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What is so great about the imperials?

SotoSoto akron, OHPosts: 171Member
Are they a better race/class than others? Or is it for those with a little extra cash to blow to feel good about themselves?

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,586Member Uncommon
    They have horses
  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    There's nothing really special about them.  I bought it because I like Roman Mythos and how they look, and you can change armor into the Imperial Style.  I've always liked the Imperials for the art.  Other than that there's nothing special about them.  

     

    I do wish they had a passive that you get more gold in your dealings, but the racials they have now are fine.

  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJPosts: 943Member Uncommon

    They have the greatest raw hit point bonus.  They will live where others die.  At any rate it does make me slightly jealous as a player who likes to play tanks, but I wonder if going say breton as a tank and getting the extra magic resist might be better...

    Actually I wonder why there isn't a perk that makes sprint use magicka instead of stamina.  That change would make things a lot easier for melee characters.

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member

    The thing that makes them most special: Their style and demeanor. Imperials know the world is theirs.

    That and they will make a good tank imo.

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  • JemAs666JemAs666 Wylie, TXPosts: 143Member Uncommon
    They are special because you have to pay extra for them!  More Expensive = More Better! of course!!!!
  • ArndushArndush Dallas, TXPosts: 303Member
    Originally posted by Soto
    Are they a better race/class than others? Or is it for those with a little extra cash to blow to feel good about themselves?

    What makes them special? Two things;

    1. Nostalgia for Skyrim and Oblivion
    2. Clever marketing.
    That's about it.
  • alexhpy98721alexhpy98721 bucharestPosts: 250Member

    They are the best for some builds but that is the same for almost any race... they are not OP if that is what you are asking.

    And no i did not get the Imperial Edition so i`m not biased... i felt i`d rather earn the horse and will play a caster so their racials are useless to me.

  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    Originally posted by Arndush

    What makes them special? Two things;

    1. Nostalgia for Skyrim and Oblivion
    2. Clever marketing.
    That's about it.

    And Morrowind.  Oblivion wasn't the first ES game to offer the race.

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Best tank and melee PvP racials.
  • artemisentr4artemisentr4 fresno, CAPosts: 1,431Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg

    There's nothing really special about them.  I bought it because I like Roman Mythos and how they look, and you can change armor into the Imperial Style.  I've always liked the Imperials for the art.  Other than that there's nothing special about them.  

     

    I do wish they had a passive that you get more gold in your dealings, but the racials they have now are fine.

    That's why I will be playing one. Plus the horse is a nice bonus.

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  • ArndushArndush Dallas, TXPosts: 303Member
    Originally posted by CazNeerg
    Originally posted by Arndush

    What makes them special? Two things;

    1. Nostalgia for Skyrim and Oblivion
    2. Clever marketing.
    That's about it.

    And Morrowind.  Oblivion wasn't the first ES game to offer the race.

    Hmm. Forgot about that. I haven't played Morrowind in over a decade.

  • MirshaanMirshaan Glen Allen, VAPosts: 2Member

    Best thing about imperials: 100 gold horse.

    Next cheapest horse is 17,500 gold... HUGE difference.

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  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Best tank and melee PvP racials.

    Care to explain why you think that? I know they're decent racials from a tanking perspective, but I thought Redguard and Nord were considered statistically "better" since they employ racial bonuses that aren't as easily affected by soft caps. Also, for melee PvP, I've read that Orc comes out better thanks to their sprinting racials and health regen.

  • Kayo45Kayo45 Neverland, AKPosts: 293Member
    Its one of the more popular races. One that many many players probably rolled in Skyrim or one of the other ES games. Not sure if this holds true for ESO but theyre the go to human race (IMO) for a more physical class. Bretons are more inclined to magic while Imperials arent the best of the best but theyre still better than Bretons for melee. Sure, there are Redguards, but they have a very particular look to them which a lot of players prefer not to play as (you might even say, a 'minority' of players choose Redguard  for human. Thats my  thoughts on it anyway ... id have probably rolled Khajit anyway, maybe even Wood Elf, though Imperial wouldve been a close third depending on what the gear looks like.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,496Member Uncommon

    They can sweep floors and scrub things with their helmets.

    No other race can do that, they have to waste inventory slots for brooms.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    I really love how the characters look. No, not so much the armor, the faces have a beautiful "italian" look. They really created a good looking race here. ^^ But of course the Roman style armor are cool, too.

    Technically the tanking racial skills make them the best tanks later on I presume, but then I never was a min-maxxer and care little about these things.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,973Member Uncommon

    It's obvious, they are part of "The Club", and everyone else who isn't is jealous. image

     

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  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,797Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Best tank and melee PvP racials.

    I don't know about that.  Both Nords and Orc's are pretty strong to.  I'm not sure at 50++ those bonuses are going to matter much regardless.

  • JuukBawxJuukBawx New Orleans Baby!, LAPosts: 4Member

    Due to Imperials turning traitor to Cyrodil and what not storywise, they will be few and far between, thus being locked behind a pay wall or whatever, they will not be as common of a race.

    Thats my understanding.

  • Bad.dogBad.dog Belleville, ONPosts: 1,108Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran

    It's obvious, they are part of "The Club", and everyone else who isn't is jealous. image

     

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  • MeridiasBeaconMeridiasBeacon baltimore, MDPosts: 86Member

    The racial stats doesn't give any advantage. Zenimax copy/pasted the Breton's face and used it for Imperials. Nothing special there. I would say the imperial horse is the unique item on the IE that stands out. And the imperial armor crafting is something that non IE players will be able to get at some point during their adventures.

    Playing an imperial with one-handed/shield increases experience gain with the one-handed/shield skill line by 15%. But every race has its own 15% boost from specific weapons. However I think Zenimax screwed up the Argonians.

     

  • AratakiArataki Chicago, ILPosts: 239Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by udon
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Best tank and melee PvP racials.

    I don't know about that.  Both Nords and Orc's are pretty strong to.  I'm not sure at 50++ those bonuses are going to matter much regardless.

    I would also give honorable mention to Redguards. And the Argonian extra healing is pretty nifty for tanks, even if I think their weapon choice line is wacky.

    Imperials actually don't look like Bretons, they definitely have a 'harder' and more, as someone else said, Italic look to them. Narrower base faces, sharper features. If they copy pasted anything, it's Redguard. Red Diamond is just health instead of stamina. Both had One Handed Shield line experience, and health instead of max stamina.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member
    Originally posted by MeridiasBeacon

    The racial stats doesn't give any advantage. Zenimax copy/pasted the Breton's face and used it for Imperials. Nothing special there. I would say the imperial horse is the unique item on the IE that stands out. And the imperial armor crafting is something that non IE players will be able to get at some point during their adventures.

    Playing an imperial with one-handed/shield increases experience gain with the one-handed/shield skill line by 15%. But every race has its own 15% boost from specific weapons. However I think Zenimax screwed up the Argonians.

     

    Eh? They don't even remotely look the same, the Bretons and Imperials! It's like saying Swedish and Spanish look the same, just because both are white dudes. The facial details and the skin tones are quite different.

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  • Bad.dogBad.dog Belleville, ONPosts: 1,108Member
    Imperials just look classy ...they have style and grace
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,606Member Uncommon
    They're just greener...on the other side.
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