ESO Race: Argonian

Learn about the Argonian race in The Elder Scrolls Online. Each ESO race comes with its own unique passives. What do Argonians offer?

ESO Argonian Male Character
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Argonian Male Figure
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Argonian Female Figure
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Argonians As An ESO Race Option

Argonians are part of the Ebonheart Pact faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.  This faction was created by a pack between the Argonian, Dark Elf, and Nord races.  The symbol Ebonheart Pact is a dragon.  The colors of the Pact are red and black.

Lore says that despite the three races hate for each other, the alliance was formed by necessity as they recognized the threat from unified enemies.  Players selecting this faction will begin in Bleakrock Isle after their escape from Coldharbour.

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Historial Background Of The Argonians

The Argonians are a reptilian people of the Black Marsh, a vast swampland area located in southeastern Tamriel.  Other races often refer to them as lizards of ‘Lizard folk’.  The Argonians are considered experts in guerilla warfare by defending their borders from enemies over countless centuries. 

Lore tells us that Argonians are agile and cunning and possess natural immunity to poison and disease.  They are swift swimmers and can breathe underwater.  Argonians are also very adept spellcasters and excel in the art of stealth.

It is said the Argonians are strange, expressionless, reserved people, who are slow to know and trust.  Even Argonians would agree they often have trouble fully understanding the body language, emotions, and motivations of fellow kinsmen.

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In-Game Race Description And Passives

Within the game, Argonians are described as: The racial skills of the Argonians reflect their people’s perilous swamp environment; giving them bonuses to healing done, restoration staves, disease resistance, resources gained from consuming potions, swimming speed, as well as base health and magicka.

Argonian Amphibian Passive Icon

Amphibian

This passive is unlocated at the player level of 1.  It increases experience gain with the Restoration Staff skill line by 15% and increases swimming speed by 50%.

Argonian Life Mender Passive Icon

Life Mender

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 5 – increases healing done by 1%
  • Level 15 – increases healing done by 3%
  • Level 30 – increases healing done by 6%
Argonian Resistance Passive Icon

Argonian Resistance

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 10 – increases Max Health by 333 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 660
  • Level 20 – increases Max Health by 666 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 1320
  • Level 40 – increases Max Health by 1000 and Disease and Poison Resistance by 2310
Argonian Resourceful Passive Icon

Resourceful

Activated and upgraded with skills points, this passive provides the following benefits:

  • Level 25 – increases Max Magicka, and Max Stamina by 333.  When you drink a potion, you restore 1000 Health, Magicka, and Stamina
  • Level 35 – increases Max Magicka, and Max Stamina by 666.  When you drink a potion, you restore 2000 Health, Magicka, and Stamina
  • Level 50 – increases Max Magicka, and Max Stamina by 1000.  When you drink a potion, you restore 3125 Health, Magicka, and Stamina
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Builds Recommended For This Race

These links are to the Xynode Gaming builds for The Elder Scrolls Online featuring this race as either a main choice or an alternative suggestion.

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