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  • I think argonians are the best race what about you guys

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    • Breton, almost the full arcane power of the Altmer with none of the weaknesses.

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    • Which is the best depends on your play style. I prefer Breton but Orc is also awesome for the ability to erect for a minute everyday.

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    • I know english isn't your native language SleepingIII so ill just say that i don't think thats what Orc's do (in public anyway).

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    • Dunmer are probably the most versatile race - I can see them fitting in with just about every known archetype out there.  Spellsword, skirmisher, nightblade, mage, et al.  That they have fire resistance helps for vampire characters as well.

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    • well... i think the redguards are the best...


      in my opinion, any race can be anything.

      even the game thinks that... i've seen Khajiit bandits using a greatsword or Nords casting spells...

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    • I have two khajiit characters, they might be my favorite... I tend to lean towards a stealthy archer/assassin/thief type of character and I think khajiit work well for that. I also have an orc warrior (heavy armor, two-handed) and a dunmer vampire pyromage, they sort of fit their races too (although maybe it's weird for a vampire to use fire magic).

      I think every race has an archetype or two that's best suited to them, but you can make anything out of any race, really. Bretons and dunmer are probably some of the most versatile but I don't really think there's any "best" race for all types of characters.

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    • imperials because...because they rock. 

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    • I LOVE Khajiit!!!!!!!! I have a khajiit tank. LOL

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    • I Like Bow Ties Bow Ties Are Cool wrote:
      I LOVE Khajiit!!!!!!!! I have a khajiit tank. LOL

      you're just like my step brother. he made a khajit, gave it heavy armor, smithing, and enchanting and played hand to hand (he beat a dragon to death). then he went into two handed weapons, archery, and lock picking. weird, but cool.

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    • Your step brother sound like a pretty cool guy.

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    • I still think imperials are the best. That or wood elves, because who doesn't love a cannibal?

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    • Orcs are imo by far the best race, because of their greater power, which basically makes a fuss of any boss. But they look ugly  so i dont play them xD

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    • 89.184.157.104 wrote:
      Orcs are imo by far the best race, because of their greater power, which basically makes a fuss of any boss. But they look ugly  so i dont play them xD

      I find their ugliness charming! I love orcs.

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    • Yeah but argonians make good thieves good mages and good warriors and.......they can breathe underwater

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    • Orcs are my worst I hate them their ugliness is like staring into my turd!!!!

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    • Hmmmm.... argonians are great (mostly because of their water breathing ability), nords are physical powerhouses, and so on and so on. But aince I prefer stealth than melee combat, I'd have to say the bosmer or dunmer are the two best races.

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    • no love for imperials i see...

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    • NightingaleLord wrote:
      Orcs are my worst I hate them their ugliness is like staring into my turd!!!!


      Funnily enough, Orcs look the way they do because Boethiah ate Trinimac, and subsequently excreted him, thus forming Malacath and changing Trinimac's followers into the Orsimer.

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    • Imperials for me. They are heavily versatile (Imperials are basically the Human Dunmer, as in they can be anything) and that little bit of speech bonus helps when I'm trying to get at least halfway decent equipment at the start of the game. Then again I have a Nord Pure Mage. So My care for what race my character is , is often quite restricted to what I can make look the prettiest.

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    • Imperials, most versatile by far. I have three Imperial loads. The first is an Assassin, I play him the most. The second is a Necromancer, I use him when i'm in the mood to pervert the laws of life and death. Finally, I don't play with him much anymore, but he is a Warrior type. So overall Imperials are the best at versatility, but the other races have more specialized attributes allowing them to excel at certain types of play.

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    • When I first play Oblivion, I look into every race's ability until I saw Argonian's immunity to disease and poison(I think it's immunity, can't recall). By then I thought, "OMG they got disease and poisons??? I can't risk that!". Then I play Argonian for every TES series. And it's funny yet adorable how Argonians in Arena have a fair hair for a reptile.

      Though now I realise that the actual good ability of Argonians are just the waterbreathing. Still, since I am a bit hydrophopic it's fun to actually able to delve in deep waters in-game.

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    • My favourite race is the Elder Scrolls universe is the Khajit. This is because I am really good at sneaking around and killing the enemy before they see you is the best way to fight in my opinion.

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    • Alduin1996 wrote:
      My favourite race is the Elder Scrolls universe is the Khajit. This is because I am really good at sneaking around and killing the enemy before they see you is the best way to fight in my opinion.

      but.... but... you can't go Leeroy Jenkins that way...

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    • Koocookloc wrote:
      Imperials, most versatile by far. I have three Imperial loads. The first is an Assassin, I play him the most. The second is a Necromancer, I use him when i'm in the mood to pervert the laws of life and death. Finally, I don't play with him much anymore, but he is a Warrior type. So overall Imperials are the best at versatility, but the other races have more specialized attributes allowing them to excel at certain types of play.

      this comment gets my vote as best ever.

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    • Imperials, I never had played the Elder Scrolls before and when I started Skyrim I read the Imperial discription thought it sounded like me, and then I found out they were one of the best races for beginners because they are so versatile as jack-of-all-trades.

      I will say my Imperial Paladin/Assassin/Battlemage/Barbarian is still my favorite account, and even though I have about 6 other accounts (Maybe 5) he is still my highest level account, at level 75(For now :D)

      Btw his name is simple Scourge. (Oh I get it? "Imperial Scourge" haha icwutyoudidthar.)

      Long live the Emperor! Long live the Empire!

      EDIT: Its also the only account I can currently EFFECTIVELY play Master/Legendary on.

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    • Personally my favorite is either Bretons or Argonians. My first playthrough of Skyrim (My first playthrough of a TES game, yeah, shoot me.) was an Argonian. He had one handed and a shield, But also dabbled in destruction and theivery. Right now I focus on my Bosmer Dawnguard Spellsword/Crossbow archer, Harkyll Half-Blind. Of course, any race can be anything. I also had a high elf dedicated Two handed heavy armor blacksmith, Dolano the Shameful, named so by his Altmer "bretheren" a firm beleiver in equality, thus a legion war hero, and bane of all who call themselves Thalmor.

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    • Khajiit! #KhajiitForJarlsOfSkyrimAndCountsOfCyrodiil

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    • I'm partial to the NordsEven if they're really racist.

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    • Bosmers F.T.W!

      I'm just fascinated about them, about everything. Looks, Stule, History, Valenwood. I'm in love with everything about them, well apart from the Wood Elves in Oblivion. I don't know how they became that small when they're only a tad bit smaller in Morrowind and Daggerfall.

      Anyways,

      My next favorite race would probably be either a Kajiit, an Orc, or the Dunmer. Kajiit because they're just pure awesomeness, and because I actually couldn't bring myself to kill a Kajiit in my first playthrough of Skyrim. Orcs because I love how they live, and I love the way they are whether it's being good at Forging, or just being good at Fightin!

      Then, I love Dunmer because Morrowind was to date my favorite location for an Elder Scrolls game and since Morrowind is home and full of Dunmer, I fell in love with the race during my time their! :)

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    • NightingaleLord wrote:
      Orcs are my worst I hate them their ugliness is like staring into my turd!!!!

      I think you should see a doctor.

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    • I prefer to play as Imperials, although I do play as other races too. Imperials are my favorites because they are well rounded. They can be used from the start as mages, since they got best bonus for restoration (for their race) and second best for destruction, not to mention their enchanting is just as good in the begining. Also, Imperials could be easily made into warriors since their heavy armor, block and one handed are just as good as their destruction and enchanting. With those qualities they can be made into a healer, wizard, battlemage, or a knight. Moreover, their ability to find more gold then anyone else and to calm people with voice of Emperor, are useful in adventuring. Although, if you have time and patience, you can make them into good thieves, as for assassins, you might need to raise their sneak and light armor. So despite being shorter then Nords, Orcs and Altmer, I always enjoy playing as Imperial. Oh and if you are wondering, yes Alexandros is the name of my first character in Skyrim, and he is an Imperial and a Legate of the Legion. I know, the name Alexandros is Greek, not Latin like most of Imperials should be. My first Oblivion character is also an Imperial that I named Constantinus, he supposed to be Alexandros' great-grandfather. Yes, I plaid elder scrolls in backward order, first I got Skyrim, then I got Oblivion. Now I hope I will get Morrowind, but my wife believes that one shouldn't play an old game, unless they fell in love with it when it was still brand new.

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    • Legate Alexandros wrote:
      I prefer to play as Imperials, although I do play as other races too. Imperials are my favorites because they are well rounded. They can be used from the start as mages, since they got best bonus for restoration (for their race) and second best for destruction, not to mention their enchanting is just as good in the begining. Also, Imperials could be easily made into warriors since their heavy armor, block and one handed are just as good as their destruction and enchanting. With those qualities they can be made into a healer, wizard, battlemage, or a knight. Moreover, their ability to find more gold then anyone else and to calm people with voice of Emperor, are useful in adventuring. Although, if you have time and patience, you can make them into good thieves, as for assassins, you might need to raise their sneak and light armor. So despite being shorter then Nords, Orcs and Altmer, I always enjoy playing as Imperial. Oh and if you are wondering, yes Alexandros is the name of my first character in Skyrim, and he is an Imperial and a Legate of the Legion. I know, the name Alexandros is Greek, not Latin like most of Imperials should be. My first Oblivion character is also an Imperial that I named Constantinus, he supposed to be Alexandros' great-grandfather. Yes, I plaid elder scrolls in backward order, first I got Skyrim, then I got Oblivion. Now I hope I will get Morrowind, but my wife believes that one shouldn't play an old game, unless they fell in love with it when it was still brand new.

      But.... any race can have any play style. Altmer dedicated warrior never casting a single spell will work well, as will any race/class confliction. Orc mage, redguard theif, khajiit warrior, etc.

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    • You are right, my original character was a knight/barbarian. I trained in him at first heavy armor and two handed. Then I trained his one handed and block. He also was a good lock smith and black smith. At one point, I also noticed that it also good to utilize the starting bonuses. Imperials are more versitile from that point of view. While most other races have bonuses in either magic, might, or stealth; Imperials start out with bonuses that are good for either magic or might related archetypes. In other words I was also trying to say that they are also easier to switch to a different archetype if you decide to experiment. Ofcourse, the freedom of Skyrim allows you to disregard the starting bonuses and make whoever you want. To be honest, I usually find it easier to play a warrior kind of character. Also, once you mastered all the skills relevent to your archtype, you can try to give your character new set of skills. With new legendary system, possibilities are endless. You can make your first character, or any other character to be a master of all skills. As of now, my original character have few of his skills legendaried and I am planing to make him also a master of skill that in the begining a Nord excel at. Like right now, he is very close to perfect speach and he is already a master smith and used to be master of two handed and had 100 for light armor. In anycase, I am still experimenting. The only discouraging part about that account, is that it have too many bugs, that even legendary patch didn't fix. Oh and that character of mine is leader of everything possible. He is a guild master in thieves guild, listener of dark brotherhood, archmage of college of Winterhold, Harbinger of Companions, Legate in Imperial Legion, Vampire hunter of Fort Dawnguard and a Thane of 8 out of nine holds, with houses in 6 holds (Whiterun, Rift, Reach, Hafingar, Hialmarch and Pale). Yes, I didn't know about Blood on Ice, until I arleready took Windhelm for the Empire. I also did Dark Brotherhood assighnment to kill housecarl of Sidgir, before hearthfire came out. Oh and since I didn't know of the bug with Honeyside, I don't have Iona  as a housecarl, I have no housecarl in Riften. My wife keeps saying that I should have stuck to warrior style and that I am not deserving to have archmage title for that character. Yes, when I was playing Winterhold line, I wasn't using my character as mage that much, I found it dificult to stay alive wearing mage outfit and my magic was not good enough for good spells without. The best magic my character did on those quest, was conjure a weapon. It wasn't until I done all the story lines, I decided to try to train his restoration and enchanting. I realized that the bigest bonus that Imperials get is restoration. Although for some reason, I hadn't implimented destruction with him yet to big extent. His conjuration skill though is close to 50, even though I hadn't given him perks for that yet.

      Edit: I am guessing he was more of a tank Barbarian in the begining, then I added knight skills. Have you ever noticed how Imperials Described as Diplomats and great light infantry, but yet they are not good with speach in the begining and good with heavy armor? Also, most of nordic armor is heavy and yet light armor is begining strong point of a Nord.

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    • Don't Get Slightly Famished
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      ELVES

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    • Have to say my favorites gotta be Bosmer with Argonian as a close second

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    • Snow and High elves. They all have the power of Aetherius flowing through their elven blood. All Snow mer and Altmer are born with the potential to wield great power, with ease. Other races would have to work hard, and don't have enough time to fully study and unlock the power of arcane due to their short lifespans.

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    • Legate Alexandros wrote:
      Imperials are my favorites because they are well rounded.

      Actually, they have a bias to warrior and thief skills, but you could make them mages if you wanted to. I personally prefer the Khajiit, not for their sneaking skill but for their hand-to-hand prowess.

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    • Khajiit! Only non-ugly vampire race w/ Dawnguard! LONG LIVE THE CARAVANS! No seriously. I like Khajiit the best.

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    • I posted 3 times. This is the third.

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    • I'd go for imperial. they start out with high restoration, which is very useful when you're about to die. Also, their Imperial Luck buff makes them richer! ^^

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    • 174.54.127.131 wrote:
      I'm partial to the NordsEven if they're really racist.

      Actually, depends who you are. Most nords are racist because they think ulfric is.

      And i see a lot of wood elves here...

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    • Dylanisthebest123 wrote:
      174.54.127.131 wrote:
      I'm partial to the NordsEven if they're really racist.
      Actually, depends who you are. Most nords are racist because they think ulfric is.

      And i see a lot of wood elves here...

      BECAUSE-- The Bosmer are secretly the best race in TES, but they don't like to brag so we never see their true abilities! :P

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    • AzuraKnight wrote:
      I know english isn't your native language SleepingIII so ill just say that i don't think thats what Orc's do (in public anyway).

      DO you think my native language is english,dude.

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    • Koocookloc wrote:
      Imperials, most versatile by far. I have three Imperial loads. The first is an Assassin, I play him the most. The second is a Necromancer, I use him when i'm in the mood to pervert the laws of life and death. Finally, I don't play with him much anymore, but he is a Warrior type. So overall Imperials are the best at versatility, but the other races have more specialized attributes allowing them to excel at certain types of play.

      I am comfortable just being a NORD who sided with the Empire as my character is able to do everything that all 3 of yours can if you just continue with what you like doing to make them strong.

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    • WE ARE THE THE CHILDREN OF SKYRIM! HAIL ULFRIC! FOR SOVENGUARD!

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    • Although i usually play as a nord, Bosmer.

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    • 72.79.163.244 wrote:
      WE ARE THE THE CHILDREN OF SKYRIM! HAIL ULFRIC! FOR SOVENGUARD!

      You feel that way, yet you can't spell Sovngarde.

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    • 72.79.163.244 wrote:
      WE ARE THE THE CHILDREN OF SKYRIM! HAIL ULFRIC! FOR SOVENGUARD!


      Orcs took up residence in Skyrim long before the Nords. So Nords can't be the children of Skyrim, they came from Atmora.

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    • If I'm correct,

      The Falmer are the children of Skyrim. Or-- were. Or still are, or-- I'm not sure what to say. I guess that one Falmer or Snow-Elf is the child of Skyrim...

      Or Something! :P

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    • Technically Falmer were original inhabitants of Skyrim, when Atmorans called Tamriel Mereth. That was before Atmorans drove Ancient Falmer to near extinction. Also, technically speaking, Nords are not from Atmora; they are descendants of the Atmorans who came to Skyrim long ago. So, that would make their birthplace Skyrim, I doubt that many Nords actually had seen Atmora before. Being descendant from 500 Atmoran companions, will not make you Atmorans. If we to assume that Nords came from Atmora, we also have to assume that two more human races came from there, Imperials and Breton. Those two also are descendants of Atmorans, even though Bretons were also cross bred with Mer (weather they liked it or not). The only modern human race that did not have Atmoran ancestry are Redguard. They came, relatively not long ago, to the region of Hammerfell, from an island continent of Yokuda. I hope my point is clear, that having an Atmoran ancestry will not make one an Atmoran. But indeed, Orcs and other Mer lived in Skyrim long before first Nords appeared. That is why Ysgramor and 500 companions (or original Atmoran settlers) called Tamriel, Mereth-the land of Mer. More then likely Orsimer and Falmer were not the only Mer that lived on teritory of Skyrim, I mean there were also Dwemer, even though they lived more under the border mountains in the region. However, in extreme North, near the sea of ghosts, there were Dwemer cities that connected to Blackreach, which was something like Dwemer Megapolis, or even a nation underground.

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    • I like imperials and redgaurds

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    • Nothing wrong with the Imperials, the Bretons or Redguards. It's the Nords. Skyrim doesn't belong to them. They didn't fight for Skyrim, apparently the Atmorans did. Now Skyrim is in war and now the Nords complain about their lack of freedom, too bad for them.

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    • Well it was not nice to forbid them to worship Talos, but you are right, Skyrim does not belong to them. It is their home and they have the right to have the say in how the government is done in Skyrim, but Orsimer have as much right as they do in that too. Also, luckaly not all Nords are like those in Windhelm and like Ulfric. The better solution would be for Nords to get along better with other people in Skyrim. However, if the book "Children of Sky" right, Nords never lived well with races that they had conquered and never felt kinship with them. But if it was writen by someone like the one who wrote "Talos Mistake", I wouldn't belive them.

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    • Not all nords are racist. Btw, wouldn't calling all nords racist be considered stereotyping? Because there are plenty of nords that are against racism or dont even bring up race at all.

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    • Prometheus1960
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      this person is showing racial slurs that have nothing to do with the game. the comment "white trash" pertains to nothing other than the contributors' own personal prejudices
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      90% of Nords are racist. All Nordic Bandits. Arnbjorn. Stormcloaks. Any white trash fool that isn't Imperial or Breton. "You should've stayed in your precious forest elf", "Lizard", "The Cast", "You'll make a fine rug cat". "Now he's dead, and i have a new loincloth" - Arnbjorn "Those boots are worth the septims i do pay em" - Torbjorn "Stay out of trouble in my city elf", "Die you Orc filth", "Orc filth", "You remind me of my cousin's cat, killed that too", "Your kind has no place here", "Greet me, not as elf, but as dovah" - Paarthurnax! SOUND FAMILIAR???! 

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    • But, all of those you mentioned are in Skyrim. And there are many, many, many Nords in the other provinces of Tamriel. Not all Nords are racist, just those who are apart of and support The Stormcloaks.

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    • and of the few nords that are prejudice; we can now count "LORD HADRON" as the racist party leader. people who think so little of themselves tend to lash out at people who are seemingly better than themselves have a tendancy to become racists. and since there is no such thing in Tamriel as "WHITE TRASH", WE CAN NOW SEE THE TRUE NATURE OF THIS KHAJIT TURD who is no better than the back stabbing/lying mercier of the theives guild, the betrayer

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    • Good Gods, this thread is making me reconsider my opinions on TESO.

      Fantastic racism, fantastic racism everywhere, whee!

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    • Argonians

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    • Nords and Redguard

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    • Not all Nords of Skyrim are racist, not even all of Stormcloaks supporters. Lets take a look at the Jarls that support Ulfric.

      Dengier of Stun- He only believes that Empire not suited to control their home, that Emperor too far away to know what really happening.

      Throngar Silverblood- More bent on dealing with Forsworn issue and keeping Reach safe.

      Hialmarch new Jarl, I don't know much about her, but I know she was chosen from outside of Mortal and they named her the Builder. She also seems to be from the simple folk more or less, so she more then likely would deal with Hialmarch issues.

      Vignar the Revered- Would never be as good as Balgruf the Greater, but he's an honorable man, member of Companions and seems to have interests of Whiterun at hands. His only reason to join the rebelion, was because Empire lost the cause that he was fighting for in Great War. From the way he looks, he was in southern lands for a long time, hench the unnordic tan. He probably lived in Cyrodil for a long time as the Legion officer and General. He fought to preserve the Empire, but in his opinion, the Emperor just as easily surrendered that Empire to Dominion.

      Skald the Elder- Now he's just a grumpy old man and possibly does not discriminates, he just hates everyone the same. Once you get him to trust you though, he's not so bad. Although some say that he always was looking for a fight.

      Korir-He just doesn't trust mages, mages assossiated with elves, so he hates elves. It is probably not his fault, he grew up fed the poison, the stories that mages destroyed Winterhold in Great Collapse. Although now he is teaching the same to his son.

      Laila Lawgiver- According to her, her greatest concern is Riften and she doesn't even belive that Ulfric cares about anyone besides himself. She just put her trust in wrong people.

      Last but not least

      Ulfric Stormcloak-Took part in defense of Imperial City, was captured by Thalmor, broke under torture. Sounds like he would be weak and trecherous. He was only allowed to return home, after his father died. He had to rule the people who were crying out for justice. We all know what other people say of him, that he cares only for himself and for Nords. For all we know he allows the prejudice to trive in his city, he forces Dunmer to live in a slum. But have Ulfric himself ever told Dragonborn himself, that he hates Dark elves and Argonians? I don't think so and he also confinds the true story of how he became Jarl of Windhelm and about how he killed Torig. So his beliefs even open to interpretation as well.

      From all of this, not a single Jarl appointed by Stormcloaks have anything about other races sharing Skyrim with them, they just want to have their home in the hands of those who cares for Skyrim and knows what they need. Ulfic is the only one who is open to discussion of being racist, but even that could be debatable.

      It all comes down to individual Nords and their believes. Can few rotten apples spoil the bunch? Out of all Nords I met in Skyrim, only people in Windhelm and the sawmil owner in Falkreath don't seem to like anyone but Nords. Also, the guards regard you with caution and sometimes distaste if you are not a Nord. However, it seemed even in Oblivion, guards were more cordial if you were an Imperial (although that's all I ever plaid as in Oblivion, so I can say for sure). Can anyone else say anything else?

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    • Orc- How so? At least several factors (for my character at least): Berserker rage+dragon aspect= Epic warrior of an unstoppable magnitude Maxed out heavy and smithing skills (+ blacksmiths elixirs) equals very great defense ( current armor rating-1256 [Auriels shield included)) Current damage output for weapons ( Dragonbone mace-166)-(Dragonbone bow-194 [ Dragonbone arrows included]) So in a clear point, I am a very capable soldier capable of taking on the most powerful of enemies.

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    • Legate Alexandros wrote:
      Not all Nords of Skyrim are racist, not even all of Stormcloaks supporters. Lets take a look at the Jarls that support Ulfric.

      Dengier of Stun- He only believes that Empire not suited to control their home, that Emperor too far away to know what really happening.

      Throngar Silverblood- More bent on dealing with Forsworn issue and keeping Reach safe.

      Hialmarch new Jarl, I don't know much about her, but I know she was chosen from outside of Mortal and they named her the Builder. She also seems to be from the simple folk more or less, so she more then likely would deal with Hialmarch issues.

      Vignar the Revered- Would never be as good as Balgruf the Greater, but he's an honorable man, member of Companions and seems to have interests of Whiterun at hands. His only reason to join the rebelion, was because Empire lost the cause that he was fighting for in Great War. From the way he looks, he was in southern lands for a long time, hench the unnordic tan. He probably lived in Cyrodil for a long time as the Legion officer and General. He fought to preserve the Empire, but in his opinion, the Emperor just as easily surrendered that Empire to Dominion.

      Skald the Elder- Now he's just a grumpy old man and possibly does not discriminates, he just hates everyone the same. Once you get him to trust you though, he's not so bad. Although some say that he always was looking for a fight.

      Korir-He just doesn't trust mages, mages assossiated with elves, so he hates elves. It is probably not his fault, he grew up fed the poison, the stories that mages destroyed Winterhold in Great Collapse. Although now he is teaching the same to his son.

      Laila Lawgiver- According to her, her greatest concern is Riften and she doesn't even belive that Ulfric cares about anyone besides himself. She just put her trust in wrong people.

      Last but not least

      Ulfric Stormcloak-Took part in defense of Imperial City, was captured by Thalmor, broke under torture. Sounds like he would be weak and trecherous. He was only allowed to return home, after his father died. He had to rule the people who were crying out for justice. We all know what other people say of him, that he cares only for himself and for Nords. For all we know he allows the prejudice to trive in his city, he forces Dunmer to live in a slum. But have Ulfric himself ever told Dragonborn himself, that he hates Dark elves and Argonians? I don't think so and he also confinds the true story of how he became Jarl of Windhelm and about how he killed Torig. So his beliefs even open to interpretation as well.

      From all of this, not a single Jarl appointed by Stormcloaks have anything about other races sharing Skyrim with them, they just want to have their home in the hands of those who cares for Skyrim and knows what they need. Ulfic is the only one who is open to discussion of being racist, but even that could be debatable.

      It all comes down to individual Nords and their believes. Can few rotten apples spoil the bunch? Out of all Nords I met in Skyrim, only people in Windhelm and the sawmil owner in Falkreath don't seem to like anyone but Nords. Also, the guards regard you with caution and sometimes distaste if you are not a Nord. However, it seemed even in Oblivion, guards were more cordial if you were an Imperial (although that's all I ever plaid as in Oblivion, so I can say for sure). Can anyone else say anything else?

      if you ask any mechant in whiterun they will say stormcloaks give them a harder time if you invaded the city as them

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    • Well, it's not exactly any merchants, but indeed, new Stormcloak soldiers seem to be prejudice. Adrian claims that no one wants to buy anything from her, it helps that she's married to the Nord. However, it could also be because she's related to old Steward and that rebels don't trust Imperials. However, that flower wender with a daugher, who claims to be the most sought after widow of Whiterun, she claims that two guards already fought over her. I am not sure that Belator comments on new government, he just comments on the siege. "I locked up my store and hid under the counter, hoping that the entire place wouldn't burn down." Battleborns misstreated, but only because they were supporting empire. All and all, the prejudice might have been created by civil war, the fear of Thalmor arrest could have made people paranoid and misstrusting of anyone but not Nords. After all, last time they put trust in another race, (Imperials) the worship of Talos had been outlawed and elves from another land were permited to involve themselves with Skyrim's everyday life. However, we also don't have much evidence of how Nords felt toward other races before the Civil War. Mostly we know bits and bits from Forsworn and the book called "Children of Sky". Who knows if that can be trusted? I heard someone say that Forsworn didn't even have a Kingdom before Nords annexed Reach, they were just Bretons living in a region of Highrock; even though they were deferintiated from other Bretons. Also, a lot of people living in Markarth will tell you that it wasn't worth it to create a Forsworn cause and certainly not going back to the time of Old Gods and human sacrafices. So everything is open to the debate and as always, they live it to the player to decide what is really going on arround. I think it is wrong to say that all Nords are racist, I think it is wrong to say that Nords are not races. However, there might be reasoning behind such prejudice.

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    • My favorite is bretons, followed by nords, then orsimer and khajiit, then dunmer and argonians, then bosmer/altmer/redguard.

      I just hate playing imperial, don't know why, I just do.

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    • I play breton or Imperials sometimes Argonians. I'm a roleplayer so It's purely for RP... Best race however... Imperials - warrior/a little bit thief for extra monayz. Bretons - Mage. Argonians - Thief/Assassin light armor and sneak and beign able yo breathe underwater is neat in osme cases... for example when checking that lake near riften...

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    • Until yesterday If loved Khajit and high elf. Now I love the breton, mainly because of the magic resistance and because they start of with Summon familar

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    • well I make race based on place morrowind:dunmer oblivion:imperial skyrim:nord fight style based on story skyrim:bow (nords like hunting) oblivion:greatsword(thought it be cool with the dragon armor since you can't get it in light armor) morrowind:spear (just because you can't have them in other games)

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    • First time with Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls, looking through the races. "Humans? Nah. Elves? NO. Catmen? Maybe... Orcs? No... LIZARDMEN? THAT BREATHE UNDERWATER? Yes. I am now a Lizard Wizard :D"

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    • I feel that Imperial is the best because we get to use Voice of the Emporer that makes when Guards attack on sight you can use the power and everyone around will do the same and they will just try to make the arrest. My second favorite is the Nords because of their frost protection. I just hate the elves and beastial execpt the Orcs (their Berserk)

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    • Someone is stalking me... and deleting my replies. REVEAL YOURSELF. Bet this will be deleted aswell.

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    • I play Imperials the most. However, the only other of my character who completed main storyline so far is an Altmer, vampire wizard. That doesn't mean that high elves are my second favortite, or it does. Right now, I just made a Nord and playing trough with him. I also realized that after Imperials, the most amount of characters I make, are Nords. The beauty of Elder Scrolls, is that you don't have to fit your character in any stereotype of his or her kin. You want to be racist, you can, if you don't you don't. Even if Nords stereotypicaly racist and prejudice, but you still like their playstyle, or you simply don't want to feel shorter then most people around you; you can be a non typical Nord. Make them how you want. I started out as an Imperial, because I have somewhat monarchical views, but really, since I am Russian myself, the closest race in Elder Scrolls I can pick to match that, would be a Nord. I already got two that I gave Slavic names too. I appologize if this was a bit too much.

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    • Am I the only one who likes Altmer?

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    • Don't Get Slightly Famished wrote:
      Am I the only one who likes Altmer?

      You racist high elf (The irony)

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    • Mine's Imperial. Back when I first started playing TES, I started as a Nord, and I got bored with it. Then I decided to try out every race, every gender (mainly because I wanted to know what that annoying guy across the cell in Oblivion would say) and I loved being an Imperial girl the most. It's closest to what I am - short white girl who is good with managing money. Other than that, I like the Khajiit (I'm a cat fanatic) and only liked the elves in Oblivion. Skyrim made their faces too pointy and wrinkled...

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    • Technically Imperials are naturally taned, since they live in a more southern province. They are more like Mediteranean people. However, there are those with pale skin as well. Although, in the game you rearly meet them. I'm guessing those from northern Cyrodil would have more pale skin then those from southern and even central. 

      Also, indeed, the elves in Skyrim don't look as good. You could try playing with their features, but they would never look like you want them, although females tend to look better then males. Some people say high elves look more like goblins from some other lores, wood elves have way too long a chin in my opinion, and dark elves can be a bit wrinkly, even if they supposed to be young. Although it can be due to their longer life span then human races. Although in Skyrim elves, you don't see any of that striking beauty, which J.R.R. Tolkien always talks about in his books. It would seem that usually, Dragon Age desighn of elves actually looks better then in Skyrim.

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    • Dylanisthebest123 wrote:
      Don't Get Slightly Famished wrote:
      Am I the only one who likes Altmer?
      You racist high elf (The irony)

      What you talkin' bout'

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    • All races rock! But,I have a soft spot for Imperials.

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    • Nords Are my fav just because i started my TES journey in Oblivion and i had a soft spot for a tank with a giant axe and five o'clock shadow.  Also Ysmir is cooler than Akatosh.

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    • AllHailYsmir wrote:
      Nords Are my fav just because i started my TES journey in Oblivion and i had a soft spot for a tank with a giant axe and five o'clock shadow.  Also Ysmir is cooler than Akatosh.


      True that xD

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    • Am I the only one who likes the High elves?

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    • Yes, yes you are.  But represent your people with pride!!!!

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    • Dunmer make exellent thieves, mages, assassins, archers and are decent at one-handed weapons (although some races may be better at some of these skills, Dunmer have the best ballance). I can switch tactics mid battle. Even though there are no classes in Skyrim, I consider myself a Battlemage.

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    • Don't Get Slightly Famished wrote:
      Am I the only one who likes the High elves?


      I love the high elves. They are exellent mages and are good assassins if used correctly

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    • Alduin1996 wrote:
      Don't Get Slightly Famished wrote:
      Am I the only one who likes the High elves?

      I love the high elves. They are exellent mages and are good assassins if used correctly

      I'm more of a Nord type of guy,

      They remind me of the Russians, Germans, and Norse combined...Truly badass...

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    • They also remind me of the Scottish.Also Skyrim reminds me of the highlands

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    • I absolutly love the Nords, but if I had a number 2 and 3, it would be Redguards, and Dunmer

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    • Redguards are great duelwielders and are good spellswords

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    • they have curved swords, Curved, Swords!

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    • King of Skyrim wrote:
      they have curved swords, Curved, Swords!


      That one alway's makes me laugh

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    • Me too!

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    • Funny thing is the Blades have Curved Swords. Why do the guards not say anything about it

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    • Because its not as humorously curved as the Redguards swords...

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    • Oh right. 

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    • I think I'll just throw this out here; as the Dunmer are my preferred race. Getting an immediate bonus to Illusion and Sneak make the Dunmer a nasty choice for a cuthroat-assassin-ish kid of build. With the Quiet Casting perk in the Illusion tree, and being able to throw up spells like Invisibility, you're practically untouchable. My Dark Elf is equipped with full Dark Brotherhood gear, Mehrunes' Razor, and Invisibility - for most situations. It all comes down to play style, if you prefer Argonian, then play an Argonian. But that doesn't mean all your characters should be the same race. Play around a little, check the race page on the wiki and just see what works for you.

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    • Khajiit and Orcs are cool, if you want some human races then go with Imperials. I don't really like Nords

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    • Alduin1996 wrote:
      Funny thing is the Blades have Curved Swords. Why do the guards not say anything about it

      I think it actually more because Blades are preaty much history and almost no one knows about them at this point. Remember what Dalphine said? "Exactly, no one even remember what a Blade is." or something to that effect.

      Although I wonder, if Redguards' "curved swords" have a double meaning and that is why it sounds so humorously to some people.

      Not too long ago, my newest Nord charcter became my third, separate race  character who completed main story line. Before I have done so with an Imperial and Altmer. Also, in case of Imperial, I have done so with about three different Imperial Characters.

      For now, I put my Nord on hold and started seriously playing with female Breton, I will have her become an Archmage, but not until she reaches mastery in Conjuration.

      My goal is to make a character of every race and every gender. So far I done so with almost all males of every race.

      I guess if you look at the amount of characters of every race I made, it would be a tie between Imperials and Nords. Although maybe, I had more Imperials then Nords.

      Funny, Nords should fit me more, as I am Russian. Not to mention that I was born in Baltic region, the city that used to be called Leningrad and now it is called by it's original name, St. Pitersburg.

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    • Ignoring the initial skill bonuses, which are quickly rendered irrelevant, I would rank them in strength:
      (Tied for 1st:)
      1. Breton - The magic resistance is amazing, plus the daily that adds magic absorption, which negates 50% of spells into additional Magicka. In many situations, this makes them superior to the Altmer even when going pure-mage. The only reason this isn't better than the Orsimer is that it is possible to achieve both benefits late in the game as other races.
      1. Orsimer - The daily is utterly insane. Half received and double dealt damage. The only disadvantage is that it only applies to physical. If you aren't going mage, then this will trivialize otherwise difficult fights.
      3. Altmer - Both abilities alleviate magicka management issues, making spell-spamming much easier as a mage. It is a second choice for mages.
      4. Nord - Frost resistance is a niche ability. If you're going Vampire, this makes frost damage negligible. The fear can make otherwise difficult fights easier, particularly if you're going Archery or Mage. This alone makes it a strong choice.
      5. Imperial - The extra gold can slightly accelerate you into early/mid-game equipment, but by late game it's irrelevant. The Voice of the Emperor, however, can let you interrupt a fight for a while, regenerate back up, and pick them off one-by-one. Particularly strong for Thieves.
      (Tied for 6th:)
      6. Argonian - The extra health regeneration ability can be useful in combat. It's a generic benefit, never useless but never particularly strong. The others are mostly useless.
      6. Redguard - The extra stamina regeneration ability can be useful for either running extremely long distances and thereby saving some time, or for getting by with lower Stamina, allowing you to focus more on other statistics. The poison resistance is also occasionally useful.
      6. Dunmer - Ancestor's Wrath is quickly outdated, and can hurt neutral NPC's, so it's not much of a benefit. The fire resistance is sometimes useful, especially to counteract the fire vulnerability if you become a vampire. But, Breton is a better choice.
      9. Bosmer - Rarely useful abilities. Poison resistance is occasionally useful, but the Redguard are superior.
      10. Khajiit - Its abilities are practically useless. Unarmed combat isn't an issue, and vision can be solved either with graphics settings, by choosing to become a vampire, or by using magic to generate light.

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    • One word...Nords,isn't it the Nords that defended Alduin long ago,isn't it the Nords that conquered Tamriel,so yeah in my opinion it's the Nords

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    • Defeated*

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    • I say Nords. They fit really well with my play style, and I find the history of the Nords intriguing.

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    • .....Honestly,I don't really have a favorite race. Although I find the Dunmer culture....Interesting to say the least (although the whole Dunmer racism thing is a bit heavy,I mean they have slavery).

      My favorite races for roleplaying are.......

      1. Argonian-Due to the races' long history and facinating culture make it a great race for over all roleplaying. Now picture this scene: After years of slave labor,you've finally escaped captivity and travel to Skyrim. Only,to be wrongly accused of Smuggling and imprisoned,only instead of imprisonment they send you to death. After your execution is interupted by a DRAGON you take this as a sign and flee to the City of Whiterun,where the guards harass you and tellyou to leave (note,they do not do this but,with a heavy layer of RPing you can act like they did). You travel to the smaller Italic texttowns to earn respect amoung the Nords,to adventually gain enterance to a major city.

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    • Spottedstar02 wrote:
      .....Honestly,I don't really have a favorite race. Although I find the Dunmer culture....Interesting to say the least (although the whole Dunmer racism thing is a bit heavy,I mean they have slavery).

      My favorite races for roleplaying are.......

      1. Argonian-Due to the races' long history and facinating culture make it a great race for over all roleplaying. Now picture this scene: After years of slave labor,you've finally escaped captivity and travel to Skyrim. Only,to be wrongly accused of Smuggling and imprisoned,only instead of imprisonment they send you to death. After your execution is interupted by a DRAGON you take this as a sign and flee to the City of Whiterun,where the guards harass you and tellyou to leave (note,they do not do this but,with a heavy layer of RPing you can act like they did). You travel to the smaller Italic texttowns to earn respect amoung the Nords,to adventually gain enterance to a major city.

      Not all Dunmer are slave owners, like not all Altmer are Thalmor scum, not all Imperials are religiously persecuting dicks, etc. Although I'm a Dunmer and my brother is an Argonian and I often call him lizard or gecko while he's playing.

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    • My favorite race is the Khajiit. I prefer to have stealthy characters and i just like them in general.

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    • Screw the nords and akatosh is the chief  of the divines the ones that stayed to create mundus and the one who  created dragons dragonborns and time and helped end the oblivion crisis and nords worship him and you say ysgramor was better the companions are boring so what the heck were you thinking all hail ysgramor

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    • 68.103.40.62 wrote:
      Screw the nords and akatosh is the chief  of the divines the ones that stayed to create mundus and the one who  created dragons dragonborns and time and helped end the oblivion crisis and nords worship him and you say ysgramor was better the companions are boring so what the heck were you thinking all hail ysgramor

      what the hell are you talking about, who's talking about gods, and nobody believes Ysgramor is a god. Also, the ones who stayed to create mundus turned on Lorhkan, who was the one who started the creation of mundus, the others were going to back out like Magnus was doing, but they didn't, after the creation of mundus they tore Lorhkan in half creating the moons, they then cast his heart into nirn, Magnus who was leaving when creation happened was destroyed and became the sun and magicka. get your facts straight and post them where they actually matter.

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    • Ysgramor was not a god, even in ancient Nordic pantheon. Ysmir was a god, who was Wulfhearth of Atmora before. Shor himself brough him back to life a couple of times before making him into Ysmir, Shor's avatar. Magnus was the first elven god to leave the creation of Mondus, making a huge hole in the wall between Mondus and Autherius. That hole, everyone on Mondus call sun. Appearantly he was dissatisfied with his creation, letter other Aedara who were on Nirn, followed Magnus' example and left by making smaller holes, those became stars. I believe Auriel/Akatosh came back and built Direni/Adementine Tower with other Aedra that were still on Mondus. That is where Aedra decided the fate of Lorkhan/Shor. Shor/Lorkhan was held responsible for creation that bound certain At'ada to Mondus, also his wife Kynareth/Kyne created men and he sided with them. Perhaps that is when the first ever battle between men and mer took place. Lorkhan/Shor (who was the chief god of men) led his forces of men and devines that were loyal to him against devines of Mer and possibly mer too. In the end, Trinimac and Auriel had killed Lorkhan/Shor and riped out his heart. The hearth was trown into Padomaic Ocean near Morrowind, where Shor/Lorkhan gave Mondus his last gift or curse, the Red Mountain also known as Dagoth Ur and sometimes known as Vardenfell as well. With Shor/Lorkhan gone from existance, Alduin the god of destruction of ancient Nords took his place as the chief deity of men. However, Shor/Lorkhan mannaged to create another realm from beyond, the Sovengard, Nordic afterlife and he became the god, ruler of the Nordic afterlife. Why is it only Nordic, when technically all men should have access to it after death, since Shor was the god of men, possibly it have something to do with beliving in Sovengard and Shor. I wonder where Imperials, Bretons and Redguards go when they die? I probably went off topic here, but I though I have something to explain to certain people who apperantly didn't know that much about Creation. Speaking of which, was it really the smartest thing that Akatosh did when he made Dragons? Or is that how he tried to exercise control over men, after he got rid of his brother Shor/Lorkhan?

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    • My favorite is Bosmer... shocking if you look at my name. It fits my playstyle very well, sneaky archer who dabbles in alchemy. Their power does become useless later in the game but its good early on for killing giants with their own mammoths and collecting the money. I like the disease resistance as well, I only contracted two maybe three diseases on my level 48 character right now. 

      For a jack of all trades, it would have to be Breton in my opinion, magic resistance is always useful. For pure warriors Orcs take it easily.

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    • I am playing a Bosmer thief right now who also an archer when he needs to get rid of threat on the road. I might even make him an assassin too. I was planing to play a crime lord kind of character. In anyways it so fun to pick pocket keys from people and then come into their houses without picking the locks and steal stuff. Once while on the road, I met those nobles that were going to Vitoria Vici's wedding and no I didn't tell them that I will be relieving them of their gifts. I simply snuck up behind the man and stole as much as I could before he caught me. The funniest thing is that, even if he caught me, it almost like he didn't see me, so I didn't get attacked by any of them. His wife was even more foolish, I was able to pick pocket everything that was available to pick pocket from her. I decided that their body guard is not worth pick pocketing and moved on. Also I noticed, if there is something that you stole, that you really want to own, all you have to do is sell it to Tanilia and then buy it back. It will not be stolen anymore. With my other character, I must do that with noble cloth and fur lined boots that I stole from East Empire company.

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    • Hmmm... Nords specialize in melee tanking, and frost resistance helps for a warrior...  And in Skyrim, people like me because I'm a nord

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    • And, my Nord tank is a passable thief... especially in pickpocketing... Deadpool is a very passabe pockpicketer

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    • Deadpool710 wrote:
      And, my Nord tank is a passable thief... especially in pickpocketing... Deadpool is a very passabe pockpicketer


      Your named your character Deadpool... that is awesome. I named my Dunmer Ba'al after the system lord from stargate. I'm considering making a second game and playing as an archer so I can name him Malcolm Merlyn.

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    • Did you notice I said pockpicketer?

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    • Deadpool710 wrote:
      Did you notice I said pockpicketer?


      No, I missed that.

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    • Well, I said pockpicketer

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    • I recently started another game as an orc, if you use first person, you don't have to deal with their ugliness, and I love using Berserker rage when guards say, But then I took an arrow in the knee.  And, you can enter Orc strongholds easier.

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    • And, when Orcs say Fus, It sounds like they're doing a Mr. T impression... kinda

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    • Gah, Why so many Tryhards. I like Dunmer. They look cool, that mages guild girl is hot and I started on Morrowind. I also really like Irileth. Nords are assholes, especially ones from Windhelm. Imperials second because I spent hundreds of hours on Oblivion as an Imperial, but they ain't no Dark Elf.

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    • I don't think orcs are ugly, not pretty yeah, but not ugly either.

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    • Argonias are at the top of my list honestly i think they look badass in any armor (essprcialy armor with a mask or hood) and that tail just looks so awesome when slicing peoples heads off :D. My seconed choice khajjit i mean THERE CAT PEOPLE what is there not to like? Many of you may scream WHAT ABOUT THE TRAITS THEY GET???? Well i honestly don't care about those any race can be any thing its a free lance game that lets you choose your path i dont care about posion res. 50% better.

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    • My current character is a Orc Shaman Warrior, which is making me like the Orsimer more than high elves, and looks intimidating in heavy armor.

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    • I like to try and get into the mindset of the particular race I'm using at the time. I like argonians but I feel no connection to them. Everytime I try to make one I always quit. I always find myself going back to Orismer and Nords but thats because I tend to make a warrior type. If I'm feeling saucey I use my Bosmer for sneaking about and archery and whatnot. I also made a Khajjit specifically for the Thieves Guild questline, but like the Argonians I struggle to get into my character with them. I couldn't pick a best race though. Anyone can be anything, but my personal favorite is the Orismer. Something about going beserk, seeing red, and then killing alot of people is just...satisfying.

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    • When I started playing an Argonian, I tried using waterways instead of roads. Let me tell you, it is not fun trying to come down the waterfall and not get smashed on the rocks. Especially when for imersion purpose, you try going naked in there. How often do you see anyone swimming in their clothes or armor? With Khajit, I did the exact opposite, I tried to avoid water as much as possible. If Khajit supposed to be anything like cats, I would think they wouldn't like getting in the water just as much. But then again, that is just how I see Argonians and Khajits.

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    • It doesn't matter to me if it is a pure mage, theif, or a warrior, i still think dunmer are the best of all races!

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    • Fuision wrote:
      It doesn't matter to me if it is a pure mage, theif, or a warrior, i still think dunmer are the best of all races!

      High Five :D also because im curently playing a dunmer i like them better than altmer or bosmer and also since some of them are jerks espically the ones of the Thalmor are. I've played Khajiit and Argoanian and well the Khajiit was my first one and a practice and wasent really too good at it then i tried Argoanian waterbreathing helped out a lot and the Histskin for healing in my battles and i got around 80 and was on top of the world but became bored of living in luxury with vast amounts of gold from travles then i started being a Dunmer and so far so good you have the fire for protection once a day you know the Ancestors Wrath and some of the skills above 15 when you start it come in handy. Either way its how you use the races skills to your advantage and how you play it and well with less skills of powers the more harder it is for you to play like imperials Voice of the Emporer it wont work on some I think but you see what im trying to get at. Ex. Dark Souls races of Humans you go for the one that has less barley anything and skills are low as hell you gotta be a very excelent player at the game to work as something that low and its gonna be pretty hard to survie as a low character with low skills. (Was trying to make this short but then kinda got it long for people to read x-x sorry but still either way choose your favorite race support their strengths and weakness and turn the weakness to a strength for you to use and you'll do just fine. Also grammer and spelling not the best sorry if there's some mistakes in my spelling just wanted to let you know is all.)

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    • Nords FTW

      (I like the Argonians as well. THEY'RE EPIC WOOOOO)

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    • Dunmers.I have a Dunmer warrior then turned to a spellsword then pure mage then spellsword again.I'm trying to be a nightblade because I'm both a Nightingale and an Arch-Mage.I think they are good for spellswords or nightblades (If you don't know what are spellswords and nightblades then see here).

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    • I gotta say I'm always about my money grind and being able to take out thugs with fighting skills so I go khajiit XD

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    • Anyone notice how most people tend to like and use the race which they chose first when they started TES, and never really enjoy the other races as much? It occured to me when I created THOUSANDS of one race and hardly played any other. With ESO coming up I am still thinking of playing as that race. Am I obsessed or something? I like to play as a wizard mainly, sometimes pure, other times not so -like using blade and archery due to my love of Conjuration and thus conjuring weapons- or I play as a rouge. My second favorite race is the Bosmer as I enjoy shootin' and my obsessive favorite are the Bretons. It might have been the High Elves, but... well... I started oblivion first and their completely obnoxious twats. Plus the Bretons have a rich history and use Conjuration :] :]   . Although I feel weird cos why would the Dragonborn be a friggen Breton?!

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    • nah, you're just so used to it, I remember using only nord for my first five characters, then I switched to bosmer and hated it, then I went altmer because I wanted a better magic character, but I hatedhim too. then I played as a breton, and it was perfect for me.

      most of my characters are still nord, but Breton is and always will be my favorite.

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    • BTDubs Orcs are absolutely beautiful in their own way OK!

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    • My wife likes to play as Breton, I used to tease her about playing a midget chacacter, lol I made a female Breton Conjurer once and actually enjoyed playing as her. My wife got an invite for Beta as well now, but she chose not to play in this session. She said she will play as Breton next time, when that happens, I will make sure I'm in Daggerfall Covenant, if I would have and access to a good computer by then. She is still away, and maybe it would be a good chance to remember good old times, when we enjoyed playing something together. It maybe me just thinking too much of myself, but I think she doesn't realize how much she loves me. She keeps saying that she loves me as a best friend or a brother and wants me to be a part of her live and her family. She also says that she misses me, just not the way a wife should. However, would she even know how a wife should miss a husband? The first time we were apart from each other was a year ago, now almost two years ago. We have been apart for 6 months since I have to take a job in another state. She says that at first, she didn't know how she is going to make it without me but then she stoped missing me so much and decided that is not how a wife should miss a husband. Anyways, I am sorry for bringing that up here, I love her very much, she have been away more then a month now and seems like she wants a divorce, but I still think of he every day. This situation is too complicated, not like every other. Please don't judge any of us, and I think I should stop talking about this for now. Anyways, I think my wife would make the greatest Breton, I just hope a Nord like me is a good match for her.

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    • No races suck or the best, its just not your style.

      If you want my opinion i like to play as Breton cause of their restistance to magic, which is very annoying

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    • Alduin1996 wrote:
      My favourite race is the Elder Scrolls universe is the Khajit. This is because I am really good at sneaking around and killing the enemy before they see you is the best way to fight in my opinion.

      "Sometimes, discretion is the better part of the valor."

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    • My favorite races are;

      1st- Breton: Because they make great battlemages (a combo between warrior and mage), and I like to weild a sword in one hand and a destruction spell in the other. Also they start with that badass conjure wolf thing.

      2nd- Dark Elf: They also make good mages/battlemages, but I really like how they're 50% resistant to fire. It helps in dragon battles.

      3rd- Wood Elf: The main reason why I like these guys is because of the phyisical appearance. Since race-selecting doesn't dramatically affect the gameplay, and all the starting skills can be trained or gained, you can just go with the race you feel looks the best. Although that "Command animal" perk is pretty awesome when you're mammoth hunting :D.

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    • Orc, skyrim is my first elder scrolls game. I first tried Argonian, & I didn't like it very much. Then I tried dark elf, wasn't a big fan of them either. I tried Orc & it was a perfect match for me. Berserker rage is in my opinion the best special ability in the game. I actually like how they're supposedly ugly, I make my Orc with the spikes above the eyebrows, kind of like Darth Maul in Star Wars. It's not a beauty pageant. I kill people, & dragons & undead, that's my job. Not try to be the best looking character in skyrim, besides I hardly ever see my face with my Daedric helmet on anyways. My second favorite race is probably the Khajit they're pretty cool. 3rd favorite race is Dark Elf. The other races don't appeal to me at all. The starting skills don't even matter even in the beginning of the game. I made a perfectly good Khajit mage no problem on legendary. & my Orc doesn't struggle healing himself with restoration spells, in the beginning either. No matter what difficulty you play on, which for me is always legendary. The only downside I say to the Orcs is their vulnerable to magic early in game. I usually go to Volskygge at level 15 when it unlocks to get Volsungs mask, simply for the 20% better prices, the two other enchantments are good as well though. & it can be quite challenging, on legendary even with a follower. I usually take Marcurio along with me & when you do get to Volsung, he can one shot ice spear you to death. Which is why I buy a resist magic ring in Solitude before going to fight him, then it takes two shots. That's really the only time in game where I would like to have a breton for his resist magic bonus. 

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    • 24.9.74.68 wrote:
      Orc, skyrim is my first elder scrolls game. I first tried Argonian, & I didn't like it very much. Then I tried dark elf, wasn't a big fan of them either. I tried Orc & it was a perfect match for me. Berserker rage is in my opinion the best special ability in the game. I actually like how they're supposedly ugly, I make my Orc with the spikes above the eyebrows, kind of like Darth Maul in Star Wars. It's not a beauty pageant. I kill people, & dragons & undead, that's my job. Not try to be the best looking character in skyrim, besides I hardly ever see my face with my Daedric helmet on anyways. My second favorite race is probably the Khajit they're pretty cool. 3rd favorite race is Dark Elf. The other races don't appeal to me at all. The starting skills don't even matter even in the beginning of the game. I made a perfectly good Khajit mage no problem on legendary. & my Orc doesn't struggle healing himself with restoration spells, in the beginning either. No matter what difficulty you play on, which for me is always legendary. The only downside I say to the Orcs is their vulnerable to magic early in game. I usually go to Volskygge at level 15 when it unlocks to get Volsungs mask, simply for the 20% better prices, the two other enchantments are good as well though. & it can be quite challenging, on legendary even with a follower. I usually take Marcurio along with me & when you do get to Volsung, he can one shot ice spear you to death. Which is why I buy a resist magic ring in Solitude before going to fight him, then it takes two shots. That's really the only time in game where I would like to have a breton for his resist magic bonus. 

      "Some consider my methods harsh, but playing the coddling nursemaid has never won a battle." - Captain Veleth

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    • Dunmer. You n'wahs!

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    • Best race                :  1.Dovahs

                                      2.Dwemers

                                      3.Ka Po tuns

      Best Playable Race :  Argonians, breath underwater plus having an extra arm(tail) to punch....                                  hell yeah

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    • Hbxn wrote:
      Best race                 :  1.Dovahs

                                    2.Dwemers

                                    3.Ka Po tuns

      Best Playable Race  : Argonians, breath underwater plus having an extra arm(tail) to punch....                                        hell yeah

      if Dovah were so badass why did they get their destroyed by the Nords and the Tsaesci?

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    • It will always be the Dunmer.

      The coolest culture, gods, country and volcano ever. Oh, and because of the Telvanni.

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    • Best Race? Orc


      HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

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    • Pink Slim wrote:
      Hbxn wrote:
      Best race                 :  1.Dovahs

                                  2.Dwemers

                                  3.Ka Po tuns

      Best Playable Race  : Argonians, breath underwater plus having an extra arm(tail) to punch....                                        hell yeah

      if Dovah were so badass why did they get their destroyed by the Nords and the Tsaesci?

      But how many Nords and Tsaecis have the Dovahs destroyed ?

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    • Alduin1996 wrote:
      My favourite race is the Elder Scrolls universe is the Khajit. This is because I am really good at sneaking around and killing the enemy before they see you is the best way to fight in my opinion.

      Yes.

      "Sometimes, discretion is the better part of the valor." - ?

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    • Gameplay wise: Breton, cannot be destroyed easily, if well made.

      Aesthetics wise, its a tie between all the races for guys, but Nord wins for chicks (it takes me the least effort to make a good looking nord chick, Imperial's not too hard, but some races take a very long time, Argonian chicks and Khajit chicks are a NO GO for me, too ugly.) If any of you're saying skyrim is no beauty contest, I agree, which is why I don't use female characters often, because my obsession with the perfection wastes up to 30 mins of my life. I'm a guy, by the way, so female characters I make must always look good.

      Lorewise: I am not taking sides for this. I am not too keen on feverent worship of gods, so I'm steering clear of Dunmer for this one. In fact, I'd say Dwemer cause they are so steampunk and scientific, bit you can't play as them, so I'll not say so.

      Although if argonians can be made snakier, I'd make some dragonscale and be a fake tsaesci (argonian vampire in dragonscale armor, except for headpiece.)

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    • 96.233.209.196 wrote: Best Race? Orc


      HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

      While I greatly respect the Orsimer's culture and honor, I tried playing as one and just couldn't get into it. I'll always be a fan of the Dunmer, who also have a rich culture and suit my style of Thief/Battlemage. IMO the best races are Dunmer, Orsimer and Nord. That's why even though I don't play as a Nord, I side with the Stormcloaks and worship Talos (among other deities both divines and daedra).

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    • 218.186.253.214 wrote:
      Gameplay wise: Breton, cannot be destroyed easily, if well made.

      Aesthetics wise, its a tie between all the races for guys, but Nord wins for chicks (it takes me the least effort to make a good looking nord chick, Imperial's not too hard, but some races take a very long time, Argonian chicks and Khajit chicks are a NO GO for me, too ugly.) If any of you're saying skyrim is no beauty contest, I agree, which is why I don't use female characters often, because my obsession with the perfection wastes up to 30 mins of my life. I'm a guy, by the way, so female characters I make must always look good.

      Lorewise: I am not taking sides for this. I am not too keen on feverent worship of gods, so I'm steering clear of Dunmer for this one. In fact, I'd say Dwemer cause they are so steampunk and scientific, bit you can't play as them, so I'll not say so.

      Although if argonians can be made snakier, I'd make some dragonscale and be a fake tsaesci (argonian vampire in dragonscale armor, except for headpiece.)

      My wife always thought that Bretons make much pretier woman. She claimed that Nord women have too hardened face for her taste. I guess she is a part French, so she is bound to like Bretons and she always plays as female characters.

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    • Bretons are highly overated. Their bonuses only good when facing magic useres in melee. Against none magic users on master they are just another imperial with a crappy bonus.

      Since archery owns everything, I like bosmers especially since on master poison dmg is painfull.

      But the best race is the redguard. Fast, great at melee, at archery, has a bit of magic. Sword and shield in light armor buffed with a flesh and a frost cloak spell, and pop stamina regen  to cut through armies alone.

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    • HumbleDaedricServant wrote:

      Alduin1996 wrote:
      My favourite race is the Elder Scrolls universe is the Khajit. This is because I am really good at sneaking around and killing the enemy before they see you is the best way to fight in my opinion.

      Yes.

      "Sometimes, discretion is the better part of the valor." - ?

      I'm good at sneaking too but sometimes the direct approach is necessary. That's why my choice is the Dunmer. They're good at stealth as well, but also adept at magic and in case you're caught and you run out of magicka, I've found that they are decent at one handed weapons too (at least mine is). I can go from stealth to long range (spells) to close range (dual wielding my Chillrend and Glass Sword of The Blaze) at the drop of a hat. Stealth is a large part of my game but mostly used to steal stuff.

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    • 94.27.131.153 wrote:
      Bretons are highly overated. Their bonuses only good when facing magic useres in melee. Against none magic users on master they are just another imperial with a crappy bonus.

      Since archery owns everything, I like bosmers especially since on master poison dmg is painfull.

      But the best race is the redguard. Fast, great at melee, at archery, has a bit of magic. Sword and shield in light armor buffed with a flesh and a frost cloak spell, and pop stamina regen  to cut through armies alone.

      That is why Bretons are best at defensive magic. Master Conjuration and Alteration, Keep a summoned thing by you at all times, like Dremora or two and support them with Paralysis spell. You can paralyse the target from afar and have your summoned creature finish them off. Don't forget about the help of mage armor spells as well, they can help you survive in close encounters.

      But really I prefer Imperials as Knights or Berserkers and Nords as Barbarians or Gladiators.

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    • Imperials are the best because £0T$ 0 M4N4Y$ and some other stuff too 

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    • Anything that doesn't end in -mer

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    • 213.245.12.205 wrote:
      Anything that doesn't end in -mer

      Like... Farmer? 

      There is no best race. Period. End of discussion.

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    • Nooooooords Arise ! Bordeciel est la terre des Nordiques !

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    • I'm all about Bretons, Orcs, Bosmer and Redguard.

      GUESS WHICH ESO FACTION I'LL BE FAVOURING. :P

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    • Natalie-gra-Canada wrote:

      GUESS WHICH ESO FACTION I'LL BE FAVOURING. :P

      The one that... uses caps the most?

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    • Natalie-gra-Canada wrote:
      I'm all about Bretons, Orcs, Bosmer and Redguard.

      GUESS WHICH ESO FACTION I'LL BE FAVOURING. :P

      You will be a Dagger! Daggerfall Covenant, judging from the fact, that they got most of your favorite races. When I finally get ESO, I will be a Nord, in Ebonheart Pact. I doubt I'll be able to get Imperial Edition, with an Imperial race. If I am lucky, I'll pre order and will be able to be a Nord anywhere, but money is thight these days for me.

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    • Yeah, Daggerfall Covenant, exactly. I'm kidding around about the fact that they put three of my four faves all in the same faction. It's actually a *little* annoying in that I'd love to play one character for each faction, but as is, it's going to be REALLY hard to choose who my Daggerfall character should be, and none of my favourites are in Ebonhart (I like Dunmer and Nords, just not *as much* as Orcs, Redguards, Bosmer and Bretons).

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    • Dark Elves are the best race in my opinion. Sneaky, Magic, Decent with Weapons and an awesome evil elf kind-of look. Definetly going Ebonheart in ESO. I just hope ill be as good at ESO as i am at Skyrim and Oblivion haha. Why dont you guys above just preorder your copy of ESO and play any race in any faction? Seems like the obvious option.

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    • I'm going to do a straw poll, but i can't do all th races into one category, so I'll do different ones each week starting with best Assassins, NOTE Assassins not Thieves or Rangers, Then I'll do best Warrior/Soldier, and the Best Mage, and finally the winner of each category will be in the final category determining the best race, I'll give you the link to the Assassin poll

      http://strawpoll.me/1844147

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    • 1. Altmer

      2. Dunmer

      3. Imperial

      4. Nord

      5. Khajiit

      6. Breton

      7. Redguard

      8. Argonian

      9. Bosmer

      10. Orc

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    • 1. Dunmer

      2. Orc

      3. Nord

      4. Khajiit

      5. Argonian

      6. Bosmer

      7. Breton

      8. Redguard

      9. Imperial

      10. Altmer

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    • 1. Breton

      2. Imperial

      3. Dunmer

      4. Nord

      5. Argonian

      6. Altmer

      7. Khajiit

      8. Orc

      9. Redguard

      10. Bosmer

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:
      1. Breton

      2. Imperial

      3. Dunmer

      4. Nord

      5. Argonian

      6. Altmer

      7. Khajiit

      8. Orc

      9. Redguard

      10. Bosmer

      PLEASE NOTE, I accidently put Dunmer on the list I was planning to have each race in one category and I was planning to Put Dunmer on the Mage category, so Dunmer is now off the list, sorry guys who liked them, you can vote for them when best Mage comes out next week

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    • 1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer

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    • Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer


      All the human races on top? Filthy elitist!

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer


      All the human races on top? Filthy elitist!

      Haha, my list is the beast races on top followed by one elf race, and then a human race, but that's my top 5, did you vote on the poll I did im just curious

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    • Chimafan321 wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer


      All the human races on top? Filthy elitist!
      Haha, my list is the beast races on top followed by one elf race, and then a human race, but that's my top 5, did you vote on the poll I did im just curious


      Yes, I voted Khajiit.

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    • And I see that Dunmer is the most popular, but here's my reasons for why they are not.

      The Khajiit has a higher starting stat in sneak, which is most important for an Assassin. Their ability to see in the dark is also more useful for stealth than the Dunmer's Ancestor guardian. The skill bonus to the cats are, in fact, more assassin oriented, as they have Sneak, One-handed, Alchemy and archery as main skills. The Dunmer are better for Nightblades, but not Assassins.

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer


      All the human races on top? Filthy elitist!

      I should say the same about you, you've put the most racist elf races on the top (first and second)

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    • Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      1. Nord

      2. Redguard

      3. Breton

      4. Imperial

      5. Orc

      6. Argonian

      7. Dunmer

      8. Khajiit

      9. Bosmer

      10. Altmer


      All the human races on top? Filthy elitist!
      I should say the same about you, you've put the most racist elf races on the top (first and second)


      You're the racist for calling Dunmer and Altmer racist. They're not more or less racist than the other races, you are judging the Altmer by the Thalmor and the Dunmer... Well, THEY are kinda racist, but they are still cool. You get to know them well.

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    • yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      And I see that Dunmer is the most popular, but here's my reasons for why they are not.

      The Khajiit has a higher starting stat in sneak, which is most important for an Assassin. Their ability to see in the dark is also more useful for stealth than the Dunmer's Ancestor guardian. The skill bonus to the cats are, in fact, more assassin oriented, as they have Sneak, One-handed, Alchemy and archery as main skills. The Dunmer are better for Nightblades, but not Assassins.

      I don't get why Dunmer, is winning, but I took 'em out of the competition for best Assassin's, because they're a better Pyromage ( Or just a Mage ) than an assassin, so I feel kinda stupid for putting them on there

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?

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    • Toralf Griffe-De-Glace
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace removed this reply because:
      because i want
      12:29, June 8, 2014
      This reply has been removed
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?

      Dunmers judge humans races as animals and Altmers want to exterminate all of human being because they aren't immortal ;) ! Then say me again that the other races are more or as racist as those damn elven ! The thalmor are like a nazi organisation. And I know every elder scrolls races as well as you don't worry

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    • Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?
      Dunmers judge humans races as animals and Altmers want to exterminate all of human being because they aren't immortal ;) ! Then say me again that the other races are more or as racist as those damn elven ! The thalmor are like a nazi organisation. And I know every elder scrolls races as well as you don't worry


      You're judging a race by a faction, that's like saying white people are racist because of the KKK, which is racist. All High Elves and Dunmer are NOT racist. Why do you even argue with me? I was just joking as you put only human races on top. And going back to something you said previously, "I should say the same about you"... Call me an Elven supremacist for putting Altmer and Dunmer on the top? I like them for different reasons, you know.

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?

      I was joking, :P

      When I speak like a retard, it usually indicates I am. :3

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?
      I was joking, :P

      When I speak like a retard, it usually indicates I am. :3


      I know, I was joking too :P

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    • Plot twist: I was joking about joking, thats how I really talk

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?
      Dunmers judge humans races as animals and Altmers want to exterminate all of human being because they aren't immortal ;) ! Then say me again that the other races are more or as racist as those damn elven ! The thalmor are like a nazi organisation. And I know every elder scrolls races as well as you don't worry

      You're judging a race by a faction, that's like saying white people are racist because of the KKK, which is racist. All High Elves and Dunmer are NOT racist. Why do you even argue with me? I was just joking as you put only human races on top. And going back to something you said previously, "I should say the same about you"... Call me an Elven supremacist for putting Altmer and Dunmer on the top? I like them for different reasons, you know.

      Filthy elitist, that's the thing I didn't liked. Not all of them are racist, but too many

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    • Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?
      Dunmers judge humans races as animals and Altmers want to exterminate all of human being because they aren't immortal ;) ! Then say me again that the other races are more or as racist as those damn elven ! The thalmor are like a nazi organisation. And I know every elder scrolls races as well as you don't worry

      You're judging a race by a faction, that's like saying white people are racist because of the KKK, which is racist. All High Elves and Dunmer are NOT racist. Why do you even argue with me? I was just joking as you put only human races on top. And going back to something you said previously, "I should say the same about you"... Call me an Elven supremacist for putting Altmer and Dunmer on the top? I like them for different reasons, you know.
      Filthy elitist, that's the thing I didn't liked. Not all of them are racist, but too many


      Ya know I was just joking when I said that?

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    • DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Toralf Griffe-De-Glace wrote:
      DivineTedrius wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      yer racist for being racist against racists, kris

      u meanie


      How am I racist against the racist?
      Dunmers judge humans races as animals and Altmers want to exterminate all of human being because they aren't immortal ;) ! Then say me again that the other races are more or as racist as those damn elven ! The thalmor are like a nazi organisation. And I know every elder scrolls races as well as you don't worry

      You're judging a race by a faction, that's like saying white people are racist because of the KKK, which is racist. All High Elves and Dunmer are NOT racist. Why do you even argue with me? I was just joking as you put only human races on top. And going back to something you said previously, "I should say the same about you"... Call me an Elven supremacist for putting Altmer and Dunmer on the top? I like them for different reasons, you know.
      Filthy elitist, that's the thing I didn't liked. Not all of them are racist, but too many

      Ya know I was just joking when I said that?

      No I didn't know, sorry dude, I think I've made a mistake of translation about the word filthy, I thought it was arrogant ;) I'm Belgian by the way so that's why I didn't understand, my mother language is french.

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    • I think Bretons are the best because you have the option to be a master mage, while also looking like a Nord.

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    • and magic resist, never forget about that 

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    • And, Bretons are awesome tanks, armor typicaly doesnt block magic, and with the Lord stone...

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    • and a legit way to get ALMOST immuntiy to magick 

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    • Breton is obviously overpowered.

      A full set of Daedric plate, all the heavy armor perks, smithed to legendary and dual enchanted.

      Plus "magic resist" 3/3, "atronach" perk, blessing of Mara and lord stone. Be a vampire and get flame resist boots (not like there's better stuff to go on boots). Practically nothing can damage you, especially with a restoration/destruction hybrid armor (resto to keep you kicking, destruction to bring yor enchantments to full potential and make them not deplete)

      Become a walking tank of death and destruction that is nigh unkillable (especially with a dual enchanted sword of Chaos and lifeleech, smithed to godlike stats, maybe even 2 such swords). All enemies will quiver at your approach!

      Breton is really very overwhelming. Of course, it is also the least fun to play, because being a godlike munchkin is not cool in any way.

      Which is why you play altmer warriors and nord mages...

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    • Remember kids, without Khajiit we wouldn´t have any TES pot so they are the best race IMO. Who doesn´t want or likes cats on the internet?

      Argonians would be second on my list. No need to explain. Badass reptilian appearance and so forth, not to mention the lore.

      Third are Bosmer. I love playing as an archer and the eat-your-deadliest enemy thing is also nice.

      Fourth would be a tie between Altmer and Breton. Both can reek absolute havoc with their magic. Bretons are hotter imo but the elitist attitude and the reassuring voices of the Thalmor crack me up every time.

      Fifth would be Imperials. I like the whole Rome touch they´ve got to them.

      Sixth would be Redguards. They are the characters i just can´t care about, even tho my very first char was a Redguard.

      Seventh are Orcs. They are just ugly IMO and i don´t like ppl with these strict honor codexes and such. Reminds me of religious sects. And i´m an aetheist and like corruption and scheeming more than honor.

      Eigth are Dunmer. I just can´t get the hype involving these Greyskins.

      Ninth and the race i hate most are Nords. I think there are waaaay too many of them. I just don´t like them. And hadn´t Jofre, the god of luck not screwed up big time they wouldn´t even be where they are now.

      Another addition would be Snowelfs. I like Gelebor and i like the Falmer. They would have taken 4th place on the list if they were a playable race. 

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    • Datadragon Odahviing wrote:
      Breton is obviously overpowered.

      A full set of Daedric plate, all the heavy armor perks, smithed to legendary and dual enchanted.

      Plus "magic resist" 3/3, "atronach" perk, blessing of Mara and lord stone. Be a vampire and get flame resist boots (not like there's better stuff to go on boots). Practically nothing can damage you, especially with a restoration/destruction hybrid armor (resto to keep you kicking, destruction to bring yor enchantments to full potential and make them not deplete)

      Become a walking tank of death and destruction that is nigh unkillable (especially with a dual enchanted sword of Chaos and lifeleech, smithed to godlike stats, maybe even 2 such swords). All enemies will quiver at your approach!

      Breton is really very overwhelming. Of course, it is also the least fun to play, because being a godlike munchkin is not cool in any way.

      Which is why you play altmer warriors and nord mages...

      • Clears throat*

      As a vampire, you wouldn't be overpowered because you can't regen Magicka without potions.. And yes, anything BUT magic can hurt you. And atleast more than 2/3rds of your enemies use weapons instead of magic. You are forgetting that Bretons are human and can die from fall damage, poison, traps, etc. So no, they are about as equal as any other race in the game.

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:
      • Clears throat*

      As a vampire, you wouldn't be overpowered because you can't regen Magicka without potions.. And yes, anything BUT magic can hurt you. And atleast more than 2/3rds of your enemies use weapons instead of magic. You are forgetting that Bretons are human and can die from fall damage, poison, traps, etc. So no, they are about as equal as any other race in the game.

      I can prove the first point wrong easily, recovery proves it wrong, there are equips to prevent magicka from not regenerating. I already addressed the second point by saying "get some armor" and the last point, well, anyone can die from anything, including magic. All characters are weak in the beginning, but a breton does not have to waste valuable enchantment slots for useless things like "magic resist", which is another huge advantage (plus it can be used instead for better things like "fortify one handed" or "fortify destruction").

      Skyrim is obviously not balanced or equal, its impossible to prove otherwise (Unless you modded the game for "balance". Not sure why would you do that, but that changes the equation). There are all the more difficult to kill people with resists and stuff, then there are useless races like imperials who find more cash (which is pointless, since nobody uses cash anyway, plus cash is like so easy to find).

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    • But, they aren't overpowered. In game, as a Breton who's magic skills are all to 100, as well as heavy armor, they are in no way OP. I modded my Skyrim as well, but not for balance. It is obvious that the game isn't fair/balanced, but any race could be just was "op" as a breton with the right skills.

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    • Personally, I like both the Dark Elves and the Nords.

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    • Personally i think Redguard Got Majorly Nerfed in Skyrim and so did Breton and then altimer got some huge buffs like no weakness to magic, a greater power, Etc therefore i find altimer a great character in skyrim as well as khajitt and agronian as always

      -Dunmer Will Always Remain a Crappy Race

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    • Datadragon Odahviing wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      • Clears throat*

      As a vampire, you wouldn't be overpowered because you can't regen Magicka without potions.. And yes, anything BUT magic can hurt you. And atleast more than 2/3rds of your enemies use weapons instead of magic. You are forgetting that Bretons are human and can die from fall damage, poison, traps, etc. So no, they are about as equal as any other race in the game.

      I can prove the first point wrong easily, recovery proves it wrong, there are equips to prevent magicka from not regenerating. I already addressed the second point by saying "get some armor" and the last point, well, anyone can die from anything, including magic. All characters are weak in the beginning, but a breton does not have to waste valuable enchantment slots for useless things like "magic resist", which is another huge advantage (plus it can be used instead for better things like "fortify one handed" or "fortify destruction").

      Skyrim is obviously not balanced or equal, its impossible to prove otherwise (Unless you modded the game for "balance". Not sure why would you do that, but that changes the equation). There are all the more difficult to kill people with resists and stuff, then there are useless races like imperials who find more cash (which is pointless, since nobody uses cash anyway, plus cash is like so easy to find).

      That is the Stupidest Thing I have ever heard

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    • No point in me flogging a dead horse, because all you RPers will not push the character to the maximum for the sake of it. The extra magicka from an altmer, for example, is only an early game leg up. What you really want is a late game leg up, which is basically resists and passives.

      I can easily create a list of rationales to explain a lot of things, but that would be longer than this thread, so I only picked out the simplest arguments that people can read and understand without much in depth prying.

      Really, if I presented my arguments in pure logic, with example and explanation, I'm sure they will be much easier to understand. Of course, you must be willing to read it.

      I won't criticize people's innate desire to RP or create a "fun" build, but every min maxer knows magic resist is of great importance. Just sayin. Plus everyone who uses Skyre or something similar, you are not allowed to comment on balance after the mod installation, because you changed it. Simple

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    • There is very little enjoyment to be had in using exploits and whatnot to make a character ridiculously powerful. The game is a lot more fun if you simply play it, not try to break it.

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    • I've played Redguard and Imperial for Oblivion, and only a Nord on Skyrim.  All of the races have their own perks and bonuses, you just need to change your play style to match them

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    • Datadragon Odahviing wrote:
      No point in me flogging a dead horse, because all you RPers will not push the character to the maximum for the sake of it. The extra magicka from an altmer, for example, is only an early game leg up. What you really want is a late game leg up, which is basically resists and passives.

      I can easily create a list of rationales to explain a lot of things, but that would be longer than this thread, so I only picked out the simplest arguments that people can read and understand without much in depth prying.

      Really, if I presented my arguments in pure logic, with example and explanation, I'm sure they will be much easier to understand. Of course, you must be willing to read it.

      I won't criticize people's innate desire to RP or create a "fun" build, but every min maxer knows magic resist is of great importance. Just sayin. Plus everyone who uses Skyre or something similar, you are not allowed to comment on balance after the mod installation, because you changed it. Simple

      I Understand what you are trying to get at and I agree in someways yet breton is surely not unbalanced or in everyway better in skyrim. 25% Magic Resistance is not too much unless combined which would take many slots and you could do similar with another character.

      On the other hand, In Oblivion the characters seem far from balanced. Even though the all share a stat total this may prove you right in Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion

      Nord: 50% Frost Resist (Perm) Vs Breton: 50% Magic Resist (Perm)

      Nord: 30% Shield Vs Breton: 50% Sheild

      Nord: 50 Frost Damage Vs Breton 50 Magic (Permanent)


      This Actually can bring you down to making a list like I have of best races (I Have Beaten the Game and at least 1 guild as every race) 

      1. Redguard

      2. Breton

      3. Khajiit

      4. Imperial/Agronian

      5. Altimer

      6: Orc

      7: Dunmer

      8: Nord

      9: Bosmer


      However in skyrim its more like this

      1 Altimer/Khajiit/Breton/Orc/Bosmer

      2: Agronian/Imperial/Nord

      3 Dunmer/Redguard



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    • Again, there are no best races. It's all about personal preference. I could easily debate for a list with Bosmer and Nord at the top and Redguard at the bottom.

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    • Why would nord be on the top he literally is in everyway worse than breton (Unless you think 50 Frost once a day is better than 50Mp)

      30% Sheild Vs 50% Sheild <-

      50% Frost Resist   Vs 50% Magic Resist <-

      50 Frost Once a day Vs 50Mp <- (Only Possible Competition still going with breton for sure)

      Same Stat Total On Both [Tie]

      Same Skill Total On Both [Tie]

      This Is Why Nord Could Never Be On top in oblivion as although not the worst is 100% impossible to be the best if you look at it logically.

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    • Anybody Who Thinks Nord Could Ever Be On Top Has Their Own Opinion but Stat wise you are wrong

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    • Melonhead101 wrote:
      Why would nord be on the top he literally is in everyway worse than breton (Unless you think 50 Frost once a day is better than 50Mp)

      30% Sheild Vs 50% Sheild <-

      50% Frost Resist   Vs 50% Magic Resist <-

      50 Frost Once a day Vs 50Mp <- (Only Possible Competition still going with breton for sure)

      Same Stat Total On Both [Tie]

      Same Skill Total On Both [Tie]

      This Is Why Nord Could Never Be On top in oblivion as although not the worst is 100% impossible to be the best if you look at it logically.

      I think Goldflame meant for Skyrim, not Oblivion.

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    • Ok but thats what i mentioned earlier


      He should have been reading more observantly

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    • Melonhead101 wrote:

      He should have been reading more observantly

      I'm sorry, but I do believe this is the Skyrim board.

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    • i thik that the khajit is a good race for biginers its good for stealing and its a good night viuer so it'l be ( by my opinion ) the best race to start with ...

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    • The best race in the game is HahnDragoner523.

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    • HahnDragoner523 wrote:
      The best race in the game is HahnDragoner523.

      Lol, cool guy...

      But as best as Datadragons

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    • Oh, yes. Datadragons. Strongest Dragons in the game. Not even Bend Will works on them.

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    • Heh, does the German soccer team count as a race as a whole?

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:
      Heh, does the German soccer team count as a race as a whole?

      Well, the german soccer team is "German"... :D

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    • Datadragon Odahviing wrote:
      Miraak Obama wrote:
      Heh, does the German soccer team count as a race as a whole?
      Well, the german soccer team is "German"... :D

      They're like another superior breed of germans. I bet they were genetically constructed in a lab in the heart of Berlin, and made soccer the only thing they do for the rest of their life.

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    • Miraak Obama wrote:

      They're like another superior breed of germans. I bet they were genetically constructed in a lab in the heart of Berlin, and made soccer the only thing they do for the rest of their life.

      The leftovers of A.Hitler's supersoldier project, pinnacle of eugenics...

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    • This forum got off topic fast.

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    • I like the Maormer, or, "Sea Elves" I mean, their navy uses sea serpents for pete's sake!

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    • but they no playable in Skyreem...

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    • title should be "favorite"


      anyways


      Khajiit


      im just that sneaky guy

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