Altmer are probably the tallest of the races of Nirn. They resemble other elves with prominent pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes. They are smaller physiques built than humans and do not have a high bodily strength. This disadvantages them in melee combat. Their physical disadvantages are compensated by intelligence and magical abilities. Altmer are known for their outstanding magical skills. They are probably the best mages in Tamriel.
 Racial bonuses and penalties
Their magical skill also makes them susceptible to magical attacks; however, they have strong resistance to disease.
|1||Increases experience gain with the Destruction Staff Skill Line by 15%.|
|5||Increases Magicka recovery while in combat by 3%.|
|Increases Magicka recovery while in combat by 6%.|
|Increases Magicka recovery while in combat by 9%.|
|10||Increases Maximum Magicka by 4%.|
|Increases Maximum Magicka by 7%.|
|Increases Maximum Magicka by 10%.|
|25||Increases damage with Cold, Fire or Shock effects by 2%.|
|Increases damage with Cold, Fire or Shock effects by 4%.|
|Increases damage with Cold, Fire or Shock effects by 6%.|