Need More Kill? Here Are 8 Skyrim Mods For Weapons
For a game set in the fantasy equivalent of the Middle Ages, an era known for gazillions of creative ways to murder people as painfully as possible, The Edler Scrolls: Skyrim offers a slim selection of weapons to choose. Various bows and arrows, swords, axes and hammers were included in the launch version of the game. Crossbows were added later, but there’s no throwing weapons, and arrows come in too few varieties to make an impact on play-style. Where are flails? Where are the melting people’s eyes out with burning hot rods? Where are horrible Frankish doctors religiously opposed to the idea of cleanliness in battlefield hospitals?
The point being, Skyrim needs to have its game stepped up. Luckily, the modding community is on it. Here are some of the best weapons-based add-ons from modders who know how important it is to put the medieval in “getting medieval on your ass.”
Isilmeriel’s LOTR Weapons
If you ever thought Skyrim needed an injection of the Lord of the Rings, Isilmeriel’s LOTR Weapons pack will have you covered. It includes most, if not all of the weapons from the movies, including the greathswords carried by the Wraiths, Legolas’ daggers, the Shard of Narsil, Glamdring (in several variations), and more. To pick most of these up, you’ll have to talk to Eorlund, or craft them yourself at the Moonforge.
Arrowsmith is a mod that allows you to craft your own arrows for use with bows. Using feathers, refined ore, and firewood, you’ll be able to craft hundreds of your own Daedric arrows, Glass arrows, and so on. It beats looting them from the corpses of your enemies or being forced to remain dependent upon the inventory stocks of weaponsmiths in Whiterun. Sadly, this mod does not allow you to duet with Run DMC or celebrate the destruction of killer asteroids, but that’s the price we have to be willing to accept.
Dragonbone Weapons Complete
Armor in Skyrim comes in a wide variety of forms, including Dragonbone, which makes sense, as being Dragonborn is, you know, the basis of the entire game. Yet strangely enough, Dragonbone cannot be used to craft weapons. This would be like if Fast and Furious movies included Vin Diesel’s inability to put nitrous oxide in anything but a muscle car. Boo! This mod fixes that criminal omission with the introduction of all new Dragonbone weapons, including bows. Made up of original models and textures, you’ll need the Dragonbone smithing skill to put these weapons together. According to its creator, the stats are largely the same as Ebony weapons, but with bonuses in the form of higher crit chances, lower weight, and faster swing-speeds. So they’re basically Ebony weapons on Skooma. But drink responsibly, OK Dragonborns?
As they exist in the vanilla game, Skyforge Steel weapons look no different from their lower-altitude counterparts. This mod, created by Dreogan, is a collection of completely new art assets intended to imbue both the Skyforge and the craftsmanship of Eorlund Gray-Mane with the distinctive quality they deserve.