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Swain·Bot Counters

Ravenous FlockP
Death's HandQ
Vision of EmpireW
Demonic AscensionR
Win rate53.6%
Pick rate0.4%
Ban rate0.5%
Matches5 128-
Swain Bot has a 53.6% win rate and 0.4% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Based on our analysis of 5 128 matches, the best counters for Swain Bot are Karthus, Kog'Maw, Brand, Sivir and Nilah. On the other hand, Swain Bot counters Kalista, Yasuo, Ezreal, Varus and Aphelios.
Swain Top
Swain Jungle
Swain Mid
Swain Bot
Swain Support

Swain matchups

Bot Bot  Patch 14.10

Swain counter tips

General advice on how to play against Swain
These champs are strong against Swain at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Swain.
Laning Against Swain

Laning Against Swain

When laning, make sure you’re always stood far back but in front of your Caster Minions. This will make it impossible for him to land his Root NevermoveE and CC you.

Extended auto-attack trades will always work in AD champions favour. Wait for him to use his NevermoveE before playing aggressive and looking for the all-in.

Swain’s sustain will be a problem; especially if he is with a healing Support. Invest in an early Executioner’s Calling to reduce his healing in lane.

Strategy VS Swain

Strategy VS Swain

Swain is good in team fights thanks to his AOE Ultimate Demonic AscensionR. Forcing a fight or fighting when Swain isn’t around will make it easier for your team to win team fights.

Avoid grouping to closely around objectives or in team fights as it may allow Swain to land a really good multi-person NevermoveE and start the team fight.

Burst and poke is the best way of winning a fight against Swain. Try to poke him down before a team fight starts. When he activates his Ultimate Demonic AscensionR, burst him down so he is unable to dish out lots of damage.

Swain Power Spikes

Swain Power Spikes

At level 6, Swain’s damage output and survivability increases. You shouldn’t commit to a fight with him unless you can burst him down quickly as his Ultimate Demonic AscensionR will offer him extra protection and health regeneration.

Swain’s early game is abusable as he is really weak early on. Once the mid-game hits, you’ll have to play more respectable.

He is really good in team fights thanks to his AOE Ultimate Demonic AscensionR. Bursting him down at the start of the fight will make it difficult for him to deal damage and win the fight.