View Full Version : Favorite skyrim mods?
05-26-12, 07:39 PM
With the workshop being out for awhile now, what's good?
What are you looking to mod? And what type of experience are you going for?
I'm running about 60 mods from Nexus to fit my play style. In general my modded Skyrim is more difficult, requires tactical combat, has "realistic" lighting, and added immersion.
05-28-12, 03:14 PM
This needed it's own thread?
05-28-12, 05:19 PM
Just interested in non-vanilla stuff. Tried restarting vanilla to do a few questlines I never did on my original run, but my compy keeps derping out and i keep having to reformat. Figured this would be a good time to try all the mods, and start from scratch, do the dark brotherhood questline I never got around to, and see what else i can find.
I've heard good things about the Warzones mod... stuff like that where encounters are unique and unexpected are the best sounding.
Nearly all of mine are vanilla fixes:
sounds of skyrim
multiple rings and amulets
Let me know if you'd like more info and I can find the exact names
05-28-12, 11:22 PM
I can just look on skyrimnexus, don't need specifics if ya don't have em handy.
Damnit, I just typed a bunch of stuff and then accidentally closed my browser. I'll jot down a few mods and periodically update and reorganize the list when I'm bored.
PISE - Scales enemy levels, tweaks NPC behavior, and adjust enemy numbers in packs. End result is a more challenging and satisfying experience.
Duel Combat Realism - Changes combat mechanism so stagger and stamina management is a must.
Deadly Dragons - Name says it all.
Dynamic Time Scale - Time automatically scales more realistically based on environment and combat.
Sky UI: Best Skyrim UI period.
Immersive HUD: Various options. I like no enemy health bars and no enemies on compass. This makes combat riskier and more dangerous not knowing how much HP they have or magically knowing their positions.
Stakado's Realistic ENB - Simply beautiful. Days are clear, bright, sharp. Nights are cool, dark, and blue. Most "realistic" ENB's make night pitch black but I'm here to have fun and not deal with being blind without torches. I think those modders forget the moon is a source of light. He has a Cinematic version but I much prefer his Realistic interpretation.
Sounds of The Dungeons - Better creepy dungeon atmosphere.
Sounds of The Wild - Better wilderness sounds.
Archery Tweak Faster Arrows - Can tweak speed, damage, reclaim, sell rates. Recommend using +50% speed. Anything faster I feel the bow becomes more like a rifle. It's a good speed for me. Up the damage if you want arrows to hurt more. Enemy archers get the same benefits too. Use +speed and +damage in conjunction with no enemies on compass and archers are a threat if you can't track them.