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Varus
UniverseUniverse
League of LegendsLeague of Legends
Teamfight TacticsTeamfight Tactics
Wild RiftWild Rift

Abilities

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Living Vengeance
Living Vengeance.png

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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  • No additional details.

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Piercing Arrow
TARGET RANGE: 925 − 1625 (based on channel time)
SPEED: 1850
CAST TIME: none
COST: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 mana
COOLDOWN: 16 / 14.5 / 13 / 11.5 / 10
Piercing Arrow.png

Active: Varus Channeling icon.png charges while being Slow icon.png slowed by 20% for up to 4 seconds to increase Piercing Arrow's Range icon.png range and damage over the first 2 seconds of the channel. 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), and the arrow's 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)

Info
Notes
  • 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 Cast-inhibiting 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% − 80% (based on Piercing Arrow's channel time), for a maximum of 10.8% − 25.2% (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.

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    Notes
    • 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).

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    Hail of Arrows
    TARGET RANGE: 925
    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 within the area upon impact.

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

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

    Slow:
    25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%

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

    Info
    Notes
    • Slow icon.png Slow lingers for 0.25 seconds after leaving the marked area.
    • Hail of Arrows consumes Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver stacks for bonus damage a second time after ~0.3 seconds of hitting, allowing stacks applied during this time to be triggered.

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    Chain of Corruption
    TARGET RANGE: 1075
    COLLISION RADIUS: 60
    EFFECT RADIUS: 550
    TETHER RADIUS: 600
    SPEED: 1500
    CAST TIME: 0.2419
    COST: 100 mana
    COOLDOWN: 100 / 80 / 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.

    Info
    Notes
    • 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.

    Patch history

    See here for the complete patch history.
    V11.4
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow maximum bonus damage increased to 10.8% − 25.2% (based on level) of the target's missing health from 9% − 21% (based on level).
    V11.2
    • Stats
      • Mana growth increased to 40 from 33.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Cooldown reduced to 100 / 80 / 60 seconds from 120 / 90 / 60.
    V11.1 - January 6th Hotfix
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Mana cost reduced to 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 from 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90.
      • Cooldown reduced to 16 / 14.5 / 13 / 11.5 / 10 seconds from 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10.
    V10.24
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Removed: Detonating Blight with Piercing Arrow no longer reduces it's cooldown by 3 seconds.
      • New Effect: Blight damage detonated by Piercing Arrow is now increased by 0% − 50% (based on channel time).
      • New Effect: Now shows critical strike text when fully charged.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
    • Bonus on-hit magic damage reduced to 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 from 7 / 10.5 / 14 / 17.5 / 21.
      • New Effect: Detonating Blight against champions and epic monsters now reduces his basic ability cooldowns by 12% per stack.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • New Effect: Now snaps to face the target direction on start of cast.
      • Missile speed reduced to 1500 from 1950.
    V10.20
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Base damage increased to 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 from 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Cooldown reduced to 120 / 90 / 60 seconds from 130 / 100 / 70.
    V10.17
    • Stats
      • Attack speed growth increased to 4% from 3%.
    V10.14
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Maximum AD ratio reduced to 125 / 130 / 135 / 140 / 145% AD from 150% AD at all ranks.
      • Minimum AD ratio reduced to 83.33 / 86.67 / 90 / 93.33 / 96.67% AD from 100% AD at all ranks.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Base damage reduced to 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 from 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210.
    V10.12
    • Stats
      • Attack damage growth reduced to 3 from 3.11.
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Minimum AD ratio reduced to 100% AD from 110% AD.
        • Maximum AD ratio reduced to 150% AD from 165% AD.
    V10.11
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 530 from 500.
      • Health growth increased to 91 from 89.
    V10.8
    V10.6
    • General
      • Recommended items updated.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Bug Fix: When attempting to cast it outside of its maximum range immediately after Flashing Flashing, the ability's position will now properly update and cast at its post-Flash max range.
    V10.5
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Now casts at maximum range instead of casting in the targeted area.
    V10.1
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Cooldown reduced to 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 from 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12.
      • Blight stack detonation cooldown reduction reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
    V9.20
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage increased to 61 from 59.
      • Base mana regeneration increased to 8 from 7.34.
      • Base mana reduced to 360 from 360.48.
      • Base health increased to 500 from 499.
    V9.4
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the detonation damage was lower than intended.
    V9.1
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Bug Fix: Slow zone VFX no longer fail to appear if cast from fog of war.
    V8.24b
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Active minimum damage increased to 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% (based on level) of the target's missing health from 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10% (based on level).
      • Active maximum damage increased to 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21% (based on level) of the target's missing health from 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15% (based on level).
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Base damage increased to 150 / 200 / 250 from 100 / 175 / 250.
    V8.24
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug that allowed his allies to detonate it.
    V8.21
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Undocumented: Blight now deals 2.5% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health damage per stack, from 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health.
    V8.17
    • Stats
      • Base health reduced to 499 from 549.
      • Health growth increased to 89 from 86.
    V8.13 - July 3rd Hotfix
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Minimum AD ratio increased to 110% AD from 100% AD.
      • Maximum AD ratio increased to 165% AD from 150% AD.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Bonus on-hit magic damage increased to 7 / 10.5 / 14 / 17.5 / 21 from 5 / 9 / 13 / 17 / 21.
      • Health ratio per stack increased to 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% of target's maximum health from 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5%.
    V8.11
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 549 from 537.76.
      • Health growth increased to 86 from 82.
      • Base armor reduced to 27 from 32.
      • Base health regeneration reduced to 3.5 from 5.5.
      • Base attack damage reduced to 59 from 63.
      • Attack damage growth increased to 3.11 from 2.41.
    V8.9
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the basic attack played the base skin's sound effects instead of those for whatever skin was in use.
      • Bug Fix: Unique SFX have been restored for Varus and all skins.
    V8.8
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on champion takedown reduced to 30% bonus attack speed from 50%.
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on minion or monster kill reduced to 15% bonus attack speed from 25%.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Passive base damage reduced to 5 / 9 / 13 / 17 / 21 from 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26.
      • New Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow deals 6% / 7% / 8% / 9% / 10% (based on level) of the target's missing health bonus magic damage, increased by 0% − 50% (based on Piercing Arrow channel time), for a maximum of 9% / 10.5% / 12% / 13.5% / 15% (based on level) of the target's missing health. The damage is capped at 360 against monsters.
      • Cooldown: 40 seconds.
      • The damage is dealt after the damage of Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow.
    V8.3
    • Stats
      • Base health regeneration increased to 5.5 from 5.424.
    V8.1
    V7.22
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage increased to 63 from 54.66.
      • Base armor increased to 32 from 23.212.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Base damage increased to 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 from 45 / 80 / 115 / 150 / 185.
    • Dark Star Varus Dark Star Varus
      • Bug Fix: Shields now follow his model during his recall animation.
    V7.19
    • Dark Star Varus Dark Star Varus
      • Bug Fix: Blue tendrils no longer flicker during several graphics settings.
    V7.13
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where hitting it, at its maximum range, wouldn't make it spread through enemies.
    V7.9
    • Stats
      • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
    V7.6
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Cooldown reduction if hitting Blighted Blighted enemy champion increased to 4 seconds from 4 − 2.2 (based on cooldown reduction).
    V7.5 Hotfix
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Bug Fix: Cooldown refund against Blighted Blighted targets now properly applies at Piercing Arrow's max distance.
    V7.5
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Maximum AD ratio reduced to 150% AD from 165% AD.
      • Cooldown increased to 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 seconds from 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8.
      • New Effect: Cooldown is now reduced by 4 − 1.75 (based on cooldown reduction) seconds if the arrow detonates Blight Blight stacks from at least one enemy champion.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Undocumented: Tooltip now indicates maximum damage per stack against monsters.
    V7.4
    V6.24
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Duration on champion kills reduced to 5 seconds from 6.
      • New Effect: Bonus attack speed from champion kills now scales with 50% bonus attack speed.
      • Duration on non-champion kills increased to 5 seconds from 3.
      • New Effect: Bonus attack speed from non-champion kills now scales with 25% bonus attack speed.
    V6.13
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Bug Fix: Restored custom particles for Blight Crystal Varus's Hail of Arrows when the arrows land.
    V6.10
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Bug Fix: No longer occasionally deals damage against spell shielded targets.
    V6.1
    V5.22
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage increased to 54.66 from 49.04.
      • Attack damage growth reduced to 2.41 from 3.
      • Base mana increased to 360.48 from 310.48.
      • Mana growth reduced to 33 from 36.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • New Effect: Now displays max. spread range to Varus and his enemies if there is at least one tendril.
      • New Effect: Root icon.png Rooted targets now gain 3 stacks of Blight Blight over the duration.
      • Base damage reduced to 100 / 175 / 250 from 150 / 250 / 350.
    V5.5
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Now begins its cooldown at charge start, rather than when the arrow fires.
    V5.3
    V4.21
    • Mana regeneration per 5 seconds growth stat increased to 0.8 from 0.5
    V4.16
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Line indicator removed (Now uses range circle again as per previous functionality).
    V4.13
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Now shows a line indicator in addition to circle indicator while charging.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Cooldown reduced to 110 / 90 / 70 seconds from 120 / 105 / 90 seconds.
    V4.5
    • Base armor increased to 17.5 from 13.5.
    V3.13
    V3.8
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Fixed a bug where casting Piercing Arrow while targeting an enemy would cause Varus to stop moving.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Slow refresh rate reduced to 0.25 seconds.
    V3.7
    • Stats
      • Base movement speed reduced to 330 from 335.
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Minimum damage increased to 10 / 47 / 83 / 120 / 157 from 10 / 43 / 77 / 110 / 143.
      • Maximum damage increased to 15 / 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 from 15 / 65 / 115 / 165 / 215.
      • Improved hit detection at the end of the missile.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Base damage reduced to 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 from 65 / 105 / 145 / 185 / 225.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Improved hit detection at the end of the missile.
    V1.0.0.152
    • Stats
      • Movement speed increased to 335 from 310.
    V1.0.0.145
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Fixed: no longer sometimes fires from a point above his bow.
      • Fixed: now more reliably hits targets at the end of its range.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Ability power ratio on Blight stack detonation increased to (+ 2% AP) per stack from (+ 1% AP).
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Missile width increased to 100 from 60.
      • Increased missile visibility.
      • Spread range from primary target to nearby targets increased to 550 from 450.
      • Tendril break range increased to 600 from 550.
    V1.0.0.139
    • Added May 8th
      • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance (Innate)
        • On kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains attack speed. This bonus is larger if the enemy is a champion.
      • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow (Q)
        • Varus readies and then fires a powerful shot that gains extra range and damage the longer he spends preparing to fire.
      • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver (W)
        • Varus' basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and apply Blight. Varus' other abilities detonate Blight, dealing magic damage based on the target's maximum health.
      • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows (E)
        • Varus fires a hail of arrows that deal physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' movement speed and reduces their healing and regeneration.
      • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption (Ultimate)
        • Varus flings out a tendril of corruption that immobilizes the first enemy champion hit and then spreads towards nearby uninfected champions, immobilizing them too on contact.

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