Tier

Win Rate

49.8%

Pick Rate

11.7%

Matches

196,366
Varus Runes51.8% Win Rate (25,529 Games)
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Core Varus Item Build Order51.0% Win Rate (13,199 Games)
Serrated Dirk
Tear of the Goddess

Starting

The Collector

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Manamune

3rd

Serylda's Grudge

4th

Edge of Night

5th

Axiom Arc

6th

Serrated Dirk
Tear of the Goddess
The Collector
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Manamune
Serylda's Grudge
Edge of Night
Axiom Arc

Core Varus Item Build Path

Situational

Blade of The Ruined King
Hubris
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Serpent's Fang
Opportunity
Maw of Malmortius

Summoner Spells

51.3% Win Rate (11,805 Games)
FlashHeal
Varus Skill Order53.0% Win Rate (9,451 Games)

Q

E

W

Living Vengeance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Piercing Arrow

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Blighted Quiver

W

W

W

W

W

Hail of Arrows

E

E

E

E

E

Chain of Corruption

R

R

R

Varus Guide

Learn Varus with our Varus guide. Learn about Varus's strengths and Varus 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

49.8%

(-0.4%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

11.7%

(0.0%)
vs last patch