So, a new Elder Scrolls title has come out. Now what does this mean besides new places to explore, old favorite enemies to kill, and defying gravity? Modifications! Oh yes, the PC modding community is in full swing. “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and its predecessors have always provided detailed mods for incorporating new things and extenuating the favorites. Below are a few examples of the mods out there now for Skyrim.
Though the usual races of the universe are provided to give the player say over what kind of Dragonborne is now in the world, thanks to numerous contributors there are well over 20 new races to choose from. One of these is the Dryad, a nature based elf-like race with leaves and digital growth drafted on to their skin, imbued with oak-flesh resilience against damage. Restoration spells come easier to them and it’s said that a new version of the dragon shout ‘kyne’s peace’ is automatically associated with them. The Moonshadow elves are a race perfect if the Dovahkin is an assassin. At night, the Moonshadow elf’s skin becomes transparent, allowing for a great boost in the Sneak perks. Sadly, an only female version was made. The next one is a Drow race mod. This is the first of its kind to allow players to make an adult or child based character, the lore behind stating that ‘Drow children are let out at an early age.” This race can’t sleep or wait while in sunlight and regenerate health stock slower if in the sun.
Now, on to some new armor and accessories. A new popular mod for this was the ‘Bandelier and Bags’ mod. This allows the player to own numerous types of bags which expands carrying capacity and allows for some passive perks. There are the dragon armor mods around the Nexus, when compiled together form something with an ebony body with dragon scale patterned plate, best used in killing dragons. Upon death, dragons will drop new materials that will allow for the crafting to the Dovahkin’s specific wants, allowing for not only heavy armor but some robes as well.
Of course, there will be mods that associate with fan favorites in literature and other mediums. Enter the ‘Night’s Watch Armor’ from Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones. The leather and chain male are black to suit the standard, with straps across the chest and back to allow for satchels and other carrying capacity mods.
Hope you enjoyed this look at the some of the race and armor mods for Skyrim.