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 Base 1 15 25
Health 200 560 1400 2000
Health regen 0 1.8 6 9
Magic res. 25% 26.08% 28.6% 30.4%
Mana 75 291 795 1155
Mana regen 0 0.9 3 4.5
Spell dmg 0% 1.26% 4.2% 6.3%
Armor -1 1.72 4.86 7.1
Att/sec 0.67 0.78 0.91 1
Move sp amp. 0% 0.85% 1.83% 2.53%
Damage 24‒36 42‒54 84‒96 114‒126
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
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.png Lyralei, 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 and destroys trees 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.
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 450 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: 450
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 Reduction25-20% Focus Fire Damage Reduction
Windrun Grants Invisibility20+1s Shackleshot Duration
+125 Attack Range15+125 Powershot Damage
-2s Shackleshot Cooldown10+3 Mana Regen
Notes:

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 provides attributes and charges to restore health and mana.
  • Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman provides an assortment of attributes. The intelligence gives her more base damage and a larger mana pool. It can also increase damage of Powershot in early game.
  • Infused Raindrop icon.png Infused Raindrop allowing windranger to be much more aggressive. Between this item and Windrun, it can be quite hard to lock her down.
  • 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. It is a powerful item to buy for initiating for your disables, or for being more evasive.
    • Windrun can be activated to avoid physical damage, thus providing more opportunities to blink away from unfavorable situations.
  • Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom increases attack damage and adds Chain Lightning modifier. It allows Windranger to farm quickly, and can be combined with Focus Fire to inflict large amounts of magical damage to the enemy team.
    • Upgrading it to Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir can give you a more powerful Chain Lightning, attack speed that increases damage output without the need for your ultimate, and an active shield that can discourage enemies from attacking you or a chosen ally for fear of taking even more magical 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 be serves as a potent complement to Shackleshot or used to instantly hard-disable the enemy's carry in a fight.
  • Daedalus icon.png Daedalus add crit on top of Focus Fire which can increase the DPS greatly that is enough damage it can eviscerate most enemy heroes in seconds.
  • 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 is a defensive item for a DPS Windranger to against magical damage and disables. Preventing yourself from being disabled will allow you to take full advantage of Focus Fire during a teamfight, especially as it can be combined with Windrun to give yourself immunity to both disables and physical attacks.
  • Nullifier icon.png Nullifier 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.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence provide Windranger another way to disable enemy, allowing her to lock down enemies who rely on escape spells to survive. It can also greatly increase the DPS of Focus Fire, as she will get base damage from the extra intelligence, and the attack speed complements her low base attack time, and more mana regeneration.
    • Can be upgraded into Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn later for True Strike and critical damage proc.
  • 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 gives Windranger attributes, adds 2 charges to Windrun and increases its movement speed.

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 copyright 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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