I'm wondering what race I should be if I wanted to be a Mage? I was considering either imperial or high elf.
Want to make a Mage. What race should I be?
You can be any race really. It doesn't make that much difference, especially later in the game. Here are some good early choices though.
High Elves would be good offensive mages due to 50 extra points of magicka and the ability to regenerate magicka quickly. From a role playing perspective however, High Elves are assholes :P
Bretons would make for good defensive mages and battle mages due to their magickal resistance of 50 points, but again you can just use enchanting. If you enchant a necklace, ring or shield with 20% magical resistance you already have 10 more than a Breton would.
Finally, Orcs. I know right, orcs? But yeah, their racial ability, Berserker allows for double damage and half damage taken, works with spells apparently, although i haven't tried it out.
But like i said, you can really go with any race as in the long run it doesn't make that much difference.
Are you playing on a PC?
If you're playing on the PC I'd say go for whatever race you think looks cool, since it's only a matter of time until a more robust spell system gets put in.
If not then go High Elf or Breton. High Elf has a really good +50 magicka bonus.
But seriously this game can be done anyway you want it to.
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