Varus Runes
Core Varus Item Build Order52.7% Win Rate (3,607 Games)
Doran's Blade

Starting

Berserker's Greaves

1st

Blade of The Ruined King

2nd

Guinsoo's Rageblade

3rd

Guinsoo's Rageblade

4th

Blade of The Ruined King

5th

Terminus

6th

Doran's Blade
Berserker's Greaves
Blade of The Ruined King
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Blade of The Ruined King
Terminus

Core Varus Item Build Path

Situational

Jak'Sho, The Protean
Wit's End
Runaan's Hurricane
Guardian Angel
Kraken Slayer
Immortal Shieldbow
Edge of Night

Summoner Spells

55.3% Win Rate (3,737 Games)
Flash
Varus Skill Order0
Living Vengeance

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Piercing Arrow
Blighted Quiver
Hail of Arrows
Chain of Corruption

Varus Guide

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.