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The Wardancers are servants and worshippers of the Elf god Loec and are the storytellers of the Wood Elves. [3b]

They gather in tightly knit troupes and wander through Athel Loren, coming across the halls of the Asrai to re-enact the history of the forest through intricate dance rituals. Other Wood Elves however regard them with as unpredictable and wild. [3b]


Wardancers dye their hair in bright colours and decorate themselves with swirling designs in homage to their god. [3b] These talismanic signs, the dye made from berries and forest plants, are able to ward off hostile magic with the Eyes of Isha being especially potent. Shades of blue are most often used. [4]


In battle the Wardancers are deadly warriors who leap over the enemy and twist mid-air to strike them from behind. They can dodge even the fastest blows and are capable of avoiding incoming arrows. Wardancers elegantly dance around their enemies and deliver fatal blows before they can react. They are sometimes led into battle by especially skilled Wardancers known as Shadowdancers. [3b]


Each dancer has their own pattern that both complements and enhances those of the rest of the troupe. A dance for a Wardancer is a affirmation of faith as well as a re-enactment of past victories. [3b]

Sea Elf Wardancers

They form small bands that fight on land and sea as required by their captain. [2b]

Weapons & Equipment

Wardancers use a variety of weapons including swords, glaives and double-handed swords. [3a]

  • 2nd Edition: Sword. May have Additional Sword, Chainmail, Shield, Two handed Sword. [1a]
  • 3rd Edition: Hand Weapon. May have Additional Hand Weapon, Double Handed Weapon, Flail, Light Armour, Shield, Spear. May have Musician, Standard Bearer. [2a]
  • 3rd Edition: Sea Elf Wardancer: Hand Weapon. May have Additional Hand Weapon, Double Handed Weapon, Flail, Light Armour, Shield, Spear. May have Musician, Standard Bearer. [2b]
  • 6th Edition: Wardancer Weapons. May have Bladesinger, Musician. [3c]


  • In 2nd and 3rd Edition, they could also be taken by High Elf Armies.




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