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swain

Swain

the Master Tactician
Armor:22.72(+4 per level)
Health:516.04 (+90 per level)
Magic Resist:30 (+0 per level)
Health Regen:7.84 (+0.65 per level)
Attack Damage:52.04 (+3 per level)
MP:374 (+47 per level)
Attack Speed:0.625 (+2.11% per level)
MP Regen:6 (+0.8 per level)
Movement:335

Abilities

Carrion Renewal

Carrion Renewal

Swain regenerates Mana each time he kills a unit. This amount increases each level.
Decrepify

Decrepify

Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 ManaCooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 secondsRange: 700
Beatrice lands on the target area for 4 seconds and attacks the closest enemy unit prioritizing champions, dealing 30/48/65/83/100 (+30% Ability Power) magic damage per second and slowing it down by 20/25/30/35/40%. Damage is doubled to 0 (+60% Ability Power) magic damage against minions.

Beatrice will look for a new target if the current one moves away or dies. If any nearby enemy unit is afflicted by Torment then it will become Beatrice's target

Max damage: 0 (+ 0) to non-minions and 0 (+ 0) to enemy minions.
Nevermove

Nevermove

Cost: 80/85/90/95/100 ManaCooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 secondsRange: 900
Swain marks the target area that triggers after a brief delay dealing 80/120/160/200/240 (+70% Ability Power) magic damage to enemies within range and rooting them for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 second(s).
Torment

Torment

Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 ManaCooldown: 10 secondsRange: 625
Swain afflicts his target with a curse that deals 50/80/110/140/170 (+100% Ability Power) magic damage over 4 seconds and amplifies Swain's damage against it by 20%.
Ravenous Flock

Ravenous Flock

Cost: 25 Initial Mana Cost per SecondCooldown: 20 secondsRange: 625
Toggle: Swain transforms into a monstrous raven, spawning up to 5 lesser ravens per second that strike out at nearby enemies, prioritizing champions. Each raven deals 50/70/90 (+20% Ability Power) magic damage and heals Swain for 20/30/40 (+ ) against champions and 8/11/14 (+{{ f10 }}) against minions and monsters.

Ravens can't attack the same target for 1 second and the mana cost to sustain Ravenous Flock increases by 5 Mana each second.

Tips for Allies

  • 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 for Enemies

  • 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.

Lore

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.''
-Swain

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