The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

58 ratings
Best Skyrim Mods (workshop and nexus)
 
Rate  
Favorite
Favorited
Unfavorite
Description
LAST UPDATE; October 20th, 2013

This is a Collection of what I believe are the best Skyrim mods available on the workshop.

The picture is a screenshot by me using these mods, except no ENB.

Please rate this collection depending on if you like the mods or not, it takes only a few seconds.

===========================================================================

THIS COLLECTION FEATURES SOME MODS THAT ARE DLC VERSION SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT VERSION OF THE MOD (dlc version or non-dlc version)

===========================================================================
RECOMMENDED MODS FROM THE NEXUS

-Skyrim 2K Textures http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/607

-NEW- Realistic Water V.2 http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/41076//?

===========================================================================

ENB MODS

-I currently use zENB http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/40588/?

-The Wilds ENB http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38917//?

===========================================================================

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MODS

-Climates of Tamriel Full version http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802/?.

-Falskaar http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37994//?

-Dynamic Depth of Field (DYNAVISION) http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12525/?

===========================================================================

YOU ALSO WILL NEED SKSE FOUND AT http://skse.silverlock.org/

===========================================================================
Items (66)
Better Embers
Created by Vampaerr
This is a mod to make embers look better, it's something I made along with the textures fix for the chopping blocks/wood fires but never released.

DONATION COUNT: 1!! (very happy to have received my first donation! thank you, very much appreciated!)...
Birds and Flocks Hearthfire Edition
Created by Kazoomie
-- NOTICE 10/25/2016 --

Unfortunately, I don't have time to continue offering further support/updates for my mods. I am unaware at this time how mods like this one will work with the Skyrim Remaster which is due out in a few days, but I am posting this ...
Double Torch Radius
Created by Emarrel
Nexus link: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/9605/?

Simply doubles the equipable torch light radius without adjusting the intensity, colour nor duration.

If you're using a mod that drastically changes lighting you'll notice that vanilla torches ...
Dovahkiin's Warehouse and Bedroom - Hearthfire Edition
Created by Chokehold
Welcome to the Dovahkiin's Warehouse and Bedroom - Hearthfire Edition.

The Warehouse is the ultimate storage and display property available in Skyrim, now combined with a mansion fit for the Dovahkiin and an Armory to display all of your ...
Flan's Eyes for Skyrim 2.0
Created by Luxwing
- UPDATE -
I have all the current DLC's to Dragonborn and this mod is fully compatible with them. If you are having issues it is a mod you have installed conflicting with it or you installed it improperly. Make sure your mod order is correct by using BOSS...
EzE's - Remove 3D Map Camera Restrictions -
Created by EzE
Removes the camera limits/restrictions to the 3D map. You can now zoom in on Markarth and Solitude (as well as get a view behind them). You can also get a better view of the icy shore near the College of Winterhold.
This is not a "Skyrim.ini" tweak. Infac...
HQ snow texture
Created by Erik1988
There is a new version for Special Edition available here (Nexus):
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/670/?

Make sure to check it out!

------

I was hoping to get a more crystallized look on the snow and make it feel more cold.
Yo...
Immersive Saturation Boost
Created by Aplestormy
Immersive Saturation Boost
By Aplestormy

Features
  • No Performance Loss
  • Almost doubles game saturation, getting rid of the "Washed out" visuals
  • Compatible with nearly every Lighting Mod
...
Horse Armors
Created by Dartanis
This mod is now open as a mod resource. I likely will not be updating it, so tweak, fix ,integrate and redistribute as you please!! Just leave a credit ;)
Happy modding,
- Mystikhybrid

Version 1.5:
- Frost has a new Custom Armor!
- Shadowmere Now us...
Improved Interior Lighting (For Realistic Lighting Mods)
Created by Sovereign
This Mod updates certain interior spaces with more realistic lighting solutions to better mimic ambient lighting caused by smaller enclosed spaces. Also adds a few personal stylistic alterations to improve visual interest in certain areas.

REQUIREMENTS...
Isilmeriel's LOTR Weapons
Created by Tomato
SSE version here (not 100% certain on stability): https://mods.bethesda.net/#en/workshop/skyrim/mod-detail/3031540

*** Please take a brief moment to read this description before asking questions in comments ***

Also available at [url=skyrim.nexusmods...
Lanterns of Skyrim - All In One
Created by manny_gt
Mannygt's Mods

* LANTERNS OF SKYRIM *
the "All In One version" is here :)

Version 1.1

* CHANGELOG *

v1.0 - Initial release
v1.1 - Remove unnecessary references in mod
- On the Nexus there are the ESM version and the 2x brighter too

* OVER...
Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem
Created by Brumbek
This simply makes the Skyrim emblem on the main menu spin 360 degrees every 8 seconds to help you appreciate the nifty emblem's curves and reflections. I also improved the normal map using Bethesda's HighRes texture as a base. Enjoy the simple things in li...
Moonpath to Elsweyr
Created by muppetpuppet
Announcing my new project Oberon's Court
View the teaser trailer here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRPEvaBZus&feature=youtu.be
support it by visiting my greenlight concept here
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=109049174

If ...
Pure Waters
Created by Laast
1 000 000+ actual subscribers!!!

UPDATES:

Révision 13 - 16 oct 2014
- Complete recast of the original mod.


This is a pure, clean, and natural water, as it should be in the cold mountains of Skyrim. This mod provides water with complete overhau...
Relighting Skyrim
Created by grayscruffy
Been almost three years (wow!) but thiis is likely the final update! Finally covered every location in the base game.

Fixes... the placement of lighting effects! In places where there are two fire pits or candelabras near one another there was one light...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod
Created by Brumbek
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/users/donate/?id=283020[img]http://i.imgur.com/dJA8nfq.png[/img]

IMPORTANT: Load Order Compatibility
The SMIM .esp file (StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp) must be...
SkyUI
Created by snakster
Elegant, PC-friendly UI mod for Skyrim with many advanced features. All improvements seamlessly integrate with the style of the original interface. Version 5 includes better crafting, enchanting, alchemy and smithing menus and several other enhancements.
...
Seratic Armor (Dark)
Created by Manic Zombie
Seratic Armor Mod Version 1.1 by Maniczombie

Update Version 1.15
Fixed Tempered Gauntlets

Update Version 1.1
Fixed no shadows issue.
Added Gray and Dark Variants, Links below.

Description

This Mod adds a set of Seratic Armor to the game, cra...
Stormcloak Armor Variety
Created by Comrade Boris
Bored of that sea of blue the Stormcloaks make? Then use this! This allows Stormcloak to wear The curaisses of the other rebel holds and Iron Armor, giving them a more rebellious image contrasting with the organized Imperial Legion.





Description...
The Asteria - Dwemer Airship
Created by Mattcm919
\\The Asteria - Dwemer Airship//

Thankyou to everyone who has downloaded and rated The Asteria! All of your encouragment and support means alot to me! However, I am no longer modding skyrim and have no future plans to support any of my mods.

Before a...
CMM : Cartographers Map Markers (Skyrim Edition)
Created by Feyawen
Adds over 180 Map Markers. Including Inns, Stores, Player Homes, Important Buildings, and Points of Interest.

Updated : August 23, 2016.
Apologies for the long delay on an update. To be honest, I kind of forgot this was on Steam Workshop. Up until v...
Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riverwood
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riverwood
Make Riverwood (more) beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Riverwood, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light source
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: (Markarth+)
Created by Bone
NOTICE: I DO NOT UPDATE THIS MOD ANYMORE. ANY ERRORS THAT CAN BE FIXED ARE TO BE DONE BY THE INSTALLER.

Love, Tek.


Previously known as: MARKARTH+ (TREES & RUINS)

*Now also available on Skyrim Nexus*
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.p...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Dawnstar
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Dawnstar and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
[url=http...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Falkreath
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Falkreath
Make Falkreath beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Falkreath, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light sources
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Inns
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the Inns of Skyrim and make them beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal [/url...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Markarth Exterior
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the exterior of Markarth and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal ...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Morthal
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Morthal and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .


****************************************************


Adds to the city:

• Furniture
• Containers
• Insects and Animals...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riften
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riften
Make Riften beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Riften, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • Gener
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude
Make Solitude beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Solitude, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages
Created by Aplestormy
This is a mod that adds new levels of detail to the towns and villages around Skyrim, Immersing you in stunning scenery, and adding functionality to the rather boring and useless villages. This is to compliment my other mod, -------------------------------...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages Redux
Created by Aplestormy
Make Skyrims Villages Beautiful!
====================================================

A redux of the popular mod, Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages.

====================================================

Adds many items to the villages around...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun
Make Whiterun beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Whiterun, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light sources
  • Arch
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun Exterior
Created by Aplestormy
Please check out my other Mod (Towns and Villages Enhanced), that Adds new levels of detail to towns and villages around skyrim! :) (Similar to this one, but for whole villages!)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68336872

Follow m...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Windhelm
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Windhelm
Make Windhelm beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Windhelm, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Winterhold
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Winterhold and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
[url=ht...
Vurt Flora Overhaul (Redux) - Purple grass
Created by ReDragon
All credits go to Vurt and his wonderful skyrim mod Skyrim Flora Overhaul. Look at this url: skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/141 As template I took his SFO v1.5 and made my own special edition, which can be used in combination with [url=htt...
[BUSO] Elven Archery Pack 1.0.0
Created by China
Elven Archery Pack Includes :

- BUSO Elven Bow

These Weapons are improved, and better made :
- 3 Times more Powerfull
- 2 Times more Lighter weight

Requires 1 Quicksilver Ingot, 2 Moonstone Ingot, 8 Silver Ingots and 8 Gold Ingots.

Bugs...
Dragon Falls Manor
Created by Mattcm919
\\DRAGON FALLS MANOR//

New House Mod Released: The Asteria - Dwemer Airship

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=18628

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641

Check It Out!

UPDATED TO V1.1.1

IMPORTANT!!
B...
Character Creation Overhaul - Dynamic Skill Progression
Created by Syclonix
This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

Specialized skills in previou...
Character Creation Overhaul - Diverse Races and Genders
Created by Syclonix
This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

Vanilla Skyrim allowed any st...
Character Creation Overhaul - Permanent Birthsigns
Created by Syclonix
This is an optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

This module makes your birthsign choice permane...
Character Creation Overhaul - Races - Classes - Skills
Created by Syclonix
OPTIONAL MODULES: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91132733
SKYRIM NEXUS VERSION: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587/

Character Creation Overhaul finally brings back birthsigns, classes, specializations, favored attributes, and...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 2 - Everything Else)
Created by Enigmus
This mod adds (adds! old tracks still here) tons of feetable music tracks to the game. I dont know what else to say, just test it, it's great!

This part contain "everything else" sounds :D

All credits goes to Tribalx13
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mo...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 1 - Explore)
Created by Enigmus
This mod adds (adds! old tracks still here) tons of feetable music tracks to the game. I dont know what else to say, just test it, it's great!

This part contain explore sounds.

All credits goes to Tribalx13
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/modules/member...
Hermit's Tree House
Created by Crim5on Duck
Quick note: To install, click the green 'subscribe' button above this description and it will automatically download the next time you start Skyrim!




==== Hermits Tree House ====

Hermits Tree house is ideal for players starting e...
Heisenberg's Accessories
Created by johnskyrim
If you like my mods, please give me a like on Facebook!

==========================================================

With Breaking Bad returning to our TV screens this week, I thought it would be cool to pay homage with a simple mod that puts Heisenber...
Halls of Dovahndor
Created by Okiir
*** THIS MOD IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED ***
(see Nexus page)


Halls of Dovahndor

Player Home by Okiir



_____________________________________________________________________________

*** REQUIRES DAWNGUARD ***
___________________________...
Gleaming Falls
Created by Countercruel
[ATTENTION!] - I HAVE RETIRED FROM SKYRIM AND WILL BE MOVING MY WORK INTO FALLOUT 4 WHEN IT IS RELEASED, SORRY FOR THE LACK OF CONTACT. I LOVE EVERY SINGLE COMMENT AND THANKS I GET FOR THE ABODES I MAKE, SEE YOU IN THE WASTELAND ;).



Hi! Welcome to G...
Marriable Serana - Hearthfires (Addon - Requires main mod)
Created by CoderMonkey
Current Version 1.6.2
Requires Skyrim v1.9 or better + Dawnguard DLC + Hearthfires DLC

The Original Mod Marriable Serana is REQUIRED for this to work.[/b...
Marriable Serana
Created by CoderMonkey
Current Version 1.6.2
Requires Skyrim v1.9 or better + Dawnguard DLC

Hearthfires addon - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126038897

Serana ...
Leveling Merchant's Wallets
Created by Gookiemonster
**IMPORTANT NOTE**
I released an expanded version of Leveling Merchants Wallets onto steam. It's official title is "Leveling Merchants Wallets Enhanced+" You can get it at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=309233106

Leveling Merchan...
Places: Oakwood -Hearthfire Edition-
Created by ThirteenOranges
This mod is the Hearthfire Version, and requires Hearthfire to play. If you do not use Hearthfire, please use the Standard Edition instead.

The Elder Scrolls Places is a mi...
Places: Laintar Dale -Hearthfire Edition-
Created by ThirteenOranges
This mod is the Hearthfire Version, and requires Hearthfire to play. If you do not use Hearthfire, please use the Standard Edition instead.

The Elder Scrolls Places is a m...
Places: Granitehall
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Granitehall was ...
Places: Amber Guard
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Amber Guard was ...
No Required Perks
Created by Frisky Frisco
But I don't want that perk!

Hello everybody, thanks for checking out my mod!

The goal of this mod is to remove perk requirements. For instance, I hated that I had to take elven smithing to get to steel plate. With this mod, the only requirement for s...
Realistic Lighting
Created by kurtcop
The newest release of Realistic Lighting without Post-Processing!

Weathers re-added after some work and an update to the CK.

If you want customization - go here -> http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7654

A patcher is including on th...
Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization
Created by Cliffworms
Civilization focuses on adding 223 new sound effects to cities, villages, farms and remote locations where civilization is present. In cities, you can hear the sound of a hammer being used by a villager repairing something, children playing, dogs barking o...
Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons
Created by Cliffworms
The Dungeons includes 115+ sound effects to add life to the dungeons. The enemy type that inhabits a dungeon will make itself heard. At dungeons’ entrances, you also hear the exterior weather. If there’s a thunderstorm raging outside, you’ll hear the thund...
Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds
Created by Cliffworms
The Wilds focuses on adding sound effects in Skyrim's wilderness. With the 115 new sound effects, the purpose of The Wilds is to audibly enlarge Skyrim's fauna with the addition of various animals, birds and insects that play according to weather, time of ...
Dragon Themed Breezehome
Created by The Red Glow
What this mod does is add dragon statues and themes to the small cottage that we all know and love.

Have you ever looked at breezehome and thought, is this a place for a dovahkiin to live?

Well now the home can be a place for a dovahkiin to live with...
Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1
To celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Portal 2 Space Core mod, which will let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel.

Also, since Skyrim...
Zabs Black Knight Mod
Created by Zabs
This mod adds a new wearable outfit to the game based on the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

It is considered Light armor and can be crafted at a forge under the miscellaneous section.

This is only wearable by male characters. Sor...
< >
11 Comments
Frisky Frisco Oct 18, 2014 @ 6:55pm 
Thanks for adding my mod to this collection, it means a lot!
Peanut_B Sep 16, 2014 @ 8:57am 
If I turn on all of these, they all should work properly and are all compatible with each other?
Michelin Man Mar 31, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
I HAVE THE LEGENDARY EDITION OF SKYRIM PEACE OUT YO!
Docter How  [author] Feb 16, 2014 @ 7:47am 
You need SkyUI turned on for it's MCM menu. Also the DLC is needed for most mods as they use assets from them so, you have to turn them on. Lastly, did you install SKSE? you can get it @ http://skse.silverlock.org/

-If you still are having trouble it may be your load order for the mods, download BOSS and run it for skyrim then it should fix it. http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/6/?
DWAIFU Feb 16, 2014 @ 2:06am 
the game crashes, i have turned all the dlc mods off and the sky ui is turned of too. what is going wrong?
FuzionLolliz Jan 10, 2014 @ 7:45pm 
Nice
eliphas the inheritor Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:39am 
good to know thanks
Docter How  [author] Aug 31, 2013 @ 7:17am 
SKSE is needed for skyUI but is highly recommended for any mod because it will add a customization menu.
eliphas the inheritor Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:54am 
do i need SKSE for all of these mods or just the ones that tell me so
radioactivehorse Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:59pm 
good...