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Elvaan is a race available for play in Final Fantasy XI. They inhabit the Kingdom of San d'Oria, and Elvaan players starting their game there are rewarded with a San d'Orian Ring. They are strong and have a high Strength stat, making them effective for physical classes (such as Monk) and high Mind, making them successful healers. such as White Mages. They are the most religious of the enlightened races, and also the most imperialistic.

The Elvaan resemble elves from German mythology and other common fantasy-type games. The Elezen from Final Fantasy XIV take after the Elvaan.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Culture[edit | edit source]

Physiology[edit | edit source]

Elvaan have lanky features, including long necks, long limbs, and long, pointed ears. They have tanned skin and fair facial structures.

Demeanor[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

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Story[edit | edit source]

In the creation myth of Vana'diel the children of the gods, the Ancients, attempted to gain entry to Paradise, however the Gate Keeper of Paradise rejected them and destroyed their entire civilization. The goddess, Altana, having awoken from her slumber, wept over the destruction of the ancient race. Her tears cleaned away the wreckage and five divine tears gave rise to the five enlightened races (Elvaan, Galka, Hume, Mithra, Tarutaru). The God of Twilight, Promathia, however, was disgusted by Altana's weakness and so cursed the five races by bringing out their darkest emotions - the Elvaan's arrogance, the Hume's apathy, the envy of the Mithra, the cowardice of the Tarutaru, and the Galka's rage and curse them to constant internal conflict.

Creation Myth of Vana'diel

In the game's creation myth, the goddess Altana weeps over the destruction of the ancient Zilart race. Her tears clean away the wreckage and give rise to the five enlightened races. The god Promathia, disliking the existence of the new races, brings out their worst emotions. The Elvaan were cursed with arrogance.

The Elvaan reached the height of their influence after the Age of Magic, wherein the Tarutaru monopolized the practice of magic. After the secrets of magic usage became available to the other races, even the beastmen, the Elvaan developed powerful orders of knights. Elvaan influence expanded, until they went at war with Bastok and Windurst. Windurst allied with their enemies, the Yagudo, who were displaced by Elvaan imperialism. Bastok, with Hume ingenuity, invented firearms that gave them an advantage. The Elvaan's defeat at the Second Battle of Konschtat marked the end of this era, called the Age of Power.

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Character models[edit | edit source]

Face types
Face 1 Face 2 Face 3 Face 4 Face 5 Face 6 Face 7 Face 8
FElvaanFace 1.jpg FElvaanFace 2.jpg FElvaanFace 3.jpg FElvaanFace 4.jpg FElvaanFace 5.jpg FElvaanFace 6.jpg FElvaanFace 7.jpg FElvaanFace 8.jpg
Erielle Halmide Elive Marillon Hopelle Menoe Apesia Veilla
Face 1 Face 2 Face 3 Face 4 Face 5 Face 6 Face 7 Face 8
MElvaanFace 1.jpg MElvaanFace 2.jpg MElvaanFace 3.jpg MElvaanFace 4.jpg MElvaanFace 5.jpg MElvaanFace 6.jpg MElvaanFace 7.jpg MElvaanFace 8.jpg
Lothaire Lainguel Loubier Leaumont Civerion Bauliant Ageneau Etermion
Hair types
Face 1 Face 2 Face 3 Face 4
Hair
A
FElvaanHair1a.jpg FElvaanHair2a.jpg FElvaanHair3a.jpg FElvaanHair4a.jpg FElvaanHair5a.jpg FElvaanHair6a.jpg FElvaanHair7a.jpg FElvaanHair8a.jpg
FElvaanHair1b.jpg FElvaanHair2b.jpg FElvaanHair3b.jpg FElvaanHair4b.jpg FElvaanHair5b.jpg FElvaanHair6b.jpg FElvaanHair7b.jpg FElvaanHair8b.jpg Hair
B
Face 5 Face 6 Face 7 Face 8
Face 1 Face 2 Face 3 Face 4
Hair
A
MElvaanHair1a.jpg MElvaanHair2a.jpg MElvaanHair3a.jpg MElvaanHair4a.jpg MElvaanHair5a.jpg MElvaanHair6a.jpg MElvaanHair7a.jpg MElvaanHair8a.jpg
MElvaanHair1b.jpg MElvaanHair2b.jpg MElvaanHair3b.jpg MElvaanHair4b.jpg MElvaanHair5b.jpg MElvaanHair6b.jpg MElvaanHair7b.jpg MElvaanHair8b.jpg Hair
B
Face 5 Face 6 Face 7 Face 8

Starting stats[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the level 1 statistics for each class a Elvaan can take:

Job HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
Base 30 16 7 6 7 5 5 7 6
Warrior 33 0 9 7 7 6 4 6 6
Monk 35 0 8 7 9 4 4 7 6
White Mage 27 20 7 5 7 5 5 9 7
Black Mage 29 22 6 7 6 6 7 7 6
Red Mage 30 18 7 6 7 5 6 8 6
Thief 30 0 7 8 7 6 6 6 5
Paladin 32 14 8 6 9 4 4 8 7
Dark Knight 32 14 9 7 8 5 6 6 5
Bard 30 0 7 6 7 4 5 7 7
Beastmaster 32 0 7 7 7 4 5 7 8
Ranger 29 0 7 6 7 7 5 7 6
Samurai 33 0 8 7 8 5 5 7 6
Dragoon 32 0 8 6 9 6 5 6 6
Ninja 30 0 8 7 8 6 5 6 5
Summoner 26 24 6 6 6 5 6 8 7
Race Comparison
Stat Comparison
HP Galka > Elvaan > Mithra = Hume > Tarutaru
MP Tarutaru > Hume = Mithra > Elvaan > Galka
STR Elvaan > Galka > Hume > Mithra > Tarutaru
DEX Mithra > Galka = Hume = Tarutaru > Elvaan
VIT Galka > Elvaan > Hume > Mithra = Tarutaru
AGI Mithra > Tarutaru > Hume > Galka > Elvaan
INT Tarutaru > Hume = Mithra > Galka > Elvaan
MND Elvaan > Galka = Hume > Mithra = Tarutaru
CHR Hume = Tarutaru = Elvaan > Galka = Mithra

Jobs[edit | edit source]

Creation and development[edit | edit source]

Original concepts of Elvaan.

The Elvaan character design was done by Tetsuya Nomura.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

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Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Prishe's artwork

Prishe appears as a Warrior of Cosmos. She was initially considered for Dissidia Final Fantasy, but was rejected in favor of Shantotto.

Final Fantasy Grandmasters[edit | edit source]

The Elvaan is one of the playable races.


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