Best Skyrim Mods | Must-Have Skyrim Mods For Awesome GamePlay

Skyrim secured its place as one of the best open world RPGs in the gaming world. With endless hours of gameplay, several quests and foes, Skyrim isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, there comes the point when things start to slow down. Luckily, there are mods to liven up your gaming experience. These Skyrim mods offer improved quality, better performance and so much more. Here are the top Skyrim mods for you to try.

Skyrim Redone Mod

The Skyrim Redone Mod completely reimagines the Skyrim world. So, if you already got tired of the game as is, this mod may help spice up your life. It serves nifty new features and weaponry and disguises. Moreover, it changes a lot of the game default features like perks, skills, and stats. To explain how this mod works, check out the video playlist below. Download it here and check out other mods after.

Apocalypse Spells Mod

The first mod is for spells. The Apocalypse Spells Mod adds over 140 spells to the game. Spells range from summoning tornados, crushing enemies, telekinesis and lots more. The mods are so well developed, that one wouldn’t know that they are mods. Download the Apocalypse Mod Package or check out the video below to see it in action.

Additionally, you can learn the spells by buying spell tomes off merchants, namely the court wizards in Whiterun, Blue Palace (aka Solitude), and Riften. However, to get the more powerful master versions of the spells, you must go to the Winterhold College.

Relighting Skyrim Mod

Face it. The lighting in Skyrim can be a bit sketchy. However, there is a mod to get improved lighting. This mod improves the graphic (mental) by making it more appealing. It makes the lighting effects better. With this mod, light only emits from legitimate sources like fires, stars, etc. No more glowing branches and rocks. Have a look at how the mod works in the video. And, download it here.

2K Textures

Did the lighting mod not cut it for you? Then, you can try the 2K Textures mod. It works wonders if you have a high-end laptop or gaming laptop. There is an HD patch for Skyrim, but this mod improves on that patch. With this mod, you get textures up to 4K resolution. Although, it may be a bit resource intensive for your PC’s GPU. Here is the link to the patch.

Alternate Start

The alternate start mod lets you play the game from a different starting point. However, it goes a bit further than just changing the point of departure; you can also start out with a different character. Start as a necromancer, farmer or anything you like. Once applied, you can launch the other story from within the game. Get it here.

Phenderix Magic World

This Phenderix Magic World Mod for Skyrim bring magic to the forefront of the game. The mod provides a new setting with different structures and landscapes.Heck, there’s even a school of witchcraft. Explore the town of Manantis, where magic is around every corner. Check it out below or download it here.

Dark Brotherhood Resurrection Mod

The Dark Brotherhood Resurrection Mod lets you relive the thrill of the Dark Brotherhood storyline with an added 4+ hours of gameplay to the storyline. You learn a lot about the Brotherhood and their way of life in this mod.

Moonpath to Elsweyr

Hey, how about even more landscapes, gameplay, and features for you to explore? The Moonpath to Elsweyr Mod takes you into the forests and wilderness of Elsweyr. Explore new places, hunt new creatures and talk to new people. Moreover, if you have the 2K Textures mod, Elsweyr is even more beautiful.

Realistic Needs and Diseases

Do you like survival mode? The Realistic Needs and Diseases Mod lets you start from the survival mode scene. With this mod, your character has to eat, sleep and drink. If not, you must face the consequences (no spoiler). And, while this mod is not as harsh as survival mods, it is an excellent start to warm up. Find it here.

Cutting Room Floor

The Cutting Room Floor Mod enables you to explore Skyrim more in-depth. For example, there are new quests, NPCs, items and other things that did not make the final cut included in this Mod. Download it here.

Dwemertech – Magic of the Dwarves

The Dwemertech mod requires a character who has reached level 40 in either destructionrestoration, or alteration. This quest takes place in the Masser base and, once completed, you unlock new spells. The spells are Dwemer Bionics. See what we mean in the below video. Get the mod here.


The Enderal Mod adds over 100 hours of new gameplay. Playing mod is like playing an entirely new game. Follow a new quest line with new NPCs, new places to explore and try out new skills and talents. Download the Enderal mod or check it out in the YouTube video below.

Monster Mayhem

How about fighting new monsters? The Monster Mayhem Mod brings new creatures to Skyrim. There are different levels and boss fights. The bosses all being different Behemoths that you must defeat. Can you beat them all? Try out the mod here.

ThirteenOrange’s Quests Mods

ThirteenOrange incorporates new quests in Skyrim. These quests are lore-friendly and are relevant to the Skyrim storyline. There are five quests, and each focuses more on story than fights. There are well-written scripts, and a wide variety of landscapes to explore. You travel to different realms, beat a giant and slay various creatures. All with one mod.

Rabbit Hole Dungeon

The Rabbit Hole Dungeon is a mod that allows you to enter a dungeon. The “Rabbit Hole Dungeon” has 50 levels. Each level or layer has its boss and different enemies. Defeat all enemies on each floor to proceed to the next. Moreover, if you exit the dungeon, it changes when you revisit.

Duel Combat Realism

The Duel Combat Realism modification makes the Skyrim combat system more, well, realistic. With this mod, you must pay attention to your choice of weapons and your stamina. These things are important.  You must block or use shields to increase your survival rate. No longer can you take a blow to the head from a Giant-sword and walk away. Download the mod and check out the video.


The Falskaar mod lets you explore a whole new continent, adding over 25 hours of game-play. Falskaar has new quests and wildlife, and a beautiful landscape. This mod is a favorite Skyrim mod. Find it on Steam or Nexus mods.

Jedi of Skyrim

Have you ever wondered what A Star Wars and Skyrim crossover would look like? The Jedi of Skyrim mod enables you to wield a Lightsaber, with some added extras. It uses the old republic style classes. Additionally, players can use Force abilities like mind tricks and lightning. Although, this mod does not necessarily improve the gameplay nor does it improve graphics. However, it is a fun mod to play around with. Find it here.

Castle Volkihar Redux

The Castle of Volkihar Redux mod spawns a full castle. With several corridors and dungeons, the castle brings its quest line. Download it on Steam.

Tundra Defense

The Tundra Defense mod introduces a tower defense style mini-game in which you build a tower and defend it. You can hire guards to defend your tower, have citizens, and more. So, if you love Clash of Clans, think of it as a large-scale version.

Into the Deep “Atlantis.”

The Into the Deep “Atlantis”  lets you explore the lost city of Atlantis. Interact with new characters, dungeons, and an additional four hours of gameplay.

Reverse Crafting

The Reverse Crafting mod lets you reuse materials to make something else. Do you find lots of junk items? Recycle it and re-purpose the materials. Find it on Steam. It is one of the top Skyrim mods available.

Bandolier Extra Inventory

The Bandolier Extra Inventory mod allows your character to hold more items.

Open Cities

Say goodbye to Skyrim loading screens. The Open Cities mod removes all loading screens in the towns. So, just travel around without having to wait for the environment to load when you enter new areas. This mod is one fis a must have Skyrim mods.

With many mods out there for you to try, there’s no end to the Skyrim empire. Have you tried any of these Skyrim mods? Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Or, tell us about new mods to add to the list.

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