The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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This collection focuses on picking out some neat, no frills mods from the selection currently available on the Workshop. There is nothing too intrusive to the current structure of the game however the mods in the pack can create a substantially different gameplay experience should comparatively to without. I believe these mods are a fun alternative to the default without venturing into adding huge quests, dungeons and generally overhauling the game.

While this collection is ideal for Archery characters, there is nothing limiting the mods use to only those types of characters. I have and will use these specific mods on other characters myself and they run seamlessly with the game regardless.

Thank you to those who have created the mods included in this collection.

Some footage of the mods in this collection is available at my YouTube channel: youtube.com/bulmeruk
Items (86)
Hobbit Hole
Created by Jamie
Mod Trailer - http://youtu.be/6UdcD29Fnl0

Reviews and showcases -
Machinima Realm - http://youtu.be/aY9eCKid3dg
MMOxReview - http://youtu.be/c42cYzrastc
Brodual - http://youtu.be/KF334TA1RcU
MrNUKETURTLE - http://youtu.be/jsrMaoL2XCw
TheRealDarnoc ...
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.
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Arrows Stick
Created by HeavyMintFlava
Increases the number of arrows that will stick into humans/creatures.

Update 4/10/12
Arrows should no longer accumulate on the player.

Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9573/?...
Craftable Arrows
This mod allows you to craft various types of arrows. You can craft 25 of them for 2 firewood and 1 ingot. The arrows can be found under the smithing categories that they belong to. This means that in order to craft glass arrows, you must learn the smithin...
Enhanced Blood Textures 3.6b
Created by BakaKemono
A blood overhaul mod

Bloodier combat experience with higher resolution and detailed textures. Additional features such as killmove animation spasms, blood drops when low health, damage based blood amount, blood pools, and green blood for spiders and oil...
Ask Follower Skills [Vanilla Font]
Created by R3Bourne47
So you've gained yourself a follower,
but you don't know a thing or two about what he/she specializes in?
Well why don't you just ask them? :P

Description:
This adds a dialogue option to followers that enables you to see their skills and

current ...
Followers Keep Up
Created by NorthStar
Tired of running into a fight and discovering that your companion is nowhere to be found? This mod causes followers to speed up when they fall behind and teleport to your location when they get extra far away. Now help will always be close at hand! Should ...
RNG (Dynamic) Guards
Created by 한로렌
==========NOTICE==========
Changes can take up to one in-game week to take full effect. Alternatively, you can use the console command "resurrect" to manually force a reroll on the selected guard. Please make sure you have tried both before posting an err...
Racial Bonus in description
Created by hellay-fr
Add the Racial Bonuses to the description of the menu of a new character.

It is simply a small edition of the Text box of each playable race.
After i look into Papyrus scripting maybe i will try to make it in a more dynamic way for better display.

N...
Improved Skill Books
Created by elGrecoLoco
Appends the skill improved to the name of every skill book, and loots skill books to your inventory without reading so you can save them for later.

Update
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By popular request, I added a script to every skill book that allows you to loot ...
Lightweight Potions and Poisons
Created by JustinOther
Drops the weights all of potions and poisons from 0.5 to 0.1.

Currently supports *only Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish Skyrim installations.

Revision 5: Added Czech support. Dawnguard potions reweighed ...
More Dragon Loot
Created by Vony256
This little mod makes dragons drop more loot. You should allways get something enchanted to make it worth while dragon hunting.

This mod should also now be compatible with the Deadly Dragons Mod....
Lighter Tools
Created by Boom
Reduces the weight of Pickaxes and Woodcutting Axes to a more reasonable amount.

Goes well with:
- More Smithing Recipes ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=15567 )
- Detailed Mine Map Markers ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfi...
Money crafting and Gold smithing.
Created by AgentWD40
My first mod XD. Anyway, this mod adds three new smelting recipes, one let's you melt down gold ore into 50 septims, another let's you melt down ingots into 100 septims and lastly one that lets you melt 100 septims into an ingot. Enjoy.

New Update allow...
J.Hco's Scottish Pound Mod
Created by Admiral Gnome
A Simple Mod that Replaces the old boring imperial coins with much better Scottish pound coins

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Crafting Satchels
Created by Punished Snack
Adds Alchemy and Enchanting satchels to their respective tables in every buyable house.

TODO: Sync bag contents across all the houses...
Detailed Mine Map Markers
Created by Boom
Adds and labels all Mine Map Markers to display the main material it yields.

This will not automatically reveal Mine locations to you. You must still find them yourself.

Goes well with:
- Lighter Tools Mod ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/fi...
Beast Skeletons
Created by PROMETHEUS
This mod adds new types of skeletons Argonian , Khajiit , Orc and Elves ...

The Inspiration comes from Lizard Skull and Cat skull , since it seemed to me strange to have many Races around in Tamriel but just human skeleton types I tought this needed a ...
Faster Vanilla Horses
Created by Jov
Like many, I found Skyrim's horses to be unrealistically and unreasonably slow. Travel by horse was hardly faster than by foot, making it unrewarding.

Horse speed and gallop-time has been given a significant -yet balanced- boost, for a more realistic (a...
Birds and Flocks
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 ...
Faction: Pit Fighter
Created by ThirteenOranges
Pit Fighter contains an all new faction to join, complete with NPCs, progression through the ranks, unique rewards and side quests.

"The Pit Fighters of Windhelm were once the city's proud Arena Team, known throughout Tamriel as The Paladins. Since t...
Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor
Created by Blacklake
The expert in battle would first make himself invincible, then wait for his enemy to expose his vulnerability. -- Sun Tzu

Dragonbone Ebonsteel heavy armor is a stand-alone set combining the raw strength of dragonbone with the more malleable resil...
Kill Moves - No Blur
Created by ThirteenOranges
Removes most of the Blur effects from finisher moves. See your kills more clearly than ever. Simple.

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Sep 2012 Update

- Now more universal removal of blur from kill moves to account for moves added post launch.

- Better title image.

- L...
Places: Laintar Dale
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.

Laintar Dale is ...
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 ...
Faction: Pit Fighter Travels Add-On
Created by ThirteenOranges
Pit Fighter Travels is an Add-On for An Elder Scrolls Faction: Pit Fighter which provides multiple new pit fight locations and rewards as well as new creatures, weapons and armor. [...
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 ...
Places: Oakwood
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.

Oakwood is a sma...
Quest: Sea Of Ghosts
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Sea Of Ghosts are the cold and dangerous waters on the northern coasts of Tamriel. Among the mists and fog lie many secrets, treasures and stories long since forgotten. Travel these dangerous waters with the crew of The Winter's Warmth, exploring many ...
Quest: And the Realms of Daedra
Created by ThirteenOranges
In the early days of the First Era the Chimer warlord Ornarol made a pact with the Daedra before betraying them to his own ends. When his deceit was discovered the three Daedric Princes tore his soul asunder, each taking part of his soul as a trophy, leavi...
Quest: No Mercy
Created by ThirteenOranges
A messenger has been sent from a small chapel of Stendarr to the Vigilant at Stendarr's Beacon, seeking aid against an unknown evil, but the messenger never made it to her destination. Investigate events at Stendarr's Chapel and explore the dark and danger...
Quest: The Bigger They Are
Created by ThirteenOranges
A great hero of the Companions lies dead before he could defeat his greatest quest, the slaying of the great giant, Barlok'Gosh. Take up the arms of Holfir Giant Slayer and travel dangerous roads and caves to find Barlok'Gosh and finish what he started.
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Clothing and Smithing Pack
Created by ThirteenOranges
This mod adds many clothing and armor sets based on unatainable (and unbranded) faction specific sets and adds new smithing options. These new varieties are renamed in a lore-friendly fashion and DO NOT change the originals.

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Notes

- Armor a...
Quest: Sorcery
Created by ThirteenOranges
The forgotten treasure of a great Sorcerer lies hidden in a long abandoned tower, kept away from the world and its perils for many long years. Time has come to unravel the Sorcerer's mysteries. Travel to the mountains of the West Reach to find the Sorcerer...
35th Nightingale - Wanderer
Created by Nalinka
Wanderer Armor - Version 3.1

Stand-alone armor set based on Nightingale.
Feel free to rename, as the set is now unenchanted.
Can be crafted with at a Forge - requires Adv. Armors perk.
Can be improved at a Workbench.




Description:
This is a ...
Adventurers and Travelers
Created by kitthenailer
Add the NPC Adventurer parties to each towns and add many Travelers to skyrim.

This is not "Additional Encounter Zones". All NPCs is continuous data in the Game and live the life of each NPC.

http://www.skyrimgems.com...
Camping Kit of the Northern Ranger
Created by The Northern Ranger
This is an amazing little portable camping mod that gives control over setting up your campsite exactly how you want.
It comes with two types of tents, many extra features, and includes custom models for setting up the camp.

THIS MOD IS COMPATIBLE WI...
Insanity's Steel Bow
Created by InsanitySorrow
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Requirements:
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Skyrim 1.8.151.0

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Description:
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A new Bow for Skyrim!, Yep you read that right xD

This adds a new Steel Bow into the game, the bow is completetly new, meani...
Drex - Avian Race Companion
Created by Dogtown1
Drex is an Avian race hunter skilled in stealth and bows

he uses a custom bow and his perks are geared toward his ability to kill his enemies in stealth and at range

he has a dark elf voice which I thought suited him

you can find him at the Inn in...
Hunter's Discipline 100%
Created by Kurai Shidosha
Simple mod to change Hunter's Discipline so it always recovers arrows from corpses instead of only being a 66% chance.


Update 3/20/2012 3PM EST:

I've been doing some testing with the mod and it turns out somehow 1.5 broke arrow physics (and possibl...
Non-Leveled Item Rewards
Created by Dr. Tran
Removes the leveling from the various items in the game with multiple versions such as Dragonbane and the Nightingale equipment. Instead of receiving a leveled variant you will always receive the top variant. Does not modify gold rewards, enemy equipment, ...
Stones of Barenziah DROPPABLE + Quest Markers
Created by Turn_on_a_Dime
This mod combines the changes made by my Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers mod:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=10916
and Sean5861's Droppable Stones of Barenziah mod:
[url]http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetai...
Longer Range Vanilla Weapons
Created by Donkey Teeth
Dawnguard version out now!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=166150142

Can you see the shooter in the cover picture? No? He's in there, so is the arrow.

Please read the description before you make a comment critisizing somethin...
Giant Giants and Mammoth Mammoths
Created by ThirteenOranges
Giants and Mammoths are larger, size will vary slightly between enc objects.

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1.1 Patch

- Mammoths are a little smaller again.

- New title image.
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Unique Uniques
Created by InsanitySorrow
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Description:
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Version: 1.8

One of the biggest complaints and requests I see on the TES forums is the lack of a unique appearance for the many unique weapons in the game. This isn't much of
a problem for the small...
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...
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...
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...
Shadow Striping Fix (Indoor/Outdoor)
Created by BowedYapper
This is a small and simple mod that will fix those annoying and disgusting shadows in houses and other areas.

Basically the main cause of these radial shadow defects is a low shadow depth bias, which ironically, states in the Creation Kit Wiki that a lo...
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...
Whistle
Created by Iskariot
Gives you a Power that lets you whistle for the last horse you rode on, and it will come running. If it is too far away it will be moved to somewhere behind you and run up to you.
Powers are used just like Shouts, but without the cooldown (defaul: Z).

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Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
Created by Cipscis
This mod reduces the distance required for NPC greetings so that you'll need to nearly bump into them.

Also available on Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=746

Also see:
No NPC Greetings - http://steamcommunity.com/share...
Random Alternate Start
Created by Syclonix
Don't forget to vote if you like this mod!

Be anyone you want to be. Choose from 21 different loadouts then get randomly thrown somewhere in the vast land of Skyrim. Will you end up in the royal court of Solitude's magnificent Blue Palace or will you en...
Vanguard Armor
Created by Hothtrooper44
**The first automatic open/closing helmet mod in all of Skyrim! See below!**

'Vanguard Armor' is a lore friendly, stand alone, heavy set for both males and females. The vanguard of an army are the first soldiers in line. They take the brunt of the the e...
Clothings Show Jewelry (FIX)
Created by Goodest Boy
PLEASE READ:

THE LATEST UNOFFICIAL SKYRIM PATCH (2.1.3a) FIXES THE BUG
MY MOD NECESSARY ANYMORE IF YOU HAVE THE LATEST UNOFFICIAL SKYRIM PATCH

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE DOWNLOADS
CHEERS

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I always wear m...
One Click Looting
Created by Vonwarr
Have you ever been frustrated with looting the same items over and over? Wishing there was a faster way? Now there is!

One Click Looting: Upon looting a single item (any item) from a container, every other "desirable" item in the container is also take...
Dragon Knight Armor
Created by Hothtrooper44
'Dragon Knight Armor' is a lore friendly, stand alone, heavy set for both genders and all races. This set of armor provides the option of a more refined and knightly approach to wearing the bones of dragons.

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ll - Detailed Descript...
Airstream Levitation Spell
Created by Observe
Custom Spell let's you levitate up to 100 feet distance

The Spell Tome will appear in your inventory (in Books section) when the mod is first run.

Note: Some people would prefer requirement to purchase from Merchants, others would like a Quest to ob...
Better Magic
Created by SushiSquid
Better Magic improves the magic system with the goal of helping to balance the game experience of magic compared to other archetypes.

The list of changes this mod makes is below.
For a more detailed list of changes, modular functionality, and multi-lin...
Elaborate Enchantments
Created by J3X
Bind Daedras and ghosts to your armors and clothing, sanctify armors, enchant your shields so they burn your enemies upon blocking, shoot ice bolts with any weapon, light enchantment, All enchantments works on other actors than the player. - This mod aims ...
Return Home - Teleport Spells
Created by Pegasuraptor
This mod will add a spell tome to each of the 5 houses you can purchase throughout Skyrim. Using this tome will teach you a spell called Return To "Home Name" that will teleport you back to that particular house.

Due to requests here and at the Nexus, s...
Spell: Waterwalking
Created by JertsuPelaa
This spell adds player the ability to walk on water. The spell is Alteration magic and it's
apprentice level spell. Spell costs 110 magicka to cast, depending on your skills, perks and
level. This spell is useful for getting across lakes much more quic...
Home Tree
Created by JertsuPelaa
-WATCH THE VIDEO-
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-Version 2-

-Added w...
Dynamic Fires
Created by woodbyte
Allows one to ignite and extinguish fires by using fire and frost spells, respectively. It also puts out fires that have been running for some time. (**update** - torch bashing now lights up fires too)

This initial release features all campfires. Other ...
Archery - Spinning Arrows
Created by palistov
Current version: 4

Makes projectile arrows spin, to add a little flavor to bow & arrow gameplay and kill cams. See mod page on Skryim Nexus (do a search for "Spinning Arrows") if you have any other mods that modify existing arrows or even add new ones. ...
Knights of the Nine V2.6
Created by Maty743
Please note that this is a very old mod from when I was still learning how to do everything so please don't see it's quality as a representation of my more up to date and future projects.

Either become a knight that shows the merciful side of the Nine d...
Herbal Tea
Created by GustavL
Like picking flowers? Don't like making potions of 1% frost resistance for 8 seconds at your little chemistry set? This mod allows you to use various alchemy ingredients to cook exciting herbal teas at cooking pots without the need for an alchemy skill,...
The Hunters Life (Hunting Overhaul)
Created by Haeo
For the hunter at heart, adds value to all the pelts and tusks you accumulate on your hunting trips and adventures across Skyrim!

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11744 <=== Its on the Nexus as well!

Here is a list of all changed ...
True Dragon Born
Created by GIndustries
Description:

As a Dragon Born you are born with the power to absorb a Dragon's Soul. With that soul comes power that only a Dragon Born can hold. Now as you travel through Skyrim absorbing Dragon Souls will increase your power. However spending them wil...
Complete Skyforge
Created by karstux
This is a little convenience mod that adds a Smelter, Workbench and Tanning Rack to the Skyforge....
Guard Dialogue Overhaul
Created by Eckss
More Dialogue, More Realism, More Respect. This Mod alters the Guards' Dialogue, changing it from something that breaks your immersion in the world of Skyrim to something that actually increases it. All in the original voices and Fully compliant with Skyri...
Adal Matar, the lost Stronghold
Created by MadFrenchie
Fight against the Thalmor and discover a new storyline leading
to The Lost Orcish Stronghold of Adal Matar.

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- VERSION : 1.1 DATE :...
Mercenaries (Unlimited Followers)
Created by rmbackslash
(FIXED !!!) Hire as many Mercenaries and Mercenary archers you can afford. They act like followers, guard trade, individual or group commands!

Talk to "Saad" near the Guard Shack in Whiterun (south entrance). He will contract mercenaries to you. These M...
Point The Way
Created by Arthmoor
Ever travel the roads and wonder how it is people find their way? Have you noticed that the roads in many places simply don't have signs that tell you where you can go while traveling them? If you were a foreign visitor to Skyrim, you've got no hope of bei...
Riverwood Smelter
Created by Dyeus
A smelter in Riverwood - right beside your favourite blacksmith!
Enjoy!...
No Auto-Aim
Created by fox
Disables archery auto-aiming.

Additional Information
Normally, Skyrim automatically aims your arrows toward enemies near your crosshair.
This plugin simply sets the auto-aim angles for ranged weaponry to zero, so that arrows always shoot wher...
Bandit Raids
Created by SwampRock
You've probably heard guards talking about how there haven't been any good bandit raids lately right?

This mod will periodically spawn bandits around each of the five major cities of Skyrim! Each city gets a different variety of bandit attackers. Comple...
East Empire Company Armor
Created by tygabor
Adds a new armor made specifically for the East Empire Trading Company. You will be given this armor by Orthus Endario after completing the Rise In The East quest, just come back to the Windhelm offices to pick it up. Of course I'm sure that a skilled thie...
Populated Prisons
Created by Reinsdyret
Did you ever feel that the prisons and dungeons of Skyrim were underpopulated? I know I did, especially seeing how many cells there are and the amount of crime and bandits in the Province. I looked about, but couldn't find any mods to fix the issue, so I d...
Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw - a Morrowind artifact
Created by PrivateEye
One of Valenwood's legendary heroes is Oreyn Bearclaw. Son of King Faume Toad-Eye, he was a respected clan hunter and a future leader. Wood Elven legend claims Oreyn single handedly defeated Glenhwyfaunva, the witch-serpent of the Elven wood, forever bring...
Ranger Cabins
Created by Jack the Hack
A mod that adds cabins in various locations for Ranger type characters to live in.
Its inspired by the Ranger's Apprentice series of books, which I think are brilliant. If you are looking for a more fitting attire I highly reccomend NoseGoblin's Assassi...
Lanterns of Skyrim - Bridges
Created by manny_gt
* OVERVIEW *
This mod add lanterns per bridge around Skyrim. Just for eyecandy and maybe helpful to recognize bridges during night.

* NEW VERSION *
Light of the lanterns now have increased distance view
Better lighting
Script free
Light lit from 5p...
Enhanced Cities: More Bees
Created by matthieu6839
Add more bees in Skyrim! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
[url=http://steamcommunity.com/shar...
Run For Your Lives
Created by Arthmoor
A small mod that makes citizens in a village or city run indoors during a dragon or vampire attack.

This was born out of frustration at seeing the citizens all trying to be a hero and rushing headlong to their doom attacking dragons and vampires. Instea...
Improved Craftable Lockpicks
Created by Kromey
This mod enables you to turn 1 steel ingot into 5 lockpicks.

Not enough return on your investment? Want 10 lockpicks? Unlock the Steel Smithing perk, and you can make 10 lockpicks from 1 steel ingot!

What's that? It's still not enough? Fine -- once y...
Smelting Plus
Created by Red Jay
SmeltingPlus is a lightweight and balanced mod that adds 296 new smelting recipes for raw materials, such as ingots, ores, Instead of dumping all your weak armor, tankards, plates, goblets, and other useless things, Smelting Plus allows you to smelt those ...