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Varus Build Guide by Xazak

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Xazak

Varus - Kill them with ratios!

Xazak Last updated on February 7, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

This guide will show my build as AP-AS Varus.

Varus has the ability to absolutely DESTROY the whole enemy team with his amazing burst and abilities.

This is my very first guide! so please bear with me.


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Pros / Cons

Pros


  • Very strong late game
  • Amazing burst
  • Very good AP ratios!
  • Ult can immobilize whole enemy team
  • Fun to play
  • Not mana hungry

Cons



  • Hard early game
  • SQUISHY!!!11!11!
  • No real escape
  • Very very very vulnerable to CC
  • Targeted often during team fights
  • Very easy to gank in laning phases.


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Runes/Masteries/Skills

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration
3
  • For our Marks we wll use magic penetration. This lets us pierce through even more MR.
  • For our Seals we use armor. Armor is to make up for Varus being so SQUISHY!!!11!11!
  • For our Glyphs We get cooldown per level. This allows Varus to have an even better late game.
  • For our Quints We will use magic penetration. This lets us pierce through even more MR.
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Masteries
4/5
4/5
3/1
1/1
3/1
1/1
4/
1/
4/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
Just a standard 21/9/0. 21 in offence to power up Varus attacks and abilities! 9 In defence just because he is so SQUISHY!!!!!11!!11!OP OP OP OP OP OP OP OP
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Ability Sequence
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  • First max out Blighted Quiver for more damage in auto attacks, and more blight damage. This skill is what makes AP Varus viable.
  • Next max out Hail of Arrows. this skill is Varus main way of breaking the blight stacks. its easy to aim, and AOE. Also causes slow and reduced healing.
  • Last max Piercing Arrow. This skill is used to blow up stacks of blight after we use hail of arrows. This skill has very long range and can be used to poke people from far distances.
  • Level up Chain of Corruption whenever it is available. This skill has an insane 1:1 AP to damage ratio, and can be used to hit EVERY single enemy if used right. This has a 2 second immobilization which allows Varus and his teammates to pound on their enemies until Varus gets his penta.


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Summoner Spells

Preferred Spells

 

Flash is a great summoner spell to use on Varus. It gives him an escape skill (which he URGENTLY needs). Flash is usually a good, all around spell. allows initiations, escapes, and successful ganks.
 


Ignite is mainly used to secure kills, or cut HP healing in half (which he has in Hail of Arrows).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Options




Great spell on Varus. Good when chasing or escaping. Use when not usuing Flash. It can save lives.

 
 

Very useful spell aswell. This spell is usually taken by squishy heros who cant take CC or they will die. like Varus


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Items


Boots


These boots are taken early to help harass and pierce magic resistance. Can be switched later for Mercury's Treads.

Take these boots if your enemies have CC. Also take if the enemy team has loads of AP.
 
 
 

I personally find that malady helps a lot in early game. It helps harassing, picking up CS, and removing the enemies magic resistance. the attack speed also goes well with varus.
 

Get this item after Sorcerer's Shoes or Malady. Decreases cooldowns, and increases attackspeed. Very good after Malady
 

AP is very important. getting a Rabadon's Deathcap will increase the damage the Varus deals very well. this item is VERY necessary.
 

After getting Rabadon's Deathcap build your Stinger into a Nashor's Tooth for more attack speed and cooldowns.
 

Buy this after the Nashor's Tooth for more magic piercing and AP, to maximize your damage.
 

Finish the build with this item. Provides insane attack speed and AoE damage. this item gives you easy penta kills. GG


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Ranked Play

COMMING SOON. Maybe. if this build gets more popular.


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Summary

Varus is an amazing champion with many insane abilities.

I hope i can see more AP Varus in the future.

Please leave tips and suggestions to improve my build.