Varus Guide

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.