Varus Build Guide

[S3] Lay back, and get triple kills.

Uploader Dzekovic
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Armor Penetration (+1.28 armor penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
Skill Order
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06/12-2012 Added a picture of recent(05/12-2012) match with this build.

[title]Who am I?[/title] Hello everyone. I am Dzekovic from EUW, playing around 1200 ELO. I'm not a high ELO player, but I know several S2-Plati players, who'm i socialise with almost everyday in my local town. I've been playing on their ELO (2.0K - 2.5K) as they invited me, and I have never dissapointed - I've actually recieved alot of compliments. I just don't have the time to play an awful lot because of my connection to the University in my town. When I do have time, i love to play ranked, and i'm adapt at playing in every lane with atleast 2-3 champions. [title]About Varus[/title] Varus is very fun to play, if you ask me. He demands [highlight]skill[/highlight], and thrives in[highlight] aggressive play[/highlight] because he is a [highlight]strong early and mid game[/highlight] AD Carry. With good utility with his E and long-range Q-Poke ability, which is a skillshot, makes him a dangerous opponent. It makes him strong, because his Passive on W, does extra damage, and does alot of burst damage if you can hit the enemy with Q, after atleast two basic attacks. Along with that, his ult is great. His ult is a strong CC, which snares an enemy and everyone around him. If you combine this with a support with strong CC like Alistar, Taric, Sona and Leona, it's going to be a playground for you. Varus, altough being strong, does have noticable weaknesses. The two most important ones are his lower DPS, and complete lack of escape abilities, which Ezreal, Corki and Graves have. If you get caught, your only way of surviving is a well placed E, to slow them down. If that doesn't help, you have to either burn your ult on escaping or your flash. Pros: * Hard CC and AoE slow * Strong poking from long range * Thrives with aggressive play due to high base movement speed. * Very strong early and mid game burst. * Can Initiate teamfights with his Ult and E. Cons: * No escapes * Usually falls of late-game. * Does not have High DPS. * Player needs to be good with his skillshots.

I go with Arm Pen Marks, Arm Seals, MR Gylphs, and AD Quints. Armor Penetraion is always nice, because if you have a Taric with you, he can reduce the enemy's armor. With your armor pen, you will actually be dealing both True damage and Magic damage per each basic attack(With your W)

I always start out with [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] because I want to be fast - both because of last hitting and because I want to poke the enemy and retreat to safety fast. Returning to base the 1.st and 2.nd time, I usually buy 2x [img=items/dorans-blade.png], for the extra health and damage. It is really useful, and makes you dangerous in the lane. During my 3.rd back, I buy [img=items/vampiric-scepter.png] for lifesteal and after that finish the [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png]. I do this because the Vampiric Scepter allows me to be even more aggressive because of the [highlight]Life Steal[/highlight]. Now that I have the Bloodthirster, making my damage higher for each kill and assist, its time for some attack speed. Now usually, i'd build [img=items/phantom-dancer.png], because, let's face it - it's a great item. But during a game, where me and a taric was having a stalemate in botlane against a Graves and Soraka, the rest of the team, was just feeding the enemy non-stop. I even said that we should surrender at 20, and everyone agreed. I was walking around with a 1/2/2 score - only one kill because I was able to kill the enemy jungler who dived me. Our jungler never came to help, so it was just me and taric, despite us calling for ganks several times. Well, heck - it was lost, i thought, so I went ahead and skipped buying Phantom Dancer, and instead built [img=items/runaans-hurricane.png]. I thought it looked cool, it was a new untested item, and it looked exactly like Varus' bow! Instantly after buying this item, the clock turns 20:00, and the enemy team is gathering in front of Baron. We all rush up to baron, and our jungler - Nautilus - initiates a teamfight. Boy oh boy, I was in for a surprise. [highlight]They were COMPLETELY destroyed - ACED![/highlight] And I recieved a [highlight]TRIPLE KILL[/highlight]. And it was just for picking [highlight]ONE TARGET[/highlight] in [highlight]one big cluster[/highlight] of 9 champs. The same scenario happened in THE NEXT TEAMFIGHT! Another [highlight]Triple Kill[/highlight]! And I thought "Holy fuck, what have I done?", while laughing out loud. I looked into the description of [img=items/runaans-hurricane.png]. It gives 70% attack speed along with its passive which fires [highlight]TWO Bolts[/highlight] at nearby enemies which deals 10 AD + 50% of your Attack damage - and it applies on-hit effects which means they also recieve damage from your [img=skills/varus/w.png] Whats great about this is that in the masteries i've chosen "Frenzy" which increases my attack speed with 10%, if i Crit. It doesnt stop here! Varus' passive [img=skills/varus/p.png], increases his attack speed by 40% if he gets a champion kill OR assist. [highlight]What does this mean?[/highlight] Easy - If you don't get focused down, position yourself correctly, and you recieve an assist or kill you will be tearing the enemy team[highlight] APART[/highlight] with [highlight]100% attack speed[/highlight] - if you crit at the same time you will reach [highlight]110% attack speed[/highlight]. And all the while youre firing your basic attacks at one enemy, your actually doing [highlight]HUGE[/highlight] damage on 2 other enemies, while at the same time doing massive life steal from 3 enemies! All i can say is .. we won that game pretty hard. Everyone agreed that "Varus carried that game". Now it's your turn. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/4XW6D.jpg]

Feel free to give feedback, and tell me what you think about this build and how to improve it. Im in love with it! I would appriciate likes and dislikes, along with a comment now and then! Cheers everyone :-)

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