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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 (????) 26-01-2020 / 08:25 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

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Citizens of Skyrim, they are a tall and fair-haired people. Strong and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold and their talent as warriors. They can use a Battlecry to make opponents flee.

Stat Boosts
Two-Handed +10
Block +5
Light Armor +5
One-Handed +5
Smithing +5
Speech +5
Racial Abilities Notes
Battle Cry Target flees for 30 seconds.
Resist Frost Your Nord blood gives you 50% resistance to Frost.

As a true son or daughter of Skyrim, few character races make more sense to play than the Nord. The large conflicts of the game, both racial, political, and religious center around external forces challenging venerated and deeply ingrained Nordic traditions.

It’s a fortunate thing, then, that the Nord comes with some decent racial abilities. Their Battle Cry is the uncivilized answer to the Imperial’s Voice of the Emperor, causing fear (even against high level NPCs!) to all who hear it. Of course, this is a double-edged sword, as it’ll also annoy nearby allies, and could land you in trouble with the guards - or turning allies hostile. Use with caution.

Their Resist Frost ability, on the other hand, isn’t a mixed bag. It’s just a brute 50% resistance to the most common element in the game. Fire Resistance was good for the Dunmer, and this ability is even better… although still not quite as good as what the Breton brings to the table.

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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