Bosmer (Wood Elf) Racial Skills in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) are gained as the player increases his or her Character Level. Players will continue to gain Racial Passives until they reach level 50, which where they will cap out the Skill Line. Each Race has their own set of Skills that make them unique and better suited for certain roles and Builds. Be sure to study these when planning your character, as they can make the difference between a good player and a great player.

Wood Elf Racial Passives

Looking over the Passives you can see that Wood Elves are more inclined to be Stamina-based characters, and ones that incorporate some amount of Stealth into their gameplay. This means they will use some combination of martial weapons like Bows, Swords and Daggers.

Stealth is not particularly useful for PvE content outside of questing, but is useful in PvP. And though Max Stamina is good for Tanking, Stamina Recovery is not because Stamina Recovery ceases while Blocking, which Tanks do constantly. These bonuses place Wood Elves squarely into the Stamina DPS category, without much flexibility, if you’re looking to optimize.

Best Builds for Wood Elf

  • Magicka DPS: Not Good (Destruction Staff)
  • Stamina DPS: Good (Two-Handed Weapon, Dual Weapons, Bow)
  • Healer: Not Good (Restoration Staff)
  • Tank: Passable (One-Handed and Shield)


Bosmer (Wood Elf) Racial Skills 



Increases experience gain with the Bow Skill line by 15%

Decreases your fall damage taken by 10%


Y'ffre's Endurance

Rank I - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 5
Increases Stamina Recovery by 86

Rank II - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 15
Increases Stamina Recovery by 127

Rank III - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 30
Increases Stamina Recovery by 258


Resist Affliction

Rank I - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 10
Increases your Max Stamina by 600

Increase Disease and Poison Resistance by 660.

Rank II - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 20
Increases your Max Stamina by 1200

Increase Poison and Disease Resistance by 1320.

Rank III - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 40
Increases your Max Stamina by 2000

Increase Disease and Poison Resistance by 2310.


Hunter's Eye

Rank I - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 25
Increases your detection radius in Stealth by 1m

Increases your movement speed by 1% and your Physical and Spell Penetration by 300.

Rank II - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 35
Increases your detection radius in Stealth by 2m

Increases your movement speed by 3% and your Physical and Spell Penetration by 600.

Rank III - Unlocked at Bosmer (Wood Elf) 50
Increases your detection radius in Stealth by 3m

Increases your movement speed by 5% and your Physical and Spell Penetration by 950.



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    • Anonymous

      So, first time poster, and probably last time, as my main Wood Elf is now a fashion model, and nothing else. For 3 years, I've only PVE. I WAS damn good at it, because my WE is constructed entirely around her stealth and stealth damage. She is now useless. I've been testing out this stupidity, once again, from ZOS. I was "detected", even by pleb NPC's, that I used to be able to damn near stand on. I've already posted on ESO's forums, as have so many. My post besides my descriptions, was a stern request, on how I go about getting my money back from my pre-purchase of Elsweyr. An expansion I shall no longer need, nor desire, since they've decided my main character isn't allowed to play the game anymore. THEIR decision, NOT mine, should be enough, to allow myself, and all effected, to DEMAND refunds for all Pre-purchases, and maybe even more. I will try and get everything I can, before dropping this garbage, like a bad habit.

      • Anonymous

        Dumbest idea I have seen yet. Stam/Blade underpowered as is, now take away 10% stealth damage??? I am done, you not getting any more of my money.

        • Anonymous

          Why do you keep destroying every tool that night blades have? Now your deleting woodelfs and khajits 10% bonus damage from stealth. Here's an idea, just fkn delete the night blade class all together and get it over with.

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