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The Legendary Mods of Skyrim
Skyrim mods have always held a special place here at Game Front. We’ve brought you lists of the top 10 best Skyrim mods, the 10 best Skyrim mods available on the Steam Workshop, and even a list of mods that replicate the Hearthfire DLC.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Skyrim: Legendary Edition, we’re bringing you the five most legendary Skyrim mods. What do we mean by “legendary?” We mean high-quality mods that are epic in scope and will massively change your experience. We have nothing against texture packs and convenience mods — but “legendary” just doesn’t seem an apt descriptor.
5. Moonpath to Elsweyr
This massive quest and adventure mod lets players explore the mystical homeland of the exotic Khajiit. Featuring new enemies to fight, new areas to explore, new quests to complete, and a bounty of custom assets, this mod is about as close to an expansion pack DLC as you’ll find.
Elsweyr’s jungles and deserts offer a distinct flavor from Skyrim’s frozen wastes, and players even get their own jungle abode. What’s more, the mod includes a quest that involves liberating an island under control by pirates, and as far as we’re concerned, a little swashbuckling makes everything better.
While this mod’s name alone inspires legendary imagery, that isn’t the reason it made this list. The self-proclaimed “Ultimate Mod,” Tytanis includes farming mechanics, a horse armor vendor, custom crafting, spells, items, and more.
Farming includes planting seeds in fertilized soil, waiting for them to grow in real-time, and harvesting the resulting crop. The tools of the farming trade can be crafted at a forge.
Players can enchant arrows with elemental magic — fire, frost, shock, earth, and poison. Each arrow type delivers a custom magical damaging effect on a regular hit and a critical hit, such as the fire arrows’ meteor shower or the frost arrow’s avalanche.
There’s even more to this mod, but you’ll just have to download it for yourself to see it all.
3. WARZONES – Civil Unrest
A civil war is meant to be raging in the lands of Skyrim, right? Well then… where is all the fighting?
This mod has the answer — it adds battles that you’ll run into while exploring Skyrim. More than 7,000 NPCs are fighting in more than 400 dynamic battles that change as you play. There are in-game adjustable settings such as spawn-count, hundreds of user-adjustable random skirmishes and ambushes, and you even get to partake in sieges.
2. Midas Magic – Spells in Skyrim
Great magical power is the stuff of legends, and this mod adds over 60 new and unique spell types to the game: beams, sprays, projectile attacks, and a summonable player house.
The mod extends Skyrim’s magic system without disturbing the current spell systems or unbalancing combat (too heavily), adds a different way to obtain spells, and adds quests to find these new spells.
Put on your robe and wizard hat and download the mod here.
1. UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul
Marching through the lands of Skyrim with a full fellowship of followers sounds like an epic tale in the making, doesn’t it?
This mod increases the number of followers you can have accompany you to 15, and adds a bevy dialogue options to issues orders, dictate behavior, change equipment and skills, and even adds mounts for your followers.