Guide to Traxex - The Drow Ranger
Range: 600 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: AGI
Str: 17 + 1.9 | Agi: 22 + 2.9 | Int: 15 + 1.4
Damage: 33 - 44 | HP: 473 | Mana: 195
HP Regen: 0.76 | Mana Regen: 0.61
Attack Speed: 1.33 (+ 22% IAS) | Armor: 2.1
This is my very first guide so take that into consideration before you post/ flame…
Personally, In my opinion a very affective hero that allows you to be flexible about the way you build your hero- the ultimate hero killer, or the pusher. Whatever you choose, if you concentrate well enough to get the right items, you will be a very good support hero for your team, not to mention you will have a fun time killing and slaughtering frustrated your opponent’s heroes… MUUUUUUUUAHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHH
TAbLe Of CoNtenTS
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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%.
Let me make it clear; “This skill is purely for hero killing”, because it concentrates on chasing down injured heroes. “Frost Arrows” is one skill that can frustrate most of your opponents perhaps forcing them to lose their cool and make mistakes that they wouldn’t otherwise make. The potential of this skill can be exploited thoroughly by increasing your movement speed (getting BOTs) so that it increases the chances of chasing down heroes.
Stops all enemies in a target area from casting spells.
Level 1 - Lasts 3 seconds.
Level 2 - Lasts 4 seconds.
Level 3 - Lasts 5 seconds.
Level 4 - Lasts 6 seconds.
A key disabling skill that provides the edge over most intelligent heroes. Sneaking behind your opponent and silencing them is a successful way to prevent them stunning you or using a skill that does heaps of damage to you. The potential of this skill can be improved by combining Manta Style or Diffusal Blade which allows you to drain their mana pool while they remain “Silence”. But Keep in mind that if you activate your Frost Arrows Mana Burn WON’T work.
Trueshot Aura (T)
An aura that gives friendly nearby unit’s 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%.
This skill concentrates on out damaging your opponents. If you are facing an opponent who is on the same level as you, this skill will ensure(On most occasions) that without your opponent using their skills (lets say “Silenced”) or items he wouldn’t be able to beat you one on one.
The Ranger's accuracy has increased to the point where she can slay lesser enemies in one shot.
Level 1 - Slays creeps 10% of the time.
Level 2 - Slays creeps 15% of the time.
Level 3 - Slays creeps 20% of the time.
This is Drow Rangers ultimate. It may seem as if it’s not the best ultimate, but mark my words, this is one very powerful ultimate. Mainly because it allows you to buy the items depending on how you want your Drow to be, and allows you to be flexible with your hero. A few minutes into the game, you can buy the most powerful items, not to mention it is effective in pushing creeps or in defence. You may choose to improve buy getting radiance to go with this, but it is not recommended.
There are two clear distinct ways which you can build your hero.
1.The Ultimate Supporting hero and ‘pusher’--->I will concentrate on this
2.The Ultimate KILLING Machine
The way you wan to build your hero depends on the situation (whether your team is struggling with pushing/ hero killing /both) and your preference. Therefore you are not forced to get these items. In other words you can be flexible with your build.
Three Items in My build
•Boots of Travel
•Monkey King Bar or Burize
Start off with ROR and Scroll of Teleportal(SOT). Select a lane, and concentrate on killing creeps. Don’t try to chase down heroes but just farm. Try and harass mallee opponents but don’t chase them to towers. Don’t try to push towers, but stick to your lane, get experience and farm. If you have an ally with you and you see an enemy hero running back attack him up to the tower and see if you can kill him. Otherwise fall back. Max out Frost Arrows and Level 3 silence. Get a dose of Trueshot Aura and upgrade your Ultimate on level six (ASAP). Try to get vitality Booster, Robe of Magi, Boots of Speed and Ring of regeneration. Stick to your lane use SOT to get to the fountain or the tower. Now you are ready for the next level.
(I didn’t mention hero killing because it is not that important earlier on)
5% hero killing and 95% farming and defending
Main aim is to balance your hero killing and pushing. If you see an enemy slowly pushing to your territory, quickly walk behind the enemy to backstab them. Activate Frost Arrow (Auto cast), Silence them and start attacking. Now the main instinct is to fall back, if not use their spells. Since they are disabled they won’t use spells but try to run back. Chase them down, but don’t go insane just yet. You are most likely to kill them, but if you can’t don’t regret, you have given your opponent much to think about.
Main Idea is still to farm and get Diffusal Blade. Also get Quarterstaff and most likely you can also get Demon Edge. Your build isn’t complete but feel free to use purge.
Now this is how I use purge. First if you are chasing a hero and they are accompanied by another hero, purge not the one you are chasing, but the other one. Remember you should always try to stay alive. So don’t try to purge the runaway hero and get killed in the process by the other hero. In other words eliminate one hero/ disable them before you launch at another.
Max out your ultimate. Go Trueshot, Silence, True shot, stats, Trueshot, Marksmanship and stats from there on. You can be flexible about what you choose.
30% hero killing and 70% farming
Now around this time you should be able to form MKB and then to Manta Style. This is how Manta Style works.
And intelligent hero is pushing like hell. Activate Manta Style go behind him/her and silence with your Drow. Make sure that your Drow has Frost arrows activated and drain you opponent’s mana with your images. You would also be dealing heaps of damage that it will be a matter of time before they get killed. A very effective way to bring down stunners and agility heros as well. But if you make a false move and your opponent gets the upper hand select all your images and fall back. Don’t just select the actual ‘you’ because there may be other enemy heroes that will come to assist your target.
Also use Manta Style to Destroy towers. Because your images have much more resistance later on, you can quite easily bring towers down one on one once this build is complete.
Try killing heroes every time you spot them. Otherwise farm. It may be a good idea to kill neutral creeps too.
Item Build 1
Shop: Level 3
36 Mana Burned per Attack to Heroes
Creates 2 illusions of yourself that deals 40% damage and takes 300% damage
20 second duration, 70 second cooldown, 165 Mana Cost
Orb effects do not stack
You probably would be saying right now “What an idiot, why the f*** do you get Manta Style when orb effects don’t stack?”
Well the answer is that the two illusions that you get are very affective in pushing. They both basically improve your attack by 80% and with MKB + Trueshot Aura that is massive damage that you will be dealing. Infact in level 25 it is,
108.5 + 25 (I advice you get Butterfly before completing Manta Style) + 37.8 + 106.8(From Manta Style);
Giving you a total of 278.1 damage
This will help you bring down towers pretty damn quickly. Not to mention that in gang bangs, you have a high chance of surviving with your enemy uncertain of who to attack.
Manta Style also gives you 250 hp which means that Drow Ranger is much stronger now. Therefore you can feel a little bit safer. Also the extra intelligence increases your mana pool for Frost Arrows.
Shop: Level 4
+25% Chance to Evade
+25% Attack Speed
Increased attack speed evasion and damage. The increased attack adds to your images as well, so theres a bonus.
Boots of Travel
Shop: Level 1
+90 Run Speed
60 Second Cooldown 3 Second Cast Time
This item allows you to move around the map, switching lanes when you see waves of creeps pushing. Push in one lane, and if you see an enemy approaching (if you are pushing ahead of other lanes, an enemy will most likely target you) run back. If you are about to get ganged activate Manta Style to confuse the enemy. If you haven’t got Manta Style and on your way to get it with Diffusal Blade, don’t hesitate to purge an approaching enemy hero.
Item Build 2
Sanga and Yasha
Shop: Level 3
+10% incr movement speed, +10% incr attack speed
10% chance, -35% attack speed
-35% movement speed for 6 sec
Orb effects do not stack
As you can already see, This item gives you more health, more attack speed and increased movement speed. The orb affect (can someone clarify this- Does S&Y stack with Frost Arrows?) might not stack with Frost Arrows, since Frost Arrow will overide S&Y. This allows you to move that extra bit faster allowing you to outrun your opponent.
Shop: Level 3
Activate: Wind Walk
+15% Run Speed 50 Damage Sneak Attack
9 Second Duration 26 Second Cooldown 125 Mana Cost
Allows you to sneak behind the enemy and attack. Buying this item will make your Drow like a Bone Clinks. Very effective and can take your opponent by surprise. Frost Arrows should be fully upgraded by the time you get lothars, so that your sneak attacks are more irritating and will frustrate your enemy. Lothars is also good for a quick escape.
Shop: Level 4
Passive: Critical Strike
20% Chance 2.2x Damage Multiplier
Well, Burize is one of my favourite items. The criticals will be very helpful to make it very unredictable for the enemy hero, not to mention you will also be farming real crazy with this.
I doubt whether the game would go any longer but if it does get;
Boots of Travel.(Refer to Item Build 1), for additional movement speed to outrun your opponent.
Follow that up with Hyperstone. Increase attack will benefit a lot, to bringing down heros in gangbangs.
You may get Butterfly instead of Hyperstone, but I doubt whether the game will last that long.