A great scout, an amazing archer and friend of the animals: the Bosmer race has it all in The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
- 50% resistance to Poison
- Command Animal: you can cast this power once per day to command any animal to be your ally for 60 seconds.
- 50% resistance to Disease
- +5 to Pickpocket
- +5 to Sneak
- +5 to Light Armor
- +5 to Alchemy
- +5 to Lockpicking
- +10 to Archery
About this Skyrim Race
The Skyrim Bosmer excell as scouts and thieves; you can either sneak up to a character with the bonus to Sneak and kill them up close. Not your style? Then by all means take them out at a range with bow and arrow. The Bosmer are related to the high elves (Altmer) but don’t have the same aptitude to magic. Sure, they can use magic but you’d do best primarily making this character a scout and archer.
With bonusses to Sneak, Light Armor and Pickpocket you can really make your Bosmer character an asset to the Thieves Guild. If you combine the above with Alchemy and Archery and you can join the Dark Brotherhood as a sniper and assassin. Keep in mind you can create greate poisons and potions with Alchemy! Especially the poisons can be very interesting for Archers and Assassins.
If you invest in the Alchemy skill in both time and gold then you can make this quite money maker: just pick up ingredients wherever you come and you can create potions and poisons to sell or use them yourself.
The main skill for the Skyrim Bosmer is of course their Archery. If you level your Archery skill you can get some real interesting and fun perks (how about zooming with your bow and slowing down time at the same time…?). Combine this with stealth and you can kill enemies from great range before they even detect you.
Your resistance to poison and disease will help you stay healthy in the wilderness of Skyrim.
Powers you can cast daily are often overlooked. Please do not overlook the power/trait of the Bosmer: the Command Animal trait. With this trait you can temporarily gain the alliance of any animal (Dragon included?) for 60 seconds. It might just come in handy if you’re being chased down by a hungry bear…
How useful the “Resist Disease” skill will be remains to be seen as more information on the diseases present in Skyrim comes in.
Weakness of the Bosmer
Choosing for a Bosmer character can make you a great sniper, but you will have to stay at range until you’ve developed up-close skills such as Destruction Magic or One Handed combat. Your light armor can negate several blows but if a Giant catches you up close your light armor will not help you much…