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Varus is a champion in League of Legends.[1]

Abilities[]

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Living Vengeance

Living Vengeance

Innate: When Varus kills an enemy, he gains Attack speed icon 10% bonus attack speed as well as bonus attack damage and ability power equal to 10% bonus attack speed for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (based on level) seconds.

This is increased to 40% bonus attack speed and bonus attack damage and ability power equal to 15% bonus attack speed upon scoring a Champion icon champion Damage rating takedown.

While Living Vengeance's bonus is active, Varus' attack speed cap is increased to 2.7632.

Info
  • Living Vengeance's buff can be refreshed and is triggered when Varus kills any unit.
    • The increased bonus gained from taking down an enemy champion takes priority over the lesser bonus. That bonus can only be refreshed by scoring another takedown.

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Piercing Arrow

Piercing Arrow

Active: Varus Channeling icon charges while being Slow icon slowed by 20% for up to 4 seconds to increase Piercing Arrow's Range icon range over the first 1.5 seconds and its effects over the first 1.25 seconds of the channel.

Piercing Arrow can be recast within the duration. If the charge completes without reactivation, Piercing Arrow is cancelled and refunds Mana icon 50% of the mana cost.

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

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

Info
  • The arrow missile range is 825 to 1525; The range increases by 140 per 0.25 seconds for the first 1.25 seconds. Upon reaching its maximum range, it also strikes additional targets in a Range model 70 radius, rounding off the struck area.
  • The indicator for the range of the spell will be displayed for the entire channel.
  • Piercing Arrow will cast from wherever Varus is at the end of the channel.
  • At maximum effect charge, all damage caused by Piercing Arrow will trigger Successfully enhanced damage magic icon Successfully enhanced damage physical icon cosmetic critical strike text.
    • In the game, Blighted Quiver's Blighted Quiver's stack consumption and its active effect's damage through Piercing Arrow are incorrectly displayed as Critical strike magic icon real critical strikes.(bug)
  • The following table refers for interactions while Varus is Channeling icon channeling:
Type Charge channel
Attacking Disabled
Abilities Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver is usable during the first 0.85 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 Cast-inhibiting effects
  • Map-Specific Differences
    Arena icon Arena differences edit
    • Cooldown changed to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds.

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    Blighted Quiver

    Passive: Varus' basic attacks are empowered to deal bonus magic damage and apply a stack of Blight On-hit icon on-hit for 6 seconds, refreshing on subsequent applications and stacking up to 3 times. Varus' abilities detonate all Blight stacks on enemies hit, consuming them to apply new effects.

    Bonus Magic Damage:
    7 / 14 / 21 / 28 / 35 (+ 35% AP)
    Blighted Quiver 2

    Blight: For each stack consumed, the target is dealt bonus magic damage. If the stacks were consumed with Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow, this damage is increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time). This damage is capped at 120 per stack against Monster icon monsters, for a total cap of 360 at maximum stacks.

    Additionally, each stack consumed against a Champion icon champion or epic Monster icon monster reduces the Cooldown icon remaining cooldowns of Varus' basic abilities by 13% of each of their total cooldowns, up to a 39% cooldown reduction per target. If the stacks were consumed with Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow, the cooldown reduction is increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time), up to a 39% − 58.5% cooldown reduction per target from consuming maximum stacks against them.

    Bonus Magic Damage per Stack:
    3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+ 1.5% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Bonus Magic Damage at Max Stacks:
    9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15% (+ 4.5% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Varus Piercing Arrow Maximum Bonus Magic Damage per Stack:
    4.5 / 5.25 / 6 / 6.75 / 7.5% (+ 2.25% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Varus Piercing Arrow Maximum Bonus Magic Damage at Max Stacks:
    13.5 / 15.75 / 18 / 20.25 / 22.5% (+ 6.75% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health
    Blighted Quiver

    Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow within 5.5 seconds is empowered to deal additional bonus magic damage. This damage is further increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time). This damage is capped at 360 against Monster icon monsters.

    Active Magic Damage:
    6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% of target's missing health
    Increased Active Magic Damage:
    9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21% of target's missing health

    If Varus does not cast Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow, Blighted Quiver can be recast after 1 second within the duration, and does so automatically afterwards or when he dies. Blighted Quiver can be cast during the first 0.85 seconds of Piercing Arrow's Piercing Arrow's charge, and will be placed on full cooldown after the charge ends even if Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow is not recast.

    Recast: Varus ends Blighted Quiver and places it on a 1-second cooldown.

    Blighted Quiver's active and recast can both be used while affected by Silence icon cast-inhibiting crowd control.

    Info
    • The monster damage cap is also increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time) if the stacks were consumed with Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow.
    • Spell Shield Spell shield will not block the On-hit icon on-hit damage but will block the consumption 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 Sheen item Spellblade and triggering Force Pulse's Force Pulse's passive.
    • The attacks do not affect structures nor wards.
    • PENDING FOR TEST:: Blighted Quiver's on-hit interaction with parrying effects (Jax Counter Strike old dodge, Spirit's Refuge block, Blind icon blind).

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    Hail of Arrows

    Hail of Arrows

    Active: Varus fires a hail of arrows at the target location that land after 0.5 seconds, dealing physical damage to enemies hit.

    Physical Damage:
    60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+ 90% bonus AD)

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

    Slow:
    30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%

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

    Info
    • Slow icon 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.

    Map-Specific Differences
    Arena icon Arena differences edit
    • Bonus AD ratio changed to 110% bonus AD.

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    Chain of Corruption

    Chain of Corruption

    Active: Varus unleashes a tendril of corruption in the target direction that infects the first enemy champion hit, dealing magic damage and Root icon rooting them for 2 seconds, during which they are Reveal icon revealed. Over the first 1.5 seconds of the root, they are also inflicted with maximum stacks of Blight Blight.

    Magic Damage:
    150 / 250 / 350 (+ 100% AP)
    Chain of Corruption 2

    Upon impact, the tendril roots into the ground from which it seeks out nearby enemy Champion icon champions. If a target does not leave the area within 2 seconds, they subsequently become infected as well, taking the same damage and effects. A new tendril is then spread out from the infected target that is closest to a nearby uninfected enemy champion. The infection can spread repeatedly until there are no new targets.

    The target does not have to be Sight icon visible to be caught by the tendril.

    Info
    • 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.
    • A tendril that roots into the ground will only seek nearby enemy champions that were already in the area.
    • Chain of Corruption will not infect Cc-immune icon crowd control immune targets or those protected by Spell Shield 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 Untargetable icon untargetable.
    • This ability will cast from wherever the caster 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.

    Champion skins[]

    This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Varus (Collection).
    Varus OriginalSkin
    Original
    RP 880
    08.05.2012
    One of the ancient darkin, Varus was a deadly killer who loved to torment his foes, driving them almost to insanity before delivering the killing arrow. He was imprisoned at the end of the Great Darkin War, but escaped centuries later in the remade flesh of two Ionian hunters—they had unwittingly released him, cursed to bear the bow containing his bound essence. Varus now seeks out those who trapped him, in order to enact his brutal vengeance, but the mortal souls within still resist him every step of the way.
    Separator
    ActorGavin Hammon
    ArtistJessica 'OwleyCat' Oyhenart
    Loot eligible Loot eligible

    Patch history[]

    For the expanded patch notes, see here.
    V14.13
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage reduced to 57 from 60.
      • Attack speed growth reduced to 3.5% from 4%.
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • New Effect: When Varus kills an enemy, he gains 10% bonus attack speed as well as bonus attack damage and ability power equal to 10% bonus attack speed for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (based on level) seconds. This is increased to 40% bonus attack speed and bonus attack damage and ability power equal to 15% bonus attack speed upon scoring a champion takedown. While Living Vengeance's bonus is active, Varus' attack speed cap is increased to 2.7632.
      • Old Effect: When Varus kills an enemy, he gains 10 / 15 / 20% (based on level) (+ 20% − 23.4% (based on level) bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (based on level) seconds, increased to 40% (+ 40% − 46.8% (based on level) bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed upon scoring a champion takedown.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base damage increased to 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 / 35 from 7 / 13 / 19 / 25 / 31.
      • Cooldown refund per stack increased to 13% from 12%.
        • Maximum cooldown reduction increased to 39% from 36%.
      • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow bonus damage changed to 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% of target's missing health from 6% − 14% (based on level).
        • Maximum Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow bonus damage changed to 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21% of target's missing health from 9% − 21% (based on level).
      • Cast grace period during Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow increased to 0.85 seconds from 0.25.
    V14.4
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage reduced to 60 from 62.
    V14.3
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Bug Fix: Corrected the phantom missile's cast timing to properly coincide with the VFX, which would previously break spell shields earlier than expected.
    V13.22
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Bug Fix: Cast indicator no longer always displays the line indicator even if the setting was disabled.
    V13.21
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base damage increased to 7 / 13 / 19 / 25 / 31 from 7 / 12 / 17 / 22 / 27.
      • Bug Fix: Buff timer VFX is now displayed clearly.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Slow increased to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%.
    V13.20
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Undocumented/New Effect: Cast indicator now includes a line for the arrow.
    V13.18
    • General
      • Updated ability icons.
    V13.16
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Several issues with voice line playback have been resolved.
    • Cosmic Hunter Varus Cosmic Hunter Varus
      • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
        • Bug Fix: SFX for the cast no longer plays even if the cast did not go off.
    V13.14
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Several issues with voice line playback have been corrected.
    V13.13
    • General
      • Updated voice over.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit AP ratio increased to 35% AP from 30% AP.
      • Detonation AP ratio per stack reduced to 1.5% per 100 AP from 2.5% per 100 AP.
        • Detonation maximum AP ratio reduced to 4.5% per 100 AP from 7.5% per 100 AP.
    V13.10
    V13.4
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Bug Fix: Now properly displays the VFX of its stacks on enemies even if they briefly left vision.
    V13.3
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
      • Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds strength increased to 40% from 25%.
      • Bug Fix: Effect is now fully nullified if the main missile collides with projectile-interception effects, rather than triggering at the location of impact.
    V12.14
    V12.11
    V12.10
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 600 from 530.
      • Health growth increased to 105 from 91.
      • Armor growth increased to 4.6 from 3.4.
      • Magic resistance growth increased to 1.3 from 0.5.
    • Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows
    V12.9
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on champion takedown increased to 40% − 46.8% (based on level) bonus attack speed from 30% − 35.1% (based on level).
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on non-champion kill increased to 20% − 23.4% (based on level) bonus attack speed from 15% − 17.55% (based on level).
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base damage increased to 7 / 12 / 17 / 22 / 27 from 7 / 10.5 / 14 / 17.5 / 21.
    V12.5 - March 9th Hotfix
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base damage increased to 7 / 10.5 / 14 / 17.5 / 21 from 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • Base damage increased to 150 / 250 / 350 from 150 / 200 / 250.
    V12.3
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Bug Fix: Charge cancellation VFX has been restored for all skins.
    V11.24 - December 15th Hotfix
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Bonus attack speed duration increased to 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (based on level) seconds from 5 at all levels.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base damage increased to 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 from 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11.
      • On-hit AP ratio increased to 30% AP from 25% AP.
      • Detonation AP ratio per stack increased to 2.5% per 100 AP from 2% per 100 AP.
        • Detonation maximum AP ratio increased to 7.5% per 100 AP from 6% per 100 AP.
    V11.24
    • General
      • Updated visual effects.
    V11.22
    V11.19
    • Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow
      • Cooldown increased to 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 seconds from 16 / 14.5 / 13 / 11.5 / 10.
    V11.18
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage reduced to 59 from 61.
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Base bonus attack speed on non-champion kill reduced to 10 / 15 / 20% (based on level) from 20% at all levels.
    V11.12
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Active damage modifier reduced to 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time) from 0% − 80% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time).
        • Maximum Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow bonus damage reduced to 9% − 21% (based on level) of the target's missing health from 10.8% − 25.2% (based on level).
    V11.7
    • Stats
      • Attack damage growth increased to 3.4 from 3.
    V11.4
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • Active damage modifier increased to 0% − 80% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time) from 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time).
        • Maximum Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow 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: Consuming Blight with Piercing Arrow no longer reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
      • New Effect: Blight consumed by Piercing Arrow now increases the detonation damage by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time).
      • New Effect: When Piercing Arrow is fully charged, all damaging effects triggered by it will now display critical strike impact text.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit base 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, up to 36% at 3 stacks detonated. This is further increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time), for a combined possible cooldown reduction of 36% − 54%.
    • Chain of Corruption Chain of Corruption
      • New Effect: Now snaps to face the target direction at the 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%.
    • Living Vengeance Living Vengeance
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on champion takedown increased to 30% − 35.1% (based on level) bonus attack speed from 30% bonus attack speed from non-growth sources at all levels.
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on non-champion kill increased to 15% − 17.55% (based on level) bonus attack speed from 15% bonus attack speed from non-growth sources at all levels.
    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 damage increased to 6% − 14% (based on level) of the target's missing health 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% (based on level) of the target's missing health from 6% − 10% (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.
    V8.17
    • 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
      • On-hit base 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 non-growth sources from 50%.
      • Bonus attack speed ratio on minion or monster kill reduced to 15% bonus attack speed from non-growth sources from 25%.
    • Blighted Quiver Blighted Quiver
      • On-hit 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% − 10% (based on level) of the target's missing health bonus magic damage, increased by 0% − 50% (based on Varus Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow's charge time) for a maximum of 9% − 15% (based on level) of the target's missing health. This damage is capped at 360 against monsters.
        • Cooldown: 40 seconds.
        • This 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 - March 10th 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 from non-growth sources.
      • 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 from non-growth sources.
    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 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
    • Stats
      • Mana regeneration growth 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
    • Stats
      • 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.


    Trivia[]

    • Varus was the first champion to be released in Season Two with only one alternative skin, with subsequent champions following this pattern.
    • Varus' title "The Arrow of Retribution" strongly resembles Kalista's Kalista's title "The Spear of Vengeance".
    • Varus is, along with Blitzcrank Blitzcrank, Caitlyn Caitlyn, Lissandra Lissandra, Rumble Rumble, Sion Sion, Vi Vi, Xerath Xerath, and Ziggs Ziggs, one of the few champions that can apply crowd control on themselves.
    • Varus' body style is similar to the one of Solus, the T'Lan leader from the game Breakdown.
    • Varus is the first of three dark-themed champions with a light-themed skin, the second being Syndra Syndra and the third being Aatrox Aatrox.
      • Of these three, Varus' skin is the only one not of the Justicar theme.
    • Varus is the only Darkin champion whose abilities currently have ability power ratios.
      • This is most likely because Varus was retconned into being a Darkin in 2017, 5 years after his release in 2012.
      • Prior to his rework in Season 8, Aatrox also had an ability power ratio on his then-ultimate, Massacre.

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