Skyrim skills and race guide

Skyrim race and skills guide
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is finally out after years in the making.
We’ve got a full list of skills and races available to help pick the right character for you and level up effectively.

Skills

You get one point per level, but must have the required skill level to pick a perk. For example you’ll only be able to advance your lockpicking if you’ve picked enough locks and your lockpicking has actually increased.
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Races

Race Abilities/Powers Skill Bonuses
Altmer
(High Elves)
  • +50 Magicka
  • Power: Highborn
  • +10 Illusion
  • +5 Alteration, Conjuration,
    Destruction, Enchanting,
    Restoration
Argonian
  • Resist Disease 50%
  • Waterbreathing
  • Power: Histskin
  • +10 Lockpicking
  • +5 Alteration, Light Armor,
    Pickpocket, Restoration, Sneak
Bosmer
(Wood Elves)
  • Resist Poison 50%
  • Resist Disease 50%
  • Power: Command Animal
  • +10 Archery
  • +5 Alchemy, Light Armor,
    Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Sneak
Breton
  • Resist Magic 25%
  • Power: Dragonskin
  • +10 Conjuration
  • +5 Alchemy, Alteration,
    Illusion, Restoration, Speech
Dunmer
(Dark Elves)
  • Resist Fire 50%
  • Power: Ancestor’s Wrath
  • +10 Destruction
  • +5 Alchemy, Alteration,
    Illusion, Light Armor, Sneak
Imperial
  • Imperial Luck
  • Power: Voice of the Emperor
  • +10 Restoration
  • +5 Block, Destruction,
    Enchanting, Heavy Armor,
    One-handed
Khajiit
  • Claw Attacks
  • Power: Eye of Night
  • +10 Sneak
  • +5 Alchemy, Archery,
    Lockpicking, Pickpocket,
    One-handed
Nord
  • Resist Frost 50%
  • Power: Battlecry
  • +10 Two-handed
  • +5 Block, Light Armor,
    One-handed, Smithing,
    Speech
Orc
(Orsimer)
  • Power: Berserk
  • +10 Heavy Armor
  • +5 Block, Enchanting,
    One-handed, Smithing,
    Two-handed
Redguard
  • Resist Poison 50%
  • Power: Adrenaline Rush
  • +10 One-handed
  • +5 Alteration, Archery,
    Block, Destruction,
    Smithing

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