The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Race

Race

Basics of Race

All of the races from the previous Elder Scrolls games are back in Skyrim, although they’ve thankfully been tweaked to balance them out better. Now more than ever before, it doesn’t matter what race you play. They all have their perks, and none have any crippling negative aspects so damning that the race is all but useless.

That said, all the races are not equal, some are better than others in terms of objective gameplay. Again, this character creation section is devoted to power-gaming, so the races will be ultimately be judged on their gameplay merits.