Abilities +2 Dex, and either
+2 Int or +2 Wis
Skills +2 Nature
+2 Perception
Size Medium
Speed 7
Vision low-light
Languages Common
Traits Elven Weapon Proficiency
Fey Origin
Group Awareness
Wild Step
Elven Accuracy
Avg. height 5'4"–6'0"
163–183 cm
Avg. weight 130–170 lbs.
59–77 kg
Subraces Dusk elf
wild elf
wood elf

Elf is a player character race in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[PH:40][HotFL:260]

Racial traitsEdit

Elves have the following racial traits

Elven Weapon Proficiency
You gain proficiency with the longbow and the shortbow.
Fey Origin
Your ancestors were native to the Feywild, so you are considered a fey creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin.
Group Awareness
You grant non-elf allies within 5 squares of you a +1 racial bonus to Perception checks.
Wild Step
You ignore difficult terrain when you shift (even if you have a power that allows you to shift multiple squares).
Elven Accuracy
You can use elven accuracy as an encounter power.

Elf featsEdit

The following feats have the elf (or half-elf) race as a prerequisite. Other prerequisites are noted.

Elf racial utility powersEdit

These powers may be obtained in place of a class utility power.

Elf paragon pathsEdit

The following paragon paths have the elf (or half-elf) race as a prerequisite. Other prerequisites are noted.

Favored classesEdit


The elf ability bonus was originally +2 Dexterity and +2 Wisdom.[PH:40] The Essentials update and subsequent books changed the bonus to +2 Dexterity, and either +2 Intelligence or +2 Wisdom.[U:E]

The Neverwinter Campaign Setting introduced the concept of subraces, as well as the elf subraces wild elf[NCS:51] and wood elf.[NCS:52]