Bretons are the human descendants of the Aldmeri-Nedic Manmer of the Merethic Era and are now the inhabitants of the province of High Rock. They are united in culture and language, even though they are divided politically, for High Rock is a fractious region. Bretons make up the peasantry, soldiery, and magical elite of the feudal kingdoms that compete for power. Many are capable mages with innate resistance to magicka. They are known for a proficiency in abstract thinking and unique customs. Bretons appear, by and large, much like other pale-skinned humans. They are usually slight of build and not as muscular as Nords or Redguards. The great diversity in their appearance is to be expected from their politically fractured society, though their clothes, accents, customs and names are fairly uniform.
For more information, see the main lore article.
The racial skills of the Bretons reflect their affinity for the arcane, giving them bonuses to magicka, magicka recovery, light armor, alliance point gain, and spell resistance.
Bretons have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities with a focus on an improved magicka pool, spell resistance and their defensive 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 50 160. 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.
|Name||Player Level||Skill Rank||Description|
|Opportunist||1||||Increases your experience gain with the Light Armor skill line by 15%. Increases your Alliance Points gained by 1%.|
|Gift of Magnus||5||Increases your Max Magicka by 4%.|
|15||Increases your Max Magicka by 8%.|
|30||Increases your Max Magicka by 12%.|
|Spell Resistance||10||Increases your Spell Resistance by 1320.|
|20||Increases your Spell Resistance by 2640.|
|40||Increases your Spell Resistance by 3960.|
|Magicka Mastery||25||Reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 1%.|
|35||Reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 2%.|
|50||Reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 3%.|