Sword and shield
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Weapon Graphics

updated August 1st, 2022

Here we have a full out list weapon Graphic mods. See what interests you and click on it to learn more. This is purely for graphic changes to vanilla or maybe modded weapons so if you want the actual weapons, just head back a page. So if you didn't check that guide out, do it now!
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-Overhauls
-Weapons

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 SE

aMidianBorn Book of Silence SE

A large collection of high-resolution replacements for Skyrim textures, including many armors, weapons, creatures, and unique items.

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.
Frankfamily

Frankfamily

Guy does wonders with his stuff. You'll see a lot of his mods listed below but he also does custom stuff. Frankfamily does weapon texture overhauls as well in his armor retextures. Make sure to grab those too.

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.
 

Weapons

Dwemer Weapons Glowmapped

Dwemer Weapons Glowmapped

They glow in the dark? Just hit them with your car

Daedric Dagger from Morrowind

Daedric Dagger from Morrowind

Makes the daedric dagger look like the one from Morrowind

ElSopa - Iron Weapons Redone SE

ElSopa - Iron Weapons Redone SE

Every Iron Weapon Redone. New Meshes. New Textures. No ESP. Performance Friendly. All Resolutions

Riekling Spears Revamped 8k - 4k - 2k

Riekling Spears Revamped 8k - 4k - 2k

The Riekling spears needed some love and not just any love.....That's right 8k love!

Staff of Magnus HD

Staff of Magnus HD

This mod retextures the Staff of Magnus with new textures. They are 2048x2048 and the same size as the HD DLC.

Ebony Weapon Retexture 2017

Ebony Weapon Retexture 2017

Finally, a retexture for the ebony weapons. Even comes with optional gold patterns to match amidianborns ebony armor retexture!

Iron things

Iron things

New meshes and textures for all iron weapons.

Dragonbone Mastery

Dragonbone Mastery

New textures for Dragonbone weapons, including scabbards.

Auriels Quiver

Auriels Quiver

New HD textures for Auriels Quiver.

Nightingale Pride - Bow and Blade Reincarnation

Nightingale Pride - Bow and Blade Reincarnation

High Resolution,Lore Friendly Retexture Of Nightingale Bow and Blade.

 

Shields

Auriels Shield

Auriels Shield

New HD textures for Auriels Shield.

Spellbreaker Oblivionized

Spellbreaker Oblivionized

Retexture of spellbreaker following color scheme from the oblivion version as well as making it HD.

 

Misc.

Ancient Nord Pickaxe Replacer

Ancient Nord Pickaxe Replacer

This mod replaces the Ancient Nord Pickaxe from the Dragonborn DLC with a brand new model.

Ancient Nordic Pickaxe Retexture

Ancient Nordic Pickaxe Retexture

The Ancient Nordic Pickaxe has some... issues, namely around the grip. The UVW is stretched along its length, and then the textures were stretched along with it, making it look bad. This mod fixes it!

Realistic HD PickAxe

Realistic HD PickAxe

Now the pickaxe looks as sexy as the normal axe!

Realistic HD Woodcutter's Axe

Realistic HD Woodcutter's Axe

And my axe!