What are the best mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

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    #1SkyUI

    SkyUI
    SkyUI makes Skyrim easier to use, more pleasant to read, and much more useful for sorting through your loot and menus. It also adds a mod configuration menu to the pause screen, letting you tweak and adjust compatible mods.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Larry Russell
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Skyrim can be confusing with all the different interfaces. SkyUI brings all the tools that you need to the forefront in a common clean interface. Improve your game with the use of this addon and you will be able to tweak your game to win quicker."
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    #2Imperious - Races Of Skyrim

    Imperious - Races Of Skyrim
    Imperious is a Skyrim mod that makes the races of Skyrim unique and diverse. It gives each race three new racial abilities and a quest to unlock their racial power, designed to give each race its own distinct playstyle. NPCs can use them too.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Phillip Brown
    Written on August 8, 2017
    "I tried installing this mod and I really didn't like it. It changed the races too much, it made everything feel really unbalanced and the new quests that were added aren't very interesting. Not worth the time it takes to install in my opinion."
  3. 12

    #3JK's Skyrim

    JK's Skyrim
    JK's Skyrim is a mod pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This mod pack contains the immersion overhauls for the towns and cities of Skyrim made by JKromal put into one file. It offers a lore-friendly and script-free Overhaul of the cities and towns of Skyrim.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jesse Fisher
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "As far as games go I really enjoy this style of game when compared to other games like Final Fantasy and WWC this one is by far the best graphically and story line wise."
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    #4Immersive Weapons

    Immersive Weapons
    Immersive Weapons is a mod made for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This mod will be constantly evolving to bring new life into your world. Currently this mod adds 224 new weapons and 6 new arrows to the game! They are craftable, upgradable, enchantable as appropriate and are integrated into the game through leveled lists, vendors, placement in dungeons and/or onto specific people. 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ronald Price
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "If you are addicted to Elder Scrolls V as I am, you are going to want Immersive Weapons. There is no other mod that comes close to the scope and authenticity of this mod. "
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    #5Immersive Armors

    Immersive Armors
    Immersive Armors is a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that contains a many new armor sets that have been seamlessly integrated into the world. The items are balanced and spread across your gaming experience. You will be finding new, power appropriate armor sets starting from level one up to level fifty and beyond.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Eric Jiang
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Most armor sets break from the natural feel of playing Skyrim, but not Immersive Armors. They seamlessly integrate into the play of the game across all progression. Plus, these armors have a realistic and amazingly detailed look."
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    #6Xenius Character Enhancement

    Xenius Character Enhancement
    Xenius Character Enhancement is a collection of small tweaks, improvements, and high resolution textures that will make your Skyfolk look better without clashing with the original art style.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Joan Cox
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "If you've got time to burn and are a hardcore gamer, you'll probably find this collection fun and interesting. Going without it won't negatively affect your gaming experience, but if you're hitting a wall and getting bored with Skyrim, you might find this collection worth it. Some of the artwork doesn't show up in high resolution, which is a bummer. It's fun to play around with nonetheless."
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    #7Amazing Follower Tweaks

    Amazing Follower Tweaks
    Amazing Follower Tweaks is a mod for Skyrim that contains managing outfits, spells, combat style, home assignment and level up. You can make werewolves or vampires lords. Followers will ride horses, make camp, avoid traps, ignore friendly fire, auto relax, auto change into standard/city/home outfit. Auto toggle helmets. Followers pose, dance, and more...
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Olivia Wright
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I play on my xbox one all the time and the mod is great. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of my favorite games but a lot of my friends don't play it. So i always go there to chat and talk about the game. If i ever have a problem or get stuck i go there and my gamer friends are there to help."
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    #8Campfire: Complete Camping System

    Campfire: Complete Camping System
    Campfire is the most feature-rich stand-alone camping mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was created from Frostfall 2.6's unique, immersive camping system. Now, you can enjoy an unparalleled camping experience in conjunction with some of your other favorite survival and immersion mods.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jason Guzman
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I was looking for a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and came upon this little gem. If you play on PC this mod will enrich your gameplay considerably. If you play the game on PS4, well, you're out of luck, as PS won't support external mods. "
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    #9Bandolier: Bags and pouches

    Bandolier: Bags and pouches
    Bandoliers: Bags and pouches is a mod for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim created by Dragten to add bags and pouches that can be worn on top of armor or other apparel.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Susan Brewer
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This mod for the game Elder Scrolls is essential to have. We all have been, there forced to decide what we need to take with us on our journey or leave behind. Its always the items you need that have been omitted due to the lack of carry space. This mod is the perfect solution as it can carry a bunch of your stuff with you. No more do you have to leave your hard won items with this pouch you just put it in and off you go. Don't game without it."
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    #10Hunterborn

    Hunterborn
    Hunterborn is a Mod in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Hunterborn was created by dragonsong to increase realism in hunting for Skyrim, allowing the Dragonborn to hunt more animals and harvest different parts of an animal's body.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Alan Reynolds
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "A great mod for Skyrim. This will let you increase your hunting and harvesting. If your looking for a useful mod for the game, then I would give this a try. It has been really helpful for me. I have enjoyed the extra freedom to hunt down more animals."
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    #11iNeed - Food Water and Sleep

    iNeed - Food Water and Sleep
    iNeed for Skyrim adjusts to your timescale so by default you should only feel the need to eat and drink 2-3 times a day and sleep once per day provided that you are consuming full meals and getting a full night's sleep. Just use a little common sense, follow a schedule and you should hopefully find that the features here are intuitive and have been well integrated into the world. Some of the more advanced features require SKSE and SkyUI to enable
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jane Kelly
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "If you love this game you need this solution. How better to remember when you playing in your own timeframe"

Summary

Best What are the best mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SkyUISoftware 16 Free
2Imperious - Races Of SkyrimSoftware 13 Free
3JK's SkyrimSoftware 12 Free
4Immersive WeaponsSoftware 10 Free
5Immersive ArmorsSoftware 9 Free
6Xenius Character Enhancement Software 7 Free
7Amazing Follower TweaksSoftware 6 Free
8Campfire: Complete Camping SystemSoftware 6 Free
9Bandolier: Bags and pouchesSoftware 4 Free
10HunterbornSoftware 3 Free
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