- Main article: Thalmor
Thalmor Soldiers are male and female Altmer, adorned in full Elven armor and Elven weapons. For spells, Thalmor Soldiers use Bound Sword and Flames. They are fought in a duo or trio, often accompanied by a Thalmor Wizard or a Thalmor Justiciar.
Thalmor soldiers sometimes travel and fight without Elven helmets.
Thalmor soldiers are first encountered as guards at the Thalmor Embassy. They appear in the subsequent rooms during the Dragonborn's search for information on the return of the dragons. If the Dragonborn does not sneak or use Illusion magic, they attack him or her on sight. The perk, "Kindred Mage" is not needed for Fear or Pacify to work on them.
A group of Thalmor may also attack the Dragonborn with a note, saying that it is important to kill the Dragonborn and to not underestimate him/her.