League of Legends: A Look at the Newest Champion Reveal Sett

League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
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Sett. League of Legends.
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The flurry of new League of Legends champion releases continued yesterday as Riot revealed Sett, the Boss.

If it feels like just yesterday that the newest League of Legends champion, Aphelios, hit Summoners Rift, well that’s because it actually was just yesterday. Yet, on the same day that Aphelios made his debut, he was upstaged by Sett, the next champion to be released and who pit the PBE.

Sett is a fighter from Ionia, though he is Vastayan in origin. With the moniker “the Boss,” Sett is a leader of the region’s criminal underworld who rose through the fighting pits and quickly gained notoriety due to his toughness, strength, and savagery. After Ionia and Noxus went to war, Sett seized power in the vacuum the soldiers left and became the Boss in both title and reputation.

He is classified as a fighter not only in lore, but also in game, as his abilities are unique in that they allow him to act like a true fighter (think a combination of Lee Sin and Vi) where he strikes with his left and right hands. He also adds a new mechanic to League of Legends in “grit.” Here is a look at what his abilities do!

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Passive – Pit Grit

"Heavy Hands: Sett’s basic attacks alternate between a left and right punch, but always start with a left punch. Attack speed increases the speed of both punches. Left punches do normal damage and follow Sett’s regular attack speed, while right punches come out faster (eight times the speed of his left punches) and deal bonus damage. Sett resets back to a left punch if he does not do a right punch within two seconds after the left punch."

So the first part of Sett’s passive is basically a boxing combo. He does the old 1-2 where the first punch is designed to set up the second, faster and more powerful punch. You’ll want to make sure that you’re either building attack speed or adding some item that can animation cancel (like Tiamat) so he can get as many right punches out faster.

"Heart of the Half-Beast: Sett gains 0.25 additional health regeneration for each five percent missing health."

This part of his kit is fairly lackluster, as it just gives more health regen the lower he gets. I think something like the rune Last Stand could synergize well with this, as could regen items like Spirit Visage or Warmogs.

Q – Knuckle Down

"Sett gains 30 percent movements speed for 1.5 seconds while moving towards enemy champions. His next two basic attacks deal 10 bonus physical damage plus an additional percentage of the target’s maximum health."

I’m not sure if the bonus physical damage applies only to enemy champions or minions and monsters (I would suspect the former). However, having percent max health damage baked into his kit definitely sets him up as a Bruiser.

W – Haymaker

"Passive: Sett stores 100 percent of damage taken as “Grit” to a cap of 300 or 50 percent of Sett’s maximum health. Grit decays quickly over four seconds after the damage was taken.Active: Sett expends all Grit to deal true damage to all enemies in a center line. Enemies not in the center line take physical damage instead. Sett also gains a rapidly decaying shield equal to the expended Grit over two seconds."

So this is that Grit mechanic I alluded to. This has a hitbox that’s very similar to Aatrox’s Infernal Chains, with a smaller hitbox down the middle (that’s where the true damage is).

E — Facebreaker

"Sett deals physical damage and slows enemies on either side of him by 50 percent for 0.5 seconds. If Sett grabbed at least one enemy on either side, all enemies are then stunned for one second."

Basically, he does damage in an area like Thresh’s Flay (a box in front and behind him) like he’s throwing out both fists for a…haymaker. The fact that this does true damage and gives him a shield really points to him being a Bruiser/anti-tank champ.

R — The Show Stopper

"Sett grabs an opponent and carries them forward before slamming them onto the ground and dealing physical damage, slowing the enemy by 99 percent for 1.5 second. Enemies take less damage if they are further away from where Sett lands."

Sett’s ult seems like a combination of old Zac old and current Vi ult. He can cross terrain with the ult and take opponents along with him for the ride. Viva the kidnap!

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