Favourite Race
Breton
17.3% (40)
17.3% (40)
High elf
6.9% (16)
6.9% (16)
Imperials
8.2% (19)
8.2% (19)
FOR THE NORDS
22.9% (53)
22.9% (53)
Wood elf
7.8% (18)
7.8% (18)
Redguard
7.4% (17)
7.4% (17)
Orc
12.6% (29)
12.6% (29)
Dark elf
16.9% (39)
16.9% (39)
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Poll: What's your favourite race in Skyrim

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Khajiit easily, but seeing as you racist against them like just about every character in Skyrim, I pick Bosmer. For some reason I find all the elven races really...dumb, but the Bosmer I think are a buncha bad-asses.

I know almost nothing about the race's backstories, so I'm gonna say Bretons for the bonuses.

Dunmer.

Bunch of filthy outlanders you.

Agayek:

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka:
We is gonna stomp da universe flat and kill anyfink that fights back. we're da Orks, and was made ta fight and win.

That should make my position relatively clear. Orcs 4 lyfe.

Loktar o'gar!

I love orcs so much. I love the power fantasy of being a big motherfucker with an axe who will fight until he can't stand.

Plus berserk is epically imba!!

Khajiit thinks you are racist nord.

Khajiit will pickpocket your pants off and run away with them.

Argonian, I traveled by river everywhere. Yes that did make things difficult but shut up water breathing.

Redguard. Hammerfell gets major props for continuing to kick Thalmor behind while the Empire licks its (admittedly grievous) wounds.

I'm a fan of the Redgaurds. I like that they are seafaring, and that they (unlike the Nords of Skyrim) resolved their differences to unite and drive out the Thalmor. And they have that whole warrior culture thing going as well.

Khajiit, because I like being sneaky, having an unfair advantage in fist fights, and having a fluffy tail, but they're not on that list so I guess I'm not voting. :P

In terms of looks: I like Argonians and Khajiits because I've always liked the non-human looking characters more simply because they're different. Elves look like...I dunno "refined" humans, so there's not really that much difference aesthetically. Although I do like Argonians slightly more than Khajiits because they're reptilian and therefore look like dragons. And since the character is the Dragonborn, it just fits

In terms of the special bonus(es) gained from choosing the race: I like Dark Elves. I agree with whoever said that water breathing isn't really that useful, I'm not much of a sneak type (I prefer to get right up in my enemy's grill) and I'm not much a fan of bows. And even though it's just how advance in that particular area that's affected, I'd rather start advanced in something that I'm going to use (destruction). 50% resistance to fire and an extra spell at the beginning came in pretty handy as well

Of course then everything started using ice and electric attacks so it made my flame resistance somewhat pointless >_< Maybe a Nord would have been a better choice later on being ice resistant? Buuut it would have probably done the same thing as my Dark Elf play through only reversed, as is the way my luck tends to work, lots of ice at first and then nothing but fire and lightning

Khajiit
because hand to hand is how real men play skyrim

I like all 10 about the same! Look at me all indecisive.

I don't usually have favorites and I made a character out of all the races.

Imperial, and I still think that we are suddenly going to turn around and kill all the Thalmor in the expansion...well it will depend on what faction you chose.

FOR TEH EMPIRE!!!

Argonians all the way, all those other "Dragonborns" are just kidding themselves. Have they seen what a dragon looks like? It looks like an Argonian, that's what.

And the Bosmer (Wood Elves) never get any love. In my book they are tied for first.

Also, while I never really liked them in other Elder Scrolls, Orcs in Skyrim are just awesome.

Also also, I've created a lot of characters in my Elder Scrolls games, and only 2 of them were one of the human races-Breton- when I went for a pure mage because being a High Elf in previous Elder Scrolls sucked.

My favorites are missing. Argonian all the way though.

To actually play in Skyrim? Nord, it just fits better but overall I like the Dunmer.

wood elf, even though they looked all fucked up in skyrim for some reason.

I see what you did there you racist nord a**hole XD. Argonian here, of course.

I'm a Nord in real life (Sweden), so my choice was easy.

Argonians..... and wy are they not on the list?

In all elder scrolls games I have gone Nord. I can't combo break now. I'm in too deep.

DustyDrB:
I'm a fan of the Redgaurds. I like that they are seafaring, and that they (unlike the Nords of Skyrim) resolved their differences to unite and drive out the Thalmor. And they have that whole warrior culture thing going as well.

Yep, I with this guy. Plus, being of the darker persuassion, The redguard is more or less how I roleplay as my self.

However, other than that I've played Khajit and Brenton. Thinking about going for a Nord playthrough to see how it is

I was expecting argonians to win and you missed them.

Why u no put khajiit on poll??? Have to say them, if not then orc. I just like the khajiit because they look badass and early on, their claw attacks are awesome. :)

khajjit is the superior race

someonehairy-ish:

vivalahelvig:
Redguard, its actually neither men nor mer, but a different race.

Pretty sure they're men in the lore? Also Thalmor aren't a race, they're a faction made up of racist altmers.

Suncatcher:

vivalahelvig:
Redguard, its actually neither men nor mer, but a different race.

Redguard are men, same as Imperials, Kothringi, Nedes, and Nords.
The Bretons are technically half man, half mer, typically an Altmer/Nord cross, but are typically considered men.

The only races classified as neither men nor mer are the beast races: the Argonians, Imga, Khajiit, Lilmothiit, and Sload.
And the Akaviri of course, but we don't know much about them. And the Et'Ada, Dragons, etc. but they're less races and more forces of nature.

Edit:
Derp. Dragons are Akaviri; not a separate category.

I think what he means by that is that they don't share ancestry with the other humans, who seem to have all linked up up some point or another.

croc3629:
Redguard. Hammerfell gets major props for continuing to kick Thalmor behind while the Empire licks its (admittedly grievous) wounds.

Right? Such a nation of badasses that they don't need no help from nobody, especially from those lily-livered Imperials

Matthew Valkanov:
I think what he means by that is that they don't share ancestry with the other humans, who seem to have all linked up up some point or another.

That would be correct.

All known races of men, except the Redguards, were created on The Throat of the World by Kyne, wife of Shor, some went north to become the poto-nords, some went south and became the Nedes.

Those who went north eventually went back south, back to Tamriel.

Although back when all the races were form the entire world was covered by a giant landmass known as Tamriel, it was the wars of the Ehlnofey that caused vast portions of it to sink causing the various landmasses.

Hookah:
Dunmer.

Bunch of filthy outlanders you.

says the race without a land haha

Pat8u:
says the race without a land haha

The Dunmer still control 4/5 of Morrowind, and MANy still live there.

SajuukKhar:

Pat8u:
says the race without a land haha

The Dunmer still control 4/5 of Morrowind, and MANy still live there.

well not for long as the wrathful vengance of the beast races with aid of the thalmor will soon destroy the dunmer race
EDIT:
the khajjit have sided with the thalmor due to them apparently making the moons reaapear
and i remeber something about the argonians becoming one of the thalmor states

Im one of those guys who actually likes the thalmor

The people of Windhelm were racist towards Argonians too, but they shut right the hell up when my T-Rex headed medieval Batman was around. Argonians look badass, and they kick ass at any range that you care to name. Assuming the enemy lives long enough for them to get into close range in the first place.

Pat8u:

well not for long as the wrathful vengance of the beast races with aid of the thalmor will soon destroy the dunmer race
EDIT:
the khajjit have sided with the thalmor due to them apparently making the moons reaapear
and i remeber something about the argonians becoming one of the thalmor states

Im one of those guys who actually likes the thalmor

The Argonians are allied with neither The Empire or the Thalmor.

The Argonian's Hist rulers like neither.

Argonian. :|

Luvs me sum lizards.

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