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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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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
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 October 2021
    Version History
  • 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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