Swainthe Master Tactician
The earliest account of Swain's existence comes from a Noxian infirmary doctor's notes. According to them, Swain limped into the ward without cry or complaint; his right leg was snapped in half, with bone protruding from the skin. A small, scowling bird seemed affixed to his shoulder. The doctor gawked in horror as the young adolescent answered questions about his health and age with a calm, even stare. Even behind the echoing crack as the sand counterweights reset his tibia, Swain's measuring gaze never flickered, nor did his eyes twitch from the pop of his fibula. He refused the doctor's recommendation of magical treatment for the leg's inoperable damage, requesting only a spare crutch before shuffling away. He next surfaced in documents from the Noxian military, although it is evident that they are incomplete. Normally a crippled boy would be turned away in shame from Noxus' proud legion, but the records indicate his first designation was that of a ranking officer.
The men who've served under him (and survived) have remained in his charge with unshakable faith and loyalty. He leapt through the High Command's hierarchy, often ascending when superiors requested demotions to join his unit. A cunning strategist, Swain was decorated after every battle he fought, regularly hobbling in contemplation at the front of the assault. His rise to power seemed unceasing until he was suddenly relegated to inactive status prior to the Ionian Invasion - a bewildering decision which reeked of bureaucratic subversion. If Swain was upset by the events which unfolded, he never belied it. His face was so implacable that it was popularly rumored to be a mask, disguising something utterly inhuman beneath. More controversy surrounded the bird that never left his shoulder, whose name he whispered only to it. When Demacia escalated its presence in the League, Swain was immediately returned to active duty.
''If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief.''
If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try using Decrepify to slow them down first.
While laning, try to gauge the strength of your opponents to determine the right balance of aggression with Ravenous Flock. If they're stronger, it might be more beneficial to stay back and cast Nevermove or Torment.
TIPS: IF ENEMY
Swain can easily disable a single attacker. Coordinate with your allies when ganking him.
High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: moving away from the Raven will break the slow, it is easier to dodge Nevermove, and you're able to escape focus fire while Tormented.
HP / LEVEL: 90
MP / LEVEL: 47
MOVEMENT SPEED: 335
ARMOR / LEVEL: 4
SPELL BLOCK: 30
SPELL BLOCK / LEVEL: 0.5
ATTACK RANGE: 500
HP REGEN: 7.842
HP REGEN / LEVEL: 0.65
MP REGEN: 6
MP REGEN / LEVEL: 0.8
CRIT / LEVEL: 0
ATTACK DAMAGE: 52.04
ATTACK DAMAGE / LEVEL: 3
ATTACK SPEED OFFSET: 0
ATTACK SPEED / LEVEL: 2.11
Swain sends Beatrice to cripple enemies within the target area. Crippled targets are slowed and damaged over time.
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 /
Mana Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 /
Swain marks a target area. After a short delay, mighty talons grab hold of enemy units, dealing damage and rooting them.
Cooldown: 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 /
Mana Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100 /
Swain afflicts his target, dealing damage to them over time and causing them to take increased damage from Swain. Enemies afflicted by Torment are focused by Beatrice while Decrepify is active.
Cooldown: 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 /
Mana Cost: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 /
Swain inspires dread in his enemies by temporarily taking the form of a raven. During this time ravens strike out at up to 5 nearby enemies. Each raven deals damage and heals Swain by a flat amount.
Cooldown: 20 / 20 / 20 /
Mana Cost: 25 / 25 / 25 /