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Swain·Mid Guide

Ravenous FlockP
Death's HandQ
Vision of EmpireW
Demonic AscensionR
Win rate52.6%
Pick rate1.0%
Ban rate0.5%
Matches12 570-
Swain Mid has a 52.6% win rate and 1.0% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Below, you will find a very detailed guide for Swain Mid, 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 Mid guide!
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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

Your NevermoveE and Vision of EmpireW will be pretty crucial towards winning this lane. Try to land it when the enemy is about to last hit a minion.

You will want to be a part of as many skirmishes as possible. This is because your AoE abilities will completely dismantle the enemy team.

Your Ultimate Demonic AscensionR will help you a lot during this phase of the game. Try to use it if you feel that you're about to get ganked or all-in'd.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Swain is Strong

Remember to take as many neutral, objective fights as you possibly can. Your Ultimate Demonic AscensionR and NevermoveE will help you massively with it.

Since you will be diving into the enemy team, you will want to get a defensive item like a Zhonya's Hourglass. This will let you use your Ultimate Demonic AscensionR effectively.

You will need to take care of your backline and see that they don't get doved and killed. If an assassin is trying to kill them, NevermoveE the assassin immediately.

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 Demonic AscensionR 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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