Best Races in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

The Top Ten
1 Nord

Being a tall muscular blonde haired blued eyed man, I find I more closely relate to them, so it's easier for role playing. Not to mention, but I do also enjoy khajiit, Breton, dark elf, redguard, Orc, and wood elf.

Being a Nord is cool,but never join Stormcloaks, if you played the game pretty well and knows the lore, you will find out that Imperial Legion is the better side, especially for an united Tamriel, for the future of Tamriel.Or else the High elves will again dominate over humans.

Nords are the best. I think khajiit actually suck, they're powers and abilities are useless and I think playing as a thief/assassin is kinda boring

2 Khajiit

Khajiit are literally the best race. They start out with the highest thief skills like sneak, pickpocket, and lockpicking and also have high one handed armour. And plus, they just looks badass. I mean, who doesn't want to be an awesome warrior cat?

Nothing describes "fury" better than a Khajiit racing around the battlefield, faster than the enemy can swing, and nothing brings terror more than a Khajiit's fangs speeding from the dark towards you!

There's just something so awesome about being a 6ft talking (excuse my racism) cat, which has the best accent ever!
To bad guards are racist towards Khajiits! I've probably got bounties simply because I punched a guard after he called me a "Cat".

3 Orc

The Orsimer are a proud race of mer that totally are awesome and should be #1 because they are the best warriors of Tamriel by far. They are uniquely gifted in combat unlike all the other mer races and make for a good aesthetic character when choosing between stormcloaks or imperials. It's so fun to pretend to be a barbarian since that's what skyrim is all about. Magic is pathetic but strength is what makes you live in the cold harsh land of skyrim.

I think that the Orc should be #1 because they are great at blacksmithing and share some of the greatest armor across Skyrim and Tamriel. The Orcs also have some of the coolest strongholds across the land. The Orcs are also the greatest hunters in Tamriel. Orcs are great with all weapon types and can rock your world in heavy armor. Orcs are definitely the master race.
-Alex Robinson.

Orcs are, in my opinion, the greatest warriors in all of Tamriel. They may not be great mages, cunning thieves, or deadly assassins, but they are, however, the most deadly race to ever wield a weapon!

4 Breton

They are most best character for any any job they can make it look badass being a nightingale instead of the gay nords.
Garrett Johnson

Made the best illusion/stealth ninja character with a Breton. Best in my book.

I think Bretons are cool cause they are magic. Like magic magic.

5 Argonian

Argonians are the most deadly killers. Black marsh was the only province in tamriel that was not annexed by Tiber Septim and the Empire. The Shadow scales are the most deadly assassins for the Dark Brotherhood, and the hyst trees are the source of power for black marsh.

Mine is red and blacks and sounds like a snake... Plus its almost impossible to turn into a vampire and ruin the game... Argonians are the best full stop!

The unlimited time underwater really helps when you are trying to get away or hide. Very helpful ability to have.

6 Redguard

Redgaurds are gifted talented warriors of hammerfell, fantastic with a bow as well as a mace, dual wielded of coarse. Also a fun character to interact with such as Iran or saadia!

Resisted the thalmor after the empire abandoned them, pretty badass!

7 Imperial

By far imperials are a good mix of anything you want. On the downside, they are pretty pathetic compared to other races just because they have no good particular useful talent. Also it's not fun to be pressured into joining the imperials because you're an imperial

The imperial has the best variety of being both a mage and a warrior and to pair it with imperial luck with finding extra gold, this has my vote for favorite class in the game alongside Breton.

Imperials are all around so if they became level 100 would mean they are perfect beings. Spoilers! Found out that dragonborn is nord, cyrodil champion is imperial, and nerevarine is dark elf! So happy my main guy for each game was so accurate

8 Dark Elf

Dark elf is the best because it gives better skill to destruction and using destruction magic is more fun than using swords.

Who's more badass than somebody that does not care about any other race and say it their faces?

Dunmer are the best race easy! They are the last race left (along with Khajiit) that reside to Masser after Nirn is destroyed and everyone is wiped out.

9 Wood Elf

I always like to play an archer or a ranger or something with a bow. So generally, I'd go wood elf before anything.

Plus Wood elves are the finest archers ever made.

I am usually the archer in RPG games, so wood elves are my first choice. Plus they have 50% disease resistance.

Wood elfs are the best race in skyrim because there the best at archery, and 2nd in sneak, lock picking, and pickpocketing. They are also the second best assasins in skyrim. So if you want a assasin or thief you should choose wood elfs.

10 High Elf

The reason why the High Elves are the superior race is because they are genetically superior to every other race in Tamriel. Most races have a lifespan of 80 years but the Altmer can live for thousands of years. Which means High Elves can master every single fighting style and could become the most skilled warriors, mages, archers, thieves, assassins, etc. Also they are the tallest race in all of Tamriel.

Really? Number 8? I know most are generally either douchey Thalmor members or snooty in general, but playing as a High Elf is pretty awesome! They look awesome and since you have 50 Magicka, you can work on your health and stamina for a bit. Also, most mage skills are already levelled up a bit. Plus you get some decent spells (for beginners anyway) automatically.

We Altmer (or High Elves for those who do not know what 'Altmer' means) are the superior race for many different reasons. Reason number one is we are the greatest when it comes to magical ability. We practically invented magic. Reason number two is we defeated the Imperial army. Sincerely, a concerned Altmer.

The Contenders
11 Dwemer

They're too short

12 Altmer
13 Bosmer
14 Alex

Alex is the master Race. More specifically Alex Robinson.

I love internet so much.

15 Dragon
16 Snow Elf
17 Kaleb

Fattest race ever

18 Mudcrab
19 Dremora
20 Kothringi
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