4

Tier

Win Rate

48.5%

Pick Rate

5.4%

Ban Rate

1.2%

Matches

139,454

Varus Lethality Runes

Build Patch 14.12

Core Varus Item Build Order

53.9% Win Rate (191 Games)
Doran's Blade

Starting

Opportunity

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Edge of Night

3rd

Opportunity

4th

Edge of Night

5th

Manamune

6th

Doran's Blade
Opportunity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Edge of Night
Opportunity
Edge of Night
Manamune

Core Varus Item Build Path

Situational

Serylda's Grudge
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Hubris
Serpent's Fang
Guardian Angel
The Collector
Axiom Arc

Summoner Spells

Flash
421 Games52%
307 Games52%

Varus Skill Order

0
Living Vengeance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Piercing Arrow
Blighted Quiver
Hail of Arrows
Chain of Corruption

Varus's Counters for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

Discover the ultimate counters for Varus with our comprehensive guide. Learn who counters Varus in lane and throughout the game, turning the tides in your favor. Explore effective Varus counters and strategies to outplay your opponent.
Champion
Game Win Rate
Lane Win Rate
Matchup Rate
Matches
Draven
48.9%
44.5%
3.3%
4,407
Kalista
51.1%
44.7%
1.3%
1,788
Lucian
48.7%
49.8%
5.6%
7,463
Corki
51.7%
50.1%
1.4%
1,833
Ezreal
48.6%
50.3%
11.9%
15,914

Varus's Trends for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

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

48.5%

(-0.9%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

5.4%

(-0.9%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate

1.2%

(-0.1%)
vs last patch

Varus Guide for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.12

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.

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