Skyrim’s Anniversary Edition adds more than 70 approved mods to the base game. These 13 are the ones you should check out the most.
Skyrim: Anniversary Edition celebrates ten years of one of the most famous and well-reviewed RPGs ever, as well as ten years of one of the most active and creative modding communities ever. So, it makes sense that Bethesda worked with a number of Skyrim mod makers to come up with the 26 new features that are part of the Anniversary Edition.
Even though the Anniversary Edition includes all of the mods that are currently available in the Skyrim Special Edition Creation Club, it also adds a number of mods that are completely new. Some mods are references to other games in the Elder Scrolls series, while others change everything about how players interact with the world of Skyrim.
The Rare Curios mod is one of the best for Skyrim Anniversary Edition because it has so many different things to do. Several Khajiit traders in Skyrim will start selling a new range of rare items from all over Tamriel.
Many of these new ingredients have been in other Elder Scrolls games before, and each one has its own special qualities that Alchemists can use to make very powerful medicines. The mod adds dozens and dozens of new items, as well as poisoned apples from Oblivion that hurt your health for a long time. Put it in the pockets of NPCs to kill them slowly and in secret.
The Forgotten Seasons creation is one of many in the Anniversary Edition that give players a whole new place to explore. The Dwemer ruins behind Runoff Cave in the Reach hide a threat to all of Tamriel. To stop the Dwemer machines that threaten Skyrim, players must visit each of the ruins’ four wings.
Forgotten Seasons has four different levels that are each based on one of the four seasons. To move through each wreck, players have to figure out its own puzzles. Eventually, they have to face a Dwemer structure that is even more dangerous than a Centurion. In this cave, players can make special Dwarven Crowns that work like Dragon Priest spells and are based on the seasons.
New Armor Packs and Unique Weapons
New Skyrim Armor Sets in Anniversary Edition
There are at least 15 different sets of armor in the Anniversary Edition, and each one is better than the ones in the base game and its DLCs. These sets give new looks to all kinds of armor, from leather and iron to Daedric and Dragon Plate.
Many of these different armors were first seen in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a mobile game that Elder Scrolls fans liked a lot because of how it looked. These mods don’t change the game, but they add a new level of customizing that keeps a character feeling fresh.
Dozens Of New And Unique Weapons
There are also dozens and dozens of new guns, many of which have names and are one-of-a-kind. This is in addition to the huge number of new looks for alternative armor. Wraithguard and Sunder are added to the Tools of Kagrenac in the Anniversary Edition. The Staff of Sheogorath (not the Wabbajack) and the Aedric item Stendarr’s Hammer are also added.
Each of the new weapons is a lot stronger than the normal weapons in the base game of Skyrim. This gives players both cool-looking weapons and weapons that don’t hold back. A lot of these guns are tied to long new questlines or other requirements, but you have to work for the best things in life, right?
Callback Questlines: Morrowind and Oblivion Addons
Ghosts of the Tribunal Follows From TES III: Morrowind
Speaking of the Tools of Kagrenac, the Anniversary Edition lets players find out what happened to the Dark Elf Tribunal of Living Gods in the decades after the Red Year. Almalexia killed Sotha Sil in Morrowind, and the Nerevarine killed Almalexia. However, no one knows what happened to Vivec. It is unknown if he was killed or just disappeared.
The Ghosts of the Tribunal add-on doesn’t just add a questline with a lot of background information, though. It also adds armor, weapons, people, and places from Morrowind that have been asked for a lot. It also promises to explain what happened in the years after Vvardenfell was destroyed.
The Cause Investigates What Happened After TES IV: Oblivion
The Cause is a continuation of what happened during the Oblivion Crisis, while Ghosts of the Tribunal is a callback to Morrowind. In the end of Oblivion, Mehrunes Dagon was destroyed, but the Mythic Dawn cult never went away.
The Cause adds a questline that finds out what the followers of Mehrunes Dagon are doing now that their leader has been defeated. It also adds armor, weapons, and other things with an Oblivion theme, as well as a spruced-up Ayleid ruin that can be explored.
Saints and Seducers
Saints and Seducers is one of the works in the Skyrim Anniversary Edition that is inspired by the fourth Elder Scrolls game, Oblivion. The Saints and the Seducers are the guards of Mania and Dementia on the Shivering Isles, which are ruled by the Daedric Prince Sheogorath.
The Saints and Seducers questline sends players all over Skyrim to find out who is telling Bandits to attack Khajiit. The players find out that each group of bandits looks like the Golden Saints or the Dark Seducers, and they have to fight a cultist who is loyal to a forgotten Daedric Prince.
The Return of the Gray Cowl
In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the Thieves’ Guild quests were all about the Gray Fox.The Gray Cowl isn’t just a way to hide your face; it’s a Daedric artifact that was stolen from the Daedric Prince Nocturnal. Because of this, the Gray Cowl has become a symbol of famous crooks.
The nose of the Gray Cowl has the words “Shadow hide you” written in Daedric writing. This is a reference to the person who owned it before. In Skyrim, the item gives the person who wears it the Detect Life effect. It is the only item in the game that gives this benefit without the player doing anything.
Arcane Accessories & The Necromantic Grimoire
The Arcane Accessories creation is one of the most popular choices in the Creation Club. This is because it adds a lot of new spells that are very well made and a range of Mage Robes that can be used with both types of magic. Also, the Necromantic Grimoire adds many similar things, but instead of standard spells, it adds 13 new spells for raising the dead and a new set of armor.
Both of these add-ons add a new layer to Skyrim’s magic system. The spells in them don’t change the game much, but they are cheaper options to spells that do the same thing in the base Skibidi Toilet.
Survival Mode & Camping
Two of the most popular mods in the Creation Club go together very well. Survival mode changes everything about how players play the game by adding things like hunger, fatigue, the way resources regenerate, taking away fast movement, and making the environment affect the player’s health, like how cold or warm it is.
Pets of Skyrim
With the Pets of Skyrim mod, players can bring along a range of cute and useful animals on their adventures. This creation comes with five pets. Other pets can be found in several other mods that come with Skyrim Anniversary Edition.
The pets include a Fox that looks for treasure, a goat that can move things, a skeever that can find food (which is great in Survival Mode), a rabbit that can find ingredients for alchemy, and a spider that can trap enemies.
Fearsome Fists & Unarmed Improvements
Once upon a time, unarmed fighting in Skyrim was kind of a joke. Players would only try it if they had tried everything else to kill enemies. In fact, the Gloves of the Pugilist were one of the few tools that could be used without being armed.
This changes a lot with the new Fearsome Fists add-on for the Anniversary Edition. It makes unarmed fighting better by adding 15 new Gauntlets, some of which have blades, spikes, and other attachments that make unarmed attacks hit harder.
Goblins Are Finally Back
Even though no one really missed Goblins of Oblivion or other Elder Scrolls games, nobody is upset that they are back in the Anniversary Edition. It’s strange to see these tiny green homunculi in the Skyrim engine, especially when compared to the Draugr, spiders, and other enemies that Skyrim added.
Goblins were first presented in the Creation Club before they were added to the Anniversary Edition. You can find them in the Blue In The Face questline, which is about how they worship an Orc with a blue face.