After version 12.1 of the Teamfight Tactics was released, we can see that the meta has changed significantly when the lineups around Kai’Sa and the Idol system have reduced the hotness a lot. Next, Urgot-using squads are no longer in a unique position with Riot nerfing heavily on this unit’s interoperability with Statikk Electric Knife. This opens the door for a lot of new squads or old but rarely used team-comps in the previous version to rise.
Among them, we have the Swain – Empire squad that is rising very strongly on the Chinese server. The reason is because this squad was heavily buffed in patch 12.1 when Swain’s skill damage increased and the ability to snowball from other units like Talon, Samira was much better. This makes it possible for gamers to get a very simple win sequence at levels 5-6 and accumulate a large amount of gold to roll to get 2 main Swain, Vex to 3 stars.
Swain lineup – Empire is storming the Chinese server
The ideal start of this squad would be to activate the 3 Yordle milestone as soon as possible. This helps gamers have more chances of getting Vex as well as adding a small amount of gold from selling unnecessary pieces. In addition, you should also make sure your frontline is strong enough with Darius or Blitzcrank combined with Poppy.
The starting lineup that you should aim for
In the mid game, what you need to do is gradually add Mage units and formations to ensure output damage. Swain is the number one choice when this piece possesses the ability to deal damage as well as recover extremely well. If you own Malzahar early, you can think of pushing it to 4 Wizards. Otherwise, stopping at the 2 Mage mark and then adding Talon, Samira and taking the 3 Empire landmark is the gameplay that should be aimed.
At level 7, you should find a way to complete the 3 Empire, 4 Mage milestone to ensure the squad has a stable amount of power. Then gamers will proceed with the reroll with priority being to push Vex and Swain to 3 stars as soon as possible. With possessing both a “buffalo” and a good amount of damage, gamers can completely think of reaching a high position.
At level 7, you should stop buying experience and roll for Vex, Swain 3 stars
In terms of priority technology cores, you should choose upgrades that provide gold and equipment such as Tycoon, Pandora’s Box. This is the type of squad that needs to be rerolled a lot, so the economic factor should come first. In addition, the Rune Armor core is also a good upgrade when helping Swain, Vex have a small amount of shields. If so, you can choose the Co-Rule core to increase the damage to Talon or Samira for an additional source of damage besides Swain.
In terms of items, Swain should be placed in the front row and hold items like Colossal Power, Lightning Crossbow. The remaining equipment, you can choose between another defensive item such as Warmog’s Blood Armor, Cape of Thorns or attack equipment in the form of Gemstone Gloves. As for Vex, items that increase defense like Warmog’s Blood Armor, Cape of Thorns, Dragon’s Claw are always the first choice.