Drow Ranger

 (Artifact)

Drow Ranger in Artifact is a Rare Green Hero card with stats 4 / 0 / 7 and has the following abilities:
  • Precision Aura (Continuous Effect): Other allies in all lanes have +1 Attack.
  • Drow Ranger has the Signature Card: Gust.
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Drow Ranger
Green Hero
Rare
Precision Aura (Continuous Effect) Other allies in all lanes have +1 Attack.
Signature Card: 

Summary

Drow Ranger is an extremely powerful hero boasting one of the best passives and signature cards in the game. While her average stats are a definite downside, the sheer power level of a game-wide attack buff and a cheap lanewide silence more than make up it.

Hero Stats

Drow Ranger has 4 Attack (with 13 other Heroes), which is stronger than 25% of other heroes.
Drow Ranger has 0 Armor (with 41 other Heroes), which is the baseline amount of Armor.
Drow Ranger has 7 Health (with 5 other Heroes), which is greater than 34% of other heroes.

Drow Ranger has a very mediocre statline. 4 attack is the expected strength for a green hero, with only Rix having less. Her health pool of 7 is the lowest possible value for a green Hero, tied with Rix. Drows stats are a clear cut disadvantage to compensate for the strong passive and signature.

Hero Ability

Precision Aura
Continuous Effect
Other allies in all lanes have +1 Attack.

Adding one attack point to every other ally in all lanes is a very powerful effect. Even gaining as little as 5 attack across the board is nothing to scoff at.

Obviously, Precision Aura scales well with a wide board state. At the point when this adds 5 or more attack in a SINGLE LANE, you're getting absurd value from this.

Go ahead and track how much damage this contributes in one game. It's very easy to get 10, 20, and sometimes more. 'Is it meaningful damage' is another story.

If you ever have the choice, having Drow Ranger on the right lane is 'best', since the left and middle lane combat phase will benefit from her passive before she may potentially die in combat at the final lane.. While having absolute choice where to deploy Drow is a very niche situation, it's worth keeping in mind.

Signature Card

As strong as Precision Aura is, Gust is what cements Drow as a top tier hero. Gust is THE premium disruption spell.

After casting Gust, your opponents options for interaction are virtually zero. They may as well launch Hearthstone for that turn. Silencing all enemy heroes in a lane for FOUR MANA is a staggering effect.

As such, Drow Ranger is a natural fit in any combo type deck that wants to "go off" without fear of the opponent meddling in your plans. It isn't just for combo decks though. Locking your opponent out of tricks for a turn can break open many stalled boards no matter what type of deck you're playing.

Deckbuilding

Drow is powerful enough to fit into any deck packing Green, but you can further leverage her power with any deck that aims to go wide and abuse her passive or decks that can maximize the disruption caused by Gust.