DotA: Drow Guide


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Traxex, The Drow Ranger



General Info:

A great range agility hero. She’s great at carrying and can shut down a lot of heroes with her silence skill. Her slowing arrows stop heroes dead in their tracks and her trueshot aura and ultimate not only add onto her growing damage, but also make her attack very fast.


Frost Arrows

Induces a freezing effect to the hero's attacks. Each attack slows the enemy's movement and attack rates.

Level 1 - Slows attack rate by 5% and movement rate by 10%.
Level 2 - Slows attack rate by 10% and movement rate by 20%.
Level 3 - Slows attack rate by 15% and movement rate by 30%.
Level 4 - Slows attack rate by 20% and movement rate by 40%.

**Excellent for harassing. Running around and casting one arrow at a time is an excellent way to hit the opposing hero without drawing creep aggro. That and it it’s just excellent in the since that it slows movement speed and attack speed. Great for survivability and chasing.**


Stops all enemies in an area of around 300 AoE from casting skill spells. Doesn't silence item spells.

Level 1 - Lasts 3 seconds.
Level 2 - Lasts 4 seconds.
Level 3 - Lasts 5 seconds.
Level 4 - Lasts 6 seconds..

**What’s there to say. It’s silence. It’s AOE. You can quickly turn an enemy push around or your own around when you silence their group. It’s also excellent to use on a hero you’re chasing that could stun you or somehow escape – such as blinking.**

Trueshot Aura

An aura that gives friendly nearby units bonus damage to their ranged attacks.

Level 1 - Increases base ranged damage by 7%.
Level 2 - Increases base ranged damage by 14%.
Level 3 - Increases base ranged damage by 21%.
Level 4 - Increases base ranged damage by 28%.

**A great passive. It’s debatable where or not it’s better than stats early on, but once your base damage gets a decent amount then this skill is definitely work getting. **


The Ranger's accuracy has increased, giving her more agility.

Level 1 - +10 Agility.
Level 2 - +20 Agility.
Level 3 - +30 Agility.

**Free agility. Who could argue about this? It’s going to buff your damage and attack speed making you even more into a killing machine. **


Lvl 1: Cold Arrow
Lvl 2: Silence
Lvl 3: Cold Arrow
Lvl 4: Stats
Lvl 5: Cold Arrow
Lvl 6: Marksmanship
Lvl 7: Cold Arrow
Lvl 8: Stats
Lvl 9: Stats
Lvl 10: Silence
Lvl 11: Marksmanship
Lvl 12: True Shot
Lvl 13: True Shot
Lvl 14: True Shot
Lvl 15: True Shot
Lvl 16: Marksmanship
Lvl 17: Silence
Lvl 18: Stats
Lvl 19: Silence
Lvl 20+: Stats

Take advantage of having ice arrows and spam then none stop on the enemy as much as possible. As you pump up stats your damage will become respectable and you’ll be ready to chase/go hunting at lvl 6, especially at 11.

Item Builds

1. Boots of Travel
2. Butterfly
3. Burize
4. Monkey King Bar
5. Lothars
6. Heart of Tarrasque

Drow is like every other carry hero. Be sure to get damage items that don’t interrupt her ice arrows. All the above are desirable except Lothars is a very situational item. A good player will be able to stop your windwalking, but it is still handy if you don’t intend on getting more HP (Heart) or if you’re doing a lot of chasing.
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