For this race in other games, see Imperial.

Imperials are a playable race in The Elder Scrolls Online. They are available as part of an exclusive collection of digital content included with the Imperial Edition of the game. Unaligned outcasts of their own province of Cyrodiil, rogue Imperials have joined the Ebonheart Pact, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Aldmeri Dominion, after breaking away from their Daedra worshipping leaders.[1][2]

Imperials have a unique racial skill line and the automatic ability to cosmetically craft items into the Imperial style, in particular armor and weapons.[2][3]

Passive Racial Abilities

Shield Affinity
Shield Affinity - Increases experience gain with One-Handed and Shield Skill Line by 15%
Tough - Increases Max Health by __%
Rank 1: 4% (Unlocked at Imperial Level 5)
Rank 2: 8% (Unlocked at Tough Rank I)
Rank 3: 12% (Unlocked at Tough Rank II)
Conditioning - Increases Max Stamina by __%
Rank 1: 4%  (Unlocked at Imperial Level 10)
Rank 2: 7% (Unlocked at Conditioning Rank I)
Rank 3: 10% (Unlocked at Conditioning Rank II)
Red Diamondskill
Red Diamond - Melee attacks have a 10% chance to restore __ Health
Rank 1: 2 (Unlocked at Imperial Level 25)
Rank 2: 4 (Unlocked at Red Diamond Rank I)
Rank 3: 6 (Unlocked at Red Diamond Rank II)




  1. January 29, 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online Pre-Order ESO Now
  2. 2.0 2.1 January 31, 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Variety Pack 12
  3. January 31, 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online Unboxing the Imperial Edition

Start a Discussion Discussions about Imperial (Online)

  • Imperial female body model

    2 messages
    • I personally don't have the ability to play as an Imperial on ESO, but I've noticed that every female race (not so sure about males) ...
    • I haven't noticed it yet but many players don't go threw hours to perfect the design either. There players that do and those t...
  • What faction best suites an imperial player on ESO?

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    • cmon dominions not that bad =] plus we know who runs the empire in the forth era
    • The best would be the Daggerfall Covenant. Covenant supports the restoration of an Empire with "Reman" style values. The Dominion...
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