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Varus
tier-5
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E

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R

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Tristana
37.8%
Aphelios
41.7%
Kalista
42.1%
Caitlyn
44.9%
Miss Fortune
47.5%
Ashe
47.7%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)

Core Build Path: 51.38% Win Rate (506 Games)

Bilgewater Cutlass
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Recurve Bow
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Blade of the Ruined King
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Berserker's Greaves
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Recurve Bow
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Pickaxe
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Guinsoo's Rageblade

Core Final Build: 51.64% Win Rate (275 Games)

Blade of the Ruined King
Berserker's Greaves
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Runaan's Hurricane
Infinity Edge
Mortal Reminder

Runes: 49.43% Win Rate (261 Games)

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Skill Order

Q

E

W

Damage Breakdown

22% AP

75% AD

Win Rate
49.0%
(+4.2%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.2%
(+0.5%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
0.1%
(-0.0%)
vs last patch

Playing against Varus

Key Insights
Has the option to go a poke-style build or an on-hit attack speed build. Their rune tells you which style they've chosen: Arcane Comet = poke, Lethal Tempo = on-hit.
Q
's cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds when it consumes a Blight stack on enemy champions.
W
can be activated to empower
Q
, dealing bonus % missing HP damage.
E
applies Grievous Wounds to enemies inside of its AoE.
R
applies max Blight stacks to affected units over its duration.
Power Spike
Has his own initiation tool with
R
, and it can be repositioned with Flash to initiate faster.
With the poke-style build, Varus can consistently dish out a ton of damage from afar with
Q
, and continues to scale with more Lethality items.
With the on-hit build, Varus's teamfight effectiveness skyrockets, dealing extremely high mixed damage with his fast auto attacks.
Blade of the Ruined King
and
Guinsoo's Rageblade
are major item spikes.
Vulnerable
Vulnerable to ganks and flanks due to a lack of mobility.
Entirely skillshot-reliant for landing abilities. Both
Q
and
R
are predictable and can be evaded.
R
is Varus's only way to close gaps, but is also his only form of self-peel. Once used, he is more limited.
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