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League of Legends Build Guide Author DeathRezzer

Varus - The Insane Mid

DeathRezzer Last updated on May 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

3
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
8
10
12
13
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Varus, the Arrow of Retribution, has stormed into the League of Legends. Deft and deadly, this seething manifestation of vengeance whittles down enemies with long range shots before closing in for a killing blow. For his ultimate, Varus unleashes Chains of Corruption on his enemies, damaging and immobilizing the first target they strike before spreading to nearby opponents.


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Description and Role

Varus is an AD carry with a long attack range and a very strong kit. He has long range poke, magic damage steroids to his attack, percentage life damage, forms of CC, AoE damage, and a heal debuff. Varus is hard to play because of all of his skill shots, but if played correctly, he can be one of the strongest AD carries in the game.

Varus' role is to initiate teamfights and do lots of AoE damage. His ultimate is like an Ashe arrow, but it spreads to other enemy champions. He can then follow it up with lots of AoE physical damage and AoE slow\heal debuff. If played right, he can also out-harass most AD carries bottom lane.


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Pros / Cons

Pros

Strong early game
Attack speed\damage steroid
AoE CC spells
Long range poke\auto attack arnge

Cons

No escape
Squishy
No sustain
Mostly skill shots


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Skills

Living Vengeance

On kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed. This bonus is larger if the enemy is a champion.

This is easily one of the best passives in the game for an AD carry. An attack speed steroid is really strong for an AD carry, and if you can get it after last hitting a creep, it can be used with ease and for free. You can just last hit a minion and get some poke in. If they try to trade with you, you'll win because of your free steroid. It's easy to sustain the passive in a teamfight because you get it off of an assist\kill.

Piercing Arrow
First Cast: Varus starts drawing back his next shot, gradually increasing its range and damage.

Second Cast: Varus fires, dealing 10/43/77/110/143 (+) to 15/65/115/165/215 (+) physical damage, reduced by 15% per enemy hit (minimum 33%).

While preparing to shoot Varus' Movement Speed is slowed by 20%. After 4 seconds, Piercing Arrow fails but refunds half its mana cost.

Cost
70/75/80/85/90 Mana

Range
925

Cooldown
16/14/12/10/8 Seconds

This is a very strong poke ability. It does a ton of damage for a quick cooldown and a very long range. The thing I like about it is that it also does a lot of AoE damage. You charge it and then let it go, so you should probably be away from your target or chasing safely. You can't attack when casting Piercing Arrow, so be safe when using it. Try to get 3 auto attacks off to get your W stacks, then use a quick Piercing Arrow to pop the passive W.