The blood elves are a proud, haughty race, Blood elves of thousands of years ago were physically identical to high elves , save that they dressed primarily in blacks and reds to remind themselves of their terrible losses during a great Ancient War that was fought between them. Many painted runes or mysterious tattoos on their faces, arms and shoulders for warding off demons or celebrating significant kills or simply to look intimidating — something high elves would never do. As well, they adopted hair styles that went against the norms of high elf society. Nevertheless when approaching enemy towns blood elves would often disguise themselves as high elves to avoid harm. Blood elves have long life spans, and as well, they grow old and age in a similar way to high elves.
Blood elven males typically have slender, muscular, and athletic bodies. They also possess pointed ears, acute senses and keen sight in the darkness. Blood elven females can possess much the same, albeit typically sporting a slim elven physique. Like all elves, blood elves are considered highly attractive by the standards of most mortal races.