Varus Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

In the current meta, building Varus Wild Rift requires focusing on choosing items that provide magic damage and magic penetration. Because the fighters are very strong, Varus will focus on playing poke and dealing long-range damage. Combine his ultimate to crowd control the entire enemy team.

Varus Wild Rift

Varus Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Marksman Marksman - Lane: bot mid

Damage: Physical

Power Spike







Tier B
Win rate 49.41%
Pick rate 3.2%
Ban rate 0.2%
Varus Wild Rift Build
Varus: Wild Rift Build Guide

Varus's Item Build & Runes

Varus runes Win 68.88% and Pick 68.38%

  • First StrikeFirst Strike
  • BrutalBrutal
  • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer
  • Legend: AlacrityLegend: Alacrity
  • Mark of the WeakMark of the Weak

Varus runes Bot with Win 53.32% and Pick 23.43%

  • Phase RushPhase Rush
  • Gathering StormGathering Storm
  • Legend: AlacrityLegend: Alacrity
  • TRANSCENDENCETranscendence

Build Varus Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Manamune Manamune
  • Item Ionian Boots of Lucidity Ionian Boots of Lucidity
  • Item Essence Reaver Essence Reaver
  • Item Riftmaker Riftmaker
  • Item Awakened Soulstealer Awakened Soulstealer
  • Item Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen

Varus Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item  Boots of Mana Boots of Mana
  • Item  Riftmaker Riftmaker
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen
  • Item  The Collector The Collector

Build Varus with critical items.

  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane
  • Item  Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

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Varus Build Breakdown

Varus has 3 ways to build items:

  • If you want to play with a continuous poke style, you can choose to build items for damage and armor penetration.
  • If you want to play with a wide area damage style, you can choose items for critical and attack speed .
  • And this is the best build at the current time, choose items for magic damage. It will give very strong poke damage.

The reason is because of the new update, the fighters have both durability and high damage. This forces Varus to stand in a far position in fights. In a far position, you can only shoot one shot for the maximum damage of that shot.

Early game

  • Nashor’s Tooth: a must-have item for attack speed and adaptive damage and the item also enhances basic attacks. Varus uses a lot of basic attacks to deal damage.
  • Boots of Mana: supplement mana to help Varus use more skills.

Mid game

  • Riftmaker: gives health and physical vamp and will get stronger in fights. The longer the fight, the more damage this item gives.
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap: boosts Varus’s damage. Gives a lot of damage.

Late game

  • Crown of the Shattered Queen: an item that gives damage and a bit of safety.
  • Morellonomicon: inflicts grievous wounds to counter the very strong fighters at this stage.

Varus position

Varus Wild Rift is a marksman with both physical and magical damage. Deals long range damage.

Varus usually takes the position of Dragon

Varus summoner spells

flash + health

Varus ability 

Varus ability order

skill order Varus

Varus abilities


Gain 60% attack speed for 5 seconds if you kill or assist an enemy champion. Gain 30% if the target is not a champion. This passive is similar to Jinx’s passive that increases attack speed.

However, Varus’s passive gives more attack speed. This is also understandable because Varus is a champion with a very long range. He always stands at a fairly far position in fights, so what Varus needs is attack speed rather than movement speed.


The longer you charge the bow, the more damage and range it has. If this skill detonates Blight, it will reduce the cooldown by 4 seconds. This is a very important long-range poke skill of Varus. It is the main source of damage and achieves maximum efficiency if it detonates Blight. It can deal damage to all enemies in range.

A person who is considered to know how to play Varus will always have to pay attention to two important factors. One is the number of Blight stacks and the other is the amount of mana left to use Piercing Arrow. The reason this skill deals a lot of damage and also reduces the cooldown if it detonates successfully. Then you can shoot more Piercing Arrows in one fight.


Enhance basic attacks and apply Blight. If the target is stacked with 3 Blight marks, the next skill will detonate and deal damage based on the percentage of the enemy’s maximum health. If activated, it will double the damage on the attack.


This skill has the effect of slowing and inflicting grievous wounds if the enemy enters the rain of arrows. To achieve maximum efficiency, Varus will use this skill first on the enemy if fighting close.

And it will be even more amazing if the rain of arrows hits multiple enemies at the same time. Because it inflicts grievous wounds, keep aiming at the targets that have been hit by the rain of arrows.


This is the skill to initiate fights for Varus. From 1v1 fights to team fights, this is a very effective skill. It allows you to snare multiple enemy champions at the same time. I will use this skill first, then shoot a basic attack and then use Rain of Arrows. This way you can create up to 2 layers of crowd control.

How to play Varus

I have played Varus for more than 500 games. The way to play Varus is just to detonate Blight. You can detonate Blight with skill 1 or skill 3. Detonating with skill 1 will deal the most damage but requires good aiming skills, if you use skill 3 the damage will be less but it will slow the enemy. It depends on the situation for you to choose.

Early game

With long-range damage, Varus has a lot of advantages in the laning phase. He can attack from many safe positions. I advise you to play aggressively. Although Varus has low mobility, he has a lot of damage.

There are only two important issues you need to pay attention to. One is the position of the enemy jungle and the other is how much mana you have left. Varus consumes a lot of mana. To detonate Blight, you have to use skills if you have enough 3 stacks but no mana to use skills, it will be a waste of effort.

Between game

Stay away from champions with dash abilities. Varus’s role is to deal damage from afar. Initiate fights and create crowd control. Skill 1 is always used to finish off enemies. For example, in a team fight, contesting Dragon, where will you stand? Which position do you choose?. Personally, I will stand behind the terrain. Varus has enough range to allow himself to stand in this very safe position.

Late game

Take on the role of initiating fights. Varus’s target is not necessarily to aim at the enemy ADC, but to aim his ultimate to affect as many enemies as possible.



Combo 1:


Combo 2:


Combo 3


Varus pros and cons


Safe long-range poke.

Available slow skill, deep wound.

Has the ultimate ability to open wide-area combat.


Easy to get caught.

Varus counters

Varus needs time before launching "PIERCING ARROW". You can take advantage of the time to change positions.


Varus Wild Rift has a way to poke the enemy squad from afar with a range from "PIERCING ARROW" that will ensure a certain level of safety for Varus. How to build Varus can make pure armor piercing so that each "Pear-Through Arrow" shot can deal as much damage as possible.

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