Patch 9.22 3v3 TR Varus Build Guide

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Welcome to the METAsrc Varus build guide.

We've used our extensive database of League of Legends stats along with proprietary algorithms to calculate the most optimal build for Varus. This algorithm is able to determine the best summoner spells, item build order, skill order, runes reforged, rune stats, counters, and team mates. Reference it during all phases of the game to ensure that you always have an edge over the competition.


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Best Summoner Spells

Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
57%
Heal
Restores 90-345 Health (depending on champion level) and grants 30% Movement Speed for 1 second to you and target allied champion. This healing is halved for units recently affected by Summoner Heal.
Heal
58%

Best Starting Items

Health Potion
Limited to 5 at one time. Limited to 1 type of Healing Potion.

Click to Consume: Restores 150 Health over 15 seconds.
Health Potion
58%
Doran's Blade
+8 Attack Damage
+80 Health
+3% Life Steal
Doran's Blade
56%
Boots of Speed
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +25 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed
55%
Long Sword
+10 Attack Damage
Long Sword
52%

Best Item Build Order

Berserker's Greaves
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+35% Attack Speed

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Berserker's Greaves
62%
Blade of the Ruined King
+40 Attack Damage
+25% Attack Speed
+12% Life Steal


UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks deal 8% of the target's current Health as bonus physical damage on hit.
UNIQUE Active: Deals 100 magic damage to target champion and steals 25% of their Movement Speed for 3 seconds (90 second cooldown).

Minimum bonus physical damage dealt is 15.
Maximum bonus physical damage dealt to monsters and minions is 60.
User's Life Steal is applied to bonus physical damage dealt.
Blade of the Ruined King
61%
Guinsoo's Rageblade
+25 Attack Damage
+25 Ability Power
+25% Attack Speed


Passive: Basic attacks deal 15 magic damage on hit.
UNIQUE Passive - Last Whisper: Gain 15% Armor Penetration.
UNIQUE Passive - Dissolve: Gain 15% Magic Penetration.
UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks grant +8% Attack Speed for 5 seconds (up to 6 stacks). At max stacks, gain Guinsoo's Rage.

Guinsoo's Rage: Every 3 basic attacks, trigger on hit effects twice.

While at half stacks, melee champions' next attack will fully stack Rageblade.
Guinsoo's Rageblade
68%
Duskblade of Draktharr
+55 Attack Damage
+10% Cooldown Reduction


UNIQUE Passive: +21 Lethality
UNIQUE Passive - Blackout: When spotted by an enemy ward, reveal traps and disable wards around you for 8 seconds. Melee attacks instantly kill these devices. (90 second cooldown).
UNIQUE Passive - Nightstalker: After being unseen for at least 1 second, your next basic attack against an enemy champion deals 30 - 150 bonus physical damage and slows them by 99% for 0.25 seconds. Ranged basic attacks do not apply the slow. (Lasts for 5 seconds after being seen by an enemy champion).
Duskblade of Draktharr
56%
Runaan's Hurricane
+40% Attack Speed
+25% Critical Strike Chance
+7% Movement Speed


UNIQUE Passive - Wind's Fury: When basic attacking, bolts are fired at up to 2 enemies near the target, each dealing (40% of Attack Damage) physical damage. Bolts can critically strike and apply on hit effects.
Runaan's Hurricane
59%
Infinity Edge
+80 Attack Damage
+25% Critical Strike Chance


UNIQUE Passive: Critical strikes deal 225% damage instead of 200%.
Infinity Edge
67%

Best Skill Order

Living Vengeance
On kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed. This bonus is larger if the enemy is a champion.
Living Vengeance
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Piercing Arrow
Varus readies and then fires a powerful shot that gains extra range and damage the longer he spends preparing to fire.
Piercing Arrow
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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.
Blighted Quiver
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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.
Hail of Arrows
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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.
Chain of Corruption
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Best Runes Reforged

Precision
Improved attacks and sustained damage
Lethal Tempo
1.5s after damaging a champion gain 40 - 110% Attack Speed (based on level) for 3s. Attacking a champion extends the effect to 6s.

Cooldown: 6s

Lethal Tempo allows you to temporarily exceed the attack speed limit.
Triumph
Takedowns restore 12% of your missing health and grant an additional 20 gold.



'The most dangerous game brings the greatest glory.'
—Noxian Reckoner
Legend: Alacrity
Gain 3% attack speed plus an additional 1.5% for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks).

Earn progress toward Legend stacks for every champion takedown, epic monster takedown, large monster kill, and minion kill.
Coup de Grace
Deal 8% more damage to champions who have less than 40% health.
Sorcery
Empowered abilities and resource manipulation
Gathering Storm
Every 10 min gain AP or AD, adaptive.

10 min: + 8 AP or 5 AD
20 min: + 24 AP or 14 AD
30 min: + 48 AP or 29 AD
40 min: + 80 AP or 48 AD
50 min: + 120 AP or 72 AD
60 min: + 168 AP or 101 AD
etc...
Absolute Focus
While above 70% health, gain an adaptive bonus of up to 18 Attack Damage or 30 Ability Power (based on level).

Grants 1.8 Attack Damage or 3 Ability Power at level 1.
AttackSpeed
+10% Attack Speed
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Armor
+6 Armor
Varus counters (over 51% win rate)
Warwick
Tier:Weak
Score:42.37
Win Rate:43.28%
Pick Rate:6.17%
Ban Rate:1.36%
KDA Ratio:1.76
Warwick, the Uncaged Wrath of Zaun
+20.4
Senna
Tier:God
Score:66.78
Win Rate:56.48%
Pick Rate:20.23%
Ban Rate:12.94%
KDA Ratio:2.69
Senna, the Redeemer
+17.8
Caitlyn
Tier:Weak
Score:41.16
Win Rate:43.59%
Pick Rate:3.65%
Ban Rate:1.07%
KDA Ratio:1.63
Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover
+15.7
Camille
Tier:Below Average
Score:50.30
Win Rate:51.52%
Pick Rate:2.54%
Ban Rate:1.74%
KDA Ratio:2.02
Camille, the Steel Shadow
+15.7
Miss Fortune
Tier:Bad
Score:38.02
Win Rate:40.45%
Pick Rate:6.87%
Ban Rate:0.52%
KDA Ratio:1.23
Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter
+15.7
Morgana
Tier:Above Average
Score:52.02
Win Rate:51.33%
Pick Rate:3.36%
Ban Rate:5.83%
KDA Ratio:2.50
Morgana, the Fallen
+15.7
Nocturne
Tier:Below Average
Score:46.03
Win Rate:47.49%
Pick Rate:3.02%
Ban Rate:1.00%
KDA Ratio:1.96
Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare
+15.7
Pyke
Tier:Weak
Score:42.77
Win Rate:44.23%
Pick Rate:3.77%
Ban Rate:1.95%
KDA Ratio:1.91
Pyke, the Bloodharbor Ripper
+15.7
Sejuani
Tier:Strong
Score:60.74
Win Rate:60.00%
Pick Rate:1.28%
Ban Rate:0.61%
KDA Ratio:2.67
Sejuani, Fury of the North
+15.7
Veigar
Tier:Below Average
Score:49.39
Win Rate:49.55%
Pick Rate:5.15%
Ban Rate:3.78%
KDA Ratio:2.00
Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil
+15.7
Master Yi
Tier:Above Average
Score:52.00
Win Rate:47.42%
Pick Rate:16.19%
Ban Rate:16.28%
KDA Ratio:1.55
Master Yi, the Wuju Bladesman
+12.6
Kai'Sa
Tier:Below Average
Score:50.03
Win Rate:50.72%
Pick Rate:4.67%
Ban Rate:0.93%
KDA Ratio:1.90
Kai'Sa, Daughter of the Void
+9.0
Kayn
Tier:God
Score:67.63
Win Rate:57.60%
Pick Rate:17.42%
Ban Rate:32.40%
KDA Ratio:2.20
Kayn, the Shadow Reaper
+9.0
Rengar
Tier:Below Average
Score:49.69
Win Rate:48.01%
Pick Rate:10.16%
Ban Rate:10.84%
KDA Ratio:1.76
Rengar, the Pridestalker
+9.0
Shaco
Tier:Strong
Score:56.51
Win Rate:54.30%
Pick Rate:5.83%
Ban Rate:7.47%
KDA Ratio:2.54
Shaco, the Demon Jester
+9.0
Zed
Tier:God
Score:73.12
Win Rate:49.10%
Pick Rate:28.54%
Ban Rate:49.91%
KDA Ratio:2.09
Zed, the Master of Shadows
+9.0
Yasuo
Tier:God
Score:84.40
Win Rate:52.29%
Pick Rate:44.98%
Ban Rate:41.66%
KDA Ratio:1.72
Yasuo, the Unforgiven
+7.8
Akali
Tier:Below Average
Score:45.56
Win Rate:44.11%
Pick Rate:10.80%
Ban Rate:8.60%
KDA Ratio:1.70
Akali, the Rogue Assassin
+3.5
Lee Sin
Tier:Above Average
Score:51.47
Win Rate:46.98%
Pick Rate:15.99%
Ban Rate:5.99%
KDA Ratio:1.89
Lee Sin, the Blind Monk
+3.5
Varus goes even when teamed with (49% - 51% win rate)