|“||Out leaped the Wood-elves with their bows and spears and called the Dwarves to a halt.||”|
–The Hobbit, Barrels Out of Bond
Wood-elf scouts have an infinite speed boost due to their armour.
Unlike most Elves, their only weapon is their bow, which they prefer to use from long distances. Therefore, when an enemy gets too close, Wood-elf scouts will disappear in a flurry of leaves and appear somewhere farther off to start attacking again.
You can hire these Elves from a Wood-elf captain if your alignment with the Woodland Realm is +300 or higher. Their price starts at 40 silver coins a piece, and decreases as the player's alignment increases. The price can reach a minimum of 20 coins.
|Powerful ranged attack||No melee attack|
|A very fast-moving unit, due to their armour|
|Can teleport away if an NPC gets too close||Armour is rather weak|
|Deadly against large units (Trolls, Olog-Hai, Mirk-trolls, etc.)|
|Bow of Mirkwood||Rare||1|
|Wood-Elf Scout Helmet||Rare||1|
|Wood-Elf Scout Chestplate||Rare||1|
|Wood-Elf Scout Leggings||Rare||1|
|Wood-Elf Scout Boots||Rare||1|
|The Wood-elves of Mirkwood|