League of Legends – VARUS guide!

Posted: 12/05/2012 by volume121 in League of Legends
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Here’s the first Varus guide. Enjoy!

9 Greater Mark of Desolation
9 Greater Seal of Resilience
9 Greater Glyph of Warding
3 Greater Quintessence of Desolation



Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Living Vengeance (Passive)
Piercing Arrow X X X X X
Blighted Quiver X X X X X
Hail of Arrows X X X X X
Chain of Corruption X X X
Starting Items: boots-of-speedhealth-potion3 OR dorans-bladeCore Items: dorans-bladedorans-bladeberserkers-greavesvampiric-scepterinfinity-edgephantom-dancer

Situational: last-whisperthe-bloodthirsterguardian-angelquicksilver-sashelixir-of-fortitude

I’ll just skip the personal introduction and go straight to information about Varus because I’m just some not-high-Elo player that no one cares about. But I’ll say that I am 17XX Elo to give my guide even the slightest bit of credibility beyond its content. I also have been playing Varus often in PBE before his release to the official servers, so I have slightly more experience than some others. Yes, this is a similar introduction to my Xerath guide.Varus is a strong early and mid game AD carry with good utility in his pokes and CC. He focuses in small bursts of damage, similar to how Vayne gets a burst of damage after 3 hits with her Silver Bolts, and has very strong DPS early game at at slightly higher than average range (575). His burst is outdone by high bursters like Corki and Graves and his DPS is outdone by Miss Fortune, but when used in combination, Varus has one of if not the highest early game damage out of any AD carry, making him an exceptional duelist.

Note: Also, before I get comments saying that I do not know the definition of “ambidextrous”, I’ll explain the reason for the guide’s title. It’s a slight joke at how Varus’ Classic skin is using the bow in the right hand, yet in his Blight Crystal skin and in-game model he is using it in his left.

+Good poking
+Hard CC that chains very well into AoE CC
+High early and mid game damage
+Mixed damage types (physical and magical) yet with decent AD scaling
+Initiate ability (though not anything close to Ashe’s)
+Strong at pushing minions and towers with his passive
+High base movement speed (310 when AD carries usually have 300 or 305)

-No escapes
-Lesser amounts of damage late game than some other AD carries (Tristana, Vayne)
-Mana dependent for damage

When to Choose Varus Over Other AD Carries

  • When your team is low on CC
  • When your team has AoE CC ultimates (Galio, Amumu, etc.)
  • When the enemy does not have any sustain or strong initiators (allows you to poke)
  • When your other teammates have strong damage
  • When you need to dominate the early and mid game

Source: solomid.net

  1. Andrew says:

    stolen much?

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