ESO Race: Wood Elf

Learn about the Wood Elf race in The Elder Scrolls Online. Each ESO race comes with its own unique passives. What do Wood Elves offer?

ESO Wood Elf Character
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Wood Elf Male Figure
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High Elf Female Figure
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Wood Elves As An ESO Race Option

Wood Elves, also known as Bosmer,  are part of the Aldmeri Dominion faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.  This faction was created by a pack between the High Elf, Wood Elf, and Khajiit races.  The symbol of the faction is an eagle.  The colors are yellow and silver.  This faction was created by a pack between the High Elf, Wood Elf, and Khajiit races.

Lore says that the Dominion seeks to reestablish Elven dominance over Tamriel in order to protect it from the carelessness of the younger races.  Players selecting this faction will begin in Khenarthi’s Roost after their escape from Coldharbour.

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Historial Background Of The Wood Elves

The Wood Elves inhabit the nearly impenetrable forest of Valenwood located in the south-western area of Tamriel.  They are considered supreme hunters, and masters of sneaking and thievery.  Wood Elves are considered to be the most gifted archers in all of Tamriel.

Lore tells us that Bosmer are experts at the art of defense while mischievous, curious, and nimble.  This race rejected the high culture of the Aldmeri for a more simple life living in harmony with the land and it’s wild creatures.  Like the High Elves, the Wood Elves live 2 – 3 times longer than a human.  

It is said from living with the land instead of on it, the Wood Elves have developed increased resistance to diseases and poisons.  Because of their incredible agility, they have naturally developed an ability to move ‘unseen’.  

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In-Game Race Description And Passives

Within the game, Wood Elves are described as: The diversified racial skills of the Wood Elves reflect their woodland affinity. Improved archery, base stamina, stamina recovery, stealth detection, movement speed, reduced fall damage, and poison resistance make them dangerous foes and gifted hunters.

Wood Elf Acrobat Passive Icon

Acrobat

This passive is unlocated at the player level of 1.  It increases experience gain with the Bow skill line by 15% and decreases fall damage taken by 10%.

Wood Elf Hunter's Eye Passive Icon

Hunter’s Eye

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 5 – increase stealth detection radius by 1 meter, increases movement speed by 1%, and Physical and Spell Penetration by 300
  • Level 15 – increase stealth detection radius by 2 meters, increases movement speed by 3%, and Physical and Spell Penetration by 600
  • Level 30 – increase stealth detection radius by 3 meters, increases movement speed by 5%, and Physical and Spell Penetration by 950
Wood Elf Y'ffre's Endurance Passive Icon

Y’ffre’s Endurance

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 10 – increases Stamina Recovery by 86
  • Level 20 – increases Stamina Recovery by 127
  • Level 40 – increases Stamina Recovery by 258
Wood Elf Resist Affliction Passive Icon

Resist Affliction

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 25 – increases Max Stamina by 600 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 660
  • Level 35 – increases Max Stamina by 1200 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 1320
  • Level 50 – increases Max Stamina by 2000 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 2310
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Builds Recommended For This Race

These links are to the Xynode Gaming builds for The Elder Scrolls Online featuring this race as either a main choice or an alternative suggestion.

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