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[8.3] Varus guide by misterfirstblood

misterfirstblood Last updated on February 20, 2018
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Cheat Sheet

Varus on hit build guide

Varus Build

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
Bonus:

+18% Attack Speed

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ADC Role
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ADC Role
Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

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

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Introduction

Hello guys, I'm MisterFirstBlood from EUW and today I'm gonna show you how to play Varus in Season 8.


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Pro's and con's

Pro's and con's
+ A lot of CC.
+ Mixed damage.
+ High range abilities.
+ Melt tanks.
+ Reduce Healing effects of enemies.

- No Mobility. Easy to gank.
- Weak early game.


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Spells

Passive : Living Vengeance


Innate: Varus gains 40% (+ 50% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 seconds upon an enemy champion takedown, reduced to 20% (+ 25% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed on minion or monster kills.

Q: Piercing Arrow
TARGET RANGE: 925 - 1625 (based on channel time) SPEED: 1850 COST: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 mana COOLDOWN: 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12

First Cast: Varus channels for up to 4 seconds, increasing Piercing Arrow's range and damage over the next 2 seconds. Varus can still move while channeling but is pacified and slowed by 20%.
Piercing Arrow is automatically canceled when the channel ends, refunding half of its mana cost.

Second Cast: Varus fires in the target direction, dealing physical damage to all enemies in the arrow's path, increased by 0% - 50% (based on channel time). The total damage is reduced to 100% - 33% (based on enemy hit) damage.
Minimum Physical Damage:
»
10 / 46.7 / 83.3 / 120 / 156.7 (+ 100% AD)
Maximum Physical Damage:
»
15 / 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 (+ 150% AD)

Detonating Blight stacks on an enemy champion reduces Piercing Arrow's cooldown by 4 seconds.

W: Blighted Quiver


Passive: Varus's basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and apply Blight for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
Bonus Magic Damage:
10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 (+ 25% AP)
Varus's other abilities consume Blight on enemies upon damaging them, dealing them magic damage for each stack, capped at 360 against monsters.
Magic Damage per Stack:
»
2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health

E: Hail of Arrows
TARGET RANGE: 925 COST: 80 mana COOLDOWN: 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10

Active: Varus fires a hail of arrows that deals physical damage on impact to all enemies in the target area.
Physical Damage:
70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+ 60% bonus AD)
The area desecrates the ground for 4 seconds, slowing all enemies standing in it and applying Grievous Wounds.
Slow:
25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%

R: Chain of Corruption
TARGET RANGE: 1075 COLLISION RADIUS: 60 EFFECT RADIUS: 550 TETHER RADIUS: 600 SPEED: 1850 COST: 100 mana COOLDOWN: 110 / 90 / 70

Active: Varus flings out a tendril of corruption that infects the first enemy champion hit, dealing magic damage, rooting them for 2 seconds and applying 3 stacks of Blight over 1.5 seconds.
Magic Damage:
100 / 175 / 250 (+ 100% AP)
On impact, the tendril seeks out nearby enemy champions and forms a tether to them. If the tether isn't broken within 2 seconds, they are rooted, and applied the same effects as the initial target. Tendrils will continue to spread until there are no champions in range that have not already been affected.


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Items

I highly recommend a on-hit effect build which contains Runaans Hurricane, Guinsos Rageblade and blade of the ruined king.

If you're against a lot of AP champs you should add wits end otherwise rush Rageblade. If your laning phase is over yet and you are teamfighting a lot get runaans now, otherwise get blade of the ruined king.

With these 3 items + Boots you can easily kill tanks and you scale pretty well into lategame.

Finish up your build with something like hexdrinker/frozen mallet last whisper or guardian angel.


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Runes

Because Varus W has a 3 auto attack mechanic he synergies pretty well with press the attack.
Your itembuild will contain lifesteal so take overheal alacrity and coupe de grace.
In second tree I recommend you to go in the domination tree to take taste the blood and eyeball collection. There is not much you can change.


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Tips

- Use E at the begin of a trade to deny healings in Fights. Do 3 Auto attacks and just shoot Q instantly to remove the Blight marks and continue attacking.
- R is easier to hit if your enemies get slowed from your E before.
- Many people underrate the range of your ult. You can catch a lot of people with it but take care your team has a follow up for it.
- It's not generally wrong to attack what is in range instead of carries. You will melt tanks very fast with this item build so it's maybe better to kill the tank first then go out of position trying to kill a carry and die.
- Every of your abilities will trigger the Blight marks from your W passive. So if you didn't hit your E for example you still can use Q or R to deal the damage when needed.
- Red buff is very strong with on hit builds
- Dont channel Q among a fight. You will deal way more damage by attacking your enemies constantly.


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Summary

Lategame varus is extremely strong against tanky team comps but he's also very vulnerable to ganks what can be very frustrating. It's a very varied and funny pick which still has a chance to success. Try it out and tell me your experiences with it. :)


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Thank you!

Thanks for paying attention to my guide. My English is not the best so if you find mistakes feel free to correct me.
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misterfirstblood