For other uses, see Khajiit.
"Hailing from the province of Elsweyr, they are intelligent, quick, and agile. They make excellent thieves due to their natural agility and unmatched acrobatics skill. All Khajiit can see in the dark."
―In-game description[src]

Khajiit are one of the humanoid races which inhabit the continent of Tamriel, primarily their home province of Elsweyr. The Khajiit found in Cyrodiil are mainly Cathay. Many of these Khajiit disdain weapons in favor of their claws.

Unmatched by any other race in acrobatic ability and agility, Khajiit excel at stealth classes such as the Thief, Acrobat, or Monk.

Culture and traits[edit | edit source]

A Khajiiti female, adorned in ebony armor.

The Cathay Khajiit found across Cyrodiil make good warriors, but they excel primarily in stealth. In addition to their natural agility, Khajiit have the benefit of night vision. These skills, combined with the general tendency of humans and mer to look down on them as "beasts," leads many Khajiit outside of their home province to become bandits or professional thieves and assassins.

Character creation[edit | edit source]

Main article: Character Creation (Oblivion)

Attributes[edit | edit source]

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

Skill bonuses[edit | edit source]

Skill Modifier
Acrobatics +10
Athletics +5
Blade +5
Hand-to-Hand +10
Light Armor +5
Security +5
Sneak +5

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Usage[edit | edit source]

Proficient with sneaking and unarmed combat, Khajiit perform best in close-range stealth situations. Their Night-Eye ability allows them to see in dim illumination, augmenting their inclination toward stealth tactics. Their stunted Willpower and lack of proficiency in magic skills makes them ineffective mages. The willpower weakness can however be offset by choosing the birthsign of The Lady. Demoralize from the school of Illusion works well for Khajiit. Because Khajiit function best when undetected, demoralize causes foes to flee, giving Khajiit the opportunity to play to their advantages when they can no longer rely on stealth. But even when all hope for stealth is lost, the Khajiit still perform fairly well in combat, with their agility decreasing the chances of being staggered, increasing the damage they deal with bows and their proficiency with blades and light armor serving them well in a fight.

Birthsigns[edit | edit source]

Hand to Hand benefits[edit | edit source]

Much like Argonians, Khajiit can have incredibly high Hand to Hand (85–100) skill at very low levels (1–2) through use of certain acquirable items, racial bonuses, vampirism, and taking it as a major skill.

Notable Khajiit[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of Khajiit in Oblivion, see Category:Oblivion: Khajiit.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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