Armor Graphics

updated April 17th, 2019

This section is dedicated to making your armors look better and feel more in place in your high end graphical world. Why split up the graphic pages like this you ask? Well, the graphics page was getting very crowded and something needed to be done.
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-Armor Overhauls
-Heavy Armor
-Light Armor
-Clothes and Robes

Texture Overhauls

These mods are MASSIVE texture packs that hold many refurbished, redone, and even reimagined textures. Here we have listed the best overhauls to start off with. You can customize and switch between textures to find the best looking one's that fit your taste. Don't forget that these are just general texture packs. If you want the BEST results don't use the official 2k textures by Bethesda.
aMidianBorn - Book of Silence

aMidianBorn - Book of Silence

Texture overhaul mod, best known for it's weapon and armor textures. Also covers creatures, unique items and dragonborn dlc.

Skyrealism Shiny

Skyrealism Shiny

This is both a fix and a texture pack. The fix is to the vanilla weapon and armor meshes, enabling environment mapping and correcting bogus environment mapping values. The texture pack component is designed to take maximum advantage of environment mapping to produce realistic looking metal weapons and armor. ​ There's an expansion for Unique Uniques and Lore Weapon Expansion. Got to the weapons page for it.

And here are some notable texture authors that either make random textures with no rhyme or reason and are not all in one pack or download link. It's recommended you download all of their works but it's not necessary.
Gamwich

Gamwich

Known for the RUSTIC series. Has a lot of textures ranging from random objects to clothes and robes.

FrankFamily

FrankFamily

Guy does wonders with his stuff. You'll see a lot of his mods listed below but he also does custom stuff.

These are non-specific collections of mods that you can use to customize your game. You can interchange these textures to make the game the way you want it to. Now for even better looking textures, you gonna have to get some specific overhauls that work on one or two aspects of the game itself.

Heavy and Light Armor

Frankly HD Dragonbone and Dragonscale -

Frankly HD Dragonbone and Dragonscale -

High resolution (4k and 2k available) retexture of Dragonbone and Dragonscale sets including: > Dragonbone armor set > Dragonscale armor set > All dragonbone weapons (Dawnguard DLC) > Jagged Crown

Frankly HD Imperial Armor and Weapons

Frankly HD Imperial Armor and Weapons

Visual overhaul of Imperial armor and weapons. Featuring high resolution textures (4k/2k), mesh improvements and fixes and optional sleeves and pants for Skyrim's weather. Includes heavy, studded, light, Penitus, Tullius and General Carius (with complete matching set); all for both genders; imperial shields; sword, bow and Champion's Cudgel.

Frankly HD Dawnguard Armor and Weapons

Frankly HD Dawnguard Armor and Weapons

High resolution (4k and 2k available) retexture of Dawnguard's armor and weapons (the faction, not DLC). Includes all variants of the armor and shield; weapons including crossbow, steel bolts and the unique rune items.

Frankly HD Thieves Guild Armors

Frankly HD Thieves Guild Armors

High resolution (4k and 2k available) retexture of Thieves Guild's armors. Includes all variants of the armor: standard, Guild Master, Linwe's/Blackguard and Karliah's.

Frankly HD Shrouded Armor

Frankly HD Shrouded Armor

High resolution (4k and 2k) scratch-made retexture of Dark Brotherhoo'ds Shrouded armor with heavily enhanced normal maps. Optional color scheme available.

Frankly HD Nightingale Armor and Weapons

Frankly HD Nightingale Armor and Weapons

High resolution (4k and 2k) scratch-made retexture of Nightingale weapons and armor with heavily enhanced normal maps. Improved sword model with higher polycount and better proportions as well as a custom unique scabbard.

Ultra HD Stormcloak and City Guards

Ultra HD Stormcloak and City Guards

Retextures EVERY hold's guard armor and shields.

Refracting Stalhrim CBBE UNP 7Base with

Refracting Stalhrim CBBE UNP 7Base with

The Drongonborn Stalhrim armors and weapons with the light refraction that will distort the image showing through. The Dual Sheath Redux mod supported. The weapon has the optional transparency support. CBBE, UNP, and 7Base female body types supported.

Transparent and refracting Glass Eqmnt C

Transparent and refracting Glass Eqmnt C

Highly transparent and shiny Glass armor and weapons. CBBE, UNP, UNPB, iLoveCleavage, and 7NBase body types are supported. The light refraction is supported that will distort image showing through. Female HouseCarl skirts that can be customized with your own texture banner.

Bonemold Expanded Retexture

Bonemold Expanded Retexture

Decent retexture for Bonemold Expanded.

Outlandish Stalhrim

Outlandish Stalhrim

This mod retextures the Stalhrim armour and weapons from the Dragonborn DLC. The aim of this mod was to make the Stalhrim more pleasant to look at, and for it to be more reminisce of actual ice. To do this, I have darkened the leather for contrast, then greyed out the blue and added a reflective cubemap for proper iciness.

Dragonbone HD and 4k

Dragonbone HD and 4k

4k textures for the dragonbone armor set.

Ashland Apparel

Ashland Apparel

This mod retextures all of the dunmer clothes and armor to be more dusty from because of the ashy landscape of Solstheim after the Red Year. Some armors like the chitin have also been retextured with dunmer symbols and markings.

High Res Clavicus Vile Mask

High Res Clavicus Vile Mask

Better looking textures for the Clavicus Vile mask.

Glorious Stalhrim

Glorious Stalhrim

A retexture for the heavy stahlrim set from the Dragonborn DLC. The author said light stalhrim and weapons are coming soon!

Hvergelmirs Armor Retexture

Hvergelmirs Armor Retexture

A retexture for steel, iron, and fur armors. These armors are retexture by Amidianborn but these textures are good as well and are a great alternative.

Clothes and Robes

Mage Outfit Texture Overhaul

Mage Outfit Texture Overhaul

Finished mage robe textures from Rafuel's old texture project that he never finished.

Skaal Clothes HD Revival

Skaal Clothes HD Revival

Skaal clothes HD revival is a high quality retexture for skaal clothes from the Dragonborn dlc.

Rafuel Robes

Rafuel Robes

Rafuel is a texture maker who has retexture many of the robes in Skyrim and in the Dragonborn DLC. We highly recommend you use all of his robe retextures. Not only are they a higher resolution, Rafuel has put in extra detail into the robes and even made extra varients for them!

Bethesda HD pack

Bethesda HD pack

The Official HD pack link has textures for clothes only and is great to swap around 2X Clothing Re-Mix and other mods to make your own texture combination.

2X Clothing Re-Mix

2X Clothing Re-Mix

Adds several retextures for clothing that are upped resolutions or sharpened.

Dragon Masks Retextured

Dragon Masks Retextured

A retexture mod for the dragonpriest mask. It not only changed the colors of the masks themselves, but the cowls too. There is also subtle etchings in the masks that make each unique.

Aetherial Crown

Aetherial Crown

Are you disappointed by the cheap and unoriginal-looking design Bethesda gave the Aetherial Crown? Then this mod is for you! It replaces the offending headgear with a brand new, lore-friendly design that is more in keeping with an ancient dwarven relic

Jewelry

Divine Amulets and Daedric Rings

Divine Amulets and Daedric Rings

Pretty textures for your Divine Amulets. And your Daedric rings. You fiend.

Gemling Queen Jewelry

Gemling Queen Jewelry

Ever get tired of the yucky opaque gemstone textures Bethesda chose to inflict on the stylish Dragonborn? Then this mod is for you! It replaces all jewelry gemstones with prettier, more realistic artwork. No more plastic wrap mostrosities on your forehead!

Jewels of the Nord

Jewels of the Nord

Retextured rings and amulets for that brilliant and rich designs jewelry should have.

Better Circlet

Better Circlet

What does this mod make better? Circlets!

Amulet of Talos Replacer

Amulet of Talos Replacer

Replaces vanilla Amulet of Talos with a new model with a longer and sharper point at the end.

Tips and Tricks.
 
As you gear up your game with the armors listed, you'll find that most of these are merge friendly but be careful as some involve quests to obtain the armors. Don't go merging quest mods unless you know what you are doing.
Don't think you are done, you still need WEAPONS right? One last page to go, citizen!
PS. Don't forget to rerun your bashed patch if the mods add to the level lists.