High Elves

ESO High ElfHigh Elves or the “Altmer” as they are known in their homeland, the Summerset Isle, feel a sense of pride over the accomplisments their race has achieved since the dawn of time. Simply put, the Altmer see themselves as better than the others. The High Elves developed the common tongue of Tamriel and are revered in the arcane arts, making the finest wizards of all the races.

The symbol of High Elves in Elder Scrolls Online is the head of an eagle. Altmer are the dominant race of Aldmeri Dominion, an alliance joined by Bosmer and Khajiit.

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In Elder Scrolls Online, the naturally magic-inclined High Elves receive bonuses to experience gains with destruction staffs and have increased magicka regeneration rate in combat thanks to the Spellcharge racial skill. Gift of Magnus, identical to the racial skill of Bretons, increases the maximum magicka a High Elf can have, and the Elemental Talent increases the elemental magic damage they deal.

With these passive abilities, the High Elves have a slight egde over most other races when it comes to magicka. The Elemental Talent ability is especially  interesting, because it increases the damage done by cold, fire and shock effects by a flat percentage, giving high elves great synergy with class or other  abilities that deal elemental damage. Overall, the High Elf is a race with great benefits to magic based combat.

High Elf Racial Skills
Passive Destruction Talent

  • Increase experience gain with Destruction Staff skill line by 15%.
Passive Spellcharge (0/3)

  • Increase Magicka recovery while in combat by 3%.
Passive Gift of Magnus (0/3)

  • Increase maximum Magicka by 4%.
Passive Elemental Talent (0/3)

  • Increase damage done by Cold, Fire or Shock effects by 2%.