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Swain·Bot Guide

Ravenous FlockP
Death's HandQ
Vision of EmpireW
Demonic AscensionR
Win rate53.5%
Pick rate0.4%
Ban rate0.5%
Matches5 060-
Swain Bot has a 53.5% win rate and 0.4% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Below, you will find a very detailed guide for Swain Bot, where we explain strengths and weaknesses of the champion, powerspikes, and game plans for each stage of the game. Step up your game with our Swain Bot guide!
Swain Top
Swain Jungle
Swain Mid
Swain Bot
Swain Support
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Swain Strengths & Weaknesses

Excellent CC chain if he or someone else on his team manages to CC a target. This works especially well against immobile carries. You can follow up with your NevermoveE (press it twice) and pull the enemy closer.

Can regenerate a lot of health with his Vision of EmpireW and hence outsustain his enemies in the lane. His Ultimate Demonic AscensionR amplifies this effect and is really effective when fighting in closed spaces.

He can use his Vision of EmpireW to set-up ganks for his Jungler as well. This allows him to catch up to his target while also providing vision of the area. The latter part is very useful when it comes to objective control.


Very immobile and is weak during the early laning phase. This is especially true if he is facing a champion who can all-in and CC him.

Is quite vulnerable when his NevermoveE is down as it is his main form of CC.

Grievous wounds can completely counter his kit during the early game and also affect his mid-game. He is very weak when his Ultimate Demonic AscensionR is down as he won’t have the amplified healing and AoE damage.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Swain is Average

Play safe for the first few levels. You need time to come online and you shouldn’t be fighting unless you have a clear early advantage.

Once you have a few levels under your belt, you can start to play aggressive and look for aggressive plays. However, you will rely on your Support to do the heavy lifting early on.

After destroying the bottom lane tower, rotate to the mid lane and try to take that tower. This will open up the map and give your team a gold lead.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Swain is Strong

Try and stick with your Support throughout the mid-game. You’re quite vulnerable and easy to kill if you’re on your own. By staying with your Support, your survivability will increase.

Continue picking up farm in the side lanes when no team fights are occurring, but spend as little time away from your team. You need gold and XP to buy items and if you fall behind, it will be unlikely that you’ll be able to dish out damage in fights.

Look for picks with your Support/Jungler to get kills and increase your lead. If you kill a key target, you could make the call for Baron.

Late game
25+ min
Swain is Average

Do not team fight in the later parts of the game unless your Zhonya’s Hourglass and Ultimate Vision of EmpireW are both up. Delay/ disengage fights if the enemy wants to fight you.

Stay with your team in the late parts of the game. If you get caught out or the enemy initiates a fight while you’re not there, the enemy will win the team fight.

Poke and delay team fights while you and your team harass the enemy and get them low. Once they’re low, engage. You can also look for picks with your abilities to catch someone who is out of position.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

His early game is excellent as he can completely CC and blow up an enemy target when required. Using it from the lane brushes will allow him to reap a lot of benefits.

Level six is an excellent spike as he can now control the pace of a team fight. He can easily be in between the enemy team while dealing a lot of health and regenerating a lot of health in return.

The first item component will allow him to spam his abilities frequently and dish out a lot of damage. It helps a lot with his overall laning prowess.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Multiple points in his Ultimate Demonic AscensionR will allow him to take over fights much easily. His damage output will be pretty phenomenal as well.

His mid-game presence and fighting style is really great. He can zone off enemies and separate the enemy front line from the backline. He can also pick off-targets.

The first ability will be maxed at level 9, adding a lot of burst damage to his kit. It helps Swain get rid of squishy targets quickly.

Late game25+ min

His tankiness and damage are really high during this phase of the game. He can also use his Zhonya's Hourglass to be untargetable for a while dealing damage all the time.

A maxed-out Ultimate Demonic AscensionR will let him survive fights with ease. The damage will be pretty devastating for the enemy team as well.

Swain's late game is solid due to his team fighting prowess. He can instantly kill the enemy team if he manages to catch them out near a choke point.

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