Descended from the original dark-skinned elven subrace called the Illythiiri, the drow are cursed into their present appearance by the good elven deities for following the goddess Lolth down the path to evil and corruption. Also called dark elves, the drow have black skin that resembles polished obsidian and stark white or pale yellow hair.. They commonly have very pale eyes (so pale as to be often mistaken for white) in shades of pale lilac, silver, pink and blue. They also tend to be smaller and thinner than most elves. Most drow on the surface are evil and worship Vhaeraun, but some outcasts and renegades have a more neutral attitude.

Racial Abilities: +2 Dex, -2 Con, +2 Int, +2 Cha

Special Abilities: Immunity to Sleep, Hardiness vs. Enchantments, Bonus Proficiencies (Longsword, Rapier, Shortbow, Longbow), Skill Affinity (Listen, Search, Spot), Keen Senses, Darkvision, Light Sensitivity, Light Blindness, Spell Resistance (11 + Character Level), Darkness Ability

Female favored class: Cleric

Male favored class: Wizard

ECL: 2