How is Swain?

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NJim

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12-31-2010

Swain is underrated, he's a great mid-game sustained damage mage with a lot of survivability, and late game his role switches to a CC support / offtank unless he's extremely fed.

Hes also a lot of fun.


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Powerstoned

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12-31-2010

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Originally Posted by Bermuda Inasmus View Post
He is lots of fun alright, good CC ans sustained damage, as well as the ability to not shatter when ever someone hugs you. Not really a nuker, but a tank/mage hybrid thing
great description.

pro:
One of the best looking animation
Swain's one of the few good 1v1 counters to Singed.
good mid-late game

con:
poor early game
needs lots of mana


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Kendono

Senior Member

12-31-2010

If you can combo with your 3 spells you can dominate the lane pretty well. And as you reach level 6 you pretty can stay in the lane forever until you make a stupid move or get ganked. He's one of the mages that is not heavily AP reliant but still can do a lot of damage and stay alive.
He shines after getting Rylais where you could pretty much keep your enemy slowed until your mana runs out.

Ps. I personally hate the new passive. I would want the old one more.


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poor early game
Step 1: Get Ignite
Step 2: Level 3 get all the three spells.
Step 3: Nuke>Bird>Snare>Ignite (Or in any order you like)
Step 4: First Blood!


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nivekuil

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12-31-2010

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con:
poor early game
LOLno


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MalHeartsNutmeg

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12-31-2010

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Originally Posted by Powerstoned View Post
great description.

pro:
One of the best looking animation
Swain's one of the few good 1v1 counters to Singed.
good mid-late game

con:
poor early game
needs lots of mana

Another con I find, strangely enough is his base AD.

It's tiny, and as a result I find him to be one of the hardest champs to last hit with. Maybe this is just me though.


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DramaticBear

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12-31-2010

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Another con I find, strangely enough is his base AD.

It's tiny, and as a result I find him to be one of the hardest champs to last hit with. Maybe this is just me though.
At level one, he has some high base AD. His gain, however, sucks.


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zzbzq

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01-01-2011

He is a hilarious death beast if he gets fed and starts rolling

Pretty below average the other 86.7% of the time.


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Cobalt

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01-01-2011

He's a lot of fun. He's a utility and damage over time caster with a lot of health. He's not amazing, but he is definitely a blast to play.


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Unholyrath

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01-01-2011

Swain.. who's that?

Seriously though, I RARELY see Swain be played. He seems like a really nasty champ if played right.


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CyanideRose

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01-01-2011

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I saw a Swain on the enemy team go mid a few days ago, and he dominated. He fed off mid and ganks on top, had sooo much AP. But when teamfights happened and I popped Ignite on him and focused him, he would blow up extremely fast.

That's the unfortunate part with Swain, even if he gets super fed and can nuke like crazy, he's too easily countered.
Then that swain must have no built correctly... you see even thoguh ap makes his heals good. You still need hp...magic pen...resistences. I Like to go RoA---> Mejais---->Abysall--->Void staff ( if they are stacking mr) or haunting if they arent. Sorc/merc... and finish wiht zhoynas.