Varus Build Guide by Keondre

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Keondre

Varus - Pain is a Gift! In-Depth Guide to Varus!!!

Keondre Last updated on May 13, 2012
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Varus

Health 2036
Health Regen 14.4
Mana 898
Mana Regen 15.5
Armor 137.7
Magic Resist 82.06
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 400
Gold Bonus 0
Attack Damage 471.3
Attack Speed 101.054
Crit Chance 65%S
Crit Damage 50%
Ability Power 0
Life Steal 22%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 35
Magic Penetration 0
Cooldown Reduction 0%

Recommended Runes

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

Guide Table of Contents
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Hey guys this is Keondre here with another guide. This is my 3rd guide here on MobaFire! My guide here is about Varus, The Arrow of Retribution. I chose to do a guide on him because he is a really interesting champion with a great skill set.

_____I have been playing Varus in the PBE Client and in regular games. I enjoy him a lot and I hope you enjoy him too! I hope you enjoy my guide as much as I enjoyed writing it. I hope to see some great comments.

_____ I have watched the Varus champion spotlight like 10 times. I played about 10 games with him on PBE Client. He is a pretty decent AD carry and fits well into most team compositions. I have written 2 other guides which are both above 75%. I am currently reading and studying other Varus guides here at MobaFire and SoloMid. I also have been watching other Varus players throughout my games. I play a lot of AD carries, and he is pretty similar to Ashe. I would like to think that I have a fairly decent amount of knowledge of the game and how to build champions.

_____ Welcome to Varus - Pain is a Gift!

Attack Power:

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Pros / Cons

Tenacious Pros

+ Long range
+ Nice CC
+ Strong skill-set
+ Team fight ultimate
+ Fun to play!
+ Uses a bow!
Insufficient Cons

- Squishy
- No escape skills
- Skill-Shot ultimate
- Fairly difficult to master
- Weird animations
- Shut down by CC

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I run 21/9/0. Explanations:

Summoner's Wrath - Since we are taking Exhaust we want their amour to be reduced by 10 when fighting them. 10 armour reduction isn't much? Umm.. yes it is.
Brute Force - Helps you last hit. Since we are starting with Boots of Speed and 3x Health Potions, the 3 AD is helpful. That is greater than 1 Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage. It's like taking 4 of those quints!
Alacrity - Helps you last hit. I take this because it also stacks with his passive, Living Vengeance so you can last hit multiple minions within a 6 second time frame. You are going to be last hitting so this helps you attack faster to hit those minions.
Weapon Expertise - 10% armour penetration. Makes you hit harder.
Deadliness - 0.5 attack damage per level masteries. You will be hitting pretty hard already, this just gives you a little kick.
Lethality - Since we are grabbing Infinity Edge early, we will be hitting really high. This provides 10% crit. strike damage. The passive from Infinity Edge boosts your critical strikes to hit 250% instead of 200%. You will be hitting 260% now with this mastery!
Vampirism - Life steal... Pretty self explanatory.
Sunder - 6 armour penetration. You will be hitting harder with this mastery.
Executioner - You will be hitting 6% more damage to enemies that are 40% health or below. Helps with 1v1 and last hitting.

Resistance - Taken for the magic resistance and to fill a slot.
Hardiness - Taken for the armour. Since you are going to be at bot against other AD carries, you are going to be taking quite a bit of damage from them. This reduces it by a bit.
Durability - This makes you a bit beefier. Since you are quite squishy this helps.
Veteran's Scars - This makes you beefier as well. Since you are squishy, this helps.