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Elven ranger

Elven rangers are a special cadre of elven archers who are intimately bound to the wildlands of Lordaeron. Their pursuit of mastery in Longbow, Marksmanship, and Scouting make them more rugged and even deadlier than their brothers — traits for which they are greatly feared amongst their enemies. These secretive and elite warriors have never involved themselves in the affairs of humans, but when Horde onslaughts threatened to destroy the elven homelands, they quickly offered their services to the Alliance. Although their numbers are few, their presence could change the course of the war if they are deployed wisely.[1] (W2Man 46)

The elven ranger is an elite wilderness warrior whose skills are unique to the elven race. These skills are rooted in ancient tradition, from even before the time of Queen Azshara, and survive in the cultures of both the high elves and the night elves. Elven ranger orders exist among both high elves and night elves. Among the modern high elves, the elven ranger is known as just that, but among the night elves the elven rangers are called by their ancient title: Sentinels. The elven rangers of both races are capable of running through rugged terrain to make impossible shots that appear fluid and natural.[2] (WRPG 73) [3] (WoWRPG 100)

Elven rangers practiced a form of druidism. Those rangers who became dark rangers lost the ability to use those powers.[4] (HPG 41) Elven rangers draw their spells from their relationships with nature and the spirits of nature. As such, their spell lists are focused on archery, wilderness, animals, and stealth.[3] (WoWRPG 102) One of these druid powers called "Speak with Plants", allows the caster to talk to normal plants and plant creatures,[3] (WoWRPG 269) using the "language of the trees, of all plants", and sense the plant's emotions and plants history through touch.[5] (DotD 167)

The most experienced elven rangers become epic elven rangers.

An elven archer and elven ranger.


Shandris is one of the most loyal warriors in Tyrande Whisperwind's employ. A fearless archer and huntress, Shandris stood by Tyrande's side through the millennia of solitude that kept her away from her love, Malfurion. Shandris came to lead a cadre of Sentinels known as the Shadowleaves. She is the most talented and proficient markswoman in Azeroth, having honed her skills for ten thousand years; Shandris is perhaps the deadliest huntress Azeroth has ever seen. In all of Azeroth, her only rivals with the bow are Lady Vashj, Tyrande Whisperwind, and the Sisters Windrunner.

The elusive elven ranger known as Alleria Windrunner learned of the devastation the Horde could bring as she searched for the remains of her family amongst the ashes of the once glorious Quel’thalas. Her all-consuming hatred for the orcs led her to Azeroth where she lead an elite cadre of Rangers to hunt down the remaining orc renegades of the Bleeding Hollow clan. She was on Draenor when it blew up, and her whereabouts are unknown.

The ranger named Sylvanas Windrunner helped the high elves fend off Arthas as he tried to attack their capital Silvermoon and Quel'thalas in Warcraft III. She was a hero unit, produced at the high elf building called Altar of Kings.

See Also

  1. ^ W2Man, 46
  2. ^ WRPG, 73
  3. ^ a b c WoWRPG, 100
  4. ^ HPG, 41
  5. ^ DotD, 167
  6. ^ BtDP, 287