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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:05 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 28-03-2020 / 17:57 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

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This reptilian race, well-suited for the treacherous swamps of their Black Marsh homeland, has developed a natural resistance to diseases and the ability to breath underwater. They can call upon the Histskin to regenerate health very quickly.

Stat Boosts
Lockpicking +10
Alteration +5
Light Armor +5
Pickpocket +5
Restoration +5
Sneak +5
Racial Abilities Notes
Histskin Recover health 10x faster for 60 secs.
Resist Disease Your blood is 50% resistant to disease.
Waterbreathing Your can breath underwater.

Argonians hail from Black Marsh, a harsh land that has forced them to develop resistances to the many diseases found in such environs… not to mention a penchant for guerrilla warfare. They also have the ability to breath underwater, and can regenerate health quickly for a short duration thanks to their Histskin ability.

Sadly, all of their abilities are easily emulated, and hence not very impressive. Diseases can be annoying, but they can also be cured at any of the numerous shrines that litter Skyrim for absolutely no cost. Breathing underwater is no more of a boon, as it’s rarely useful and can be replicated with enchanted jewelry that provides an identical effect. The Histskin ability is nice, but it too is little more than a free regeneration spell. In the long run, you’re better off just making armor that removes the Magicka cost of Restoration spells and using the plentiful, free healing you’ll get that way… or just craft a potion of regeneration.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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