Favorite Race to play as
Dunmer is always first. Nightblade FTW!! Then I went breton and created a witchhunter ( bow and arrow and conjuration mostly), I have a nord warrior( shield and sword) that's pretty cool but I'm thinking that i should've went with the orc b/c their racial ability is so damn good.
I've played exclusively as a Nord warrior, since Morrowind.
Never realized how silly it was to be a Nord Nerevarine until Skyrim.
I try to make a character that looks like me, and I've found the Nord frost resistance to be more helpful than the other "white people" traits.
I tend to roll with altmer, dunmer, orcs, or redguards. In both skyrim and oblivion my first couple of characters were from this pool. However, there is something to be said for playing as a khajit assassin. Their unarmed really does pack a punch.
First 200h character was a Bosmer in Oblivion. Stealth/Archer Bosmers rock so much ass. Like, all of the ass.
Did the same thing for my first 200h character in Skyrim, too. He and I had such fun together, slitting throats and pick-pocketing hearts.
Second 200h character was a Khajiit Sneak-Thief named Pretty Kitty. And that's the extent of my Elder Scrolls experience.
Three way tie for me between Breton (zapping things), Redguard (hitting things) and Bosmer (shooting things), though since there's no "multiple" option, probably Breton because magic.
Current character is a lady Redguard, but I've been using all the weapons and all the magics because why not.
Been playing as Redguard. Seems to have a decent balance of everything, with room to sprinkle in a little bit of magic. I was thiiiiiiiiiiis close to going Wood Elf on this last playthrough, but I might on my next one. Archery is quite beastly in this game.
But, if all else fails, can't go wrong with a Nord.
If I were to view this completely objectively, I'd say Bretons are the best race. The fact that you can get 80% magic resist without resist magic equipment (perks and standing stone). The Orcs Berserker Rage is really good too and High Elves run faster because they're taller than everyone.
Khajiit, Imperials and Wood Elves don't fare as well, since their abilities aren't particularly powerful(or just very situational).
Overall, what race you play doesn't really matter. The damage output is pretty much the same across the board. The race I played the most in Morrowind was High Elf, because they got a ridiculous amount of magicka. In Oblivion I played Breton because of easy magic immunity(Bretons could actually become completely immune to magic and melee attacks). In Skyrim, I've actually leaned more towards Khajiit. I just find the nigh-eye power really handy. Sadly, vampires get it for free and vampires are generally overpowered.
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