Tank Swain ARAM Build

Tank Swain Build for ARAM gives Best Tank Swain ARAM runes. With items, skill order, summoner spells, this LoL Tank Swain ARAM guide offers complete Tank Swain ARAM Build for Patch 14.4 in League of Legends
ARAM Build Guide for champion Swain and build Tank.
Tank Swain ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Swain ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +15%
Healing -20%


Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Swain ability Death's Hand should be leveled first.
Swain ability Vision of Empire should be leveled second.
Swain ability Nevermove should be leveled third.
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Swain Runes

Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision minor tree Overheal rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Tenacity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).


  1. Updated for 14.1 League of Legends Patch.

How to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Remember that you need to be close to enemies to proc Jak'Sho. Do not be afraid to go in and stay close to them in fights. This way you can proc Jak'Sho and get healed.
  3. You will be more tanky later on, so play more carefully in the early game.
  4. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  7. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

  1. You can use W to stop enemies taking portal (frost-gate). Time it well and they will need to walk and you will get turret!
  2. W trick works even better with all DoTs effects (Liandry's Anguish and Demonic Embrace).
  3. Enemies in your base? Use R before taking portal (frost-gate), this way you will damage everyone on your way.
  1. If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.
  2. While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.
  3. Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.
  4. Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

Skill Order

  • Swain [object Object] ability.
    Death's Hand
  • Swain [object Object] ability.
    Vision of Empire
  • Swain [object Object] ability.
  • Swain [object Object] ability.
    Demonic Ascension


Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Anathema's Chains item.
Knight's Vow item.
Trailblazer item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Titanic Hydra item.
Hullbreaker item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Wit's End item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Spirit Visage item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Thornmail item.
Unending Despair item.