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VARUS BUILD GUIDE: [S3] Lay back, and get triple kills. by Dzekovic

by Dzekovic (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Armor Penetration(+11.52 armor penetration)
9
Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
3
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage( +6.75 attack damage)
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Summoner Spells
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22
8
0
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 4/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 1/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 4/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
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mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
22 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 2/2
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mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
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mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
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8 Defense
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mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
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0 Utility
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Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Living Vengeance
QPiercing Arrow
WBlighted Quiver
EHail of Arrows
RChain of Corruption
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Masteries

mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 4/4
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mastery 4 mastery 4 1/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 4/4
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mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
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mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
22 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
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mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
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mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/1
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mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
8 Defense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
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mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
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0 Utility

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Living Vengeance
QPiercing Arrow
WBlighted Quiver
EHail of Arrows
RChain of Corruption

Champion Matchups

Changelog

06/12-2012
Added a picture of recent(05/12-2012) match with this build.

Introduction

Who am I?

Hello everyone.

I am Dzekovic from EUW, playing around 1200 ELO. I'm not a high ELO player, but I know several S2-Plati players, who'm i socialise with almost everyday in my local town. I've been playing on their ELO (2.0K - 2.5K) as they invited me, and I have never dissapointed - I've actually recieved alot of compliments. I just don't have the time to play an awful lot because of my connection to the University in my town.
When I do have time, i love to play ranked, and i'm adapt at playing in every lane with atleast 2-3 champions.


About Varus
Varus is very fun to play, if you ask me. He demands skill, and thrives in aggressive play because he is a strong early and mid game AD Carry. With good utility with his E and long-range Q-Poke ability, which is a skillshot, makes him a dangerous opponent. It makes him strong, because his Passive on W, does extra damage, and does alot of burst damage if you can hit the enemy with Q, after atleast two basic attacks.

Along with that, his ult is great. His ult is a strong CC, which snares an enemy and everyone around him. If you combine this with a support with strong CC like Alistar, Taric, Sona and Leona, it's going to be a playground for you.


Varus, altough being strong, does have noticable weaknesses. The two most important ones are his lower DPS, and complete lack of escape abilities, which Ezreal, Corki and Graves have. If you get caught, your only way of surviving is a well placed E, to slow them down. If that doesn't help, you have to either burn your ult on escaping or your flash.



Pros:
* Hard CC and AoE slow
* Strong poking from long range
* Thrives with aggressive play due to high base movement speed.
* Very strong early and mid game burst.
* Can Initiate teamfights with his Ult and E.

Cons:
* No escapes
* Usually falls of late-game.
* Does not have High DPS.
* Player needs to be good with his skillshots.

Masteries

I chose 22/8/0, because I need to be very aggressive during early and mid game - taking as much possible bonus damage mixed with a bit of defence, just to be safe.

Why no utility?
Because I prefer damage and defence over mana regen. And seeing as Varus already has high movement speed, then that isnt needed too.

You can't spam your abilities like a mad man - unless youre with a Soraka, but it forces you to focus more on last hitting CS, and getting in basic attack pokes on the enemy AD Carry and then finishing off with a Q or E, when the enemy has at least 2 blights(From his W) on him.

If the enemy AD Carry is lacking a sustain support, if won't take you long till you peel the enemy down to under 50% hp = (R)Stun -> (E)Slow( Also helps against heal, as it reduces healing by 50%) and finish him off!

Runes

I go with Arm Pen Marks, Arm Seals, MR Gylphs, and AD Quints.

Armor Penetraion is always nice, because if you have a Taric with you, he can reduce the enemy's armor. With your armor pen, you will actually be dealing both True damage and Magic damage per each basic attack(With your W)

Item Builds

I always start out with because I want to be fast - both because of last hitting and because I want to poke the enemy and retreat to safety fast.

Returning to base the 1.st and 2.nd time, I usually buy 2x , for the extra health and damage. It is really useful, and makes you dangerous in the lane.

During my 3.rd back, I buy for lifesteal and after that finish the . I do this because the Vampiric Scepter allows me to be even more aggressive because of the Life Steal.

Now that I have the Bloodthirster, making my damage higher for each kill and assist, its time for some attack speed.

Now usually, i'd build , because, let's face it - it's a great item.
But during a game, where me and a taric was having a stalemate in botlane against a Graves and Soraka, the rest of the team, was just feeding the enemy non-stop. I even said that we should surrender at 20, and everyone agreed. I was walking around with a 1/2/2 score - only one kill because I was able to kill the enemy jungler who dived me. Our jungler never came to help, so it was just me and taric, despite us calling for ganks several times.

Well, heck - it was lost, i thought, so I went ahead and skipped buying Phantom Dancer, and instead built . I thought it looked cool, it was a new untested item, and it looked exactly like Varus' bow!

Instantly after buying this item, the clock turns 20:00, and the enemy team is gathering in front of Baron.

We all rush up to baron, and our jungler - Nautilus - initiates a teamfight.

Boy oh boy, I was in for a surprise.

They were COMPLETELY destroyed - ACED! And I recieved a TRIPLE KILL. And it was just for picking ONE TARGET in one big cluster of 9 champs.

The same scenario happened in THE NEXT TEAMFIGHT! Another Triple Kill!

And I thought "Holy fuck, what have I done?", while laughing out loud.

I looked into the description of .

It gives 70% attack speed along with its passive which fires TWO Bolts at nearby enemies which deals 10 AD + 50% of your Attack damage - and it applies on-hit effects which means they also recieve damage from your

Whats great about this is that in the masteries i've chosen "Frenzy" which increases my attack speed with 10%, if i Crit.

It doesnt stop here! Varus' passive , increases his attack speed by 40% if he gets a champion kill OR assist.

What does this mean?

Easy - If you don't get focused down, position yourself correctly, and you recieve an assist or kill you will be tearing the enemy team APART with 100% attack speed - if you crit at the same time you will reach 110% attack speed.

And all the while youre firing your basic attacks at one enemy, your actually doing HUGE damage on 2 other enemies, while at the same time doing massive life steal from 3 enemies!

All i can say is .. we won that game pretty hard. Everyone agreed that "Varus carried that game". Now it's your turn.

[http://i.imgur.com/4XW6D.jpg]

Final Comments

Feel free to give feedback, and tell me what you think about this build and how to improve it. Im in love with it!

I would appriciate likes and dislikes, along with a comment now and then! Cheers everyone :-)

Comments

December 19, 2012 - 05:01 PM #1

BRO.

BLACK CLEAVER.

CORE.



BRUTALIZER BEFORE BT. UPGRADE AFTER RUNAANS.

YOU CANT GO WITHOUGHT AN ARP ITEM

TOMMY OUT!

December 9, 2012 - 01:00 PM #2

Hi Dzekovic, I am also on EUW. I would like to add you so we can bounce ideas off each other about varus. My username in Lol is Beljoe. Mostly about my transition between s2 and s3.



December 6, 2012 - 03:41 PM #3

Hey Joeispro.



Thank you!



Yeah, i'd still go with Armor Pen., because flat AD is only good for the early levels pre 6 and for last hitting, IMO. You can see a clear difference between the usage of those two, when trading damage at level 6.

December 6, 2012 - 12:04 PM #4

Very nice build! One comment is the armor pen marks have been nerfed to hell, now its 1.28. Would you still use it over flat ad?

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