League of Legends Champion Varus Varus is in the b tier of champions

Varus

Marksman Mage
Varus is a marksman Role marksman
Difficulty Easy
Power Spike Early-Game
Living Vengeance ability p
Piercing Arrow ability q
Blighted Quiver ability w
Hail of Arrows ability e
Chain of Corruption ability r
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Varus Build

based on 36,929 matches
Win Rate
48.8 %
Pick Rate
4.9 %
Ban Rate
0.4 %

How We Come Up with Our Varus Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Varus build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Varus builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Varus core items and runes for any situation.

Varus Build Summary

Varus is a a not very good bottom lane champion in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Precision Sorcery. Including the specific runes shown below in your Varus build will help provide you with the additional stats to help him play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. You should focus on leveling up his q ability first.

Best Build for Varus

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
CullHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Vampiric ScepterNoonquiver

Core Varus Items

~22 Mins
RiftmakerVoid StaffZhonya's HourglassSorcerer's Shoes

Optional Items

Guardian AngelBloodthirsterRabadon's DeathcapInfinity Edge

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Varus to level up q
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Second ability for Varus to level up w
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Last skill for Varus to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Sorcery Manaflow BandGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Varus's passive ability p
Varus q ability q
Varus w ability w
Varus e ability e
Varus's ultimate ability r
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Varus Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Varus Players

Tips and Tricks

Piercing Arrow can be used to last hit minions and harass enemy champions, hold it down longer for more range and power.

Living Vengeance means you attack faster after killing something; last hit minions constantly to keep your attack speed up.

Practice Piercing Arrow until you're a pro. Charging it out of enemy vision (such as while coming back to lane or from the brush) can help you score a hit.

Additional Varus Build Insights

LoL Varus players may find him to be a confusing champion to build out properly. You will notice that his build varies when he is fighting either generic or homogenous team compositions, demonstrating you shouldn't select the same Varus build every game of League of Legends

The most essential items to use in your champion's build include: Riftmaker, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. Players who included these pieces in their gear had a significantly better win rate than players who went for other Varus builds. Likewise, if you are facing a varied enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting Varus the Precision, and Sorcery runes. In recent games, he won the largest fraction of his rounds when equipped with these runes.

We came up with our Varus build guidance by analyzing 36,929 recently ranked LoL games with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Varus builds that were built by ranked gamers enough times for us to advise them. With so many rounds in our data, we are confident in our suggested builds.