There are ten playable races in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Each race corresponds to two attributes. Players can choose an avatar to represent a specific race and gain a bonus to collecting specific types of cards.
Race choice does not affect matches or the types of decks or cards that can be played. Instead, it influences card collection: each race is themed around a different play style, and the player will more quickly collect cards that fit their race's theme.
|Argonian||Born in the treacherous swamps of the Black Marsh, this reptilian race is known for its natural endurance.||As an Argonian, you will more quickly collect cards that reward you for playing a long game.||Agility & Endurance||Increasing Magicka|
|Breton||The men and women of High Rock are known for their clever spellcraft, which often lets them avoid harm.||As a Breton, you will more quickly collect cards that can deflect damage.||Intelligence & Endurance||Wards|
|Dark Elf||Dunmer are renowned for both their magical prowess and their stealth.||As a Dark Elf, you will more quickly collect cards that harness the power of the fallen.||Intelligence & Agility||Last Gasp|
|High Elf||The Altmer are one of the longest-lived and most intelligent races in Tamriel. They have a natural affinity for spells.||As a High Elf, you will more quickly collect spell-related cards.||Intelligence & Willpower||Actions|
|Imperial||The natives of Cyrodiil have proven to be shrewd tacticians and diplomats.||As an Imperial, you will more quickly collect cards that build large armies.||Willpower & Endurance||Board Presence|
|Khajiit||Khajiit are quick and agile, making them some of the most adept thieves in Tamriel.||As a Khajiit, you will more quickly collect cards rewarding you for nimbly attacking your opponent.||Willpower & Agility||Pilfer|
|Nord||Hailing from the inhospitable mountains of Skyrim, Nords are fearsome and hardy warriors.||As a Nord, you will more quickly collect cards rewarding you for relentlessly attacking your foes.||Strength & Willpower||Breaking Runes|
|Orc||The people of the Wrothgarian and Dragontail Mountains are renowned as both craftsmen and berserkers.||You'll collect Orc cards more quickly, reflecting your ability to lead other Orcs into battle.||Strength & Endurance||Orc Creatures|
|Redguard||The people of Hammerfell are Tamriel's most talented and resourceful warriors.||As a Redguard, you will more quickly collect weapon-related cards.||Strength & Intelligence||Items|
|Wood Elf||The clanfolk of the Valenwood are the finest archers in Tamriel, excelling at hunting and dispatching the unwary.||As a Wood Elf, you will more quickly collect cards that prey on weakened foes.||Strength & Agility||Wounded Creatures|
Each race offers four portraits, two male and two female. You must choose a portrait at the beginning of the game but can later change it at any point from the main menu.
|Female 1||Female 2||Male 1||Male 2|
These portraits are not used in the game and are unnamed in the files, but here a caption is added to describe the art.