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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Deft

    Galeforce

    vs

    Syndra
  2. Deft

    Immortal Shieldbow

    vs

    Jhin
  3. ShowMaker

    Youmuu's Ghostblade

    vs

    Ezreal
  4. Jezu

    Immortal Shieldbow

    vs

    Caitlyn
  5. Jezu

    Immortal Shieldbow

    vs

    Zeri
  6. Jinjiao

    Immortal Shieldbow

    vs

    Kai'Sa

Core Build Order

Doran's Blade
Health Potion

Starting

Immortal Shieldbow
NoonquiverCloak of AgilityVampiric Scepter

1st

Berserker's Greaves
BootsDagger

2nd

Guinsoo's Rageblade
RageknifeCloak of AgilityDagger

3rd

Wit's End
Hearthbound AxeNull-Magic MantlePickaxe

4th

Runaan's Hurricane
DaggerZealDagger

5th

Blade of The Ruined King
Vampiric ScepterRecurve BowPickaxe

6th

Doran's Blade
Health Potion

Starting

Immortal Shieldbow
NoonquiverCloak of AgilityVampiric Scepter

1st

Berserker's Greaves
BootsDagger

2nd

Guinsoo's Rageblade
RageknifeCloak of AgilityDagger

3rd

Wit's End
Hearthbound AxeNull-Magic MantlePickaxe

4th

Runaan's Hurricane
DaggerZealDagger

5th

Blade of The Ruined King
Vampiric ScepterRecurve BowPickaxe

6th

Core Build Path

Noonquiver
Cloak of Agility
Vampiric Scepter
Immortal Shieldbow
Boots
Dagger
Berserker's Greaves
Rageknife
Cloak of Agility
Dagger
Guinsoo's Rageblade

Summoner Spells

FlashHeal

Starting Items

Health PotionDoran's Blade

Damage Breakdown

32% AP

64% AD

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Press the AttackLethal TempoFleet FootworkConqueror
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
DominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
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

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Varus's Matchups

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Varus's Trends

Playing against Varus

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
Q
deal up to 80% bonus damage based on time charged.
W
can be activated to empower
Q
, dealing bonus % missing HP damage.
R
applies max Blight stacks to affected units over its duration.
Strengths
Very strong laner, and is considered to be a lane bully.
E
doubles as a zoning tool to block enemies off from areas.
His gank assist and teamfighting become much stronger after unlocking
R
.
For On-Hit, he synergizes well with
Immortal Shieldbow
,
Runaan's Hurricane
,
Guinsoo's Rageblade
,
Phantom Dancer
,
Wit's End
, and
Blade of The Ruined King
. Can opt for
Galeforce
or
Kraken Slayer
when needed.
For Lethality, he synergizes well with
Duskblade of Draktharr
,
Manamune
,
Edge of Night
,
The Collector
,
Youmuu's Ghostblade
, and
Serylda's Grudge
. Can opt for
Eclipse
or
Galeforce
when needed.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
R
is his engage tool but also a protection tool. He becomes much easier to collapse on without it.