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Varus·Bot Build

Living VengeanceP
Piercing ArrowQ
Blighted QuiverW
Hail of ArrowsE
Chain of CorruptionR
Win rate48.4%
Pick rate5.5%
Ban rate1.2%
Matches89 732-
Varus Bot has a 48.4% win rate with 5.5% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 89 732 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Varus is Opportunity, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Edge of Night, Manamune, and Serylda's Grudge. Most picked runes for Varus Bot are First Strike, Cash Back, Biscuit Delivery, and Jack Of All Trades for primary tree, as well as Manaflow Band, and Transcendence for secondary tree.
Varus Top
Varus Jungle
Varus Mid
Varus Bot
Varus Support

Varus Build

Bot Bot  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 49.7% based on 18 071 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
First StrikeSorcery
Opportunity

Most Popular

49.7%
Press the AttackDomination
Blade of The Ruined King

Highest WR

52.5%
Hail of BladesSorcery
Opportunity

Alternative

50.4%
Arcane CometInspiration
Opportunity

Off-Meta

53.2%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Ghost Pro

100%

NUCLEAR INT Pro

66.7%
iconRankName

Guido Mista#KR1 OTP

62.5%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Kai'Sa

52.8%

Ezreal

50.5%

runes

Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial AugmentUnsealed SpellbookFirst Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Cash Back
Triple Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Jack Of All Trades
Sorcery
Sorcery
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerBarrier

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 13 sec

Early Items

Serrated Dirk
Boots

@ 4 min

Core Items

Opportunity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Edge of Night

@ 18 min

Full Build

Opportunity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Edge of Night
Manamune
Serylda's Grudge
Youmuu's Ghostblade

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

Living Vengeance
Piercing Arrow
Blighted Quiver
Hail of Arrows
Chain of Corruption
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

situational items

Hubris
Serpent's Fang
Guardian Angel
Axiom Arc
Maw of Malmortius
The Collector

Varus Matchups Overview

Varus General information

Varus tips and tricks

Try to poke the enemy down with your Hail of ArrowsE and Piercing ArrowQ before committing to a fight.

Delay team fights while you harass the enemy with your Piercing ArrowQ. Once an enemy champion overextended, cast your Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR to catch them out of position.

Never leave your team's side as you will be easy pickings for an Assassin or Bruiser. Stick with your Support throughout the later stages of the game.

Varus combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Varus Builds, Runes and Items for Bot in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Varus Bot build, you should take Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick First Strike as your keystone, followed by Cash Back, Biscuit Delivery and Jack Of All Trades in the primary tree, as well as Manaflow Band and Transcendence in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Opportunity as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Edge of Night. For your last 3 items, you should build Manamune, Serylda's Grudge and finish with Youmuu's Ghostblade. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 49.7% winrate over 18 071 matches played.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Hail of Blades as your keystone, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection and Ultimate Hunter in the primary tree, and Absolute Focus with Gathering Storm in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Opportunity as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Edge of Night as a third item. You want to finish the build with Manamune, Serylda's Grudge and Youmuu's Ghostblade. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 50.4% win rate across 4 890 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Varus Bot build in the current patch, try Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells, Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch as your primary rune tree, and Biscuit Delivery with Cosmic Insight as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Opportunity as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Edge of Night as third item. The last 3 options are Manamune, Serylda's Grudge and Youmuu's Ghostblade. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 53.2% win rate over 1 308 matches played.

Situational Varus Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Varus build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Varus runes page.

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Varus Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Bot in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Varus Bot are:

Consider picking Varus into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Bot matchups that currently are in favor of Varus.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Varus in the current patch into the following Bot matchups:

These champions are considered as Varus counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Varus counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.