BB2020 Wood Elf Starting Rosters

Wood Elf Starting Rosters Overview

There have been some slight changes to Wood Elf teams, the Thrower and Wardancers have gone up in price and the Catcher has lost Sprint. They are already at a disadvantage when it comes to creating a starting roster as all their players are quite expensive. However the prices changes haven’t really affected too much as all the lineups under the old rules tended to leave some money in the bank anyway. Your choices are much the same as before but with left money saved towards an Apothecary. Wood Elf teams tend to score a lot though and with bonus winnings from touchdowns they should be able to make that back fairly easily.

QTYPositionCostMASTAGPAAVSkills & TraitsPriSec
0-12Lineman70k732+4+8+AGS
0-2Thrower95k732+2+8+PassAGPS
0-2Catcher90k822+4+8+Catch, DodgeAGPS
0-2Wardancer125k832+4+8+Block, Dodge, LeapAGPS
0-1Loren Forest Treeman120k265+5+11+Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), Stand Firm, Strong Arm, Take Root, Thick Skull, Throw Team MateSAG
0-8ReRolls50kApothecary: Yes
Special RulesElven Kingdoms League

Double Wardancer Wood Elves

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
9Wood Elf Linemen630k
2Wardancers250k
2Rerolls100k
Total980k

This roster was one of if not the most common starting choice for Wood Elves. Wardancers are one of the best players in the game so it makes sense to start with both of them. There is still 20k left in the bank which you can save towards an Apothecary, or get some Dedicated Fans. Either way the Apothecary is going to be your first purchase to help keep death or injury at bay for your Wardancers.

It is possible to spend the extra 20k to upgrade a Lineman to a Catcher. The downsides to that is it will take longer to get an Apothecary, Catchers aren’t very strong (though Dodge is useful) but they can also hog the star player points. If you don’t have a Catcher you can concentrate on skilling up the Wardancers. You would like more rerolls but you can’t afford it. The Wardancers come with their own in built Dodge reroll anyway so in my mind this is clearly the best choice.

Treeman Wood Elves

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
9Wood Elf Linemen630k
1Wardancers125k
1Loren Forest Treeman120k
2Rerolls100k
Total975k

As Wood Elf players can be quite fragile, perhaps you want to start with a Treeman. Every other Elf can get star player points very easily and Treemen are very slow to develop. However I’m not sure it’s worth giving up a Wardancer in order to afford a Treeman so I personally would give this a miss.

One Reroll + Treeman Wood Elves

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
9Wood Elf Linemen560k
2Wardancers250k
1Loren Forest Treeman120k
1Rerolls50k
Total980k

The other way you could start with a Treeman is to drop to one reroll which gives you the right amount to upgrade a Lineman. This way you keep both Wardancers from the start. The obvious downside is that you now only have one reroll, but as mentioned before Dodge on the Wardancers helps a bit. You are still going to want to get an Apothecary first which delays getting any more rerolls even further. Thankfully Wood Elves do have pretty cheap rerolls compared to most. You could also look to getting a Thrower and getting Leader as well.

Reroll Heavy Wood Elves

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
10Wood Elf Linemen700k
1Wardancers125k
3Rerolls150k
Total975k

Reroll heavy options would usually imply getting four rerolls, though for Wood Elves three it is. It is possible to get four if you only start with Linemen but then you have an entire team without any skills.

Zero Reroll Wood ELves

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
6Wood Elf Linemen420k
1Thrower95k
2Catchers180k
2Wardancers250k
1Apothecary50k
Total995k

I have played against zero reroll Wood Elf Teams before. The roster starts with four high agility players with Dodge and you have built in rerolls for the passing game. The team also starts with an Apothecary to protect these more expensive players, especially as Wardancers are magnets for a gang foul. You could potentially swap that for a reroll if you wanted.

Previously it wasn’t unusual for Wood Elf teams to not bother with the Thrower. With high speed and agility you could move the ball the length of the pitch without one anyway. Some of the teams that did take one just did so because they could get Leader easily. With the new passing rules though, the Thrower is a lot more important for the passing game as now even doing a quick pass with any of the other elves requires a 4+ rather than a 2+ roll that the Thrower retains.

Having no rerolls on this team is workable but it probably requires a more experienced coach so I wouldn’t recommend it for newer players. The order of player activation each turn is important generally but even more so without any rerolls.

Wood Elf Starting Rosters Summary

As you can see there are quite a few different ways to start a Wood Elf team. Even with the price rises the starting roster options have not really changed much at all. Whilst the value of the Throwers has gone up I’m still not sure I would bother starting with one. Just bear in mind that once you’ve started, if any team needs to get an Apothecary quickly then this is it.

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