Varus Build, Runes, Abilities, & Matchups

In League of Legends Wild Rift Vars is a Marksman that highly play in Dragon lane. View Varus Best builds, Runes, Matchups, and more here.

Varus Build Guide

Full Build

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous Greaves
Wild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Rapid Firecannon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRapid FirecannonWild Rift Items: Mortal Reminder | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMortal Reminder

In Wild Rift Varus build items that increase Physical damage, Attack speed, and Critical rate so he can be the main attack damage carry (ADC) of the team.

Enchantment: Wild Rift Items: Quicksilver Sash Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Quicksilver is an item that Varus should build.

Core Items

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous Greaves

Varus core items are Blade of Ruined King, Runaan's Hurricane, and Gluttonous Greaves.

The core items increase Attack damage, Attack speed, Critical rate, and Physical vamp.

Other Options

Wild Rift Items: Duskblade of Draktharr | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerDuskblade of DraktharrWild Rift Items: Statikk Shiv | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerStatikk ShivWild Rift Items: Phantom Dancer | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerPhantom Dancer
Wild Rift Items: Maw of Malmortius | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMaw of MalmortiusWild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBloodthirsterWild Rift Items: Guardian Angel | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGuardian Angel

Down below are different techniques to build on Varus against enemy match ups.

Build Vs Fighter

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous Greaves
Wild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBloodthirsterWild Rift Items: Guardian Angel | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGuardian Angel

Build Wild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Bloodthirster to get physical vamp and shield when you have full health.

Build Wild Rift Items: Guardian Angel | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Guaridan Angel to get revives at death.

Build Vs Assassin

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous Greaves
Wild Rift Items: Phantom Dancer | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerPhantom DancerWild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBloodthirster

Build Wild Rift Items: Phantom Dancer | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Phantom Dancer to get shield when your health are low.

Build Wild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Bloodthirster to get shield when you have full health and physical vamp.

Build Vs Mage

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous GreavesWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's Hurricane
Wild Rift Items: Maw of Malmortius | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMaw of MalmortiusWild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBloodthirster

Build Wild Rift Items: Maw of Malmortius | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Maw of Malmortius to get magic resist and gain shield when health are below 35%.

Build Wild Rift Items: Stasis Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Stasis Enchant to counter mage combo burst skills.

Build Vs Tank

Wild Rift Items: Blade of the Ruined King | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous GreavesWild Rift Items: Runaans Hurricane | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRunaan's Hurricane
Wild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Bloodthirster | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBloodthirsterWild Rift Items: Mortal Reminder | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMortal Reminder

Build Wild Rift Items: Mortal Reminder | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Mortal Reminder to get Armor penetration, and effectively attack tank champions.

Varus Full Crit

Wild Rift Items: Infinity Edge | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity EdgeWild Rift Items: Statikk Shiv | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerStatikk ShivWild Rift Items: Gluttonous Greaves | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerGluttonous Greaves
Wild Rift Items: Rapid Firecannon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRapid FirecannonWild Rift Items: Phantom Dancer | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerPhantom DancerWild Rift Items: Mortal Reminder | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMortal Reminder

The combo of Infinity Edge, Statikk Shiv, Rapid Fir Cannon, and Phantom Dancer will give Varus 100% crit rate.

You can also replace Wild Rift Items: Mortal Reminder | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Mortal Reminder with Wild Rift Items: Guardian Angel | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Guardian Angel to increase your surviving chance.

Varus Runes

The best Wild Rift Varus Rues are Conqueror keystone, with Gathering Storm, Spirit Walker, and Sweet tooth.

Wild Rift Rune: Conqueror - zilliongamerConquerorGain Stacks of AD or AP when hitting a champion with separate attacks or abilities. Stacks up to 5 times. When fully stacked deal bonus damage to champions. (Adaptive)
Wild Rift Rune: Gathering Storm - zilliongamerGathering StormEvery 2 minutes, gain AD or AP. (Adaptive)
Wild Rift Rune: Spirit Walker - zilliongamerSpirit WalkerGain bonus max health and slow resistance.
Wild Rift Rune: Sweet Tooth - zilliongamerSweet ToothIncreases Honeyfruit healing effect, each fruit also provides bonus gold.

Summoner Spells

Wild Rift Summoner Spell: Flash - zilliongamerFlashTeleport a short distance forward or toward the aim direction.
Wild Rift Summoner Spell: Heal - zilliongamerHealRestores Health and grants bonus Movement Speed to you an the most wounded nearby ally champions.

Varus Skill Guide

Skill Details

Varus abilities: Living Vengeance | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerLiving VengeanceGains 40% Attack Speed for 5 seconds on a champion kill or assist, 20% on non-champion kills.
Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerPiercing Arrow

Hold: Draws the bow, gradually increasing the range and damage for the next shot. Movement Speed is slowed by 20% while preparing to shoot.

Release: Fires the arrow, dealing 74 to 111 physical damage, reduced by 15% per enemy hit.

Cooldown: 18 / 16 / 14 /12

Mana Cost: 75 / 80 / 85 / 90

Varus abilities: Blighted Quiver | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlighted Quiver

Passive: Attacks deal 8 bonus magic damage and apply Blight for 5 seconds. Varus' other abilities detonate Blight, dealing magic damage equal to 3.5% of the target's max Health per stack.

Active: Doubles the bonus on hit damage from Blighted Quiver's passive for 6 seconds. The next Piercing Arrow deals bonus magic damage equal to 7% to 10% of the target's missing Health, increased by 0% - 50%.

Cooldown: 25

Varus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHail of Arrows

Fires a hail of arrows that deals 70 physical damage and desecrates the ground for 4 seconds. Desecrated ground slows enemies by 25% and applies Grievous Wounds.

Cooldown: 16 / 14 / 12 / 10

Mana Cost: 80

Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerChain of Corruption

Flings out a tendril of corruption that deals 150 magic damage and roots the first enemy champion hit for 2 seconds.

The corruption then spreads toward nearby enemy champions, also immobilizing them on contact. Immobilized units gain 3 Blight stacks over the the next 3 seconds.

Cooldown: 70 / 60 / 50

Mana Cost: 100

Skill Orders

Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerPiercing ArrowVarus abilities: Blighted Quiver | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerBlighted QuiverVarus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHail of ArrowsVarus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerChain of Corruption
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Skill Combos

1. Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing Arrow > Varus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Hail of Arrows > Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Chain of Corruption.

2. Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Chain of Corruption > Varus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Hail of Arrows > Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing Arrow.

Varus Matchups & Partners

Enemy Matchups

Good Against
Wild Rift Jinx | zilliongamerJinxVarus has better range that Jinx, try to take the advantage to get all the farm in laning phase. Constantly harass Jinx with Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing arrow, and use Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate when you want to eliminate the target.
Wild Rift Jhin | zilliongamerJhinJhin has slower attack speed and shorter range to fight against Varus. Try to take adavantage and harass Jhin with your Varus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Hail of Arrows and Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing Arrows to deny his farm.
Wild Rift Ashe | zilliongamerAshePlaying against Ashe, you will get harass with her Ashe abilities: Volley | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Volley most of the time, try to dodge it. Take advantage of your Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing arrow range and harass her because she has low mobility to escape it.
Wild Rift Miss Fortune | zilliongamerMiss FortuneYour Ultimate Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Chain of Corruption can cancel Miss Fortune Miss Fortune abilities: Bullet Time | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate which is very useful during team fight. You can also use Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing Arrow trade each other during farming phase as well.
Hard Counters
Wild Rift Draven | zilliongamerDravenIt is very hard to play with Draven, you can harass him in the early lane with your ability but in late game his damage output are way higher with his Draven Wild Rift Abilities: Spinning Axe - zilliongamer Spinning Axe and he has better mobility as well.
Wild Rift Vayne | zilliongamerVayneVayne Vayne abilities: Silver Bolts | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer damage output in early game is very high she also has great attack range against you. Her Vayne abilities: Tumble | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Tumble can dodge your Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing Arrow and Varus abilities: Hail of Arrows | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Hail of Arrow as well.
Wild Rift Kai'Sa | zilliongamerKai'SaKai'Sa has has better damage output against Varus, her Kai'Sa Wild Rift Abilities: Icathian Rain - zilliongamer Icathain Rain can clear wave faster and is very powerful when fighting 1vs1, her Kai'Sa Wild Rift Abilities: Supercharge - zilliongamer Supercharge also boost her attack speed make her even more lethal.
Wild Rift Tristana | zilliongamerTristanaTristana is a good pick to play against Varus, she has good chance to getting more farm, faster attack speed, winning team fight, and her Wild Rift Tristana abilities: Rocket Jump - zilliongamer Rocket Jump can also counter Varus Ultimate.
Wild Rift Ezreal | zilliongamerEzrealEzreal is a great counter to play against Varus, his Ezreal abilities: Mystic Shot | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Mystic Shot is a good poking ability and even better with Ezreal abilities: Essence Flux | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Essence Flux combo. His Ezreal abilities: Arcane Shift | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Arcane Shift can easily dodge your Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate.

Support Partners

Wild Rift Blitzcrank | zilliongamerBlitzcrankBlitzcrank can play very well with Varus, his Blitzcrank abilities: Rocket Grab | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Rocket Grab can hook the enemy into your Varus abilities: Chain of Corruption | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate and eliminate that enemy without the target escaping.
Wild Rift Braum | zilliongamerBraumBraum is a great defensive / aggressive support, his Braum abilities: Winter's Bite | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Winter's Bite is a good harass ability while as his Braum abilities: Unbreakable | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Unbreakable can defend you from taking damage, and Braum abilities: Glacial Fissure | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate can disengage the enemy from targeting you.
Wild Rift Alistar | zilliongamerAlistarAlistar is a good defensive and aggressive support, his Alistar abilities: Pulverize | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Pulverize can knock up the enemy and you can hit with the enemy with your Varus abilities: Piercing Arrow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Piercing arrow a very deadly combo, Alistar can also Alistar abilities: Headbutt | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Headbutt the enemy out from targeting you as well.
Wild Rift Sona | zilliongamerSonaSona is a healer and aggressive support that can Sona abilities: Aria of Perseverance | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer heal and Sona abilities: Hymn Of Valor | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer output damage to the enemy as well as Sona abilities: Crescendo | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer stun the enemy team with her Ultimate.
Wild Rift Seraphine | zilliongamerSeraphineSeraphine is another Seraphine abilities: Surround Sound | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer healer / aggressive support that can lane very well with Varus, her Seraphine abilities: Beat Drop | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Beat Drop and Seraphine abilities: High Note | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer High Note is a great zoning abilities, her Seraphine abilities: Encore | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate work nice as a combo with your Ultimate as well.
Wild Rift LuLu | zilliongamerLuLuLuLu is a good defensive support that can make Varus become stronger during team fight with her Wild Rift Lulu Abilities: Wild Growth - zilliongamer Ultimate, providing Wild Rift Lulu Abilities: Help Pix - zilliongamer shield and can hex the enemy as well.
Wild Rift Nami | zilliongamerNamiSoraka is an aggressive and healer support, with her Nami abilities: Aqua Prison | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Aqua Prison is such a good zoning ability but it need to be dead on. 
Wild Rift Soraka | zilliongamerSorakaSoraka is a healer support that can heal you a lot with her Soraka abilities: Astral Infusion | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Astral Infusion, and Soraka abilities: Wish | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Wish. Her Soraka abilities: Starcall | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Starcall and Soraka abilities: Equinox | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Equinox is also a great zoning ability that can harass the lane effectively.
Wild Rift Janna | zilliongamerJannaJanna is a good healer support to play with Varus, she can Janna abilities: Eye of The Storm | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer shield and heal you with her Janna abilities: Monsoon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Ultimate, and her Janna abilities: Howling Gale | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Howling Gale is also a good zoning ability.

Varus Pros and Cons

Pros
1. Varus has long range harass ability.
2. Great Ultimate to disengage the enemy.
3. Has fast attack speed.
4. High damage output during team fight.
Cons
1. Varus has no escape ability.
2. Most ability require skillshot.
3. Has very low defend.
4. Hard to catch up when losing lane.

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