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

The Redguard Race, Skyrim.

Redguard Race Abilities Overview

Default Stat Boosts

Stat Value
One-handed +10
Alteration +5
Archery +5
Block +5
Destruction +5
Smithing +5

Special Race Abilities

Special Ability Effect
Adrenaline Rush Stamina regenerates 10x faster for 60 seconds.
Resist Poison Your Redguard blood gives you 50% resistance to poison.

In terms of lore, the Redguards are renowned as some of the greatest warriors, and as their home province of Hammerfell neighbors that of Skyrim, they’re bound to be interested in the outcome of the civil war there. They’re a hardy folk who know how to handle themselves in combat situations.

Lore aside, however, how do their abilities stack up? Well, Resist Poison isn’t terribly impressive, mostly because you’ll rarely ever have to deal with poison - Frostbite Spiders and Charus are among the few foes that will poison you. As for Adrenaline Rush, boosting your Stamina regeneration for sixty seconds isn’t bad, especially when you want to spam a lot of heavy attacks. However, for a warrior build, the Orc’s Berserker Rage is arguably better when it comes to inflicting a lot of damage in a short amount of time.


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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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