For other uses, see Nord.
"Citizens of Skyrim, they are tall and fair-haired people. Strong and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold. They are highly talented warriors."
―In-game description[src]

Nords are a playable race for the Hero of Kvatch in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Originally hailing from the province of Skyrim, they are a tall and fair-haired people. Strong and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold. They are highly talented warriors.

Character creation[edit | edit source]

Main article: Character Creation (Oblivion)

Attribute modifiers[edit | edit source]

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

Skill bonuses[edit | edit source]

Skill Modifier
Armorer +5
Blade +10
Block +5
Blunt +10
Heavy Armor +10
Restoration +5

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Usage[edit | edit source]

Nords have great attributes and skill bonuses for a pure close-quarters fighter. Nords are a great race for beginner players.

Crusader[edit | edit source]

Nords are very well-suited for the Crusader class due to their natural skill in Blade, Blunt, Heavy Armor and Restoration. Their lack of a high Willpower can easily be overcome by choosing the Lady birthsign, which will also boost their already high Endurance at the same time.

Knight[edit | edit source]

Playing as a Knight as Nord is a possibility, but can prove quite challenging in earlier stages of your playthrough, due to a low Speechcraft and Illusion skills, a low Personality attribute and a smaller magicka pool.

Woad[edit | edit source]

This once a day power goes a long way in helping to fight off bosses.

Drawbacks[edit | edit source]

Woad is not nearly as useful as Adrenaline Rush or Berserk for killing bosses.

Possible Birthsigns[edit | edit source]

The Warrior[edit | edit source]

Use this birthsign and choose Strength and Endurance as the main attributes in a custom class to start the game with tons of health and fatigue.

The Lady[edit | edit source]

Concerned with Willpower, choose the Lady. This grants a Nord character with boosts to magicka and health.

External links[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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