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Windranger, Drow Ranger, and Mirana seem to be my favorites right now.
I've been building Windranger as a carry though, phase boots, orchid and dadelaus. Been wondering how to play her otherways, what else can she do?
Like how do you play as a support in DoTA2? I heard she can be used as a support type? What are some common builds for a carry/DPS windranger?
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Windranger, Drow Ranger, and Mirana seem to be my favorites right now.
I've been building Windranger as a carry though, phase boots, orchid and dadelaus. Been wondering how to play her otherways, what else can she do?
Like how do you play as a support in DoTA2? I heard she can be used as a support type? What are some common builds for a carry/DPS windranger?

Phase boots= Solid
Orchid = Solid
Dadelaus= Plz no

Grab an early mek/forcestaff

Make those shackles count.

Early Orchid is also very strong, but if no one else is getting a mek/FS i usually rush those
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Windranger, Drow Ranger, and Mirana seem to be my favorites right now.
I've been building Windranger as a carry though, phase boots, orchid and dadelaus. Been wondering how to play her otherways, what else can she do?
Like how do you play as a support in DoTA2? I heard she can be used as a support type? What are some common builds for a carry/DPS windranger?

Wind Ranger is a support hero. Yes you can build her as a carry, but the role on the team is going to be either a support, or off lane hero. So that means buying smoke, wards, dust, meka, force staff.

Also lets be honest only time Wind Ranger is a capable carry is with a good bit of items, and focus fire is on. Seeing as you cannot change targets with focus fire (single target only) Its not like your going to be able to burn down the entire enemy team by yourself. That being said if Valve decides to make her focus fire work even when changing targets she could very well carry pretty well. (Think back to Wraith Night)

I will normally build her as follows, buying wards and other support items all game.

-Phase boots
-Force Staff (great early, helps with mana problems and gives some hp regen)
-Meka (skip if someone else on team is getting one)
-Sheep Stick or Orchid
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Phase boots= Solid
Orchid = Solid
Dadelaus= Plz no

Grab an early mek/forcestaff

Make those shackles count.

Early Orchid is also very strong, but if no one else is getting a mek/FS i usually rush those
Daedalus is not bad on WR.

Its actually decent. in combinations with her ultimate late game. since you skip it anyways until later on.


When i play WR , rarely, if randoming, i go mid or either offlane. going supporting on the safelane is just a waste.
She is capeable of carrying very easy. and if im going offlane ( which rarely happends ), i wont buy wards, thats up for the other supports that are trilaning i guess.. i dont think the offlane should buy wards too.. depends, mostly not.
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Windranger, Drow Ranger, and Mirana seem to be my favorites right now.
I've been building Windranger as a carry though, phase boots, orchid and dadelaus. Been wondering how to play her otherways, what else can she do?
Like how do you play as a support in DoTA2? I heard she can be used as a support type? What are some common builds for a carry/DPS windranger?

Force staff/phase for positioning shackles, for lols basher is fun with focus fire but not for a serious game
And Sheep stick is great on anyone
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I second daed on WR if building for carry.  

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who were you playing? I cant see you on Dotabuff
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Just solo but dont have dota buff looks like i need it lol
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Just solo but dont have dota buff looks like i need it lol
No I mean what hero were you playing:p
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No I mean what hero were you playing:p

Stopped being a noob and sorted dota buff thumb.gif Warlock biggrin.gif

http://dotabuff.com/matches/577064691
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Grats Tox on your team! Invite me for scrims so I can remember how bad I am.

Fran, IMO WR is all about timing. She doesn't shine but does well at all stages (maybe she falls off late game but shackle + sheep keeps her relevant if it goes that far). I think almost every item is viable on her if you get the timing/situation right.

I usually solo pub as offlane WR getting chick + wards. Need that vision + ef the pull camp. I always get that one guy who wants to jungle.

I rush Medal and if mid doesn't need bottle, bottle so you can just keep ganking and roaming.

Agree with Tox that WR sucks as a pure support. I think she's best as a roamer/offlaner.

Personally think she sucks as a carry. Only times I get to go carry items is if the enemy team is weaker or my carry is completely failing (and even than I usually get Sheep).

Harris! Double Mael > Daed! Them lightning procs!
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