Morrowind:Classes

The UESPWiki – Your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995
Morrowind(Redirected from Morrowind:Bard)
Jump to: navigation, search
Semi Protection

In Morrowind, every humanoid character has a class, including your character and all NPCs. A character's class reflects their occupation, their position in society, or simply what sorts of things they are good at. In game terms, class comprises three different aspects of a character: Specialization, Favored Attributes, and Major/Minor Skills. Together, these choices have significant impact on the state of your character at the start of the game, as well as how they will develop as they increase in level. When you create a character, you will either create a custom class, or use one of the game's twenty-one predefined classes.

Class Combat Magic Stealth Attribs.
Armorer
ARM
Athletics
ATH
Axe
AXE
Block
BLK
Blunt Weapon
BLU
Heavy Armor
HVA
Long Blade
LBL
Medium Armor
MDA
Spear
SPR
Alchemy
ALC
Alteration
ALT
Conjuration
CON
Destruction
DES
Enchant
ENC
Illusion
ILL
Mysticism
MYS
Restoration
RES
Unarmored
UNA
Acrobatics
ACR
Hand to Hand
H2H
Light Armor
LTA
Marksman
MAR
Mercantile
MER
Security
SEC
Short Blade
SBL
Sneak
SNK
Speechcraft
SPE
Acrobat M m m M M m m M M m AGL, END
Agent m m m m M M m M M M AGL, PER
Archer M M M m m m m M M m AGL, STR
Assassin m m m m M M M m M M INT, SPD
Barbarian m M M M M M m m m m SPD, STR
Bard M M m M m m M m m M INT, PER
Battlemage M M m m M M M m m m INT, STR
Crusader m M M M M m m M m m AGL, STR
Healer m m M m M M m M m M PER, WIL
Knight m M M M M m m m m M PER, STR
Mage m M m M m M M M m m INT, WIL
Monk M m m m M M M m m M AGL, WIL
Nightblade M m M M m m m m M M SPD, WIL
Pilgrim m M m m M m M M m M END, PER
Rogue m M m m m M M M M m PER, SPD
Scout M M M M m m m m m M END, SPD
Sorcerer m m M M M M m M m m END, INT
Spellsword m M m M m m M M m M END, WIL
Thief m M m M m m M M M m AGL, SPD
Warrior m M m M m M M M m m END, STR
Witchhunter m m M M M m m M M m AGL, INT

What Defines a Class

Each class has one of three Specializations: Combat, Magic, or Stealth. Each of the twenty-seven Skills is also classified into one of these Specializations. Your character enjoys a five-point bonus to their starting proficiency in the nine Skills that match the Specialization of their class. They also increase those Skills faster, needing only 80% of the normal experience points for each Skill level. In the table above, the shaded set of Skills for each class indicates their Specialization.

Each class "favors" two of the eight primary Attributes. Your character will start with ten extra points in the favored Attributes of their class, added to the values determined by their race and gender. The final column of the table above shows the favored attributes of each class.

Each class categorizes five Skills as "Major", five others as "Minor", and the remaining seventeen as "Miscellaneous". The greatest significance of this is that only Major and Minor Skills advance your progress toward the next level when they increase. Another benefit, however, is that your character's proficiencies will start at 30 in each Major Skill and 15 in each Minor Skill. Miscellaneous Skills start at 5. These are the values before any bonuses from race or Specialization. The experience points required to increase a Skill are only 75% of normal for Major Skills, but they are increased to 125% of normal for Miscellaneous Skills. In the table above, Major Skills are marked with a capital M, and Minor Skills are marked with a lower-case m.

Choosing a Class

Your character's class is set near the beginning of the game, when you first talk to Socucius Ergalla in the Seyda Neen Census and Excise Office. You have three options for how to go about it. If you choose to "answer his questions", he will ask ten questions and suggest a class based on your answers. See Class Quiz for details. If you choose to "give him the info", you will be able to select one of the predefined classes. The third option, "fill out the forms", will allow you to create and name your own custom class by selecting the Specialization, Favored Attributes, and Major/Minor Skills. You can try any of these options and still have the chance to change your mind and try a different one, but once you confirm all your choices with Socucius, your race, gender, class, and birthsign are fixed and cannot be changed.

Choosing a class is largely a matter of personal taste and style. Fortunately, your choice of class does almost nothing to limit the opportunities available to you for character development, plot, or gameplay. It can simply make some opportunities require more or less effort to exploit. For example, your character need not be a Thief, nor even a Stealth specialist, to join the Thieves Guild, but you may find the Thieves Guild quests to be more challenging if your class considers Skills like Security and Sneak to be Miscellaneous.

Therefore, creating a custom class has no inherent disadvantages, but it does require extra care and consideration. A custom class thrown together haphazardly has every chance of being frustrating to play. The most crippling blunder, arguably, is a lopsided distribution of governing Attributes among your Major, Minor, and Miscellaneous Skills. This can make it extremely challenging to get the best Attribute increases from each level up and cause some Attributes to lag far behind the others when you reach higher levels.

It's also very helpful to learn exactly what actions build experience in each Skill, along with the risks and obstacles to performing those actions successfully. If a Skill starts low because it's Miscellaneous, it can be very tedious or even dangerous to gain experience in it through practice. Beginning with higher proficiencies in some complementary skills can reduce this handicap. For example, it's less dangerous to wield a weapon you are not skilled with when you wear armor that you are skilled in. It's also less time-consuming and expensive to use the weapon repeatedly if you're skilled at repairing it yourself. Taking these things into consideration when choosing Major and Minor skills for a custom class can make your character more enjoyable to play, and allow you to rely on training less often.

One final consideration for custom classes is the option of choosing Luck as a favored attribute. None of the predefined classes do so, but it can be a significant advantage when you want a character that's as balanced as possible. Since Luck can never increase more than one point each level, it will tend to grow much, much more slowly than your other primary Attributes. The instant ten-point bonus for a class that favors it mitigates that substantially, and makes your character just that much better at everything.

Pre-defined Classes

Acrobat

MW-class-Acrobat.jpg
  • In-game Description: Acrobat is a polite euphemism for agile burglars and second-story men. These thieves avoid detection by stealth, and rely on mobility and cunning to avoid capture.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Agility, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Athletics Athletics
Marksman Marksman
Sneak Sneak
Unarmored Unarmored
  • Minor Skills:
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Alteration Alteration
Spear Spear
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Light Armor Light Armor

Agent

MW-class-Agent.jpg
  • In-game Description: Agents are operatives skilled in deception and avoidance, but trained in self-defense and the use of deadly force. Self-reliant and independent, agents devote themselves to personal goals, or to various patrons or causes.
  • NPC Agents generally offer training in their 3 highest skills.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Personality, Agility
  • Major Skills:
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Sneak Sneak
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Light Armor Light Armor
Short Blade Short Blade
  • Minor Skills:
Mercantile Mercantile
Conjuration Conjuration
Block Block
Unarmored Unarmored
Illusion Illusion

Archer

MW-class-Archer.jpg
  • In-game Description: Archers are fighters specializing in long-range combat and rapid movement. Opponents are kept at distance by ranged weapons and swift maneuver, and engaged in melee with sword and shield after the enemy is wounded and weary.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Agility, Strength
  • Major Skills:
Marksman Marksman
Long Blade Long Blade
Block Block
Athletics Athletics
Light Armor Light Armor
  • Minor Skills:
Unarmored Unarmored
Spear Spear
Restoration Restoration
Sneak Sneak
Medium Armor Medium Armor

Assassin

MW-class-Assassin.jpg
  • In-game Description: Assassins are killers who rely on stealth and mobility to approach victims undetected. Execution is with ranged weapons or with short blades for close work. Assassins include ruthless murderers and principled agents of noble causes.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Speed, Intelligence
  • Major Skills:
Sneak Sneak
Marksman Marksman
Light Armor Light Armor
Short Blade Short Blade
Acrobatics Acrobatics
  • Minor Skills:
Security Security
Long Blade Long Blade
Alchemy Alchemy
Block Block
Athletics Athletics

Barbarian

MW-class-Barbarian.jpg
  • In-game Description: Barbarians are the proud, savage warrior elite of the plains nomads, mountain tribes, and sea reavers. They tend to be brutal and direct, lacking civilized graces, but they glory in heroic feats, and excel in fierce, frenzied single combat.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Strength, Speed
  • Major Skills:
Axe Axe
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon
Athletics Athletics
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Light Armor Light Armor
Armorer Armorer
Marksman Marksman
Unarmored Unarmored

Bard

MW-class-Bard.jpg
  • In-game Description: Bards are loremasters and storytellers. They crave adventure for the wisdom and insight to be gained, and must depend on sword, shield, spell and enchantment to preserve them from the perils of their educational experiences.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Personality, Intelligence
  • Major Skills:
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Alchemy Alchemy
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Long Blade Long Blade
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Mercantile Mercantile
Illusion Illusion
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Enchant Enchant
Security Security

Battlemage

MW-class-Battlemage.jpg
  • In-game Description: Battlemages are wizard-warriors, trained in both lethal spellcasting and heavily armored combat. They sacrifice mobility and versatility for the ability to supplement melee and ranged attacks with elemental damage and summoned creatures.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Intelligence, Strength
  • Major Skills:
Alteration Alteration
Destruction Destruction
Conjuration Conjuration
Axe Axe
Heavy Armor Heavy Armor
  • Minor Skills:
Mysticism Mysticism
Long Blade Long Blade
Marksman Marksman
Enchant Enchant
Alchemy Alchemy
  • Spells:
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Bound Dagger (Bound Dagger for 60 sec on self)
Summon Ancestral Ghost (Summon Ancestral Ghost for 60sec on self)
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)

Crusader

MW-class-Crusader.jpg
  • In-game Description: Any heavily armored warrior with spellcasting powers and a good cause may call himself a Crusader. Crusaders do well by doing good. They hunt monsters and villains, making themselves rich by plunder as they rid the world of evil.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Agility, Strength
  • Major Skills:
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon
Long Blade Long Blade
Destruction Destruction
Heavy Armor Heavy Armor
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Restoration Restoration
Armorer Armorer
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Alchemy Alchemy
  • Spells
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)

Healer

MW-class-Healer.jpg
  • In-game Description: Healers are spellcasters who swear solemn oaths to heal the afflicted and cure the diseased. When threatened, they defend themselves with reason and disabling attacks and magic, relying on deadly force only in extremity.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Willpower, Personality
  • Major Skills:
Restoration Restoration
Mysticism Mysticism
Alteration Alteration
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Speechcraft Speechcraft
  • Minor Skills:
Illusion Illusion
Alchemy Alchemy
Unarmored Unarmored
Light Armor Light Armor
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon
  • Spells:
Hearth Heal (Restore Health 20-80pts on self)
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Detect Creature (Detect Animal 50-150ft for 5sec on self)

Knight

MW-class-Knight.jpg
  • In-game Description: Of noble birth, or distinguished in battle or tourney, knights are civilized warriors, schooled in letters and courtesy, governed by the codes of chivalry. In addition to the arts of war, knights study the lore of healing and enchantment.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Strength, Personality
  • Major Skills:
Long Blade Long Blade
Axe Axe
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Heavy Armor Heavy Armor
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Restoration Restoration
Mercantile Mercantile
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Enchant Enchant
Armorer Armorer

Mage

MW-class-Mage.jpg
  • In-game Description: Most mages claim to study magic for its intellectual rewards, but they also often profit from its practical applications. Varying widely in temperament and motivation, mages share but one thing in common - an avid love of spellcasting.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Intelligence, Willpower
  • Major Skills:
Mysticism Mysticism
Destruction Destruction
Alteration Alteration
Illusion Illusion
Restoration Restoration
  • Minor Skills:
Enchant Enchant
Alchemy Alchemy
Unarmored Unarmored
Short Blade Short Blade
Conjuration Conjuration
  • Spells
Hearth Heal (Restore Health 20-80pts on self)
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)
Chameleon (Chameleon 10% for 30sec on self)
Sanctuary (Sanctuary 10pts for 30sec on self)
Detect Creature (Detect Animal 50-150ft for 5sec on self)

Monk

MW-class-Monk.jpg
  • In-game Description: Monks are students of the ancient martial arts of hand-to-hand combat and unarmored self defense. Monks avoid detection by stealth, mobility, and Agility, and are skilled with a variety of ranged and close-combat weapons.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Agility, Willpower
  • Major Skills:
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Unarmored Unarmored
Athletics Athletics
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Sneak Sneak
  • Minor Skills:
Block Block
Marksman Marksman
Light Armor Light Armor
Restoration Restoration
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon

Nightblade

MW-class-Nightblade.jpg
  • In-game Description: Nightblades are spellcasters who use their magics to enhance mobility, concealment, and stealthy close combat. They have a sinister reputation, since many nightblades are thieves, enforcers, assassins, or covert agents.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Willpower, Speed
  • Major Skills:
Mysticism Mysticism
Illusion Illusion
Alteration Alteration
Sneak Sneak
Short Blade Short Blade
  • Minor Skills:
Light Armor Light Armor
Unarmored Unarmored
Destruction Destruction
Marksman Marksman
Security Security
  • Spells:
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)
Chameleon (Chameleon 10% for 30sec on self)
Sanctuary (Sanctuary 10pts for 30sec on self)
Detect Creature (Detect Animal 50-150ft for 5sec on self)

Pilgrim

MW-class-Pilgrim.jpg
  • In-game Description: Pilgrims are travellers, seekers of truth and enlightenment. They fortify themselves for road and wilderness with arms, armor, and magic, and through wide experience of the world, they become shrewd in commerce and persuasion.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Personality, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Mercantile Mercantile
Marksman Marksman
Restoration Restoration
Medium Armor Medium Armor
  • Minor Skills:
Illusion Illusion
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Short Blade Short Blade
Block Block
Alchemy Alchemy
  • Spells:
Hearth Heal (Restore Health 20-80pts on self)

Rogue

MW-class-Rogue.jpg
  • In-game Description: Rogues are adventurers and opportunists with a gift for getting in and out of trouble. Relying variously on charm and dash, blades and business sense, they thrive on conflict and misfortune, trusting to their luck and cunning to survive.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Speed, Personality
  • Major Skills:
Short Blade Short Blade
Mercantile Mercantile
Axe Axe
Light Armor Light Armor
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
  • Minor Skills:
Block Block
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Athletics Athletics
Long Blade Long Blade

Scout

MW-class-Scout.jpg
  • In-game Description: Scouts rely on stealth to survey routes and opponents, using ranged weapons and skirmish tactics when forced to fight. By contrast with barbarians, in combat scouts tend to be cautious and methodical, rather than impulsive.
  • NPC Scouts generally offer training in their 3 highest skills.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Speed, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Sneak Sneak
Long Blade Long Blade
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Athletics Athletics
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Marksman Marksman
Alchemy Alchemy
Alteration Alteration
Light Armor Light Armor
Unarmored Unarmored

Sorcerer

MW-class-Sorcerer.jpg
  • In-game Description: Though spellcasters by vocation, sorcerers rely most on summonings and enchantments. They are greedy for magic scrolls, rings, armor and weapons, and commanding undead and Daedric servants gratifies their egos.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Intelligence, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Enchant Enchant
Conjuration Conjuration
Mysticism Mysticism
Destruction Destruction
Alteration Alteration
  • Minor Skills:
Illusion Illusion
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Heavy Armor Heavy Armor
Marksman Marksman
Short Blade Short Blade
  • Spells:
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Bound Dagger (Bound Dagger for 60 sec on self)
Summon Ancestral Ghost (Summon Ancestral Ghost for 60sec on self)
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)
Detect Creature (Detect Animal 50-150ft for 5sec on self)

Spellsword

MW-class-Spellsword.jpg
  • In-game Description: Spellswords are spellcasting specialists trained to support Imperial troops in skirmish and in battle. Veteran spellswords are prized as mercenaries, and well-suited for careers as adventurers and soldiers-of-fortune.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Willpower, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Block Block
Restoration Restoration
Long Blade Long Blade
Destruction Destruction
Alteration Alteration
  • Minor Skills:
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon
Enchant Enchant
Alchemy Alchemy
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Axe Axe
  • Spells:
Hearth Heal (Restore Health 20-80pts on self)
Shield (Shield 5pts for 30sec on self)
Water Walking (Water Walking for 60sec on self)
Fire Bite (Fire Damage 15-30pts on touch)

Thief

MW-class-Thief.jpg
  • In-game Description: Thieves are pickpockets and pilferers. Unlike robbers, who kill and loot, thieves typically choose stealth and subterfuge over violence, and often entertain romantic notions of their charm and cleverness in their acquisitive activities.
  • Specialization: Stealth
  • Attributes: Speed, Agility
  • Major Skills:
Security Security
Sneak Sneak
Acrobatics Acrobatics
Light Armor Light Armor
Short Blade Short Blade
  • Minor Skills:
Marksman Marksman
Speechcraft Speechcraft
Hand-to-hand Hand-to-hand
Mercantile Mercantile
Athletics Athletics

Warrior

MW-class-Warrior.jpg
  • In-game Description: Warriors are the professional men-at-arms, soldiers, mercenaries, and adventurers of the Empire, trained with various weapons and armor styles, conditioned by long marches, and hardened by ambush, skirmish, and battle.
  • Specialization: Combat
  • Attributes: Strength, Endurance
  • Major Skills:
Long Blade Long Blade
Medium Armor Medium Armor
Heavy Armor Heavy Armor
Athletics Athletics
Block Block
  • Minor Skills:
Armorer Armorer
Spear Spear
Marksman Marksman
Axe Axe
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon

Witchhunter

MW-class-Witchhunter.jpg
  • In-game Description: Witchhunters are dedicated to rooting out and destroying the perverted practices of dark cults and profane sorcery. They train for martial, magical, and stealthy war against vampires, witches, warlocks, and necromancers.
  • Specialization: Magic
  • Attributes: Intelligence, Agility
  • Major Skills:
Conjuration Conjuration
Enchant Enchant
Alchemy Alchemy
Light Armor Light Armor
Marksman Marksman
  • Minor Skills:
Unarmored Unarmored
Block Block
Blunt Weapon Blunt Weapon
Sneak Sneak
Mysticism Mysticism
  • Spells:
Bound Dagger (Bound Dagger for 60 sec on self)
Summon Ancestral Ghost (Summon Ancestral Ghost for 60sec on self)

See Also


Personal tools
 What is this Ad?
Report Ad