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Swain Counter Stats

Swain Counters
Discover all Support champions who counter Swain. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Swain in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Swain Data for all roles taken from 125,846 matches.
655 Tips for countering Swain below

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As a Support (49%) Swain As a Support Counters: 61,532 matches, 43 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

Tips Against Swain as a Support Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Toches says “He does a lot of damage prior to level 4 as both support and mage carry botlane if he lands e he can't pull or you'll stun him otherwise just stay back and use your stun to get poke dmg, fully disengage when he R, time him out before re-engaging and R'ing. Consider healcut if he's farming.”
iveye says “Swain is easy to bully in lane with just dodging his E, but when he has ult it is high risk to jump on him as you need to rush Grievous Wounds to make sure he doesn't have a chance.”
Rell Support Season 13.1 by iveye | Rell Player
mellorwastaken says “Tricky matchup, if hes paired with jhin or something and your adc is a weak early adc, its really hard matchup so look for roams. Dont channel your Q for too long outside bush if his E is up, and look to punish E cd. Post 6 try to bait his R so for example Q him and disengage with E unless you are ahead and you can 100-0 him in his R (bring ignite). If he wins lane he can really carry their team.”
Mellor's Pyke Support Guide [13.1] by mellorwastaken | Pyke Player
Tauricus2017 says “For more info - go to the matchup section of this guide :)”
Seven Wonders by Tauricus2017 | Anivia Player
Rebaulten says “Skill match up. Dodge spells easy lane. Get hit get fked. ”
[13.1] Best Zyra Guide for Solo-queue by Rebaulten | Zyra Player
WhiteLotus says “If he has no E. He is uselees like a Bee. You can rly run him down if you dodge his E. At lvl 6 care about his ult and Ignite him. Same time play this fight slow if you can and avoid his R suck range.”
gizemdeniz says “He can deal a lot of damage with his ultimate and Ahri's shock damage may not be enough. Unfortunately, most players fail to evade his CC. He will be dangerous if you are constantly caught and fail to hit your Qs.”
Flexible Utility Support by gizemdeniz | Ahri Player
mazewalk says “Scum. His E can catch you off guard, he has annoying poke, deals good damage and tanks a lot with his ult. Don't feed him, buy antiheal if he's ahead.”
Zac Support [12.22] by mazewalk | Zac Player
aRhesty says “You are just slightly longer range than him making you safer than most champions from his root. Also, root doesn't stop you from casting Q-E, disengaging and going even on the trade most likely. Don't stand on the minion wave.”
[12.21] Syndra Actually Supporting by aRhesty | Syndra Player
Fenreee says “|||SUPPORT||| Swain is just funny. I honestly recommend giving your ADC a brief explanation on how to play the matchup cuz that's the biggest variable. Swain isn't different from other mages till 6. But to counter his R you need to disengage him. Janna has a pretty easy time doing that if she doesn't get rooted, so as long as your ADC isn't trying to fight the Swain R you should be alright.”
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Middle Lane (34%) Swain Middle Lane Counters: 42,883 matches, 71 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

Tips Against Swain in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

kaiba77 says “Broken character, rush Morellonomicon. Dodging his grab is the most important thing. You will win at 6 if you land E. Dodge his W with your E if you have to. Take sustain runes and items for his Q poke.”
AKALI SEASON 13 GUIDE | IN DEPTH MATCHUP GUIDE by kaiba77 | Akali Player
ardizzle says “Swain with Ghost can be a major threat if you don't position properly. Otherwise, be aware of his E range and cool down to take good trades. ”
Teemo Mid by ardizzle | Teemo Player
AnxialSociety says “Watch out for absurdly strong early levels. If he doesn't land e, he does nothing, but you can't burst him after lane. Play to push/roam, deny cc into ganks, and scale on your end. Antiheal.”
Zoe by AnxialSociety | Zoe Player
blitza says “just dodge his e, q his q, get lvl 6 and fight him perma, fleet makes it easier dodging his e ”
[12.23 UPDATED] EUW GRANDMASTER KASSADIN GUIDE by blitza | Kassadin Player
Deru says “Tough champ against you since he likes getting into enemy champions to stick on them with his ult. Try to shove and outroam him early on or solokill him before level 6 to snowball on him hard.”
Grandmaster Deru's Singed MID guide by Deru | Singed Player
WayOfTheWlnd says “Dodge his E and play around his ultimate and life gain, if he gets fed in lane it can turn very very badly for you but, always be aware and don't be in range of his E.”
AKALI GUIDE [ALL MATCHUPS] 12.23 by WayOfTheWlnd | Akali Player
Samikin says “Minor-Threat Swain will not have enough damage to kill you unless you get caught out without Flash, and even then he'll need to run you down for a long time. You have more fight potential before level 6 and always have more range. Recommendation: Recommendation: Aery (+ Ingenious Hunter if w/ Crown) rune page Crown of the Shattered Queen + Lich Bane OR Liandry's Anguish + Cosmic Drive”
StralekS says “Kat Favored: Electrocute/ Sorcery: Short Trades, Ignite + Flash, Doran Shield start. Play lane safely, farm, and when he wastes ability, punish him with all in combo. You can rush Sunderer or Nashor for guaranteed win.”
Katarina Middle [All builds and matchups] [S13] by StralekS | Katarina Player
Deru says “Tough champ against you since he likes getting into enemy champions to stick on them with his ult. Try to shove and outroam him early on or solokill him before level 6 to snowball on him hard.”
[12.23] Deru's Singed mid guide by Deru | Singed Player
Mirianzita says “You can't trade if he has ult, Morello is a good buy”
🌙 Diana s13 🌙 by Mirianzita | Diana Player
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Bottom Lane (9%) Swain Bottom Lane Counters: 11,744 matches, 24 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

Tips Against Swain in Bottom Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Doody_tco says “His poke and root are something, and the healing he gets from his ultimate is something else”
Samira - The Beauty & The Beast by Doody_tco | Samira Player
franksterzz says “Not usually a bot lane champion but the gameplay consists of dodging his E. If you get hit you will probably die. Play around the E cooldown and poke him when it's down. In a fight 2v2, try to kill the adc first because Swain's DPS is not that high without his ult and his tankiness is pretty high for a 'support'.”
Aphelios Comprehensive Guide by franksterzz | Aphelios Player
UwUSoftGirl says “[Poke] I hate Swain. His (E) is annoying and on the way back gets a bigger hitbox than it looks. The good this is that it'll only root you on it's way back, so it's fine if he hits it on it's way out, but not on it's way back. You outrange him so poke poke poke. Also Grievous Wounds after 6.”
Apc queen Slayaphine 🎵 by UwUSoftGirl | Seraphine Player
DixonTheGuideMaker says “Swain’s early game is rather weak. If you’re playing as an early game champion, try to get an early advantage to reduce his scaling. His Root Nevermove(E) will only trigger on the first enemies he hits on its return. Stand near your Caster Minions and walk forwards when he throws it out so the minions get CC’d and not you. At level 6, his kill pressure and survivability increases. Unless you have the advantage, disengage as soon as he activates his Ultimate Demonic Ascension(R).”
💡Complete Tristana guide by Dixon 🏆 12.14 ✅ by DixonTheGuideMaker | Tristana Player
DixonTheGuideMaker says “Swain’s early game is rather weak. If you’re playing as an early game champion, try to get an early advantage to reduce his scaling. His Root Nevermove(E) will only trigger on the first enemies he hits on its return. Stand near your Caster Minions and walk forwards when he throws it out so the minions get CC’d and not you. At level 6, his kill pressure and survivability increases. Unless you have the advantage, disengage as soon as he activates his Ultimate Demonic Ascension(R).”
🐛Complete Kog'Maw guide by Dixon [ADC\MID] 🏆 12.14 ✅ by DixonTheGuideMaker | Kog'Maw Player
DixonTheGuideMaker says “Swain’s early game is rather weak. If you’re playing as an early game champion, try to get an early advantage to reduce his scaling. His Root Nevermove(E) will only trigger on the first enemies he hits on its return. Stand near your Caster Minions and walk forwards when he throws it out so the minions get CC’d and not you. At level 6, his kill pressure and survivability increases. Unless you have the advantage, disengage as soon as he activates his Ultimate Demonic Ascension(R).”
💡Complete Vayne guide by Dixon 🏆 12.14 ✅ by DixonTheGuideMaker | Vayne Player
OakuMarai says “only a problem if he gets fed from ADC diff. try not to w him into your ADC post 6, focus on his adc instead. pre-6 feel free to let him meet your ADC up close”
Alistar Gaming by OakuMarai | Alistar Player
Grondvreter says “Untested. Do not get hit by his pull (E) if his Support or ADC is close u will die. Run from his ultimate.”
m1NEEX says “Regarding AP mages on bot Swain is by far the worst match up for Jinx and probably any ADC in general, since he is broken since his rework got released, you can't really win any 1v1 / 2v2 engage when he has ult up. Just farm, you scale better, when he ults and you don't have the damage to burst him just run away, it will end if no champion is in his range. Pay attention to red bar below his mana bar, it starts running down when no one is around him, when it runs down his ult ends.”
Dravenhalal says “If you didn't ban vayne then ban this cuck. Can't one shot him at all and laning against him is dreadful. Go cleanse.”
Halal draven (bismillah rahman rahim) by Dravenhalal | Draven Player
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Top Lane (8%) Swain Top Lane Counters: 9,626 matches, 62 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.