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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 (????) 25-01-2020 / 02:28 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

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Wood Elf (Bosmer)

The clanfolk of the Western Valenwood forests, also known as "Bosmer". Wood elves make good scouts and thieves, and there are no finer archers in all of Tamriel. They have natural resistances to both poisons and diseases. They can Command Animals to fight for them.

Stat Boosts
Archery +10
Alchemy +5
Light Armor +5
Lockpicking +5
Pickpocket +5
Sneak +5
Racial Abilities Notes
Resist Disease & Poison 50% resistance to poison and disease.
Command Animal Make an animal an ally for 60 seconds
Starting Spells Notes
Flames Destruction
Healing Restoration

Hailing from the forests of Valenwood, these cannibalistic elves are renown for their skill at archery. Unfortunately for the Empire, they were defeated by the Altmer, and the two races now form the core of the Aldmeri Dominion. Needless to say, any Bosmer in Skyrim will likely be viewed with a touch of suspicion, if not outright hostility.

As you’d expect from nature-loving cannibals, Bosmer are unusually resistant to diseases and poison… neither of which are great boons, as discussed earlier. To recap, however, few things will poison you, and diseases can be cured for free at any shrine. Their Charm Animal ability is much like the Nord’s Battle Cry or the Imperials’ Voice of the Emperor, save it makes nearby animals your ally and works even on high-level animals. Still, unless you need to break off an attack, its usefulness is somewhat limited. Unless, you know, you plan to go find a bear, charm it, then find something for it to kill in sixty seconds.

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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