Swain's in the wrong place

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CassKicker

Senior Member

01-16-2011

I just realized that Swain is a master Tactician, In fact one of the best. And, each summoner represents each city. So really, Why isnt Swain a summoner and commands the Noxian troops on the field, instead of participating himself. I assume, that each summoner is carefully picked from each city and are the best tacticians out there. Why, was swain picked to enter the battle instead of doing what he does best.

Tl:dr Swain should be a summoner not a soldier.- he is a tactician.


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CassKicker

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01-17-2011

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Jowsuff

Senior Member

01-17-2011

My guess, and this is only a guess mind you, is that he is both too powerful and too interested in personal goals for them to consider recruiting him.

Swain made it clear in his League Judgment that his goals are personal. And the summoners of the league can't have such personal ties to the outcome of the world. They are representatives of their nation is they represent one at all. Not the ones who decide what goes on for their nations.

again this is just a guess. I'm not the most versed in LoL Lore, but I'm pretty sure that's how it works.


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foosharp

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01-17-2011

Most Summoners fight for personal goals. So that argument doesn't really make a lot of sense.


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Draken Frosthand

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01-17-2011

It is entirely likely that he simply doesn't know summoning magic.

Swain is an old mage, and summoning is just one of the many, many forms of magic that exist in Runeterra, and it only became of particularly great importance some 20~ years ago. It is entirely likely that he is simply not trained in it, the same applies for the vast majorities of other mages.


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SethCypher

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01-17-2011

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Originally Posted by Draken Frosthand View Post
It is entirely likely that he simply doesn't know summoning magic.

Swain is an old mage, and summoning is just one of the many, many forms of magic that exist in Runeterra, and it only became of particularly great importance some 20~ years ago. It is entirely likely that he is simply not trained in it, the same applies for the vast majorities of other mages.
^This is the most likely explanation.

Since Summoners have to be very adept at casting and must have an intimate knowledge of magic, it should be safe to say that Swain is missing this. He certainly does have a great amount of magic, but does he himself understand it?


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Dunkelzahn

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01-17-2011

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and it only became of particularly great importance some 20~ years ago.
This isn't entirely true. Summoners were very powerful wizards during the Rune Wars, and the League was partly formed so that all these really powerful magi wouldn't do things like raise giant construct armies or level entire cities and cause widespread devastation as was customary before the time of the League.


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SethCypher

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01-17-2011

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Originally Posted by Dunkelzahn View Post
This isn't entirely true. Summoners were very powerful wizards during the Rune Wars, and the League was partly formed so that all these really powerful magi wouldn't do things like raise giant construct armies or level entire cities and cause widespread devastation as was customary before the time of the League.
Ahhhhh, those were the good old days...

*thinks back to the time when they killed off a city-state* Uhm...what?


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Munchlord

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01-17-2011

Still, to be a league summoner now, you need intimate knowledge of high level summoning magic. If Swain's specialization as far as magical arts go doesn't include that level of summoning magic, champion is basically his only option.


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Paperman299

Junior Member

01-17-2011

Don't forget that being a champion also meets his personal goals better than being a summoner. Summoners are, by and large, faceless as far as the public is concerned. He doesn't just need influence, he needs exposure. To be ruler of Noxus, he needs a powerful public image and a following.


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