The Best Way To Mod Skyrim

10 Best Skyrim Mods That Make It The Perfect Game. Growing up on a healthy diet of JRPGs and point and click adventure games, young Kenny grew up playing Nintendo and Sony consoles, before becoming a snobby member of the PC Master Race. Nowadays, he resides in a time warp, refusing to believe the nineties ended as he fills up his Steam library with old point and clicks and cRPGs.

You’d think that horses would be the best way to travel, except that walking on foot is much more reliable. Unless you’re scaling a mountain, there’s really no need to bring a steed along for the ride.Luckily, this Skyrim patches how horses work and just makes them much more useful in general. For starters, your horse will no longer die, so you won’t need to fear about jumping off high cliffs or accidentally blasting it with lightning.Moreover, they won’t be a burden during combat and will try to avoid fights as much as possible. The most important thing about this mod, however, is the fact that they walk and sprint much faster, making them the best way to get around the open world.

Sometimes you have no choice but to cover up your pretty little face with something like Miraak’s Mask because it gives you that sweet Magika boost at the cost of looking like a boiled octopus. If you don’t want to look like a complete maniac with your headgear, this Skyrim has the perfect fix.The Auto Unequip Headgear Skyrim mod does exactly what it says, removing any headgear you have as soon as you sheathe your weapon.

You can apply this effect to your followers or all other NPCs in the game if you want to see them without their headpiece. It’s a simple mod that goes a long way if you actually like seeing people’s faces. At the start of your journey in Skyrim, you have the option to customize your character and select which race they’ll be. While the choices don’t have that big of an impact in the long run, some players might still pick a certain race because of their specific bonus.If you want to take their racial passives to the next level, you can use this Skyrim. It adds the following improvements to the game:. ArgonianResistance: +30 health and +50% poison resistance.

BosmerWoodsman: +25% stamina recovery, +15% marksman damage. BretonElfblood: +35 magicka, +10% magicka recovery. DunmerDynamic: +25 Stamina and magicka.

ImperialConditioning: +25 Stamina and Health. KhajiitNimble: +20% better sneaking and pickpocket. NordUnbreakable: +50 health. OrsimerBrawny: +30 health, +15% better armor/weapon improvement. RedguardExhilaration: +40 Stamina, and +15% stamina recovery. AltmerNow have 50% Disease Resistance, in accordance with previous games.

Zelda fans who loved the treasure chest game can now play it in Skyrim thanks to this nifty. The Treasure Chest Game mod adds a new establishment outside Riften near the waterside. Inside, you’ll find the game master who’ll ask for 10 coins to start the game.From there, you’ll have to choose one chest which will contain a prize. If you’re lucky, you’ll pull a key which leads to the next room. If you continue to find keys, it will lead you to the back end, which contains a rare weapon or armor.Another prize you can earn from chests is gold, which is essentially the consolation reward.

Either that or you can end up with nothing and just play it again.And those are our picks for the best Skyrim mods of October 2018. Let us know which one’s your favorite in the comments down below.

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It can be a tough job finding the best Skyrim mods. This is because there’s a lot of them: more than 28,000 Skyrim mods to download on the Steam Workshop, and countless more on Skyrim Nexus. They’re the work of a thriving and diverse scene; an army of fans and bedroom coders determined to make the game a photorealistic fantasy. Or they’re just out to transform farmyard animals into deadly explosives. Whatever floats. But when you’re looking for Skyrim mods, where do you start?Here, actually. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the 100 mods we think are essential to improving Skyrim above and beyond the out-the-box experience.

They’ll make the vanilla 2011-released game look better than even the 2016 Special Edition version. And, best of all, every one of these Skyrim mods is free! No wonder there’s been over between Skyrim and Fallout.If you’ve never modded before, there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to modding Skyrim. The Steam Workshop makes it easy to install and activate mods, and the more advanced ones are simply added to a special folder.

Not sure where to start? Keep reading and we’ll show you the way, young adventurer!.How do I install Skyrim mods?Skyrim is one of the easiest games on PC to mod thanks to its integration with the Steam Workshop.

All you need to do is follow the links we’ve provided to the Workshop pages and ‘Subscribe’ to the mod. This will download and apply the mod to your game with no fuss at all.Some mods are not on the Steam Workshop. For those, we’ve linked to the Skyrim Nexus.

Each mod will have slightly different instructions for installing, so be sure to follow the steps the creator has provided carefully. You’ll likely be adding to the Skyrim ‘Data’ file, which can typically be found at:C:Program FilesSteamsteamappsCommonSkyrimDataWindows will alert you that you’re overwriting files, so press ‘OK’ to accept the changes.

It’s best to make a backup of your Data folder before you start modding in case you need to return Skyrim to its original form. Essential Skyrim ModsUltimate SkyrimThis chonking great mod is the sum of 16 other mods which come together to make Skyrim a more hardcore and unforgiving experience. Aims to do this by adding a greater focuses on roleplaying, with additions of temperature and hunger mechanics, and overhauled combat system.Don’t worry about having to install multiple mods, though. This mega mod comes with a nice feature called Automation, which automates the creation and installation of modpacks.Skyrim Script ExtenderAs the years have gone on, mods for Skyrim have become ever more ambitious and complicated.

In order for some mods to run correctly, the scripting capabilities of Skyrim have to be increased to allow the game to handle more complicated commands. It’s advised that you have installed when modding just in case it’s needed by any mods that catch your eye.Unofficial Skyrim PatchLike every one of Bethesda’s games Skyrim is a bit on the buggy side. Despite heavy patching, the official development team never quite smoothed everything out. The is a regularly updated mod that aims to fix hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text, and placement bugs. For basic performance this mod is essential.Relighting SkyrimHave you ever looked at where the light shines from in Skyrim?

All too frequently it’s from an illogical source (doors that shine – really, Bethesda?). Entirely reprograms the game’s light sources, ensuring light beams come out from fires and stars only, and not from planks of wood.Static Mesh ImprovementA massive mod comprised of numerous Workshop files, works absolute wonders in removing all those horrible niggles from the objects of the world.

Edges have their angles worked away so stones are finally smooth and bowls made round. Textures now run smoothly and those unsightly seams when two textures meet are eradicated. The extra polygons will affect performance slightly, but this really should be at the top of your priorities when it comes to making Skyrim beautiful.FXAA InjectorThe tool of choice for videogame photographer Dead End Thrills, pumps a variety of anti-aliasing techniques into your Skyrim system to help create a much more sharp and vibrant image. Post-processing effects like bloom, technicolor, sharpen, and tonemap can be cranked up or down on a slider system to alter the visual quality to your own personal preference.2K Texturesactually provides textures up to 4K in resolution, a whopping eight times the resolution of vanilla Skyrim, and four times that of the official HD patch. The mod applies new textures to almost everything in Skyrim, from the floors to the skies, and everything inbetween.

The effect is understandably astonishing, as is the system requirements (4 GB RAM and 1 GB video memory). A ‘lite’ version can be used on less powerful systems, or even a mix of full and lite elements for a good balance.SkyUISkyrim is a very solid PC game, but there are telltale signs that it wasn’t solely designed to be played on a computer. The user interface is the leading clue; wholly built to be navigated with a controller. Completely rebuilds the HUD and interface of Skyrim, making it much more friendly for keyboard and mouse users.Sounds of SkyrimA massive mod made up of three packages, adds 450 new sound effects to create a realistically noisy world. It eliminates moments of unnatural silence with birdsong and wind out in the wilderness, and the hustle and bustle of human life in cities. Walk by doors and windows to overhear what’s going on inside. Approach cave entrances to listen to the drip and echoes within.

Effects change depending on the time of day too, with nocturnal animals sounding out at night, and children shrieking during the day.Moonpath to ElsweyrTravel to, a tropical region inhabited by a great variety of new creatures. Hunt hyenas in the desert and stalk raptors in the jungle as you complete the six quests of this storyline revealing wonders of the area.

The jungle areas are particularly impressive, and there’s a notable amount of care taken with creating the characters of Elsweyr, who are all voice acted for a little extra immersion. It’s worth grabbing the too as it boosts the mod’s visuals to 2K quality.DwemertechThe Dwemer left Tamriel years ago, but a small council of scientists stayed behind and are now planning to bring the Dwemer back to the world. A powerful mage is required to help them, and the rewards will be plentiful if they succeed. You’ll need a character with a skill level of 40 in Destruction, Alteration, or Restoration to start this quest, which will take you to an elaborate Dwemer base on Masser. 42 new spells make up part of the mix, but rather than being traditional magic these are Dwemer ‘bionics’, allowing you to tap into the technology of the dwarves. There’s an unusual sci-fi feel to the environments and props, making a exceptionally fresh experience within Skyrim.Bear MusicianThe most gallant heroes always have a minstrel in tow to sing of their noble deeds and tremendous victories.

Make your minstrel something the townsfolk will never forget with this. Skyrim graphics modsSkyrim is a gorgeous game, but it’s by no means at the top of its game. Take a quick look at Dead End Thrills and you’ll see that, with a bit of tweaking, the land of the Nords can look nothing short of ‘next-gen’. It’s not difficult to achieve either; even the most novice PC gamer can enhance their Skyrim experience by clicking the ‘Subscribe’ button in the Steam Workshop on these mods, and hey presto, we’re playing a Skyrim HD remake.A Quality World MapOne of the most popular mods, boosts the visuals on Skyrim’s world map, adding plenty of details like clearly defined roads and much more texture in the mountains and plains of grass.

It also includes the Solstheim map for anyone with the Dragonborn DLC. Pure WeatherCombining well with Pure Waters is, which affects rivers with better shores, but also brings some phenomenal rain, snow, and fog effects into Skyrim’s skies.

Mountains look especially beautiful when shrouded in Pure Weather’s astonishing fog clouds.Better EmbersIf water is considered difficult to replicate in games then fire must be written off as impossible. While Skyrim’s fire effects continue to be that awkward gif-style flicker, introduces some warm-looking fire residue to the world’s hearths. These pinpricks of glowing heat replace the default chunky slabs of light to create some truly mesmerising fire pits.

Deeper SnowIn certain areas of Skyrim snow is dynamic and builds up over time. While technically impressive, these gradually growing snow piles are rendered in an ugly pure-white texture that makes it look like a bucket of paint was tipped over the landscape. Turn these regions into blankets of crisp-looking fluffy snow with.Logical GrassWhen trekking through Skyrim’s wilderness, its natural carpet can feel a little like weeds pushing through concrete rather than dense undergrowth. Improves grassy regions, populating them with multiple times more blades and wild foliage elements for a believably natural look.Enhanced BloodHas someone been bleeding around here or did they just drop a jar of strawberry syrup?

That’s frequently the question posed by Skyrim’s forensic investigators when visiting crime scenes because the default blood textures appear more like globs of strawberry puree than human plasma. Does away with splats and replaces them with high-resolution spatter patterns with just the right viscosity.Wet and ColdSkyrim is a chilly place. There are so many opportunities to get wet-through or frosted by snow, yet the effect is never seen. Enter, a mod that adds numerous weather effects to characters. Snow gets caught in hair and sticks to clothes, water drips from armour, breath steams on cold air, and NPCs run home during storms.Eyes of BeautyThere’s no bigger culprit than the dreaded ‘dead eyes’ when it comes to breaking immersion. Adds a stunning collection of realistic eyes to Skyrim’s characters, making NPCs’ soul windows something you’ll want to gaze into like a besotted schoolgirl.Real GlaciersThe northern regions of Skyrim are filled with vast ice formations.

Makes them an unmissable attraction, recolouring them from a frosted window effect to a much more realistic ice finish, complete with crack lines and a glassy reflective surface.Lanterns of Skyrimadds a variety of new lamps to the world in a selection of logical places. The new light sources certainly help navigation in the dark, but it’s the feeling of life that they add that’s the true value. Skyrim feels lived in, populated, and functioning, all thanks to a few extra candles. Towns and Villages EnhancedA pack of enhancements for every town and outlying village in Skyrim, the adds numerous extra details to the world’s populated areas. The most notable is trees; there are trees in every garden, roadside, and grass patch. For some people this will be a little too much, but it does radically transform the feel of each town, and those extra leaves banishes the harshness of bare stone.Enhanced also throws in a boatload of chickens into towns, just in case things weren’t Fable-like enough for you.Immersive Saturation BoostAs strong as Skyrim’s art is, there’s no denying that its colours are a bit washed out. In the chilly mountainous areas this is fine, but take a walk in a forest on a sunny day and it just won’t feel as lush as you wish it did.

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Injects the world with a pack of melted crayons, strengthening those autumn oranges and boosting the fresh greens. The effect may be a little bold for those who prefer the Winterfell look, but for those tired of the drab, this mod is the miracle cure.Relighting SkyrimHave you ever looked at where the light shines from in Skyrim? All too frequently it’s from an illogical source (doors that shine – really, Bethesda?). Entirely reprograms the game’s light sources, ensuring light beams come out from fires and stars only, and not from planks of wood.Detailed CitiesIf the astonishing influx of trees in the Towns and Villages Enhanced mod drives you crackers, but vanilla Skyrim feels too bare, then a subscription toshould keep you happy. A healthy middle ground, Detailed Cities plants some trees and adds some decor without completely reinventing the look of Skyrim’s settlements.Vurt FloraBring the varieties of flora up to uncountable levels with.

This mod makes forested areas absolutely stunning, peppering the undergrowth with a plethora of colourful blooms and grasses.HD Plants & HerbsSkyrim’s flora suffers significantly at the hands of the resolution gods, their low pixel-count turning them into splodges rather than petalled beauties. Sharpens them up and makes them bloom with sharp, defined leaves.

Static Mesh ImprovementA massive mod comprised of numerous Workshop files, works absolute wonders in removing all those horrible niggles from the objects of the world. Edges have their angles worked away so stones are finally smooth and bowls made round. Textures now run smoothly and those unsightly seams when two textures meet are eradicated. The extra polygons will impact performance slightly, but this really should be at the top of your priorities when it comes to making Skyrim beautiful. Advanced Skyrim graphics modsFor the more savvy PC user, the following visual enhancements require a little more tinkering. But for the price of some file adjustments and faffing around, you can transform Skyrim into an absolutely awe-inspiring work of art. Climates of TamrielA weather and atmosphere modification, entirely recalibrates the weather and lighting of Skyrim for a much more realistic and picturesque world.

Clouds, sunsets, storms, rain, and mists are just some of the thousands of effects that it adds, with everything created from scratch. The entire lighting system is handcrafted for more realistic sun and starlight. The impact to the game’s atmosphere in indisputable.

It’ll hammer your system, but if your PC has the muscle this is a must-have.2K Texturesactually provides textures up to 4K in resolution, a whopping eight times the resolution of vanilla Skyrim, and four times that of the official HD patch. The mod applies new textures to almost everything in Skyrim, from the floors to the skies, and everything inbetween. The effect is understandably astonishing, as is the requirement (4 GB RAM and 1 GB video memory). A ‘lite’ version can be used on less powerful systems, or even a mix of full and lite elements for a good balance.

Skyrim gameplay modsMods are much more than mere visual enhancers as they can fundamentally change the way the game operates. These mods change the way you play Skyrim, from adding new methods of attacking, through different ways to traverse the world, and altering the way the user interface works.Cutting Room FloorSkyrim comes with a lot of content: we’re talking hundreds of hours of things to do before you even start messing with mods. But did you know there’s even more than that in vanilla Skyrim? The game is full of content that never made the final cut, hidden away from view. Restores NPCs, quests, items, and other miscellaneous doodads that were denied a place in the final build.Lightweight potionsSkyrim can be quite the challenge when the difficulty is cranked up. With bigger beasts comes bigger wounds, and you’ll need to be chugging potions to keep yourself healthy. At 0.5 weight per potions, these curatives are pretty light, but if they were nothing more than feathers you could certainly have more at hand for when the going gets tough.

Reduces potions to 0.1 weight so you’re able to carry more than enough for the journey.Potion of Ultimate LevellingSkyrim is the kind of game you’ll happily put hours into, but when you roll a new character, sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend days levelling them up. For a quick jump to the fun stuff with a new character, simply brew this, guzzle it down, and increase every skill by 85.Hazard GamblingModern RPGs always have a minigame or two to distract you (see The Witcher 3’s Gwent card game), but Skyrim is lacking in any fun pastimes. This adds the dice game Hazard to Skyrim’s taverns. It’s an old English game, which was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, based on betting on dice rolled in a cup.Become High King of SkyrimWhen you complete everything there is to do in Skyrim, those randomised quests asking to to find swords lost down wells just don’t cut it. So use this mod to and start bossing lesser souls about. Have people jailed, executed, or enslaved, order anyone to yield their possessions to you, demand anyone in the world becomes your follower, and command an army.You’ll need to complete a quest to prove yourself worthy, though – just downloading a mod doesn’t make you king by default!Interesting NPCsSkyrim has hundreds of people in its world, but so many of them are just bland character cutouts like ‘old man’ or ‘farmer’. Add some realism to the world with.

Now everyone you meet will have huge dialogue trees that let you learn about them and roleplay conversation. Voiced by a cast of over 80 voice actors, this mod really brings the citizens of Skyrim to life.Dwemer Dogs companionsDogs, as the entire internet will tell you, are great. So great that they need to be in at least your peripheral vision at every moment of the day. That’s where this can help out. You can use a spell to summon a robotic dog to stand by your side for a whole hour. Sure, they can’t actually do anything other than bark and be astonishingly cute, but who needs function when the form is so good?Sneak ToolsBy and large, Skyrim doesn’t do sneaking all that well.

To make a stealth playthrough more compelling, use this mod to add a variety of new to your arsenal. Now you can slit throats, knock people unconscious, conceal your identity with a mask, extinguish lights, and use Thief-like special arrows, including the rope arrows!Invested MagicMagic may be a tempting route to take in Skyrim, but the way sorcery functions in the game can make it very off-putting. Addresses Skyrim’s poor buff systems by making them an ‘investment’; casting them only costs ten mana points, but those points are deducted from your total mana pool for as long as the spell lasts. Buffs last for much longer now – removing the need to constantly re-cast – but the trade-off is a smaller mana reserve for other spells.

A much more logical way of handling armour spells, we’re sure you’ll agree. Midas Magic Evolvedis an excellent mod that adds a whole library’s worth of spells to the discerning caster’s arsenal, and it certainly makes being a wizard much more appealing than in the vanilla game. Midas Magic Evolved only strengthens that mod by adding a further 250 spells. Wonderfully, these include a variety of ‘beam’ spells, adding a little Magicka chaos to your wizarding adventures.Realistic Needs and DiseasesWith survival sims like DayZ and Rust booming with increased popularity at the moment, it’s no wonder modders have been inspired to add a level of hardcore survivalism to Skyrim. After all, its snowy expanses are the perfect lands to test your mettle in. Forces you to eat, drink, and sleep regularly to stay functional, making a stop at the tavern a fun but necessary part of your daily routine.

Diseases are much more damaging to your health, and require adequate treatment before you can continue your adventure. Become a BardWarriors and rangers are ten-a-penny on the streets of Skyrim. Gain true respect by adopting an artful profession: being a. Sing your way from tavern to tavern and earn yourself a pretty penny from ale-guzzling patrons the world over. Your bard will be able to play any instrument in Skyrim, and a simple tap of the Z key will cause them to erupt into song.

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Your companions will even join in should harmonies be required. A skill tree will help you improve your vocals and bag you Christmas No. Craftable ClothingIf you’re more comfortable in threads than you are a great mound of bulky armour, you’ve been cut quite the raw deal in Skyrim.

While armour users can merrily skip away to the forge and hammer themselves out a new helmet or breastplate, you’re stuck with tacky store-bought jumpers or the robes you’ve pulled off the back of a corpse.remedies this injustice by making the tanning rack a key to all kinds of fashionable garments, from hard-wearing trousers to stylish mage robes. No longer will men and women of the cloth be second-class citizens in the war of Skyrim’s catwalk. FishingThe MMO-favourite hobby of fishing finally makes it into Skyrim by way of this mod. Adds rods, nets, and dwarven boomfishing to the game. Rods and nets can be set up by riversides while bait must be attached to lure in your prey. Dwarven fishing methods prove a little more military-inspired, with explosives thrown into the water to kill fish en-masse and provide a haul to sell for profit.Faction: Pit Fightersis a new guild for Skyrim, offering up a great questline as you battle for glory in the gladiatorial pits.

The quest’s NPCs are fully voiced and the mod comes with a variety of arenas to do battle in. There’s even money to be made from the book keepers who conduct betting on each fight.Monsters RebornTired of fighting the same old Draugr and Mud Crabs? Introduces a massive new range of enemies and creatures into Skyrim, across a vast range of levels to offer a stiff challenge. From lowly Werewolf Behemoths to brutally powerful Blizzard Dragons, Monsters Reborn adds a welcome level of variety to the beasts on the end of your sword, and scales enemies to pose the right level of difficulty to your character. SkyUISkyrim is a very solid PC game, but there are telltale signs that the game wasn’t solely designed to be played on a computer. The user interface is the leading clue as it’s wholly built to be navigated with a controller.

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Completely rebuilds the HUD and interface of Skyrim, making it much more friendly for keyboard and mouse users.Apocalypse MagicAnother magic overhaul mod that adds 140 new spells to Skyrim, ’s most notable point is putting emphasis on magic schools that are not Destruction or Conjuration. The goal is to make Alteration or Illusion magic a viable spellcaster path, without having to dabble in Destruction to be effective.Multiple FollowersThe classic days of RPGs allowed you to gallivant across the land with a party of loyal companions ready to bash in heads and drink taverns dry. Skyrim, unfortunately, limits you to just a single companion, destroying any hopes of putting together a Fellowship of the Dragonborn. Fixes this by allowing you to recruit up to seven companions for your journey.Better Combat AIWhile can’t stop the clunky nature of Skyrim’s sword swinging it does make the whole affair much more tactical. Enemies will adopt better strategies for fighting, such as attempting to cripple you, or using power attacks to break your defence.

The mod also adjusts the intelligence of your enemies depending on type – bandits are much more ferocious than angry farmers. Duel Combat Realismretools Skyrim’s combat to offer a more realistic and logical battle system. Blocking attacks becomes vital, and a good shield no longer simply dampens the damage of an enemy’s blow, but can negate it entirely. The stamina bar becomes exceptionally important as it represents your ‘balance’ in combat – the more stamina you have, the better you’ll be in close combat. Duel also puts an emphasis on what armour you’re wearing and how it affects your defence, as well as retooling the stealth system to make hidden strikes much more rewarding.Better HuntingThis is a small mod that simply changes the values of animal pelts, meat, and parts. The idea of is not to make the act of taking down animals better, but improve the rewards for selling your catches, thus making hunting a viable pursuit. Furs and meats traditionally demand high prices, and with this mod you’ll be able to finance your other world-saving pursuits with the animals you bring back to town.EngineeringThe dwarves may be gone for good in Skyrim’s lore but that doesn’t mean their technology has to be lost to the winds of time.

Allows you to craft a variety of Dwemer machines to help you in battle. Finally, a use for all those Dwarven Gears cluttering your inventory!Reverse CraftingThat sword you found may be pretty useless in its current form, but the steelwork surely has value.

If only you could melt it down and reforge it into some cool armour or a nice new helmet. Vanilla Skyrim refuses to allow such sacrilege, but adds the simple but exceptionally useful ability to break down items into their base components, allowing you to recycle waste rather than simply throwing it away. Keep Skyrim green, please!

Glowing Ore LinesA mod that simply causes, making spotting mining opportunities much easier.To Have and To Hold MarriageThe aim of is supposedly to strengthen the bond between you and your husband/wife in Skyrim, but, quite honestly, it sounds more like a homewrecker’s paradise. You can now divorce your partner should you become bored or them. Should polygamy be more your style, the mod will allow you to take on up to 11 spouses, which is sure to impress your original spouse. You can ask your partner to play ‘Dress Up’ with a variety of new outfits as well as take part in three small quests to bring you closer together. Monster MountsHorses are so pedestrian. Why gallop around on a steed when you could skitter on a giant spider, bound on a massive kitten, or balance on the shoulders of a troll. Allows you to ride on the back of 87 different, wonderful monsters, all inflated to perfectly mountable sizes.

You’ve never looked heroic until you’ve ridden into battle on the back of an oversized puppy. Skyrim weapons and armour modsWhen it comes to equipping yourself for battle looking badass should be near the top of your priority list. You want the coolest weapons and the most stylish armour plating around. Sometimes, Skyrim’s vendors just don’t have what you need, but thankfully these mods bring a great variety of new fashions and weapons to Skyrim’s lands.Bandolier bags and pouchesSkyrim is a world with a lot of items to pick up and you’ll want to leave behind few of them.

But even the Dragonborn is not Superman – they cannot haul everything. Should you be running out of inventory space all too often, try these. Crafted from the tanning rack, they add a good chunk of extra carry weight to your character, meaning you’ll never have to leave anything behind again. Throwing WeaponsThere’s more to ranged combat than spells and bows, which is why this mod adds a wonderful collection of sharpened to the Skyrim armoury. Javelins, axes, knives, and even grenades can be equipped and hurled at enemies, and your skill with them improved via a skill tree.Daedra Hunter ArmourThis mod adds a suit of ornate armour to the game, but finding it requires you to embark on a little quest first. Follow the diaries of a through numerous dungeons in order to discover the prize, along with a great collection of new one and two-handed blades.

Start the quest by finding the Buried Tower southwest of Riften.Staves of Skyrimis a staff overhaul mod that adjusts the way staffs work in Skyrim, as well as adding some beautifully detailed new staves to the game. Staves now come in heavy and light variants, as well as magic and defensive.

With a defensive stave you can block incoming attacks in a similar manner to a shield. This allows mages to defend with a weapon that suits their class, rather than having to use a warrior’s shield.Dragon Bone WeaponsIt takes a long time to reach the crafting level requirements to work with dragon bone, and it’s rather devastating to discover you can only forge light or heavy plate armour from the skeletons of slain wyrms. Finally adds a full variety of weapons to the crafting system, allowing you to strike fear into the hearts of dragons everywhere by stabbing them with their brothers. Immersive WeaponsWorking in exactly the same way as Immersive Armours, the of the mod seamlessly adds 224 new weapons to Skyrim.Cloaks of SkyrimFor a fantasy game, Skyrim is severely lacking in cloaks.

Everyone loves a swooshy cloak, and adds 100 wonderfully detailed cloaks to the game. Worn by player characters and NPCs alike, they’re both stylish and can be worn over any existing armour set. Cloaks can be crafted at the tanning rack, but be sure to read up on how to stitch them together in Fryssa the Wide’s Nordic Tailoring, an in-game book you’ll need to find before you can craft. Skyrim world modsSkyrim is densely populated with areas to discover and explore. But if you’ve already spent a hundred or so hours with the game, chances are you’ve seen it all. It’s time to add new areas to the world with a great set of mods.Open Cities – Legendary EditionMore detailed environments bring with them a notable curse: loading screens.

Skyrim has them everywhere; it feels like you can’t open a door without going through a loading screen. Banishes loading between outside and inside cities, allowing you to pass through their gates and into the streets in one seamless movement.

Now you can gallop through Riften on horseback, or coax a dragon into a city centre to fight the local guardsmen.Hermit Tree HouseIf you’d rather live a more humble existence out in the beauty of Skyrim’s forests, this is tailor made for you. It’s not made up of cells, meaning you don’t need to load to get inside, so you can still admire those beautiful, serene vistas from the windows. And thanks to its height it’s a great vantage platform for hunters, too.Build Your Own Town – Becoming a LordThe Hearthfire DLC introduced the ability to build houses in Skyrim but this mod takes it several steps further. Grants you a plot of land as a blank canvas for building an entire city. It’s SimCity-meets-Skyrim, and you don’t even need to own Hearthfire for the mod to work, either. It’s very much a work in progress at the moment, so only wooden constructs can be created, but this is certainly a project to watch and test as new features are added.

Tundra Defencegrants Skyrim a minigame in the vein of tower defence and horde mode. Build your own outpost in the wilderness of Skyrim and then defend it from waves of attackers. Guards can be hired to help defend your land and citizens can live in your boundaries in exchange for taxes. Enemy raids can be triggered manually for instant action, or set to random intervals so attackers can strike at any time. This adds an interesting element of responsibility to the game, as ignoring attacks can leave your camp in ruins. Community CollegeLocated east of Whiterun, the Skyrim is home to 18 trainers and 18 merchants who will aid you in becoming a master in the many arts of adventuring.

Finally, you won’t need to waste your time trekking across the land in search of the trainer you need; simply attend the community college for a course in sword swinging and gain all the knowledge you need in one convenient campus location.Greystone CastleAn exceptionally grand player house located on a cliff northeast of Ivarstead, is an elaborate bespoke build containing chambers for every kind of crafting imaginable. There’s no questline associated with it, but there’s no denying that it’s an impressive creation that no Dragonborn should live without.Into the Deep – AtlantisAs the name suggests, recreates the sunken city of Atlantis within Elder Scrolls lore. A huge sunken dungeon accessed by a boat from the Dawnstar Sanctuary, Atlantis is teeming with mermen, goblins, traps, whirlpools, and even the agents of Hades. The journey to the end of the dungeon’s ten chambers is a good four hours, and you’ll have to defeat a challenging boss before the sunken city reveals its treasures to you. The Asteria Dwemer AirshipIf one of the modding community’s vast castles and mansions isn’t quite flashy enough for you, perhaps a flying boat will be something worthy of your tastes. The Dwemer were well known for their ingenuity and, surprisingly, airships are actually part of The Elder Scrolls lore.

Is inspired by the Morrowind quest Bloodmoon, and not only looks fantastic, but has decks kitted out with all the forges, enchanting tables, and tanning racks you could possibly need to lead a life of luxury in Skyrim. Sounds of SkyrimA massive mod made up of three packages, adds 450 new sound effects to create a realistically noisy world. It eliminates moments of unnatural silence with birdsong and wind out in the wilderness, and the hussle of human life in cities.

Walk by doors and windows to overhear what’s going on inside, approach cave entrances to listen to the drip and echoes within. Effects change depending on the time of day too, with nocturnal animals sounding out at night and children shrieking during the day.The Elder Scrolls Placesis an intriguing mod that recreates a variety of locales from the very first Elder Scrolls game and places them into Skyrim’s landscape. To keep it lore friendly, the places have been reimagined as they would be 200 years on – the time difference between Arena and Skyrim.

For long-term players, this a true piece of fan-service. Falskaaris a particularly famous mod. More expansion pack than a simple questline, the mod adds 25 hours of campaign content and a whole new continent. 2,000 hours in the making, creator Alexander J. He now on Destiny, which should shout about the quality of his work. An absolute necessity and the most ambitious mod on this list. Skyrim quest modsYou’ve proven yourself the saviour of Skyrim, you’ve risen through the ranks of every guild in the land, and you’ve found the missing swords of a thousand wandering adventurers.

Your quest log is empty and you’re without purpose. These are the mods you need to keep you journeying for that extra mile.Voyage to the Dreamborne IslesIf there’s a more exciting mod to look at out there we don’t know about it. Is the most beautiful world created for Skyrim; all saturated colours and neon fauna.

Its quest is laden with puzzles rather than packed with combat, although there’s certainly still plenty of danger posed by a trio of ferocious dragons.The Rabbit Hole DungeonJust north of Falkreath is the. As the name suggests, it burrows down 50 levels deep. Each floor contains enemies, and defeating them unlocks the door to the next cavern. An arena-style combat challenge, this dungeon also randomly changes on every visit to encourage multiple replays.ThirteenOranges’ Questsare amongst the most highly rated on the Steam Workshop, and it’s easy to understand why.

Lore friendly and prioritising exploration and story, each one of the five quests in the collection adds new areas to discover, all littered with a vast collection of heavily researched texts. You’ll visit Daedric realms, infiltrate the tower of a sorcerer, slay a giant, and sail dangerous waters, as well as clock up an impressive amount of game time in the process. Fight against the ThalmorMore a campaign than a questline, is comprised of four Workshop files each containing a chapter of the prolonged struggle against a bunch of racist elves. Rather than offering up standard quests to the log, the mod provides the locations within the game and allows the story to play out naturally through the use of letters and journals, NPCs, and a few side-quests. While not as narrative heavy as most quest mods, Fight against the Thalmor offers some stunning locations to spill blood in. The Evil MansionA worthy adventurer shouldn’t find a haunted house any trouble at all.

But as you approach this one you’ll start to notice that this dwelling feels a little familiar. Is a recreation of Resident Evil’s zombie-infested house and, as such, requires cleansing of its hideous undead inhabitants. Expect the classic moments – including those dreaded dogs – all made over with a Skyrim-friendly feel. And with the mansion cleared you can settle in and make it your home.Wrath of Nature: Path of the DruidTake on the four trials of and you’ll be rewarded with the classic druid ability of transforming into animals. Wolf, Tiger, Bear, and Tree forms will be at your disposal after proving your worth in the druid trials, each offering indefinite periods of animal form and a selection of special abilities.ArissaA mere two quests long, this is certainly the shortest adventure on our list, but the reward is quite special: herself. A new companion for Skyrim, Arissa is one of the most well-crafted NPCs from the modding community. Fully voiced with 450 lines of dialogue, and fleshed out with a substantial backstory, Arissa is a well-travelled Imperial rogue looking to help out the Dragonborn.

She doesn’t run on normal follower code, so you can bring her along as a second companion even if you don’t have the multiple followers mod installed. The Dark Brotherhood ResurrectionAn extension to the Dark Brotherhood questline, adds 22 new quests and contracts to murder the six most powerful men in Skyrim.

You’ll be aided by Averna and Stabby, two new fully-voiced assassin followers, and your final reward is promised to be “the Biggest, Most Ridiculously massive hoard of treasure you’ve ever seen.” You can also feed people poisoned apples, which is probably the best reason we can provide for downloading this mod.DwemertechThe Dwemer left Tamriel years ago, but a small council of scientists stayed behind and are now planning to bring the Dwemer back to the world. A powerful mage is required to help them, and the rewards will be plentiful if they succeed. You’ll need a character with a skill level of 40 in Destruction, Alteration, or Restoration to start this quest, which will take you to an elaborate Dwemer base on Masser. 42 new spells make up part of the mix, but rather than being traditional magic these are Dwemer ‘bionics’, allowing you to tap into the technology of the dwarves. There’s an unusual sci-fi feel to the environments and props, making an exceptionally fresh experience within Skyrim. Skyrim funny modsWith its washed-out colours and constant threat of death by dragon fire, Skyrim is quite a grim game.

Take a break from the weight of saving the world by being a bit silly. These mods will help insert a sense of humour into Tamriel’s coldest regions.Jedi of SkyrimIf you can mod a game that involves swords you can guarantee there’s a Star Wars mod out there for it somewhere. Skyrim is no exception, and lightsabers are fore and centre in the mod. It’s deeper than just humming blades though, with skill trees for the Jedi classes that grant classic Force abilities like Mind Trick, Grip, and Lightning.