The Elder Scrolls Online: Racial Skills – Dunmer

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Dunmer (Dark Elves)
Passive Abilities

DunmerThe Dunmer, also known as Dark Elves, are the ash-skinned, typically red-eyed elven peoples of Morrowind. “Dark” is commonly understood as meaning such characteristics as “dark-skinned”, “gloomy”, “ill-favored by fate” and so on. The Dunmer and their national identity, however, embrace these various connotations with enthusiasm. In the Empire, “Dark Elf” is the common usage, but among their Aldmeri brethren they are called “Dunmer”. Their combination of powerful intellects with strong and agile physiques produce superior warriors and sorcerers. On the battlefield, Dunmer are noted for their skill with a balanced integration of the sword, the bow and destruction magic. Dunmer live two to three times as long as humans; with a 200-year-old Dunmer being old and a 300-year-old Dunmer being very, very old. In character, they are grim, aloof, and reserved, as well as distrusting and disdainful of other races.

Dunmer distrust and are treated distrustfully by other races. They are often proud, clannish, ruthless, and cruel, from an outsider’s point of view, but greatly value loyalty and family. Young female Dunmer have a reputation for promiscuity in some circles. Despite their powerful skills and strengths, the Dunmer’s vengeful nature, age-old conflicts, betrayals, and ill-reputation prevent them from gaining more influence. Those born in their homeland of Morrowind are known to be considerably less friendly than those who grew up in the Imperial tradition.

The racial skills of the Dark Elves reflect their intellect and natural agility, giving them bonuses in stamina, magicka, dual wielding, fire magic, fire resistance, lava resistance, and elemental damage, including frost, flame, and shock damage.

Dunmer have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities, with a focus on their balance between magicka and stamina and their adaption to magical fire. Abilities are listed below.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Ashlander
Ashlander
1 I Increases your Experience Gain with the Dual Wield skill line by 15%. Reduces your Damage Taken from Environmental Lava by 50%.
Dynamic
Dynamic
5 I Increases your Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by 2%.
15 II Increases your Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by 4%.
30 III Increases your Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by 6%.
Resist Flame
Resist Flame
10 I Increases your Maximum Magicka by 1% and Flame Resistance by 693.
20 II Increases your Maximum Magicka by 1% and Flame Resistance by 1386.
40 III Increases your Maximum Magicka by 1% and Flame Resistance by 2079.
Destructive Ancestry
Destructive Ancestry
25 I Increases your Flame Damage by 3%.
35 II Increases your Flame Damage by 5%. Increases your Frost Damage and Shock Damage by 1%.
50 III Increases your Flame Damage by 7%. Increases your Frost Damage and Shock Damage by 2%.
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