Imperials are a Race in the Elder Scrolls Online. The Imperial in ESO reside in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, with its proud Empire now collapsed due to a Daedric invasion. Players can select a race during character creation, and different races have different bonuses and associations. Players can change their race by purchasing a Crown Store item.

Imperials are available on the crown store for the price of 2,100 crowns or as part of a collection of exclusive content for those who have purchased the Imperial Edition of the game. Imperials may start as any faction they chose.


Imperial Styles

Players who want to use Imperial themed styles can look for:

Imperial Style

Mannimarco Style


Imperial Houses and Furnishings

The following houses have Imperial themed construction:


The following decorations have Imperial themed accents:

Imperial Banner  ♦  Imperial Banner, Akatosh  ♦  Imperial Banner, Dibella  ♦  Imperial Banner, Kyne  ♦  Imperial Banner, Stendarr  ♦  Imperial Bar, Cabinet  ♦  Imperial Basin, Heavy  ♦  Imperial Basin, Stone  ♦  Imperial Battlemage  ♦  Imperial Bed, Bunk  ♦  Imperial Bed, Canopy  ♦  Imperial Bed, Double  ♦  Imperial Bed, Four-Poster  ♦  Imperial Bed, Single  ♦  Imperial Bench, Fitted  ♦  Imperial Bench, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Bookcase, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Bookcase, Swirled  ♦  Imperial Brazier, Caged  ♦  Imperial Brazier, Firepot  ♦  Imperial Brazier, Spiked  ♦  Imperial Cabinet, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Captain  ♦  Imperial Carpet, Akatosh  ♦  Imperial Carpet, Gilded Dibella  ♦  Imperial Carpet, Kyne  ♦  Imperial Carpet, Stendarr  ♦  Imperial Carpet, Verdant Dibella  ♦  Imperial Chair, Rocking  ♦  Imperial Chair, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Chair, Slatted  ♦  Imperial Chair, Windowed  ♦  Imperial Chest of Drawers  ♦  Imperial Chest, Sturdy  ♦  Imperial Coffer, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Counter, Corner  ♦  Imperial Counter, Long Cabinet  ♦  Imperial Cradle, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Cupboard, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Curio, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Desk, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Desk, Sturdy  ♦  Imperial Desk, Swirled  ♦  Imperial Divider, Curved  ♦  Imperial Divider, Folding  ♦  Imperial Dresser, Open  ♦  Imperial Dresser, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Dresser, Short  ♦  Imperial Footlocker, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Fountain of the Bay  ♦  Imperial Hutch, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Lantern, Wall  ♦  Imperial Lightpost, Full  ♦  Imperial Lightpost, Pair  ♦  Imperial Lightpost, Single  ♦  Imperial Lightpost, Stone  ♦  Imperial Medallion, Crest  ♦  Imperial Mirror, Standing  ♦  Imperial Nightstand, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Pedestal, Chiseled  ♦  Imperial Pedestal, Stone  ♦  Imperial Pew, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Pew, Windowed  ♦  Imperial Pillar, Chipped  ♦  Imperial Pillar, Straight  ♦  Imperial Rack, Cask  ♦  Imperial Rug, Akatosh  ♦  Imperial Rug, Dibella  ♦  Imperial Rug, Kynareth  ♦  Imperial Rug, Stars  ♦  Imperial Rug, Stendarr  ♦  Imperial Shelf, Barrel  ♦  Imperial Shelf, Wall  ♦  Imperial Sideboard, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Statue, Emperor  ♦  Imperial Statue, Knight  ♦  Imperial Statue, Monolith  ♦  Imperial Statue, Obelisk  ♦  Imperial Statue, Warrior  ♦  Imperial Stool, Padded  ♦  Imperial Stool, Sturdy  ♦  Imperial Storm Mage  ♦  Imperial Table, Common  ♦  Imperial Table, Dining  ♦  Imperial Table, Family  ♦  Imperial Table, Formal  ♦  Imperial Table, Game  ♦  Imperial Table, Kitchen  ♦  Imperial Tapestry, Akatosh  ♦  Imperial Tapestry, Dibella  ♦  Imperial Tapestry, Kynareth  ♦  Imperial Tapestry, Stars  ♦  Imperial Tapestry, Stendarr  ♦  Imperial Tent, Commander's  ♦  Imperial Trestle, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Wardrobe, Scrollwork  ♦  Imperial Well, Arched  ♦  Imperial Well, Covered  ♦  Imperial Well, Grated  ♦  Imperial Wine Rack, Scrollwork  ♦  Ragged Imperial Banner


Imperial Racial Skills

Imperial Racial Skills in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) are gained as the player increases his or her Character Level. Players will continue to gain Racial Passives until they reach level 50, which where they will cap out the Skill Line. Each Race has their own set of Skills that make them unique and better suited for certain roles and Builds. Be sure to study these when planning your character, as they can make the difference between a good player and a great player.

Imperial Racial Passives

Imperials make ideal tanks, not only because of their bonuses to Health and Stamina, but because they regain all 3 resources when they deal damage, and have cost reduction for all abilities. Tanks use both Stamina and Magicka quite regularly, and regaining them really helps out. Health is just an added bonus. These same qualities make them a decent choice for PvP as well, though not as good as some other Races.

Best Builds for Imperials

  • Magicka DPS: Not Good (Destruction Staff)
  • Stamina DPS: Passable (Two-Handed Weapon, Dual Weapons, Bow)
  • Healer: Not Good (Restoration Staff)
  • Tank: Excellent (One-Handed and Shield)


Imperial Racial Skills


Increases experience gain with the One-Handed and Shield Line by 15%

Increases your gold gained by 1%.



Rank I - Unlocked at Imperial 5
Increases your Max Health by 600

Rank II - Unlocked at Imperial 15
Increases your Max Health by 1200

Rank III - Unlocked at Imperial 30
Increases your Max Health by 2000


Imperial Mettle

Rank I - Unlocked at Imperial 10
Increases your Max Stamina by 600

Rank II - Unlocked at Imperial 20
Increases your Max Stamina by 1200

Rank III - Unlocked at Imperial 40
Increases your Max Stamina by 2000


Red Diamond

Rank I - Unlocked at Imperial 25
Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 2%.

Rank II - Unlocked at Imperial 35
Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 4%.

Rank III - Unlocked at Imperial 50
Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 6%.




ESO Races
Altmer (High Elf)  ♦  Argonian  ♦  Bosmer (Wood Elf)  ♦  Breton  ♦  Dunmer (Dark Elf)  ♦  Khajiit  ♦  Nord  ♦  Orsimer (Orc)  ♦  Redguard

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