Originally Posted by Sir Tiddles
I disagree with that. AP Varus will do a lot less sustained damage but have intermittent super sized spikes in damage, regardless of how their dps averages out over a long extended period of time. Their damage profiles will always be much different.
That greatly changes how you play in lane. For example, an AP Varus will not want to exchange autoattack harass unless he knows he can get 3 hits in, proc his W with Q/E and disengage. If he only gets one or two hits in, then he is wasting mana and AD carries would be winning the exchange.
So basically what you're saying is AP Varus is worse. Got it.
AP Varus can work, but it will never be better than AD Varus unless they give his Q and E AP ratios because the two build play exactly the same way and one is blatantly superior at it
. You can talk about different damage curves all you want, but the ultimate point is AD Varus does more damage, and he does it faster and with no conditions. Believe me, I want champions to have multiple viable build paths as much as anyone, but right now AD Varus is just flat out better.