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The Nords are the children of the sky, a race of tall and fair-haired humans from Skyrim who are known for their incredible resistance to cold and magical frost. They are fierce, strong and enthusiastic warriors, and many become renowned warriors, soldiers and mercenaries all over Tamriel. Eager to augment their martial skills beyond the traditional methods of Skyrim, they excel in all manner of warfare, and are known as a militant people by their neighbors. Nords are also natural seamen, and have benefited from nautical trade since their first migrations from Atmora. They captain and crew many merchant fleets, and may be found all along the coasts of Tamriel.

For more information, see the main lore article.

In-Game Description[edit]

The racial skills of the Nords reflect their strong and hardy natures, giving them bonuses to two-handed weapon use, duration of effects from drinks, resistance to incoming damage, base health, health regeneration, frost resistance, and stamina.

Skill Perks[edit]

Nords have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities, with a focus on their reputation as skilled warriors and their resistance to the cold. Abilities are listed below. Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.

Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 20.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Name Player Level Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Nord-Reveler.png Reveler 1 1 free Increases your experience gain with the Two Handed skill line by 15%. Increases the duration of any consumed drink by 15 minutes.
ON-icon-skill-Nord-Stalwart.png Stalwart 5 1 Increases your Max Stamina by 2% and Health Recovery by 6%.
15 2 Increases your Max Stamina by 4% and Health Recovery by 13%.
30 3 Increases your Max Stamina by 6% and Health Recovery by 20%.
ON-icon-skill-Nord-Resist Frost.png Resist Frost 10 1 Increases your Max Health by 3% and Cold Resistance by 693. Gain immunity to the chilled status effect.
20 2 Increases your Max Health by 6% and Cold Resistance by 1386. Gain immunity to the chilled status effect.
40 3 Increases your Max Health by 9% and Cold Resistance by 2079. Gain immunity to the chilled status effect.
ON-icon-skill-Nord-Rugged.png Rugged 25 1 Reduces your damage taken by 2%.
35 2 Reduces your damage taken by 4%.
50 3 Reduces your damage taken by 6%.