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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 S14 Patch 14.7. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Varus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Varus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Builds
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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
7.5
6
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1
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

VARUS ONE SHOT- LETHALITY / ARM PEN [10.23]

Build by Rasteno updated November 22, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus s11

Build by Reyni updated November 13, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Impressive Varus Guide

Build by CarrymyLANEASD updated November 15, 2020
Season 10 Guides
10
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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
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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
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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
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Atack Speed

Build by GamerBaixaINV updated October 9, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

adc

Build by petkos12 updated October 3, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Support Varus Virus

Build by Epico_Gamer updated September 8, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

varus the hybrid demon

Build by detective varus updated August 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Deliver them to their end! Conqueror Varus

Build by Dark Alchemist updated July 21, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus ADC build for lazy ppl late game destruction

Build by terreurkiller updated July 18, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[10.13] Varus AD/AP/Lethality build

Build by SnusHansson updated July 16, 2020
7
18
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9
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

One Shot By Corona Varus Guide - 66 % winrate, Reached TOP 1

Build by rg_gamedev updated June 30, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Guide

Build by Seventyz updated July 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Mega Poke MID

Build by KromGa13 updated June 29, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Hybrid Varus Support

Build by Legendary Spens updated June 24, 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 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 14.7. 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!

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Patch 14.7: 69,157 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 40% Pickrate

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Precision
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 22% Pickrate

Domination
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Sorcery
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Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 33% Pickrate

Flash Heal

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Cleanse Flash

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 92% Pickrate

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Varus's Core Items

Varus's Best Core Items 51%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

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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 / 13 / 19 / 25 / 31 (+35% 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% (+1.5% 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 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% 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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