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Elven Archer

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Elven Archer
Elven Archer(356).png
Elven Archer(356) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Minion
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Deal damage
Tags: Targeted

Battlecry: Deal 1 damage.

Don't bother asking her out on a date. She'll shoot you down.

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Elven Archer is a neutral minion card, from the Basic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of Elven Archer are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the druid class.

Two Golden copies of Elven Archer are a reward for raising a druid to levels 57 and 58.

Elven Archer is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card's Battlecry can be versatile considering it can be used on any minion or hero on either side of the field. Useful for picking off weak/weakened minions (has great synergy with Hunter's Mark) or for popping a Divine Shield. Hunters, however, might consider using On the Hunt instead, as it functions identically, but the summoned 1/1 minion is a Beast.

Because the Battlecry can be used on friendly minions, it also has good synergy with minions that Enrage, such as Raging Worgen or Bloodhoof Brave. By playing this card on the same turn, you can create more value out of cards which rely on powerful Enrages and force your opponent to deal with a more potent threat.

If this is the only card you can play on turn 1, it is usually better to do nothing instead of spending the shot on the enemy hero. 1 damage to the face on turn 1 is trivial, and can be easily healed or otherwise mitigated early on, and all you have to show for this is an easily killed 1/1. The Elven Archer is at her best when attacking minions, with her Battlecry usually more valuable than her 1/1 body.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
One shot, one kill.
Attack
I'll give it a shot.

Lore[edit | edit source]

This card depicts a night elven archer, possibly a Sentinel, the night elf guard.

From Wowpedia:

The Sentinels were established shortly after the War of the Ancients, and until recently all of its soldiers were night elf women. The Sentinels are courageous and selfless soldiers whose only goal for the last ten millennia has been to defend the night elf people. New recruits undergo extensive training, and as time permits, the more experienced warriors undergo frequent combat drills. The Third War resulted in many losses for the Sentinels, but the army still boasts a number of battle-hardened veterans.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Voice[edit | edit source]

Elven Archer is voiced by Laura Post, who also voiced Scarlet Crusader.[1]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Steve Prescott

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Elven Archer, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Laura Post on Twitter. (2015-03-18).