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LoL Champion Build Guides: Varus

Varus The Arrow of Retribution

Find the best Varus build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.20. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Varus build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Varus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated June 24, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus one-trick guide

Build by Guest updated June 6, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Am I a Demon Archer...??

Build by Generalque updated May 23, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

PTA Varus - The Killing Arrow

Build by 22Drift updated May 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

My personal Varus guide

Build by Willee14 updated May 14, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Szparus

Build by Guest updated March 14, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[SEASON 11] VARUS KILL ALL [EN/PT]

Build by IvD Walker updated March 9, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.20 & Patch 11.19
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Cannabis

Build by The Trotter updated January 28, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

"Guilty with no Agony"

Build by Shouryuu Reppa updated January 13, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Lethality

Build by MrAinslay updated January 4, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus S11

Build by Katarevolution updated January 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

试作型穿甲维鲁斯

Build by why not fanbu updated December 3, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[S11] The Darkin Bow (Bottom)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated November 28, 2020
Season 10 Guides
10
359
Votes
39
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[10.21] 🏹 Mid Lethality Poke Build 🏹

Guide by LuxVikAsol updated October 23, 2020
8.3
7
Votes
0
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

(10.21: Livestream) DIAMOND Varus ADC, BOTH BUILDS!

Guide by MrMad2000 updated October 16, 2020
  • In-depth
7.5
20
Votes
6
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[10.21] They will know regret | Varus Guide (Ap & Adc)

Guide by ClutchSkit updated October 18, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Season 10, Patch 10.5

Guide by xf3NNI3 updated March 7, 2020
Season 10 Builds
9.3
20
Votes
1
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[10.2] Lethality Varus vs Attack Speed Varus

Build by YT Solo Carry updated January 30, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Poke varus

Build by Guest updated April 7, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Mafia Varus

Build by Guest updated April 5, 2020
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Varus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Varus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Varus, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Varus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.20. However, if you are a new Varus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Varus!

Patch 11.20: 389979 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Top Items

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 1251 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 73 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 74 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
More Varus Runes

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 5576 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 666 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 74 Games

Flash Barrier

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 119 Games

Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3400 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 3091 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 207 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Varus's Ability Order

Varus's Best Ability Order 33%

Win Rate 3 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Top Varus Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Varus Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.20: 389982 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Top Items

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 55 Games

  • 1
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Varus Runes

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 239 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 92 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 58 Games

Exhaust Flash

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 85 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 301 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 318 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Varus's Ability Order

Varus's Best Ability Order 43%

Win Rate 7 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Top Varus Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Varus Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Varus Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Varus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Varus ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Varus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Varus Skins

Varus' Abilities

Varus's Living Vengeance
Living Vengeance Varus's Passive Varus's Passive
Self
Varus's Passive
Varus's Passive
On champion kill or assist, Varus gains 40% (+30% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.
On minion or monster kill, Varus gains 10 / 15 / 20% (+15% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 seconds (at levels 1 / 7 / 13).
Q
Varus's Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow Varus's Q Ability
Self
65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
Varus charges for up to 4 seconds to gradually increase Piercing Arrow's range and damage while being slowed by 20%. Piercing Arrow can be recast at any time within its duration.

If the charge completes without reactivation, Piercing Arrow is canceled, refunding 50% of its mana cost.

ACTIVE: Varus fires a piercing arrow in the target direction, dealing physical damage to all enemies struck. The arrow's damage and any Blight stacks detonated are increased by 0−50% (depending on channel time), arrow damage is reduced by 0−67% (depending on enemies hit).
W
Varus's Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver Varus's W Ability
Self
0
40
Varus' basic attacks deal 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 (+25% of ability power) bonus magic damage and apply a stack of Blight for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times, refreshing on subsequent attacks.

Varus' other abilities consume stacks of Blight on enemies upon damaging them to deal 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+2% per 100 ability power) of the target's maximum health bonus magic damage and, if they are a champion or epic monster, reduce his basic abilities' cooldowns by 12% of the maximum cooldown for each stack on the target, up to 36% per target. The bonus damage is capped at 360 against monsters.

ACTIVE: Varus' next Piercing Arrow deals 6−14% of the target's missing health bonus magic damage (depending on level), increased by 0−80% (depending on Piercing Arrow's channel time), for a maximum of 9/12/15/18/21% of the target's missing health (depending on level). This damage is capped at 360 against monsters. If Varus is not charging Piercing Arrow, Blighted Quiver may be recast after 1 second and will go on a 1 second cooldown if it isn't used within 5.5 seconds of its activation or immediately if Varus dies.

Blighted Quiver can be cast during the first 0.25 seconds of Piercing Arrow's charge. Blighted Quiver is placed on full cooldown even if the charge completes without reactivation or is interrupted.
E
Varus's Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows Varus's E Ability
925
80
18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Varus fires a hail of arrows that deal 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' Movement Speed by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for .25 seconds and reduces their healing and regeneration by 40%. The slow duration is refreshed if enemies stay within the zone.
R
Varus's Chain of Corruption
Chain of Corruption Varus's Ultimate (R) Ability
1075
100
100 / 80 / 60 / 60 / 60
Varus flings out a tendril of corruption in the target direction that infects the first enemy champion hit, dealing 150 / 200 / 250 (+100% of ability power) magic damage, revealing and rooting them for 2 seconds while inflicting them with full stacks of Blight over 1.5 seconds.

On impact, the tendril seeks out nearby enemy champions for 2 seconds, after which they are also infected. Tendrils will continue to spread until there are no champions in range that have not already been affected.

Chain of Corruption will attempt to spread even if the first target dies or becomes free of the root. The tendril seeks targets regardless of having sight of them or not.

Questions About Varus

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Have we been playing adc wrong?

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Hello everyone I want to main Varus , can anyone recomend me a good build and runes ?

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Varus Counters

Hello guys! I have a kinda important question : Is there any way to counter Varus's late game damage as a mage or marksman? If so, what is it?

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Any rune recommendations for ADCs for this new season? Thanks in advance!

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