League of Legends Swain Rework Revealed
As Riot likes to do, they often rework old champions that have fallen out of favor or need to catch up to the meta. League of Legends character Swain has been in the hugely popular MOBA for some time now and was destined to get reworked. Riot seemed to feel the same way, and today revealed the Swain rework. Let’s take a look at The Noxian Grand General below.
Swain is the visionary ruler of the Noxian empire, commanding its warhosts from the front lines. Though he was crippled in the Ionian wars, Swain seized control of Noxus with ruthless determination and a new, demonic hand. Now, the Grand General marches against a coming darkness that only he can see.
Passive – Ravenous Flock (Two modes Ravenous or Flock)
- Ravenous: Swain can periodically right-click any nearby immobilized enemy champion to rip out a Soul Fragment, damaging and pulling them toward him.
- Flock: Enemy champions leave behind a Soul Fragment when they die. Shadowy ravens scavenge nearby Soul Fragments, healing Swain for a portion of his maximum health. Swain can store several fragments at once.
Q – Death’s Hand
Swain unleashes several bolts of eldritch power in front of him, each damaging the first enemy struck. Enemies can intercept multiple bolts, but only take full damage from the first. Bolts pierce through units they kill, restoring a portion of Swain’s mana.
W – Vision of Empire
Swain opens a demonic eye at a target location, damaging and slowing all enemies in the area after a moderate delay.
Vision of Empire deals extra damage to champions caught in the explosion, reveals them, and grants Swain a Soul Fragment for each champion hit.
E – Nevermove
Swain projects his demonic hand forward, damaging all enemies in its path. The hand returns to Swain and explodes on the first enemy hit, damaging and rooting all enemies caught in the blast.
R – Demonic Ascension
Swain gains a large amount of health on-cast and drains life from several nearby enemies (prioritizing champions) for an extended duration.
When Demonic Ascension ends, Swain consumes his Soul Fragments to cast Demonflare, a nova of energy that damages the closest enemies around him. Demonflare’s damage increases for each Soul Fragment consumed.
After draining enough health, Swain can end Demonic Ascension early to cast Demonflare on-demand.
There you have it, all the new, reworked abilities for League of Legends champion Swain. As a fan of the old Swain, I am interested in seeing how the changes impact his playstyle. Look for the reworked version of Swain to drop sometime in the near future.
All information was taken from the Riot reveal page