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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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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
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 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 used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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