ESO Race: Nord

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

ESO Nord Character
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Nord Male Figure
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Nord Female Figure
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Nords As An ESO Race Option

Nords are part of the Ebonheart Pact faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.  This faction was created by a pack between the Nords, Dark Elf, and Argonian 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 Nords

The Nords who once conquered most of Tamriel, feel a certain entitlement to rule its lands.  They are excellent with arms, quick to anger, boisterous, and strong.  Nords are natural-born fighters and their ferociousness often terrifies their enemies.

Lore tells us that Nords are called the children of the sky.  They are a tall race of light-haired humans who are known for their resistance to cold and magical frost.  They strive to excel in all manner of warfare and expand their martial art skills beyond traditional methods.

Nords are fierce, strong, and enthusiastic warriors.  The Nordic culture loves music and mead.  Most Nords dress in animal skills or cotton clothing.  Nords are also superstitious and hold a bitter resentment toward elves of all races.  Most Nords prefer simplicity over worldliness and value honor and family.

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In-Game Race Description And Passives

Within the game, Nords are described as: The racial skills of the Nords reflect their strong and hardy natures, giving them bonuses to two-handed weapon use, duration of effects from drinks, physical, spell, and frost resistance, ultimate generation, as well as base health and stamina.

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Reveler

This passive is unlocated at the player level of 1.  It increases experience gain with the Two-Handed skill line by 15% and increase the duration of any consumed drink by 15 minutes.

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Resist Frost

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

  • Level 5 – increases Max Health by 333 and Frost Resistance by 1540
  • Level 15 – increases Max Health by 666 and Frost Resistance by 3080
  • Level 30 – increases Max Health by 1000 and Frost Resistance by 4620
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Stalwart

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

  • Level 10 – increase Max Stamina by 500.  When you take damage, you gain 1 Ultimate.  This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
  • Level 20 – increase Max Stamina by 1000.  When you take damage, you gain 2 Ultimate.  This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
  • Level 40 – increase Max Stamina by 1500.  When you take damage, you gain 5 Ultimate.  This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
Nord Rugged Passive Icon

Rugged

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

  • Level 25 – increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 866
  • Level 35 – increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 1732
  • Level 50 – increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 2600
Nord Male Figure
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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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