How to Win Sett vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Sett is in the b tier of champions

Sett vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Sett in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Tank
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How to Beat Malzahar as Sett

based on 6,732 Sett vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
1.76
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our dataset, Sett engaged Malzahar in 6732 rounds. Having so many games with Sett vs Malzahar provides us faith in our capacity to produce enlightening stats and a pro build to counter Malzahar. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Sett has to counter Malzahar in only 3.4% of his matches.

Sett vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Sett has done a dismal job of countering Malzahar. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Sett against Malzahar matches, Sett’s team is 0.2% more probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Sett vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldDoran's Blade

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeVampiric Scepter

Core Sett Items

~22 Mins
HeartsteelSterak's GageBlade of The Ruined King

Optional Items

Spear Of ShojinRavenous HydraBlack CleaverDead Man's Plate

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Sett to level up q
>
Second ability for Sett to level up w
>
Last skill for Sett to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Health Scaling
Sett's passive ability p
Sett q ability q
Sett w ability w
Sett e ability e
Sett's ultimate ability r
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E
2
W
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Sett

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

Sett vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Sett Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Malzahar Image
6
< Kills >
5.4
6.6
< Deaths >
5.7
5.6
< Assists >
7.9
1.36
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
143
< Minions Killed >
187
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.6
16,613
< Physical Damage >
693
414
< Magic Damage >
23,109
5,080
< True Damage >
584
22,108
< Damage Dealt >
24,387
37,431
< Damage Taken >
18,344
11,426
< Gold Earned >
12,001
2.37
< Towers >
2.39
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
4,084
< Total Healing >
1,338
14,367
< Experience >
15,141
18
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
10
167
< Time Dealing CC >
430

How to Counter Malzahar with Sett in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature some valuable Sett against Malzahar matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the distinctions between the two. For instance, Sett’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Sett may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar..

Sett normally has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Sett and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Sett
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Sett
Malzahar

Who is Better, Sett or Malzahar?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Sett usually loses when playing against Malzahar, with a 48.5% win rate. Therefore, Sett makes a poor counter for Malzahar.

While Sett does have a lower win rate than Malzahar, when facing one another, Sett also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Sett into Malzahar.

Additionally, Sett has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Sett vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Sett is a somewhat poor counter for Malzahar. Focus your play on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Sett against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Sett Players

How We Calculated Our Sett vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Sett, we analyzed 6,732 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Malzahar as Sett comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Sett to counter Malzahar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Sett often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Malzahar. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Sett versus Malzahar build include Heartsteel, Sterak's Gage, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Sett incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better versus Malzahar than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Sett had an average winrate of 48.5% when countering Malzahar with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Malzahar as Sett, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Sett vs Malzahar LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% win rate overall.

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