If you can think of it, there’s a huge chance that someone somewhere out there has created a Skyrim mod for it.
Such is the extent of the support from the modding community for Skyrim that there’s literally thousands of mods out there for you to choose from.
The mods can include anything from small tweaks and quality of life improvements to new campaigns that can help spice things up, should Skyrim get a little bit too boring for your taste after playing through hundreds of hours of the game.
While it’s great there are so many mods in Skyrim to choose from, sorting through each one of them can be a chore, even if and when we’re only talking about armors.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best armor mods available in Skyrim that can help make your character look more like the Dragonborn that you have always dreamed of.
Looting is an essential part of the Skyrim experience.
Unfortunately, the Dragonborn, as awesome as he or she is, can’t carry all of those loot around.
Not even Lydia, who’s sworn to carry your burdens, can’t haul everything, which is exactly where the Bandolier – Bags and Pouches mod comes in.
You can craft this directly from the tanning rack and adds a lot of extra weight to your character, allowing you to carry much more than ever.
Most armor mods available in Skyrim look cool but they also look out of place, and when they don’t, they’re usually quite overpowered.
The Daedra Hunter Armour set is an exception.
An incredibly awesome-looking armor set, the Daedra Hunter Armour set also comes with its own little quest.
Complete it, and the set is yours.
Just be careful, because it’s not easy, and the quest requires you to follow the diaries of a Daedra Hunter, which will take you through many of the dungeons scattered all over Skyrim.
Look for the Buried Tower somewhere in the southwest portion of Riften to start the quest.
Have you ever taken a look at the hero-god Talos and thought just how much his armor would fit on the Dragonborn?
Well, look no more!
The Talos Armoury set mod gives players a chance to wear the same suit of armor that the godly Talos once wore.
Also, the mod lets you recruit the Avatar of Talos as an NPC follower, which is nice to have considering just how powerful the guy is.
The Talos Armoury set can only be crafted or forged at the Forge of Talos, a custom location created specifically for this mod.
We’ve been very careful in curating our list and making sure that all of the armor sets that we included are lore-friendly and don’t look out of place in Skyrim.
While all that we’ve featured are individual armor sets so far, the Immersive Armours set warrants inclusion because all 55 sets of armor included in the mod all look and feel like they’re created by Bethesda themselves.
Once added to the game, you can find these armour sets anywhere from chests, vendors, and even bandits, further adding to the natural feel of the mod.
Do you know what Skyrim has a severe deficiency in?
Cloaks, I tell you. Cloaks.
For a fantasy game inspired by the medieval times, Skyrim doesn’t have those swooshy cloaks commonly associated with adventurers of the said era.
Luckily, the mod, Cloaks of Skyrim, helps take care of that problem.
Adding as many as 100 incredibly detailed and well-crafted cloaks to the game, Cloaks of Skyrim adorns anyone, from the Dragonborn to other NPCs, with these stylish cloaks that can be worn over your own armour set.
You can read up on how to craft these magnificent cloaks by getting your hands on the in-game book, Fryssa the Wide’s Nordic Tailoring.
6. Honed Metal
Honed Metal isn’t really an armor mod for Skyrim, but we feel like it’s worth mentioning because of how integral smithing is to getting the armor that you want in the game.
With the Honed Metal mod installed, you no longer have to go through the painstaking process of leveling up your Smithing skill.
You can simply just hire the many blacksmiths scattered all over Skyrim to do it for you.
To help keep things balanced, Honed Metal gives different blacksmiths different skills.
This means that you’ll need to find the best smiths too if you want to have the best gear.
Similar to the Immersive Armours mod, the Warmonger Armory mod is a compilation of dozens of nifty-looking gear into the game, including but not limited to armor, clothing, and weapons.
As expected, the complication adds lore-friendly gear to the game, so none of the stuff that you’ll be picking up from this mod will look out of place.
Ulfric in Skyrim is a badass and all, what with him shouting down the High King in a duel and all, but his armor doesn’t really fit someone you’d call the leader of the Windhelm-based rebels, the Stormcloaks.
The Stormlord Armor set mod is a lore-friendly mod that changes all of that.
Giving Ulfric a heavy armor set that’s befitting someone of his stature, the Stormlord Armor can be had by either killing Ulfric and taking it off of his lifeless body yourself, or you can also craft it if you’ve decided to side with the sons of Skyrim.
We’re pretty sure that you’ve wondered if there was a way to make it so that in Skyrim, you’d be able to see your character’s face and head without having to remove your helmet or resort to wearing a circle.
Unfortunately, there’s really no way to do that in the base game.
However, with mods, you can do just that.
While the Helmet Toggle mod doesn’t necessarily add new armors for you to use in Skyrim, it does let you toggle any headgear you’re wearing on and off.
This is a must-have if you want to see your character’s face, which you worked so hard to model, all of the time.
Last, but certainly not the least, is the Silver Dragon Armor set.
This heavy armor set is compatible with both male characters and female characters in Skyrim.
You can enchant it if you want, and the higher the level of your character, the more powerful the Silver Dragon Armor set becomes as well.
The only problem we have with the Silver Dragon Armor set is that, although it is lore-friendly, the modder behind it definitely missed the chance to create an awesome quest to go along with it.
Instead, you’ll find it in a new chest somewhere in Dragonreach just sitting there and waiting for you to pick it up.
The quintessential Skyrim experience can be had without mods.
In fact, many recommend playing through Skyrim first without mods on your first play through.
But, we’d also have to be lying if we didn’t admit that these mods make the hundred hours or so of adventuring through Skyrim for the first time much more worth it.
Either way, regardless of whether it’s your first play-through of Skyrim or not, these armor mods are some of the best that the modding community has to offer.