Agreed, like I said, the standard test and dbol will serve him well.
Both are cheap and very easy to get.
Var is an incredibly expensive option for his goals. I have never used Var for anything but chicks's cycles (they love that shit more than chocolate btw)
Alot of guys love it for cutting/conditioning/hardening, I don't compete so I don't really have a need for the "shredded beyond belief" look.