The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta of
or its expansion. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
This includes hero names that have been randomized or units that can no longer used.
The in-game information in this section is kept purely for historical purposes and should probably not be under any other categories.
For lore about elven rangers, see elven ranger.
Human Alliance Statistics Unit Type
5 Produced at
Altar of Kings Combat Weapon(s)
Bow & arrows Can attack
Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward Attack type
Hero Defense Type
Hero Hero Parameters Primary Attribute
Rangers were originally meant to be a hero unit of the Human Alliance. They were described as such:
These fearless Half-Elven women are masters of survival and wilderness exploration. Trained to hunt down renegade Orcs and Trolls in the wildlands of both Azeroth and Lordaeron, the Rangers are a force to be reckoned with. Being Half-Elven, the Rangers are often avoided by members of the High Elven stock. However, these crafty females make their home in the wilds and seldom feel the need for the distractions of camaraderie. Rangers are expert marksmen with the longbow and carry specially weighted bows and magically enhanced arrows. 
Rangers were eventually cancelled as a hero unit. Most of their abilities were given to the
Priestess of the Moon instead, and their model was reused for the in-game appearances of  Sylvanas Windrunner and Jennalla Deemspring. Shandris Feathermoon uses a night elf version of the Ranger. When the expansion was released, Cold Arrows was given to The Frozen Throne Naga Sea Witches, renamed to Frost Arrows and given a new icon.
Spells and abilities
Temporarily summons an Owl Scout, which can be used to scout the map. Can see invisible units.
Slows target's movement speed per shot.
An aura that gives nearby friendly units a 10% bonus damage to their ranged attacks.
Calls down waves of falling stars that damage nearby enemy units. Each wave deals 50 damage. The time between waves is 1.5 seconds.
Among the possible random hero names was "Somand Wayfinder".
 This became one of the random hero names for the Dark Ranger. It's likely that all of the Dark Ranger random hero names were originally meant for the Ranger.