LoL has not only added new champion Aphelios to public servers but announced new brawler Sett as the next new character to be introduced.
While Overwatch’s roster of heroes has only just made it past 30, the latest addition to League Of Legends is the game’s 148th champion.
New character Sett was unveiled by Riot Games last night, after first being teased as part of the October roadmap, when he was described as an Ionian underworld figure who’s ‘smokin’ hot’.
You can judge for yourself whether he lives up to that description, but in terms of gameplay he’s a fighter who worked his way up the criminal hierarchy by competing in Ionian pit fights.
Specifically, Sett is classed as a Juggernaut, which is the first time in a while that a new champion has had that kind of specialisation.
When is Sett released on live servers?
Sett doesn’t have a specific start date yet, but if he follows usual procedure he’ll probably end up in the public beta realm in the next few days and go public shortly after the new year – 14 January is the current date being bandied around by fans.
If you can’t wait though Aphelios is set to appear on live servers today, so at least you get to play with one new champion straight away.
What are Sett’s abilities?
Riot hasn’t officially released a move list for Sett, but some pro League Of Legends fans were sent ability cards over the weekend, which inevitably turned up online. Here’s what they say:
Heavy Hands: Sett’s basic attacks alternate between a left punch and a right punch, always opening with a left punch. Attack speed increases the speed of both punches.
- Left punches deal normal damage.
- Right punches come out faster and deal 5 bonus damage.
Heart of the Half-Beast: Sett gains 0.25 additional health regeneration for each 5% missing health.
Sett will reset back to a left punch if he does not do a right punch within 2 seconds of doing a left punch. The attack speed of a left punch is Sett’s regular attack speed, and the attack speed of a righ punch is 8 times the attack speed of left punch.
[Q] Knuckle Down
9 second cooldown
Sett itches for a fight, gaining 30% movement speed for 1.5 seconds while moving towards enemy champions.
Sett’s next two basic attacks deal 10 bonus physical damage, plus 1% of the target’s maximum health.
16 second cooldown
Passive: Sett stores 100% of damage taken as Grit, to a cap of 300 (50% of Sett’s max health). Grit decays quickly 4 seconds after the damage was taken.
Active: Sett winds up a giant punch in a direction, expending all Grit to deal 60 (+25% (+0%) of expended Grit) as true damage to all enemies in the centre line. Enemies not in the centre line take physical damage instead.
Sett also gains a rapidly decaying shield equal to Grit expended for 2 seconds.
16 second cooldown
Sett smashes enemies on either side of him into each other, dealing 50 physical damage and slowing them by 50% for 0.5 seconds. If Sett grabbed at least one enemy on each side, all enemies are stunned for 1 second.
[R] The Show Stopper
120 second cooldown
Sett grabs an enemy champion, carries them forward, then slams them into the ground. All enemies near the impact take 200 (+40% of the grabbed enemy’s bonus health) physical damage and are slowed by 99% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies take less damage the further they are from where Sett lands.
— moobeat (@moobeat) December 12, 2019