Everything we know about Sett, League’s next champion

Get ready for League's newest juggernaut.

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Riot Games released a short bio for the game’s newest champion in December but left many questions unanswered regarding Sett’s release. Although there’s still a lot of unknowns, here’s everything we know about Sett given the trail of clues the League developer has left leading up to the champion’s reveal.

Who is Sett?

With an Ionian vastaya mother and a Noxian human father, Sett became known as the “half-beast boy.” Due to his uncanny origins and his father’s disappearance, Sett fell victim to a childhood of taunts and snide remarks from outsiders. After honing his fighting skills against his oppressors, he turned to the pits in search of his father, a renowned fighter.

Sett learned that his father left the local ring to tour more profitable pits around the world. And in a fit of rage, he vowed to become a better fighter and put his skills to the test, eventually using his force to take control of the pits and those who ran them.

What are Sett’s abilities?

Over the weekend, Riot emailed a select number of League fans ability cards containing one of Sett’s skills. The abilities lacked descriptions but were accompanied by pictures of pre-existing champions receiving punches to the face.

Now that Sett has arrived on the League of Legends Public Beta Environment, fans have a better insight as to what each of the brawler’s abilities do.

Passive—Pit Grit

Heavy Hands: Sett’s basic attacks alternate between a left and right punch, but always start with a left punch. Attack speed increases the speed of both punches.

Left punches do normal damage and follow Sett’s regular attack speed, while right punches come out faster (eight times the speed of his left punches) and deal bonus damage.

Sett resets back to a left punch if he does not do a right punch within two seconds after the left punch.

Heart of the Half-Beast: Sett gains 0.25 additional health regeneration for each five percent missing health.

Q—Knuckle Down

Sett gains 30 percent movements speed for 1.5 seconds while moving towards enemy champions. His next two basic attacks deal 10 bonus physical damage plus an additional percentage of the target’s maximum health.

W—Haymaker

Passive: Sett stores 100 percent of damage taken as “Grit” to a cap of 300 or 50 percent of Sett’s maximum health. Grit decays quickly over four seconds after the damage was taken.

Active: Sett expends all Grit to deal true damage to all enemies in a center line. Enemies not in the center line take physical damage instead. Sett also gains a rapidly decaying shield equal to the expended Grit over two seconds.

E—Facebreaker

Sett deals physical damage and slows enemies on either side of him by 50 percent for 0.5 seconds. If Sett grabbed at least one enemy on either side, all enemies are then stunned for one second.

R—The Show Stopper

Sett grabs an opponent and carries them forward before slamming them onto the ground and dealing physical damage, slowing the enemy by 99 percent for 1.5 second. Enemies take less damage if they are further away from where Sett lands.

When does Sett release on live servers?

The Big Boss is scheduled to go live during the Patch 10.1 cycle, which hit live servers Jan. 8. League‘s new Mecha Kingdoms skins will arrive in the client store on Jan. 15, so fans can expect Sett to launch at the same time as his release skin.