends his transformation.Swain can drain non-champions to heal for {{ minionmonsterhealreduction*100 }}% of the normal amount.

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 Ignite

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Electrocute Cheap Shot Ghost Poro Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery

Scorch Transcendence

SWAIN ABILITY ORDER

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

SWAIN ITEMS

Start

Spellthief's Edge Health Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

Beginning Items

Frostfang Catalyst of Aeons Blasting Wand Boots of Speed

Boots

Mercury's Treads Ninja Tabi Ionian Boots of Lucidity

Core

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Zhonya's Hourglass

Final Items

Liandry's Torment Zeke's Convergence Spirit Visage Rylai's Crystal Scepter Twin Shadows Morellonomicon Rabadon's Deathcap Banshee's Veil

Full Build Example 1 (Basic Build Path)

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Mercury's Treads Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Full Build Example 2 (All-around Defensive)

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Ninja Tabi Zhonya's Hourglass Spirit Visage Zeke's Convergence

Full Build Example 3 (Against a lot of Healers like Dr Mundo, Vladimir, Illaoi etc)

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Ionian Boots of Lucidity Morellonomicon Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment

Full Build Example 4 (Against Assasins and High Mobility)

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Ninja Tabi Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment Banshee's Veil

Full Build Example 5 (Too Fed Early Game-Who needs an ADC)

Shard of True Ice Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon

Start

Relic Shield Health Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

Early game

Targon's Buckler Boots of Speed Seeker's Armguard Stopwatch

Core

Bulwark of the Mountain Ionian Boots of Lucidity Zhonya's Hourglass Spirit Visage

Other important Items

Shurelya's Reverie Liandry's Torment Gargoyle Stoneplate Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Full Build Standart (Drain their Souls)

Bulwark of the Mountain Zhonya's Hourglass Ionian Boots of Lucidity Shurelya's Reverie Spirit Visage Liandry's Torment

Full Build 2 (The impregnable Stronghold)

Bulwark of the Mountain Zhonya's Hourglass Ionian Boots of Lucidity Spirit Visage Gargoyle Stoneplate Liandry's Torment

Full Build 3 (More CC less dmg)

Bulwark of the Mountain Zhonya's Hourglass Ionian Boots of Lucidity Shurelya's Reverie Spirit Visage Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Full Build 4 (More dmg, Less Tankiness and utility))

Bulwark of the Mountain Zhonya's Hourglass Ionian Boots of Lucidity Spirit Visage Rylai's Crystal Scepter Liandry's Torment

Core

Shard of True Ice Ionian Boots of Lucidity Hextech GLP-800 Zhonya's Hourglass

Final Items

Twin Shadows Liandry's Torment Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon Void Staff

Full Build Standart (cc for days)

Shard of True Ice Hextech GLP-800 Ionian Boots of Lucidity Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment Twin Shadows

Full Build Burst (erase the evidence)

Shard of True Ice Hextech GLP-800 Ionian Boots of Lucidity Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff

Full Build against Lifesteal

Shard of True Ice Hextech GLP-800 Ionian Boots of Lucidity Morellonomicon Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment

SWAIN SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Teleport

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Sorcery

Phase Rush Manaflow Band Transcendence Gathering Storm

Resolve

Overgrowth Bone Plating

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

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Dark Seal Boots of Speed Control Ward

vs Squishy

Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Oblivion Orb Rabadon's Deathcap Zhonya's Hourglass Morellonomicon Liandry's Torment

vs Tanks

Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Liandry's Torment Rabadon's Deathcap Zhonya's Hourglass Void Staff

vs AP

Rod of Ages Mercury's Treads Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon Spirit Visage Banshee's Veil

SWAIN SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Teleport

SWAIN REFORGED RUNES

Resolve

Grasp of the Undying Demolish Bone Plating Overgrowth

Inspiration

Perfect Timing Cosmic Insight

SWAIN ABILITY ORDER

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

SWAIN ITEMS

Standard Starting Items

Doran's Ring Health Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

Alternate Starting Items

Corrupting Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

More Important than you think!

Control Ward

Early Rod

Catalyst of Aeons Blasting Wand Rod of Ages

Anti-Heal Option

Morellonomicon

Boot Options

Sorcerer's Shoes Mercury's Treads Ninja Tabi

Example Final Build 1

Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Zhonya's Hourglass Liandry's Torment Spirit Visage Rabadon's Deathcap

Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Morellonomicon Zhonya's Hourglass Spirit Visage Rabadon's Deathcap

SWAIN SKINS

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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.