Highly Recommended Mods
You’ll need this to jazz up Tamriel with some appropriate banners all over the place. It really helps make Skyrim look more beautiful and full of life!
Variety is the spice of life, and nothing is better than a bajillion new animals to grace your Skyrim game. Really amazing for screenshots. And for killing.
Adds beautiful, colorful HD cloaks to NPCs all over Skyrim.
Adds beautiful, colorful magic spells for you to use. They are seriously amazingly beautiful.
You wouldn’t understand how much of a difference this mod makes in Skyrim’s liveliness until you start using it.
This adds all sorts of interesting clutter all over the place. I prefer to use it without DynoLOD because I don’t like having too much detail in the distance/don’t like my game crashing all the time. This mod is really taxing on your computer, so don’t even bother if you don’t have a pretty decent rig.
I used the 4k darker version of this mod, it really makes the snow look way better, particularly how it appears on the roads.
A must if you want realistic looking food.
Gives horses armors. Way swankier than those shitty leather saddles those tired ass basic horses usually wear.
This is so nitpicky but I love how this makes all the silverware in Skyrim look more realistic and artisitic.
Gives the special beauty treatment to all potions, poisons, and booze in Skyrim. Much more interesting than the vanilla options.
Gives every book cover in Skyrim a unique cover! I love this mod so much. Really makes picking up books even more of a delight.
Ok, I know, who cares? But seriously, the rugs look so much better with this mod.
Haven’t you always wanted your soul gems to glow with the light of trapped souls? I have.
I use the Jumbo peaceful version to add some nice fairy lights all over Tamriel.
Adds a bunch of armors and weapons for random NPCs to wear. Great for those accidental screenshot opportunities as you’re traveling around the map.
I love how this makes all the Imperial armor look way more Roman. Not super lore-friendly I guess, but definitely super beautiful!
It’s weird that this is the one flower I want in extra HD, right? Anyway, the results are stunning and better than what is included in the Skyrim Floral Overhaul mod. Trust me, you’ll want this.
That’s it for my enhancement mod list. I’ll try to keep this updated as I come across more “essential” mods.
Also, word of warning, you will need a decent computer rig to use all these mods without crashing your game. Here is my setup:
- Processors: Intel Core i7 4790K Quad-Core 4.0GHz (4.4GHz TurboBoost)
- Graphic Cards: Single 4GB NVIDIA GTX 980
- Memory: 16GB ORIGIN PC powered by HyperX 1866Mhz (2x8GB)
Also, if you’re hoping to do some screenarchery (amazing screenshot taking), read my list of 25+ Screenshot Essentials for Skyrim!
Have any other mods to recommend? Leave a comment!