The Wood Elf

race logoThe Wood Elf starts off in the tree city of Kelethin and begins hunting in Greater Faydark. What is the best strategy for playing a Wood Elf? What zones and cities should you take him to and which ones should you avoid? Which factions should you work on improving, and which factions should you be wary of decreasing? What are the best quests for the beginning Wood Elf? Where are the best shops? How should you role play your Wood Elf?

Post your strategies on how to best play a Wood Elf, and read, rate and coment on those posted by others.
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A problem
# Dec 17 2013 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Wood elves are a good race and have a lot of advantages ----- SOE has a problem though. The Wood Elf Cultural Forge in Kelethin is labeled Half Elf Forge, it does not let you do any Wood Elf Cultural Smithing.
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A problem
# Dec 17 2013 at 7:25 PM Rating: Excellent
2,689 posts
See platform #22 at or in text description: Newbie lift, Up SW, Up S

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Advantages of the Wood Elf
# May 22 2007 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Advantages of the Wood Elf:

1) They start with Forage at 50, so while everyone else is skilling up in forage Wood Elves are already foraging items to sell in the baz, or for tradeskilling.
2) They start with Hide at 50, so they can hide while they meditate, etc.
3) Wood Elves can see in the dark, so toss out that space taking latern...
4) Wood Elves can wear more armor sizes than most races.

Advantages I have noticed while playing the following classes:

Warrior - agile and therefore harder to hit. Yes they have lower HP, but this is mitigated to a great degree by agility.

Bard - High charisma and again, agile. The Hide skill serves in a pinch to break charm. Granted not as reliable as invis, but works in a pinch.

Druid - Nobody looks better in leather. Oh yeah, and agility and charisma help in battle and when charming animals.

Ranger - High Dexterity/Agility helps in both Ranged and toe-to-toe combat.

Most of the stat related benefits listed are limited to the early levels when stat-enhancing equipment in scarce. After attaining good equipment most of this wont matter.

Finally, my reason for playing the Wood Elf has very little to do with any of what I just posted, I simply love the IDEA of being an elf - the lore, the look, the connection with nature, etc - and that makes playing this race even more important to me than any particular class. Also I enjoy the home city and its design. There are few better places to learn to run in a straight line...

Edited, May 22nd 2007 5:10pm by Crayg
20 bpoints
# Sep 10 2006 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
I like to make a new woodelf Ranger done 2 but not sure were I should put the 20 bpoints all on one or scattered. If you can help me in adding my character statis on this site. There is so much to ask ,but don't want to be a pain.
The other two rangers I've done I started in the tuitoral lot of free cash.
hi and plz help
# Feb 13 2006 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
hi im not sure if it post so hi im going to start eq soon and i was just wondering if a wood elf rogue is good and i posted 2 other messages today under classes ,rogue so if you could read those and repile to those i would really appercite it well bye

p.s.sorry but im not the best speller so if i spelled anything wrong sorry
RE: hi and plz help
# Jun 07 2006 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd thoroughly recommend wood elf. As you get further into EQ, the base stats matter less and less as they're quickly maxed with items that are cheaper and cheaper due to the falling enconomy. The price of innate skills is priceless throughout. Wood elves are able forage, hide, and have night vision. Barbarians, on the other hand, have the innate ability to wear a skirt without looking too girly, and dark elves are able to stay in the sun longer.
RE: hi and plz help
# Feb 18 2006 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
Id personally say that barbarian or dark elf would be the best class for a rouge. Barbarian because STR/STA are highest and dark elf for a high AGI and not a bad DEX. A wood elf would proabably not be bad for a rouge..
# Feb 13 2006 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
hi i just wondering if a woodelf rogue is good i post other message which are both posted under :classes:rogue so if u can go read those and see if you can help me plz well bye
# Nov 04 2005 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe try a ranger
# Dec 22 2004 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
Hi,I am going to start eq soon and what class is a woodelf best at and if woodelfs are even good.If u chould tell me it whould help.

Hi. I just started too. I am playing a wood elf ranger. I am currently only level 3. I think ranger may be worth considering. Check this site: for tips on how to play one.
# Dec 16 2004 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
Hi,I am going to start eq soon and what class is a woodelf best at and if woodelfs are even good.If u chould tell me it whould help.

Edited, Thu Dec 16 19:08:23 2004
# Mar 25 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
Wood elfs make good rangers, but thats really it
for the newbi
# Oct 25 2004 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah not many woodelf warriors and i Love mine. they even out in there stats pretty well.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2004 at 6:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTF srry bout that my computer screws up like that all the time lol
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2004 at 6:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was just wantin to know if the druid class is a good class with wood elf and what all the druid class is good for becuz i played my brothers and i rlly liked the class but im not sure if i should make 1
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2004 at 6:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was just wantin to know if the druid class is a good class with wood elf and what all the druid class is good for becuz i played my brothers and i rlly liked the class but im not sure if i should make 1
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2004 at 6:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was just wantin to know if the druid class is a good class with wood elf and what all the druid class is good for becuz i played my brothers and i rlly liked the class but im not sure if i should make 1
# Aug 01 2004 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
i'm a newbie do u think that a warrior would be a good way to go
how this to your mind
# Feb 09 2004 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
i used 2 have a 14 druid but deltin him cuz he had PvP and i couln't buff no1 and now i made a dru he only 4 im in xgony server it is a good 1 if u in that 1 plz can u pl me ill pay 2pp a lv but i have an iskar monk how u like that? i want 2 get my next move but can find my GM can any1 help me ill try 2 be on friday so try 2 help almost newbi that serly needs armor i was dieing form citi. come on plz help me out
RE: how this to your mind
# Feb 17 2004 at 9:57 PM Rating: Default
hi i had the same experience with my 15 gnome enchanter, then i got tired orf it and gave all the stuff to my necro and deleted him in the same boat with ya all i can say is dont give up how hard it is i wanted to give up many times when i got aggroed in kurns tower and PC....
Where to next???
# Jan 24 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
I have a lv 7 wood elf ranger. I am doing fine in Greater Faydark, but I hate the town and how hard it is to find the bank/trueshor bows/etc. Does anyone know of any good ranger-friendly places I can go to once I hit lv 9 and get spells?
RE: Where to next???
# Aug 29 2005 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
Yes. But with my problem i went i used 2H up to like level 35 and didnt have any skill with 1H at all...
whose in xoney server
# Feb 09 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
who in that server it i think the best whick 1 is the best it is the only 1 i try so how r the other 1s i want 1 that will PL for 2pp plz tell me quick
RE: Where to next???
# Feb 09 2004 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
i kno how that is my bro spent 2k on this sword but it was 2h so i feel srry 2 u 2 lol im poor 2 so. it good for me no money no stuff like i get money!!
RE: Where to next???
# Jan 24 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
Oh, and I also spent like 500pp on a 2h sword, only later to realize that WE Rangers aren't supposed to use 2h swords ("they do much better with 1h slashing").
Is there any 1h swords that I should use instead, or should I just keep the 2h one (I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure its DMG is 23; I can't get on EQ rite now).
RE: Where to next???
# May 05 2004 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
Get up all of your weapon skills, 1HS, 1HB, 2HS, and 2HB. You never know what you'll come upon, or what will be added to the game, that you'll want to use.
RE: Where to next???
# Feb 13 2004 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
I strongly advise you to stay around Kelethin (CB) till lvl 15-16. It's not that hard you'll learn your way around. You can go to EC or Quenos Hills but you'll suffer on NPC selling prices in Freeport/Qeynos a lot while SFG has no bank & it means A LOT of running back & forth.

About 2HS: KEEP it! On higher levels 2-hander sometimes is a must. A lot of higher level mobs have DS + high ripost rate. Keep training your 2hs along dual wielding 1hs you'll need both. Good luck

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Edited, Sat Feb 14 00:08:45 2004
# Sep 03 2003 at 11:33 AM Rating: Excellent
Do Wood Elves get a built in hide? And I think they get built in forage right.
RE: Hide
# Sep 03 2003 at 8:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, the racial abilities cap at 50 though. So if you were a wood elf warrior, for example, who gets neither as a class ability, you would still get forage and hide, but they would start, AND stay at 50.

My wood elf DRUID on the other hand, has a forage of 200, since it is a class ability. Since he started with 50, due to race, it didn't start goign up, until I hit level 10.

The same thing would be true for a wood elf rogue, and the hide skill. Starts at 50, doesn't go up until you hit level 10, then goes up 5 points per level (if used) until it caps at 200 at lvl 39. The rogue would have forage, but it would stay at 50.

Hope this helps.

Edited, Wed Sep 3 21:26:24 2003
Quests for Wood Elf?
# Jul 27 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
Hi all

why are all or at least the most of the earlier armor quests which are for druids only for halflings or half elves and not for wood elves?

RE: Quests for Wood Elf?
# Aug 02 2003 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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There ARE quests for low lvl Wood Elf Druids. Seek out Aliafya Mistrunner in the Kelethin Druid Guild.

You say, 'Hail, Aliafya Mistrunner'

Aliafya Mistrunner says 'Pleased to meet you Ralen, I am Aliafya Mistrunner Preserver of Nature and loyal servant of Tunare. I have resided in this guild house for many of my years. I pride myself on being a mentor to many young druids of Tunare that come up through our ranks. If you are a [druid of Tunare] then I might have some work for you.'

You say, 'i am a druid of tunare'

Aliafya Mistrunner says 'I am always pleased to see new faces amongst us indeed Ralen. However, I must learn if you are loyal to your house and your god by asking you to complete a series of training exercises. These tests will enable you to learn your way around this great land we call home and to pick up some very valuable hunting skills that will aid you in all of your battles to come. When you are [ready to begin your training] I will present you with your Leafrunners Assembly Kit.'

You say, 'i am ready to begin my training'

Aliafya Mistrunner says 'Here is your Leafrunners Assembly Kit Ralen. In this kit you will place a number of [magical components] that will be infused together to create armor materials used to crafting Leafrunners Leather Armor. Once you have created the armor materials you will then take them to a loom along with the correct pattern to fashion together your armor piece.'

You say, 'what magical components'

Aliafya Mistrunner says 'The components you will need to collect for your armor will take you to all parts of the faydark. These items can be found on some of the deadliest creatures and also on some of our most trust worthy merchants. Once you are ready to begin creating your armor pieces simply tell me what piece you [want] to craft. I can provide you with the material recipes and patterns for Leafrunners [Caps], [Bracers], [Sleeves], [Boots], [Leggings], [Gloves] and [Tunics].'

You say, 'i want to craft (whatever piece you want)

Then, once you say what you would like to craft, she will tell you what she needs. Go out, get what you need, you then sow it together using the loom and you assembly kit. Use the loom near the orc lift. Go over two bridges from the orc lift and up the ramp and you should see a white loom. Combine all the items together and you should have your piece. But, I would still ask around in the game, about the last sowing part. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Hope this helps. (Taken right here from Allakhazam)

Niolen Silvertree
Druid of the 52nd season
Worshipper of Tunare
Player on Mithaniel Marr
Woodelf cultural
# Jul 09 2003 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Hubby and I both have woodelves and are working on our tradeskills. We are ready to start the cultural skills, but are unsure of the Fier`dal part. We have to smith our kits in the Fier`dal Forge, but haven't found any info on this. Where exactly is this forge, or am I just reading too much into it?

Tyani Tenderfox
52nd season Woodelf Druid
RE: Woodelf cultural
# Jul 29 2003 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Hello tyanitenderfox and co :)
I am rather new to this also, but, I will try my best to explain.
The forge that you talk of is a royal forge that is specific for either class or a specefic item for armour. All cities have their own forges as well as normal forges that everyone could /can use. More info on this can be found if you study just on making armor, not only at this site but also other sites.
The forge that u refer too is in Kelethin and I would love to point you to it but I get lost where ever I Just have patience and look around, I think its on the third flr near the newbie lift. Also casters realm is another good site for finding things as well as links that may be assoc with the item of concern.
I am sure there are others out there who know more bout this??!!
Take care................Releb
Wood elfs as druids
# Jun 12 2003 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
Its not right *he says as he dd 4 mobs at once* this is to much fun 4 mobs for the mana of one lets see some one els try that. we buff the hell out of every one, we port, we can easly kill mobs come on what is there not cool about wood elf as join the many wood elfs and be a druid lets hunt down every thang (hahah with track hahaha) so *dd the 4 mobs agen killing them* have fun and "let the earth move your feet to the phat loot"
RE: Wood elfs as druids
# Jun 27 2003 at 7:15 AM Rating: Default
Ok wov one druids are boring 2 shamans buff better and go with a halfling druid they have more wis
Wood Elf Rogues are the best
# Apr 13 2003 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
All I can say is I love my wood elf rogue! I have never felt like I am weaker then the other races--And I am hell of alot sexier!
Wood Elf
# Apr 09 2003 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
I have a Vah Shir Beastlord and would like to try a Wood Elf. I am thinking about a Druid. Never played one. How hard are they? Any benefits or negatives? Is there a better class for a Wood Elf to choose and are there going to be tons of WE Druids when I start? I want to control the Wood Elf population (remember spay and neuter your Elf ;)

RE: Wood Elf
# Apr 09 2003 at 11:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Druids are fairly easy, and fun to play. Statswise, Halflings have a very slight advantage, but wood elves make very good druids.

Yes, there will be tons of WE druids in the zone.

Well, by a better class, it depends on what you mean. Druids travel very well. getting places is never a problem. They also solo well.

However, in dungeons, many of their spells don't work, and low ac and few HP make it easier to die in close quarters battles.

All depends on what you'll enjoy playing. Try one! If you don't like it, delete, and try something else.
a wood elf
# Mar 08 2003 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
i have a wood elf druid that kicks ***... i'm changing the sex though and re-starting her to be a him... i'll be on bertoxxolous server... i just need a name
Wood Elf Warrior?
# Mar 05 2003 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
I am starting out as an Wood Elf Warrior, instead of the usual Ranger or Bard. What advice specifically is there for choosing this combinaiton of Race and Class? If any?
RE: Wood Elf Warrior?
# Mar 17 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
oh oh pick me pick me!!!
Smiley: bowdownSmiley: king
why you ask because they dont get as much hp or ac as the HUGE orge or troll?? well simple really.. dex and agi DUH Smiley: rolleyes !! Yes we don't get large amount of HP like other warrior classes. BUT LOOK AT A MONK Smiley: glare don't stare!! Well here is s monks train of thought "HAHA YOU MISSED ME!!! :P So what you big orges and bad trollies can take some damage and keep on kicking... big WHIPDEDO.. us elves ( dont forget the dark ones they good warriors too!!) We don't take damage very well (literaly) we DON'T get hit any where near as often as our big burly warrior friends. So once again haha you missed me. You can't die if you dont get hit thus wood elves make BAD **** WARRIORS trust me got one of my own..... (HINT: make female wood elf..... THEY ARE HOT!!! SO ARE THE DARK ELF ONES!! Smiley: inlove)

When I pass you on the street please... don't be scared!!! Smiley: yikes
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 25 2003 at 1:35 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Let me tell you about an idea i had one day. I was running through Grater faydark and i had accedently attacked a nexus at the wizzy spires. Needless to say that i was killed Instantly. I was extreamly mad because i lost my exp. Through my hatered i studied the creature and i devised the most extravagant scheme ever. I was wondering if my fellow Citizens of norrath would aid me. Darkies and Lighties come together in a mass horde to take one down. "What's in it for me" a person might ask. Well i think that not only the feeling you get from uniting with all of the inhabitants of norrath to squash a common evil but a great possibilty of an uber pay off and Extream exp or maybe nothing just a cold hard defeat.I am not really sure if they drop anything or if they even give exp.They are most likely the least killed Npc in the game. I have heard of one or two being killed but to my knowlage no loot has ever been identified. There are only a couple of reasons why i have not been able to find the loot items either 1. The uber guild who took one down came up with an awsome item that they dont want to get nerfed because of 1000000 crying lowbies saying its too powerfull so they did not add it to new item lists 2. None of them have ever been killed 3. Normal Loot for lvl of mob 4. No loot :( Now i am not really sure yet of the master plan but i am thinking along the lines of a massive head on attack group attack at random with no aperant stratagey.A person could even make a mule char and lvl to 5 or 6 toe just for this battle.Toe to Toe with the Unchecked Evil of the world. Or i have got a more methodical aproach. Either way i could be just stupid or really tired but that is my idea and i am willing to set up shop on any server. e-mail me at massive_nexus_strike@YHAOO.COM if you have any ideas, you want to join (( lvl is of no importance 1-65 doesnt matter Class either warriors clerics shaman monks i am in need of warm bodies :) )) or you just want to flame about how stupid i am either way i will welcome your emails and i will try my very best to email you back .No matter what it says. More information on nexus is always welcome. E-mail me and give it a chance.
RE: Come Join Me
# Dec 27 2003 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
The Scions are perma-rooted and melee, quickly, for 2k a hit.

No one absorbs, or heals, damage that quickly.

I've also never seen anyone successfully land a spell on one, nor have I ever seen anyone successfully reduce their hit points by more than 1% (the default reduction with a minimum 1hp of damage).

I have, however, seen lots of people die, quickly, trying to "take" one.

I'm pretty sure they're immortal, given that they're meant to hand out shards to make the Luclin spires take you to the Nexus. I do know, from experience, that all the NPCs in the Nexus itself are immortal, and ignore any combat action taken against them. They're also 100% immune to magic.
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