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Varus
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Starting Items
Core Build Path: 52.26% Win Rate (972 Games)
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Core Final Build: 49.66% Win Rate (437 Games)
Runes: 49.77% Win Rate (1312 Games)
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Damage Breakdown

16%

82% AD

Varus's Matchups

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Win Rate
49.6%
(-0.7%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
10.1%
(-1.8%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
15.3%
(+3.1%)
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.
When
consumes a Blight stack on an enemy champion, the cooldown is lowered by 3 seconds.
grants Varus bonus magic damage per auto attack, and any Blight stacks consumed by Varus's other abilities will deal bonus % max HP damage.
can be activated to empower
, dealing bonus % missing HP damage.
applies Grievous Wounds to enemies inside of its AoE.
applies max Blight stacks to affected units over its duration.
Power Spike
Has his own form of initiation with
, 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 a great distance with
, 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.
and
are major item spikes.
Can proc Blight stacks after Blight stacks by throwing an ability after every few autos. Great for shredding a tank's health bar or even taking Baron quickly. More effective with the on-hit build.
Vulnerable
Vulnerable to ganks and flanks due to a lack of mobility.
Entirely skillshot-reliant for landing abilities. Both
and
are predictable and can be evaded.
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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