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Varus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Varus The Arrow of Retribution

Find the best Varus build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Varus build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Varus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus: A Quick and Simple Guide

Build by crazyDHarrison updated March 19, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus The Destoryer

Build by SenpaiCl0ud updated March 11, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

DB ShuShei's AP Varus

Build by Ibcsi updated March 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus the black knait

Build by BaNNeR updated January 18, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

VARUS - [AP/AD] FULL ATTACK/ SPEED AND DAMAGE

Build by Bulanii updated January 15, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

OP VARUS FTW

Build by Jim2156 updated January 8, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Sun God Varus (Season 3)

Build by Asokaa updated December 15, 2012
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus the archer of vengance

Build by Gab145 updated December 14, 2012
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus - i Got Critical Speed (Updated!)

Build by Bu11chief updated December 13, 2012
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Play Varus like never before! Try it and leave a comment wha

Build by Vebuen123 updated October 3, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus (SEASON 3) - Arrow of Death

Build by NiikoBobii updated December 26, 2012
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

varus Q OP TEAMFIGHT DO AL THE DAMAGE OF YOUR TEAM

Build by BlauweBelg updated November 18, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Not Best but GOLD!

Build by lionkor66 updated November 17, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

(-X-)VARUS ADC BOT LANE(-X-)

Build by OCP_GG updated November 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

varus mid lane end bot lane adc

Build by abuti3545 updated November 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Pra VC

Build by Guest updated November 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Core Build Varus

Build by Bennymanjelly updated November 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Best Build NA (Snipe Them Out!)

Build by Blazelgo updated November 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus MI:D Hybrid

Build by imonmyp3riod updated October 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

AP Varus

Build by Guest updated October 21, 2013
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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 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 13.1. 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 12.22: 172056 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 15736 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 72%

Win Rate 61 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2094 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 11870 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 27109 Games

Flash Heal

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 7362 Games

Cleanse Flash

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! 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.

Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 29271 Games

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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 18956 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 1155 Games

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Varus's Ability Order

Varus's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate 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.
Patch 13.1: 610607 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 14056 Games

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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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 6809 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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3015 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 10875 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 10914 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 7128 Games

Flash Barrier

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 31375 Games

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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Starter Items 43%

Win Rate 4569 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2739 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 17726 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 25895 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2542 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Varus Counters

Learn Varus' 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
When Varus kills an enemy, he gains 10 / 15 / 20% (+20% bonus attack speed) attack speed (depending on level) for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (at levels 1 / 6 / 11 / 16) seconds. Champion takedowns grant 40% (+40% bonus attack speed) instead.
Q
Varus's Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow Varus's Q Ability
Self
65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
Begin Charging: Varus draws back his next shot, Slowing himself by 20%. After 4 seconds, if not fired, Varus will cancel the Ability and refund 50% of its Mana cost.

Release: Varus releases the arrow, dealing totaldamagemintooltip } physical damage, reduced by 0% − 67% per enemy hit (minimum 10/46.67/83.33/120/156.67 (+ 83.33/86.67/90/93.33/96.67% AD)). Damage and Blight detonation effects are increased by up to 0% − 50% based on charge time (maximum 15/70/125/180/235 (+ 125/130/135/140/145% AD)).
W
Varus's Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver Varus's W Ability
Self
0
40
Passive: Varus' attacks deal an additional 7 / 12 / 17 / 22 / 27 (+30% of ability power) magic damage and apply a Blight stack for 6 seconds (max 3 stacks). Varus' other abilities detonate Blight stacks dealing 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+2.5% per 100 ability power) of target's max health as magic damage per stack. Detonating Blight on champions and epic monsters also reduces his basic abilities' cooldowns by 12% of their maximum per stack.

Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow deals an additional 6−14% missing health as magic damage (depending on level), increased up to 80% missing health damage depending on charge time.
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 (+0.9 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' Movement Speed by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for 0.25 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, rooting the first champion hit for 2 seconds and dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+100% of ability power) magic damage. Rooted enemies gain max blight stacks over the duration. The corruption spreads from its target to uninfected enemy champions. If it reaches them, they take the same damage and root.

Questions About Varus

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my build sais made by guest

i did my on hit build for varus, but it says "made by guest" but i did it like 15 minutes ago. how can i fix it? https://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/varus-mixed-on-hit-606527 here is the link

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Have we been playing adc wrong?

I've not really tested this, but I was just thinking about it. Wouldn't lethality out damage crit+as on certain adc's, if not all? If you pair it with lethal tempo or hail of blades, that is.

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Who do you want a champion build on?

Which of the champion's in the tags would you like to see a build for.

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Hello everyone I want to main Varus

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

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Champions for climbing

I was wondering what are the best champions for climbing in low-mid ELO? I usually like to play adc or mid or even sometimes jg, but I always get bad team players and I always end up with a positive score. I get a 2 win streak then I instantly...

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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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RUNES REFORGED!!!

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

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Should I get Jhin or Varus

Okay, I've been stuck on which one to pick becuase in my opinion, they're both good.

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Varus ADC?

Is a varus good choice for adc or just stick in mid with him? And which is better ad or ap varus?

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Varus right now ?

How good is he now ? Build for em ? Stupid question: Can he go top somehow ? :/

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How decent is adc varus

How good is botlane adc varus. You'd obviously still go tear but maybe swap out bt/maw for ie. Whenever I play midlane varus i get kinda rekt by leblanc and stuff. Plus I find botlane varus more fun to play. Is it decent for ranked

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Varus vs Jayce; Which is better?

Hello Mobafire. So lately I only play 2 mid lanerrs, obviously the ones in the title. I suck at mages so why bother, right? Stick to my strengths which is AD champs. My question stems from the feeling that they both preform very similar roles and...

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Varus Bottom Build

Why do people build varus differently mid vs bot? Tbh, I love to build manamune on varus bot.

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5.5 Kassadin and Varus viable?

So kassadin looks pretty beautiful and varus is getting a nice buff to his q. for a while i couldn't play my kass because he was just bad...is he good now though? i haven't played on the pbe (still waiting :/) but to anyone who has is he any good...

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which adc to buy

im thinking about switching main roles from top to adc. which adc should i buy first?

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