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Undead Races
Category: Races
File Size:
37.589 MB
May 11, 2013 @ 5:08pm
May 23, 2013 @ 9:09am
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In 1 collection by Sorrien
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The effect will not but applied to your character until you have exited the character creation screen. This is so that you can see how your character looks as a whole, unrotted person.

Undead Races adds a playable undead version of all existing playable races in skyrim. This mod uses the Undead FX effect on the player in order to achieve a fairly unique and spectacular undead look. If I add something in caps it's because I'm tired of being asked about it. Each race includes all of their original abilities plus the new undead perks and abilities. The screenshots of the undead races can be found above in alphabetical order. There are pros and cons to being undead. If you have Frostfall then you will find that your undeath gives you a major advantage against the frigid climate in some of Skyrim's colder areas.

Please rate up the mod if you enjoy it!

I want to thank everyone for the first 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 subscribers!

Stats include:
100% Disease Reistance
100% Poison Resistance
50% Frost Resistance
Waterbreathing (You don't need lungs to live, why would you need air?)
50% Healing from Restoration Spells (Actual undead cannot heal in the game at all, but I felt that was a little harsh.)
Food is not effective for undead players. (you don't have a stomach)
Potions still work for undead players, but not food and drinks.
50% Weakness to fire (Taken from draugr)
An undead health drain ability to make up for the lack of food and healing, which also includes soul trap. This ability uses the destruction perk set.

Miscellaneous Features:
The occasional comment on your rather grisly looking undead status. This was something I felt that was missing from other undead mods and I may add to it in the future depending on what "the critics" (you guys) request. This could include everyone not undead simply hating you, but because this could be incredibly annoying I'm leaving it up to requests. Your voice has been changed to that of a draugr, the sound of you being hit is that of a draugr, and you do not bleed. Frostfall should take note of your undead status and cold effects will not apply to you. With the help of the ShowRaceMenu mod which allows a race change without breaking a save I successfully completely the dawnguard questline as a Breton and then became an Undead Breton. As far as I can tell you can become a Lich Vampire and retain the powers of both. You may even be able to complete the questline as an undead race. It is just that I have yet to test it myself.

There are no requirements for this mod, undead fx is not needed.

Some race mods may have compatability issues with this one. It is not a guarantee, but even if they do have an issue you can easily uncheck that mod or this one in your load order to swap back and forth. This mod will not destroy your save files like other similar mods, and you should have no difficulty swapping race mods as you change characters.

If you are having problems with the effect not being applied to your character then try changing your load order first the problem has been patched out to the point that you should no longer need console commands:

If you have issues with Frostfall not recognizing you as undead, then the option to not affect undead characters may not be set as a default option. Simply open the configuration for the mod (via an ability from the mod), and find this setting then change it.

If you are having issues with this mod then these steps may help you, but please follow them in order.

Move this mod to the bottom of your load order, and make a new undead character. You do not need to keep undead races in this slot, but it does need to be there when you make the character. Make sure you click save when you exit the load order list, and not X.

If and only if you have tried this first method and still encounter errors you may move on to the following steps.

open up the console with the tilde key (~)
type: help rotting
then use the number it gives you here: player.removespell #
then player.addspell #

If the effect is applied but your skeleton is not showing through the holes then try equipping it through the console:
help underskin

The console should give a line similar to: ARMO: (4C002304) 'NPC Underskin'

The code in the brackets will be slightly different, use the code that you get in place of '4C002304' and type:
player.equipitem 4C002304

The second and third steps are only for special cases, please try the first step before you even open the console.

W-Dog for his shaders from his Undead FX mod:
PROMETHEUS for his beast skeletons mod:
Deligaris for his amazing background picture:
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sschubby Sep 12 @ 1:57pm 
I was mistaken by the title and snapshot, thought it was going to be a thing where you play as the undead characters, try calling this holloween skins by the way.
Eren Jaeger Jul 20 @ 8:46pm 

Kolbe Howard Jul 19 @ 2:31pm 
Tried all of your steps and I still can't get it to work, my guy looks completely normal.
MAGE_OF_CAOS Jul 5 @ 6:45pm 
it wolnt work
trentandcecile Jul 5 @ 4:11pm 
this stupid mod wont work for the love of me its the worst mod ive had and over all very buggy who ever made should suck my &%$#!@? #$% goodby because ima not gonna subscribe AGAIN!
sean_cadey Jun 27 @ 1:35pm 
this is a cleaver mod but to me it just looks like someone couldn't be bothered to make the rest of the character thats why i didn't subscribe to get the mod it is still very clever though
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suechris Jun 25 @ 3:04pm 
My guy still looks normal. Why's that?
suechris Jun 25 @ 10:41am 
You should make a female character that is a house (with arms, legs, and eyes of course) with men knocking on her door wanting to come inside her.
Kley_McMacelroy Jun 22 @ 8:55pm 
The undead effect doesn't load on my character. How do I go into the console commands to change it? I am new to modding games
Code Custard Jun 13 @ 5:45pm 
can't become a vampire lord