True, I have a terrible habit of not taking these characters far, but I have played every race for a decent amount of time. This could prove useful to some people, so good job. They appear to be neutral to the ongoing hostilities between the Empire and the Third Aldmeri Dominion. I still use magic by using Alteration spells, I still have to use Melee for the occasions where shit hits the proverbial fan and to do more damage with daggers for my backstabbing and of course I snipe everything I can with a bow. Good luck with taking over Black Marsh. They often see themselves as protectors and guardians. If you like the look of an Argonian character then go for that. Rewarding, to be sure, but difficult, it really, REALLY helps to start as something with magic skill boosts, such as the high elf. This is one of the many reasons Argonians are effective as thieves and assassins. Argonian culture in Black Marsh is not fully understood. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. During their war with the Reman Empire, some Argonians built headquarters and camps on the bottom of lakes and rivers to guarantee safety.[source?] Another example would be Shahvee, who worships Zenithar. But personally I think they look like ass, just like the khajiit. Okay...I've got five minutes until the veloci-person horde descends upon me, so I best explain myself. Plus it's kind of cool to get to play as a reptilian lizard man in a fantasy story, not many games (or anything for that matter) have the protagonist be a giant lizard. Honestly, don't sweat so much about race. Jun 27, 2015 @ 9:24am This site lists all the Argonian names both male and female from all the Elder Scrolls games. If you like the look of an Argonian character then go for that. Since Argonians are good healers, that's my shtick... but in normal content, I spend little time healing so I use the downtime on my armor set to heal, keep up buffs, and restore resources via heavy attacks... then when I get that 5s of 100% crit I basically drop every damage skill that I can. Unlike other Tamrielic languages, it is not derived from the Ehlnofex. Because of this, only the native Argonians can successfully travel the province. If it is going to come down to the racial abilities though, the Argonian histskin ability seems beneficial for every playstyle, the water breathing is nice but can be made redundant, resist disease is useful. Anyone considered too dangerous to hold in "civilized" dungeons in other provinces was sent to Black Marsh. Play it as a person who takes money and jobs wherever they can, is naturally cocky but prone to get themselves into shenanigans. Years of defending their borders have made the Argonians experts in guerrilla warfare, and their natural abilities make them equally at home in water and on land. Sega has to tell Nintendo to remove Sonic from Super Smash Bros. 4, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibian#Respiratory_system. I've never been a fan of animal/humanoid looking creatures ever so I tend to stay away from them. The region and, by extension Argonians themselves, stayed independent of the Tamrielic Empire until the twenty-ninth century of the First Era. I've found that a Stealth/Sorcerer build is fun (i.e. Even if they could be reached, the Argonian gills, fins, propelling tails, sharp teeth, claws, and underwater sight mean that fighting one in the water would be nothing short of suicide. Where is a good place to find an Argonian to get blood from? The roots of this animosity can be traced to the Khajiit belief that an Argonian shaman was responsible for creating the Knahaten Flu which plagued the species and its infrastructure. Pretty much the only playstyle you would pick a certain race for is unarmed, where you would pick a Khajit for their additional unarmed damage, as there is no unarmed skill, making this bonus invaluable for an unarmed playstyle. #4 Uther Pundragon, May 14, 2012. Argonians sometimes call other races "dryskins" or "warm-bloods," which is not meant as an insult. Ja-Reet's case somewhat renders this moot: as he was born away from the trees and matured without the sap, becoming an adult male without the influence of the Hist. These Argonians both feared and worshiped Sithis, thinking of him only as a force of destruction that required sacrificial rituals to appease. Chukka-sei is an Argonian traditional Naming day, which comes in the Argonian season of Hist-Dooka (Second Seed). Possible blame for this may rest with the Ayleids' incursion into the region, or the catastrophic events of the Aldmeris war, but no one really knows.[source? Water Breathing. The plague began in Stormhold in 2E 560, and quickly spread to every corner of Black Marsh, killing all those not of reptilian stock. "When the gates opened, Argonians poured into Oblivion with such fury and might, Dagon's Lieutenants had to close them." They eventually caught Bramman in his bandit kingdom not far from what is now called Blackrose, and took his head for the Empress. Ultimately, race means very little in Skyrim. The Hist, also known as the Trees of Argonia, are apparently co-dependent with the Argonians, with many examples of both relying on one another. It just makes sense.And they look cool. I never worked out how you're supposed to know when you'll run out, and I've never managed to actually drown. It produces a special sap that gives Argonians visions and enlightenment to their souls. , Because of the birthing rituals in Black Marsh and the hatchlings' dependency on the Hist, it is considered rare for a hatchling to be born out of the province and away from the connection of the trees: but it is possible. And now I have the urge to restart Skyrim as an Argonian now.. Hmm useful traits for sure if you're going for the thief/archer route. When the Oblivion Gates opened in Black Marsh, the Daedra did not so much flood into Argonia as the Argonians did into Oblivion. Because a dragonborn should have reptilian DNA. In skyrim it just doesn't seem to indicate when you're running out of breath until your health starts to deplete. For other uses, see Argonians. Check. It didn't work out, as being a pure mage in skyrim is difficult. It's a good way of using all three combat styles without having to limit yourself to one or the other. Most argonians are neutral good. c: < > Showing 1-15 of 23 comments . I never used night eye though. So you may want to find a way to incorporate that into your build. ], Little is known about what occurred in Argonia or Argonians in general during much of the First Era, as the few Argonians that left the province were very rare and they themselves did not talk about their history, preferring to integrate themselves into the larger Tamrielic cultures. The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine, An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh, https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Argonians?oldid=3122960, There are rumors of Argonians that have contracted a unique form of lycanthropy, and rather than becoming werewolves upon transformation, become creatures known as, There is an Argonian political faction called the, The "Black Marsh" was the name given to the portion of. For other uses, see Argonians. Raptor Feet. They descend from sentient trees known as the Hist, which is central in many ways to their cultural and relig… A small xanmeer ruin in Black Marsh as it is seen in The Elder Scrolls Online, An Argonian mud hut as it is seen in The Elder Scrolls Online. >:(. Elder Scrolls is a FANDOM Games Community. Maybe, I've never found much need for nighteye in the first place. An uneducated person would expect that the Argonians and the Khajiit would be the closest of allies, given their unique status as Beastfolk and their similar histories of being used as slaves. Argonians start off being good at: Light armour, sneak, lockpicking, pickpocket, restoration and alteration. It is unknown if a hatchling would really have a soul of its own without receiving one from the Hist. Size. 28 POSTED: 21 Aug 2012 12:07. Argonians gain an increase to poison and disease resistance and their max Health is increased thanks to the Argonian Resistance ability. As Argonians are defending their borders from years that’s why they are experts in guerrilla warfare. Argonians (they prefer Saxhleel in Jel, their native tongue, a word that seems to mean "People of the Root") are the little-understood reptilian denizens of Black Marsh. Racial Skills. I suppose they fit under the same kind of playstyle as the khajiit, as a theif or assassin, a sneaky type, but night eye has far more advantages for that than the argonian's power, histskin, so when going for that type, you may as well play khajiit. Argonians have very sharp reptilian teeth lining their mouths, which, if they are unarmed, can be used as an effective weapon. It's also great for any class if you get jumped by a dragon and need some healing to keep from corpsifying from breath attacks. Maybe I should just make it a fuckaround playthrough. Redguard make good knights, High elves make the best pure mages, Bosmer make excellent sneaky bastard gloriously OP archers. Their once a day limitation urges me to save them for a rainy day, but that never comes and so they never get used. Traditionally, names are given after their Hist-sap licking ceremony called "Naming Day. Years of protecting their border has made the argonians expert guerrilla warfare fighters. It just comes down to what you think looks the best. Speed. For over forty years, it held the province in its grip, destroying entire cultures, (notably, the Kothringi), and driving outsiders from the land. When swimming, they use their tails to propel themselves as they glide through the water. I've found some random loot but no unique items yet. Personally, I found the "Races Redone" mod to be very interesting, but the author seems to have removed it as an individual file, so the only thing I can offer there is his catch-all mod of "Skyrim Redone", which includes the aforementioned Race tweaks (Part 3 of the description) in addition to a plethora of other gameplay tweaks, which I admit, I have no direct experience with so cannot personally vouch for. Perhaps a close range sneaker, allowing me to make a jurassic park reference? They have got a natural ability to breathe under the water and developed the immunities to diseases. It is known that great emphasis is placed upon the Hist, the strange trees that are abundant in the Marsh. The long history of being forced into slavery by the Dunmer and lives spent in harsh treatment on their plantations in Morrowind have left most Argonians with a deep cultural hatred of the Dark Elves—a hatred which later led them to attack and occupy the weakened Morrowind during the Fourth Era. According to them, the sap of the hist tree, when drank, gives a hatchling its soul. No? Honestly, you can play any kind of playstyle as any race really. This gives Argonians the ability to breathe underwater, which has proven to be an advantage in combat with other races, especially in the swamps of Black Marsh. (I would actually compare nighteye more to waterbreathing, but that's me). Since they have a +10 boost to Security and Athletics, they can make agile rogue-like characters. Mainly this. Argonians are a race of reptilian humanoids residing in the treacherous Black Marsh. There are times that an Argonian's name is changed into a Cyrodilic name with regard to their original meaning, but more often than not, it has very little consideration. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. Yeah, if you're going the unarmed route, Khajiit will outdamage every other race trying it, but that's not saying much, considering how poorly the attack style scales. However, it is unknown what happens if an Argonian dies not in proximity to a Hist, if they still travel to the closest Hist, or if they simply cease to be, their memories lost forever. Melee/Rogue - they get a lot of boosts to the rogue talents in the beginning, which helps if you want to go down that path. Enigmatic and intelligent, the Argonians are experts at guerrilla warfare, and their natural abilities suit their swampy homeland, Black Marsh. The Argonians bring their cool intellect, and mastery of stealth, blades, and the magical arts, to bear for the Pact. Argonian Name Generator Argonian names come in three different types: Single word, hyphenated names, and their Cyrodilic names. I remember giving him some magic but never really relying upon it when I had so much better luck with my Deadric swords and, maces and whatnot. When the eggs hatch, they form a connection to the Hist. The most important thing to understand about their religion is the close bond between the odd Hist tree and the Argonians. I think it's down to the water-breathing to be honest.Any race can be molded into any skill-set you like, you don't HAVE to pick a Nord or Orc if you want to be a big fighty guy, so that it's down to racial skills. If you accept the explanation that Argonians who have ingested less Hist are more humanoid (and thus have boobs), more power to you.  Something deep within these individuals calls for them to undergo this change. If you must consider it, then I reccomend modding first. They really need some buffing or at least a niche class thing.Like being able to fight in water? With a command of guerilla warfare tactics, the Argonians … Largely removed from Tamriel's history during the Merethic Era, Argonian society was supposedly at its height during this time period; having an advanced civilization that built the great Xanmeer pyramids of Black Marsh. BandicootPower:Argonians make great lusty maids. Check it out if you actually want a realistic name for your Argonian. Personally I've only played as an Argonian a couple times since Daggerfall and he was always called Whiptail. I would advise against two different armor types, even though we Argonians (M'aiq is to Argonians as Ra'Gruzgob is to Khajiit) are cursed with exposed legs. , By the Third Era most of Argonia had been assimilated into the empire with the exception of Helstrom. Take from that what you can. However, considering references to the Royal Court of Argonia and the existence of the Shadowscales, the presence of some form of organized Argonian government is very likely. You have Agacephs, Archeins, Nagas, Sarpus, and Paatrus as well as the Tsaesci (which some suspect is related to Argonians) and the Dragh which is a new modded race facilitated strictly in Skyrim. The province is filled with "great inland waterways and impenetrable swamps." The Imperial Fleet followed the course deeper into the heart of Black Marsh than any non-Argonian had ever been before. , It also should be noted that the Hist, and therefore Argonians, acknowledge the existence of the deity Sithis. Argonians (or “Saxhleel” in their native tongue) are an intelligent race of reptile people that inhabit the swamps of Black Marsh who work well with magic, stealth and skills that require agility. Their long history of being captured as slaves has made Argonians very distrustful of strangers, but when an Argonian has made a friend, they will fight to the death to defend that friend. This tree, according to the Argonians, is intelligent and fully conscious. The term "lizard" to an Argonian is often used as a racial slur, among others are "pond-scum," and "scale-back/scale-skin.". , Little is known of the ancient history of the Argonians during this Era, following the events of the Dawn Era. The only clear relations they have are negative, falling on the Dunmer and the Khajiit. I need to stab an Argonian for the vampirism cure quest, and I want to try and do it legitimately. That would make sense. The real cool thing about them is their Histskin ability - the massive HP regen can help a rogue if you get caught and need to run away or as a Warrior in the middle of combat against multiple foes/out of potions. my one and only Skyrimmer was...well, is Argonian and I figured it would be the best fit for someone with the title "Dragon-Born" what with it being a humanoid lizard person.  In the past, the Argonians had a large and powerful enough civilization to build large, intricate pyramid structures called xanmeers. See, my first attempt at a mage was an argonian. The natives fought and defeated the Daedra on their own turf, doing so with such success that the Dremora lieutenants actually closed their Gates themselves to prevent being overrun, an occurrence unheard of in the other provinces. Also, the water-breathing totally breaks the final thieves-guild quest, which is always great, as that one is easily the most annoying. I guess they're good for the waterbreathing thing, but it still bothers me that they are constantly described as "reptilian" but apparently they have gills >:-( Those are amphibians, dammit. because they obously had a downfall in their governmental foundation. though the 'Popular usage and unique gameplay' of this Elder Scrolls wiki article I think explains it better: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Argonian_%28Skyrim%29. I've already completed the Arena so I can't use those Argonians. Brendan Stepladder . Seeing as how Argonians have a +5 in Alteration and Restoration, yeah... Not changing this sig until someone makes a Freddy Krueger VS Predator movie. The coastline along the east of Topal Bay had become notorious for acts of piracy because of these Bandits and thieves, and in 1E 1033, the Empress Hestra demanded the head of Bramman. And, it’s an easy one to follow!  They have developed immunities to diseases that have plagued many would-be explorers in the region, and they are capable of easily exploring underwater locations due to their ability to breathe water. Some Argonians may break away somewhat from their common beliefs and worship the Divines as evident by Talen-Jei planning a marriage with Keerava under Maramal (a Priest of Mara). Hides His Eyes, Travelling-New-Woman, Scouts-Many-Marshes). Argonians come from the Black Marsh.  In extreme circumstances however, the Argonians, or rather "The Hist" can adapt to climates that are too cold for eggs, which allow a female Argonian to bear a child. imahobbit4062 . The Argonian people are members of the Ebonheart Pact.. That said, it is the second highest rated file on the site, so it's fairly safe to say it has been positively recieved. The borders of the province fell easily to his forces, but he wisely decided to avoid strategically unimportant inner swamps, and thus met with little resistance. You run out of oxygen when your health meter starts depleting, much like in Oblivion if I remember correctly, that's how you drown in Skyrim. http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Argonian_%28Skyrim%29. They are good at being absolutely awesome. In all honesty I have hardly ever even used the racial active abilities. Argonians make very good thieves and assassins, with the right stat boosts. For better or worse, skyrim's race system has less restrictions than previous elder scrolls games. Well, yes, but aside from travelling quickly through skyrim's waterways and the occasional escape, that doesn't seem very useful. I don't know. The Hist, allow Argonians to change many aspects of theirselves, gender being only one of them. These Argonians were capable of great feats, creating magical defenses that remained both functional and effective well into the Second Era. Aside from some perks and resistances, stuff like the dunmer resistance to fire, khajiit unarmed damage, imperial luck, all the race does is give you an advanced start on a handful of skills, which may or may not come to influence your playstyle, and of course, it has a big influence on your character's appearance. As you know I love Skyrim, but one of the things I find frustrating with the game is … Histskin basically makes you invulnerable for a few precious seconds (and with Khajiit, I never found any areas dark enough to warrant Night Eye), Poison/Disease resistance almost eliminates the need for cure potions and Waterbreathing can make for a quick escape. Argonians are the only playable race aside from the Khajiit to have tails. 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