Riot’s champion development team works in spurts, it seems. Aphelios, the Weapon of the Faithful, was released today, but there’s already a new champion hitting the PBE: Classic Sett, the Boss.
In the client, Sett’s bio reads the following: “A leader of Ionia’s growing criminal underworld, Sett rose to prominence in the wake of the war with Noxus. Though he began as a humble challenger in the fighting pits of Navori, he quickly gained notoriety for his savage strength, and his ability to take seemingly endless amounts of punishment.”
That bio gives us a good insight into what his playstyle is going to be, along with the ability spotlight released today. It seems that Sett is going to be an AD-based fighter, likely with a good bit of bruiser quality to him as well. Working to deal out high damage while being able to nullify incoming damage, Sett seems like he’ll be at home in the jungle or on toplane, but there’s nothing that players like to do more than upset the meta.
Sett’s passive, Pit Grit, has his basic attacks alternate between left and right punches, always opening with a left. Building attack speed increases the speed of both punches, with the left dealing normal damage and the right coming out faster with bonus damage. Additionally, Sett gains 0.25 additional health regeneration for each 5% of health he’s missing.
His Q, Knuckle Down, grants him movement speed for 1.5 seconds while moving towards enemies. His next two basic attacks then deal a bonus 10 physical damage, as well as 1%(+0.60% AD) of the target’s health.
His W, Haymkaer, grants a passive that lets him store 100% of his damage taken as a resource titled “grit,” to a cap of 50% of Sett’s max health. The resource decays quickly after four seconds, but can be expended to deal heavy true damage in a straight line, plus normal damage to enemies in a close range outside that line.
His E, Facebreaker, smashes enemies flanking him into each other, moving and slowing them with a grab. If Sett manages to grab at least one enemy on each side, all enemies are stunned.
Finally, Sett’s R, The Show Stopper, sees Sett grabbing a champion WWE-style and slamming them back into the ground for heavy AOE damage and slows.
Riot hasn’t announced an official release date for Classic Sett yet, but seeing as the Boss is already body-slamming champions on the PBE, there’s a good chance we’ll see him soon