The rise of Windranger in Dota 2 patch 7.33c

Windranger used to be a very annoying hero to play against. But then the new patches completely changed the... Radu M. | 29. May 2023

Windranger used to be a very annoying hero to play against. But then the new patches completely changed the meta and people stopped picking her. After Dota 2 patch 7.32, her abilities and talents started to get buffed and the latest item changes made her viable again.

In fact, in the right hands, she is now one of the strongest heroes in the game. The damage you can deal with WR is absolutely incredible. On top of that, the hero has one of the longest-duration stuns in Dota 2, one of the best nukes, and the ability to evade all physical damage while moving at maximum speed for 6 seconds.

When you have such a toolkit, it’s quite easy to win games. The only condition is to not get completely destroyed in the laning phase.

How to play Windranger in Dota 2 patch 7.33c

Windranger currently has a win rate of more than 53% and her pick rate is above 20%. The Dota 2 community has fallen in love with this hero and it’s understandable why. With just a few items, Windranger can kill an enemy hero in seconds thanks to her ultimate.

Focus Fire gives you 350 – 500 bonus attack speed for 20 seconds against a target of your choice. That target simply cannot fight against you in most cases and is forced to run away. When you attack four times per second in the early game, your damage more than triples.


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After level 18, Windranger can utilize this ability every 30 seconds. This is a very low cooldown for such a powerful skill. On top of that, you also have a talent that reduces the damage penalty of Focus Fire. The reduced amount is so high that you’ll only suffer a 9% penalty if you choose this talent.

In essence, you’re dealing triple damage against your desired target and you can repeat this every 30 seconds. When a Windranger is farmed, she can obliterate entire enemy teams.

WR loves to play against melee heroes that rely on physical damage to get the job done. Thanks to her Windrun, such heroes simply cannot fight her without buying a Monkey King Bar. And in most cases, you don’t want to buy the item because it’s not that great.

For support WR players, it often makes sense to buy Aghanim’s Shard. This item grants you Gale Force, which is quite decent both defensively and offensively.

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