Armor

updated March 4th, 2020

Well my friends, we're at the final last steps of this guide. Here we have a full out list of armor mods. We'll only give real descriptions to overhauls from now on. The rest of the standalone armors are for you to decide now. See what interests you and click on it to learn more. Most of the trinket mods are under Immersion so if you didn't check that guide out, do it now!
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-Armor Overhauls
-Heavy Armor
-Light Armor
-Clothes and Robes
-Slut Wear
-Vanilla Edits
-Ports from other games

Overhauls

Overhaul mods that are essential to anyone who wants better looking models, more variety, and stuff that fits the vanilla game. We recommend you get all of these mods.
 

Immersive Armors V7

After a long wait, Immersive Armors now has MCM. So basically, this mod is a collection of armor mods that were made by Hothtrooper and other various authors. These armors have been added to the leveled lists and crafting tables for you to obtain. However, some people didn't like most of the armors that came with the mod so they didn't find this huge overhaul worth their time. BUT NOW with MCM, they can enable and disable armors from the game at anytime! So now you can use whatever armors from the mod you want without seeing or using the one's you don't like. Oh, and there is PLENTY of new shields varients and even a new shield customizer you can use the the Skyforge.

Bonemold Expanded

This is a mod that adds more pieces of Bonemold armor reminiscent to the Dunmer houses in Morrowind. They can be found in loot lists and on guards around Solstheim.
Everything past this is totally optional and it is up to you to choose what you want in your game; good luck!

Heavy Armor

Unplayable Faction Armors Translated

Unplayable Faction Armors Translated

English Translation for the full version of Unplayable Faction armors.

New Legion

New Legion

New armor for the Imperial Legion

Unplayable Faction Armors

Unplayable Faction Armors

This mod adds armor and weapons for some of the unjoinable factions in Skyrim. Two files are provided, one version which distributes these sets to their respective factions and allows crafting, and a standalone version that allows crafting only.

Heavy Legion

Heavy Legion

Replacer for Legion Armor

Guard Armor Replacer

Guard Armor Replacer

Replacer for guards and Stormcloak Armor.

The Wannabe's Wardrobe

The Wannabe's Wardrobe

Dress like a wannabe paladin!

Snow White Armor

Snow White Armor

Female only heavy armor made by Ultracriket.

Relics of the Crusader

Relics of the Crusader

Hey, want to have the Crusader armor from Creation Club but don't ever want to touch SSE? Well, here you go!

Nordic Adventurers Armor

Nordic Adventurers Armor

This armor is a fusion of the Steel and Nord plate armor sets, with an addition of Draugr elements. Whereas the Steel and Nord plate armors are individually very strict and rigid, this armor is meant to be more rugged and forgiving.

DCR - King Crusader Armor

DCR - King Crusader Armor

Well detailed armor you can find near Bloated Mans Grotto. It also comes with custom Locust Storm spell.

Volkihar Knight - Vampire Armor

Volkihar Knight - Vampire Armor

A lore-friendly set of heavy vampire armor that comes in 3 variations, each with a unique effect that is applied once all four pieces are worn. The armor is made with vanilla assets, so it fits into the game seamlessly.

Resplendent Armor and Greatsword

Resplendent Armor and Greatsword

This is an elegant, noble armor mashup which may or may not be heavily inspired by Dark Souls and has HDT physics to go along with the robes.

Paladin Armor Set and Artifacts

Paladin Armor Set and Artifacts

This mods adds a full armor and weapon set inspired by Oblivion's DLC Nights of the Nine but with a completely new look based on ESO's breton armor concepts.

Knightbro black templar set V2

Knightbro black templar set V2

Armor retextures made by Knightbro!

ESO Nord Armor

ESO Nord Armor

Nord armor based on the TESO cinematic.

Daedric Reaper Armor

Daedric Reaper Armor

It's basically just a daedric armor retexture with better stats.

Dragon Carved Armor Set

Dragon Carved Armor Set

A custom armor set inspired by nordic carved armor except with a dragon theme around it instead of a bear.

Animated Dwarven back pack

Animated Dwarven back pack

Dwarven jetpacks? Yes please!!!

Historical Revival - The Roman Era

Historical Revival - The Roman Era

Replaces all of the Imperial armors with very accurate Roman era armor sets.

Omegared99 - Gallery of Armor

Omegared99 - Gallery of Armor

A collection of brand new armors made by Omegared99. The only set complete is called Windhelm Steel and is for both males and females.

Berserk Sonia Armor

Berserk Sonia Armor

This mod adds Sonia's armor from Berserk. It comes in four variants and is compatible with CBBE and UNP.

Crusaders Knights

Crusaders Knights

Adds Crusaders, Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, Teutonic Knights, Knights of Antioch, Knights of Agatha and Mason Order Vanguard Armors based on Chivalry - Medieval Warfare.

Diamond Armor Smithing

Diamond Armor Smithing

This is a full armor mod for all races and genders. There are light and heavy sets as well as a midweight variant of the light cuirass. Also includes shields and weapons.

Cleric Armours of the Nine Devines

Cleric Armours of the Nine Devines

This mod adds unique armours to the game, the armours are the equivalent of Steel stat wise, and craft-able with the steel smith perk. These are armors from the Witcher 2 with a few edits to make them fit better with the Elder Scrolls universe.

Stormcloak Battle Armor

Stormcloak Battle Armor

A combination of Stormcloak armor and Ancient Nord armor.

Ordinator Armor

Ordinator Armor

Straight outta Vivec, crazy motherfetcher named Ice Jiub From the guild called N’wahs With Attitudes.

Dragobone Ebonsteel

Dragobone Ebonsteel

Dragonbone Ebonsteel heavy armor is a stand-alone set combining the raw strength of dragonbone with the more malleable resilience of ebony. While for all gameplay purposes it is still considered dragonplate, forging it requires skill in both dragon and ebony smithing.

Talos Housecarl Armor

Talos Housecarl Armor

Amazing looking Armor Pack set aimed for Real Talos worshipers.

Aetherium Armor and Weapons

Aetherium Armor and Weapons

Formerly known as the "Dwarven Dwemer Power Armor". This Mod adds the Aetherial Armor and Weapons to Skyrim, and Blank versions that are just called Aetherium.

JackoOs Knightly Armory

JackoOs Knightly Armory

This mod adds several knightly armors. They can be crafted (and upgraded) using a new type of ore, that can be purchased in riverwood (Search for "Ned" beside the smithy). The stats of the armors are comparable to the ebony set.

 

Light Armor

Guard Armor Replacer

Guard Armor Replacer

Replacer for guard armor. Doesn't include stormcloaks.

Y S Chainmail Doublet

Y S Chainmail Doublet

4k Light armor made from vanilla and Witcher assets. Comes in two variations!

Classic Morrowind Morag Tong armor

Classic Morrowind Morag Tong armor

Remodels the Morag Tong armor of the Dragonborn DLC to resemble Morrowind's concept arts.

A Girl Has Armor

A Girl Has Armor

This mod adds a female only, light armor version of Arya Stark's Season 7 costume.

MacGrioghair's Great Kilt

MacGrioghair's Great Kilt

This mod adds a male only light armor Great Kilt and optional Fly plaid with swapable tops.

Elven Chainmail

Elven Chainmail

Elven chainmail armor, based off something.

Setting Sun

Setting Sun

This mod adds a set of neat looking light armor, some weapons and even a quest!

Wanderer Cuirass by Frank and Cabal

Wanderer Cuirass by Frank and Cabal

Amazing armor mashup of vanilla and custom assests. Textures were done by Cabal120 of the amidianborn mod. Comes in both light and heavy.

The Lily - Armour Mashup

The Lily - Armour Mashup

A simple leather mashup armor for UNP and 7B bodies.

ESO Altmer Armor

ESO Altmer Armor

Altmer armor that was based off the cinematic from TESO.

Breton Knight

Breton Knight

Breton armor that was based off TESO

Katarina Armor

Katarina Armor

A custom set of armor based on Katarina from League of Legends,created only for females as base body used UNP.

Noldor Content Pack

Noldor Content Pack

A huge armor and weapons pack inspired by the LOTR Elven armors.

Rough Leather Armor

Rough Leather Armor

A custom light armor mod that;s reminiscent to the thieves guild and leather armor sets.

Bosmer Ceremonial Armor

Bosmer Ceremonial Armor

A glass like archer armor based around Bosmer lore.

Crimson Ranger Armor

Crimson Ranger Armor

Crimson Ranger Armor is designed for Archers who able to take down most foes before they have a chance to draw sword.They are fighters specializing in long-range combat and rapid movement.

Armor Of Intrigue

Armor Of Intrigue

Intrigue Armor is a Male only Light Armor (for now) and is perhaps one of the most detailed Armor out on the Nexus.

Raven witch armor

Raven witch armor

This mod add a new set of High Resolution Light Armor to the game. It's Female Only.

DreamBurrows Regal Huntsman

DreamBurrows Regal Huntsman

This is an Assassin's Creed inspired armor that is male, female and beast race compatible.The female version is compatible with all body types but is not made for any one in particular.

Blood Witch

Blood Witch

A new high resolution armor set for females only. This is more for a swordsman rather than a mage.

Bosmer Armor

Bosmer Armor

Adds 5 armor sets and dozens of new weapons that are Bosmer themed and mainly for archers.

Hunter Archer Armor

Hunter Archer Armor

This mod adds Hunter Archer light armor for Skyrim . It is manufacturable in any forge and can be improved and enchanted . you can find it in the section Leather. Great for thieves and poor archers.

Vampire Leather armor set

Vampire Leather armor set

Adds a standalone leather set that is meant for vampires, but it will probably look good on anyone. It's female only and comes in bot CBBE and UNP.

Hunting Grounds Outfit

Hunting Grounds Outfit

Adds a fur armor set for both male and females and CBBE and UNP compatible. Great for hunters who want to be a little lewd.

Sithis Armor

Sithis Armor

This is a new standalone Dark Brotherhood themed assassin light-armour

Wildling Fur Armor

Wildling Fur Armor

Wildling Fur Armor was created for the Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil project, and adds a brand-new set of light armor to the game based on the bandits and wild men found in Cyrodiil. This armor set comes in two variants, "Wildling" and "Wildling Bone", both featuring unique gloves, boots, helmet, and cuirass. Every piece in both sets will work for both males and female of every race, and is completely weight-slider compatible.

 

Clothes and Robes

Kozakowy's 1600 Isabella De Bourbon Cour

Kozakowy's 1600 Isabella De Bourbon Cour

Dress inspired by a Rodrigo De Villandrano painting.

Sweater Dresses and Accessories for UNP and CBBE

Sweater Dresses and Accessories for UNP and CBBE

Adds a truckload of off-the-shoulder mini sweater dresses, legwarmers, press-on nails, and shoes, for the girl who likes comfort when she's out on the town!

Imperial Fine Clothes

Imperial Fine Clothes

Imperial Fine Clothes was created for the Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil project, and adds a brand-new set of fine clothing to the game based on unused Skyrim concept art. Comes in two color variants. Every piece in the set will work for both males and female of every race, and is completely weight-slider compatible.

Fur Armor Set

Fur Armor Set

This mod adds various pieces of fluzzy armor in different colors.

Intriguante's Wear

Intriguante's Wear

A lovely dress with Witcher influences.

Colovian Noble Clothes

Colovian Noble Clothes

Colovian Noble Clothes adds a brand-new set of fine clothing to the game based on the colovian fashions found in Cyrodiil.

Wizard Hats

Wizard Hats

Adds the classic pointy wizard hat to Skyrim. Comes in numerous different colors to match with almost all of the game's robes!

Linkle Outfit for Skyrim

Linkle Outfit for Skyrim

This mod adds Linkle Outfit from Hyrule Warriors Legends for Nintendo 3DS.

Colovian Fur Clothes

Colovian Fur Clothes

Colovian Fur Clothes was created for the Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil project, and adds a brand-new set of fur clothing to the game based on the colovian fashions found in Cyrodiil.

Wayfarer's Coat

Wayfarer's Coat

A simple coat set for females. Can be crafted as both clothing and light armor.

Imperial Investigator Armor

Imperial Investigator Armor

Adds a ladylike suit for officials or even witchhunters!

R18Pn 09 - Shanoa Armor

R18Pn 09 - Shanoa Armor

Adds Shonao's armor from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. Supports CBBE, UNP, and Sevenbase bodies.

Noble Dress

Noble Dress

New Dress for UNP,CBBE,Vanilla texture users, which you can buy at Radiant Raiment. Also works as a replacer for Radiant Raiment Fine Clothes and Party Dress.

zzjay's Wardrobe

zzjay's Wardrobe

Collection of armor and clothes mashups for UNP. They're all simple clothing pieces that can mix with other UNP mashups naturally.

Common Clothes

Common Clothes

This Mod adds many different common craftable clothes, robes, and armors. There are a ton of different combinations you can choose from so go nuts!

Ashara Imperial Outfit

Ashara Imperial Outfit

This mod add the Imperial outfit to Skyrim, an outfit inspired in ancient Rome clothing. The outfit comes in two versions, short and long, and it also has some complements: sleeves, belt, sandals, short sandals, bracelets and laurel crown.

West Wind Combat Assault

West Wind Combat Assault

A hybrid armor that's made up of several different pieces you can customize with like the rest of the West Wind Series.

Misfit Mage

Misfit Mage

Like the rest of the West Wind Combat Series, this mod adds several different pieces of customizable pieces of clothing to the game. This one is mage themed and UNP compatible only.

Osare Culort Outfit

Osare Culort Outfit

A rustic outfit for an up and coming mechanic. UNP compatible.

Tribunal Robes

Tribunal Robes

Adds 5 different colored robe armors with different variants and stats.

Black Mage Armor

Black Mage Armor

Black Mage Armor is a standalone armor mod that includes Cloth, Light, and Heavy armor sets that are all craftable, enchantable, and upgradable; all sets can be used by males, females, and beast races.

 

Slut Wear

The Amazing World of Bikini Armor

The Amazing World of Bikini Armor

Bikini armor is back! Maidens put some steel on! Be proud of your beauty and strength while you may! The amazing world of bikini armor enhances your perverted Skyrim experience significantly amount, or not ! see if I care. this pack contains all the bikini armor contents I uploaded since 2015 Aug. o' oh don't you dare leave me yet! there are plenty new shits you can have. like Ebony bikini Leather bikini and even Elven bikini ! also Iron Steel and Nordplate has 3 times bigger than it used be

Ebokini

Ebokini

An ebony bikini that is somehow armor too.

Merta Black Rose Armor

Merta Black Rose Armor

A very revealing armor set that's somehow heavy armor.

Dragonbone Barbarian Armor - Male

Dragonbone Barbarian Armor - Male

Same as the original Dragonbone Barbarian Armor but for men now!

Dragonbone Barbarian Armor

Dragonbone Barbarian Armor

Adds a set of female only light armor for 7B,UNPB and CBBE, consisting of 10 equipable armor pieces, a helmet and 4 alternative gauntlets and boots for you to choose. Everything can be found in a chest at High Hrothgar, right on the stairs, you can't miss it. Make sure you have some potions to resist cold, you might get FROZEN.

Tembtra Thief Armor UNP - CBBE

Tembtra Thief Armor UNP - CBBE

A new craftable scaled light armor found under steel category. Available in UNP, CBBE, CBBE-TBBP, BodySlide and offering a wide range of customization from skimpy to badass. 4K and 1K texture resolutions also available for download.

Crimson Twilight Armor

Crimson Twilight Armor

Mage armor/robes that look kinda slutty. CBBE only for some reason.

Sotteta Necromancer Outfit

Sotteta Necromancer Outfit

A slutty necromancers outfit that actually comes with magic enchantments!

Female Blades Light Armor

Female Blades Light Armor

A very skimpy version of the Blades armor for females. Practically works with all bodies!

Warhammer Sorceress Robes

Warhammer Sorceress Robes

This is an updated port from an armor mod originally developed by Nexxon on the oblivion-nexus and inspired by the "Sorceress Robes" from Warhammer online: Age of Reckoning.

Scarlet Dawn Armor

Scarlet Dawn Armor

A simple and revealing leather armor set. This armor is compatible with CBBE, UNP, and 7B

Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple is a skin tight suit made to replace the DB uniform for females.

Eldrids Armor Mashup

Eldrids Armor Mashup

A light armor mash-up for UNP. Like other mash-ups, it comes in many different pieces for you to customize.

Elite Rogue Armor

Elite Rogue Armor

Hotpants plus chainmail bra equals Elite Rogue Armor. UNP only.

Male Cleric Armor

Male Cleric Armor

Men can be sluts too! Evident by these topless armor pieces that really bring the EDGE out of any teenager! Some of them don't look half bad though.

 

Vanilla Edits

ESO Daedric Armor Replacer

ESO Daedric Armor Replacer

This mod takes the ESO daedric armor, made by NewerMind43, and turns it into a replacer for the vanilla daedric armor.

Reinforced Ebony Armor

Reinforced Ebony Armor

This mod improves the ebony armor.

Sleeved Imperials

Sleeved Imperials

This mod replaces the existing Imperial outfits with a sleeved version.

Semi-Open Guard Helmets

Semi-Open Guard Helmets

The latest of many mods that makes all Skyrim guards have (semi) open helmets. I've added openings for the eyes and mouth, but unlike other open face mods I've left most of the helmet metal intact for a more realistic look since proper face protection is critical! Plus, the open facemask style is just cool!

Ebony Replacer Revival

Ebony Replacer Revival

Its just a basic mesh Replacer for the Ebony Armor. Male has Cuirass, Gloves and Boots. Female has cuirass and an alternative chainmail mesh.

Rogue Blade Armor

Rogue Blade Armor

A neat blades armor mashup that comes with a new backpack and two belts!

Truly Light Elven Armor

Truly Light Elven Armor

A replacer for the vanilla Elven Armor (heavier version, i.e. not the Elven-light one), including: main armor, boots, gauntlets, helmet (1st person of armor, 1st gauntlets, 0-1 weight versions). As for the Truly Light Glass Armor the mod points to the vanilla textures, that is, all mods replacing the vanilla female elven armor textures will work fine on this armor too.

Truly Light Glass Armor

Truly Light Glass Armor

A GlassArmor a thieves, scout, and assassins could actually wear proudly. Female only.

TDN Bosmer Skull Headdresses

TDN Bosmer Skull Headdresses

The mod contains 7 kinds of Bosmer headdresses.

Dwarven Sorcery Armor

Dwarven Sorcery Armor

Dwemer armor with more gears and clutter on it. But, the clutter is animated!

Barbarian Steel Armor

Barbarian Steel Armor

I know what you might think, this is just Tsun armor. This is actually just regular nord steel armor that LOOKS like Tsun armor.

Improved Closefaced Helmets

Improved Closefaced Helmets

Replaces all closefaced helmets with ones that show off your eyes and parts of your face. These also edit the beast races helmets, but they still look pretty weird.

Vayan Armor

Vayan Armor

A strange combination armor made out of stalhrim armor, mage robes, and bar maid clothes.

Reshaped Ebony Armor

Reshaped Ebony Armor

Replacement mesh for the ebony armor set to look more bulky and edgy

Hood of Stranger

Hood of Stranger

Adds a new craftable hood that also works as a mouth cover too.

Perfect Legionnaire

Perfect Legionnaire

An overhaul for all Imperial armors. This includes new meshes and new textures to make each armor set look darker and more Roman-ish.

Semper Fi

Semper Fi

This is a texture and mesh replacer for the Heavy Imperial, Penitus Oculatus and General Tulius armors. There is a standalone version as well. This mod was inspired by Ali Bengali's fantastic Perfect Legionnaire mod. You can use both, just install this after Perfect Legionnaire.

Warmonger Armory

Warmonger Armory

Warmonger Armory is a collection of armor mashups. It range from robes, light, and heavy armors. Though the heavy armors just look like cluttered mashups, the robes still maintain their shape while still adding character like potions and books strapped on them.

Morrowind Armor - Netch Leather

Morrowind Armor - Netch Leather

A armor bash and retexture of some vanilla and DLC armors. This mod combines leather armor, dark brotherhood armor, and Solstheim clothes with custom brown textures to make it look like the original set from Morrowind.

Stormcloak Robes

Stormcloak Robes

Garments and robes for Stormcloaks.

Imperial Robes

Imperial Robes

Garments and robes for Imperials.

Pauldrons - Morrowind Style

Pauldrons - Morrowind Style

Adds seperate pauldron pieces you can wear on other armors and clothes just like in Morrowind!

Brigandage

Brigandage

This mod adds several different armor mashes to Skyrim's leveled lists. This means that bandits will wear more armor variants, making them a little more unique compared to all of them having fur armor in the vanilla game.

Dragon Priest Armor

Dragon Priest Armor

Neat old mod that makes dragon priest armor actually wearable. There is an unp version too, just search for it.

 
 
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.