Skyrim’s Amazing Fans: Cosplay, Mods, Comics & Screens

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.

Download it here!

4. Tytanis

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.

Grab the mod here.

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.

Download it here!

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7 Comments on Skyrim’s Amazing Fans: Cosplay, Mods, Comics & Screens

Matt

On May 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

So sad that they aren’t doing any more dlc, best game ever.

Dach

On May 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

The world Bethesda built and the the things people molded from it make me happy that there is still a demand for big story driven single-player games.

The only thing I want to see changed in Elder Scrolls VI is the combat; which is the only aspect of the series I think has remanded clunky and poorly executed.

Dach

On May 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

which is the only aspect of the series I think has *REMAINED* clunky and poorly executed.

Hey GameFront, are we ever going to be allowed to edit our comments?

I really feel like a mook when I notice something either missing from my stuff or a minor spelling mistake and have no ability to fix it.

Kevin

On May 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Should’ve added music as well. The dragonborn comes, and then of course Lindsey Stirling’s cover of the Skyrim theme. A lot of the Skyrim players I know used that as the theme music instead of the original, epic as it was. Lindsey and Peter made it into something truly magical.

Ian Miles Cheong

On May 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

The music is there, on the last page.

arcade47

On May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

NO wonder I have clocked more than 500 hrs on skyrim

Emperor_Draam

On May 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

To be honest among the insane amounts of garbage the major developers release nowadays Skyrim is among the few games which are still worthy of praise. Its fun, it can easily last for hundreds of hours and even after that you still want more.

If the fans want a feature Bethesda puts them in the game in the next patch or DLC, sure you have to pay for DLC but honestly I rather pay for this than some low quality Bioware release.

And most importantly Bethesda is fully supporting the modding of their game so if you don’t want to pay for DLC and/or if you want more than what they offer just download a mod for it. Mods can keep games alive decades after they are released.

And this really shows. A high quality and fun game sells well and has a large following. This isn’t a coincidence.

I’m concerned about the future of the series though with them making this pathetic MMO and all. They have a winning formula and had it since the first game. TES is like the COD of RPGs. They could release essentially the same thing with better graphics over and over and it’d never get old for the fans. I really hope they don’t want to give it up now.