Elf (species)

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.

Elves (also called plain or common elves, when they weren't looking) were a race in early versions of Crawl. Their aptitudes were generally similar to those of High Elves, but less pronounced. This made them more versatile than HE, in fact easily the most versatile of all of the five original elven races. However, they paid for this by having fewer strong aptitudes: they only really excelled at Bows, Air Magic, and Enchantments (and were fairly good with bladed weapons and Spellcasting). They also leveled faster than the other elven races, though still noticeably slower than humans.

Level Bonuses

Available Classes

Elves can be Fighters, Wizards, Priests, Thieves, Assassins, Hunters, Conjurers, Enchanters, Fire Elementalists, Ice Elementalists, Summoners, Air Elementalists, Crusaders, Chaos Knights, Transmuters, Healers, Reavers, Stalkers, Monks and Warpers.

Skill aptitudes

The lower the value, the better the aptitude.

Skill Aptitude Skill Aptitude Skill Aptitude
Attack Miscellaneous Magic
Fighting 120 Armour 120 Spellcasting 80
Short Blades 80 Dodging 80 Conjurations 105
Long Blades 80 Stealth 80 Enchantments 70
Axes 120 Stabbing 100 Summonings 100
Maces & Flails 130 Shields 120 Necromancy 120
Polearms 130 Traps & Doors 100 Translocations 100
Staves 100 Transmutation 100
Unarmed Combat 110 Invocations 100 Divinations 100
Evocations 80
Throwing 80 Fire Magic 100
Slings 120 Ice Magic 100
Bows 60 Air Magic 70
Crossbows 100 Earth Magic 130
Darts 90 Experience 130 Poison Magic 110


The Elf species was removed in Stone Soup version 0.3 due to lack of differentiation from the other elven races.