Elves, High, Variant (3.5e Race)

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Elves[edit]

This is a set of variant Elf rules, representing them as immortal beings of untold Beauty.

Personality[edit]

Elves are a merry people who love to laugh and dance and sing. They are immortal, and so the wisest among them can remember events an age or more ago. They have a sad history, and because of their immortality, they must endure the sorrows of their past. When their woodland homes and fair cities are threatened by war, they show amazing skill in battle with sword, bow, and spear. Elves are slow to extremities of emotion, but when they reach said stage, they feel emotions far stronger than humans do.

Physical Description[edit]

Elves are slightly shorter than humans. They have perfect skin unable to hold a scar, and strongly colored eyes (generally blue or green), with beautiful black, brown and blonde hair, with copper red hair being rare among them (most commonly in elf women). Elves are impossibly graceful, able to enchant mortals with their beauty. Their teeth will never fall out or rot it runs in the whole spectrum.

Relations[edit]

Elves are somewhat detached from other sentient beings, preferring to sing and dance together in hidden glades or in their fair halls. Few mortals ever glance an elf, for they do not visit others often, and rarely leave their golden cities or fair woodlands. When angered, elves march to war in wrath, with men at their side, slaughtering all evil creatures which dare get in their way, with stunning military skill and efficiency.

Alignment[edit]

Elves are always Good or Neutral, tending towards the Chaotic side.

Lands[edit]

Elves live in beautiful woodlands and fair cities.

Religion[edit]

Elves worship Corellon Larethian, Patron God of the Elves, above all other Deities.

Language[edit]

Elves speak elven and Sylvan, an intricate language full of subtle intonations. It is a fair language, and wondrously beautiful in songs.

Names[edit]

At birth, an elf is given a name in elven that generally reflect how the elf's parents see in the child.

Racial Traits[edit]

Elves (male or female)
  • Medium: As Medium creatures, elves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Elf base land speed is 60 feet.
  • Elven Fraility: When an enemy scores a critical hit against an elf, the critical multiplier is increased by 1X (eg. from X2 to X3).
  • Low-Light Vision: An elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. She retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • +4 racial bonus on Listen, Search, Knowledge Nature and Spot checks. An elf who merely passes within 5 feet of a secret or concealed door is entitled to a Search check to notice it as if she were actively looking for it.
  • Automatic Languages: Common and Elven and Sylvan. Bonus Languages: Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, and Celestial, Infernal and Abyssal.
  • Elf obtain slightly before adulthood Uncanny dodge as his senses and reflexes grow, then Improved Uncanny Dodge as his senses are getting sharper at a Complex age.

Elven Nobility[edit]

Elven Lords (Male)
  • Medium: As Medium creatures, elves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Feats: As a part of the Elven Nobility, he gains a bonus feat.
  • Elf base land speed is 60 feet.
  • Elven Fraility: When an enemy scores a critical hit against an elf, the critical multiplier is increased by 1X (eg. from X2 to X3).
  • Low-Light Vision: An elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • Unearthly Grace (Su): An Elven Lord adds half of his Charisma modifier as a bonus on all his saving throws, and as a deflection bonus to his Armor Class.
  • Enthralling Beauty (Su): This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of an Elven Lord. Those who look directly at an Elven Lord must succeed on a DC20 Will save or be Fascinated.
  • Stunning Glance (Su): As a standard action, a wrathful Elven Lord can stun a creature within 30 feet with a look. The target creature must succeed on a DC 18 Will save or be stunned for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Charisma-based. A creature can only be affected by this every 12 rounds.
  • Wild Empathy (Ex): This power works like the druid’s wild empathy class feature, except that an Elven Lord has a +6 racial bonus on the check.
  • +4 racial bonus on Listen, Search, Diplomacy, Knowledge Nature and Spot checks. An elf who merely passes within 5 feet of a secret or concealed door is entitled to a Search check to notice it as if he were actively looking for it.
  • Automatic Languages: Common, Sylvan, and Elven. Bonus Languages: Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Celestial, Infernal, Abyssal and Orc.
Elven Maidens (Female)
  • Medium: As Medium creatures, elves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Feats: As a part of the Elven Nobility, she gains a bonus feat.
  • Elf base land speed is 30 feet.
  • Elven Fraility: When an enemy scores a critical hit against an elf, the critical multiplier is increased by 1X (eg. from X2 to X3).
  • Low-Light Vision: An elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. She retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • +4 racial bonus on Listen, Search, Diplomacy, Knowledge Nature and Spot checks. An elf who merely passes within 5 feet of a secret or concealed door is entitled to a Search check to notice it as if he were actively looking for it.
  • Unearthly Grace (Su): An Elven Maiden adds half of her Charisma modifier as a bonus on all her saving throws, and as a deflection bonus to her Armor Class.
  • Enthralling Beauty (Su): This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of an Elven Maiden. Those who look directly at an Elven Maiden must succeed on a DC18 Will save or be Fascinated.
  • Stunning Glance (Su): As a standard action, a wrathful Elven Maiden can stun a creature within 30 feet with a look. The target creature must succeed on a DC 18 Will save or be stunned for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Charisma-based. A creature can only be affected by this every 12 rounds.
  • Wild Empathy (Ex): This power works like the druid’s wild empathy class feature, except that an Elven Maiden has a +8 racial bonus on the check.

Spells: An Elven Maiden casts divine spells as a 6th-level druid. An Elven Maiden who takes levels in the druid class is six levels higher than her class level for spells per day and caster level purposes as if she had gained six levels in the druid class.


  • Automatic Languages: Common, Sylvan and Elven. Bonus Languages: Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, and Orc.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Elf Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
110 years +4D6 +6D6 +10D6
Table: Elf Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4' 5" +2D6" 85 lb. × (1D6) lb.
Female 4' 5" +2D6" 80 lb. × (1D6) lb.



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