Swain, The Master Tactician
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
Swain regenerates mana each time he kills a unit. This amount increases each level.
- Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 Mana
- Range: 625
Swain sets his raven to cripple an enemy. Over the next 3 seconds, the target is damaged and slowed.
Swain sets his raven to cripple an enemy. Over the next 3 seconds, the target takes 25/40/55/70/85 (+30% Ability Power) magic damage per second and is slowed by 20/25/30/35/40%.
- Cost: 80/90/100/110/120 Mana
- Range: 900
Swain marks a target area. After a short delay, mighty talons grab hold of enemy units, dealing damage and rooting them.
Swain marks a target area. After a short delay, talons grab hold of enemy units, dealing 80/120/160/200/240 (+70% Ability Power) magic damage and rooting them for 2 seconds.
- Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 Mana
- Range: 625
Swain afflicts his target, dealing damage to them over time and causing them to take increased damage from Swain.
Swain afflicts his target for 75/115/155/195/235 (+80% Ability Power) magic damage over 4 seconds. Swain deals 8/11/14/17/20% increased damage to the afflicted target.
- Cost: 25 Initial Mana Cost Per Second
- Range: Self
Swain inspires dread in his enemies by temporarily taking the form of a raven. During this time ravens strike out at up to 3 nearby enemies. Each raven deals damage and heals Swain for half of the damage dealt.
Toggle: Swain transforms into the form of a raven. During this time, up to 3 lesser ravens strike out at nearby enemies each second, prioritizing champions. Each raven deals 50/70/90 (+20% Ability Power) magic damage and heals Swain for 75% of the damage dealt against champions, and 25% against minions.The cost to sustain Ravenous Flock increases by 5/6/7 mana each second.