The 100 best Skyrim mods: Page 4

Skyrim weapons and armour mods

When it comes to equipping yourself for battle, looking bad-ass is 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 pouches

Skyrim mods Bandolier bags and pouches

Skyrim is a world with a lot of things to pick up, and few things you’ll want to leave behind. But even the Dragonborn is not Superman, and they cannot just haul everything. Should you be running our of inventory all too often, try these handy bags and pouches. 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 Weapons 

There’s more to ranged combat than spells and bows, which is why this mod adds a wonderful collection of sharpened throwing weapons 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 Armour

Daedra Hunter Armour

This 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 Daedra Hunter 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 Skyrim

Staves of Skyrim

Staves of Skyrim is 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 Weapons

Dragon Bone Weapons

It 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. Dragon Bone Weapons 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. 

Talos Armoury 

If Daedric fashion isn’t your thing, perhaps you need to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and wear a style godly in nature. Talos Armoury adds the armour of hero-god Talos himself to the game, and can be crafted only at the Forge of Talos. You can also recruit the Avatar of Talos as an NPC follower.

Royal Elven Armour 

Royal Elven Armour

Some stunningly lovely armour as worn by the Elven Royal Guard, now available for the common folk to craft at all good forges. 

Immersive Armours

Adding an impressive 55 new sets of armour to the game, Immersive Armour’s aim is to not disrupt the natural feeling of Skyrim. The armour is all lore-friendly and feels suitably ‘Bethesda Official’, and is integrated in such a way that they feel like genuine elements of the world. Find them on bandits, in chests, at vendors; these are not ‘craft-only’ pieces. 

Immersive Weapons 

Working in exactly the same way as Immersive Armours, the Weapons version of the mod seamlessly adds 224 new weapons to Skyrim. 

Cloaks of Skyrim 

Cloaks of Skyrim

For a fantasy game, Skyrim is severely lacking in cloaks. Everyone loves a swooshy cloak, and Cloaks of Skyrim adds 100 wonderfully detailed cloaks to the game. Worn by player characters and NPCs alike, they are 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. 

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Shriven(8 days 18 hours played)
2 Years ago

Shlongs of Skyrim...right....right guys......r....right?

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Acid Hoover(7 days 1 hour played)
2 Years ago

Out of all the mods that I've currently got installed, the killmove mods are the ones that give that extra wow factor, and heighten the cinematic feel of combat.

As well as Dance of Death, Advanced Kill Moves is also really good. Possibly a bit better than DoD IMO, but a bit more over the top.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10291/?

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2 Years ago

I was contemplating replaying skyrim for a moment, but there's just no way I would want to install 100 different mods or whatever. I wish there was some sort of mod manager or mod collection pack of the top mods like with morrowind.

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Matt Purslow(3 days 9 hours played)
2 Years ago

It's not quite an instant fix, but if you take a look at our Steam Workshop collection (linked just after the intro paragraph of the article) you'll find almost every mod in this list there. Just click the button on the mods you like and they'll instantly install.

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2 Years ago

I noticed that, but that would mean I'd have to go through every single mod of the newspost here and check out the video and judge if it's worth including.

I mean, I might do it sometime, but I just wish there was some sort of definitely skyrim 2.0 mod collection pack or whatever. Maybe some day, eh :)

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Acid Hoover(7 days 1 hour played)
2 Years ago

Personally, I prefer using the Nexus Mod Manager, as it is easier to install/uninstall mods whenever you wish. I then use that alongside BOSS for correcting your load order.

You could have a look at this MrJinxed, there's nothing packaged for you, but it does at least give you a really good head start on getting the modding up and running:

http://www.skyrim-beautification-project.com/

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MrJinxed replied to Acid Hoover
2 Years ago

Thanks, I just might. That is if I ever find the time to play this game again. Or I might just wait until Skywind is out. Hmmm decisions, decisions.

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.zerO(13 days 2 hours played)
1 Year ago

you could also get enderal the shards of order it is going to be the largest skyrim mod out and it should be here soon

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stanscut replied to .zerO
6 Months ago

Im currently playing through the german version and I have to say its the best mod/totalconversion I have ever seen, incredible work...

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spiritwalker(4 days 11 hours played)
1 Month ago

Where is your Steam Workshop collection? I don't see the link your talking about?

Thanks

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Shriven(8 days 18 hours played)
2 Years ago

So, all of these work together and all of them are in the steam collection?

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Matt Purslow(3 days 9 hours played)
2 Years ago

Other than the few which are only on the Skyrim Nexus, these are all in the Steam Workshop Collection. As for conflicts, the only one you should have a problem with is the Enhanced Blood vs Crimson Tide blood mods. They conflict, so you'll have to choose between them.

Otherwise, just download the lot!

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nu1mlock(7 days played)
2 Years ago

"heighten the cinematic feel of combat" You know what would increase the cinematic feel even more? Playing Skyrim at 24fps. /s

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transparent cat(2 days 14 hours played)
2 Years ago

there's a distinct lack of "cute little elf girl" mods on this list

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1 Year ago

The follower mod Inigo (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/40960/?) is, imho, the best follower mod created; incredibly immersive, strong character with a great background story, and also Gamespot award for best mod of the year.

I've tried one heckalot of follower mods, and ditched them all for various reasons; conversely, I won't play Skyrim without Inigo.

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waltzingandy(27 days 2 hours played)
1 Year ago

I would agree with a lot of these, but sticking to mostly Steam Workshop has left a few good ones of the list:

Helgen Reborn : http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35841/?

Blacklands: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/38635/?

Both are superb, and add a lot of new quests and lands.

Another essential one is "Move it Dammit for NPC Companions and followers", (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/4020/?) they final get out of your way!!!!

And one final one, I've tried a lot of the big, new player homes, and love quite a few of them, but this one just "expands" Breezehome and really is everything you need:

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/11158/?

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athaddy Avatar
3 Months ago

I don't know which mod is responsible, but I can't play the dlc dawnguard now. Anyone else have this issue?

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