The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Lydia the Unburdened V3.0 - Perks, Spells and Beheadings
Category: Characters, Followers
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Jul 8, 2012 @ 5:57am
May 27, 2013 @ 4:05pm
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Lydia the Unburdened V3.0 - Perks, Spells and Beheadings


UPGRADED TO VERSION 3.0 on 5.22.13

Lydia 3.0 is both a complete reboot of the Lydia mod, and a upgrade to the existing editions.
Please note this version REPLACES all other versions, and is the only support version going forward.


The armor Lydia appears in above is the Argent Armor - Royal Retexture, which can be found over on Skyrim Nexus.


Version 3.0

+Increased height. Lydia is now a 7 foot tall amazon mountain of strength.
+Tweaked facial features.
+Lydia's hair is now Skyrim Vanilla, no more Apachii due to repeated requests!
+New powerful voice. She treats you with respect and loyalty.
+Custom combat style.Skilled fighter.
+Will gain levels with you all the way to Level 80.
+Essential, so cannot die.
+Does not affect stealth.



Lydia now uses her own set of perks!
She is a weapon master, and excels with 1-Handed and 2-Handed weapons.
She can also dual-wield, and equip shields if you feel froggy, but she'll do the most damage with a 2-Handed weapon or two one-handeds.
She CAN and WILL decapitate your enemies, or perform excruciating finishing moves on them.


Lydia can now cast spells!
She knows Oakflesh and Courage, and will cast them as needed on herself.


Version 3.0

Turns Lydia into an imposing and hulking housecarl that's taller than male nords by over a foot. She now has loose black hair and a much lighter complexion than vanilla (best used with the Mature Skin mod ""). Her face has been reworked from Version 2.0 and her hairstyle has been changed so that it no longer requires Apachii Skyhair. The hairstyle is Skyrim Vanilla. The bodystyle she is built on is the CBBE body, regular version, with the CBBE FacePack. I also use the I Love Cleavage Mod, which you may find useful. If you want her looking just like my screenshots, these are the mods to get. They're not required.

Lydia's voice has been altered so that she now sounds like she looks, which is very imposing. She uses the Female Commander voice-set, and now speaks to you with respect and loyalty. No more sarcasm.

Lydia will level with you up to Level 80. She is quick on her feet, and may even surprise you with how quickly she takes out your foes while you're running around trying to get away. By default, she will not attack mostly unless you tell her to, or you're detected and enemies charge you. Try not to hit her with random spells as this will make her very angry, though she will forgive you (unless you keep doing it).

She has her own custom combat style, but now also has her own Perks and Spells, too. She is a Weapon Master and basic spell caster, using the spells Courage and Oakflesh on herself. She does the most damage with 2 handed weapons, but will also inflict copious amounts of pain with dual one-handed weapons too.

WARNING - GORE ALERT: Lydia can and will decapitate your foes, or do worse things to them. She don't play like that.

Thanks for the continued support of myself and Lydia the Unburdened!
This mod has been play-tested EXTENSIVELY on my own computer and I have had ZERO problems.
If you can leave a comment explaining any problems you are having, I will try to help you out, but understand sometimes I cannot reproduce the situation you are having. 9 out of 10 people who download this, however, have no issues!


Check out my other characters:

Visarra the Shunned:
Shakuntala The Rogue:
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Wildmantom Sep 30, 2018 @ 6:05am 
Where do you get her that Armor ..mine is in her Underwear
Highlynx Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:19pm 
shes has nice tits, I'll give ya that.
Strawder  [author] Dec 21, 2017 @ 5:20pm 
@Lord Salishan

Thank you! This is the only mod I've made that I currently do plan to port over / update so that I can use her on my XBox One copy of SSE. I'm not sure when that'll happen though. I fell back into World of Warcraft and all my console games when I'm not defending the free world.
Strawder  [author] Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:12pm 
This mod is on hold along with my others until I upgrade my PC and return to Skyrim in full Ultra HD glory early next year. Thank you all for your support.
Strawder  [author] Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:11pm 
@Kundra She's better at killing than sharing her feelings. :D @doomraider03 Believe that's a Skyrim bug itself. Try waiting a few days in-game and that usually fixes it, they will respawn.
Strawder  [author] Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:10pm 
@Jseru Thank you so much. :) @Mersi Though it looks like Steam reversed their paid mod stance, I never had plans to do so. Thank you though!
Kundra Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:57pm 
I really like the new skills, but she doesn't have that charm lydia used to have :C
Mersi Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:51pm 
I will state this openly and fairly: This mod is pretty much the only thing that has allowed me to get as far as I have, and if I wasn't able to have an unkillable assistant the callibur of what you have painstakingly made, I would not play this game. I am saying this in reference to the option to sell mods for payment. It's not that I don't think you don't deserve payment, or that you shouldn't sell some of your products which are of high, non game-breaking quality; I just hope that you don't sell this one, or if you do, you do so at a low price. <5 up to 10 dollars is something I would personally pay. I have been using this mod for at least a year (probably longer than that) and I think that this is the first one I downloaded from the Workshop, and it would break my heart if you were to suddenly charge a high fee that I couldn't manage.
TheDoomieDoom Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:04am 
ok so i need help, told her to wait in dragonsreach while i did the dark brotherhood quests, now shes gone and i can't find her, where would she go if she got bored?
Lilly Frisk Feb 15, 2015 @ 12:48pm 
@thewrongbrother2 Omg its so true whenever i try to give lydia my sht shes just like 'WTF MAN? REALLY? YOUR TO LAZY TO CARRY IT?'