Swain Update in 8.3

Posted on at 7:18 AM by Aznbeat
[Update 2/7 11:45 PT: Added details on new mission now in the client that rewards the Noxus icon!]

"You dare oppose Noxus?"  Swain's champion update is marching on to live with patch 8.3, including new gameplay, visuals, updated skins, voiceover, and more!
Continue reading to see kit specifics, updated skin previews, and special interactions!

Table of Contents

Release Announcement

The update is available as soon as the 8.3 patch hits live! From the release announcement - "Swain available now!"
"The Noxian Grand General has arrived at the front. March onward and claim glory for the empire—Swain is available now. 
The Noxian Grand General Bundle will be available for 1834 RP (2450 RP if you need Swain) from now through February 16 at 23:59 PT
Bundle includes:
  • Swain
  • Northern Front Swain
  • Bilgewater Swain
  • Tyrant Swain
Learn more about Swain here:

Noxus Mission Icon

The Noxus themed icon we saw in the 8.3 cycle is now available to collect through a mission!

"Glory for Noxus: Win a game as, with, or against a Noxus Champion! 
Reward: Noxus Icon"

Swain, the Noxian Grand General

Champion Spotlight

Before we get into the demonic details, here's Swain's champion spotlight:

Stats & Abilities

  • Base HP: 525
  • HP Growth: 90
  • HP Regen: 7
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.65
  • Base AD: 58
  • AD Growth: 2.7
  • Base Mana: 374
  • Mana Growth: 57
  • Armor: 23
  • Armor Growth: 4
  • Magic Resist: 30
  • Auto Attack Range: 550
  • Movement Speed: 335

Ravenous Flock (Passive)
Ravenous: Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champion to pull them towards him, ripping out a Soul Fragment and dealing [20-105 based on level] (+30% AP) magic damage (12-6 second cooldown)
 Flock: Enemy champion deaths create a Soul Fragment that Swain can collect to restore [~4%-7% total health] health 
Swain can store up to 5 Soul Fragments
  • Base damage, cooldown, and health restore based on level.
    • At level 1, restore is 4% total health. This scales up to 7% based on level.

Death's Hand (Q):
Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 Mana
Cooldown:  7.5/6.25/5/3.75/2.5
Swain unleashes FIVE bolts of eldritch power that strike the first enemy they hit and pierce through enemies they kill. Enemies hit take 65/85/105/125/145 (+40% AP) magic damage, plus 15/20/25/30/35% per additional bolt. Max Damage: X. 
Each unit killed by Death's Hand restores X Mana (3% max mana).

Vision of Empire (W):
Cost: 90/100/110/120/130 Mana
Cooldown: 22/21/20/19/18
Swain opens a demon eye up to 3500 range away that deals 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% AP) magic damage and slows for 25/35/45/55/65% for 2.5 seconds. 
Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.
Damage is reduced by 50% against minions. 

Nevermove (E):
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 Mana
Cooldown:   13/12/11/10/9
Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing 35/70/105/140/175 (+25% AP) magic damage to enemies it passes through. 
Swain then commands the wave to return, detonating it on the first enemy hit. Enemies hit take 35/45/55/65/75 (+25% AP) magic damage and are rooted for 1.5 seconds.

Demonic Ascension (R):
Cost: All Soul Fragments
Cooldown: 120
Swain frees the demon within for 12 seconds, gaining 150/275/400 health. Every second, he drains the 3 closest enemy champions for 35/50/65 (+14% AP) magic damage, healing him for 15/30/45 (+16% AP) health. After draining 150/300/450 health (based on level), Swain gains the ability to cast Demonflare. 
Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire dealing magic damage and ending his transformation. Damage per Soul Fragments: 45/60/75 (+27% AP). 
Current Damage: X
Max Damage: X
Swain can drain non-champions to heal for 20% of the normal amount.


Here is Swain's complete updated voiceover, clocking in at over 18 minutes of Noxian glory:

As heard in the VO, here's a closer look at Swain's various in-game special interactions:

Swain also has new Pick and Ban VO lines:

Pick Line: "Fear the power you do not see."

Ban Line: "Do not confuse cowardice for wisdom."


Swain's in-client lore:
"Jericho Swain is the visionary ruler of Noxus, an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, his left arm severed, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination... and a new, demonic hand. Now, Swain commands from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see-- in glimpses gathered by shadowy ravens from the corpses all around him. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within."
Swain's full lore is available on his Universe page!

These and more can be found in the recent Noxus lore update.

Updated Skins

With the champion update comes an overhaul for each of Swain's three previously released skins:

Northern Front Swain

750 RP

Bilgewater Swain

520 RP

Tyrant Swain

1350 RP

Swain Login Theme

A new login them featuring Swain will also be seen during the patch!
For more on Swain, check out these links:
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