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League of Legends Build Guide Author Shevarash38

Varus - Face Oblivion

Shevarash38 Last updated on January 18, 2016
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Threats to Varus with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Sona Sona does not stand a chance against Varus burst damage, especially when he stacks 3 Bligts on her.
Soraka Soraka can easily get killed with or without her heals.
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Pros / Cons

Varus is a strong lane opponent and very good team fighter. His poke is insane when he's fed, and his ult is massive crowd control when the enemy stacks up. He works well in most team comps but has problems with getting initiated on since he has no escapes.

- Long ranged immense poke damage;
- High CC;
- Normal attack inflicts lots of damage;
- Can kill tanks pretty quickly due to his Blighted Quiver;

- There is no escape besides the Flash;
- Squishy and can easily get killed if caught out of lane or without backup;

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Early Game

You basically want to last hit and hit people with Piercing Arrow as much as possible. Force them into a bad spot and get the free Piercing Arrow off.
Once you hit 6 you can probably just use Chain of Corruption onto them and kill them if it lands. The only counter play they can have is cleansing and getting out. Try to make sure that when you're aiming your Piercing Arrow in the first few levels that you hit creeps as well as the enemy champion so that in the case that they dodge it you still push the lane.

A trick I used for a while was getting a ward up on the enemy buffs and then sitting in the dragon/baron pits to snipe out their buff as they're doing it. All junglers never smited unless they didn't receive a leash from their teammates, resulting in a easy buff steal level one! It's a lot harder to do now though since they all smite the buff now. The only way it'll work is if they mis-calculate it or if they smite early. Start charging the arrow at around 750 life on the buff and then shoot about 50 above smiting range. If they mess up you'll get it. If they don't oh well, you tried!

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Mid Game

Push waves with Piercing Arrow and target squishies with it. Keep hitting the same target and they'll have to back for free objective control or a free teamfight win.

You should have The Bloodthirster and Last Whisper at this point while building up to your Infinity Edge.
Be careful around the enemy carries and jungler since you don't have an escape. Make sure to go to lanes where you can either farm easily and not die or beat the opponent 1v1. Push on them hard with Piercing Arrow and take their turret.

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Late Game

You'll have your full build by this time or really close to it. Once you have reached the Phantom Dancer/Statikk Shiv you'll do insane damage to everybody. Poke down squishies!!!!!!! Stick with your team and group for objectives. You aren't good at split pushing so make sure you're almost never alone.

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Team Work

Try to shoot your Piercing Arrow as much as you can before hand. Never ult a single target unless you're going to die to them. Always try to make the most out of your ult by ulting the enemy that you want to CC now, while the rest of the enemies are very close around him. Make sure even in the fight that you target the enemy carries with your Piercing Arrow since it'll do the most damage to them and probably hit the people on you anyways.

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Varus can easily farm creeps later on in game, once he manages to gather is AD gear. His passive skill Blighted Quiver can assist him in making the final blow to many creep.