Swain Abilities

Swain

the Noxian Grand General

MageFighter
880 4800

Swain Abilities - Patch 9.23

Swain Ravenous Flock
P
Swain Death's Hand
Q
Swain Vision of Empire
W
Swain Nevermove
E
Swain Demonic Ascension
R

Swain ability - Ravenous Flock

Cooldown: 12/9/6

Swain's ravens collect Soul Fragments that heal him for 4/5.5/7% Swain's health and restores 4/5.5/7% of Swain's mana (at levels 1/6/11). Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champions to pull them closer to him, dealing 20 - 105 (+ 30% bonus Ability Power) damage and ripping out a Soul Fragment.

Swain permanently stores Soul Fragments, increasing his maximum health by 5 per Soul Fragment

Swain ability - Death's Hand

Cooldown: 10/8.5/7/5.5/4Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 manaRange: 725

Swain unleashes 5 bolts of eldritch power that pierce through all enemies in the area and stop on impact with enemy champions. Enemies hit take 55/75/95/115/135 (+40% bonus Ability Power) magic damage, plus 15/20/25/30/35% per additional bolt. Max Damage: 104/153/210/275/348.

Swain ability - Vision of Empire

Cooldown: 22/21/20/19/18Cost: 70/85/100/115/130 manaRange: 3500

Swain opens a demon eye up to 3500 range away that deals 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% bonus Ability Power) magic damage and slows for 25/35/45/55/65% for 2.5 seconds.

Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.

Damage is reduced by 50% against minions.

Swain ability - Nevermove

Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 manaRange: 850

Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing 35/70/105/140/175 (+25% bonus Ability Power) magic damage to enemies it passes through.

Swain then commands the wave to return, detonating it on the first enemy hit. Enemies hit take 35/45/55/65/75 (+100% bonus Ability Power) magic damage and are rooted for 1.5 seconds.

Swain ability - Demonic Ascension

Cooldown: 120Cost: 100 manaRange: 650

Swain frees the demon within for 12 seconds, gaining 125/200/275 (+5 per soul Fragment) health and doubling the bonus health that he has collected from Soul Fragments. Every second, he drains the 3 closest enemy champions for 35/50/65 (+14% bonus Ability Power) magic damage, healing him for 20/35/50 (+16% bonus Ability Power) health. After a brief delay, and upon draining any amount of health, Swain can cast Demonflare.

Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire dealing magic damage equal to 100/150/200 (+50% bonus Ability Power) plus 75% of the damage he healed (up to a total of 200/300/400 (+100% bonus Ability Power)) and ending his transformation.

Swain can drain non-champions to heal for 10% of the normal amount.

Base Stats

  • Health: 525 (+85 per level)
  • Health Regen: 7 (+0.65 per level)
  • Mana: 468 (+28.5 per level)
  • Mana Regen: 8 (+0.8 per level)
  • Damage: 52.04 (+2.7 per level)
  • Attack Speed: 0.63 (+2.11% per level)
  • Armor: 22.72 (+4 per level)
  • Magic Resist: 30 (+0.5 per level)
  • Movement Speed: 335

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General Tips

General Tips Playing as Swain

  • If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.
  • While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.
  • Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.
  • Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

General Tips Playing against Swain

  • Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.
  • High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.
  • Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

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