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Kazuto choosing a Spriggan as his avatar

The races

ALfheim Online features nine different player races, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Players are given the option to choose from these nine races when creating their avatars at the beginning of the game.[1]

The goal of each race was to be the first to reach the top of the World Tree[1] and to meet the Fairy King Oberon so as to be reborn as the higher species, the Alfs, giving them unlimited flight time.[2] But after it was revealed at the end of the Fairy Dance arc that Alfs did not actually exist, this goal was abandoned and replaced with the new goal of clearing the newly incorporated New Aincrad, after Ymir introduced the «Floating Castle Aincrad» update to ALO.

Types of RacesEdit

Symbol Name Description
Cait Sith Icon
Cait Sith
(ケットシー, Kettoshi?)
Living toward the west of the World Tree, Cait Siths are skilled beast tamers with the best eyesight[3] and high speed.[4] They are recognizable through their cat ears and tails.
Gnome Icon
(ノーム, Nōmu?)
Inhabitants of the Frost Areas of the North, the brown-styled Gnomes are the largest of the fairy races and specialize in Earth Magic.
Imp Icon
(インプ, Inpu?)
Living in the Alphine Areas of the Southeast, the purple-styled Imps are the masters of night and are blessed with great night vision.
Leprechaun Icon
(レプラコーン, Repurakōn?)
Living at the Frost Areas of the North, Leprechauns are the blacksmith race and are blessed with mechanical wings.
Pooka Icon
(プーカ, Pūka?)
The Pookas from the Northwest specialize in using music in combat to confuse and attack opponents and support allies.
Salamander Icon
(サラマンダー, Saramandā?)
Inhabitants of the Desert Area of the South, the red-styled Salamanders are considered the strongest race in terms of attack power and are masters of Fire Magic.
Spriggan Icon
(スプリガン, Supurigan?)
From the Ancient Runes Area of the Northeast, the black-styled Spriggans are masters of Illusion Magic and excel in treasure seeking.
Sylph Icon
(シルフ, Shirufu?)
From the Grassland Area of the Southwest, the green-styled Sylphs are considered to be the fastest race and are masters of Wind Magic.
Undine Icon
(ウンディーネ, Undīne?)
From the Wetland Area of the East, the blue-styled Undines are masters of Healing and Water Magic.
Alfs The rumored Alfs are the legendary race blessed by the Fairy King Oberon with unlimited flight. It is believed that the first of the available starting races to reach the top of the World Tree and gain an audience with the Fairy King would be elevated to this special race, but it was revealed to be false.
Navigation Pixies Navigation Pixies, also known as Private Pixies, are the exclusive race for Non-Player Characters that serve as a supportive navigation program for the players. These pixies were given to a limited number of people who had won them in a lottery at the beginning of the game.[2]



ALfheim Online Races Navigation Bar
Starting Races Cait Sith - Gnome - Imp - Leprechaun - Pooka - Salamander - Spriggan - Sylph - Undine
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  • Asuna's race

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