Choose Your Race
So you’re new to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and you’re ready to go on a wild adventure. But, before you can go partake in quests mere mortals only dream of, you will first have to create your character. There are nine races to choose from, ten if you have the Imperial edition, and they each present their own benefits to gameplay. For instance, Khajiits (pictured above) are granted bonuses to stealth, health regeneration, and weapon damage, while Dark Elves have bonuses to dual-wielding, fire spells, and fire resistance. If you have an idea of your preferred play style (or have played The Elder Scrolls before) you probably already know what race you’re going to choose.
If you are new to The Elder Scrolls Online, or MMos in general, then you may be left wondering. Just look at all of the bonuses and pick the one you think fits you best. If you don’t like the feel when you start the game you can always go back and create a new character, simple as that. One thing you may want to keep in mind is the Faction you will be entering, specifically if you don’t have the Imperial Edition of the game, but we’ll get into that shortly.
After all is said and done, make sure to spend some time customizing your character. You’re going to be either staring at their back or hands for a long time, so might as well make them all pretty and stuff.
Once you have your race, you’re ready to choose your class.