ESO Race: Breton

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

ESO Breton Character
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Breton Male Figure
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Bretons As An ESO Race Option

Bretons are part of the Daggerfall Covenant faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.  This faction was created by a pack between the people of northwestern Tamriel which includes Bretons, Redguards, and Orcs.  The symbol of the Daggerfall Covenant is a lion.  The colors of the Covenant are blue and silver.  

Lore says that the areas of High Rock, the Kingdom of Orsinium, and the Kingdom of Sentinel developed this alliance to use its military for securing lucrative trade routes.  Players selecting this faction will begin in Stros M’Kai after their escape from Coldharbour.

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Historial Background Of The Bretons

Originating in High Rock, the human men and women were once ruled by High Elf overlords.  In fact, it is said that some elven bloodlines exist in the modern-day Bretons.  This unique characteristic gives them an innate grasp of magic making them different from other human races.   Bretons were once known as Manmeri.

Bretons are considered intelligent, resourceful, passionate, and sometimes flamboyant.  Bretons are often renowned craftsmen, gallant cavaliers, shrewd merchants, and inventive wizards.  They can also be proud and quarrelsome.

Lore tells us that Bretons are known for abstract thinking, and have a quick grasp of all things magicka including spellcraft, enchantment, and alchemy.  The Breton race also boasts a high resistance to destructive and dominating magical energies.

Bretons are generally pale-skinned and thin humans, much less muscular than Nords or Redguards.   Bretons as a race are fractured politically but are unified by language, bardic traditions, and sharing heroic tales.  Many call them mongrels due to their mixed heritage.

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In-Game Race Description And Passives

Within the game, Breton are described as: The racial skills of the Bretons reflect their affinity for the arcane, increasing their base magicka, magicka recovery, light armor, alliance point gain, spell resistance, and cost reduction of spells, allowing them to cast spells with little pause.

Breton Opportunist Passive Icon

Opportunist

This passive is unlocated at the player level of 1.  It increases your experience gain with the Light Armor skill line by 15%.  Also increases your Alliance Points gained by 1%.

Breton Gift Of Magnus Passive Icon

Gift Of Magnus

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

  • Level 5 – increases Max Magicka by 600
  • Level 15 – increases Max Magicka by 1200
  • Level 30 – increase Max Magicka by 2000
Breton Gift Of Magnus Passive Icon

Spell Attunement

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

  • Level 10 – increases Spell Resistance by 600.  This effect is doubled if you are afflicted with Burning, Chilled, or Concussed.  Also increases your Magicka Recovery by 40
  • Level 20 – increases Spell Resistance by 1320.  This effect is doubled if you are afflicted with Burning, Chilled, or Concussed.  Also increases your Magicka Recovery by 130
  • Level 40 – increased Spell Resistance by 2310.  This effect is doubled if you are afflicted with Burning, Chilled, or Concussed.  Also increases your Magicka Recovery by 130.
Breton Magicka Mastery Passive Icon

Magicka Mastery

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

  • Level 25 – reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 2%
  • Level 35 – reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 4%
  • Level 50 – reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 7%
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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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