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League of Legends Build Guide Author berhawm

Varus - Guilty will know Agony ( **UPDATED** )

berhawm Last updated on June 12, 2012
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Destruction varus AD


Offtank varus

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hey im Irbton i play in Eu server feel free to add me . I love archers so i bought
Varus from the first day he came
I like that amazing guy i also bought a skin for him So in this guide you gonna learn how to build him and play him right ...

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Varus Lore <3

For his incomparable skill with the bow and his unquestioned sense of honor, Varus was chosen to be the warden of a sacred Ionian temple. The temple was built to contain an ancient pit of corruption so vile that Ionian Elders feared it could envelop the island in darkness. Varus prided himself on his position, as only the most exceptional Ionian warriors were selected for the role. He lived with his family in a nearby village and led a quiet life of disciplined routine until the day the forces of Noxus invaded Ionia. Their shock troops left nothing but death and desolation in their wake, and the temple lay in their path. Varus was forced to make a decision. He was bound by honor to stay and defend the temple, but without him the village's few inhabitants could offer little resistance against the oncoming war machine. Gravely, he chose to fulfill his duty as a warden. The corruption could not be allowed to escape.

His arrows sundered the troops who tried to wrest the temple from him that day. However, when he returned to his village, he found that it had been reduced to a smoldering graveyard. Remorse at the sight of his slain family gave way to overwhelming regret and then to seething hatred. He swore to slaughter every Noxian invader, but first he needed to become stronger. He turned to that which he had sacrificed everything to protect. The pit of corruption would consume him wholly, as a flame devours a wick, but its abominable power would burn within him until he was lost. This was a path from which there could be no return. With grim resolve, he condemned himself to the black flames, feeling malevolent energy bond to his skin... and with it, the promise of ruin. He left, seeking the blood of all Noxians involved with the invasion, a grisly task that eventually led him to the invasion's most infamous perpetrators in the League of Legends.

"The life of an arrow is fleeting, built of nothing but direction and intent."
- Varus, The Arrow of Retribution

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Skill Sequence

skill sequence :

piercing arrow
A good skill at harrasing enemys Deals between 400-500 at level 11 if built good !!

blighted quiver :
a skill that you max second that lets you deal more damage with your skill with a high percentage of your enemy target health !!

hail of arrows :

a skill that used to slow enemys and reduce healing effects
slows by 50% but deals a little damage because u max it last

50% reduce healing is really effective on

life steal skill so if he takes 80 Hp per second he will take 40 which allows you to kill him faster without getting slained ...

and Ultimate that gives 50%\75%\100 life steal
and another champions with high life steal

Chain of corruption :

varus ultimate i know it deals a little damage but its really effective to get a kill or escape from getting slained

its effective on AD carry melee champions like

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Skill usage and info

alot of people do mistake while playing varus playing him in wrong style of skills


Living vengeance will give you 20% attack speed if you kill a minion or monster, and 40% attack speed if you kill a champion.
Minion kill:3 seconds
champion kill:6 seconds

Piercing arrow
First cast: Varus starts channeling, increasing his range, and preparing his next shot that deals minimum:10/43/77/110/143(+1.0 per attack damage) damage, and maximum:15/65/115/165/215(+1.6 per attack damage).The damage reduces as more and more targets it hit, so when shooting, you will whant the maximum damage,so try not to hit minions so much.
Mana cost:75/80/85/90/95


Blighted quiver will give you bonus on-hit damage:10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 magic damage.
Passive:Each Varuses attacks apply blight on the target,stacks 3 times.Deals 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5% targets hp per stack.


Hail of arrows will shut down any support( Soraka, Sona),heal champion( Dr. Mundo,Vladimir or even Hecarim), and life steal champions(pretty much any AD carry).If you are fighting against Varus head to head,hit him with it, he will probably shoot you too with it, but you should move out of it before trying to shoot,it is risky,but it has made me kill a Varus, with 300-450 hp left.
damage:65 / 105 / 145 / 185 / 225
cooldown:18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 seconds
Mana cost is 80 at all times
Slow: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%

Chain of corruption is one of the best CC effects in game.Cool look,long shackle,and a shackle spread.The immobilization spreads after the first target hit to nearby targets, it spreads slowly.
damage:150 / 250 / 350
mana cost:120
cooldown:120 / 105 / 90

i prefer maxing the Q skill in varus when enemy's escape i can use it to kill them behind their towers i deals like quarter of his health
dont spam it alot or ur mana will finish

Some other people max first or second and Q last but i dont like it to much because they can escape easily ....

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All to do is last hit minions to farm and get your Core build


The blood thirister

His Q allows him to kill a wave of minions if was less than 50% hp !!

which gives 150 gold or something like that

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greater mark of desolation
greater mark of desolation :
a good rune to get you armor pen. which varus needs alot !! get 9 from them each costs 410 ip each

greater seal of alacrity: gives you AS that make you hit even faster !!
costs 410 ip also

: also like
gives you AS

: also gives you AS
varus needs alot of AS costs 1025

A little AD will do well on varus cost 1025

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Pros / Cons

Pros :
-Good harraser with Q
-high range skill and AA
-ultimate hits nearby champions to the target
-pretty cool and looks like ashe father ......
- his passive gives you way more AS and allows you to score penta faster and easier

-Squishy (glass Cannon)
-mana thirsty at early game
-2 aiming skills hard to master
-only 1 skin :(
- have no skill to escape between walls
like Ezreal E skill

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Summoner Spells

Flash: one of my favorite summoner spell always use it to escape from a gank or getting in a range for a kill or escaping from walls because he dont have like Ezreal E skill

Ignite: an amazing summoner spell so if an enemy escaped with low health you could cast it to deal DPS to him and also reduce his healing effect by 50% just like varus E skill

another good summoner spells :
ghost allows you to get high movement speed for 10 seconds but some times use less that u cant escape between the walls

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Early game

start with your and a hp pot and head to the mid lane

start last hitting minions to farm and buy your core build

Also dont forget to buy sight wards to put in bushes to escape from a gank if your team forgot to say ss or Vision ward if there was an enemy champ

harras with your Q skill
if you felt like you used the arrow in wrong time dont use it let the time finish so you could get half of the mana back with no CD

also throw you E skill and flash away if u was about to die

Lvl 7-11

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Mid game

When varus is 11 he is Incredibly Dangerous If feeded well

at level 11 team fights may start let your team tanker enter the fight first focus AD carry champs and use you ultimate because it will hit all and will root them in the ground

at mid game also say to 1 or 2 from your team to kill the dragon together to gain extra 150 gold and Exp

lvl 12-15

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Late game

When you have your ultimate level 3 and you are level 16 in late game alot of team fights happen
just try to do what i told you in Mid game chapter
and tell your team to kill baron which gives you 40+ AD 40+ Ap and a high mana and HP regen.

lvl 15-18

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Pictures\Videos section (hall of fame)

this is a Pictures\Videos section to post your videos and pictures here !!

i still have no videos or pic
but if you have 1 just post the link in the comments section and i will post it here!!
and write your name

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good bye <3

here i explained every thing i want to say about varus in this build i would like to tell you Vote if you like it
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