The stats of each elk vary in three aspects that may be important to account for if the player wants to choose one as a mount. These aspects are amount of health, maximum jumping height, and speed.
There are currently three textures of elk: dark brown, brown, and white. All elk also have antlers, except for the babies.
Elk spawn in colder, forested biomes across the north of Middle-Earth. A full list of biomes fit to support elk herds is presented below.
They can be found in small herds of up to 6 animals.
Elk now have passive sounds added in Public Beta 27.
Elk can be tamed just like horses; the player needs to keep mounting them until hearts come out, signifying that it likes the player. This process can be sped up if the player feeds it food beforehand (the more food, the shorter it will take).
After it is tamed, all the player needs to do is to place a saddle () on it so the player can control the elk's movement. The player may also choose to equip the elk with Wood-Elven elk armour (). Just like any other animal, elk can be leashed and tied to fences.
Elk can only be encouraged to mate after they have been tamed. Feeding wheat () to a couple of tamed elk will do the trick to get them love each other long time. The power of love is so great in them that a baby elk is born in the blink of an eye.
- Before Public Beta 27 the elk was called "Woodland Elk".
- The anglo-saxon eolh- (or algiz-) rune ᛉ (= letter X) means "elk(-sedge)". Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.
|“|| ᛉ The Elk-sedge is mostly to be found in a marsh;|
it grows in the water and makes a ghastly wound,
covering with blood every warrior who touches it.
Animals of Middle-Earth