[2.0.0] In-depth AP varus Guide (Rift Academy #6)
In-depth AP varus Guide (Rift Academy #6)
Best Build Guide for Varus
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
Nashor's Tooth : A must have for AP Varus. Gives Attackspeed To easily Stack Blighted Quiver huge 50 AP and 25% Ability Haste. A solid item overall.
Awakened Soulstealer : Another Solid choice purely because of the ability Haste entirely, a maxed out Chain Of Corruption With 50 Ability haste would be sitting at 30 Seconds Cooldown. Extra mana will help you for spamming Piercing Arrow . If you want more firepower and a little bit of sustain Hextech Gunblade is a viable choice.
Infinity Orb :Your Main Damage Item, Decent Stats with Godly effect. Anyone in 75% HP and you hit them with Piercing Arrow Empowered by Blighted Quiver with 3 Stacks of it will either Die instantly or almost dead with 1 HP. Full item AP varus will oneshot any ADC if they got hit by his Chain Of Corruption + Piercing Arrow your Piercing Arrow Will crit for 1000 damage assuming the target has 3 stacks of Blighted Quiver
[Stasis Enchant] : Much better than Quicksilver Enchant you're super squishy in team fights and you'll be fighting from far away that Quicksilver Enchant Wont give you much value.
Rabadon's Deathcap : Extra damage. Obviously, you spike really hard when you have this.
Void Staff : Same as Rabadon's Deathcap You don't need Morellonomicon because your [Varus:3] already inflicts Anti-Heal or Grevious Wounds
Best Runes for Varus
How to distribute skill points
Varus Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
She has a weaker early game than you and you can simply poke her with Hail Of Arrows trying to poke her with Piercing Arrow is quite challenging since she can easily use Tumble to dodge it. Once you reach lvl 5 Be super aggressive since Chain Of Corruption is a powerful engage tool.
She takes time to ramp up her damage but she scales better than you. Just keep on poking and be super aggressive but only when the opportunity shows up.
Your Hail Of Arrows counters all healing supports. In general. Use it to start fights to immediately apply grievous wounds.
Max Hail Of Arrows so you can poke back and reduce her healing by a lot. Focus her and ask your support fo take exhaust.
Be wary of his Dancing Grenade once your minions have low health stay away from it. You have better pokes but he has better all ins purely because of his Whisper watch out for his bullets because once he Reloads he's vulnerable. Use that to chunk him down.
You just need to watch out for the Rocket Grab once he waste that he's no longer a threat. Maxing Hail Of Arrows is better since he can cancel the channeling of your Piercing Arrow with his Static Field
Another annoying matchup. But easier to manage if your support is engage based.
Sona 2.0 but her pokes hurts but possible to dodge. Focus on her since she's super squishy.
Well, Fortune is a much more powerful ADC than you. She can poke you from Jupiter and deal loads of Damage and your Chain Of Corruption can't cancel her Bullet Time because it's a root. Taking fleet and try to stay alive to keep tempo.
Well, it's ezreal. Better pokes. Better damage, His Arcane Shift cucks your abilities if he can dodge it. Just pick another adc.
His engages are pretty spooky, the moment he walks up immediately walk away. Learn his movement patterns.
His Unbreakable shuts you down completely. Wait for him to waste it before Throwing anything.
She also has pokes like you due to her Volley both of you have powerful Lvl5. Maxing out your Hail Of Arrows is good against this case to poke her out and have an advantage as you draw closer to lvl 5
She has smaller range than you so abuse that, she can dodge your abilities easily but she needs a fully stacked Manamune to be a threat. Stay at the back and snipe her with your Chain Of Corruption to shut her down whenever possible.
Why play Ap Varus?
Recently Varus got buffed. His Blighted Quiver was the selling point of the buff. It got increased Max HP damage,Lowered CD and increased buff duration.
His Blighted Quiver scales of AP and enemy HP.
I've been play testing Varus by a lot lately. Tried both Crit and Lethality and both doesn't seem to do good at all. And with the absence of Guinsoo's Rageblade On-Hit varus just doesn't work at all.
Then I tried AP. Results was amazing seeing your Piercing Arrow Buffed with Blighted Quiver Crit for 1000 damage is hilarious because of Infinity Orb definitely a fun playstyle and a meta potential adc.
As AP varus all of your damage will come from your Blighted Quiver Blight stacks and triggering them with your abilities.
Chain Of Corruption > Auto Attack > Hail Of Arrows > Auto Attack 2x Piercing Arrow + Blighted Quiver active
This is your maximum Damage triggering 6 blights in the span of 3-4 Seconds. Note that your Chain Of Corruption will apply blights in the next 3 seconds not instantly. The moment you use Chain Of Corruption + an auto attack it will apply 2 blight stacks. The moment your Hail Of Arrows lands it already has 3 Blight stacks to trigger. And your Hail Of Arrows will trigger those blight.
since you have used 2 Blight stacks from your Chain Of Corruption you will need to attack 2 times to stack 3 and let Piercing Arrow trigger the remaining blights.
Chain Of Corruption + Blighted Quiver > Piercing Arrow
Great combo to delete someone if fed enough
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