Wood Elf

( Monster Manual v.3.5, p. 104)


Size: Medium
Base speed: Land 30
Strength: +2
Intelligence: −2
Dexterity: +0
Wisdom: +0
Constitution: +0
Charisma: +0
Level adjustment: +0
Space: 5 feet
Reach: 5 feet
Automatic languages: Common , Elven
Bonus Languages: Draconic , Gnoll , Gnome , Goblin , Orc , Sylvan


Also called sylvan elves, members of this subrace live deep in primordial forests. Their hair color ranges from yellow to coppery red, and they are more muscular than other elves. Their clothing is in dark shades of green and earth tones to better blend in with their natural surroundings. Their homes are sometimes guarded by giant owls or leopards.


Elves are cautious warriors and take time to analyze their opponents and the location of the fight if at all possible, maximizing their advantage by using ambushes, snipers, and camouflage. They prefer to fire from cover and retreat before they are found, repeating this maneuver until all of their enemies are dead. They prefer longbows, shortbows, rapiers, and longswords. In melee, elves are graceful and deadly, using complex maneuvers that are beutiful to observe. Their wizards often use sleep spells during combat because these won't affect other elves.

Racial Traits

Wood Elf Traits (Ex): These traits are in addition to the high elf traits, except where noted.

  • +2 Strength. -2 Intelligence.
  • Favored Class: Ranger. This trait replaces the high elf's favored class.

Also appears in

  1. Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
  2. Races of Faerûn

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