The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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High Level Enemies - Dawnguard
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Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:55am
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High Level Enemies - Dawnguard


- Adds 414 new high-level enemies to Skyrim!
- Each of Skyrim's main enemy types are covered including Bandits, Draugr, Dragon Priests, Falmer, Forsworn, Thalmor, Dwarven Constructs, Vampires, Warlocks, Trolls, Chaurus, Spriggans, Hagravens, Spiders and Wild Animals!
- Also adds high-level Dawnguard Vampires, Dawnguard Vampire Hunters, Gargoyles, Armored Trolls, Dawnguard Falmer and Chaurus Hunters!
- For each enemy type the highest level variant scales with player level so the game doesn't get too easy!
- Countless hours were spent customizing the Stats, Skills, Perks, Spells, Damage Done and Armor Rating of each added creature to ensure that the difficulty stays consistent as the player levels!
- The scaling is non-linear and takes into account that high level players invest in at least 1 crafting skill (Smithing, Enchanting or Alchemy).


There are a number of great mods available that effect creature level and scaling. Some make the game harder at low levels and some harder at high levels but in each case there are difficulty spikes. Mods that delevel creatures usually render the game very difficult at low levels but easy at high levels. Mods that introduce level scaling don't properly account for the fact that the player's growth is non-linear so the game gets easy at high levels. Finally, mods that add high level creatures do a good job keeping the difficulty up at higher levels but still get easy when the player outlevels the added creatures.

High Level Enemies is designed to bring the best features of these different leveling systems together. It adds high level enemies as well as level scaling and at each step the enemy stats, perks, spells, damage done and armor rating were tweaked through rigorous testing to make sure the difficulty remains steady at high levels.


This mod adds higher level enemies and some level scaling for almost all of Skyrim's enemy types. New variants are added for Bandits, Forsworn, Draugr, Falmer, Vampires, Warlocks, Dragon Priests and more (see the details section for a full list). The stats, skills, perks, spells, damage dealt and damage mitigated of each variant were adjusted to keep enemies in line with the player's natural progression so that the game continues to provide a challenge at higher levels.

To give an example of what's been added, in Vanilla the highest level bandit was level 25 (28 for a boss). This mod adds bandits at levels 30, 40, 50 and 60 (66 for a boss). However, once you pass lvl 60 the game won't suddenly get easy. The top level enemies of each type will scale with your level. This means you'll still get the same variety of enemies you expect from Skyrim but you'll never outlevel everything ensuring the game remains challenging.

Don't hesitate to give feedback.

Please endorse if you enjoy!


New Enemies Added:

- 199 Bandits
- 56 Draugr
- 32 Danguard Vampire Hunters
- 24 Forsworn
- 20 Warlocks (Necromancers, Conjurers, Pyromancers, Cryomancers and Electromancers)
- 20 Thalmor
- 13 Vampires
- 10 Dragon priests
- 9 Dwarven Constructs
- 8 Spiders
- 6 Falmer
- 3 Giants
- 2 Gargoyles
- 2 Chaurus and 2 Chaurus Hunters
- 2 Trolls
- 2 Armored Trolls
- 2 Spriggans
- 2 Hagravens
- 2 Bears
- 2 Saber Cats
- 2 Wolves

Lore Friendly!

None of the enemies in Vanilla Skyrim have been changed! This mod only adds new enemies at high levels.

Bandits may now carry glass or ebony weapons but their armor has not changed.

New enemy names consistent with the naming convention in Vanilla Skyrim.


Compatible with most mods including anything that effects combat, companions, perks, weapons and armor, the UI or the environment.

The only mods this can conflict with are mods that change creature levels or scaling (leveled lists). However, these can usually be made compatible with a bashed patch!


Q. At what level will I start seeing the new creatures?

A. New enemies will start showing up at level 25. After that more and more will show up as you reach higher levels.

Q. What is the highest level enemy added by this mod?

A. The Dawnguard Vampire Boss at lvl 75. However, level scaling was added so that the player can never out level the highest tier enemies. These will have the best perks and spells (just like the player at this point) and will continue to provide a chalenge.

Q. Why add bandits at lvl 30 40, 50, 60 and then autolevel the level 60 bandit instead of simply making 1 bandit and autoleveling it?

A. This allows enemies at each level to be tweaked individually allowing for a more consistent difficulty throughout the game. Also it adds variety to the game. If you only make 1 then all the enemies in the game will have generic names like "Bandit", "Draugr" and Vampire". I think it adds to the gameplay experience when you run into a cave and fight a group with a "Bandit Highwayman" "Bandit Plunderer" and "Bandit Conqueror" in it.

To do

I'm open to suggestions =).


0.8 - Slightly reduced melee damage of high-level Bandits.
- Reduced magic damage of high-level bandits and Dragon Priests.
0.7 - Added another tier of Dwarven Constructs (Spiders, Spheres and Centurions).
- Cleaned the esp using Tes5Edit.
0.6 - Added FaceGen data for Bandits, Forsworn, Warlocks, Thalmor and Vampires.
- Added level scaling to highest level animals.
0.5 - Added Frostbite Spiders, Chaurus, Hagravens and Spriggans.
- Increased Health of highest level Vampires.
0.4 - Increased Armor for Draugr, Falmer and Vampires.
- Added 2 more tiers for animals (level 50 and 60).
- Added 1 more tier for giants (level 62+) which scales with player level.
0.3 The top enemy in each tier now scales with player level.
0.2 - Added Necromancers, Conjurers, Elementalists and Vampires. Increased spell damage for casters level 40 and up.
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Dalquist  [author] Sep 6, 2017 @ 3:49pm 
There is a Dragonborn version on Skyrim Nexus
paulcm Sep 5, 2017 @ 12:39am 
Is this mod applied to dragonborn dlc?
Dalquist  [author] Nov 15, 2016 @ 11:03pm 
It's up on Skyrim SE Nexus
NaughtyZeus Nov 15, 2016 @ 7:42pm 
You should make this for Skyrim SE! :) Love this on normal skyrim!
0UT0FAMM0 Jun 29, 2016 @ 7:52am 
@Dalquist could you add high level imperials and stormcloaks? beacuse both sides are extremly weak compared to the enemies you icluded in thisa mod.
Dalquist  [author] Oct 17, 2015 @ 3:09pm 
This mod will work independently from the other High Level Enemies mod but it's more immersive if you use them together.
Dalquist  [author] Oct 17, 2015 @ 3:07pm 
There is a Dragonborn version on Skyrim Nexus. The version there also has several additions and improvements.
Spyr Oct 6, 2015 @ 2:29am 
Can you do a dragonborn version?
NaughtyZeus Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:26pm 
Do i need your other "High level Enemies" for this one to work? :)
Illdouche Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:08am 
Looking forward to try this mod, but:
Loot says that for this mod to work High Level Enemies.esp must be active. Does this mean I also must subscribe to your other mod (high level enemies)?
I thought it would be sufficient to subscribe to this mod only...