Khajiit are the cat-like people who come from the province of Elsweyr. They are known for their high intelligence and agility, making them not only very good thieves and acrobats, but also fearsome warriors. However, they are rarely known to be mages. Khajiit mostly stay on land, but piracy and skooma trade does draw some to work as sailors. Their most distinguishing feature is their range of distinct forms called “furstocks”, totaling in seventeen different forms. Although they range shapes from the housecat like Alfiq to the beastly Senche-raht, only Cathay, a variety of plantigrade legged humanoid Khajiit, are playable.
Khajiit anatomy differs greatly from both men and elves, not only because of their fur, tail, and sometimes toe-walking stance, but also their digestive system and metabolism. Khajiit, Argonians, and Imga are the so-called "beast races" of Tamriel because of these large differences. Khajiit have a lifespan similar to that of humans. There are no well-documented cases of cross-breeding between Khajiit and other races, though there are rumors of such a thing. The foreign appearance and behavior of Khajiit make them common targets of racial discrimination.
For more information, see the main lore article.
The racial skills of the feline Khajiit reflect their natural versatility and guile, giving them bonuses to pickpocketing, stealth, resource recovery, as well as base health, magicka, and stamina. These bonuses help them thrive in many ventures of life.
Khajiit have an associated skill line that complements their lore-based abilities with a focus on quicker healing powers, increased stealth abilities and their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Abilities are listed below. Notes
- 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 26.
- Before release, it was suggested that more sub-species could be available later on.
- While the original interview states that the playable characters were Suthay-raht, this was later proved incorrect with the advent of ESO:Elsweyr.
Khajiit warrior concept art
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