The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Summon Skeletal Horde
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Feb 14, 2012 @ 8:07am
Jun 9, 2012 @ 11:05am
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Summon Skeletal Horde

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Summon Skeletal Horde 0.5

This mod adds a new spell; Summon Skeletal Horde. It summons up to 15 minions that you can control in a Overlord:ish style.

Three different minions; Warriors, Archers and Lesser Liches.
You can now toggle between aggressive and passive minions. Minions are aggressive per default.
Charge command: Makes your minions charge towards the selected location, fighting any enemies they may encounter. They will also loot any weapons they can find to make them stronger. You send away minions one by one, hold to send away more.
Return command: Your minions will return and follow you. Your minions return one by one, hold to return more.
Your minions will follow you in a half circle formation.
You can unsummon your minions.
Your skeletal minions are now affected by perks (Dark Souls).
Warriors and archers can be equipped with shields and weapons, liches can use staves.

Maximum number of skeletons (Warriors / Archers / Liches / summons per cast):
Novice Conjuration
2 / 1 / 0 / 1
Apprentice Conjuration
4 / 2 / 0 / 2
Adept Conjuration
5 / 3 / 1 / 3
Expert Conjuration
6 / 4 / 2 / 4
Master Conjuration
7 / 5 / 3 / 5


I am no longer modding Skyrim but still provides tech support in the comment section.

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- Install as any ordinary mod, dump all files inside skyrim/data & activate SummonSkeletalHorde.esp.
- Travel to Skytemple Ruins, directly north of the College of Winterhold.
- Fight a Skeletal Wizard that carries the spell book.
- You want to do a clean save (disable the mod, load & save, activate the mod, play) between different versions. For example; Your summon limit will remain 8 if you upgrade from 0.1 to 0.2 without a clean save. Some other creepy bugs might also appear.

Yes, I know this is much work, but I got no idea of how to force the game to reset the quest scripts without it.
Only need to do this is you have played this mod before 0.5 with your saved game.

1. Disable SummonSkeletalHorde.esp.
2. Delete files inside "...\skyrim\Data\":
3. Load a saved game.
4. Save the game.
5. Install the new version of this mod.
6. Load your saved game and play.

- Public release

- Your minions should be more quick to act to commands.
- Reworked some internal scripting.
- Book is no longer added when you start your game.
- Added Options spell that can unsummon or toggle passive / aggressive minions.
- Added Skeletal Wizard to Skytemple Ruins.
- Increased to 10 minions max.
- Your conjuration perks affect how many minions you can control.
- Changes casting type of summon spell.
- Minions should be affected by Dark Soul perk.
- You can no longer lot your minions for free weapons.

- Fixed bug when you unsummon your dead skeletons.

- Skeletons are now agressive as default, this should fix some problems people are having. :)

- Added Lesser Liches (with a new model!).
- Summon limit is now 15.
- Added Archers.
- Recall spell recalls all minions.
- Minor stats balancing.
- You now summon more skeletons per spell cast.

Skeletons will sometimes, when you raise them instantly, 'walk around' while lying down (AKA; "han glider runt på sitt jävla avsle!").
Your minions are quite slow to react and don't like walking in formations, I blame the creepy Skyrim AI and path finding.
You MUST follow the upgrading procedure, otherwise you WILL have bugs with the spell.


All credits to J3X for creating this mod.
Drop me a message at jex_ mus [at] hotmail [dot] com if you want anything.
Or contact me at SkyrimNexus as J3X.

Clone, copy, spread, mutate, merge, and do whatever you want just as long you give me credit for my work and your mod is available for free.
If you upload this mod to any other site (don't upload to sites that make money from mods) please make sure that it's updated and link back to this site.
If you want to include this mod in a non-free mod contact me.
You do not need to ask for permission to use any parts of this mod.
If you create a modification to this mod please release it.
If you manage to fix some bug or add a new awesome feature please let it be included in this mod as well.
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J3X  [author] Jul 5 @ 2:27pm 
All items have IDs, use the help command to find it.
ASFC-Rush_B Jul 5 @ 11:32am 
Is there an ID for the spellbook? or a scroll?
Mr.Skeltal May 6 @ 8:29pm 
Plague Doctor Dec 21, 2016 @ 11:23am 
maybe its some ai mods that I have downloaded but sometimes half of these guys just wander around doing nothing while I fight...and its usually the they have self preservation? (pretty neat if they do) because they only really do anything when they are far away from the bandits I fight...and even then they may not fight at all...of course...maybe a skeleton horde is not best for dungeon crawling in the first place, I just wanted to adress the small issue I had. the warriors and liches seem to fight just fine, its only the archers that fuck up.
J3X  [author] Jul 31, 2016 @ 4:19am 
Determination Of The Damned Jul 30, 2016 @ 11:39pm sorry if i look like fool asking this but you cant just download it off the workshop right? you need to drop it in somewhere? if so where do i find find files to put it in skyrim (sorry for any bad spell its like 4 am at the time of writeing)
J3X  [author] May 19, 2016 @ 4:24am 

I try to make my mods as bug-free as possible but sometimes it is not possible due to technical or time constraints. I think it is better to inform the player about some known bugs than ignore them, or never release the mod at all due to bugs.

I am not sure what bug you are thinking about but feel free to do whatever that works for you :)
deadpool May 18, 2016 @ 7:26pm 
can we just use console to add the spell to our character rather than doing multiple work arounds for your bugs
deadpool May 18, 2016 @ 7:20pm 
you're terrible at promoting your mod when you are saying it's broken
J3X  [author] Feb 6, 2016 @ 6:40am