Varus the Arrow of Retribution

Marksman Mage
  • Attack Damage
    59 ( + 3.11 )
  • Attack Speed
    0.658 ( +0%)
  • Attack Range
  • Critical Hit Chance
    0 ( + 0 )
  • HP
    549 ( + 86 )
  • HP Regeneration
    3.5 ( + 0.55 )
  • Armor
    27 ( + 3.4 )
  • Magic Resistance
    30 ( + 0.5 )
  • Mana
    360.48 ( + 33 )
  • Mana Regenration
    7.34 ( + 0.8 )
  • Move Speed
  • Living Vengeance
    Living Vengeance

    On kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed. This bonus is larger if the enemy is a champion.

  • Piercing Arrow
    Piercing Arrow
    • Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 Mana
    • Range: 925

    Varus readies and then fires a powerful shot that gains extra range and damage the longer he spends preparing to fire.

    First Cast: Varus starts drawing back his next shot, gradually increasing its range and damage. While preparing to shoot Varus' Movement Speed is slowed by 20%. After 4 seconds, Piercing Arrow fails but refunds 50% of its Mana cost.
    Second Cast: Varus fires, dealing 10/47/84/120/157 (+110% Attack Damage) to 15/70/125/180/235 (+165% Attack Damage) physical damage, reduced by 15% per enemy hit (minimum 33%).Piercing Arrow's cooldown is reduced by 100% Attack Damage seconds if the arrow detonates Blight stacks on at least one enemy champion.

  • Blighted Quiver
    Blighted Quiver
    • Cost: No Cost
    • Range: 750

    Passive: Varus' basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and apply Blight. Varus' other abilities detonate Blight, dealing magic damage based on the target's maximum Health. Active: Varus empowers his next Piercing Arrow.

    Passive: Varus' basic attacks deal 7/10.5/14/17.5/21 (+25% Ability Power) bonus magic damage and apply Blight for 6 seconds (stacks 3 times).Varus' other abilities detonate Blight, dealing magic damage equal to 3/3.5/4/4.5/5% (+[2% Ability Power]%) of the target's maximum Health per stack.
    Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow deals bonus magic damage equal to [{{ f2*100 }}]% to [{{ f1*100 }}]% of the target's missing health (scales with Piercing Arrow charge).Blighted Quiver is capped at 360 damage against monsters.

  • Hail of Arrows
    Hail of Arrows
    • Cost: 80 Mana
    • Range: 925

    Varus fires a hail of arrows that deal physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' Movement Speed and reduces their self healing and regeneration.

    Varus fires a hail of arrows that deals 70/105/140/175/210 (+60% bonus Attack Damage) physical damage and desecrates the ground for 4 seconds.Desecrated Ground slows enemy Movement Speed by 25/30/35/40/45% and reduces healing effects by 40%.

  • Chain of Corruption
    Chain of Corruption
    • Cost: 100 Mana
    • Range: 1200

    Varus flings out a damaging tendril of corruption that immobilizes the first enemy champion hit and then spreads towards nearby uninfected champions, immobilizing them too on contact.

    Varus flings out a tendril of corruption that deals 100/175/250 (+100% Ability Power) magic damage and immobilizes the first enemy champion hit for 2 seconds.The corruption then spreads towards nearby uninfected enemy champions. If it reaches them, they take the same damage and are also immobilized. Immobilized units gain 3 Blight stacks over the duration.

Varus Ally Tips
  • An early point in Blighted Quiver helps harass enemy champions and get killing blows on minions.
  • 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.
  • Strong against:
Varus Enemy Tips
  • If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.
  • When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.
  • You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.
  • Counter for Varus:
One of the ancient darkin, Varus was a deadly killer who loved to torment his foes, driving them almost to insanity before delivering the killing arrow. He was imprisoned at the end of the Great Darkin War, but escaped centuries later in the remade flesh of two Ionian hunters—they had unwittingly released him, cursed to bear the bow containing his bound essence. Varus now seeks out those who trapped him, in order to enact his brutal vengeance, but the mortal souls within still resist him every step of the way.