Swain

Health:525 Health Regen:7 Mana:374 Mana Regen:6 Attack Damage:58 Attack Speed:0.625 Armor:22.72 Magic Resist:30 Range:550 Movement Speed:335
Abilities

Passive: Ravenous Flock
Swain's ravens collect Soul Fragments that heal him. Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champions to pull them closer to him, dealing damage and ripping out a Soul Fragment.

Q: Death's Hand
Swain unleashes several bolts of eldritch power that pierce through targets killed. Enemies hit take more damage for each bolt they are struck by.

W: Vision of Empire
Swain opens a demon eye that deals damage and slows enemies. Champions hit are revealed and also grant Swain a Soul Fragment.

E: Nevermove
Swain launches a wave of demonic power forward. It then returns to Swain and roots enemies it hits.

R: Demonic Ascension
Swain transforms into a demon and drains health from the 3 closest enemy champions. After draining enough health, Swain can cast Demonflare to end his transformation and decimate nearby enemies with a nova of soulfire.

Ally Tips

  • 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.

Opponent Tips

  • 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.

Lore

Jericho Swain is the visionary ruler of Noxus, an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, his left arm severed, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination… and a new, demonic hand. Now, Swain commands from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see—in glimpses gathered by shadowy ravens from the corpses all around him. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within.