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An Imperial

Also known as Cyrodiils, Cyrodilics, Cyro-Nordics and Imperial Cyrods, the well-educated and well-spoken Imperials are the natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil. Imperials are also known for the discipline and training of their citizen armies, and their respect for the rule of law. Though physically less imposing than the other races, the Imperials have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders, and these traits, along with their remarkable skill and training as light infantry, have enabled them to subdue all the other nations and races and erect the monument to peace and prosperity that comprises the Glorious Empire. Their hegemony has waxed and waned throughout the eras, and most historians refer to three distinct Empires, the ends of which each mark a new epoch in Tamrielic history.

For more information, see the main lore article.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

The racial skills of the Imperials reflect their combat training and perseverance in battle, giving them bonuses to gold drop rates, shield proficiency, base health and stamina, and resource recovery when fighting back, making them resolute fighters.

Skill PerksEdit

Imperials have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities. Abilities are listed below.


  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50  160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000. 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.

Passive AbilitiesEdit

Name Player Level Skill Rank Description
   Diplomat 1     Increases your experience gain with the One Hand and Shield skill line by 15%. Increases your gold gained by 1%.
   Tough 5    Increases your Max Health by 600.
15    Increases your Max Health by 1200.
30    Increases your Max Health by 2000.
   Imperial Mettle 10    Increases your Max Stamina by 600.
20    Increases your Max Stamina by 1200.
40    Increases your Max Stamina by 2000.
   Red Diamond 25    Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 2%.
35    Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 4%.
50    Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 6%.


  • Imperials are only playable for those with the Imperial Edition of the game.
  • They are not confined to any alliance until you choose one, which you cannot change again without an Alliance Change Token.