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https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/653550/

What role is each race good at currently in 2023?

Kepnach64
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Hi everyone I just returned to eso after I stopped playing when Elsweyr released and I want to ask, what role is each race good at currently? I don’t know what’s changed with the racials over the past 3 or 4 years so I would greatly appreciate any help you can give.
Edited by Kepnach64 on August 13, 2023 2:52AM
  • Hapexamendios
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    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.
  • Stanx
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    IMO:

    Hybrid dps: dark elf / khajiit
    Magicka dps: high elf or hybrid choices (Breton for sustain)
    Stamina dps: orc or hybrid choices
    Tank: nord
    Healer: Breton, high elf, dark elf or argonian
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    If you don't mind getting insights in video format Skinny published this recently:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR8ZNg5xvig

    There is a bit more context in the video itself but the tl;dw is basically what @Hapexamendios already said.
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    High Elves are bankrolling the skooma trade, making the Khajiit believe that the cats are in charge. High Elves are getting their cut whether or not the Cats get caught.

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    barney2525 wrote: »
    High Elves are bankrolling the skooma trade, making the Khajiit believe that the cats are in charge. High Elves are getting their cut whether or not the Cats get caught.

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    Kahjiits will dominate the world
  • Kepnach64
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    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?
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    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?

    For dps the difference between the top and bottom races is about 5%. High elf/Dark elf is top.
  • WrathOfInnos
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    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?

    For damage you can't go wrong with Dark Elf, it works well on every class and build. High Elf can also be good, but only competitive on builds that put their attributes in magicka.
  • karthrag_inak
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    barney2525 wrote: »
    High Elves are bankrolling the skooma trade, making the Khajiit believe that the cats are in charge. High Elves are getting their cut whether or not the Cats get caught.

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    :D

    Is kind of open secret among khajiit to indulge such baldbottom pointy-ear fantasies. Fragile Altmer egos and all, it is known - they get truly insufferable when they are reminded they are not really "all that and bag of cornflower".
    PC-NA : 19 Khajiit and 1 Fishy-cat with fluffy delusions
  • ZOS_Hadeostry
    Greetings,

    After further review we have decided to move this thread to a category we think is more appropriate for this topic, as it's asking the community for opinions.

    Thank you for your understanding
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  • Kepnach64
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    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?

    For damage you can't go wrong with Dark Elf, it works well on every class and build. High Elf can also be good, but only competitive on builds that put their attributes in magicka.

    Interesting I didn’t know high and dark elf were so good at dps, what about tank and healer?
    Edited by Kepnach64 on August 13, 2023 2:53AM
  • TankHealz2015
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    IMO while the races may be quite balanced for Tank, Heals, DPS, they are quite bland and could use a refresh in terms of RP, flavor, identity.

    Also, like to see each race with say, 3 - 5 RP type passives/options but player can only chooses maybe 2 - 3 of them:

    High elf - resist lightning, reduced magika cost, magika regen, increase gold from chests, add magika when take magical damage

    Dark elf - resist fire, immune to environment lava, reduce fall damage, reduce cost of fire base skills, whenever you take oblivion damage gain a small damage shield for 3 seconds

    Wood elf - resist poison, reduce roll dodge cost, bow skills cost less, improved pickpocketing, improved hide/sneak abilities

    Breton - resist magic, magika regen, reduced damage taken from all guards, heavy attacks restore both stamina and magika a little bit,

    Nord - resist frost, increase ultimate gain , improved intimidation, all npc merchants sell at reduced price, reduce fall damage, increase penetration within melee distance

    Khajiit - resist bleed, faster sneaking speed, improved sneak ability, traps are highlighted/more visible, reduce snare duration, improved health/stamina/magika regen, when you deal crit damage you "meow-meow" and all khajiiit within 10 meters gain 1 ultimate (even enemy players)

    Argonian - resist disease, increase swim speed & reduce damage taken while in water, improved healing done, reduce dodge roll cost, increase armor rating

    Orc - resist physical melee, reduce sprint cost, heal when deal damage, reduce break free cost, improved force open locks, has extra 5 inventory slots

    Imperial - resist physical ranged, reduce block cost, reduce melee skill cost, increase ultimate gain, detection/reveal abilities/potions last 3 seconds extra
    Edited by TankHealz2015 on August 12, 2023 12:57PM
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    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?

    For damage you can't go wrong with Dark Elf, it works well on every class and build. High Elf can also be good, but only competitive on builds that put their attributes in magicka.

    Huh interesting I might make a high or dark elf for dps, what about tank and healer?

    Tank and healer are more flexible, since their race rarely affects group performance. IMO Nord is top tank, followed by Imperial, just because both are tough and can cast ultimates slightly more often. Some players enjoy Orc, Redguard or Argonian tanks as well. For healers, there are many good options, with High Elf, Dark Elf, Breton, Argonian, Khajiit all being fine. Even Imperial isn't a terrible healer, with its cost reduction on all abilities. As long as tanks are staying alive and debuffing enemies, and healers are casting their heals/buffs, any race should be fine.
  • Kepnach64
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    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Kepnach64 wrote: »
    Unless you're doing really hard endgame content, I don't think it matters much. Play whatever you want.

    Awesome thanks quick question what races do you recommend if I was going to do really hard endgame content?

    For damage you can't go wrong with Dark Elf, it works well on every class and build. High Elf can also be good, but only competitive on builds that put their attributes in magicka.

    Huh interesting I might make a high or dark elf for dps, what about tank and healer?

    Tank and healer are more flexible, since their race rarely affects group performance. IMO Nord is top tank, followed by Imperial, just because both are tough and can cast ultimates slightly more often. Some players enjoy Orc, Redguard or Argonian tanks as well. For healers, there are many good options, with High Elf, Dark Elf, Breton, Argonian, Khajiit all being fine. Even Imperial isn't a terrible healer, with its cost reduction on all abilities. As long as tanks are staying alive and debuffing enemies, and healers are casting their heals/buffs, any race should be fine.

    Awesome thanks for the help! I’m definitely going to make a Breton or Argonian healer, a High and Dark Elf dps and a Nord or Imperial tank.
    Edited by Kepnach64 on September 18, 2023 11:50PM
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