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Varus Build Guide by Requiem Waltz

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Requiem Waltz

Ultimate Varus Guide

Requiem Waltz Last updated on June 21, 2016
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Bot Lane

[VS]

Mid Lane

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
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

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 18

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0


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About Me and My Guide

Hi. I'm Requiem Waltz. I am not a high tier player and I have never made a guide before. So why should you listen to me? Well I love Varus! he is one of my favorite champions in the game and thus I have played a lot of games on him. I recommended him to a friend recently and he complained because there are ZERO up-to-date guides on Varus and most of the Guides that there even are aren't very competitive. When I started playing Varus I had to do a lot of Research to find out what was good and with the New Varus skin coming out I think a lot of new people will be picking up this champ. Because of all this I decided I would make a helpful resource to anyone looking to play Varus.

*Publish Early to ensure its out before the skin release. Will be adding more substance to this Guide, more than just the basic builds, in the future*

Thanks for checking me out. Feedback is appreciated.


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When to Pick Which Mid Lane Build

In Champ Select I always pick Varus whenever I am Mid, but I dont decide which build I am going until I see the enemy team. If the enemy team is mostly squishy carry champs, I go the AD Caster route. Most of them wont be building Armor and your poke will hit like a truck. If the enemy team is really tanky (I.e. Tank top and Jungle and a off-tank support), then I go for the AP-On-Hit Build. Varus' W deals Percent max health Damage which makes it hard for tanks to stack health to fight. Also the Percentage scale with AP. Every 50 AP gives you an additional 1% damage. Late game each stack of W will be deal upwards of 15% max health damage!


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Pros / Cons

Pros

  • Great Poke
  • Decent Wave clear
  • Strong Trading
  • Hard to itemize against
  • Great Engage/Disengage
  • Grievous Wounds built into kit
  • AOE slow

Cons
  • Very Squishy
  • Zero Mobility
  • Only Self-Peel is ULT
  • Skill Shot Reliant


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Possible Summoner Spells

The Nice Thing about Varus is there are a lot of different summoners you can take. Mainly You want Heal but Cleanse is nice and with the reduced cool down on Barrier its a nice alternative.

Bot Lane/Standard: Flash + Heal
Mid Lane -
> Against Burst Champion: Flash + Barrier
> Against CC heavy Teams/CC your really need to stop: Flash + Cleanse