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Living Vengeance
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Innate: Varus gains 40% (+ 30% bonus attack speed) Attack speed icon.png bonus attack speed for 5 seconds upon an enemy champion Damage rating.png takedown, and 20% (+ 15% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed on non-champion kills.

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Piercing Arrow
TARGET RANGE: 925 − 1625 (based on channel time)
SPEED: 1850
COST: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 mana
COOLDOWN: 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Piercing Arrow.png

Active: Varus Channeling icon.png charges for up to 4 seconds to gradually increase Piercing Arrow's Range icon.png range and damage while being Slow icon.png slowed by 20%. Piercing Arrow can be recast at any time within its duration.

If the charge completes without reactivation, Piercing Arrow is canceled, refunding 50% of its Mana icon.png mana cost.

Recast: Varus fires a piercing arrow in the target direction, dealing physical damage to all enemies struck. The arrow's damage and any Blight Blight stacks detonated are increased by 0% − 50% (based on channel time), arrow damage is reduced by 0% − 67% (based on enemies hit).

Minimum Physical Damage:
10 / 46.67 / 83.33 / 120 / 156.67 (+ 83.33 / 86.67 / 90 / 93.33 / 96.67% AD)
Minimum Fully Reduced Damage:
3.3 / 15.4 / 27.5 / 39.6 / 51.7 (+ 27.5 / 28.6 / 29.7 / 30.8 / 31.9% AD)
Maximum Physical Damage:
15 / 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 (+ 125 / 130 / 135 / 140 / 145% AD)
Maximum Fully Reduced Damage:
4.95 / 23.1 / 41.25 / 59.4 / 77.55 (+ 41.25 / 42.9 / 44.55 / 46.2 / 47.85% AD)

  • The range of the spell will always be displayed, even as it increases.
  • Piercing Arrow will cast from wherever Varus is at the end of the channel.
  • Piercing Arrow's damage will display a Critical strike physical icon.png cosmetic critical strike when fully charged.
  • The following table refers for interactions while Varus is Channeling icon.png channeling:
Type Charge channel
Attacking Disabled
Abilities Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver is usable during the first 0.25 seconds, otherwise, it's disabled. Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows and Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption are disabled. This ability recasts to end channel.
Movement Allowed
Items Usable N/A
Disabled All items are disabled
Interrupted by N/A
Consumables Disabled, but can still use trinkets.
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite Flash Flash
Disabled Teleport Teleport Recall Recall
Interrupted by Hexflash Hexflash (Recasts)
Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Silence icon.png Silencing effects
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    Blighted Quiver
    CAST TIME: none
    COOLDOWN: 40
    Blighted Quiver.png

    Passive: Varus' basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and apply a stack of Blight for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times, refreshing on subsequent attacks.

    Bonus Magic Damage:
    7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 (+ 25% AP)

    Varus' other abilities consume stacks of Blight on enemies upon damaging them to deal bonus magic damage and, if they are a Champion icon.png champion or Monster icon.png epic monster, reduce his basic abilities' cooldowns by 12% of the maximum cooldown for each stack on the target, up to 36% per target. The bonus damage is capped at 360 against monsters.

    Bonus Magic Damage per Stack:
    3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Maximum Bonus Magic Damage:
    9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15% (+ 6% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Blighted Quiver 2.png

    Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow deals 6% − 14% (based on level) of the target's missing health bonus magic damage, increased by 0% − 50% (based on Piercing Arrow's channel time), for a maximum of 9% − 21% (based on level) of the target's missing health. This damage is capped at 360 against monsters. If Varus is not charging Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow, Blighted Quiver may be recast after 1 second and will go on a 1 second cooldown if it isn't used within 5.5 seconds of its activation or immediately if Varus dies.

    Blighted Quiver can be cast during the first 0.25 seconds of Piercing Arrow's Piercing Arrow's charge. Blighted Quiver is placed on full cooldown even if the charge completes without reactivation or is Silence icon.png interrupted.

    Recast: Varus cancels Blighted Quiver and puts it on a 1 second Cooldown reduction icon.png cooldown.

    • Spell Shield.png Spell shield will not block the On-hit icon.png on-hit damage but will block the consuming damage if the target is hit by his abilities.
    • Blighted Quiver's active damage is dealt after the damage of Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow.
    • Blighted Quiver does not count as an ability activation for the purposes of on-cast effects such as Spellblade and stacking Force Pulse Force Pulse.
    • PENDING FOR TEST: Blighted Quiver's on-hit interaction with parrying effects (Counter Strike.png dodge, Spirit's Refuge.png block, Blind icon.png blind).

    Hail of Arrows
    CAST TIME: 0.2419
    COST: 80 mana
    COOLDOWN: 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
    Hail of Arrows.png

    Active: Varus fires a hail of arrows at the target location, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit on impact.

    Physical Damage:
    60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+ 60% bonus AD)

    The area is desecrated for 4 seconds, Slow icon.png slowing all enemies within and inflicting them with 40% Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds.

    25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%

    Hail of Arrows will cast at max range if cast beyond that.

    • Slow icon.png Slow lingers for 0.25 seconds after leaving the marked area.

    Chain of Corruption
    TARGET RANGE: 1075
    SPEED: 1500
    CAST TIME: 0.2419
    COST: 100 mana
    COOLDOWN: 120 / 90 / 60
    Chain of Corruption.png

    Active: Varus flings out a tendril of corruption in the target direction that infects the first enemy champion hit, dealing magic damage and Sight icon.png revealing and Root icon.png rooting them for 2 seconds while inflicting them with full stacks of Blight Blight over 1.5 seconds.

    Magic Damage:
    150 / 200 / 250 (+ 100% AP)

    On impact, the tendril seeks out nearby enemy champions for 2 seconds, after which they are also infected. Tendrils will continue to spread until there are no champions in range that have not already been affected.

    Chain of Corruption will attempt to spread even if the first target dies or becomes free of the Root icon.png root.

    The tendril seeks targets regardless of having Sight icon.png sight of them or not.

    • Enemy champions can be targeted again by the corruption's tether if they were not infected the previous time, even if they were targeted and got out of range.
    • Chain of Corruption will not infect Cc-immune icon.png cc-immune targets or those protected by Spell Shield.png spell shields (but will still seek them).
    • Varus will turn to face the target direction at the start of the cast.
    • The tendril cannot seek enemy champions that are Playful.png untargetable.
    • Chain of Corruption will cast from wherever Varus is at the end of the cast time.
    • Consuming the Blight's stacks applied by Chain of Corruption will deal bonus magic damage based on Blighted Quiver's Blighted Quiver's rank. If the ability hasn't been ranked yet, the three Blight stacks will still be applied but they will be considered to be at rank 0, dealing 1.25% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health per stack.


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