Varus

Varus top build

TOP 1%

Stats

Win Rate
55.8%
Role pick rate
1.0%
Games analyzed
120
Damage
27,366
Damage breakdown

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.

Abilities

Living Vengeance (Passive)

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

Piercing Arrow

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

Blighted Quiver

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.

Hail of Arrows

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.

Chain of Corruption

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.

Build

Summoner SpellsPick RateWin Rate
Flash
Heal
36.7%61.4%
Flash
Teleport
29.2%42.9%
Starting ItemsPick RateWin Rate
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
53.3%62.5%
Health Potion
Health Potion
Tear of the Goddess
22.5%48.1%
TrinketsPick RateWin Rate
Farsight Alteration
49.2%54.2%
Stealth Ward
38.3%54.3%
BootsPick RateWin Rate
Berserker's Greaves
52.5%55.6%
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
38.3%58.7%
SkillsPick RateWin Rate
Piercing Arrow
Q
Blighted Quiver
W
Hail of Arrows
E
Piercing Arrow
Q
Piercing Arrow
Q
Chain of Corruption
R
Piercing Arrow
Q
Blighted Quiver
W
22.5%48.1%
Piercing Arrow
Q
Hail of Arrows
E
Blighted Quiver
W
Piercing Arrow
Q
Piercing Arrow
Q
Chain of Corruption
R
Piercing Arrow
Q
Hail of Arrows
E
16.7%50.0%
Build Order

Duskblade of Draktharr
P
38%
W
62%

Kraken Slayer
P
23%
W
56%

Runes

Matchups

ChampionGames Playedsorted descendingWin %KDA DifferenceDamage DifferenceGold Difference
Irelia
Irelia
944%-0.6-2,979-2,677
Gnar
Gnar
978%0.01,259461
Riven
Riven
771%1.58,8562,460
Volibear
Volibear
667%-0.85,8532,316
Camille
Camille
683%2.76201,525
Sett
Sett
667%2.57,7932,766
Garen
Garen
560%0.714,2521,818
Fiora
Fiora
540%0.39,6393,268
Darius
Darius
580%3.19,6391,670
Jax
Jax
4100%-0.8113-491
Cho'Gath
Cho'Gath
425%-0.93,217-895
Yone
Yone
450%1.311,0221,551
Renekton
Renekton
367%1.011,414192
Mordekaiser
Mordekaiser
333%0.3-4,751-1,059
Jayce
Jayce
367%-1.5-9,676-3,856
Illaoi
Illaoi
333%1.52,6721,421
Sion
Sion
250%-0.55,588110
Teemo
Teemo
2100%1.14,5853,982
Malphite
Malphite
20%0.45,4692,673
Wukong
Wukong
20%1.38,8424,203
Gragas
Gragas
20%-0.83,978-299
Yasuo
Yasuo
2100%1.32,987-1,375
Kled
Kled
250%1.615,7072,883
Ornn
Ornn
250%0.14,004439
Annie
Annie
10%-1.3-1,623-2,885
Urgot
Urgot
1100%0.834,1795,070
Vladimir
Vladimir
10%-1.219,507-419
Kayle
Kayle
10%-7.5-2,834-3,843
Ryze
Ryze
1100%0.810,272-3,277
Warwick
Warwick
1100%-3.8-2,444-3,309
Twitch
Twitch
10%-4.0-9,430-3,493
Anivia
Anivia
1100%2.04,2433,761
Dr. Mundo
Dr. Mundo
10%-0.61,618-2,509
Gangplank
Gangplank
1100%-0.210,287554
Corki
Corki
1100%-20.0-23,351-5,940
Skarner
Skarner
10%0.419,7915,192
Nasus
Nasus
10%-1.6-10,347-4,183
Shen
Shen
1100%-3.417,7755,169
Viktor
Viktor
1100%2.28,4058,507
Quinn
Quinn
10%-2.8-5,734-3,465
Viego
Viego
10%-0.26,921-246
Lucian
Lucian
10%1.08,5973,170
Aatrox
Aatrox
1100%1.9-2,458-712
Ivern
Ivern
10%-3.0-8,296-1,916
Sylas
Sylas
10%0.43732,205
Pyke
Pyke
10%0.612,6802,050

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Varus skins are there?

There are 10 skins for Varus. They are Blight Crystal Varus, Arclight Varus, Arctic Ops Varus, Heartseeker Varus, Varus Swiftbolt, Dark Star Varus, Conqueror Varus, Infernal Varus, Cosmic Hunter Varus, and the default skin.

Who counters Varus?

Varus is countered by Irelia, Fiora, Cho'Gath.

Who does Varus counter?

Varus counters Gnar, Riven, Volibear.

How do I play Varus top?

The exact items that you buy on any champion should differ from game to game, but the most common item build on top Varus is Duskblade of Draktharr first into Manamune and The Collector. Players usually take Berserker's Greaves for boots.

Where should I play Varus?

78% of Varus players play bottom.