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This page details a brief overview of the Argonian race in Skyrim, including the default stat boosts for the race, special abilities, and a breakdown of how useful those abilities actually are.

The Argonian Race, Skyrim.

Argonian Race Abilities Overview

Default Stat Boosts

Special Race Abilities

Special Ability Effect
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 jewellery that provides an identical effect. The Histskin ability is nice to have, but is also easily emulated to greater effect with other health regeneration spells. 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.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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