swain

In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that Jericho Swain’s true enemy lies within. He seized control with ruthless determination and a new demonic hand. Now leading from the front lines as Noxus marches against impending darkness, only he can see. Shadowy Ravens gather him from across corpses strewn on battlefields around him. Glimpses gathered by these dark birds hint at truths about to come to light: The one who’d let this happen will pay dearly. In a whirlwind of sacrifices and secrecy – the most genuine threat comes from within.

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SWAIN's ABILITIES

Who is SWAIN?

In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that Jericho Swain’s true enemy lies within. He seized control with ruthless determination and a new demonic hand. Now leading from the front lines as Noxus marches against impending darkness, only he can see. Shadowy Ravens gather him from across corpses strewn on battlefields around him. Glimpses gathered by these dark birds hint at truths about to come to light: The one who’d let this happen will pay dearly. In a whirlwind of sacrifices and secrecy – the most genuine threat comes from within.

The ravens that follow Swain around and help him, have their perks. They collect the Soul Fragments to heal the dark general, increasing his health permanently with each one he collects. When enemies are immobilized or caught in a pull, these birds will come to aid you by tearing out fragments of the target’s soul. Thus, damaging them while healing your ally at the same time.

Inspired by a series of lectures on the properties and applications of magic, Swain can channel his spells through an expanded set of magical glyphs. Enemies unlucky enough to be in the way will take more damage as they absorb bolts from earlier victims.

The demon eye, a brutal move that deals damage and slows enemies. It also reveals champions hit as well as granting Swain some of their souls with each successful attack.

The wave of dark power flies forward and roots enemies it reaches.The attack is relentless, trapping foes in a sphere. The demonic energy continues to assault them from all sides until they are defeated, or Swain ends the spell.

Swain transforms into a powerful demon when activating his ultimate ability. When cast on an enemy champion or minion within range, they will take damage equal to how much life you’ve drained already while using your ulti-demon form. So, if you’re low on mana, it might not be worth casting this spell at all. Swain can cast Demonic Flare to annihilate enemies with a nova of soul fire for the cost of his health (the ability ends his transformation).

Demonic Flare: With a guttural roar, Swain releases an explosive energy nova dealing damage to all enemies in the area. The amount of health drained during Demonic Ascension is added as additional magic damage with 37% more power than before.

sWAIN's Skills and abilities

PASSIVE (RAVENOUS FLOCK)

  • TARGET RANGE: 1125
  • SPEED: 1200
  • COOLDOWN: 10

DEATH’S HAND

  • EFFECT RADIUS: 725
  • ANGLE: 32°
  • CAST TIME: 0.25
  • COST: 65 to 85 
  • MANA COOLDOWN: 3 to 9

DEMONIC ASCENSION

  • EFFECT RADIUS: 650
  • CAST TIME: 0.5
  • COST: 100 
  • MANA COOLDOWN: 120

VISION OF EMPIRE

  • TARGET RANGE: 5500 to 7500
  • EFFECT RADIUS: 325
  • CAST TIME: 0.25
  • COST: 70 to 110 
  • MANA COOLDOWN: 18 to 22

NEVERMOVE

  • TARGET RANGE: 850
  • EFFECT RADIUS: 100
  • WIDTH: 170
  • SPEED: 935 / 600
  • CAST TIME: 0.25
  • COST: 50
  • MANA COOLDOWN: 10

 

Playing as Swain

  • One of the critical factors behind Swain’s success is getting a crucial soul fragment from his passive. By landing Nevermove at max range, he guarantees that his target has no chance to dodge and then root them for a short time.
  • The effectiveness of Demonflare is not always a given when you first complete the quest. If possible, try to use Demonic Ascension’s damage and healing over time as much as possible before casting it for maximum effect on your enemies.

Summoner Spell:

  • Flash
  • Teleport

Recommended Build:

  • Liandry’s Anguish
  • Sorcerer’s Shoes
  • Zhonya’s Hourglass
  • Demonic Embrace
  • Morellonomicon
  • Shard of True Ice

If you’re looking for the best Swain runes, Domination is an outstanding Primary tree to start. Within that category, Electrocute is found as one of your Best Keystone Runes and will provide an output tone on voice in which enemies are stunned when hit with this ability.

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TIPS AND TRICKS

  • The Vision of Empire is a hugely versatile ultimate, so you need to be prepared for all eventualities. You can use it in concert with your other abilities (most notably your Nevermove) to force an opponent’s Flash. You can use it in concert with your other abilities to spot or delay an opponent’s Recall. Also, you can keep an eye out for the enemy jungler or any missing champions while using Vision of Empire as well!
  • Death’s Hand is a versatile spell that should be used to deal significant damage and waveclear minions. You can also use it on enemy champions, as well as the jungle monsters, in order to kill them faster than usual.
  • Hitting the ground without assistance is a challenge when your vision of Nevermove’s effect has delayed you. It may be best to land with Ravenous Flock first on these occasions. They can help guide your way down in an attempt to avoid any damage from obstacles, such as trees or rocks, that might get in the way once you’re closer to solid earth again.
  • The ability to quickly and frequently use Kleptomancy makes Death’s Hand an excellent item for players who want a constant stream of mana. Not only does it grant gold, but the various consumables can prove invaluable in any situation where health or mana is running low.
  • When it comes to catching up and providing vision, his ultimate allows him to provide both for the Jungler. It is useful in objective control since he can set up ganks with less difficulty than others without an ult like this would have.
  • The Swain carries the power of his enemy’s destruction within him, being able to heal with every kill and amplify that effect when he kills enemies in close quarters. His ultimate Demonic Ascension lets him continue on this path without fear until all trace of life has been extinguished from them. It is as terrifying for opponents as it is exhilarating for you.
  • A chain of CC is excellent if someone on his team manages to pull off the combo. It’s particularly effective against immobile carries, which are fairly easy pickings for a coordinated gank.
  • Swain’s Nevermove is his main form of CC, leaving him vulnerable when he doesn’t have the ability. Without this, Swain relies on teammates to control opponents’ movement and disrupt their positioning in team fights with crowd-control abilities.

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FAQ

There’s a chance that Noxians have discovered the hidden ways to banish his demon, and in turn banishing him, but he is a fearsome opponent whose cunning is unmatched. The Noxian Empire is vast and filled with riches, and Swain knows their strengths and weaknesses well. He will not be easy to defeat.

No, Swain does not have a wife.

The grand general of Noxus is Swain.