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Dark Elves
Home Plane Myrror
Citizens
Farmer
Citizen DarkElf FarmerIcon Food.png 2,
Icon Production.png 0.5,
Icon Power.png 1
Worker
Citizen DarkElf WorkerIcon Production.png 2,
Icon Power.png 1
Rebel
Citizen DarkElf RebelIcon Power.png 1
Population
Growth
-20 people per turn.
Units
Standard Unit Icon Settlers Transparent Unit Icon DarkElfSpearmen Transparent Unit Icon DarkElfSwordsmen Transparent Unit Icon DarkElfHalberdiers Transparent Unit Icon DarkElfCavalry Transparent Unit Icon DarkElfPriests Transparent Unit Icon Catapult Transparent Unit Icon Trireme Transparent Unit Icon Galley Transparent
Racial Unit Icon Nightblades Transparent Unit Icon Warlocks Transparent Unit Icon Nightmares Transparent
Buildings

Available:

TownBuilding Sawmill TownBuilding Barracks TownBuilding Smithy TownBuilding ForestersGuild
TownBuilding Armory TownBuilding AlchemistsGuild TownBuilding BuildersHall TownBuilding Marketplace
TownBuilding FightersGuild TownBuilding CityWalls TownBuilding Shrine TownBuilding MinersGuild
TownBuilding Library TownBuilding Granary TownBuilding ArmorersGuild TownBuilding Temple
TownBuilding AnimistsGuild TownBuilding University TownBuilding FantasticStable TownBuilding MechaniciansGuild
TownBuilding SagesGuild TownBuilding FarmersMarket TownBuilding WarCollege TownBuilding Stables
TownBuilding Bank TownBuilding Parthenon TownBuilding Oracle TownBuilding WizardsGuild

Available on Shore:

TownBuilding ShipWrightsGuild TownBuilding Shipyard TownBuilding MerchantsGuild  

Not Available:

TownBuilding Cathedral TownBuilding MaritimeGuild    

The Dark Elf race is one of the 14 different humanoid Races found in the world of Master of Magic. Dark Elves originate from the plane of Myrror.

Most Dark Elves have at least a basic Magical Ranged Attack and a high Resistance score as their racial bonus. These bonuses come at a price, namely, higher Construction Cost and higher Upkeep Cost. Their technology level is fortunately suited to their needs.

Each Dark Elf citizen also contributes 1 power to the power base of its ruling Wizard.


Description Edit

Physical Features Edit

Master of Magic features two strains of elves: the High Elves of Arcanus, and the Dark Elves of Myrror.

Dark Elves have slender and delicate builds, with violet-colored skin and flowing white hair. Their eyes vary wildly in shape, size, and luster. Elves are the human form perfected, but Dark Elves give a decidedly exotic, even alarming, twist.

Dark Elves have prodigious intellects and make formidable magi and occultists. Unnatural and dangerous energies run through all members of the race, and cities of Dark Elves can generate vast amounts of Icon Mana.png Mana. Their armies sport a wide range of marvelous powers.

Society Edit

Dark Elven civilization is advanced and retains all the ancient forms of elven culture, just with a strong dose of profanity. At some point in elven history, a gifted faction penetrated Myrror and began colonization, and it is unclear whether these elves fell under the world's corrupting influence or married themselves to it willingly. Most denizens of this plane have a cruel nature, but Dark Elves are without a doubt the most sinister race of them all.

If personal excellence is the core ethic of the elven people, the Dark Elves wrote a version of it which discards frivolities like wisdom and sanity in favor of the one-track pursuit of greater magical power. Magic fosters their will to dominate and enslaves them in turn. It governs their society, family life, and every waking thought.

Like High Elves, the Dark Elves live under a caste system where family clans, or Houses, control the guilds and military. Unlike their cousins, their slow, -20 people growth rate is not generally blamed on boring night life, but instead comes on account of the warfare within and between these clans. High-born Dark Elven children routinely murder their parents, siblings, and retainers to consolidate their House's legacy for themselves. This is sanctioned behavior, believed to cull weakness and keep Dark Elf societies under powerful, ready leadership.

Subjugated races usually receive the same level of respect Dark Elves accord to their own lower castes. This encompasses pretty much every form of methodical injustice, oppression, and cruelty. Dark Elves consider most other sentient beings to be pond scum. They only have genuine regard for their most dangerous adversaries, the Dwarves and Trolls, and for their High Elf cousins, who seem to give them competing urges for indoctrination and genocide.

Army Edit

All Dark Elf Normal Units work well for garrisoning Dark Elf Towns. Even starting units will make good attacking forces in the early to mid game.

Army List Edit

Below is a comparative list of all Dark Elf Normal Units. This list shows all units at their first Icon Experience Level.png Experience Level, with no additional modifiers or magical effects.

Icon Name Bld Cost U Icon MultiFigureUnit Moves Icon Melee Normal.png Icon Ranged Bow.png Icon Defense.png Icon Resist.png Icon Hits.png Special
Unit Icon DarkElfSpearmen Transparent Dark Elf Spearmen Icon Production.png 25 Icon Food.png 1 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 8 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 1 Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 1 Ranged Attack x4
Unit Icon DarkElfSwordsmen Transparent Dark Elf Swordsmen TownBuilding BarracksTownBuilding Smithy Icon Production.png 50 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 1 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 6 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 3 Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 1 Ranged Attack x4, Large Shield
Unit Icon DarkElfHalberdiers Transparent Dark Elf Halberdiers TownBuilding Armory Icon Production.png 100 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 2 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 6 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 4 Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 1 Ranged Attack x4
Unit Icon DarkElfCavalry Transparent Dark Elf Cavalry TownBuilding BarracksTownBuilding Stables Icon Production.png 100 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 2 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 4 Icon Movement Ground2 Icon Melee Normal.png 4 Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 3 Ranged Attack x4, First Strike
Unit Icon DarkElfPriests Transparent Dark Elf Priests TownBuilding Parthenon Icon Production.png 200 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 4 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 4 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 3 Icon Ranged Magic.png 6 Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 10 Icon Hits.png 1 Ranged Attack x4, Healing Spell, Healer, Purify
Unit Icon Settlers Transparent Dark Elf Settlers Icon Production.png 150 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 3 Icon SingleFigureUnit.png 1 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Defense.png 1 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 10 Create Outpost
Unit Icon Nightblades Transparent Nightblades TownBuilding FightersGuild Icon Production.png 120 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 3 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 6 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 4 Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 1 Invisibility, Poison Touch 1
Unit Icon Warlocks Transparent Warlocks TownBuilding WizardsGuild Icon Production.png 240 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 5 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 4 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Melee Normal.png 1 Icon Ranged Magic.png 7 Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 9 Icon Hits.png 1 Ranged Attack x4, Missile Immunity, Doom Bolt Spell
Unit Icon Nightmares Transparent Nightmares TownBuilding FantasticStableTownBuilding Barracks Icon Production.png 160 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 4 Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 2 Icon Movement Air3 Icon Melee Normal.png 8 Icon Ranged Magic.png 5 Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 8 Icon Hits.png 10 Ranged Attack x4, Scouting 2
Unit Icon Trireme Transparent Trireme TownBuilding ShipWrightsGuild Icon Production.png 60 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 2 Icon SingleFigureUnit.png 1 Icon Movement Sailing2 Icon Melee Normal.png 6 Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 4 Icon Hits.png 10 Transport 2
Unit Icon Galley Transparent Galley TownBuilding Shipyard Icon Production.png 100 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 2 Icon SingleFigureUnit.png 1 Icon Movement Sailing3 Icon Melee Normal.png 8 Icon Ranged Bow.png 2 Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 6 Icon Hits.png 20 Ranged Attack x8, Transport 5
Unit Icon Catapult Transparent Catapult TownBuilding MechaniciansGuild Icon Production.png 100 Icon Food.png 1Icon Gold.png 2 Icon SingleFigureUnit.png 1 Icon Movement Ground1 Icon Ranged Boulder.png 10 Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 4 Icon Hits.png 10 Ranged Attack x10, Wall Crusher, Long Range

Force Composition Edit

After an extensive buildup, this race is equipped to tackle anything that lacks Magic Immunity. Strive for diversity when building Dark Elven units, and tune to the demands of specific encounters when deploying them.

Their Invisible or Icon Movement AirFlying units can investigate most encounter zones safely. Warlocks, Dark Elf Priests, or even big teams of the Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 8-Figure Dark Elf Spearmen can get the drop on extremely dangerous monsters by pounding them with their Icon Ranged Magic.png Ranged Magical Attack.

Unit Icon Settlers Transparent Dark Elf Settlers Edit

The Dark Elf Settlers' only advantage is a rather-high Icon Resist.png Resistance score, which may save them from enemy magic but will not keep them alive for long in most battles. Dark Elf Settlers are 2.5 times as expensive as the baseline template, and have a higher Upkeep Cost as well.

Of course Dark Elf Settlers are prized for their ability to create Dark Elf Towns. This is often worth the extra cost.

Unit Icon DarkElfSpearmen Transparent Dark Elf Spearmen Edit

Dark Elf Spearmen cost 2.5 times more to produce than the "baseline" Spearmen, though this still only makes them about as expensive as the common Swordsmen, and they are significantly more effective. They make up for the extra cost thanks to the common racial benefit of Dark Elf troops: the ability to make Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attacks.

Dark Elf Spearmen can use this attack up to 4 times per battle. This attack has an initial strength of only Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 per Spearman, but will improve fairly well with Experience. As a Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attack, it does not suffer from distance penalties, and thus can be expended early in the fight before the Dark Elf Spearmen's advance.

On top of this, Dark Elf Spearmen are quite Icon Resist.png Resistant to enemy spells and various ill effects.

Unit Icon DarkElfSwordsmen Transparent Dark Elf Swordsmen Edit

Dark Elf Swordsmen cost 2.5 times more to produce than the "baseline" Swordsmen, though this still only makes them about as expensive as the common Halberdiers, and they are significantly more effective. They make up for the extra cost thanks to the common racial benefit of Dark Elf troops: the ability to make Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attacks.

Dark Elf Swordsmen can use this attack up to 4 times per battle. This attack has an initial strength of only Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 per Swordsman, but will improve fairly well with Experience. As a Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attack, it does not suffer from distance penalties, and thus can be expended early in the fight before the Dark Elf Swordsmen's advance.

On top of this, Dark Elf Swordsmen are quite Icon Resist.png Resistant to enemy spells and various ill effects.

Unit Icon DarkElfHalberdiers Transparent Dark Elf Halberdiers Edit

Dark Elf Halberdiers cost a whopping 2.5 times more to produce than the "baseline" Halberdiers, and have an Upkeep Cost of Icon Gold.png 2 per turn. However, they make up for this thanks to the common racial benefit of Dark Elf troops: the ability to make Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attacks.

Dark Elf Halberdiers can use this attack up to 4 times per battle. This attack has an initial strength of only Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 per Halberdier, but will improve fairly well with Experience. As a Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attack, it does not suffer from distance penalties, and thus can be expended early in the fight before the Dark Elf Halberdiers' advance.

On top of this, Dark Elf Halberdiers are quite Icon Resist.png Resistant to enemy spells and various ill effects.

Unit Icon DarkElfCavalry Transparent Dark Elf Cavalry Edit

Dark Elf Cavalry costs a whopping 2.5 times more to produce than the "baseline" Cavalry, and has an Upkeep Cost of Icon Gold.png 2 per turn. However, they make up for this thanks to the common racial benefit of Dark Elf troops: the ability to make Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attacks.

Dark Elf Cavalry can use this attack up to 4 times per battle. This attack has an initial strength of only Icon Ranged Magic.png 1 per Cavalryman, but will improve fairly well with Experience. As a Icon Ranged Magic.png Magical Ranged Attack, it does not suffer from distance penalties, and thus can be expended early in the fight before (or during) the Dark Elf Cavalry's advance.

On top of this, Dark Elf Cavalry is quite Icon Resist.png Resistant to enemy spells and various ill effects.

Unit Icon DarkElfPriests Transparent Dark Elf Priests Edit

Dark Elf Priests are more comparable to other races' Magicians in terms of combat use, since they get an innate Icon Ranged Magic.png +2 Magical Ranged Attack bonus. This makes their Ranged Attack quite dangerous, and they may be able to wipe out or seriously injure a few enemy units right at the start of the battle.

Dark Elf Priests also get Icon Resist.png +3 Resistance, which brings their total score to Icon Resist.png 10 - just enough to become immune to several types of enemy spells and Special Attacks.

On the other hand, Dark Elf Priests are extremely expensive, costing twice as much to produce as the "baseline" Priests, and having a very high Upkeep Cost or Icon Gold.png 4 per turn. Due to the high cost, it is advised to keep them back on the battlefield and not engage enemy units in Melee combat if possible. The Dark Elf Priests' defensive properties should keep them somewhat safe as long as they stay back.

The higher costs also mean that Dark Elf Priests should be used only for combat and front-line duties: if you have access to any other type of Priests or even Shamans, use those for Purifying instead of the Dark Elf Priests.

Unit Icon Nightblades Transparent Nightblades Edit

Nightblades are unique to the Dark Elf race, and may only be created at a Dark Elf town, for the Construction Cost of Icon Production.png 120. The town must already contain a Fighters' Guild for this to be possible.

Nightblades are a Melee Attack unit, possessing similar combat characteristics to the common Halberdiers. However, they possess two important abilities that basically define their entire role on the battlefield: they are Invisible, and perform a Poison Touch attack that is deadly to low-Resistance targets. While other Dark Elf units are busy showering enemies with their Ranged Attacks, Nightblades move stealthily behind the enemy to take out Ranged Attack units in the rear or ambush other weak enemy units. Like all other Dark Elves, Nightblades are highly resistant to magic. Nightblades require an Upkeep Cost of Icon Gold.png 3 and Icon Food.png 1 to maintain.

Unit Icon Warlocks Transparent Warlocks Edit

Warlocks are unique to the Dark Elf race, and may only be created at a Dark Elf town, for the Construction Cost of Icon Production.png 240. The town must already contain a Wizards' Guild for this to be possible.

Warlocks possess one of the strongest Ranged Attacks of any Normal Unit. This attack is powerful enough to do damage to almost any other unit, and will easily wipe out enemy low-tier Normal Units. Furthermore, Warlocks possess the ability to cast the Doom Bolt spell once per battle, causing exactly Icon Damage.png 10 points of Damage to a single target regardless of its defenses! Warlocks are also extremely Resistant to magic, and are constantly surrounded by a magical barrier that provides Missile Immunity.

On the downside, Warlocks are very easy to kill, and are also prohibitively expensive - having one of the highest construction and upkeep costs of any Normal Unit. They require an Upkeep Cost of Icon Gold.png 5 and Icon Food.png 1 to maintain.

Unit Icon Nightmares Transparent Nightmares Edit

Nightmares are unique to the Dark Elf race, and may only be created at a Dark Elf town, for the Construction Cost of Icon Production.png 160. The town must already contain a Fantastic Stable for this to be possible.

Nightmares are the Dark Elves' shock-cavalry. Flying, fast, and heavy-hitting, they can control the battlefield rather easily against other Normal Units, and pose a significant threat to Fantastic Units as well. Nightmares can be used either for eliminating enemy Ranged Attack units quickly, or for assisting ground forces in the destruction of heavier Melee Attack units. They excel in both tasks. Nightmares also possess a remarkable Resistance score. Nightmares require an Upkeep Cost of Icon Gold.png 4 and Icon Food.png 1 to maintain.

Unit Icon Catapult Transparent Catapult Edit

Catapults have a Ranged Attack that can be used to damage even highly-armored enemy units, but is primarily used for destroying walls during siege combat at an enemy town.

Unit Icon Trireme Transparent Trireme Edit

The Trireme is a Ship which can transport up to 2 Icon Movement GroundWalking units across bodies of water, and can travel at a fairly good rate. Early in the game, Triremes can help empires expand rapidly across short continental gaps or large inland seas. This is very important for Dark Elf empires, particularly when looking for suitable races to conquer before the mid-game phase occurs.

Triremes are not very effective in combat. If one is lost, and units it was transporting at the time will sink with it, so it is important to avoid combat. Try not to rely on these for long trans-oceanic journeys.

Unit Icon Galley Transparent Galley Edit

The Galley is a strong transport Ship, which can carry up to 5 Icon Movement GroundWalking units across Oceans quite rapidly. This is a good ship to have in the later game, when an empire is expanding into or has gained a foothold on another continent. This will be important for more Dark Elf empires as they run out of races to conquer on their home continent, or for rapid colonization across the water.

Galleys are fairly good in combat, is quite tough, and can be relied upon to transport troops over larger distances. Nonetheless, if a Galley does sink, all units it was transporting will immediately drown.

Citizens Edit

All Dark Elf Towns contain Dark Elf citizens. These match the output of most other citizens, at Icon Food.png 2 Food, Icon Production.png 0.5 Production per Farmer, and Icon Production.png 2 per Worker. However, each Dark Elf citizen also produces an extra Icon Power.png 1 Power--even the rebels!

Dark Elf citizens look like this:

Citizen DarkElf Farmer Dark Elf Farmer.
Citizen DarkElf Worker Dark Elf Worker.
Citizen DarkElf Rebel Dark Elf Rebel.

Technology Edit

Dark Elves can build all structures but the Cathedral and the Maritime Guild. This race is meant to dig in for a long haul: they have difficulty expanding, producing large armies, and governing other races, but enjoy staggering per cap gains from large populations. A sprawling Dark Elf city is a powerhouse of magic and wealth and easily one of the most dangerous tiles on the map.

The following table compares the total potential output of Dark Elf citizens to how they begin initially, taking into account the full extent of the race's Town Building development branches, and assuming a Tax Rate of Icon Gold.png 2 Gold.

Profession Initial End-Stage Buildings
Citizen DarkElf Farmer Dark Elf Farmer Icon Food.png 2, Icon Production.png ½, Icon Gold.png 2, Icon Mana.png 1 Icon Food.png 3, Icon Production.png , Icon Gold.png 6, Icon Mana.png 1 TownBuilding Marketplace TownBuilding MinersGuild TownBuilding Sawmill TownBuilding ForestersGuild TownBuilding AnimistsGuild TownBuilding Bank TownBuilding MechaniciansGuild TownBuilding MerchantsGuild
Citizen DarkElf Worker Dark Elf Worker Icon Production.png 2, Icon Gold.png 2, Icon Mana.png 1 Icon Production.png 5, Icon Gold.png 6, Icon Mana.png 1 TownBuilding Marketplace TownBuilding MinersGuild TownBuilding Sawmill TownBuilding ForestersGuild TownBuilding Bank TownBuilding MechaniciansGuild TownBuilding MerchantsGuild
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Citizen DarkElf Rebel Dark Elf Rebel Icon Mana.png 1 Icon Mana.png 1 TownBuilding Shrine TownBuilding Temple TownBuilding Parthenon TownBuilding AnimistsGuild TownBuilding Oracle

The Building Chart Edit

The chart below shows all Town Buildings that can be constructed in Dark Elf towns, as well as the buildings that cannot be constructed. It also shows the requirements to construct each building.

TownBuilding ShipWrightsGuild TownBuilding Sawmill TownBuilding Barracks TownBuilding Smithy
Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split DownLeft Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split All Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart Left To Down
TownBuilding Shipyard TownBuilding ForestersGuild TownBuilding Armory TownBuilding Stables TownBuilding BuildersHall TownBuilding Marketplace
Flowchart Up Split DownRight Flowchart LeftRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split DownLeft Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Right To Down Flowchart Right Split DownLeft Flowchart Up Split All Flowchart Left Split DownRight Flowchart Left To Down Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding MaritimeGuild TownBuilding FightersGuild Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding CityWalls TownBuilding Shrine TownBuilding MinersGuild TownBuilding Library TownBuilding Granary Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split DownLeft
Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding ArmorersGuild Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding Temple Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding SagesGuild TownBuilding FarmersMarket Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Up Split DownLeft Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up Split DownRight Flowchart Left To Down Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding AnimistsGuild TownBuilding Parthenon Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding University TownBuilding AlchemistsGuild Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up Split DownRight Flowchart UpLeft Converge Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split All Flowchart UpLeft Converge Down Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding FantasticStable Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding MechaniciansGuild Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding WizardsGuild Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up Split DownRight Flowchart LeftRight Converge Down Flowchart Up Split DownLeft Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding Cathedral TownBuilding Oracle Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart Up To Down
Flowchart Up To Down Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Up Split LeftRight Flowchart Left To Right Flowchart UpLeft Converge Down
Flowchart Up To Down TownBuilding WarCollege TownBuilding Bank
Flowchart UpRight Converge Down Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Right To Left Flowchart Up To Left
TownBuilding MerchantsGuild


Key:
  = Available
  = Not available
  = Available only if the town is constructed next to a Shore
  = Has no prerequisites.

Interracial Relations Edit

Dark Elves generate the highest level of Unrest and will need a large number of garrison units and religious buildings.

The table below breaks down all race relations regarding Dark Elf empires. The same values are used for Dark Elf towns controlled by empires of different races.

Race Unrest
Barbarians +10%
Beastmen +20%
Dark Elves --
Draconians +20%
Dwarves +30%
Gnolls +20%
Halflings +20%
High Elves +40%
High Men +20%
Klackons +20%
Lizardmen +20%
Nomads +20%
Orcs +20%
Trolls +30%

Complementary Magic Edit

The Dark Elves' extensive capabilities and magical nature mean that they will serve any Realm or combination admirably. They are, themselves, best-served by the Icon Life.pngLife Realm, which is a shotgun solution to their shortcomings.

The Myrran Retort is, of course, required to select Dark Elves. This bars the wizard from starting with an especially-intensive assortment of spellbooks to complement the strongest races.

Advisor Life Life Edit

Icon Life.pngLife is the most popular companion for Dark Elves, despite the roleplaying dissonance between the realm and the race. Just Cause and Stream of Life run at their maximum effectiveness. The Unit Enchantments also grant Dark Elf troops much-needed resilience.

Advisor Nature Nature Advisor Chaos Chaos Advisor Sorcery Sorcery Advisor Death Death Edit

The other Realms can capitalize on Dark Elven magic. In general terms they present ends, whereas Icon Life.pngLife is a means. Colored spellbooks may prove more useful (and perhaps even essential) in high-stakes Myrran node combat, projecting power through Very Rare spells, granting new abilities to heroes and the Dark Elven racial units, or bringing in these abilities through creatures of their own.

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