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[2.0.0] In-depth AP varus Guide (Rift Academy #6)

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In-depth AP varus Guide (Rift Academy #6)

I will only be covering AP varus, there will be no topic about Crit and Lethality Varus..

Varus Build

Best Build Guide for Varus

Starting Items
Dagger
Gluttonous Greaves
Full build
Nashor's Tooth
Awakened Soulstealer
Infinity Orb
Stasis Enchant
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth : A must have for AP Varus. Gives Attackspeed To easily Stack Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver huge 50 AP and 25% Ability Haste. A solid item overall.

Awakened SoulstealerAwakened Soulstealer : Another Solid choice purely because of the ability Haste entirely, a maxed out Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption With 50 Ability haste would be sitting at 30 Seconds Cooldown. Extra mana will help you for spamming Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow . If you want more firepower and a little bit of sustain Hextech GunbladeHextech Gunblade is a viable choice.

Infinity OrbInfinity Orb :Your Main Damage Item, Decent Stats with Godly effect. Anyone in 75% HP and you hit them with Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow Empowered by Blighted QuiverBlighted 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 CorruptionChain Of Corruption + Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow your Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow Will crit for 1000 damage assuming the target has 3 stacks of Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver

Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant : Much better than Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant you're super squishy in team fights and you'll be fighting from far away that Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant Wont give you much value.

Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap : Extra damage. Obviously, you spike really hard when you have this.

Void StaffVoid Staff : Same as Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap You don't need MorellonomiconMorellonomicon because your Hail Of ArrowsHail Of Arrows already inflicts Anti-Heal or Grevious Wounds

Varus Runes

Best Runes for Varus

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Conditioning
Conditioning
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
Great keystone, Extra 10% helps you in engages and team fights.
Keystone
Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
Domination
Triumph
Triumph
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
Great keystone to take if against hard matchups, note that you'll lose damage for not taking Conquerer but this ensures your laning phase to be smooth. Movement speed on hit is helps you to reposition and properly stack Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Living Vengeance
Living Vengeance - Passive
Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Hail Of Arrows
Hail Of Arrows
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chain Of Corruption
Chain Of Corruption
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Good to reposition. A must have
Heal
Standard spell for a marksman. Heal and movement speed is amazing.
Barrier
A better option rather than heal if your support can provide that.

Varus Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Vayne
Easy
Vayne
Jinx
Easy
Jinx
Soraka
Easy
Soraka
Nami
Easy
Nami
Jhin
Medium
Jhin
Blitzcrank
Medium
Blitzcrank
Sona
Medium
Sona
Seraphine
Medium
Seraphine
Miss Fortune
Hard
Miss Fortune
Ezreal
Hard
Ezreal
Alistar
Hard
Alistar
Braum
Hard
Braum
Ashe
Skill
Ashe
Kai'sa
Skill
Kai'sa

She has a weaker early game than you and you can simply poke her with Hail Of ArrowsHail Of Arrows trying to poke her with Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow is quite challenging since she can easily use TumbleTumble to dodge it. Once you reach lvl 5 Be super aggressive since Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption is a powerful engage tool.

Varus

Why play Ap Varus?

Recently Varus got buffed. His Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver was the selling point of the buff. It got increased Max HP damage,Lowered CD and increased buff duration.

His Blighted QuiverBlighted 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 ArrowPiercing Arrow Buffed with Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver Crit for 1000 damage is hilarious because of Infinity OrbInfinity Orb definitely a fun playstyle and a meta potential adc.

Varus

Maximizing Damage

As AP varus all of your damage will come from your Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver Blight stacks and triggering them with your abilities.

Combos.


Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption > Auto Attack > Hail Of ArrowsHail Of Arrows > Auto Attack 2x Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow + Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver active


This is your maximum Damage triggering 6 blights in the span of 3-4 Seconds. Note that your Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption will apply blights in the next 3 seconds not instantly. The moment you use Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption + an auto attack it will apply 2 blight stacks. The moment your Hail Of ArrowsHail Of Arrows lands it already has 3 Blight stacks to trigger. And your Hail Of ArrowsHail Of Arrows will trigger those blight.

since you have used 2 Blight stacks from your Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption you will need to attack 2 times to stack 3 and let Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow trigger the remaining blights.


Chain Of CorruptionChain Of Corruption + Blighted QuiverBlighted Quiver > Piercing ArrowPiercing Arrow

Great combo to delete someone if fed enough




Varus

Final words

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Comments
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jaspence360
3 months ago
This is pretty much optimal for Varus AP. Outputs the most damage. I would still add consideration somewhere for throwing in Runaan's Hurricane depending on enemy comp.
jaspence360
3 months ago
Super useful for getting your blight off on multiple enemies using hail.
Savageboy1234567890
6 months ago
Could you update the article talking about Draven and the new bot lane Yordles?
p11
6 months ago
Thoughts on Varus Mid if you're AP? Plays a bit like a Xerath maybe?
Tzeentch
6 months ago
It's pretty ok but in general he works best in Botlane, Assassin matchups can be rough to you that you won't be able to properly trade nor have escape for ganks except for your ult.