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Varus·Mid Build

Living VengeanceP
Piercing ArrowQ
Blighted QuiverW
Hail of ArrowsE
Chain of CorruptionR
Win rate43.8%
Pick rate0.3%
Ban rate0.7%
Matches5 714-
Varus Mid has a 43.8% win rate with 0.3% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Based on our analysis of 5 714 matches in patch 14.13 the best build for Varus is Locket of the Iron Solari, Mercury's Treads, Nashor's Tooth, Malignance, and Stormsurge. Most picked runes for Varus Mid are Press the Attack, Absorb Life, Legend: Alacrity, and Cut Down for primary tree, as well as Cash Back, and Jack Of All Trades for secondary tree.
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Varus Build

Mid Mid  Patch 14.13

Most Popular

Win Rate 47.5% based on 552 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Press the AttackInspiration
Locket of the Iron Solari

Most Popular

47.5%
Press the AttackResolve
Nashor's Tooth

2nd Most Popular

48.1%
Press the AttackDomination
Blade of The Ruined King

Alternative

50.9%
First StrikeSorcery
Opportunity

Off-Meta

37.3%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

PowerOfEvil Pro

75.0%
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아오 바쌤#KR1 OTP

75.0%
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HugoMix OTP

70.0%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Tristana

59.3%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Inspiration
Inspiration
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Cash Back
Triple Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Jack Of All Trades
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 11 sec

Early Items

Null-Magic Mantle
Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Locket of the Iron Solari
Mercury's Treads
Nashor's Tooth

@ 18 min

Full Build

Locket of the Iron Solari
Mercury's Treads
Nashor's Tooth
Malignance
Stormsurge
Zhonya's Hourglass

ability order

Max:

W

right arrow

Q

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

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

situational items

Rabadon's Deathcap
Riftmaker
Void Staff
Shadowflame
Cryptbloom
Banshee's Veil

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 team throughout the later stages of the game.

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

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Varus Mid build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Press the Attack as your keystone, followed by Absorb Life, Legend: Alacrity and Cut Down in the primary tree, as well as Cash Back and Jack Of All Trades in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Locket of the Iron Solari as your first item, followed by Mercury's Treads and Nashor's Tooth. For your last 3 items, you should build Malignance, Stormsurge and finish with Zhonya's Hourglass. For the skill order, you want to stick with W - Q - E. Right now, this build has 47.5% winrate over 552 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Varus Mid build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Press the Attack as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Conditioning with Overgrowth in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Nashor's Tooth, which you should build first, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item and Riftmaker as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Rabadon's Deathcap, Banshee's Veil and Void Staff. The skill order for this build is W - Q - E. In the current patch, this build has a 48.1% win rate over 339 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Press the Attack as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Taste of Blood with Treasure Hunter 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 Blade of The Ruined King as your first item, then Berserker's Greaves as a second item and Guinsoo's Rageblade as a third item. You want to finish the build with Terminus, Jak'Sho, The Protean and Guardian Angel. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 50.9% win rate across 326 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Varus Mid build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, First Strike, Cash Back, Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight as your primary rune tree, and Manaflow Band with Transcendence 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 Manamune as third item. The last 3 options are Edge of Night, Serylda's Grudge and The Collector. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 37.3% win rate over 212 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 Mid in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.13 the best possible matchups for Varus Mid are:

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

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Varus in the current patch into the following Mid 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.