Wood Elf Lineman Defender:
- Normal: Block, Dodge, Side Step, Diving Tackle, Shadowing / Tackle
- Doubles: Guard
- Stat Increase: +ST +AG +MV
When you have enough built to place on the LOS then get a some built to help defend. Again start with the core skills of Block and Dodge in the order as outlined for the standard build. Side Step will help keep you next to the player you want to mark or get in the way of and keep your formation on kick offs better, placing these guys in the wide zone. Follow up with Diving Tackle to tie players in place and to stop more agile players trying to run past them. Shadowing will make dodging away even less attractive and goes well with your high movement, or take Tackle first if you don’t have much on the team or in Dodge heavy leagues.
Guard on doubles as you need it and works well on Block, Dodge, Side Step player. Take +ST and +AG as mentioned before and consider Catch and Pass Block if you get +AG to shut down the passing game as well. You can consider +MV to cover more distance, not that you really need it, though with the amount of useful skills to take I would skip it.
Wood Elf Lineman Summary:
Some other useful skills to consider may be Dauntless on a couple of the standard build and maybe even a fouler with easy access to Sneaky Git and Dirty Player. Don’t get overly attached to your players though, with only AV7 their playing lives may be short lived. In a league where there are a lot of teams that pass a lot then a specialist interceptor could come in handy as well, with Pass Block, Catch, Diving Catch and Nerves of Steel on a double. Your aim with the Linemen is to try and just get in the way of the opposing teams without letting them hit you, this should frustrate the opponent and also help your players live a bit longer!