Quote from Uberbonisseur »
When Varus gets 205 (+ 60% bonus AD) damage on his E, but loses any form of AP ratio, as opposed to MF who gets 310 (+ 80% AP) on hers, it makes no real difference other than that Varus can't really build a successful alternate AP build because of this.
Varus DOSEN'T lose any form of AP ratio. His AP ratio is provided by Blighted Quiver. Both Q and E have a 2% Max HP per 100 AP per stack ratio. 3 stacks and 100 AP is 6% Max HP damage [Plus the 6~15% base]. The AP ratio for those skills is provided by another skill.
But it's much harder to decently use his AP ratios in this form.
While loading 3 stacks on someone and detonating is fairly powerful, it is simply not reliable.
If you actually halved the AP ratio on his W, while doing this to his E:
290 base damage (+0.5 AP), he would actually be a decent AP champion