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Swain·Top Build

Ravenous FlockP
Death's HandQ
Vision of EmpireW
NevermoveE
Demonic AscensionR
Win rate51.1%
Pick rate0.2%
Ban rate0.5%
Matches5 764-
Swain Top has a 51.1% win rate with 0.2% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked B tier. Based on our analysis of 5 764 matches in patch 14.13 the best build for Swain is Blackfire Torch, Sorcerer's Shoes, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Torment. Most picked runes for Swain Top are Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Haste, and Last Stand for primary tree, as well as Conditioning, and Overgrowth for secondary tree.
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Swain Build

Top Top  Patch 14.13

Most Popular

Win Rate 53.0% based on 560 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
ConquerorResolve
Blackfire Torch

Most Popular

53.0%
ConquerorResolve
Malignance

Highest WR

58.5%
ConquerorResolve
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Alternative

50.7%
Summon AeryPrecision
Blackfire Torch

Off-Meta

58.4%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR
iconRankName

Kaladyn OTP

77.8%
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밈 수 OTP

59.4%
iconRankName

K1nzark OTP

66.7%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward

@ 11 sec

Early Items

Amplifying Tome
Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Blackfire Torch
Sorcerer's Shoes
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

@ 19 min

Full Build

Blackfire Torch
Sorcerer's Shoes
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Zhonya's Hourglass
Liandry's Torment
Jak'Sho, The Protean

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

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

situational items

Spirit Visage
Frozen Heart
Riftmaker
Abyssal Mask
Morellonomicon
Force of Nature

Swain Matchups Overview

Swain General information

Swain tips and tricks

Swain is prone to all-ins. Stand as far back as possible so it’s harder for the enemy to get on to you. Once an enemy is on top of you, it’s going to be hard for you to get them off.

Swain’s Root NevermoveE will only trigger on the closest enemies hit on its return. Take aim and try to use it so it leaves little room for the enemy to react and dodge it.

Activate your Ultimate Demonic AscensionR as soon as a fight occurs to increase your chances of coming out ahead and surviving the fight.

Swain combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Swain Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Swain Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Presence of Mind, Legend: Haste and Last Stand in the primary tree, as well as Conditioning and Overgrowth in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Blackfire Torch as your first item, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes and Rylai's Crystal Scepter. For your last 3 items, you should build Zhonya's Hourglass, Liandry's Torment and finish with Jak'Sho, The Protean. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 53.0% winrate over 560 matches played.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Conqueror as your keystone, Presence of Mind, Legend: Haste and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Conditioning with Overgrowth in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Rylai's Crystal Scepter as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Liandry's Torment as a third item. You want to finish the build with Zhonya's Hourglass, Morellonomicon and Randuin's Omen. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 50.7% win rate across 219 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Swain Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch as your primary rune tree, and Presence of Mind with Cut Down as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Blackfire Torch as your first item, then finish Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item, and Rylai's Crystal Scepter as third item. The last 3 options are Zhonya's Hourglass, Liandry's Torment and Cosmic Drive. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 58.4% win rate over 209 matches played.

Situational Swain Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Swain build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Swain runes page.

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Swain Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.14 the best possible matchups for Swain Top are:

Consider picking Swain into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Swain.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Swain in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Swain counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Swain counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.