Altmer are probably the tallest among other races. They have prominently pointed ears like other elves and almond-shaped eyes. They are smaller built than humans and do not have a very strong body. So melee combat is not for them. 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.