Whether you’re a seasoned Varus player or just starting out, this comprehensive guide will help you master the art of playing Varus in Wild Rift. Known for his powerful arrow-based abilities, Varus is a deadly marksman capable of wreaking havoc on the enemy team. In this guide, we’ll break down his abilities, discuss optimal build paths, and provide tips and tricks to dominate the battlefield.
Innate: Living Vengeance
Varus gains bonus attack speed after eliminating any enemy. However, the attack speed is doubled when he achieves champion takedowns, kills, or assists. Make sure to kill minions or jungle monsters before joining fights to benefit from the bonus attack speed. Additionally, Varus deals significant AoE damage, so if a fight occurs near minions, expect his passive to activate immediately.
Q | 1st Ability: Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow is Varus’s primary nuke and poke tool. As the ability charges up, it gains more range and deals increased damage. However, Varus is unable to attack or use other abilities while charging the arrow. It’s worth noting that the damage of Piercing Arrow decreases after each unit hit.
During the charging process, Varus is slowed, and releasing the arrow triggers its launch. However, if you choose not to fire the arrow, half of its mana cost will be refunded. Enemies will do their best to avoid the devastating damage of Piercing Arrow, so it’s best used when enemies are crowd-controlled or while hiding in bushes.
To maximize your damage output, apply Blight to enemies using auto-attacks before hitting them with Piercing Arrow. This combination will unleash even more damage. Additionally, activate Varus’s 2nd ability, Blighted Quiver, before using Piercing Arrow on enemies with less than 60% HP to execute massive damage. Remember, charging the arrow to the maximum isn’t always necessary, especially in 1v1 duels.
W | 2nd Ability: Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver enhances Varus’s DPS by providing a bonus magic damage on-hit effect. Additionally, his attacks mark enemies with Blight, which can be activated by using his other basic abilities. The bonus magic damage and Blight effects also apply when using Runaan’s Hurricane for extra attacks.
Activating Blighted Quiver deals bonus magic damage based on the enemy’s maximum HP. Furthermore, activating it doubles the bonus magic damage and provides bonus execute damage to Piercing Arrow. The execute damage is more potent with lower enemy HP and increased charging time.
E | 3rd Ability: Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows is an area-of-effect ability that inflicts damage and debuffs on affected enemies. It slows down enemies and applies Grievous Wounds, reducing their healing effects. Hitting enemies with Hail of Arrows is relatively easy due to its decent AoE and projectile speed, making it your most reliable method of activating Blight stacks.
Grievous Wounds is a crucial debuff, countering healing spells and sustain abilities throughout the game. It neutralizes the enemy’s vamp effects, providing you with a significant advantage in 1v1 or 2v2 duels.
R | Ultimate: Chain of Corruption
Chain of Corruption is an incredible team fight crowd control ability. It roots a single target and subsequently spreads to nearby enemy champions. The ability continues to spread as long as there are unrooted champions within the range of the previously rooted target.
Rooted champions are marked with a full stack of Blight for three seconds. Chain of Corruption is highly effective for picking off high-priority enemy champions and in team fights. When combined with other abilities, it can ensure immediate elimination of affected enemy champions. In team fights, the enemy team will be forced to split off and disengage, as they risk suffering from a team-wide root.
Combo: Ultimate + 3rd Ability + Auto-Attack + 2nd Ability + Auto-Attack + Auto-Attack + 1st Ability
To maximize your damage output and effectively burst down enemies, execute the following combo: Initiate with your Ultimate, Chain of Corruption, then follow up with your 3rd Ability, Hail of Arrows. After that, unleash a series of Auto-Attacks, activating your 2nd Ability, Blighted Quiver, in between attacks. Finally, conclude the combo with your 1st Ability, Piercing Arrow.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Experiment with different combos and strategies to find what works best for you in different situations.
With this guide, you now have the knowledge and tools to dominate as Varus in Wild Rift. Master his abilities, build the right items, and unleash the power of the arrow on your enemies. Good luck and have fun on the battlefield!