Skyrim weapons and armour mods
When it comes to equipping yourself for battle looking badass 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 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 – they cannot haul everything. Should you be running out of inventory space 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.
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
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 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
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.
If Daedric fashion isn’t your thing, perhaps you need to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and wear a style that's 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
Some stunningly lovely armour as worn by the Elven Royal Guard, now available for the common folk to craft at all good forges.
While adding an impressive 55 new sets of armour to the game is what it's all about, Immersive Armour’s secondary aim is avoid disrupting 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.
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
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.