During short range fights it's sometimes best to fire Piercing Arrow quickly, rather than charging it to full power.
Try to take advantage of Piercing Arrow's very long range to snipe at enemy champions before a fight or as they're trying to flee.
An early point in Blighted Quiver helps harass enemy champions and get killing blows on minions.
Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.
Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.
Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.
The Varus Alistar synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Alistar, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Varus sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Alistar. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Alistar helps Varus perform poorer in ranked LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.
When Varus is paired with Alistar, he gets a little decrease in his total damage output. This change may demonstrate that Alistar doesn't help cover for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Varus is played with Alistar on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Alistar.
Moreover, when Varus plays with Alistar on the same side, he usually takes a little less damage than when he plays alone. Taking not as much damage could mean that Alistar does a decent job of covering Varus during team fights.
There is no ideal champion pairing for Varus that will always be his top ally. Yet, overall, Alistar is a superb ally for Varus. By being on the same side as Varus, he improves their win rate by 4.2% to 53.2%. This signals that there is a strong bond between Varus and Alistar that results in them performing better together than without each other.
Alistar has a much greater difficulty compared to Varus. That means Varus players should be very careful when arranging Alistar allies to fight alongside, as they will have to have a much greater level of skill to play well with you.
Fighting on the same side, Varus players will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to destroy wih physical damage. Together, these two should be able to take down targets with auto-attacks and other AD damage abilities.
In contrast, by bringing Varus and Alistar together, you will not be providing your other allies very much magical damage output. Plan to include other champions on your team that offsets this hole in their capabilities.
Regardless of the skill of your Alistar ally, you should focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well, regardless.
To truly master Varus to work well with Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League rounds, you should continue reading to pick up additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly.
The most important finished items to include in your Varus and Alistar synergy build consist of Guinsoo's Rageblade, Blade of The Ruined King, and Kraken Slayer. When Varus used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when paired up with Alistar than with most other common item sets. In fact, Varus boasted an average winrate of 53.2% helping carry Alistar with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest probability of annihilating your oponents, you should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for this team composition, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.2% win rate overall.
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