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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. LS

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Swain
  2. Ranger

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Sylas
  3. Kingen

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Neeko
  4. NUCLEARINT

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Zed
  5. NUCLEARINT

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Kassadin
  6. Serin

    Riftmaker

    vs

    Lissandra

Core Build Order

Doran's Blade
Health Potion

Starting

Nashor's Tooth
Recurve BowBlasting WandAmplifying Tome

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Riftmaker
Leeching LeerBlasting Wand

3rd

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large RodNeedlessly Large Rod

4th

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

5th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

6th

Doran's Blade
Health Potion

Starting

Nashor's Tooth
Recurve BowBlasting WandAmplifying Tome

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Riftmaker
Leeching LeerBlasting Wand

3rd

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large RodNeedlessly Large Rod

4th

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

5th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

6th

Core Build Path

Recurve Bow
Blasting Wand
Amplifying Tome
Nashor's Tooth
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Leeching Leer
Blasting Wand
Riftmaker

Summoner Spells

FlashExhaust

Starting Items

Health PotionDoran's Blade

Damage Breakdown

63% AP

32% AD

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
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

W

Q

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.