Generally speaking, a Character is the in-game manifestation of the live player. Once created, a character cannot be deleted for seven days. Each player account allows for at least five and up to seven character slots, depending on the used tokens and version of the game is purchased. The exceptions are Siege Perilous and Mugen shards, where only one character per player account is allowed.

Character Creation

Main Article: Create a New Character

There are four steps to character creation in Ultima Online:


Main Article: Races

There are three playable races in Ultima Online each having unique racial abilities:


Main Article: Humans

Protectors of Britannia, Humans have adapted to their environment, improving many beneficial traits and abilities:

Strong Back
Years of hard work allow more weight to be carried on strong backs.
Medallion strong back.gif Humans have an increased carrying capacity above what is determined by their strength.
  • Carry an additional 60 Stones of weight
Adept at recovering from adversity, humans regain health more quickly than in times past.
Medallion tough.gif Humans regenerate hit points faster than normal.
Enterprising techniques have led to breakthroughs in resource recovery.
Medallion workhorse.gif Humans have a better chance at finding more resources while gathering hides, ore and lumber.
Jack of all Trades
Diverse inclinations attune humans to a base understanding of nearly all learned behaviors.
Medallion jack of all trades.gif Humans have a basic ability in all skills, even untrained ones.

Note - As of Publish 64, it no longer contributes towards mana discounts on Special Moves. If players do not have 200 or more modified points in various combat skills (Swordsmanship, Mace Fighting, Fencing, Archery, Throwing, Parry, Lumberjacking, Stealth, Poisoning, Bushido, and Ninjitsu), their special moves will use the full mana cost.


Main Article: Elves

Founders of Heartwood and attuned to nature, Elves have special traits and abilities:

Night Sight
Exceptional vision, even at night.
Night sight medallion.gif Elves always have the effect of a full strength Night Sight spell.
Infused with Magic
Resilient skin has an increased capacity to resist damage from energy attacks.
Infused medallion.gif Elves have an increased energy resistance cap. Elven players must still increase their actual resistances through normal means (i.e. through equipment and magical effects).
  • +5 to Energy Resistance cap (75 total)
Difficult to Track
Difficult to track.
Difficult to track medallion.gif Elves are more difficult to track than humans.
Increased perception of both hidden creatures and resources.
Perception medallion.gif Elves gain an increased chance to passively detect hidden monsters and enemies.
Knowledge of Nature
and resources.
Knowledge of nature medallion.gif Elves receive an increase to their chance of acquiring special resources such as colored ore when mining or special boards when lumberjacking.
Wise in nature; harmonious affinity for casting spells.
Wisdom medallion.gif Elves receive a bonus to their maximum mana.


Main Article: Gargoyles

Presented as community-minded and strongly principled, Gargoyles have special traits and abilities:

A Gargoyle's powerful wings carry them over land as fast as a galloping horse and grant them access to special Gargoyle-only areas.
Flying medallion.png Flying makes it possible for Gargoyles to move at a speed equal to being mounted, or the equivalent being double the usual walking pace of Humans and Elves.
In situations of great danger, a Gargoyle's natural ferocity will take over, granting speed and power at the cost of defenses.
Berserk medallion.png
Master Artisan
A strong cultural emphasis on art and craftsmanship grants the Gargoyles an increased chance to imbue and unravel magical items.
Master artisan medallion.png Gargoyles have an increased chance to imbue and unravel magical items.
Deadly Aim
All Gargoyles are trained from childhood in the skill of Throwing, giving them a basic competence with missile weapons.
Deadly aim medallion.png
  • Minimum Gargoyle skill in Throwing is 20.0.
  • Gargoyles receive a 5% bonus to hit that stacks with HCI and skill bonus.
  • Gargoyle’s hit chance cap has been increased to 50%.
Mystic Insight
Gargoyles have an intuitive understanding of Mysticism, allowing them to cast basic Mysticism spells without further training.
Mystic insight medallion.png


Main Article: Skills

Ultima Online has 58 different Skills currently in game and 3 different Statistics which determine the capabilities of your Character. However, since new players need some time to understand them all, there are also six advised templates.


Warriors are physically the toughest of adventurers, battling their foes in all-out hand to hand combat. Such individuals require great strength to wear heavy armor and survive battles with dangerous foes.
The mage is an expert magic user. Though they have both defensive and offensive magic, mages are especially well-equipped to deal out damage in combat and are most effective at a distance.
Paladins are the holy warriors of the realm. These protectors of the virtues have a number of defensive as well as offensive abilities available to them.
Necromancers wield the dark force of Death itself as a means to find ultimate magic power. They use the power of the other side to both attack their foes and to protect themselves.
The Samurai is an elite warrior who seeks to achieve perfection through battle. They strike with great accuracy, can handle multiple opponents, and have mastered the art of parrying with weapons.
The Ninja is an assassin who uses stealthy tactics and summons deadly magic in combat to confuse and weaken their enemy.
The blacksmith's job is to locate and mine ore, smelt it into ingots, and forge the ingots into weapons and armor to sell at shops or to other players. A new blacksmith should first find a public smithy to use.


If you want to try new skills, you can select the customize button to select up to three skills having no more than 120 skill points in total and adjust your statistics accordingly.


From the Appearance menu, you can select different appearance properties for each race:


Humans can select their:
  • Face Graphic
  • Hair
    • Hair Color
  • Skin Tone
also, if a male character is selected:
  • Facial Hair
    • Facial Hair Color


Elves can select their:
  • Face Graphic
  • Hair
    • Hair Color
  • Skin Tone


Gargoyles can select their:
  • Face Graphic
  • Horn Graphic
    • Horn Color
  • Skin Tone
also, if a male character is selected:
  • Facial Horn
    • Facial Horn Color


You can select the place you want to start the game amongst the locations:


There are eight cities where you can start the game in Trammel:

Ter Mur

You can also start the game inside the only city in Ter Mur:


At this last step, you can select a name for your character.


The name field is case-sensitive. Since your name will afect other players' first impression on your character, it is wise to think the best name that will suit your character. Note that there is a strict Ultima Online Naming Policy.

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