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.