[2.2c] Varus Guide - Varus AD GUIDE
Best Build Guide for Varus
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
So, your starting item should be always long sword it is for extra ad and better waveclear early on.
CORE ITEMS should always be Blade of the king it is because of his good dueling and runaans hurricane it's great since in teamfights you're able to stack your passive on multiple enemies and smack them.
Now let's take a look at FULL BUILD
since we've bought botrk and ruunans next should be infinity edge for extra damage and crit that every ADC should have, boots should be ninja tabis/merc treads it's heavily dependent on enemy team if enemy has alot ap and CC stuns you should have mercury treads if no then perfect option is ninja tabis it is because of his better survivability in game/teamfights (for enchants you should be looking only at zhonyas or quicksilver sash), deaths dance is the best option to buy almost at the end, it gives you omnivamp and extra lifesteal is useful, GA as last.
Situational items are the items which is not really necessary to build unless there is a problem, so either you face someone when opponent has soraka/sona or even lulu then you should rush executioners don't finish that component into item before you end building your 3rd item.
Phantom dancer is good option to buy if you think you're not sure you'll last long in teamfights.
And we are now at the part where we need to decide which boots are gonna be usefull, to me it's always either merc/tabis, gluttonous greaves are OK if you're ahead but I dont recommend since this boots only gives you lifesteal.
Boots of lucidity if you're going for that faster ult cooldown.
Optional build is with muramana where you want to scale into late game or want more mana which will help you.
Best Runes for Varus
The best option for Varus is this rune setup, with lucidity boots and champions takedowns you gain AH which can give you quicker casts on abilities and ult,
Brutal is also good to take down better tanks.
Conqueror is a MUST rune on Varus don't even think of electrocute, electrocute is weaker to long skirmishes 1v1's.
Fleet footwork is optional if you face draven on enemy team or MF (or heavy poke enemy support).
- Second option we've got on varus is fleet footwork is for heavy poke lane or matchup.
- Brutal rune would be great in use to have that extra pen for tanks/heavier bruisers.
- Regenaration is here to help you sustain more in lane
- Mastermind is great option here, you can earn better amount of gold by taking down turrets/objectives and you deal extra true damage to monsters.
How to distribute skill points
When to take which summoners
Varus Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
Ezreal early on sucks if you don't let him hit his first ability or his skillshots into you, it won't hurt you untill he reaches his powerspikes but in shorter matches he won't have a chance.
Easy one, think of eventual free lane as jinx early is one of horrible one of most adc's.
Easy matchup, rush exe avoid her poke and focus her first because she can heal off fast adc/whole team.
She's easy just don't let her be fed or scale up and you're fine.
She is easy to deal since her bubble is a skillshot and can be easily dodgeable and doesn't have that big damage output early on
Manageable but be careful, don't 1v1 her untill you either have advantage over.
She is annoying to deal with but manageable try your best to not get hit binding and you're good.
Rakan engages are good early, if he is paired with xayah/draven or tristana WATCH OUT, because he is strong early game and good in teamfights (but still squishy)
- Watch out for her poke with first ability don't even stay behind minions, ask for a gank to disable her for a bit and have advantage over her
Watchout for him, if he activates his passive into you try to not get hit by enemy adc him and immediately disengage then you are free, if he actives his 3rd ability dont attack him/enemy adc because if you do he will take reduced damage.
Skill matchup, watch out after 5th level for his ultimate, he can poke hard with first ability and hard engage on you.
Watch out for tornado, and her second ability as its slows and can deal good amount of damage, rush executioners as she does good joob at healing/shielding allies.
Dont ever try to stay outside of your minions, he will grab you whenever you're hookable so stay behind minions and try to play safe
This lane is rather a skill matchup, try to not let her easily hit her 2nd ability into you to not take extra damage it won't be a problem untill she will scale up and hit her powerspikes.
Manageable, he's not that hard to play against, try just to not focus him because he is tanky as hell.
Jhin is manageable with how his patterns can be easily understandable, watch out for his 4th shot and his second ability because thats his source of damage, if you're duo with someone ask for a tanky support, if not then if you can just ask for tanky support like braum blitz for better laning phase
Skill matchup, her all-in is better than yours, pair up better with braum/rakan to help you hard engage on her so she needs to back.
She has strong damage, can fall off if you play safe, she is still squishy so you can poke her with your Piercing Arrow
Varus works well with tanky supports, especially with braum passive, rakan, and leona.
He works worse with enchanters, because enchanters tend to play from back and heal you so that means they want to scale, Varus doesnt scale well without kills.