Traxex, the Drow Ranger, is a ranged agility hero whose greatest assets are her incredible damage and ability to keep threats at bay. Traxex is a carry who, though lacking survivability, provides a worthwhile contribution through her damage alone. The Drow Ranger can be extremely powerful at any point in the game.
As an agility hero, Traxex's damage is based largely on her basic attacks and is among the greatest largely due to the massive amounts of bonus proc damage she gains from her passive ultimate, Marksmanship. The Drow Ranger also adds ranged attack speed to teammates with her global Precision Aura. Despite her lack of escape spells, Drow Ranger can keep herself relatively safe from enemy spellcasters and melee heroes using her Gust and her Frost Arrows, respectively. Frost Arrows infuses her attacks with ice, greatly slowing down her enemies. Since it can be manually cast, Frost Arrows can be used to harass her foes in the early game without drawing the creeps' attention. Gust is a great counter to enemy spellcasters as well as melee heroes as Gust pushes heroes away from Drow and prevents them from casting spells, who might threaten her life in battles. Position is of utmost importance as Traxex is quite vulnerable in close combat and the proc damage bonus from Marksmanship is removed when enemies come near her. This means she struggles against melee heroes with high mobility.
- The slow from successive casts does not stack, only the duration gets refreshed.
- The attacks first apply the debuff, then their own damage.
- Treats creep-heroes as creeps.
- The wave travels at a speed of 2000, reaching max distance in 0.45 seconds.
- Reaches up to 1150 range away (travel distance + effect radius).
- The knockback distance is based on the distance between Drow Ranger and the hit enemy. The closer they are, the further they get knocked back.
- The knockback is strongest when the distance between Drow Ranger and the enemy is 1 range, pushing the enemy 350 range away.
- Each additional range of distance between them affects the knockback's distance, reducing it by 0.39.
- However, the knockback values are truncated, so that the knockback distance decreases by 1 for every 2–3 range between Drow and the enemy.
- Due to this, the minimum knockback distance is 1 range.
- When standing at the exact same location as Drow Ranger, no knockback occurs, since the formula then multiplies by 0, which results in 0 knockback.
- Since the knockback distances are the same on each level, and the knockback duration increases per level, the knockback speed gets lower on each level.
- Therefore, the maximum knockback speed is 583.33/500/437.5/388.89, while the minimum speed is 1.67/1.43/1.25/1.11.
- Can push units over impassable terrain. Any tree a knocked back unit collides with gets destroyed.
- Units are not disabled during the knockback. They can still turn, attack and use items. Channeling items are not interrupted.
- Does not affect .
- Interrupts Drow Ranger's channeling spells upon cast.
- Checks Drow Ranger's agility periodically and adapts the bonus attack speed instantly.
- Activating Precision Aura simply makes the aura affect lane creeps and summons as well, instead of directly placing a new buff on them.
- This means that creeps summoned or spawned after the activation still get the bonus for the remaining duration.
- The active aura persists through Drow Ranger's death; however, it does not provide the bonus while she is dead.
- This means that when reincarnating with buying back, or respawning, the aura is bestowed for its remaining duration. ,
- The buff lingers for 0.5 seconds. This goes for both the passive aura for heroes and the active aura for creeps.
- Treats creep-heroes as creeps, so they are only affected when activating the aura.
- An icy particle effect is visible on Drow Ranger while Marksmanship is active.
- Checks for nearby enemy heroes (including invulnerable or hidden ones) in 0.1 second intervals and adapts the bonus accordingly.
- When proccing on heroes (including illusions and clones), creep-heroes, ancient creeps, or , the attack deals damage ignoring their main armor.
- The attack also deals extra physical damage. The damage is dealt in one instance together with the attack damage, and counts as attack damage as well.
- When proccing against other units, they get instantly killed instead. Cannot proc against wards or buildings.
- The units are killed by getting their health dealt as damage to them, in the form of HP Removal. Spell immune creeps are also killed.
- Visually alters Drow Ranger's attack projectile when proccing. Does not have priority over 's or 's effects.
- Proccing attacks have True Strike.
- The instant attacks on 2 random enemies around the primary target.
upgrade requires Marksmanship to be learned and causes Drow Ranger to perform
- This means the splinters are regular attacks, using Drow Ranger's 1250 projectile speed and being disjointable.
- It also means that they can proc any attack modifier or any on-hit effect like a regular attack.
- The splinters are only released if the primary attack successfully hits a target. This means missed or disjointed attacks do not release any splinters.
- If Drow Ranger is blinded, the splinters can miss, unless she has True Strike. They can also miss to evasion.
- The splinters originate from the primary target's location, not Drow Ranger's location.
- Since the splinters are independent attacks, their damage does not depend on how much damage the primary target took.
- The damage penalty only applies to the attack damage and any bonuses. Damage dealt in separate instances is unaffected (e.g. or procs).
- Attacks do not splinter to or from invisible, invulnerable, or hidden units.
- Attacks do not splinter to couriers, buildings, wards, or units in the Fog of War, but can splinter off of them to nearby valid targets.
- Splinter attacks are not disabled by being within 400 range of an enemy hero.
- Splinter attacks fully benefit from (when it procs), but splinter attacks never use the Marksmanship attack projectile visual.
are set to auto-cast, splintered attacks will attempt to activate Frost Arrows on successful splinter hits.
- The auto-cast check is performed when the splintered arrows successfully hit their targets.
- The splintered Frost Arrows still require mana to cast, and will not be applied if Drow does not have sufficient mana.
- Missed or disjointed splintered attacks will not attempt to apply Frost Arrows, thus spending no mana, and applying no slow.
- Splintered attacks will still try to apply Frost Arrows to Spell Immune units despite it not affecting them, effectively wasting mana.
|50% Cooldown Reduction||25||+25%Attack Speed|
|+3sSilence Duration||20||25% Evasion|
|+30%Miss Chance||15||+14 Agility|
|+5 All Stats||10||+20 Movement Speed|
- The all stats talent effectively grants Drow Ranger 100 health, 0.5 health regen, 0.4% magic resistance, 0.8 armor, 5 attack speed, 0.25% movement speed, 60 mana, 0.25 mana regen, 0.35% spell damage and 5 attack damage.
- The agility talent effectively grants Drow Ranger 2.24 armor, 14 attack speed, 0.7% movement speed and 14 attack damage.
- The evasion talent stacks multiplicatively with other sources of evasion.
- The cooldown reduction talent stacks multiplicatively with and additively other sources of cooldown reduction.
- gives Drow Ranger a massive boost of health regeneration in one go.
- provides Drow Ranger health regeneration in the early game.
- provides a cheap a boost to Drow Ranger's attributes, and builds into .
- give Drow Ranger a speed boost which can be helpful for getting around.
- can be a good idea to pick up if the enemy is using a lot of spells, as the burst heal can help her survive or win early fights.
- provide Drow Ranger with attack speed and additional attributes.
- provides useful stats for a highly cost effective price, and the increased range allows Drow Ranger to easily achieve good positioning. It also allows her to out-range towers and destroy them without much risk. Upgrades later into .
- provides mobility and stealth for Drow Ranger, allowing her to approach an ideal position for team-fights. It also provides some useful attack speed and damage.
- is a good source of lifesteal, and is useful for farming. It also provides a nice boost to Drow Ranger's attack and movement speed, but it comes at the cost of being unable to use her Frost Arrows.
- provides ever-useful agility for Drow Ranger. It is usually picked up to help Drow Ranger defend against efficient backline attackers.
- is important if Drow Ranger is facing a team with many disables, giving her enough time to deal at least some damage.
- break. It can be disassembled to build another item with the . builds naturally from , providing valuable stats and
- allows Drow Ranger to ambush an enemy hero with Gust, then quickly burn away their mana during the silence period.
- attack modifier items, it can allow Drow to heavily damage a grouped up enemy team. causes Drow Ranger's attacks to splinter, hitting two random units near the primary target. Alone, it can be a weak upgrade, but combined with several
- is typically picked up if planning to build Aghanim's, as it speeds up her early farming ability, and the secondary splinter shots will be able to proc Chain Lightning.
- provides Drow Ranger with a huge amount of lifesteal for a short period of time, allowing Drow Ranger to stand her ground and regain practically all of her health with just a few shots.
- dispel debuffs and create illusions of herself. provides Drow Ranger with mobility, stats, and the ability to
- gives a decent stats boost, and stacks with Frost Arrows, making it possible to reduce most enemy heroes to minimum move speed.
- evasion heroes. However, it has no defensive bonuses, and makes Drow Ranger into even more of a glass cannon. provides an excellent damage boost, as well as a counter against
- provides Drow Ranger with a critical strike chance, which synergizes well with the attack speed and damage she gets from her abilities, maximizing her damage output.
|Roles:||Carry Disabler Pusher|
|Playstyle:||Dwelling deep within the forest, few have ever caught glimpse of the solitary and impossibly beautiful Drow Ranger. Her presence was known only from the chill of Frost Arrows, driving deep into her enemies' hearts. Named and raised by the sympathetic Drow, Traxex draws on her heritage to send forth a powerful Gust, silencing and repulsing assailants who venture too close. Her expertise influences her allies, greatly increasing their ranged attacks with Precision Aura. None would ever match the Drow Ranger herself, however. For with each passing skirmish, her supreme Marksmanship grows ever more peerless.|
- Traxex's original design was slightly different from the one now; aside from the same hood, her white hair was not present, and her eyes were completely white. Her outfit was also slightly more revealing.
- From her transition to Dota 2, the name of her aura changed from "Trueshot Aura" to "Precision Aura".
- Drow Ranger's response "I quiver with anticipation." references a line in The Rocky Horror Picture Show "I see you shiver with anticipation."