The Races of Tyria
Create and customize your character from the five main races of Tyria: noble humans, valiant norn, ferocious charr, ingenious asura, or mysterious sylvari.
Diminutive Mystical ScientistsWhile small in stature, the asura are intellectual giants. Their thirst for knowledge and innovation has made them Tyria's foremost experts on magitech, and their arcane inventions make them powerful allies. Asuran society is competitive and fast-paced, facing each danger as a puzzle to solve—but the urgent threat of the Elder Dragons has forced them to admit that they don't have all the answers.
Mysterious Curious Plant BeingsMost sylvari are connected by the Dream, where their experiences in the world gather like dew under the branches of their mother, the Pale Tree. Some awaken for the first time with a path clear before them, but all must learn to balance freedom with duty, ardor with chivalry, and justice with honor.
A Resilient and Diverse PeopleThe ruins of humanity's cities and shrines lay scattered across Tyria, serving as haunting reminders of their past glory. The Krytan city of Divinity's Reach, however, is very much alive, and stands as testament to human resilience, diversity, and spirit. With their six gods long silent, humankind can choose to fade into obscurity—or create a new future, standing equal with the rest of the world.
Towering Northern HuntersIn any legend worth telling, a single norn would have scaled the Shiverpeaks to hunt the Elder Dragon Jormag and returned with its head. In truth, Jormag drove the norn from their homeland; it lurks undefeated in the mountains, transforming hunters into its icebrood thralls. Any hero who faces it risks having their immortal legend untold, joining the vanquished hundreds in its shadow.
A Regimented Military SocietyOnce led by the fanatical Flame Legion, the charr have cast aside religion. Their strict military culture ensures that each charr has a place in the world…as long as they're able to carry out their duties. They value progress and innovation, despite their bloody history—but while "victory at any cost" is a principle most charr can agree on, having to rely on allies—including their ancient enemies—is a high price to bear.