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Redguards are the most naturally talented warriors in Tamriel. The dark-skinned, wiry-haired people of Hammerfell seem born to battle, though their pride and fierce independence of spirit makes them more suitable as scouts or skirmishers, or as free-ranging heroes and adventurers, than as rank-and-file soldiers. In addition to their cultural affinities for many armor styles and weapons (particularly swords), Redguards are also physically blessed with hardy constitutions, resistance to poison, and quickness of foot. Unlike most other human races, they are not believed to have any connection with the ancestral Nordic homeland of Atmora.

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In-Game Description

The most naturally talented warriors in Tamriel, the Redguards of Hammerfell have a hardy constitution and a natural resistance to poison. They can call upon an Adrenaline Rush in combat.


  • Resist Poison ability (FormID 000aa023): Your Redguard blood gives you 50% resistance to poison, constant
  • Adrenaline Rush greater power (FormID 000e40ce): Stamina regenerates 10x faster for 60 seconds, once per day
  • Height: 1.005 (M), 1 (F)



Redguards, for the first time, have received bonuses to not only combat skills, but magic skills. They can easily become battlemages or spellswords early on with a strong bonus to one-handed weapons, as well as bonuses to destruction and alteration. Players can also take advantage of the Redguard's bonus to archery, making Redguards one of the most versatile races in the game.

Their Adrenaline Rush power allows the player to use all-out power attacks in succession without draining their Stamina, helping them survive at earlier levels through incredible offense against tougher opponents.