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A Breakdown of Upcoming Champion Sett

A Breakdown of Upcoming Champion Sett

Just one patch after the release of the newest champion Aphelios, Riot Games has released Sett, the Boss on the PBE servers. He is designed as a melee juggernaut that deals heavy physical and true damage. Juggernauts typical see play in the top lane, but Sett could potentially be played in the jungle or mid lane. The following is a breakdown of upcoming champion Sett.

Abilities

Sett’s kit looks incredible for 1v1 and 2v2 fights in the top lane. His damage output and tankiness are high to compensate for his lack of escape tools. For this reason, it might be difficult to split push with him effectively if the enemy team collapses. However, his power in teamfights seems to be one of his greatest strengths due to his ability to engage.

His passive, Pit Grit, causes his basic attacks to alternate between his right and left hands. The left punch will always be first and is just a normal basic attack, but his right punch gains 50 bonus range, deals bonus physical damage and swings a bit faster. Sett also receives bonus health regeneration from his passive.

Sett’s Q, Knuckle Down, is an active that causes him to move faster towards enemy champions and adds bonus damage to his next two basic attacks. This ability resets his basic attack timer, so it can be used in combination with his passive to swiftly dish out damage.

His W, Haymaker, stores a resource called Grit that grants a shield when casting Haymaker. The active shoots out in a cone in front of him that deals true damage in the center and physical damage on the outer edges.

Facebreaker is Sett’s E, and it pulls in enemies in front and back of him and slows them. If this ability pulls in an enemy from each side, they will become stunned for one second.

Sett’s ultimate, the Show Stopper, suppresses a target enemy and Sett dashes to them, carries them forward and slams them into the ground. This ability deals large amounts of physical damage and slows enemies in the area of impact by 99 percent.

Playstyle

A Breakdown of Upcoming Champion Sett
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Sett is a champion that is going to look to skirmish in close quarters combat at each stage of the game. He has incredible dueling potential, and there are several builds that can be utilized. A full damage build with Blade of the Ruined King, Guinsoo’s Rageblade and Phantom Dancer could synergize well with the on-hit damage on his passive and Q. A more reliable build that will most likely become the standard is off tank. Black Cleaver, Sterak’s Gage and Titanic Hydra will allow Sett to dish out powerful damage while also being able to soak up burst. The amount of Grit that can be used with his W scales off of his maximum health, so building these health items will make him even tankier and increase the amount of true damage he deals.

 

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