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Male Huntsman
Female Huntsman

Huntsmen are a humanoid Daedric race primarily associated with the Daedric Prince of Hunt, Hircine.[1] They were also found in the service of Demiprince Fa-Nuit-Hen.[2] Huntsmen are known to be highly intelligent beings, and make capable hunters, warriors and mages.[3]

These mysterious humanoid servants of Hircine from the Hunting Grounds were described as "spear-shakers, fewterers, and whippers-in of the Lord of the Hunting Grounds". The appearance of Huntsmen was believed to evoke Hircine's Aspects. Mortal followers of Hircine honored him by emulating Huntsmen apparel.[1] They follow Hircine and pursue great beasts, people, and even their own kind.[4] Little is known of their goals and desires, though they have said that they can only feel "alive" through killing mortals.[5]

Huntsmen appear to resemble Men and Mer, but these daedra make references to wearing the skin of their mortal prey to live as them, leaving it ambiguous as to what their true forms look like.[5] Like other Daedra, they have daedric hearts.[6][7] They are also typically seen wearing masks resembling bird's faces.[8][7] At least some of the Huntsmen can turn into werebeasts.[2] Although little is known of their hierarchy there are four known ranks among them: Davlinn,[6] Duneir,[9] Gamir,[8] and Mar-Gamir.[7]

Huntsmen weapons are often adorned with antlers. Axes evoke Uricanbeg, the Stag aspect of Hircine. Their iconic bows are composite of wood, horn, antler, and hide and honor Storihbeg, the Wolf Aspect of Hircine. Their single-edged daggers pay homage to Gulibeg the Quick Fox and maces represent Hrokkibeg the Mighty Bear. Staves used by Huntsmen, similarly to the axes represent the Stag aspect and are designed to amplify both Destruction and Restoration magic. Destruction spells are cast from the front end and Restoration are cast from the hind.[1]

Huntsmen in general favor relatively light armor choices for agility and swiftness, but their pauldrons are sturdy. Their boots are based on the boots worn by Hircine in his Alrabeg the Hunter aspect.[1] They wear the skins of their kills and even speak of wanting to live as them on Nirn, as they seek to make their hunting grounds.[5]


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  1. ^ a b c d Crafting Motif 65: Huntsman StyleUraccanach the Witchman (as transcribed by Juno Procillus, Academy of Chorrol)
  2. ^ a b Angirgoth, Huntsman Frostbiter, Huntsman Chillbane and Huntsman Heartfinder in Maelstrom Arena in ESO
  3. ^ The Huntsmen ability to speak, combat capabilities and spellcasting abilities in The Elder Scrolls Online
  4. ^ The Hunting Grounds (Malabal Tor)'s loading screen text
  5. ^ a b c Huntsmen dialogue in ESO
  6. ^ a b Huntsman Davlinn's appearance in ESO
  7. ^ a b c Huntsman Mar-Gamir's appearance in ESO
  8. ^ a b Huntsman Gamir's appearance in ESO
  9. ^ Huntsman Duneir's appearance in ESO