Tier

Win Rate

48.4%

Pick Rate

11.7%

Matches

114,983
Varus Runes
Core Varus Item Build Order51.3% Win Rate (3671 Games)
The Collector

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Manamune

3rd

Serylda's Grudge

4th

Manamune

5th

The Collector

6th

The Collector
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Manamune
Serylda's Grudge
Manamune
The Collector

Core Varus Item Build Path

Situational

Edge of Night
Hubris
Blade of The Ruined King
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Axiom Arc
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Serpent's Fang

Summoner Spells

51.6% Win Rate (5153 Games)
Varus Skill Order0
Living Vengeance

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Piercing Arrow
Blighted Quiver
Hail of Arrows
Chain of Corruption

Varus Guide

Learn Varus with our Varus guide. Learn about Varus's strengths and Varus's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Varus, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Detonating Blight stacks on enemy champions and epic monsters reduce Varus's basic ability cooldowns by 12% per stack.
  • Detonating Blights stacks with
    Varus
    Q
    deal up to 80% bonus damage based on time charged.
  • Varus
    W
    can be activated to empower
    Varus
    Q
    , dealing bonus % missing HP damage.
  • Varus
    R
    applies max Blight stacks to affected units over its duration.
Strengths
  • Very strong laner, and is considered to be a lane bully.
  • Varus
    E
    doubles as a zoning tool to block enemies off from areas.
  • His gank assist and teamfighting become much stronger after unlocking
    Varus
    R
    .
  • For On-Hit, he excels with items that boost his attack speed, on-hit effects, and mixed damage.
  • For Lethality, he excels with items enhancing his poke damage, burst potential, and ability penetration.
Weaknesses
  • Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
  • Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
  • Varus
    R
    is his engage tool but also a protection tool. He becomes much easier to collapse on without it.

Varus's Trends for ARAM

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Varus. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Varus is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

48.8%

(-0.7%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

11.7%

(-0.0%)
vs last patch