Sett Build Guide by Phrxshn
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Akali has huge amount of harass. If you take full combo from Akali then you will not be able to trade. You will have to dodge her harass to be able to trade back. If you dodge her Five-Point Strike(Q), you should be able to trade. Your Facebreaker cancels out her Dash AKA Shuriken Flip(E). Nonetheless difficult match-up. (Recommended core items: Spirt Visage, Force of Nature) (Facebreaker Stops Perfect Execution) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Dodge his Bandage Toss(Q) and you will easily be able to trade. Take Flash or Ghost along with Ignite. Chase him down and you should be good. (Recommended core Items: Spirit Visage, Blade of the Ruined King) In team fight use Facebreaker to peel Amumu off prevent your ADC or Mid laner from getting crowd controlled by him. Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
This match-up will mostly skilled base if you can dodge the Darkin Blade(Q), Infernal Chains(W). As most of his damage if not all comes from his Q. (Recommended core Items: Plated Steelcaps, Bramble Vest) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Use Minions to block her Charm(E). Her Orb of Deception(Q), Charm(E), and Spirit Rush(R) is dodge-able. Focus on dodging her skillshots and do use Facebreaker on Ahri to negate her Spirit Rush(R). (Recommended core Items: Spirit Visage, Wit's End) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)(Outscaling Edge: Ahri)
Her damage is tankable early as you can run down Annie. Do consider taking a full trade against her as her auto-attack harass is not as potent as other champions. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett without Annie Fire Shield)(Outscaling Edge: Even)
Flash is mandatory if you want to win against Anivia or gap close due to her Crystallize Wall(W). Facebreaker and The Show Stopper cancels Anivia's Glacial Storm. (Recommended core items: Force of Nature, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Anivia) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Anivia with Glacial Storm)
Aurelion Sol is rare match-up that you do not see often. This game will be dependent if you can dodge his Center of the Universe(Passive) as it is a rotational ball that damages you. Aurelion Sol can either expand or constrict his passive. Also you need to dodge his Celestial Expansion(E) which is his stun. Make sure you attack him if he has active flight which is his Comet of Legend(R) which interrupts him. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Sett)
Do not dive him under his Shurima's Legacy(Turret). Conquering Sands(Q) allows his soldier to dash dodge it and he will be tradeable. Recommended to fight him without his soldiers. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Force of Nature) (Outscaling Edge: Azir) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Azir)
Try to fight her without Precision Protocol(Q) as she will get significant extra damage. Dodge her Tactical Sweep(W) which is frontal cone AOE and trading should be bearable. (Recommended Items: Thornmail) (Outscaling Edge: Camille) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
3 of her skills are skillshot based. Will be up to you if this will be easy or hard match-up. Noxious Blast(Q) which is a poison blast, must be dodged to be able to trade. Miasma which is 5 second AOE that should be avoided as it can apply slow + grounding. Petrifying Gaze(R) can be avoided if you face away from Cassiopeia. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Force of Nature) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Cassiopeia or Even if he dodges all skillshots) (Outscaling Edge: Cassiopeia)
This can be either a easy or hard-match up if you cannot dodge his skillshot. Juke out his Rupture(Q) and Feral Scream(W). Avoid fighting Cho'gath if you are low health as his Feast(R) can execute you. (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett or Cho'gath if he lands everything) (Outscaling Edge: Cho'gath)
Hard match-up. You will definitely need to mirror his Summoner's Spell(Flash/Ghost). Decimate(Q) needs to be dodged or juked out, but if you can't go to his handle of his Axe as it does not apply Hemmorhage nor heal him. Fight him after he casts his Crippling Strike(W) and duration goes away. Save your Facebreaker for his Apprehend(E).Avoid fighting him with 5 stacks of Hemorrhage. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Darius) (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Fight him without his buff Blunt Force Trauma(E) as this is where majority of his damage come from. Kite his Heart Zapper(W) as Mundo gains Magic Damage/Heals, but he can be tradeable if he is low. Take Ignite or Thornmail's or Executioner's for his Maximum Dosage(R) to reduce his ultimate.. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Blade of the Ruined King, Executioner's) (Sustained Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Dr.Mundo)
A rare pick, but should be noted. Timewinder(Q) should be dodged, Parallel Convergence(W) aka his Shield/AOE Stun should be dodged and pretty much avoided as this is the only thing that will prevent Sett from out-trading. Avoid staying near his image from taking too much damage. (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Very straight-forward match-up. Avoid trading until you know it is the real Fiddlesticks. Use Facebreaker on his Crowstorm(R) away from your teammates. Use Facebreaker on his Bountiful Harvest(W) aka Drain as most his damage is at the end. (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Fiddlestick)
Very difficult lane as she has true damage as Riposte(W) negates your any of your offensive skills. Must bait it out. It will have to be a complete hit and run match-up. You will have try to make her work for that vital point(Passive) for the trades. (Recommended items: Thornmails or Plated Steelcaps) (Riposte overrides offensive skills) (Riposte blocks Ignite) (1v1 Sustained Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Fiora)
Fight him without his Powder Keg as he can dish tremendous amount of damage. Try to Facebreaker him out of Powder Keg(E) range then auto-attack the Powder Keg. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate) (1v1 Sustained Trades: Gangplank, Sett without Powder Kegs) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Use your Facebreaker and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined Blade, Plated Steelcaps, Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Garen)
Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Sett against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Trade with Hecarim under your Facebreaker as the slow reduces his damage. Try to avoid trading with Hecarim with 2 stacks of Rampage(Q). Trade with Hecarim without his Spirit of Dread which is his sustained DPS buff cooldown interval is 22-18 seconds. Use Mega Adhesive for reducing his Devastating Charge(E) and stopping his Onslaught of Shadows(R). (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined King, Plated Steelcaps) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Consider roaming across the map.Try to kill Heimerdinger if you chose to lane against him. Dodging his skillshots will determine if you can trade or not. (Recommended Items: Force of Nature for laning; Spirit Visage, Mercury's Treads) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Heimerdinger, Sett without turrets) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge feel to run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and Use the Show Stopper or Facebreaker Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Facebreaker to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Blade of the Ruined King) (Outscaling Edge: Illaoi)
Predict her Flawless Duet(E) and Vanguard's Edge(R). Doing so will make this a easy trade and will prevent her from refreshing her Bladesurge(Q) AKA Dash. If you do get caught by her skillshots do use The Show Stopper or Facebreaker to reduce her damage. (Recommended Items: Thornmail, Plated Steelcaps) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Irelia)
Time the Demacian Standard(E) and Dragon Strike(Q) combo as your Facebreaker should be able to override it. Take Flash to negate his Cataclysm effectiveness. Trade with him when his Golden Aegis(W) is down. (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Outscaling Edge: Sett)
I would say it would be a "Even" match-up if Jax doesn't build Blade of the Ruined King. For Jax you will have to constantly kite him on a constant basis. Consider building Deadman's Plate to help out with the kiting. Avoid his Counter-Strike(E) and you should be able to trade easily. Avoid doing sustained trade against Jax especially if he has Grandmaster's Might(R). Priortize core item against Jax and build tank items afterward. (Recommended Items: Thornmail) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even, Jax if he has Blade of the Ruined King) (Outscaling Edge: Jax) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Fight him in a Hammer Stance, you can easily out trade him, but if in Mercury Cannon Stance(R) you will have to make short and quick trades. To trade with his Mercury Cannon Stance make sure you stay in between Jayce and his Acceleration Gate(E) to mitigate his Shock Blast(Q). Short trade against Mercury Cannon Stance and long trade against Hammer Stance. (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps, Thornmail, Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett, Jayce's Mercury Cannon Stance) (Outscaling Edge: Sett)
Will have to make short trades against Kalista especially if she builds Blade of the Ruined King. This match-up will have to be reliant on your Facebreaker and The Show Stopper. Kalista will be constantly dashing if she auto-attacks due to Martial Pose(Passive). Avoid letting her stack her Pierce(Q) debuff by making short trades. (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest, Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
You will have to get out of her Focused Resolved(W) aka tether to prevent snaring. Dodge her Inner Flame(Q) and you should be able to make even trades. Make note when she activates her Inspire(E) aka shield as she gains extra movement speed. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Karma) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Sett)
To be honest, Kayle is consider both "Tiny" and "Extreme" threat as she can either feel like a pinch or a nuclear bomb. Dodge her Radiant Bomb(Q) and you should be able to out-trade her. Use Facebreaker to migrate her Celestial Blessing(W) which give her movement speed. Avoid fighting her whilst in Divine Judgement(R) which make her invulnerable and does AOE damage. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Mercury's Treads, or Boots of Swiftness) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett Early, Kayle Late) (Outscaling Edge: Kayle)
Dodge his Thundering Shuriken(Q) and you will be able to make even trades. Save Facebreaker for his Slicing Maelstrom(R) and to Lightning Rush(E). Avoid getting stacks of Mark of the Storm(Passive) or it will stun you. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Kennen) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Mercury's Treads or Plated Steelcaps)
Dodge his Bear Trap on a Rope(Q) and you make out-trades with Kled. Avoid fighting him while he has Violent Tendencies as it buffs his attack speed and damage and the buff last 4 seconds. Prepare yourself to juke out his Charge!(R). (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Dodge his AOE Blooming Blow(Q) by going out of the circle or flinging her out. Avoid being in front of Lillia as she has a Watch Out! Rush(W) that deals frontal damage. Dodge her Swirlseeds(E) to prevent from being slowed. Her Lifting Lullaby(R) is applicable if she auto-attacked you for the past 3 seconds. Her R will put you to sleep if have her auto-attack debuff. But without the debuff her R will only slow you. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Force of Nature)
Dodge his Ardent Blaze(W) aka "Cross Attack Buffer" so he doe not gain movement speed buff and attack speed buff. Move sideway or out of range for his Culling(R). Time Facebreaker or The Show Stopper to counteract with Relentless Pursuit(E) or dash. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Lucian) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps, Thornmail, Deadman's Plate)
Dodge her Glitterlance(Q), Nothing can be done for Polymorph(W) unless you're getting Mercury's Treads. If you have Help, Pix! debuff, dodge her Glitterlance or you will take an additional slow. (Recommended Items: Mercury's Treads, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Malphite will outdamage if he has Arcane Comet keystone active, but will not with any other keystone. You out trade him with any other keystones or if his Arcane Comet Keystone is inactive. (Recommended Items: Mercury's Treads or Boots of Swiftness, Blade of the Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Outscaling Edge: Malphite)
Save Facebreaker for Malzahar's Void Shift(Passive) which will disable his Crowd Control Immunity. Dodge his Call of the Void(Q) by avoiding his Portals and Laser to prevent damage or silence. Kite his minions. Avoid going near targets afflicted with Malefic Vision(E). Save Facebreaker or The Show Stopper for his Nether Grasp(R). (Facebreaker or The Show Stopper can override Nether Grasp if he has no passive and if Sett is in close range) (Any offensive spells disables Void Shift) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Outscaling Edge: Malzahar) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Wit's End)
This is a fair match-up for Maokai so not too hard nor too easy. Dodge his Bramble Smash(Q) by avoiding the front of Maokai. Avoid his Sapling Toss(E) as it deals "Maximum Health Percentage". Dodge or get out of range of Nature's Grasp(R) to avoid snare. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Wit's End, Mercury's Treads) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
This champion will outscale you regardless if you stomp or lose to him. In team fight peel off Nasus via Facebreaker or The Show Stopper. You will either have to freeze your lane or roam one of your choices here. (Recommended Items: None besides Swiftness or Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett Early, Nasus Mid/Late Game)
AD or AP Neeko are both extreme threats as they can out-kite you and out-DPS you. Avoid her Tangle-Barbs(E) and you can trade evenly. Get out of Pop Blossom(R) to prevent damage and snaring. Avoid wasting resources on her Shapesplitter(W). (Recommended Items: Mercury's Treads, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Neeko)
If Nocturne used his Umbra Blades(Passive) on minions consider trading against him. Dodge his Duskbringer(Q) and avoid fighting him in the Duskbringer AOE as he gains extra movement speed along with ghost effect and extra physical damage. Get out of his tether of Unspeakable Horror(E) or received damage along with fear debuff. Bait his Shroud of Darkness(W) or your Ultimate nor Facebreaker won't activate and you get punished due to his double stats on his passive and attack speed. (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps, Bramble Vest) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Dodge his Undertow(Q) or Axe. Try to avoid going near his Axe on the ground or path towards it because if he picks it up it refreshes his Undertow. Reckless Swing(E) deals true damage, but also damages him try to take advantage of that in a trade. Use Ignite or buy Thornmail to counter his Vicious Strikes(W). Save offensive abilities until his Ragnarok(R) is down. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Recommended Items: Thornmail) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
What make Ornn a moderate to somewhat difficult match-up is due to his Living Forge as it deals percent health. Dodge Volcanic Rupture(Q) to prevent getting combo by his Searing Charge(E). Bellows Breath(W) needs to be waited out before you use your Facebreaker or Show Stopper(Wait for 1-2 Seconds). Dodge his combos and you will win trades. Time your Facebreaker or Show Stopper to negate his recasting of Call of the Forge God. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Blade of the Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Beware of his stack of Mortal Will(Passive) as it will enhances his skills based on his indicator. Dodge his Comet Spear(Q). Watch out for his Shield Vault(W) or stun for setting up his full combo. Stay behind Pantheon whilst he is using Aegis Assault(E) which is a frontal cone attack. Push or follow his Grand Starfall(R) if he sets up ganks. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Pantheon) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps)
Dodge her Broken Wings(Q) as it has 3 dashes. Juke out her Ki Burst(W) to prevent stun. Try to avoid her if she uses Valor(E) as she gets a shield and the shield only lasts for 2 seconds. Dodge her Blade of the Exile/Wind Slash(R). (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps) (Outscaling Edge: Riven) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Avoid fighting Rumble if he has moderate to high heat. Do fight Rumble if he has maxed out heat since he cannot cast any abilities. Avoid staying in front of Rumble's Flamespitter(Q). Electro Harpoon(E) needs to be dodge if you want to make good trades. Avoid staying in his Equalizer(R) as it does damage overtime. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Rumble) (Recommended Items: Force of Nature, Spirit Visage)
Dodge his Overload(Q) so he does not fully combo you. If you do not dodge his Q he will have a debuff off it called Flux which will enhance his Rune Prison and Spell Flux(E). You have Ryze against you and this game will have to be very team dependent to win. (Recommended Items: Force of Nature, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
You will have to make short trades against Shen as he can out trade majority of top laners due to his immense defense and maximum percent damage. Dodge his Shadow Dash(E) to prevent him from trading. It is up to you if you want to let him use his Stand United(R) or not. If he does use it, do push. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Tiamat, Blade of the Ruined King, Mercury's Treads or Plated Steelcaps)
To out trade him dodge his Decimating Smash(Q) or if you can't interrupt his channel. Avoid being in front of Sion to dodge majority of his Damage. Dodge his Roar of the Slayer(E) to prevent from being slowed. If you dodge his skills, you should be able to out trade him. Consider flashing or be in front of his Unstoppable Onslaught to either prevent escape or his impact in team fights. (Recommended Items: Go your typical build route) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Sion)
This match-up will be dependent if you can dodge his skillshots or not. Dodge his Chain Lash(Q), Kingslayer(W), Abscond/Abduct(E), and Hijack(R). All of his skills are linear. Take note that his Kingslayer(W) will heal him if not avoided. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Sylas) (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest or Exeuctioner's, Force of Nature, Spirit Visage)
Prevent yourself from getting 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste or his Tongue Lash(Q) and Devour(R) will gain enhanced effects. Avoid making long trades with Tahm Kench. Stop trading with Tahm Kench if he activates Thick Skin(E). Dodge his Tongue Lash (Q).(Recommended Items: Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Tahm Kench)
You will need your Facebreaker and/or Show Stopper to trade with Teemo. You can also consider going Phase Rush or Predator rune against Teemo. Let him using his Blinding Dart(Q) then consider trading against him. Buy Red Trinket to counteract with his Noxious Trap. (Any combat abilities stops his Move Quick passive, but not his active) (Recommended Items: Mercury's Treads or Boots of Swiftness, Force of Nature, Spirit Visage) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
Save Facebreaker to prevent trades. Kite out his Undying Rage(R) then kill him. Avoid fighting him with full stack of Battle Fury(Passive) aka red indicator. If you're farming beware of Tryndamere's Mocking Shout(W) as it will give him a bounty. Make sure you are not facing away from Tryndamere to prevent the slow from his Mocking Shout (Recommended Items: Thornmail or Executioner's) (Outscaling Edge: Tryndamere) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)
He out trades you early game. It is not recommended to fight, but if you have to make short trades. Take note when Udyr uses Bear Stance(E) he will have the ghosted effect and will lunge on you. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Bramble Vest) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Udyr)
Dodge his Corrosive Charge(Q) or get slowed then get fully combo by Urgot. Take note of his Purge if he uses it as he will be slowed whilst casting it. Juke out his Disdain(E) or his Dash. Dodge his Fear Beyond Death(R) to prevent yourself from getting executed or heavily slowed. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Urgot) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest, Plated Steelcaps)
Has maximum percent health damage due to his Silver Bolts(W). You can trade with Vayne, but try to avoid getting 3 stacks of Silver Bolts. Avoid staying next to walls due to her Condemn(E). Force her to chase you in the brush to place her in a awkward position. (Outscaling Edge: Vayne) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Vayne) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps or Boots of Swiftness, Bramble Vest)
You will have to make trades early game and stick on Vladimir. Juke or kite out his TIdes of Blood. Avoid fighting Vladimir while he has Bloodthrist(Q) passive or he will able to heal. Dodge or juke out his Hemoplague and he will lose majority of his damage. (Outscaling Edge: Vladimir) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Force of Nature, Executioner's)
Save Facebreaker for his Thundering Smash as he comes ghosted. Avoid getting full stacks of Wounded via Frenzied Maul or take extra damage and let Volibear gain healing. Dodge his Sky Splitter(E) and Stormbringer(R). Kite out his Storm Bringer(R). (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Volibear)
If he uses Jaw of the Beast(Q) try to be unpredictable with your direction as his Q can dash behind you. Kite out his Primal Howl to prevent being feared by him. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Warwick) (Outscaling Edge: Warwick) (Recommended Items: Thornmail or Executioner's)
Avoid wasting your skills on his Warrior Trickster(W) or his Clone and just kite his Cyclone(R) to prevent any more impact from Wukong. Slow Wukong with Facebreaker or The Show Stopper out of team fight if he uses his Cyclone. (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
Out-trades you early game. Make short trades against him. If he uses his Audacious Charge(E) use your Infected Cleaver. You will have to constantly make short trades until you out item him. (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest and Plated Steelcaps) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Xin Zhao) (Outscaling Edge: Even)
You win trades early game before Yasuo late game power spike. All in Yasuo while dodging his Steel Tempest(Q). Avoid getting knocked up by his Q or he can use Last Breath(R) which let him blinks to you and knock you up while your airborne for 1 second. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Outscaling Edge: Yasuo) (Recommended Items; None)
Dodge his Mourning Mist(E) and majority of his damage will be gone. Avoid fighting him while he has Maiden of the Mist(R), if you can try to kill the Maiden if Yorick is not nearby. Avoid getting caught by Dark Procession(W) or feel the wrath of his full combo. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Yorick) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Bramble Vest, Plated Steelcaps or Boots of Swiftness)
Step on Zac's Blob Chucks to prevent him from healing via his Cell Division(Passive). Dodge his Stretching Strikes(Q) and trade with him. Juke or Dodge his Unstable Matter(W). Should be noted his W gives him extra movement speed if cast next to minions or monster camps. Dodge or Juke his Elastic Slingshot(E). Step on his Blobs with your Auto Attack Spacing on while he casting Let's Bounce(R) as he will gain extra Blob spawns. (Recommended Items: None) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett if he steps on Blobs)
Dodge his Mortal Steel(Q) it acts similar to Yasuo's Steel Tempest and majority of his damage will be negated. Avoid his Spiritual Cleave(W) by avoiding the front or sidestepping as it deals Maximum Health. If he casts Soul Unbound(E) keep track of his main champion along with that you can also kill him in Soul Unbound form. Dodge his Fate Sealed(R) which is a large red box indicator or get knocked out and stunned taking 200-600 worth of damage. (Outscaling Edge: Yone) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Sett) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps)
Pit Grit Sett’s passive is a two-parter. First, his Heavy Hands innate ability doubles up his melee-range auto-attacks. His basic attack is a normal left punch, dealing a normal amount of damage based on his Attack Damage stat.
His attack right after, however, is a right straight over eight times faster than his normal attack speed and gains 50 bonus range, plus it deals bonus damage based on his level and bonus AD stats.
The second part of Pit Grit encourages you to wade in with the one-twos.
He gains extra health regeneration per second based on every 5% of his missing HP, meaning he actually gets tougher the more people fight back.
Knuckle Down When activated, Knuckle Down boosts Sett’s next two auto-attacks with bonus physical damage scaling with the enemy’s maximum health, making it especially deadly versus tanks and fellow bruisers.
To help him actually land those punches, Sett also gains a solid 30% bonus movement speed when approaching enemy champions.
This actually combines with Pit Grit’s damage as well, so a right-handed Knuckle Down is going to hurt quite a bit.
Haymaker Sett has no mana, and his abilities cost nothing to use.
He does, however, have a Grit resource bar that’s only available after he’s leveled Haymaker for the first time.
Grit tracks how much he’s taken in a fight, storing up to 50% of his maximum health, then decaying if he hasn’t taken further damage in a four-second window.
That Grit you’re storing does two things when you finally press W. First, he’ll gain a three-second shield equal to 100% of the Grit expended – similar in function to Tahm Kench’s shield.
Second, everything in a wide cone gets blasted for damage equal to a percent of the stored Grit plus extra physical damage based on his bonus Attack Damage. Everything in the dead center of that blast will take it all as true damage, ignoring all of the armor they might have stacked.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to lead the punch a bit, as Haymaker has a short cast time that lets people walk out of the true damage zone.
Facebreaker You’re not much of a melee bruiser these days if you can’t drag folks into a fight.
Sett is more than happy to start a brawl with Facebreaker – anybody on both sides of Sett get dragged toward him, hit with physical damage, and slowed for half a second.
If he happens to get at least one person each on both left and right, they’ll get smashed into each other and stunned for one second on landing – meaning Sett with Flash up may very well be a team’s worst nightmare.
Doubly true if there’s a Yasuo on the team to extend that stun with his own ultimate.
The Show Stopper Sett grabs hold of one champion, suppressing them, and throws them down a direction for a good old fashioned WWE-style Neckbreaker.
However, The Show Stopper has some travel time, dragging the targeted champion a fixed distance before dunking them down for a huge burst of damage scaling with their bonus health.
This can either be used as a way to ambush a player, dragging them toward Sett’s team… or to throw them at the enemy team instead, dealing damage to everybody near the impact area and slowing them for 1.5 seconds.
As they’ll be slowed for 99% of their movement speed, this literally stops the show for the enemy team.
Choose Plated Steelcaps for a high physical damage match-up, or the Mercury's Treads when the opposing team has plenty of controls to immobilize you.
If you want to easily reach mobile carries, you can go for Boots of Swiftness.
Sett is a champion who relies heavily on his basic attacks and excels in long-lasting fights. Sett likes to stay in close combat and has very little mobility.
Sett is a tanky champion able to inflict very heavy damage while applying good CCs. All these assets are limited by his low range and lack of mobility spells. To be effective with Sett, it is essential to manage your position as well as your opponent's vision.
As most of you know the standard rune for Sett is Conqueror. In the early game, Sett's cooldowns on his abilities are fairly long. So most of your trades would be engage with Knuckle Down Facebreaker, and Auto-Attack resets, and end with Haymaker. However the value Conqueror brings is significant since keep autoing your target after your combo.
Conqueror shines on Sett in the mid-late game. He can stick on targets and he really bask in the true value of Conqueror as much as other champions can.
Basic The Show Stopper Combo
Practically involves Sett tossing the enemy champion via The Show Stopper into the backline then using Facebreaker to stun other nearby champions so your team can follow up with their abilties and auto-attacking. Using such Combo will allow Sett to build up Grit for his ability Haymaker.
Pretty much this sequence will be The Show Stopper + Auto + Facebreaker + Auto + Build Up Grit + Haymaker if Grit is full or low health.
Involves Sett being behind enemies line. This will allow you to use your The Show Stopper into your team since Sett The Show Stopper is a enhanced version of Singed Fling if used in this manner. Using this combo will allow you to isolate that champion from your opposing team.
Auto-attack sequences is the most important factor that will separate good Sett players from excellent Sett players.
All of Sett abilities are considered an auto-attack reset just like Riven abilities.
Pre-6 Sett combo -
Knuckle Down + Auto + Facebreaker + Auto + Knuckle Down/ Haymaker
Note: That Haymaker relies on Grit and should be saved, but if you can execute that target feel free to use Haymaker
Haymaker + Flash - You can charge up your Haymaker and Flash to align the center of Haymakerto deal true damage to a target.
An early Tiamat helps you with trading and shoving as you can use the Tiamat active as an auto attack reset. Sterak's Gage works well when combined with Haymaker making it quite tough to burst Sett down from low health. Titanic Hydra is recommended as Sett is health dependent and health on Sett and you want the added waveclear and auto reset via Titanic Hydra.
Grab some situational items depending on what you’re facing and who is the strongest on the enemy team. An early Spirit Visage can pair well with the Heart of the Half-Beast passive, amplifying your health regeneration against a heavy magical based team. Dead Man's Plate can aid you in closing gap between you and those pesky Vayne top mains.
Early Game Items
|Excellent against harass champions|
|Buy this on your first back|
|Against hard crowd control composition and AP top laners.|
|Excellent against physical composition or oppressive AD top laners.|
|Good against team with no hard control crowd.|
|Excellent for auto-pushing the lane if you're top laner is roaming|
|Excellent against physical composition or oppressive AD top laners with sustain.|
|Pick up against true damage dealers or heavy artillery harass.|
|If you want to snowball your lead and place emphasis on split-pushing|
|For against magic damage heavy composition or laner.|
|Excellent for gaining movement speed.|
|Excellent core to make up for lack of push pressure on Sett. Synergize well with defensive items since they give out health thus increasing damage on Titanic Hydra since the damage is based on health. Ravenous Hydra can be good alternative if your teammates are lacking damage or have no hands.|
|It gives a shield which helps you heal up from your sustain as the shield decays. Also it gives bonus AD and not base AD . It's a comparatively cheap item.|
|Excellent synergy with your offensive abilities as it provides CDR and gives it 30% more healing than usual. Good for those pesky AP Carries and Assassins.|
|Build Giant's Belt first as it is more cost effective than getting a Chain Vest. This item will definitely allow you to maneuver across the map and go straight for their Marksman.|
|Both magic resistance and armor plus the damage reduction makes it a perfect defensive item on any AD champ. Synergize well with Spirit Visage and [Blade of the Ruined King].|
|Feel free to build this if their team is stacking health.|
|Either Goredrinker or Stridebreaker will be the best option for Sett due to enabling gap closing on the carries. Goredrinker provides ability haste per legendary items and can enable The Shower Stopper more often in team fight due to ability haste.|
|Either Goredrinker or Stridebreaker will be the best option for Sett due to enabling gap closing on the carries. Unlike Goredrinker this provides movement speed per legendary item instead of ability haste. Meaning you have 3% movement speed bonus and it will cap at 15% movement speed bonus or 18% movement speed bonus if you choose to sell your boots for a legendary item.|
|Personally my favorite Mythic since it provides tenacity especially per legendary item that is on Sett. Provides more tank stats and slow resistance along with the tenacity. Synergizes with Mercury's Treads and Boots of Swiftness.|
|Excellent burst item as it has both armor and magic penetration per item. It sync wells since Sett abilities will easily active the passive of this item.|
|Very niche item to build if your Marksman is not doing anything as the bonus you gain 10% attack speed per legendary. Probably not the most optimal item to get on Sett, but still can be viable.|
|Very niche item to build if opposing team is stacking armor as the bonus you gain 4% armor penetration per legendary. Probably not the most optimal item to get on Sett, but still can be viable.|
Anathema's Chains is a very cheap item that’s accessible to both solo laners and supports. It is also the second-highest single health item (+650 health) in-game after [Warmog’s Armor] (+800 health). Let's you take 1% reduced damage per stack of Vendetta from your Nemesis, up to 30% reduced damage. At maximum stacks, your Nemesis has 20% reduced Tenacity.
Situation you should build this item: When you’re up against a split-pusher or if you're dealing with a fed Marksman or Mid Laner. Does not reduce true damage, not blocked by spell shield nor counts as a spell activation.
|Should be must buy if they have sustained champions like Tryndamere Aatrox Ekko for exmaple.|
|Should be must buy if they have sustained champions like Tryndamere Aatrox Ekko for exmaple.|
|Unique passive does not stack with Thornmail, consider buying this only if they have a physical composition along with no sustain otherwise prioritize Thornmail if they have physical composition with sustain.|
|Excellent against heavy magic damage team composition.|
|Helps your Marksman or AP Carry from dying by healing them and migrating damage. Excellent item due to your sustain. Also consider this item if there is less than two Knight's Vow on your team.|
|Excellent to have a AOE slow whilst using The Show Stopper Facebreaker allowing to stick on the opposing Marksman and AP Carry. Consider buying this item if the support does not have Zeke's Convergence.|
Warwick is a powerful champion that fulfills the role of offensive tank and initiator. Sett is one of the best champions in the game at forcing an engagement and taking people in and out of the fight. Building him offensively/defensively enables you to spread havoc all over the battlefield as you pursue and avoid pursuit yourself.
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