Races in Illyriad
Humans are a great choice of race for a new player to Illyriad as they are the most rounded of races, and therefore allow you to try many different strategies until you find one that best suits your play style.
Dwarves are a strong choice for those who want to rely on their defensive game, although they are also the master creators of the massive siege engines for demolishing an opponent's city.
Elves are one of Illyriad’s more difficult races to play well. Although they tend to make excellent archers and swift riders, it can take valuable time to get an Elven city to a necessary level of magical proficiency, and it takes skill to co-ordinate your empire’s operations around the various waxing and waning cycles of the moon.
Fierce, strong and brave in numbers, Orcs excel in waging an offensive playstyle by using their Goblin, Kobold and Troll minions to wreak havoc across the land.