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Varus, gotta stack em all (AP)

Uploader fola789
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Hey my name is fola789,a random no one you have never heard of who decided to make a Ap Varus guide,Ap Varus is an AP burst mage with the addition of some very strong sustained damage and exceptional nuking capabilities. I play him because of his insanely powerful and crazy melting potential and that i am also a big ddan of people wjo use bows but i dont like ashe. So, let's start off with \"Why would I play AP Varus?\" So there are actually few reasons for that: -He isn't as mana starved as other AP Carries (for example [imgsmall=champ/anivia.png]anivia, [imgsmall=champ/swain.png]swain and [imgsmall=champ/karthus.png]karthus -His lategame burst is just outstanding - i mean, 50% of one's HP and 1:1 ult scaling...? ;D Just add Deathfire Grasp to that. -He's really fun to play overall. -Both his autoattacks and spells are pretty strong thanks to blight. -Gamechanging ult and pretty big range on AA's and spells + a bit of utility from E. -Very strong passive~!

If someone says you're trolling tell them to listen to this song [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNYDGu_fyU[/youtube]

Pros -Exceptionally good late game! -Alot of % damage - it doesn't really matter if target has 4k or 2k hp. -Can almost 100-0 almost anyone with 3 stacks of Blight and ult with full build (after Deathfire active) -Very fun to play ;p -Ult can make lost teamfight won. -Very good AoE slow and health regen reduction. -Counters health stacking pretty well (basically everyone nowadays, lol.) -High risk-high reward. Cons -Squiiiishy! -Bad early game(especially pre-6; his lane is usually tough) - even though his scalings are big, base damage is really bad. -Basically needs to AA 3 times before casting spell (unless enemy is low) -Relies on ult to do his combo. -Pre- Nashor's Tooth lack of AS can be reason you miss a kill. -Exceptionally vulnerable to CC (which is the main reason he isn't as viable as he could be)- needs good positioning and coops very well with teammates who can permaslow/cc his targets (good example would be Yi with Frozen Mallet or Amumu) -High risk-high reward. -Often needs \"protect the queen\" team composition to be successful - unless you can manage to \"dance\" in the back and force enemies to focus someone other, or the enemies are just bad, or whatever.

[imgext=http://www.htbackdrops.com/v2/albums/userpics/11739/street_fighter_hadouken.jpg] [imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png]Blighted Quiver = autoattack. In any of these cases, [imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png]Hail of Arrows can be replaced with [imgsmall=skills/varus/q.png]Piercing Arrow, unless you want to decrease enemy healing from potion or skill. [center]Lane Harras -[imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bqsd5iAz_ek[/youtube][/center] [center]Gank Setup -[imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/r.png][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VDfnLkFRz5o[/youtube][/center] [center]Usual teamfight combo([imgsmall=items/deathfire-grasp.png])[imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/r.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/w.png][imgsmall=skills/varus/q.png]and then continue stacking/detonating blight if target survived.It should look something like this:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C9WsIVD3ABY[/youtube] -[/center]

Early game, and generally all of laning phase, Varus is a quite weak, his w dosent hit hard enough fo u to do some serious poke like a syndra but you can get the occasional cheeky basic attack if you can get 3 stacks then pop it but if you kmow you'll to take to much damage then just pop the one stack So in lane, just stay back, and whenever the opportunity arises(ie they go for a last hit or are just in range), Give them a cheecky autoattack and e[imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png] and back off, repeat that for some irritating harass, but its not worth it if you are going to miss a siege minion as you need the gold so you can get your core items. so basicaly farm and get a basic attack off if you know you will take no damage or little damage for it farm like a karthus cause you probably wont get kill's early game so just farm it up like your playing [imgsmall=champ/vayne.png]vayne cause when it hits late game you'll be f***king sh*t up

Mid game you should be able to pop the squishys if u can get your combo off but remeber you priority is still to farm if u can try to splitpush as you will have preety fast wave clear if u attack all the minions then e or q or if got a runnans earlier then it should be even easier and the good thing is if you get caught out you could just use your ult and e to escape or if u can kite like a boss then you could get 3 basic attacks while walking away and then a [imgsmall=skills/varus/e.png]E to burst a good bit of the health andu can even turn the fight around and if u re going to split push at least buy 2 wards[imgsmall=items/sight-ward2.png]and put them on the on good spots which they are like to take to kill you as you dont want to die

Late game This is when [imgsmall=champ/varus.png]Varus[imgsmall=champ/varus.png] shines. Damage late game is one of the hightest damage among all the champions and burst too as champions like syndra's high burst can be countered if u have a lot of health whereas Varus's percante health means stacking health does nothing and if anything it looks funny watching tank's health be absolutely annihilated. You will be the main damage of your team if not the snd most. Rember to tell somone to ward as Nashor must be warded EVERYTIME if you have to then you ward it. If they go drake GO NASHOR. Nashor is more important than drake late game the buff it give pretty much decideds who wins the game remember to buy:[imgsmall=items/oracles-elixir.png],[imgsmall=items/enchantment-furor.png],[imgsmall=items/elixir-of-brilliance.png],[imgsmall=items/elixir-of-fortitude.png] If you can try to play a protect the carry compostion you being the carry of course and make sure they protect as if u die that is a large amount of the damage gone

[imgext=http://s23.postimg.org/54akad5ej/ap_varus.jpg] [imgext=http://imgur.com/QNGOiN9] guys send in some images of you playing AP Varus and i'll put em up here

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