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Drow Ranger

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Ability Build

1
Frost Arrows
2
Multishot
3
Frost Arrows
4
Gust
5
Multishot
6
Marksmanship
7
Multishot
8
Multishot
9
Frost Arrows
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10
+15 Frost Arrow Damage
11
Frost Arrows
12
Marksmanship
13
Gust
14
Gust
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15
-8s Multishot Cooldown
16
Gust
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Marksmanship
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+25% Multishot Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+12% Marksmanship Chance

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Frost Arrows
Gust
Multishot
Marksmanship

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Slippers of Agility
Iron Branch
Circlet
4
Quelling Blade
Early Game
Wraith Band
Power Treads
Ring of Basilius
13
Magic Wand
Dragon Lance
Mid Game
Aghanim's Scepter
19
Hurricane Pike
90
Black King Bar
Butterfly
Aghanim's Shard
Late Game
15
Swift Blink
Eye of Skadi
30
Satanic
Situational
Daedalus
14
Linken's Sphere
35
Mjollnir
Hand of Midas
30
Manta Style
15
Blink Dagger
Neutral
Lance of Pursuit
25
Pig Pole
Grove Bow
Elven Tunic
60
Ninja Gear
12
Mind Breaker
Apex
8
Force Boots
Mirror Shield

Hero Strategy

Use Frost Arrows frequently to harass as you don't pull aggro but also to secure lasthits with extra damage.

Be careful of allowing the enemies to get to close during laning stage, You are especially vulnerable when your support is pulling the lane.

Multishot does the most damage when used point blank as all the arrows will hit the target.

When in trouble, you can potentially Gust and teleport out.

Drow loves agility stat as it gets further increased by Marksmanship.

Drow is all about positioning. Avoid showing yourself too early in the fight and maintain distance.

Avoid buying evasion and miss chance piercing items as Marksmanship already does that for you on proc.

When you get your aghanims scepter online you're single target damage increases dramatically.

Counter Strategy

Drow Ranger is slow and has low armor. Look to harass her as much as you can on early levels.

Avoid being in point target range of Drow Ranger when she starts channeling Multishot

Drow Ranger's Gust and Multishot have cone shaped area of effect. If you are on top of her look to side step or run past or through her when she uses those spells

Gap closing items are good against Drow Ranger as she is a glass canon hero. Note that her Marksmanship is disabled when you are within 400 range of her

Halberd's ability is amazing against Drow Ranger as it disarms her for 5 seconds. Keep in mind that Marksmanship procs pierce through evasion (true strike)

Drow Ranger should be a priority target in team fights as her team loses Marksmanship aura when she dies

Use Smoke, to wrap around Drow Ranger and kill her

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Blink Dagger
18
Heaven's Halberd
25
Shadow Blade
30
Manta Style
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
35
Abyssal Blade

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Blink Dagger
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk