Varus the Arrow of Retribution

Marksman Mage

VARUS STATS

Attack
  • Attack Damage
    61 ( + 3.11 )
  • Attack Speed
    NaN ( +0%)
  • Attack Range
    575
  • Critical Hit Chance
    0 ( + 0 )
Defense
  • HP
    500 ( + 89 )
  • HP Regeneration
    3.5 ( + 0.55 )
  • Armor
    27 ( + 3.4 )
  • Magic Resistance
    30 ( + 0.5 )
Other
  • Mana
    360 ( + 33 )
  • Mana Regenration
    8 ( + 0.8 )
  • Move Speed
    330

VARUS SPELLS

  • 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 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • 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 {{ totaldamagemintooltip }} to {{ totaldamagemax }} 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 7/10.5/14/17.5/20 (+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 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • 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 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • 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 150/200/250 (+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 COUNTER/TIPS

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.

How to counter Varus in:

VARUS Build

VARUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Heal

VARUS REFORGED RUNES

Precision

Lethal Tempo Triumph Legend: Alacrity Coup de Grace

Sorcery

Nullifying Orb Gathering Storm

VARUS ABILITY ORDER

Piercing Arrow 3 14 15 17 18
Blighted Quiver 2 4 5 7 9
Hail of Arrows 1 8 10 12 13
Chain of Corruption 6 11 16

VARUS ITEMS

Starting items

Doran's Blade Health Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

First back (bork start)

Bilgewater Cutlass Boots of Speed

first back (rageblade start)

Recurve Bow Pickaxe Boots of Speed

First/second core item

Blade of the Ruined King Guinsoo's Rageblade

standard ad build

Blade of the Ruined King Guinsoo's Rageblade Runaan's Hurricane Infinity Edge Guardian Angel Berserker's Greaves

standard ap build

Guinsoo's Rageblade Nashor's Tooth Zhonya's Hourglass Void Staff Rabadon's Deathcap Berserker's Greaves

optional items

Banshee's Veil Wit's End Morellonomicon Bloodthirster Maw of Malmortius Mercurial Scimitar Frozen Mallet

VARUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Barrier Flash

VARUS REFORGED RUNES

Sorcery

Arcane Comet Manaflow Band Transcendence Gathering Storm

Precision

Presence of Mind Coup de Grace

VARUS ABILITY ORDER

Piercing Arrow 1 4 5 7 9
Blighted Quiver 3 14 15 17 18
Hail of Arrows 2 8 10 12 13
Chain of Corruption 6 11 16

VARUS ITEMS

Starting Items

Spectral Sickle Health Potion

First Back

Boots of Speed Serrated Dirk Caulfield's Warhammer

Lethality Core

Youmuu's Ghostblade Ionian Boots of Lucidity Umbral Glaive

Situational

Duskblade of Draktharr Edge of Night Executioner's Calling Mortal Reminder Lord Dominik's Regards Guardian Angel

Full Build Example

Black Mist Scythe Umbral Glaive Ionian Boots of Lucidity Duskblade of Draktharr Edge of Night Guardian Angel

VARUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Heal

VARUS REFORGED RUNES

Precision

Lethal Tempo Triumph Legend: Alacrity Coup de Grace

Inspiration

Magical Footwear Biscuit Delivery

VARUS ABILITY ORDER

Piercing Arrow 3 4 5 7 9
Blighted Quiver 2 8 10 12 13
Hail of Arrows 1 14 15 17 18
Chain of Corruption 6 11 16

VARUS ITEMS

Starting items

Doran's Blade Health Potion

core items

Blade of the Ruined King Berserker's Greaves Guinsoo's Rageblade Runaan's Hurricane

Other options

Wit's End Phantom Dancer Infinity Edge Mercurial Scimitar Guardian Angel Ninja Tabi Mercury's Treads

Example Full build

Blade of the Ruined King Berserker's Greaves Guinsoo's Rageblade Runaan's Hurricane Infinity Edge Guardian Angel

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VARUS LORE

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.