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

Khajiit Oblivion

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

Main article: Character Creation (Oblivion)


Attributes Male Female
Agility +10 +10
Endurance -10 +0
Intelligence +0 +0
Luck +0 +0
Personality +0 +0
Speed +0 +0
Strength +0 -10
Willpower -10 -10

Skill bonuses

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

Special abilities


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.


Hand to Hand benefits

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

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

See also


External links

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+