If you want to play The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim as an archer/thief/assassin then a Khajiit may be just right for you!
- Eye of Night: you basically gain nightvision for 60 seconds. Unlike some races you can cast this unlimited times per day. Try to use this skill as much as possible to shed some light on the darkest dungeons.
- Khajiit Claws
- +5 to Archery
- +5 to Lockpicking
- +5 to Pickpocket
- +5 to Alchemy
- +5 to One handed combat
About this Skyrim Race
The bonusses to Pickpock and Lockpicking make the Khajiit and excellent thief. Surely you will have to raise those skills before they really start raking in money and you might want to spend a few perk-points in Lockpicking (Quick Hands and Locksmith are very useful!) and Pickpocket (Light Finger and Cutpurse) to rapidly improve your chances of success.
If you raise you Sneak level to match the above skills then you’ll find yourself rich in no time. Your Khajiit will be able to sneak in, get the cash or items and get out. Maybe joining the Thieves Guild will be a good idea…
The Khajiit in Skyrim also gain an initial bonus to One Handed. This will help you assassinate targets if combined with sneak. If you REALLY want to become a successfull assassin you will need the Assassin’s Blade skill from the Sneak perks. This will allow your dagger to do 15x times it’s normal damage. An enchanted dagger which does 12 base damage + 15 fire damage will kill pretty much anything with one blow (total damage 27 x 15 = 405). If that’s still not good enough you’ll need to get the gloves from the Dark Brotherhood, they’ll double the damage from the Backstab perk: your dagger damage will be 27 times 30 = 810. How is that for a sneak attack…
Another suitable role for a Khajiit would be an assassin. If you combine an acceptable level of the Alchemy skill with Archery or One handed combat you can create an great assassin. Keep in mind that you can also use the Eye of Night skill as much as you want every day so use it to your advantage if you’re either stealing stuff or killing stuff…
Weakness of the Khajiit
While Khajiit make excellent assassins and thieves, they don’t make great warriors if you haven’t trained them that way. If you can you’ll have to kill your opponent if they haven’t detected you yet. Once they have you’ll either need to deliver your damage fast or get the hell out.
Don’t think you can go toe-to-toe with a Nord, Redguard or Orc without the proper training, or without sneaking in for the kill. You will fight very bravely… and die very quickly.