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Marksman

Marksman

Average

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Playstyle

Damage Type

15% AP

85% AD

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Varus matchups

Bot Bot  Patch 11.18

Varus counter tips

General advice on how to play against Varus
These champs are strong against Varus at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Varus.
Champion
WR
Matches
Guide

Overall Average

52.0%
40 726
55.3%
535
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54.8%
1 424
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54.3%
1 061
54.2%
4 183
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53.7%
2 780
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53.4%
2 679
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53.2%
1 880
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52.4%
1 990
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52.2%
682
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51.9%
2 053
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For matchups that are not listed above, check the matchups table
Laning Against Varus

Laning Against Varus

Post 6, avoid overextending when you’re defenceless. Varus’ Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR can be used to catch you out of position and start a fight. Play safer whenever his Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR is up.

Avoid standing inside the minion wave. This will allow Varus to poke and push the wave at the same time. Standing outside of the minion wave will force him to choose between shoving and poking with his Piercing ArrowQ.

Varus will try his hardest to poke you out of lane. Try your hardest of dodge as much damage and abilities as possible. Opt for extra sustain if you can’t dodge skill shots.

Strategy VS Varus

Strategy VS Varus

Varus has good pick potential with his Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR. Avoid overextending or being in range of him when sieging in the mid lane as he could look to start the fight.

Picking off Varus before a team fight is highly effective. Bursting him is one of the best ways to do so as he is rather squishy and immobile due to the lack of a dash or escape ability.

Varus will try to delay a team fight for as long as possible while he harasses with his Piercing ArrowQ and Hail of ArrowsE.

Varus Power Spikes

Varus Power Spikes

Varus is strong once he has his Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR. It offers him lots of extra damage, can be used to set up ganks and it also increases his survivability.

In team fights, Varus really shines as his Ultimate Chain of CorruptionR can be used in a variety of ways. He can use it as a self peel tool and as an engage tool.

Once Varus is level 9, he would’ve maxed his Piercing ArrowQ. Mix this in with a couple points in Blighted QuiverW, his Piercing ArrowQ damage output will be intense. Dodge as many Arrows Piercing ArrowQ as humanly possible.

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Varus Matchups Table

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Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
Rank
Champion
Role
WR
Delta
GD@15
XPD@15
CSD@15
LVL2
Matches
1
Kog'Maw
Bot
55.3%
3.4%
-55.7g
-82.4xp
-1.2
55.5%
535
2
Twitch
Bot
54.8%
2.9%
120.1g
3.4xp
-7.1
37.6%
1424
3
Ziggs
Bot
54.3%
2.3%
-201.6g
4.1xp
-3.5
62.6%
1061
4
Jhin
Bot
54.2%
2.3%
45g
27.6xp
0.4
47.1%
4183
5
Vayne
Bot
53.7%
1.7%
-183.6g
-139.4xp
-5.1
54.7%
2780
6
Ashe
Bot
53.4%
1.4%
-272.7g
-137.7xp
-4.5
61.7%
2679
7
Tristana
Bot
53.2%
1.3%
240.3g
-6.4xp
-3.4
40.2%
1880
8
Miss Fortune
Bot
52.4%
0.4%
135g
34.4xp
4.1
56.3%
1990
9
Sivir
Bot
52.2%
0.2%
83.6g
94.5xp
4.6
54.7%
682
10
Draven
Bot
51.9%
-0.1%
671.5g
45.2xp
8.5
69.6%
2053
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