AD Swain... Legit or no?
needless to say he is not high tier, but i have found him to be an incredibly fun alternate ranged ad.
huge damage buff
decent base stats
good attack animation and projectile speed
hard aoe cc on a fairly short cooldown
targeted slow which is decent for catching somebody or escaping
incredible sustain at 6 regardless of support as well as being very hard to 1v1 at that level
decent poke (assuming nevermove can be followed up on by your team)
amazing early damage on par with, if not greater than, almost all other ranged ad carries
he does pretty good as ad
no real mana to work with unless you pick up manamune
short range (and the only real problem i've had)... 480 range autoattacks a ranged carry does not make
no escape and somewhat limited mobility
again, i do not expect him to show up in high elo ranked play BUT i think he is an incredibly fun ad carry to put bot with a support that at the same time isn't like throwing the game (see: ad vlad).
Seems somewhat doable, but not reliable. Most ap carries have insanely sloooooow attack speed. I haven't played Swain much, but I know karthus has a really slow attack speed, as well as annie if I'm not mistaken. People like Brand and Lux have nice attack speeds. I think Swain might fare well as a range ad. He's similar to ashe, as he has a slow, a stun, and auto attacks. You might wanna try AD Malphite, Rammus, and Shen, as Malphite and Rammus have nice ad steroids, as well as they're massive auto attack audio file XD and Shen has a fast natural attack speed.
i do ad rammus often and have been happy with it and i see that kind of malphite being good as well as shen.
as you said, most ap carries have horrible attack speed and the worst attack animations and/or projectile speeds. swain actually has a really good attack animation as well as solid base stats. i would recommend it for somebody looking to have a bit of fun without doing something absolutely stupid that would lose the game for your team (like ap wukong or ap panth).
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