What race did you pick in Skyrim?

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#1 Posted by Pitbulllova (798 posts) -
I picked a dark elf in both skyrim and oblivion. They seem very cool to me and habe great balanced skills in the things i loke, like light armoir, 1 handed sword, and DESTRUCTION magic!! What about you guys? I am curious. The reason i didnt make a poll was causee there Are so many races in the game.
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#2 Posted by strategyfn (432 posts) -

I always pick Breton because they are the most human looking, and I model the character after myself. Plus Bretons seem pretty balanced.

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#3 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (21117 posts) -
Imperial male spellsword and Nord female assassin
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#4 Posted by Jackc8 (8515 posts) -

I played as a Breton because they're human. And the Nords were kind of ugly :P I just can't relate to playing as some weird alien race. The specific abilities of each race didn't make any difference anyway as once you leveled up a few times that stuff was meaningless.

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#5 Posted by SoNin360 (6762 posts) -
This was my first Elder Scrolls game, and I went with a Redguard. I just wanted to be a black guy I guess.
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#6 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Nord.

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#7 Posted by thedarklinglord (904 posts) -
I just started playing and, for reasons that now escape me, I went with Argonian. And I'm kinda regretting it. I suspect the underwater breathing won't be all that useful, and I find I'm enjoying magic and bows more than melee combat. So I probably would've done better choosing a High or Dark Elf. I'm just not sure if I really want to start over...
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#8 Posted by Treflis (13430 posts) -
Nord, Mainly cause they're based on Skandinavians, which I happen to be. But It doesn't mean I'm restricted to just that race, I just lean more towards them..or the Orcs.
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#9 Posted by Ish_basic (4799 posts) -

I admit to being speciest with my fantasy games:P. I pretty much never play anything that isn't human-like. Sometimes I'll play an elf, but not in TES as the elves are all very alien looking. So i play Breton, Redguard, Nord and Imperial exclusively. Also, any modded races that are human like (the Temptress, for example), i'll play. Overall, the Breton is kinda hard to resist because its racial perk is just extremely useful for every kind of build. I don't really care for the overly poutty cheeks on the females, though.

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#10 Posted by almasdeathchild (8922 posts) -

as of recent nords.

but i'm normally an aragonian

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#11 Posted by MeRc_10 (41 posts) -

My First character in Skyrim was a High Elf. Second one was a Argonian.

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#12 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Breton thief/hunter :D

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#13 Posted by Lord_Nas3k (1492 posts) -

Dunmer master race reporting in.

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#14 Posted by Reptylus (1875 posts) -

The specific abilities of each race didn't make any difference anyway as once you leveled up a few times that stuff was meaningless.

Jackc8
Oh yeah? Than let's do a diving contest. Whoever survives longer underwater wins. You guessed right, my race - or rather species - is the Argonian.
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#15 Posted by Archangel3371 (24131 posts) -
I went with a male Nord warrior.
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#16 Posted by Alchemist3001 (120 posts) -

Wood Elf Assassin.

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#17 Posted by puddinghead101 (190 posts) -

I went with Argonian and while the underwater breathing thing is nothing special the hitskin ability is quite useful. Generally any class can be made into whatever you want so its not that important what you start as.

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#18 Posted by Thefatness16 (4673 posts) -

Male Redguard since Morrowind.

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#19 Posted by Justforvisit (2660 posts) -

For my first playthrough I always pick the corresponding race for the region, so in Morrowind it was a Dark Elf, in Oblivion a Imperial and in Skyrim a Nord.

Man, I had a pretty hard time to decide what I want to be in Arena though and ended up there with a Dark Elf Spellblade.

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#20 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
I went with a male Nord warrior.Archangel3371
Same. Dat 50% frost resistance.
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#21 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Nord.

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#22 Posted by SoNin360 (6762 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jackc8"]

The specific abilities of each race didn't make any difference anyway as once you leveled up a few times that stuff was meaningless.

Reptylus
Oh yeah? Than let's do a diving contest. Whoever survives longer underwater wins. You guessed right, my race - or rather species - is the Argonian.

I'd just slap on my enchanted waterbreathing ring and be good :P I think most of the race bonuses are insignificant after a while, but I don't know them all off the top of my head.
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#23 Posted by jcopp72 (5370 posts) -
Dark Elf in Skyrim, I was a Breton in Oblivion.
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#24 Posted by sukraj (27604 posts) -

Nord.

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#25 Posted by Bluski (322 posts) -
Redguard battlemage vampire lord, Dark Elf illusion/conjuration/bound bow assassin, and Orc Restoration/Alteration/Paladin werewolf. Each have different playstyles but dark elf is my main because it's the most fun. Go invisible cast two dremora lords and throw in fury and just watch them fight my battles.
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#26 Posted by Ish_basic (4799 posts) -

[QUOTE="Reptylus"][QUOTE="Jackc8"]

The specific abilities of each race didn't make any difference anyway as once you leveled up a few times that stuff was meaningless.

SoNin360

Oh yeah? Than let's do a diving contest. Whoever survives longer underwater wins. You guessed right, my race - or rather species - is the Argonian.

I'd just slap on my enchanted waterbreathing ring and be good :P I think most of the race bonuses are insignificant after a while, but I don't know them all off the top of my head.

Generally the racial bonuses are pretty useless, which is why there's more than one mod out there that revamps them. However, the Breton's 25% magic resistance is extremely useful... and then there's the punchcat.

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#27 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
Nord.