Elderwood Leaves are natural solid cubic blocks that can be found on pine-like dark green Elderwood trees in cold biomes like Tundras, Taigas, on and around Mountains, high up on Canyons and in Forests as part of any newly created Creativerse game world, but also rarely in Savannahs in the shape of giant foliage tree-like Elderwood trees (only on template worlds RW5-RW8). Pine-like Elderwood trees can also be grown from Elderwood Saplings by players.
Neither Elderwood Leaves nor whole Elderwood trees will spawn by themselves after world creation in Creativerse though. All Elderwood trees on freshly created game worlds are already part of the 4 template worlds that each new game world is a random copy of. Only Blue Flowers and Queen Bees (that will transform into a batch of Beeswax within 3,5 RL hours under suitable circumstances) are able to spawn in time on Elderwood Leaves.
In snowy surroundings, Elderwood trees might have Snowy Elderwood Leaves on them instead of dark green common Elderwood Leaves. Also, formerly common dark-green Elderwood Leaves will transform into Snowy Elderwood Leaves in cold biomes and on high altitudes as soon as players get closer to them. Placing common Elderwood Leaves into cold environments will transform them into the snowy variant, as will throwing Snowcubes or Freeze Bombs at common dark green Elderwood Leaves.
During daytime, ordinary green Leafies might spawn on most types of Leaves including Elderwood Leaves as long as no artificial light sources are illuminating the leaves. In cold biomes, Blizzard Chizzards will spawn during the day on layers of Snow, and aggressive Arctic Mirus at night. After nightfall, Night Leafies might spawn on nearly all types of Leaves - again only if no artifcial light sources are nearby.
During night-times, ordinary Wood Treasure Chests can randomly spawn in complete dark areas on all types of tree leaves - except for Corrupted Elderwood Leaves, on where Diamond Treasure Chests (and Corrupted Creatures) can occasionally spawn during day and night as long as the area is shrouded in complete darkness.
How to obtain
Pine-like Elderwood trees with dark evergreen Elderwood Leaves (or Snowy Elderwood Leaves) and often Blue Flowers on them too can be discovered in valleys between Mountains, in snow-covered Taigas and (sometimes snowy) Tundra biomes. Occasionally, Elderwood trees can also be spotted amongst other trees in Forests or in Canyons.
Special giant thick Elderwood trees can rarely be found in Savannahs on template worlds RW5-RW8; they look like foliage trees and their trunk is hollow. These giant trees cannot be found on template worlds RW1-RW4 nor on even older game worlds.
Blocks of Elderwood Leaves can be harvested/pulled with your ArcTek Gauntlet without any Power Cell equipped. Still, it is recommended to use Mining Cells, since the harvest process will be faster and no Power Cell will lose any durability when harvesting uncorrupted Elderwood Leaves.
When collecting Elderwood Leaves with the gauntlet, Elderwood Saplings will sometimes be added as a rare extra harvest, like when harvesting uncorrupted Elderwood blocks. Elderwood Saplings can even be obtained by placing Elderwood Leaves (and/or Elderwood blocks or Snowy Elderwood Leaves) and picking them up again repeatedly. The chances to obtain tree Saplings as an extra harvest are very random, but you should reckon that 100-200 blocks of Elderwood Leaves (and/or Elderwood) or more have to be harvested until one Sapling will be added.
Of course you won't be able to pick up such blocks on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, the respective claim owner or Adventure creator.
Elderwood trees with Elderwood Leaves on them (also some Blue Flowers and rarely Beeswax and/or Queen Bees) can be grown from Elderwood Saplings if these Saplings are placed on Dirt, Snow Caps or green Grass into suitable biomes with enough free space above them, preferably "under the sun" (on the surface). Please note that Elderwood Leaves will transform into Snowy Elderwood Leaves quickly when Elderwood trees are grown in cold biomes and/or on high altitudes!
Several Saplings can be placed together for a chance to grow into larger trees - however, they will still never reach the size of giant Savannah Elderwood variants, and not even the size of tall Taiga Elderwood tree types. If Elderwood Saplings stay fallow (visible as written in red letters when pointing your cursor at placed Saplings), then the area is not suitable for Elderwood trees to grow.
Moisture is not necessary to make tree Saplings grow, despite what outdated ingame tips might claim. Elderwood Saplings can be obtained as a rather rare extra harvest when you collect Elderwood and Elderwood Leaves with your ArcTek Gauntlet (with or without any Power Cell equipped). Excavators cannot yield Saplings as an extra harvest in their loot bags though.
Pigsy Droppings can speed up the growth of tree Saplings, but not significantly much, and of course only if the Saplings aren't fallow.
Elderwood Leaves can be bought as parts of (customizable) building kits for any customizable Blueprint with Coins, which in return are purchasable for real money via Steam Wallet in the ingame Store. You can use Blueprints that you have captured yourself with Capture Blocks, as well as Blueprints that were made by other players and that you have subscribed to in the Steam Creativerse workshop, or Blueprints that you have customized with Elderwood Leaves.
To buy a building kit, either select the according Blueprint or activate a cornerstone that has been placed into the game world (and has optionally been customized). Check the content of the block kit first by clicking on the description "Built with xxx Blocks" before you'll click on the green price tag button below "Get kit and build now".
Elderwood Leaves cannot be obtained from any Creature nor from any randomly spawning Treasure Chest. Elderwood Leaves are also not part of any seasonal game content, Store bundle, seasonal minigame event reward or NPC trade offer.
How to get rid of tree Leaves
In Creativerse, tree Leaves will not decay / vanish by themselves when you "cut" down the stem of a tree, and it won't help if you remove all the Wood-blocks that the trunks and branches are made of either.
Instead, all tree Leaves (as well as all Flower-blocks, Beeswax, Queen Bees, Moss(-streaked Wood blocks) and Vines(-streaked Wood blocks) will prevail and float in the air even as single blocks, until you will take them down manually, destroy them or until use Excavators on them.
Basic Excavators can remove up to 7x7x7 uncorrupted Leaves blocks at once and save half of these blocks in their (usually 3) loot bags.
Destroying tree Leaves completely is possible by using the AOE Gauntlet Smash attack of your ArcTek Gauntlet when you have at least 75% of your maximum Stamina (either 75 for F2P players or 150 for "Pro" players, or more if you consume Stamina-enhancing Food) - by hitting the Leaves from above (it's a ground smash that will only affect 1 block upwards at most). This will remove Leaves up to 2 blocks to the sides and downwards from the point of impact without leaving anything behind.
Snowy Elderwood Leaves will at first transform into common dark green Elderwood Leaves when hit with a Gauntlet Smash though, and only the second Power Attack will actually destroy these Leaves. Both of this does not require any Power Cell.
Nearly all types of tree Leaves (including all types of Corrupted Leaves) can be destroyed by a Gauntlet Smash even without any Power Cell equipped, except for uncorrupted Parchwood Leaves that require a Stone Mining Cell (or stronger Power Cell) in order to be eradicated. Power Cells don't lose durability when executing the Gauntlet Smash.
Wood blocks, Blue Flowers, Vines, Moss, Queen Bees and Beeswax will not be destroyed by that. Weepwood Flowers and Wildwood Flowers can be destroyed by the Gauntlet Smash though, even without any Power Cell equipped. Other tree Flowers will prevail, even if a Lumite Mining Cell has been equipped.
You can alternatively destroy uncorrupted tree Leaves by using TNT, and you can burn Elderwood Leaves to nothingness by throwing Fire Bombs or Flaming Skulls at them. This can burn 7x7x7 blocks of Leaves at max. instantly (usually only 7x7x4 though), but will also remove uncorrupted Wood blocks that the tree trunks are made of, as well as tree Flowers, Moss(-streaked Wood) and Queen Bees. On the other hand, Vines(-streaked Wood) and Beeswax will not be destroyed, but will prevail, floating in the air.
Burning leaves and other flammable materials is only possible on player claims and game worlds where the option "fire spreading/sim" is enabled. In hot biomes, fire can spread and burn down whole trees though. However, burning attempts might stay below expectations in cold environments. Simple torches cannot even set fresh tree Leaves aflame in snowy biomes or on high altitudes.
As long as the fire spreading option of game worlds is enabled (which it is by default), placing torches or any other items with open flames or fiery blocks like Hardened Lava directly under blocks of uncorrupted Elderwood Leaves or uncorrupted Elderwood (of tree stems and branches), can burn the Leaves and Wood blocks to nothingness in hot environments that make a heat meter/scale show up, like Ocean Shores, Jungles, Savannahs or the Lava layer, but also in much cooler Swamplands.
Placing several torches or heat sources with open flames next to each other can even raise the chances to set flammable materials like Elderwood Leaves on fire. Liquid Lava, Fire Bombs or Flaming Skulls will immediately set Elderwood Leaves blocks on fire.
If Elderwood Leaves blocks and/or Elderwood blocks start burning, the flames are then able to spread to other nearby flammable blocks, even across gaps of 1-2 blocks on game worlds and player claims where the "fire spreading" option is enabled. This way a whole wooden building or forest (especially Weepwood trees, Wildwood trees, Parchwood and Shorewood though) can burn down in the worst case.
Fire cannot be extinguished by using liquids, but it can be stopped from spreading by claiming the area and making sure that the claim (advanced) option "fire sim/spreading enabled" is disabled (by default). Fire Bombs (and Flaming Skulls) will have no effect on these claims either.
It is also possible for owners of the game world (F2P players included) to toggle the spreading of fire on a whole game world in the basic world options ("edit world" and "disable fire spread"), which will also render Fire Bombs and Flaming Skulls useless there while fire spreading/sim is disabled. Another option to stop fire from spreading would be to create forest aisles/swaths wide enough so that the flames cannot leap over.
Only Vines (as well as Vines-streaked Wood blocks, like on Cragwood trees and Wildwood trees) and Beeswax will not burn and such remain intact, while tree Flowers (like Blue Flowers), Moss-covered Wood blocks (like on Ashenwood, but also Weepwood), and Queen Bees will burn away together with all uncorrupted Wood blocks and tree Leaves.
How to use
Uncorrupted Elderwood Leaves can be placed as solid blocks for decoration and can also be used for building; however they can make Creatures spawn on them if the Leaves blocks are not illuminated by artificial luminaires, mainly Leafies during the day, and Night Leafies in dark areas during the night.
You can fully rotate Elderwood Leaves into all directions by pointing your cursor at them, then pressing and holding R (as the default key) and then moving the mouse while holding down the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at an already rotated block or item, so that all blocks of the same stack in the chosen quickslot will then face the same direction when being placed.
One block of Elderwood Leaves can be cut into 4 blocks of Shredded Leaves in a Processor at a time. No crafting recipe is required for this. Simply carry blocks of Elderwood Leaves with you in your inventory and activate a Processor in the game world with right-click or "f" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at the Processor.
Please note that Snowy Elderwood Leaves cannot be processed.
Shredded Leaves can be used as building blocks, but be careful: Shredded Leaves are just as flammable as fresh leaves when being placed. You can process Shredded Leaves blocks into Shredded Leaves Columns by putting them into a Processor (no crafting recipe is required). Shredded Leaves can also be used for crafting, mainly for Thatched Walls, Thatched Roofs, many types of Beds and several types of Carpets.
Elderwood Leaves can be used as a Fuel for the Forge, however 4 blocks of uncorrupted Elderwood Leaves are needed for each melting-/hardening-process and used up. Also each melting-/hardening process in the forge will take quite long when you use uncorrupted Elderwood Leaves for a Fuel, since they are level 1 Fuel that burns the slowest.
Elderwood Leaves can be corrupted into Corrupted Elderwood Leaves by throwing Corrupt Bombs at them. One Corrupt Bomb can corrupt up to 5x5x5 Leaves blocks, but usually only 5x5x3 Leaves. These Leaves can be collected and will form their own stacks, they will not stack with ordinary Corrupted Ashenwood Leaves and also not with ordinary Corrupted Leaves. If Corruption Spread is disabled on the game world or player claim, Corrupt Bombs will have no effect though.
By that, the Leaves will turn into much faster burning Fuel of level 3, but Corrupted Elderwood Leaves have to be picked up by using an equipped Diamond Mining Cell or Lumite Mining Cell, which will reduce the durability of these Power Cells quite a bit when pulling Corrupted Blocks of any kind.
Corrupted Leaves of any kind cannot be processed into Shredded Leaves.
Corrupted Elderwood Leaves can be turned into ordinary Elderwood Leaves by purifying them with Purification Bombs or Healing Beacons. These Elderwood Leaves will then turn into Snowy Elderwood Leaves in time in cold environments. One Healing Beacon can purify Corrupted Blocks and/or Corrupted Water in the range of two blocks to each side, but also downwards and upwards plus the one block that the Healing Beacon is placed on, and one block diagonally to all sides. Purification Bombs can purify up to 7x7x7 Corrupted Blocks at maximum, usually only 7x7x4 though.
Other uses for Elderwood Leaves
You can lay out Elderwood Leaves to make Blue Flowers grow on them, but this will take quite some time (often several to many RL-hours for each new block of Blue Flower).
You can also plant Queen Bees on Elderwood Leaves that will transform into Beeswax within ca. 3,5 hours real-life time when placed into suitable biomes (not too hot, not too cold, not on too high altitudes). The waiting time can be shortened for ca. 10-15 minutes if you fertilize the Queen Bees with Pigsy Droppings.
Other than that, Elderwood Leaves can also be put on display by placing them into the slots of display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Containers, Holiday Decorative Trees, Snow Buried Containers, Holiday Mantles, Wood Planters, Flower Pots or the like, where they will usually be reduced in size and cannot be rotated, corrupted nor burnt.
And you can grow whole Elderwood-trees from Elderwood Saplings too, as mentioned above. Just please note that planting Saplings into Flower Pots, Wood Planters or any other display container will just "preserve" Saplings and will not make them grow into trees.
Placing common Elderwood Leaves into cold Biomes will turn them into Snowy Elderwood Leaves in time. However, Snowy Elderwood Leaves will not turn into dark green Elderwood Leaves (without snow in between their needles) when placing them into warm/hot biomes. Using Fire Bombs or Flaming Skulls on them will only burn them to nothingness.
Instead, using the Gauntlet Smash with your ArcTek Gauntlet (no Power Cell has to be equipped for this) on Snowy Elderwood Leaves will revert them into common dark green Elderwood Leaves. This will not destroy them, different to other tree leaves. Common Elderwood Leaves can be destroyed by the Gauntlet Smash (no Mining Cell is required for this).
As mentioned above, placing dark green Elderwood Leaves blocks into cold biomes (or on high altitudes), throwing Snowcubes or Freeze Bombs at them will transform them into Snowy Elderwood Leaves that make for cheaper Fuel, albeit also only slowly burning level 1 Fuel just like common green Elderwood Leaves.