A female Altmer as seen in Morrowind

For other uses, see Altmer.

Altmer, also known as High Elves, are one of ten playable races in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Altmer are best recognizable by their height and golden skin.


The Altmer, also known as high elves, inhabit the Summerset Isles and consider themselves to be the most civilized culture in Tamriel. The common tongue of the empire is based on Altmer speech and writing. The Altmer are also extremely proficient with magic, eclipsing all other races in their magicka reserves.

Character CreationEdit


Attributes Male Female
Agility 40 40
Endurance 40 30
Intelligence 50 50
Luck 40 40
Personality 40 40
Speed 30 40
Strength 30 30
Willpower 40 40

Skill BonusesEdit

Skill Modifier
Alchemy +10
Alteration +5
Conjuration +5
Destruction +10
Enchant +10
Illusion +5


Preferred play styleEdit

Altmer tend to be particularly adept offensive mages, primarily concentrating on destruction spells. However, the Altmer will experience quite a significant weakness to Destruction magic in the beginning, which may make gameplay harder against others who use magical attacks. Focusing on more defensive schools of magic, like Alteration, can help alleviate this over time however.

Notable AltmerEdit

The following is a list of notable Altmer in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

See alsoEdit


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