THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
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2.2 The Races of Skyrim
As you begin your adventure across Skyrim, the historic Elder Scrolls mantra -- “you are what you play” -- still rings true:
Although statistically, an Orc Wizard or a High Elven Thief may not be the optimal character choices based on starting Skill bonuses and racial powers, this doesn’t matter in the long run:
Choose the race that most appeals to you, and don’t worry about statistics and abilities.
You can overcome low starting Skill values just by using the Skills you wish to become more proficient in; such minor deficiencies are easily overcome. No Races have any intrinsic shortfalls that will prevent you from becoming the type of hero you want to be.
However, there are certain advantages to picking a particular race.
For those adventurers that wish to maximize every single advantage, it is useful to know which Favored Skills each race begins with bonuses to, and understanding the unique Racial Powers they possess that can aid you when choosing a particular style of play.
In short, this section reveals which Races are best suited to a particular...