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Khajiit are cat-like people who come from Elsweyr, known for high intelligence and agility. These traits make them very good thieves and acrobats, but Khajiit are 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.

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.

Skill Perks[edit]

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.

  • 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-Khajiit-Cutpurse.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Cutpurse 1 ON-icon-Checkmark.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Increases your experience gain with the Medium Armor skill line by 15%. Increases your chance to successfully pickpocket by 5%.
ON-icon-skill-Khajiit-Nimble.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Nimble 5 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Increases your Health Recovery by 6% and Stamina Recovery by 3%.
15 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Increases your Health Recovery by 13% and Stamina Recovery by 6%.
30 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral3.png Increases your Health Recovery by 20% and Stamina Recovery by 10%.
ON-icon-skill-Khajiit-Stealthy.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Stealthy 10 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Reduces your detection radius in stealth by 1 meter. Increases your damage done while in stealth by 3%.
20 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Reduces your detection radius in stealth by 2 meters. Increases your damage done while in stealth by 6%.
40 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral3.png Reduces your detection radius in stealth by 3 meters. Increases your damage done while in stealth by 10%.
ON-icon-skill-Khajiit-Carnage.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Carnage 25 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Increases your Weapon Critical by 2%.
35 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Increases your Weapon Critical by 5%.
50 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral3.png Increases your Weapon Critical by 8%.


  • All Khajiit player characters are limited to the Suthay-raht sub-species upon release. Before release, it was suggested that more sub-species could be available later on.