Drow Ranger Dota 2 Guide: Items Build | Game Plan | Abilities

Our guide has the best Drow Ranger dota 2 build. We try to keep all Dota 2 builds and tutorials up to date, and we have created the greatest Drow Ranger build possible, given the current meta. Learn about the Items, Combo, Abilities, matchups, gameplay, and Counter of the Drow Ranger. Let’s get started. 

Drow Ranger Pros And Cons


  • A lot of damage to one target.
  • Great chaser.
  • Enhances other ranged heroes.
  • Competent in farming.
  • Two semi-disabled people (powerful, slow, and silent).


  • Dependent upon qualities.
  • Fragile, slow, and susceptible to ganking
  • attacks that move slowly.
  • No escape mechanism
  • Requires mana
  • If adversaries approach too closely, Ultimate can be disabled.


The Drow discovered a girl and cared for Traxex after robbers killed her parents. The young woman’s abilities were valued. She might be a drow changeling. She later left the tribe that had taken care of her and moved into the forest to live alone. Many people traveling through the forest often claim to have encountered an impossibly beautiful ranger who watched them from the trees in silence and vanished before they could approach. 

She moved like a quiet fog, was subtle and enigmatic, hot and cold. If you hear murmurs, it’s her frigid frozen arrows piercing the wind to strike at the adversaries’ hearts. The only indication that her frost arrows have penetrated someone’s heart will be a faint whisper in the distance.

Attributes and Stats

Win Rate54.32%
Level0  1 15 25 30
Health200 560 1080 1700 1940
Health Regeneration+0.25 +2.05 +4.71 +7.81 +8.96
Mana75 255 483 795 903
Mana Regeneration+0 +0.75 +1.73 +3.03 +3.48
DMG29‒36 49‒56 89‒96 130‒137 147‒154
Armor0 3.33 10.1 16.93 19.68
DMG Block
Magic Resistance25%
Status Resistance0%
Movement Speed305
Attack Rate0.59/s 0.71/s 0.94/s 1.19/s 1.28/s
Attack Range625
Attack Speed100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.5+0.3
Projectile Speed 1250
Turn Rate0.7
Collision Size24
Vision Range1800 • 800
Gib TypeDefault
Ability UpgradesUpgradable by Aghanim’s Scepter.Upgradable by Aghanim’s Shard. 

Roles Drow Ranger Can Take On 

  • Carry 
  • Disabler 
  • Pusher 

Drow Ranger Items Build 

Early Game:

Boots of Speed: Drow Ranger receives a speed boost from these boots, which helps navigate.

Magic Wand: If the opponent casts a lot of spells, Magic Wand is a great option because the burst heal might assist the user in staying alive or triumphing in the first rounds.

Mid Game:

Power Treads: Increases attack speed. 

Dragon Lance: The expanded range makes it easier for the Drow Ranger Dota 2 to find the appropriate location swiftly, and the Dragon Lance offers practical stats at a reasonable price. She can also out-range towers with it and destroy them without risking her own safety. improvements for Hurricane Pike later.

Shadow Blade: Drow Ranger can maneuver into the best possible positions for team battles. Increases attack speed and damage. 

Late Game:

Butterfly: Drow Ranger gains a lot of useful agility from Butterfly. It is frequently selected to help Drow Rangers defend themselves against backline attackers.

Black King Bar: If a team with a lot of disabilities is facing a Drow Ranger, Black King Bar will give her plenty of opportunity to deal at least some Dota 2 damage.


Frost Arrows:

Effect: gives Drow’s attacks a freezing effect, slowing enemy movement and dealing bonus damage. 

  • Cast Range: 625
  • Base Damage: 6/12/18/24 
  • Move Speed Slow: 10% 25%  40% 55%
  • Slow Duration: 1.5


Effect: discharges a wave that silences and dislodges enemy units. Drow gains movement speed for the same. 

  • Cast Range: 900
  • Travel Distance: 900
  • Effect Radius: 250
  • Max Knockback Distance: 450
  • Knockback Duration: 0.6/0.7/0.8/0.9


Effect: The drow ranger’s attack includes a barrage of arrows continuously, doing more damage to foes and unleashing Frost Arrows with a longer duration of up to 1.75 seconds long.

  • Distance: 175%
  • Arrows Cone Angle: 50°
  • Arrows Collision Radius: 90
  • Max Channel Time: 1.75 Number of Waves: 3


Effect: Drow can shoot arrows with amazing precision and potency, thanks to her combat experience. 

Ignores the enemy’s base armor and breaches their defenses. Based on Drow’s current agility, it grants Drow and nearby ranged heroes with bonus agility. 

If an opposing hero is present within the 400 range, this ability is deactivated.

  • Enemy Hero Search Radius: 400
  • Aura Radius: 1200
  • Ranged Agility Bonus: 30%, 40%, 50%
  • Proc Chance: 20%, 30%, 40% 
  • Proc Damage: 40, 60, 80
  • Aura Linger Duration: 0.5

Building Guide 

Frost Arrows: Levels 1 8 9 11

Gust: Levels 4 13 14 16

Multishot: Levels 2 3 5 7

Marksmanship: Levels 6 12 18

Talents: 10 15


Drow Ranger + Vengeful Spirit 

Precision Aura and Vengeance Aura work well together to provide a powerful aura combo for these two ranged Dota 2 heroes. These auras provide an increase in damage of about 38%. In addition to being both ranged weapons, they have a silence, stun, slow, and armor debuff between them.

Game Plan 

Early Game: 

The carry hero Traxex will be dangerous in the late game. Just continue farming responsibly. The only two requirements for Carry Heroes to succeed are two deaths and endless farming. 

Mid Game:

To take down the enemy turret, push the lane or ask your allies to ward fully. You can also ask them to watch the minimap farm for safety. Keep in mind that your ultimate will lose its impact right away if enemy champions are nearby, even if they are in stealth, so keep an eye on your stats if anything out of the ordinary happens. 

Late Game:

It is the moment to farm close to your teammates or stick with the team to get support or help when needed. To ensure life, urge your support team to ward you off if you want to split push fully 

You take a favorable position to shoot in total combat or home defense. It’s best to Gust (W) whoever is closest to you to come out and shoot. Use Gust (W) if necessary, and activate a Frost arrow (Q) to shoot moving targets during combat.


Faceless Void:

  • No-Face Vacancy

Using Time Walk to close their distance could reduce the Drow Ranger’s Marksmanship advantage. Drow Ranger’s health pool is constrained. Thus Faceless Void may utilize Chronosphere to disable her before she can strike back.


Drow Ranger loses her vision due to Tinker Laser, skipping her high-damage attacks. Using the Heat-Seeking Missile in a team fight, Tinker can outrange Drow Ranger and hit her in the backline.


Drow Ranger cannot run because of the snowflakes and ice shards smothering her. Snowball enables Tusk to get to Drow Ranger and turn off her Marksmanship enhancement. Moreover, it might be used to protect allies who Gust has injured.

Tusk might utilize the Tag Team to impede her movement and deal a devastating blow to her. PUNCH Drow Ranger receives a significant amount of damage while being slowed.

Nyx Assassin:

Nyx Assassin deals a lot of burst damage thanks to its impale ability, Mana Burn, Dagon, and additional damage from Vendetta. All of this damage will result in the death of Drow Ranger.

Commonly undetected, Nyx Assassin can easily gank Drow Ranger thanks to his ability Vendetta.

Lancer Phantom:

Phantom Lancer can use Phantom Rush to close the gap between them and neutralize Marksmanship quickly. Juxtapose has no AoE damage, so dealing with her illusions is challenging for the Drow Ranger.

Advantageous Matchups 

Drow Ranger + Windranger

Focus Fire and Windrun are fantastic for weighing in the ground in the game’s early stages. To prevent your lineup from being too flimsy, you’ll need a strong third core if Drow Ranger and Windranger are both cores/carries. 

Drow Ranger + Enigma 

Drow Ranger Dota 2

Dark Hole gives Drow Ranger plenty of opportunity to reorient herself if enemies jump her during a battle. Next, if any enemies have made it out of the Black Hole, Gust may be utilized to encircle them further.

Drow Ranger + Medusa

Drow Ranger Dota 2

Split Shot and Precision Aura complement each other well. Stone Gaze aids Drow Ranger in team battles with her Marksmanship damage.

3 Most Used Skins

1. Algid Falcon 

Contains a loading screen along with every piece of the “Algid Falcon” set for Drow Rangers. The Drow Ranger skin Algid Falcon Greaves is available. Due to the recent addition of Algid Falcon Greaves, it has recently gained some popularity among gamers.

2. Algid Legacy 

Drow Ranger has a skin called Complete Algid Legacy. A Tribute Upgrade Infuser can be used to unlock the ambient effect style of this item. On November 1st, 2018, the skin was included in the game.

3. Cold Case Bow 

This bow is filled with the arcane energy of twin-frost orbs. One of the most popular skins right now is Cold Case Bow, but because of its exorbitant price, you don’t often see it in the game. Its price is around $0.06

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