Elder Scrolls Online Guide: Daggerfall Covenant Racial Skills

This guide will go over each racial skill for every race in the Daggerfall Covenant.

This guide will go over each racial skill for every race in the Daggerfall Covenant.
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The Daggerfall Covenant is a faction in Elder Scrolls Online made up of 3 races. These races are Breton, Redguard, and Orc. The Bretons are masters of magic and the Redguards are great physical warriors due to training since birth. The Orcs are fantastic soldiers and armorers that joined into the Daggerfall Covenant via a War Treaty by High King Emeric.

Each race has passive skills that reflect their nature. I’ll go over each skill in detail and give tips/suggestions on play styles they are best suited for.

For detailed info on every other race, and other guides in general, check out the ESO Guide Team Directory.

This guide will cover everything about the Daggerfall Covenant Racial Skills including:

  • Daggerfall Covenant Races –  Full details on the skills of this race, when you unlock them, and tips on play styles this race fits.

Daggerfall Covenant Races

Breton

Light Armor Affinity – Gives a 15% experience boost to the Light Armor skill line

  • Unlocks – When you create a character. Breton Rank 1.

Gift of Magnus – Increases Max Magicka by 4%.

  • Unlocks – Breton Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases by an extra 3%.

Spell Resistance – Increases Spell Resistance by 2.

  • Unlocks – Breton Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 2.

Magicka Mastery – Reduces cost of skills that use Magicka by 1%.

  • Unlocks – Breton Rank 25. There are 3 total ranks, each reduces by an extra 1%.

Breton Play styles – Great for anyone using Magicka of any kind heavily.

 

Redguard

Shield Affinity – Gives a 15% experience boost to the One-Handed and Shield weapon skill line.

  • Unlocks – When you create a character. Redguard Rank 1.

Vigor – Increases Stamina Regeneration in combat by 3%.

  • Unlocks – Redguard Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases by an extra 3%.

Conditioning – Increases Maximum Stamina by 4%.

  • Unlocks – Redguard Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 3%.

Adrenaline Rush – Restores 1 Stamina when damaging an enemy a melee attack. Can only happen once every 3 seconds.

  • Unlocks – Redguard Rank 25. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 1.

Redguard Play styles – Good for stamina users/tanks. Also, people using one-handed and shield heavily.

 

Orc

Heavy Armor Expertise – Gives a 15% experience boost to the Heavy Armor skill line

  • Unlocks – When you create a character. Orc Rank 1.

Brawny – Increases Maximum Health and Stamina by 2%.

  • Unlocks – Orc Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 2%.

Robust – Increases Health Regeneration in combat by 5%.

  • Unlocks – Orc Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases by an extra 5%.

Swift – Decreases Sprint cost by 4% and increases Sprint speed by 3%.

  • Unlocks – Orc Rank 25. There are 3 total ranks, each decreases sprint cost by an extra 4% and increases sprint speed by an extra 3%.

Orc Play styles – Good for stamina users/tanks. Also, people using Heavy armor heavily or sprint a lot.

That’s it for the Daggerfall Covenant racial skills guide. If you have any questions, or suggestions, let me know in the comments. Be sure to visit the ESO Guide Team Directory for other helpful guides and tips.

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