Main article: Race

The following are a list of playable races in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, including the racial advantages provided. Descriptions listed are those listed in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall User's Guide.[1] Note, too, that Character Class choice (see Classes (Daggerfall) for more information) will also affect the skills.

There are a total of eight (8) playable races in Daggerfall, as follows:


"The tall, golden-skinned High Elves are easily equal to the Bretons in sorcerous ability due to their high Intelligence, force of will, and agility. They are more susceptible to spells than the people of High Rock, but by their nature are more completely immune to paralysation."

Altmer MalesEdit

Altmer FemalesEdit


"The strange reptilian people of Black Marsh seem equally comfortable in the water - surely no other race of Tamriel can swim faster or longer than Argonians. An intelligent, quick-footed, and agile people, Argonians often train in magery and thievery"

Argonian MalesEdit

Argonian FemalesEdit


"The finest archers in Tamriel, the Wood Elves of Valenwood are nimble and as quick as the wind. Because of the curious natures and natural agility, Wood Elves often become thieves"

Bosmer MalesEdit

Bosmer FemalesEdit

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"Highly intelligent and willful, the Bretons have a natural bond with the forces of magicka. Many great sorcerers have come out of High Rock, and even the humblest Breton can boast a high resistance to the destructive powers of magicka."

Breton MalesEdit

Breton FemalesEdit

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"The dusky, fire-eyed Dark Elves of Morrowind are a strong, intelligent, and quick-footed people. They are legendary sorcerors and warriors, with a prowess with sword and bow rivalling that of the Redguards and Wood Elves."

Dunmer MalesEdit

Dunmer FemalesEdit


"Descended from the great cats of the desert, the Khajiit are an agile, intelligent, and hardy people. Some chose to decorate their faces in the style of their feline ancestors, and most all, given their inclination, make excellent thieves due to their Climbing abilities."

Khajiit MalesEdit

Khajiit FemalesEdit


"The citizens of Skyrim are a tall and fair-haired people. Strong, willful, and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold, even magical frost, and are known for their prowess as warriors."

Nord MalesEdit

Nord FemalesEdit


"The most naturally talented warriors in Tamriel, the dark Redguards of Hammerfell seem to have been created for battle. In addition to their affinity for weaponry, Redguards are blessed with hardy constitutions and quickness of foot."

Redguard Male (Daggerfall)

A Redguard in Daggerfall

Redguard MalesEdit

Redguard FemalesEdit

Unplayable racesEdit

The following races appear in the game but remain unplayable:


Start a Discussion Discussions about Races (Daggerfall)

  • What race are you most like irl?

    207 messages
    • imperial:i have a latin name and im from south america nord:im very tall and my skin is very pale  breton:im intelligent and my face matc...
    • I'm like a Nord
  • What should I know before getting Daggerfall?

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    • Theguildrecruit wrote:that means the eternal champion and the agent are the sme person which some cant handle Oh. =T Maybe, maybe not. 
    • its got a very steep learning curve and you will struggle especially when starting off. High elves are in my opinon are the best race as they ...
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