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Windranger

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Windranger
Windranger icon.png
Strength attribute symbol.png
Agility attribute symbol.png
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
18 + 3
17 + 1.4
18 + 3
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 200 560 1400 2000 2300
Health regen 0 1.8 6 9 10.5
Magic res. 25% 26.08% 28.6% 30.4% 31.3%
Mana 75 291 795 1155 1335
Mana regen 0 0.9 3 4.5 5.25
Spell dmg 0% 1.26% 4.2% 6.3% 7.35%
Armor -1 1.72 4.86 7.1 8.22
Att/sec 0.67 0.78 0.91 1 1.05
Move sp amp. 0% 0.85% 1.83% 2.53% 2.88%
Damage 24‒36 42‒54 84‒96 114‒126 129‒141
Movement speed 290
Attack speed 100
Turn rate 0.8
Vision range 1800/800
Attack range 600
Projectile speed 1250
Attack animation 0.4+0.3
Base attack time 1.5
Damage block 0
Collision size 24
Legs
Gib type Default

Lyralei, the Windranger, is a ranged intelligence hero that uses powerful abilities in conjunction with her physical attack to take down enemies. Despite being an intelligence Hero, Windranger's playstyle resembles that of an agility Hero, due in large part to her skill set. Windranger is most often played as an offlane solo due to her escape, long range harass, and farm capability; however, she is quite versatile and can be fielded as a midlaner, roamer, lane support, or even a carry, if the game calls for it. She is famous for her immense utility and versatility.

Bio[edit]

Windranger minimap icon.pngLyralei, the Windranger
▶️ "If at first you don't succeed, stand closer, shoot again."
The western forests guard their secrets well. One of these is Lyralei, master archer of the wood, and favored godchild of the wind. Known now as Windranger, Lyralei's family was killed in a storm on the night of her birth--their house blown down by the gale, contents scattered to the winds. Only the newborn survived among the debris field of death and destruction. In the quiet after the storm, the wind itself took notice of the lucky infant crying in the grass. The wind pitied the child and so lifted her into the sky and deposited her on a doorstep in a neighboring village. In the years that followed, the wind returned occasionally to the child's life, watching from a distance while she honed her skills. Now, after many years of training, Windranger fires her arrows true to their targets. She moves with blinding speed, as if hastened by a wind ever at her back. With a flurry of arrows, she slaughters her enemies, having become, nearly, a force of nature herself.

Abilities[edit]

Shackleshot
Shackleshot icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Shackles the target to an enemy unit or tree in a line directly behind it. If no unit or tree is present, the stun duration is reduced to 0.75.
Cast Animation: 0.15+0.45
Cast Range: 800
Shackle Search Range: 575
Shackle Search Angle: 46
Max Shackle Targets: 2
Success Stun Duration: 2/2.6/3.2/3.8 (Talent 3/3.6/4.2/4.8)
Fail Stun Duration: 0.75
Cooldown: 16/14/12/10 (With talent: 14/12/10/8)
Mana: 70/85/100/115
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked fully only when primary target. Blocked upon impact.
Modifiers
Debuff Shackle Shot: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Windranger's variety of bow skills includes an arrow with thick ropes attached to encumber any escaping target.

Notes:

  • Shackleshot travels at a speed of 1650.
  • The projectile searches for enemies or trees within 46 degrees at the opposite side of the target from where Shackleshot was cast.
    • This means when Windranger blinks away after cast, it latches on targets based on the cast location, not her new location.
    • The complete search area is shaped like a triangle. 575 is the triangle's height.
    • Therefore, the triangle has two sides with a length of 624.66, and the third side has a length of 488.15.
  • Shackleshot always prioritizes units over trees as a secondary target.
  • If the target does not get shackled, it is only briefly stunned (using the default Stunned debuff).
  • If the target gets shackled to a unit, both of them are stunned for the full duration (using the Shackle Shot debuff).
  • The stun persists, even when the primary or the secondary unit dies, or the tree is destroyed earlier.
  • The stun also persists, when one of the targets gets freed from the stun earlier.
  • When the primary target dies before the shackle reaches it, it still can latch to a secondary unit and stun it.
  • The stun duration increasing talent only affects the success stun duration. The fail stun duration is not increased.
  • Only the cooldown reduction from the level 10 talent is displayed. The level 25 talent can further reduce the cooldown to 9.8/8.4/7/5.6.
    • The level 25 talent alone reduces the cooldown to 11.2/9.8/8.4/7.


Powershot
Powershot icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Windranger charges her bow for up to 1 second for a single powerful shot, which deals more damage the longer it is charged. The arrow damages enemies along its path. For each enemy that Powershot hits, its damage is reduced by 20%.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Cast Range: 2600
Travel Distance: 2600
Damage Radius: 125
Max Channel Time: 1
Maximum Damage: 150/250/350/450 (Talent 275/375/475/575)
Damage Reduction per Unit Hit: 20%
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9 (With talent: 8.4/7.7/7/6.3)
Mana: 90/100/110/120
During her early years of training, Lyralei learned to fire powerful arrows that cleaved even trees to reach their targets on the other side.

Notes:

  • The arrow travels at a speed of 3000, taking 0.87 seconds to reach max distance.
  • The arrow can damage units up to 2725 range away (travel distance + damage radius).
  • The full damage is done after the full 1 seconds of channeling. Each channeled 0.03 seconds increase its damage by 5/8.33/11.67/15 (Talent 9.17/12.5/15.83/19.17).
  • Every time the arrow hits an enemy, its current damage is reduced by 20%.
  • This is how much damage a fully channeled arrow deals (before reductions) after hitting up to 10 units:
Level 1: 150 / 120 / 96 / 76.8 / 61.4 / 49.1 / 39.3 / 31.4 / 25.1 / 20.1
Level 2: 250 / 200 / 160 / 128 / 102.4 / 81.9 / 65.5 / 52.4 / 41.9 / 33.5
Level 3: 350 / 280 / 224 / 179.2 / 143.4 / 114.7 / 91.8 / 73.4 / 58.7 / 47
Level 4: 450 / 360 / 288 / 230.4 / 184.3 / 147.4 / 117.9 / 94.3 / 75.4 / 60.3
  • This is how much it deals with the Powershot damage talent leveled:
Level 1: 275 / 220 / 176 / 140.8 / 112.6 / 90.1 / 72.1 / 57.7 / 46.2 / 37
Level 2: 375 / 300 / 240 / 192 / 153.6 / 122.9 / 98.3 / 78.6 / 62.9 / 50.3
Level 3: 475 / 380 / 304 / 243.2 / 194.6 / 155.7 / 124.6 / 99.7 / 79.8 / 63.8
Level 4: 575 / 460 / 368 / 294.4 / 235.5 / 188.4 / 150.7 / 120.6 / 96.5 / 77.2
  • To reach 1 damage, the arrow needs to hit 23/25/27/28 (Talent 26/27/28/29) units.
  • The arrow provides 400 radius flying vision as it travels, which sticks at its final location for 3.34 seconds.
  • The arrow destroys trees within 75 radius around it while traveling. Hit trees do not reduce its damage.
  • The sound of a bow getting stretched during channeling time is audible to allies only.


Windrun
Windrun icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self / Enemies
Increases movement speed and adds evasion from all physical attacks, while slowing movement of nearby enemies.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Slow Radius: 325
Move Speed Bonus: 60% (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 105%)
Evasion: 100%
Move Speed Slow: 15%/20%/25%/30%
Invisibility Fade Time: 0 (Talent 0.2)
Aura Linger Duration: 2.5
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Number of Charges: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 2)
Charge Replenish Time: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 15/14/13/12, Talent 10.5/9.8/9.1/8.4)
Cooldown: 15/14/13/12 (With talent: 10.5/9.8/9.1/8.4) (With Aghanim's: 0.25, With talent: 0.175)
Mana: 50
Aghanim's upgrade: Grants 2 charges to Windrun, increases movement speed, and removes movement speed limit.
Does not pierce spell immunity. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity.
Modifiers
Buff Windrun: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff Windrun Invis: Undispellable.
Buff Windrun Charge Counter: Undispellable.
Debuff Windrun Slow: Undispellable.
Lyralei enchants gusts of winds to flight incoming attacks.

Notes:

  • Windrun interrupts Windranger's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Grants Windranger 100% evasion for its duration. This means attacks with True Strike are not avoided.
  • The slow is provided by an aura on Windranger. Its debuff lingers for 2.5 seconds.
  • When the level 20 talent is chosen, Windrun turns Windranger invisible and phased for its duration.
    • During the fade time, Windranger can cast spells, use items and perform attacks without breaking the invisibility.
    • Invisibility is broken upon reaching the cast point of spells or items, or upon launching an attack.
    • The invisibility is provided by a second buff, so breaking it prevents Windranger from going invisible again.
    • Windranger can pick up or drop items without breaking the invisibility.


Focus Fire
Focus Fire icon.png
Affects
Self
Windranger channels the wind to gain 475 additional attack speed against a single enemy unit or structure, though with a reduction to her attack damage. Extra damage from secondary item effects is not reduced. Lasts 20 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Attack Speed Bonus: 475
Attack Damage Reduction: 50%/40%/30% (Talent 30%/20%/10%)
Duration: 20
Cooldown: 70/50/30 (With talent: 49/35/21)
Mana: 75/100/125
Modifiers
Buff Focusfire: Undispellable.
Lyralei's ability to bombard opponents with a flurry of arrows is unparalleled - even at the expense of accuracy.

Notes:

  • The cast range of Focus Fire always equals the caster's attack range.
    • However, this does not include the unlimited range while Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike is active.
  • Focus Fire orders Windranger to attack the target upon cast.
  • Focus Fire allows Windranger to move while attacking the Focus Fire target.
  • Windranger will automatically attack the Focus Fire target whenever she is in range, unless she is manually stopped and not moving, or using directional move.
  • Only reduces Windranger's main and bonus damage when attacking the target. Damage from item effects (e.g. Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar, Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade) is unaffected.
  • Windranger can switch attack targets without losing the buff against the Focus Fire target.
  • When switching attack targets, the attack speed and damage adapt as soon as the attack begins.
  • Casting Focus Fire on multiple targets only grants the attack speed and damage reduction against the most recent target.
  • Focus Fire ends prematurely when Windranger dies, but persists through the target's death.


Talents[edit]

Hero Talents
30% Cooldown Reduction25 Windrun Grants Invisibility
-20% Focus Fire Damage Reduction20+1s Shackleshot Duration
+125 Attack Range15+125 Powershot Damage
-2s Shackleshot Cooldown10+2 Mana Regen
Notes:

Recent Changes[edit]

Main Article: Windranger/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • Increased Focus Fire attack speed bonus from 450 to 475.
  • Level 20 left talent: Replaced Windrun grants invisibility with -20% Focus Fire attack damage reduction.
  • Level 25 right talent: Replaced -20% Focus Fire attack damage reduction with Windrun grants invisibility.
  • Level 10 right talent: Reduced mana regeneration bonus from 3 to 2.
  • Reduced Focus Fire cooldown from 70 on each level to 70/50/30.
  • Level 10 left talent: Replaced +30% Windrun movement speed slow with -2s Shackleshot cooldown.
  • Level 25 right talent: Replaced 35% chance to mini-stun during Focus Fire with -20% Focus Fire attack damage reduction.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter
    • No longer reduces Focus Fire cooldown to 15 seconds.
    • No longer reduces Focus Fire attack damage reduction to 30%/15%/0%.
    • Now reduces Windrun's cooldown to 0.25 seconds, grants it 2 charges that have a 15/14/13/12 second replenish time, increases the movement speed bonus by 45%, and makes it remove the movement speed limit while active.

Recommended items[edit]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango regenerates health for Windranger to stay in lane.
  • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve also restores health.
  • Clarity icon.png Clarity supplies mana for Windranger to use Powershot for last hits.
  • Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch gives cheap attribute bonuses to increase damage, mana, and health.

Early game:

  • Phase Boots icon.png Phase Boots provide movement and attack damage, so Windranger can run down enemies with Focus Fire.
  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand gives burst healing and mana regen in the middle of fights.
  • Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman gives cheap attributes and spell damage, making Windranger stronger in lane.
  • Infused Raindrops icon.png Infused Raindrops shrugs off magical burst damage, which Windrun does not block, giving Windranger an easier time versus nukers.
  • Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle helps Windranger manage runes, as well as restoring her health and mana.
  • Javelin icon.png Javelin greatly increase damage output of Focus Fire in early game.

Mid game:

  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger allows Windranger to instantly reposition for her abilities, especially Shackleshot, or escape incoming enemies when combined with Windrun.
  • Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom greatly increases Windranger's flash-farming speed, and Focus Fire will proc Chain Lightning repeatedly for area damage in teamfights. Upgrading to Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir improves Chain Lightning and makes Windranger less reliant on her ultimate for damage.

Late game:

  • Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar greatly increases Windranger's damage output. Pierce can proc multiple times during the course of her ultimate, bypassing evasion and dealing bonus magical damage.

Situational items:

  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse grants extra intelligence to increase her base damage and more mana regeneration to cast spells. The hex can serve as a potent complement to Shackleshot or used to instantly hard-disable priority targets.
  • Daedalus icon.png Daedalus grants a huge damage boost with Critical Strike, allowing Focus Fire to shred most enemies very quickly.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere gives Windranger stats across the board and powerful mana regen. Its spellblock helps to make Windranger much more slippery when evading enemy ganks, or gives her a larger window of opportunity to cast her disables in a teamfight without being disabled herself.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity is a good cheap utility item for support Windranger. The increased base movement speed greatly augments Windranger's mobility in combination with Phase Boots icon.png Phase Boots and Windrun, and the extra intelligence and mana regen give her much more utility with her spells. The active can be used to disable an enemy and position yourself for landing a full-duration Shackleshot, or for generally disabling enemies or giving yourself temporary invulnerability (while removing debuffs from yourself) during fights.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar protects Windranger against magical damage and disables, making it an important carry item; combining Avatar with Windrun will make her nearly untouchable.
  • Nullifier icon.png Nullifier gives bonus damage, prevents enemies from using defensive items like Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter, Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade or Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity, and locks enemies down during Focus Fire.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence shuts down ability-dependent enemies and gives bonus damage with Soul Burn. It can be upgraded to Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn for a large DPS increase and True Strike to counter evasive foes.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff is very effective and versatile for positioning a Shackleshot, allowing you to force a unit in front of a tree, force a creep/unit in front of another unit, or force yourself into position. The additional intelligence gives her more mana and base damage as well, and in emergencies it can be used to displace yourself during escapes.
  • Desolator icon.png Desolator gives Windranger additional damage output, as well as an armor reduction debuff that can be applied to buildings as well as heroes.
  • Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos can hold a target down so that Shackleshot may be cast from an angle of Windranger's choosing.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter improves Windrun's speed boost and gives it 2 charges, making Windranger very mobile and evasive, though the attributes are unimpressive for a carry.

Gameplay[edit]

Roles: Carry Carry Support Support Disabler Disabler Escape Escape Nuker Nuker
Complexity: ★★☆
Playstyle: Born in the midst of a ruinous tempest, Lyralei has always been one with the elemental wind. Swift of foot, and true of aim, she Windruns across the battlefield, avoiding attacks as she charges a Powershot to pierce foes from afar. Armed with both quiver and rope, the Windranger binds enemies together with a handy Shackleshot. Honing her concentration, Lyralei launches a relentless sequence of arrows, Focus Firing on a single target until it resembles little more than an oversized pincushion.


Audio[edit]

History[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In DotA, Windranger was known as Alleria, the Windrunner. Alleria Windrunner is a character from the Warcraft universe. In the November 21, 2013 update, her name was changed to "Windranger", likely to avoid trademark issues with Blizzard.
  • Windranger's current name, Lyralei, is a partial anagram of Alleria (one of the A's was replaced with the Y).

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