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So after I did extensive experimentation, it seems that varus can go either standard AP carry, or Hybrid Carry.

Blighted Quiver (W)

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(Passive): Varus' basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and apply Blight for 6 seconds (stacks 3 times).
Varus' other abilities detonate Blight, dealing magic damage equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health per stack. This damage is capped against monsters.

On-hit Damage: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 (+0.25 per ability power)
Blight Damage per Stack: 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5% (+0.01% per ability power)

Chain of Corruption (R)
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(Active): Varus flings out a tendril of corruption that deals magic damage and immobilizes the first enemy champion hit for 2 seconds.
The corruption then spreads towards nearby uninfected enemy champions, applying the same damage and immobilize if it reaches them. The corruption will continue to spread until there are no further unaffected targets in range.
Cost: 120 mana
Range: 1075

Cooldown: 120 / 105 / 90 seconds
Magic Damage: 150 / 250 / 350 (+1.0 per ability power)





Basically this makes his basic attacks also deal an additional magic damage which I think in my opinion makes hybrid varus a viable option for these reasons. The two Hybrid Items are Hextech Gunblade and Guinsoo's Rageblade. With Hextech Gunblade, His basic attacks will grant both Lifesteal and Spell Vamp. Guinsoo's Rageblade is the other Hybrid Item which also gives him a lot of attack speed. Coupled with his Main Passive and Trinity Force, He could potentially be the first Ranged Hybrid. With the attack speed from Guinsoo and Trinity Force, You'll be pretty much sustained in the lane for a long time with the your basic attacks healing you with both spell vamp and lifesteal from Hextech Gunblade. If you use an ability on an enemy with 3 stacks of blighted, then it will do more magic damage. Although the AP scaling on it is very low I could see it be tweaked a bit higher in the future. His ultimate also scales with AP 1:1.

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The best build that I've been using

Start with:
Doran's Blade

or

Boots, 3 Health Potions
Berzerker Grieves

Core Items:
Guinsoo Rageblade
Hextech Gunblade
Trinity Force

Late Game Items:
Phantom Dancer
Infinity Edge
Madred's Bloodrazor

Situational Items:
Maw of Malmortius
Banshe's Veil
Guardian Angel
Force of Nature


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I wouldn't get Trinity Force or Guinsoo's Rageblade.

TF works inversely to his kit, Guinsoo is kinda bad and difficult to stack up.

Have you tried The Black Cleaver?
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tehAsian wrote:

I wouldn't get Trinity Force or Guinsoo's Rageblade.

TF works inversely to his kit, Guinsoo is kinda bad and difficult to stack up.

Have you tried The Black Cleaver?


I wanted to experiment solely on the Hybrid potential on his kit. Black Cleaver isn't a hybrid item. I have tried him as standard AD, using Black Cleaver and all the other standard Core AD items
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i've been trying to tell everyone hybrid varus is viable but w/e.

i wouldnt get tf though. he has nowhere near the cds required to make tf procs good.
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What would you get in place of TF
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I thought you were trying to build AS/On-hit Varus last time I checked?

AP Varus would actually be pretty hilarious in my opinion. Shoot them 3 times and deal 16.5% of their max HP, then you do 800 damage ults. Not that it would be super viable, but oh well.

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Guinsoo's Rageblade
Hextech Gunblade
The Black Cleaver
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Situational Item

^ That build would probably work pretty well, you still have to focus mainly on AD, as he does primarily physical damage, and only deals magic damage with his W and R.

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You could also try out Wit's End, if you focus on an AS build, it is better than Maw of Malmortius.
Same counts for Malady or Nashor's Tooth, but I don't think they are that viable.
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I think it would be a pure waste to play him hybrid.. just play him AD stack some BT'S and snipe them to death


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