Wood Elf Blood Bowl Team

Wood Elf Blood Bowl Team

★ Wood Elf ★

QTYPositionCostMASTAGPAAVSkills & TraitsPriSec
Catcher90k822+4+8+Catch, DodgeAGPS
Wardancer125k832+4+8+Block, Dodge, LeapAGPS
Loren Forest Treeman120k265+5+11+Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), Stand Firm, Strong Arm, Take Root, Thick Skull, Throw Team MateSAG
ReRolls50kApothecary: Yes
Special RulesElven Kingdoms League
Wood Elf Blood Bowl Team

Create your team roster

Wood Elf Team Strengths:

  • Fast
  • Agile
  • Wardancers

Wood Elf Team Weaknesses:

  • Expensive
  • Fragile

Starting Roster Wood Elf

x2 Wardancers

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
9Wood Elf Linemen630k

This list is one of the most common choices for the Sylvan Elves. Wardancers are one of the best players in the game, so it makes sense to start with both. There is still 20k left in the bank that you can save up for an Apothecary, or get some Dedicated Fans. In either case, the Apothecary will be your first purchase to help keep death or injury to your Wardancers at bay.

It is possible to spend the extra 20k to upgrade a Lineman to a Catcher. The disadvantages of this are that it will take you longer to get a Botician, Catcher’s are not very strong (although Dodge is useful) but they can also hog the star player points. If you don’t have a Catcher you can concentrate on upgrading Wardancers. You’d like to have more rerolls but you can’t afford it. Wardancers come with their own built-in dodge roll, so in my opinion this is clearly the best option.


QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
9Wood Elf Linemen630k
1Loren Forest Treeman120k

Since Sylvan Elves players can be quite fragile, you may want to start with a Treeman. All other Elves can get star player points very easily and Treemen are very slow to develop. However, I’m not sure it’s worth giving up a Wardancer to be able to afford a Treeman, so….

1 Reroll + Treeman

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
9Wood Elf Linemen560k
1Loren Forest Treeman120k

The other way to start with a Treeman is to go down to a reroll that gives you just the right amount to upgrade a Lineman. This way, you keep both keepers from the start. The obvious disadvantage is that you now only have one Reroll, but as mentioned before, the guardian dodge helps a bit. You will also have to get an apothecary first, which further delays getting new Rerolls. Luckily, sylvan elves have fairly cheap dice rolls compared to most. You can also look for a catcher and a leader.

Max Rerolls

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
10Wood Elf Linemen700k

The reroll options usually involve getting four rerolls, although in the case of sylvan elves it is three. It is possible to get four if you only start with Linemens, but then you have a whole team without any skills.

0 Reroll!

QTYPlayers / ExtrasCost
6Wood Elf Linemen420k

The team starts with four high agility players with Dodge and has built in rerolls for the passing game, it also starts with an apothecary to protect these more expensive players, especially as the guards are magnets for a wing foul. You could trade that for a reroll if you wanted to.

Previously it was not uncommon for Sylvan Elf teams to not bother using the Caster. With the high speed and agility you could move the ball along the field without one anyway. Some of the teams that did carry one did so because they could get Leader easily. However, with the new passing rules, the thrower is much more important to the passing game, as now even making a quick pass with any of the other elves requires a roll of 4+ instead of the 2+ that the thrower retains.

Not having rerolls in this team is viable, but probably requires a more experienced coach, so I wouldn’t recommend it for newer players. The order in which players activate each turn is important in general, but even more so if you don’t have any rerolls.

For the Sylvan Elves the long pass is everything, even more so than for their High Elven cousins, and all their effort is focused on being an expert at throwing or receiving. No self-respecting Sylvan Elf is going to carry extra armour and be forced to prowl around, trying to take down opposing players. Instead, they rely on their natural athletic ability to stay out of trouble, which is usually enough: it takes a very agile or lucky opponent to get a hand on a Sylvan Elf!

Silvan Elves Blood Bowl Summary:

Bob & Jim

Jim: Good evening Blood Bowl fans! As always, I’m joined by Bob Bifford!

Bob: Good evening Jim.

Jim: “Bob, today we’re talking about the Wood Elves in the game of Blood Bowl.”

Bob: “Interesting. So, what makes them unique?”

Jim: “Well, the Wood Elves are the second fastest race in the game, and with their elven agility, they’re very good at moving the ball around the pitch.”

Bob: “That does sound dangerous. Are all the players a potential scoring threat?”

Jim: “Yes, that’s exactly what makes them a dangerous opponent. They’re also the only elven team with access to a big guy player.”

Bob: “So, what’s the downside?”

Jim: “The Wood Elf players tend to be quite fragile. They have low armor, and their starting skills and stats are more oriented towards the ball, not hitting the other team.”

Bob: “So, how do they defend themselves?”

Jim: “The Treeman does a good job of soaking up some of the pressure, and the players are agile enough to run away if needed. However, their players are expensive and you need to be careful with protecting them on the pitch.”

Bob: “I see. And what about the Wardancer?”

Jim: “The Wardancer is one of the best players in the game. They come with great starting skills, but as a result, they have a big target on them for the opposition.”

Bob: “So, what’s the verdict for a beginner team?”

Jim: “As a beginner team, their speed and agility can help get out of bad spots when it comes to handling the ball and scoring. But their high cost and fragility can leave you with few players left, making it really tough to play. I would say that they might not be the best team to start with because of this.”

Jim: “Anything to comment, Bob?”

Bob: “They don’t like melee, which is a shame, with how much fun I’d have with them.”

Jim: “Thanks, Bob.”

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