Sett Build Guide by Hyzerik
Sett Top Lane HOB DESTRUCTION
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Runes: Basic HOB
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Darius is a lame match up because he is just so strong. Rush BORK and then GW and you should be good. E his Q so he doesn't get any damage on you and W his R so he can't kill you. If he dodges your W you are most likely dead so try and get out of there unless you think you can win.
Really strong right now and the physical shield she has is very good against you. She gets her physical shield when she AA so try to get a E stun before she goes in. You can also E her jump but, it is hard to time.
Really strong poke and plays passive until he has poked you down enough or his jg is there. Just try to make plays when he uses his Q on something else.
Try to get her early, it is very hard to lane and get in close as she just ults and you are pretty much dead. You can try to Ult her away when she grabs your soul so she can't deal damage to it.
If you max your E first it can be some cheese as her W won't be up to parry and you should be able to punch to death.
Not a problem, try to dodge his knock ups and you will be fine.
Really annoying however, you have a lot of damage and can kill easily. Try to wait out her shroud and zone her off. If she uses shroud close to tower you can try to ult her into it or ult her out of shroud.
Nothing to worry about, dodge his knock up and punch to death. He doesn't have a good get away and if he silences you, keep punching. Bring tenacity instead of bloodline.
Pretty annoying, if you can dodge his Q's and get in close you should be fine. Buy GW as his ult will be cut by 40%-60%
I haven't had a problem with this guy. Make sure to time your AA on his barrels so he can't shoot them and get in close if you have the chance.
Just plain annoying and boring. Bring tenacity and just try to fight him in your minion wave. E him into your side and punch and keep doing it so he cant regen. Watch out for ult if you are under 30%
Can be annoying but with the dmg we do we in fine. You can bait him to use his jump into you and he has no escape. If you have bork you can fight him in his mega form if you want.
You kick her ass, just make sure not to get stunned and to not let her stack up.
Don't find in his bubble, either wait it out or run away. Once it is down its go time to do damage. You can waste your entire combo in his bubble and then you are useless so watch out.
I've haven't fought this guy much but, when I have he was dominated. The only problem is his range so just try to wait out his abilities and then go in.
They gave her a early game so it is very hard to stay in the game if you fall behind. Play as aggressive as possible as early as possible and try to get your items first and if you can get a kill with flash, as long as you don't die, do it!
Really god damn annoying champ who stuns and runs away. He doesn't do much damage but he is annoying as fuck. Once you start team fighting make sure to ult him into enemy.
Won't be to hard to go against, just don't get hit by everything and when he dismounts he gets rid of all cc so try to save E or R to make sure he dies.
Will be annoying, but is squishy so you can one shot easily. Try not to get kited and go in once his dash is gone.
You need to get close to do damage and when you are close you are in his passive. It isn't that fun but if you try and avoid his passive as much as possible then you will win.
Do not let him stack. Zone him off and freeze the wave, if he goes in to get cs do your combo. Once you got bork you should win. You should also wait out his R if he uses it.
Some cheese top if you happen to see it. Just watch out for the damage and lethal tempo that will happen when you are feared for 2s.
Throws a lot of axes, if he goes for a axe near you try to combo him. Otherwise he will just keep throwing them at you. Watch out for his ult as it makes your E and R useless.
He is just really tanky and you can't do to much. Once you get bork you can do damage and even more so once you get eclipse.
You do your combo and he uses his shield and blocks most of it. Just go in and try to get him to use his shield, once it is down try to go in again and go for the kill.
Another tank, just try to get bork asap and farm then go in. She won't do much damage and walk over her shield that falls on the ground so she doesn't have one. Watch out for getting slammed into the wall.
Very hard match up but not impossible. You can try to E her when goes jumps off of you and you will win but, just try get ganks.
He can do a shit ton of damage early and take it to late game as well if you feed hard. Try to watch him without a dash and if he uses his R wait it out and don't go in.
Can be a problem if they are good. Riven can be really good in the right hands and with all the cc she has it can get quite annoying. Try to dodge her Q knock up then go in.
Not really a problem, watch out for his fire as he just run you down so either get away or go in and deal damage.
Can be a really bad problem. Ryze usually bringing phase rush means he gets away pretty easily. His root is also annoying, just try to punish him if he screws up.
Just don't get taunted as he will usually run after and it is a bad trade. When he uses his bubble to prevent AA use your R and get him out. Do your combo and you win the trade.
Just annoying, if he starts to proxy get your jg to gank and remember not chase. You can try to bring ghost for more ms but, once later in the game as long as he does not get crazy cs you will be fine.
Another tank, don't be hit by his Q and you will be fine.
He can be a problem but, you will out damage him and make sure to rush GW for his W. He needs to be close and that is perfect for you.
Another tank, just get bork and you will be fine. Watch out for him eating you and throwing you under tower.
Honestly, with this build teemo isn't bad. You generally can't get your full combo off, but if you have bork and manage to catch him he is dead. When he blinds you try to save your E for the last possible moment, and don't start your combo till the blind goes away.
His Fury and Crit are very annoying. Bring ignite to this match for his ult, use it near the end of it and try to survive. Rush bork to kill him before his ult and try to zone him so he can't get his Fury up.
Just a lot of damage really fast by this guy. He is able to dash slow and have you be pummeled by his leg shotguns. Try to get him early as once his W is max it will always be up and screw you.
This is a interesting match up. If you wait for her dash you can go in, if she has her E as well it is hard to get near. Hope this Vayne is bad and if she screws up punish her.
Can get him early and he is a tank so early he isn't the best. Don't let him use his W twice on you and he needs to get on top of you so it works for you. E his Q so he doesn't get a stun off and dodge his E.
Warwick needs to get on top of you so you won't he won't get much damage off. Once he jumps on you if he holds his Q he goes to your back, this is perfect for you ult but otherwise, just try to beat him and take trades as it generally works for you.
Just a super annoying champ who cancels your AA so just make sure he doesn't have his dash and invis and you will be able to win.
You will win this match super easy. He needs to build crit so he doesn't have health and needs to get close to you. Make sure your E stuns everytime.
A bit harder than Yasuo because of his Q and E combo making his get away easy. Whenever he goes in, just try to go in as well and fight. Make sure to get the E stun so he doesn't just press E and run away.
Not a problem, use your Q AA reset on his gouls so he doesn't get poke from them and you just kill his Maiden ult really fast. You can go in once he uses his ghouls on you or if you dodge then then you are good. Make sure to not get trapped by his wall, otherwise just AA twice and your fine.
Champion Build Guide
Now I want to thank you for taking the time to click on this guide so I will introduce myself and why I play Sett. I started playing league last year around June 2020 and after my first 6 months of testing out champs, I found Sett. I am a one trick pony Sett player, I will expand my pool of champs in ranked eventually. Other champs I play include Warwick, Pantheonm, Kayn,and Volibear as well. Sett is a beast and honestly kind of broken with the damage he outputs early. I rank in Gold IV so I am not a skillful player however, I hope this HOB Sett guide shows you how to dominate and destroy top lane with it.
If you have any questions, comments, or feedback feel free to add me on discord! I will slowly be adding to this guide and making it better so anything said about it is always appreciated!
If you would like to view my OP.GG here is a link. I am not the best player but, I hope this build reaches some people and they can have the fun that I am right now!
HOB: Hail of Blades, the rune that makes Sett the boss
AA: Auto Attack, when you right click on an enemy and your charter attacks them.
AD: Attack Damage, what Sett uses for his abilities and Auto Attacks.
AP: Ability Power, what some champs use for their abilities.
CD/CDR: Cooldown/Cooldown Reduction, how long between ability uses and how much how can reduce the time on abilties.
HP: Health Points, more health and what Sett's W scales off.
Mana: Pool of energy used for abilites, Sett does not have mana.
CC: Crowd control, a general term for taking control over an enemy. AKA a stun.
CS: Creep Score, your last hit on the minions giving you gold.
AS: Attack Speed, how fast you send out auto attacks.
MS: Movement Speed, how fast you walk.
BORK: Blade of the Ruined King, one of the core items.
PS. With your E, try to get a minion or enemy on the other side. Having nothing on the other side only slows which is fine, but to get a full combo you will need to stun.
HOB Combo #1 - E,AA,AA,Q,AA,AA
The main source of damage here, with HOB you get really fast AS and combined with the bork AS and Sett's passive AS with his right punch means you get out 4 autos in 1 second.
HOB Combo #2 - Q,E,AA,AA
If you are chasing someone and they are low you will get a little bit of ms towards enemies and you need to finish them off before they get away. You will not get much damage out of this combo but, if they are low you will kill them.
HOB Combo #3 - E,AA,AA,AA,AA,Q,AA,AA
This one I rarely use, it is way to long to properly use it and they will just run away, combo #4 is a better one to use. The reason for this one is because of HOB you can get out 4 regular AA and then reset them for the AA reset on your Q. I wouldn't recommend as they will just walk away.
HOB Combo #4 - AA,AA,AA,E,AA,Q,AA,AA
This one is almost the same except you save your E for later in the combo. Remember how I said they would walk away? Well that is why you save your E. If you can get on top and start your AA, you get just E them once they try to get away and do your Q AA resets on them!
HOB Combo #5 - R,E,W
Now this is the team fight combo. You are gonna want to R their tank or highest health person into the whole team. Once you do that you need to stun them all so your team can get in. Your R gives 99% slow for 1 s so use the time to line up a good E. Then since they focus you, use your W once at full grit so get a HUGE W off on the whole team! After it depends on the situation you can either AA some squishy's if they aren't dead or finish the tanks off.
HOB Combo #6 - W,Flash
This combo is used rarely but, when used right is very very good! So when you cast your W you have a bit of time before it goes off, during this time you can flash and move your W along with it. So say you do a combo but, they are able to get away while kiting you and now you find yourself with some grit. Get your W ready as you should have saved it and flash right on em, make sure to get the true dmg on top of them. They shouldn't be able to react and you get the kill. A good time is when they go under turret you flash under, kill, and walk away with the big shield you just got!
So there are many play styles for Sett, we have Assassin, Tank, Bruiser, and Support. We are only going over the Bruiser version and Assassin you die to quick and Tank boring but, you generally win.
Now when I say bruiser I mean that slightly, because he play like an Assassin trying to one shot everyone but, he has the health to do so.
This is your time to shine, Sett is so good early and even more so with HOB. The first step is to be really aggressive. You shouldn't be letting your enemy top be getting cs and to damage when you get the chance. Now you do have to make sure you aren't consistently pushed otherwise, you will be ganked easily. Sett does pretty good with a 2v1 though. Target whoever is lower, if not then lower level, or if you think you can win ult the one who is closest to your tower and flash if you need to, W if you are almost dead and have grit up. Now during the early stages lvl 1-3, you want to try to get some cheese off. Which is HOB combo #1. Use this combo get damage off and unless you think you can kill then back off. Basically keep doing this until lane phase is over. You should think about roaming just don't let the enemy get loads of plates because then the roams are useless.
You should be getting first tower unless one of the other lanes int'd into you or vice versa, however look for roams. If you have TP think about using it at bot lane otherwise help mid and jg. Try to be there for fights but, keep an eye on top in case of split pushing. Split pushing is a very good idea with this build but, make sure to have vision. Otherwise help with objectives and you will be fine.
Ok so you weren't able to split push and end the game easy or your team fed and now you ended up into the late game, now what? Well you need to play around team fights, drake pit, and baron. Since you are building tank this is for the juicy ult into enemy back line. Now because you got percent health dmg go for whoever is their damage carry. You will be able to one shot them most likely and make sure your team follows up. A good sett ult will almost always win any team fight. Just try to get soul and group and you should be good. To end the game it is best to just try and split push one of the side lanes. Now you can't just split afk, you need to make sure there is other pressure on the map such as, your team pushing bot or going for a soul drake. It is best to have tp when split so you can join your team during teamfights. Once you get an inhib you have a constant push in that lane. Keep an eye to make sure it is always pushing and stick with your team.
I hope you try out this build and maybe even learned a thing or two!
I will be updating this guide and I hope to make it in-depth eventually making it go for all lanes except adc. I do hope to add images and video to better explain myself but, I wanted to get this build out there! GL on your games!