Swain

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Swain Counter tips

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Swain excels in teamfights and skirmishes that last for an extended period of time. Avoid this!
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Make sure Swain is ignited or has some form of healing debuff on him when fighting him. This will let him heal significantly less from his ultimate.
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Try picking mobile champions who are able to deal with his abilities.
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Swain has pretty bad wave clearing problems unless he's maxing out W first and even then it's on a hefty CD. Play someone that can clear waves fast and force him to miss CS under tower.

Swain Middle

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Swain Middle BanRate: 1.25%
Swain Middle Position: 24
Swain Middle PickRate: 1.74%
Swain Middle WinRate: 51.11%

Swain Middle Highest pickrate start build

55.15%
winrate (1106 g)

Swain Middle Highest pickrate core build

53.85%
winrate (99 g)

Swain Middle Highest pickrate runes

56.49%
winrate (439 g)
9
9
9
3

Swain Middle Highest pickrate skill order

56.99%
winrate (379 g)
Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W

Swain Middle Highest winrate masteries

Swain Middle Highest winrate start build

55.15%
winrate (1106 g)

Swain Middle Highest winrate core build

55.57%
winrate (76 g)

Swain Middle Highest winrate runes

56.49%
winrate (439 g)
9
9
9
3

Swain Middle Highest winrate skill order

60.33%
winrate (237 g)
Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E

Swain Middle Highest winrate masteries

Swain Top

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Swain Top BanRate: 1.25%
Swain Top Position: 8
Swain Top PickRate: 2.78%
Swain Top WinRate: 52.5%

Swain Top Highest pickrate start build

51.9%
winrate (2019 g)

Swain Top Highest pickrate core build

51%
winrate (175 g)

Swain Top Highest pickrate runes

51.84%
winrate (679 g)
9
9
9
3

Swain Top Highest pickrate skill order

54.9%
winrate (561 g)
Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W

Swain Top Highest winrate masteries

Swain Top Highest winrate start build

53.63%
winrate (811 g)

Swain Top Highest winrate core build

53.87%
winrate (165 g)

Swain Top Highest winrate runes

51.84%
winrate (679 g)
9
9
9
3

Swain Top Highest winrate skill order

54.9%
winrate (561 g)
Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W

Swain Top Highest winrate masteries

The earliest account of Swain's existence comes from a Noxian infirmary doctor's notes. According to them, Swain limped into the ward without cry or complaint; his right leg was snapped in half, with bone protruding from the skin. A small, scowling bird seemed affixed to his shoulder. The doctor gawked in horror as the young adolescent answered questions about his health and age with a calm, even stare. Even behind the echoing crack as the sand counterweights reset his tibia, Swain's measuring gaze never flickered, nor did his eyes twitch from the pop of his fibula. He refused the doctor's recommendation of magical treatment for the leg's inoperable damage, requesting only a spare crutch before shuffling away. He next surfaced in documents from the Noxian military, although it is evident that they are incomplete. Normally a crippled boy would be turned away in shame from Noxus' proud legion, but the records indicate his first designation was that of a ranking officer.

The men who've served under him (and survived) have remained in his charge with unshakable faith and loyalty. He leapt through the High Command's hierarchy, often ascending when superiors requested demotions to join his unit. A cunning strategist, Swain was decorated after every battle he fought, regularly hobbling in contemplation at the front of the assault. His rise to power seemed unceasing until he was suddenly relegated to inactive status prior to the Ionian Invasion - a bewildering decision which reeked of bureaucratic subversion. If Swain was upset by the events which unfolded, he never belied it. His face was so implacable that it was popularly rumored to be a mask, disguising something utterly inhuman beneath. More controversy surrounded the bird that never left his shoulder, whose name he whispered only to it. When Demacia escalated its presence in the League, Swain was immediately returned to active duty.

''If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief.''
-Swain