Drow Ranger/Lore

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Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Traxex, the Drow Ranger
Drow Ranger's given name is Traxex--a name well suited to the short, trollish, rather repulsive Drow people. But Traxex herself is not a Drow. Her parents were travelers in a caravan set upon by bandits, whose noisy slaughter of innocents roused the ire of the quiet Drow people. After the battle settled, the Drow discovered a small girl-child hiding in the ruined wagons, and agreed she could not be abandoned. Even as child, Traxex showed herself naturally adept at the arts they prized: Stealth, silence, subtlety. In spirit, if not in physique, she might have been a Drow changeling, returned to her proper home. But as she grew, she towered above her family and came to think of herself as ugly. After all, her features were smooth and symmetrical, entirely devoid of warts and coarse whiskers. Estranged from her adopted tribe, she withdrew to live alone in the woods. Lost travelers who find their way from the forest sometimes speak of an impossibly beautiful Ranger who peered at them from deep among the trees, then vanished like a dream before they could approach. Lithe and stealthy, icy hot, she moves like mist in silence. That whispering you hear is her frozen arrows finding an enemy's heart.
Drow Ranger
Associated with
Heroes:Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge
Slark minimap icon.png Slark
Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger
Factions:Boreal Watch
Sylvan Guard
Artifacts:Jewels of the Forest
Other Lore:Pincher Iron
  • Traxex lives a solitary existence, and is sometimes referred to as the Lone Traveler.[1]
  • Traxex roams a secret glade in the forest, with a secret passage underneath lit by glowing crystals. There, she found a bow formed from crystal.[2]
  • Traxex is part of the Boreal Watch.[3]
  • Traxex admires the Sylvan Guard, and once contemplated joining them because of their stylish gloves.[4]
  • Traxex goes trophy hunting for shadowcats.[5]
  • Traxex once defeated a snow demon who sought to challenge her.[6]
  • Traxex worships a certain divine owl spirit, perhaps learned from the Drow. She once dreamt of the spirit, and woke up with a bow next to her in a bed of leaves.[7]
  • Traxex has been heard to say "And why shouldn't I?", to absolutely no one.[8]
  • Traxex may have ventured north, perhaps to Icewrack or The Barrier, where she encountered a great white wolf spirit. Only one archer was able to bring down the beast, possibly the Drow Ranger herself.[9]


  • Lyralei is Traxex's main rival, and often says mean things about her.[10] According to Lyralei, Traxex is an "emotionally vacant husk of perpetual sadness".[11] Traxex shoots back by calling Lyralei "completely useless".[12]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Drow Ranger

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png r We will bring a storm of ice and flame upon them!
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png r Help me seek them out, Drow.
  • Play Clinkz minimap icon.png r Twice the arrows with you at my side.
  • Play Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png r Drow Ranger, I am scarce worthy of your presence.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png r Drow, you are cold as the night.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Hey Traxex, I don't know what that other archer was talking about, you're not an emotionally vacant husk of perpetual sadness.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I don't want to stick my nose in Ranger business, but that redhead wasn't saying the most kind things about you.
  • Play Silencer minimap icon.png r Teach them your quiet, Drow.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png r Why so blue, Ranger?

Enemies killing Drow Ranger

  • Play Batrider minimap icon.png Drow Ranger, don't be a stranger.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png I'll cut your bowstring, Drow.
  • Play Leshrac minimap icon.png Two legged freak!
  • Play Lina minimap icon.png Drow, I think you're warming up to me.
  • Play Magnus minimap icon.png I prefer the talkative types, Ranger.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png What's this? A ranger caught off her guard?
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png A mounted bow will always claim victory
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I own this jungle!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You never had a chance, Traxex.
  • Play Sniper minimap icon.png What's wrong, your string break?
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Death's cold embrace.
  • Play Ursa minimap icon.png Drow, I did not give you permission to stalk these woods.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png Well, Traxex, aren't you the gloomy one.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png Cheer up, Traxex.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger, where'd you learn to shoot?
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png Well, I guess we know who's the better shot now.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png That's some fancy icebow you have there, Drow. In your dead hand.
  • Play Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Was that ice you were shooting? I hardly noticed.
  • Play Play Zeus minimap icon.png Right or wrong, I'm all divine.

Enemies dying to Drow Ranger


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Shafts of ice shall nail you to your tomb, tomb, tomb.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Blades against bows!


  1. Bow of the Lone Traveler
  2. Bow of the Crystal Caves description.
  3. Pauldrons of the Boreal Watch description.
  4. Sylvan Guard's Cuffs description.
  5. Pelt of the Shadowcat description.
  6. Bow of the Frostfangs description.
  7. Great Grey Owl Bow description.
  8. Loner's Vanity description.
  9. Bow of the Howling Wind description.
  10. Monkey King response: Play I don't want to stick my nose in Ranger business, but that redhead wasn't saying the most kind things about you.
  11. Monkey King response: Play Hey Traxex, I don't know what that other archer was talking about, you're not an emotionally vacant husk of perpetual sadness.
  12. Monkey King response: Play I don't know what Traxex was talking about, you're not completely useless at all.
  13. Dark Willow response: Play How's Pudge and Slark doing?