Originally Posted by EddyEduardo
Hey Meddler, some of the pro players (mainly Doublelift) have said that they don't like the idea of the blight (the thing that you proc using abilities) because end-game it'll take away from Varus' DPS if he has to stop auto-attacking to use an ability.
Doublelift also expressed concern about the lack of a reliable steroid.
Personally, I'll almost certainly buy the champion bundle when Varus is released, but I was wondering what you thought about those concerns, or if you think that Varus will just fill a role like Ashe, where he is picked only for his ultimate/utility.
The cast times on Varus' abilities are all deliberately short (0.25s, assuming you're firing the Q immediately at short range rather than charging it) in order to avoid lost auto attack time, which, combined with the base damage of those abilities, makes detonating Blight stacks pretty attractive, particularly if you're timing your abilities to right after your auto attacks fire off, rather than just before the next is about to start. The lack of an on demand steroid's a deliberate trade off - Varus does come with a decent amount of utility and should get access to his passive in the later stages of team fights (given his Q lack of a steroid really doesn't hamper his laning phase if well played).