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Argonians (in their native tongue of Jel they call themselves the Saxhleel, or People of the Root) are the reptilian natives of Black Marsh, a vast swampland province in southeastern Tamriel. The other races often refer to them as "lizards" or the "Lizard Folk'"instead, especially when meaning to be derogatory. They are known as the foremost experts in guerrilla warfare throughout Tamriel, a reputation brought upon them by defending their borders from enemies for countless centuries. Argonians have a lifespan similar to that of humans. According to the First Era Scholar Brendan the Persistent, "The Argonian people have, throughout Tamrielic history, been perhaps the most misunderstood, vilified, and reviled of all the sentient races. Yet, those who have taken the time to experience Argonian culture have gained a greater appreciation for this noble and beautiful people." However, it should be noted that he himself went missing in his final expedition into the deeper swamps of their homeland.

For more information, see the main lore article.

In-Game Description[edit]

The racial skills of the Argonians reflect their people's perilous swamp environment, giving them bonuses to healing, healing received, restoration staves, poison resistance, potion use, swimming speed, health and magicka.

Skill Perks[edit]

Argonians have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities with a focus on quicker healing powers and their inherent water abilities. Abilities are listed below.


  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.

Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 16.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Name Player Level Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Argonian-Amphibian.png Amphibian 1 1 free Increases your experience gain with the Restoration Staff skill line by 15%. Increases your swimming speed by 50%.
ON-icon-skill-Argonian-Resourceful.png Resourceful 5 1 Increases your Max Magicka by 1%. When you drink a potion, you restore 1524 Health, Magicka, and Stamina.
15 2 Increases your Max Magicka by 2% When you drink a potion, you restore 3049 Health, Magicka, and Stamina
30 3 Increases your Max Magicka by 3%. When you drink a potion, you restore 4620 Health, Magicka, and Stamina.
ON-icon-skill-Argonian-Argonian Resistance.png Argonian Resistance 10 1 Increases your Max Health by 3% and Poison and Disease Resistance by 495.
20 2 Increases your Max Health by 6% and Poison and Disease Resistance by 990.
40 3 Increases your Max Health by 9% and Poison and Disease Resistance by 1485.
ON-icon-skill-Argonian-Quick to Mend.png Quick to Mend 25 1 Increases your healing done and healing received by 1%.
35 2 Increases your healing done and healing received by 3%.
50 3 Increases your healing done and healing received by 5%.