get
prime

Varus Build Guide by xRazeLxo

This build has been archived and is for historical display only.

PLEASE NOTE: This build has been archived by the author. They are no longer supporting nor updating this build and it may have become outdated. As such, voting and commenting have been disabled and it no longer appears in regular search results.


Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.


6K
Views
3
Comments
2
Votes
League of Legends Build Guide Author xRazeLxo

POKE POKE POKE & DIE ( IN PROGRESS )

xRazeLxo Last updated on August 12, 2012
Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit

AD POKER

[VS]

AP ASSASSIN

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
3
13
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


Guide Top

SO THE UPDATE ??

Most importantly I have added the AP Varus build to the guide .

A few changes in the AD Varus build , as I've came to realize Varus needs Critical Damage and Critical Strike Chance , so I added Infinity Edge and removed Randuin's Omen

I have removed the armor and slow because Varus Ultimate Ability Chain of Corruption immobilizes enemies , and Varus

is not supposed to be in front of the battle

, and he is more than enough able to handle an one-on-one , fighting or fleeing . Do note that Varus is not to be played solo in mid game and late game , as he really needs his teams support to be at his best , and Varus is likely to be ganked if left alone.


Guide Top

Introduction

You have made a good decision to improve your knowledge on Varus .

You will see that the AP Varus build contains Guinsoo's Ragebade that gives Ability Power . Why ?? It is all explained in Skill Sequence . This build is also not a guide on playing Varus , for that you'll need practice and experience , although his Abilities is explained in Skill Sequence .


Furthermore , have fun :)


Guide Top

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE YOU ASK ?

AD Varus build is used when the team needs an AD Carry champion to do a huge amount of damage in team fights , but cannot handle allot of damage .

AP Varus is for weakening Tanks and complimenting the teams AD Carry because you weaken the Armor of Tanks , and stressing the enemy to buy Magic Resistance , therefor losing the chance to buy Attack Damage or Ability Power


Guide Top

Pros / Cons

AD Varus's PROS



* HUGE AMOUNT OF RANGED DAMAGE ( AD CARRY )
* Master Crowd Controller
* Good Harassing
* Farmer ( NEEDS TO LAST HIT )

AD Varus's CONS



* Gold dependent
* Easy target
* Team / Tower dependent

AP Varus's PROS



* Low Cooldown time
* Master Crowd Controller
* Good Harassing
* Farmer ( NEEDS TO LAST HIT )
* Less Gold dependent
* End Game Carry
* Easy to Assure Kills

AP Varus's CONS



* Still easy target
* Slow Casting Abilities
* Piercing Arrow leaves him open to Damage


Guide Top

WHEN TO TAKE WHOM .

(STILL NEEDS WORK )


Guide Top

Runes

My choice of Runes is selected from different other builds , which I am thankful of as I don't have much experience in Runes . Please do comment on other possible Runes selections , and add a motivation why you picked those Runes .

I would like to add that the Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed is very helpful to make sure enemies stay close , or far away . Although I only recommend Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed for the AP Varus

Here is a clip how Ryze ( which I also adore to play ) got a free kill just by having enough movement speed .


Guide Top

Masteries

Ahhh Masteries...

AD Varus



I chose a 21 8 1 to max out AD and armor for early and late game support .
I found a few times that Varus did not have enough Health and was easy to kill , espessialy if your team lacks a Tank or your focused too much.

Instead of Summoner's Insight , Veteran's Scars can be chosen.

AP Varus


The ruins chosen here helps the AD side of Varus so that his Basic Attacks isn't useless . It gives cooldown reduction because for this build Varus is dependent on his Skills .


Guide Top

Items ( NOT YET UPDATED )

At last the important part !!



It may be weird seeing AP in an AD build... but Varus's most powerful ability is Blighted Quiver . Working almost like Teemo's poison , Blight releases it's Damage when the enemy champion is Hit by any other of his abilities , that's where the bonus AP comes in to make sure your enemy does not come away . Or use it as bonus Damage when escaping from enemy and slowing them with Hail of Arrows.

Now for the build sequence :
EARLY GAME
Start off with a Doran's Blade . Following the Berserker's Greaves .
MID GAME
When you are pushing and farming like a maniac buy a Pickaxe , followed by a Dagger and then the key item Guinsoo's Rageblade.
Farm a few minions to buy a Zeal , followed by Malady .
When you are not doing and farming that well , buy Heart of Gold and 2 Daggers so that you can farm . Otherwise replace the 2 Daggers for a Pickaxe so that you can hurt enemy . Afterwards buy Randuin's Omen if your still hurt to much and being pushed . Otherwise get your Guinsoo's Rageblade done with , followed by the Malady and then Zeal.
LATE GAME

By late game I mean almost winning it.

Buy The Bloodthirster first so that you can stay in battle , or help slay Baron .
It is even sometimes good to buy your Vampiric Scepter after you bought Guinsoo's Rageblade to stay longer in battle , although I've found it to run out of space for items , but please do so if your making money quick . NEXT finish your Phantom Dancer , ending with Randuin's Omen when the enemy team realize they have to focus you .


Guide Top

Passive

Remember that your Passive Living Vengeancelet you gain 20 % Attack Speed on minion kills for 3 seconds , and on Champion kills you receive 40 % Attack Speed for 6 seconds .

THEREFOR , get this buffs to take down enemies and turrets , for example , kill a minion before attacking turrets and enemies !!


Guide Top

Skill Sequence

POKE POKE POKE , the secret to Varus.



Basic stuff , POKE the enemy at first with basic attacks , then use your abilities regarding on situation :

One on one

, POKE 3 times and Stun with Chain of Corruption . POKE 3 times and slow with Hail of Arrows . POKE ( if still not dead ) and finish off with Piercing Arrow .

Team Fights

. In team fights be sure your not in the front . Using Chain of Corruption you immobilize an enemy for 2 seconds and dealing damage , then the Chain spreads to another nearby uninfected enemy dealing the same damage and immobilizing for 2 seconds . So , in team fights make sure to POKE as much enemies at a time with Basic Attacks , and follow the same procedure than in a Solo Fight .

Remember to use Surge to increase your Attack Speed ,

BUT DON'T waste it

, max Attack Speed is 2.500 and with your passive and Guinsoo's Rageblade buff you would not need any more Attack Speed .


Guide Top

Summary

IMPORTANT!!



This is not a playing guide for newbies , but rather a guide owning with Varus . You'll need to learn to use his skill's , especially Piercing Arrow .

Have fun and always support your team , in game play and communication .




____________________________________________________________________________________

I'd like to apologize for an incomplete build ... as I am working on this guide I still have to test out the changes I think is necessary , and english is not my first language ( it is AFRIKAANS ) .

PLEASE COMMENT ON HELPFUL TIPS , STRATEGIES AND GUIDE CREATING TIPS .


Guide Top

Those who helped me with this build.

Isthatok - GO CHECK OUT HIS PROFILE