The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The 50 best Skyrim mods

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New Equipment

Immersive Armours

Skyrim Mods Immersive Armour

Nexus

There are a lot of excellent new armour mods available on the Skyrim Nexus, but it can be hard to track down and find them all amongst the skimpy outfits and over the top gleaming spikefests. Immersive Armours collects some of the best lore friendly armours available for Skyrim, including modmaker Hothtrooper44's own amazing creations, and distributes them around the world. One download and for over twenty sets of quality armour. A must have.

Immersive Weapons

Skyrim Mods Immersive Weapons

Nexus

The companion to Immersive Armours, Immersive Weapons vastly expands the number of sharp objects you can stab into your enemies. There’s more new swords than you can count, from japanese wakizashis to german Zweihanders, plus axes, bows, hammers, maces and all new spear and polearm type weapons. The variety is impressive and, like Immersive Armours, all the new weapons are added to levelled lists. This means you’ll find them carried by random bandits, who’ll be all to happy to give you a nice close look while they stick them in your ribcage.

Wearable Lanterns

Skyrim Mods Wearable Lanterns

Steam
Nexus

If you’re using Realistic Lighting you’ll notice that nighttime is Skyrim has gotten much darker. Spells and torches can help, but warriors who want to use their off-hand are out of luck. Chesko’s Wearable Lantern mod sorts out this problem, letting you clip a light source to your belt, front or rear. Companions can also carry the lanterns, and will automatically douse them when you enter sneak mode, acting as your own portable night light

Bandoliers

Steam: Original and Dawnguard
Nexus: Original and Dawnguard

Fancy installing some extra storage on your plate mail? Then Bandoliers is the mod for you. It adds a whole range of pouches, belts, potion holders and water bottles that can be stuck on top of whatever clothes you’re wearing in several configurations, boosting the variety of armours no end and giving you the look of a serious adventurer equipped for a long journey.

Unique Uniques

Skyrim Mods Unique Uniques

Steam
Nexus

Skyrim is full of unique items with fascinating lore behind them, but unfortunately very few of them have the looks to go with their backstory. InsanitySorrow’s Unique Uniques adds new textures and meshes for several of the game’s most characterful weapons, giving you a great excuse to bust out out Dragonbane again.