Weapons

updated April 12th, 2018

Well my friends, we're at the final step of this guide. Here we have a full out list weapon mods. We'll only give real descriptions to overhauls from now on. The rest of the standalone weapons 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! Also, please don't use Immersive Weapons. Some of the weapons in it are really good. but the rest are really awful and the leveled lists are really random and unbalanced.
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-Weapon Overhauls
-Armory Packs
-Standalone Weapons
-Shields
-Ranged Weapons
-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.
 

Lore Weapon Expansion

Adds new remodeled weapons from Morrowind and Oblivion. They're added to shops, NPCs, and leveled lists so now you can see a variety of new weapons since it's kind of boring that every bandit has an "iron" something.

Real Bows

This mod replaces all the silly fantasy bow shapes from the base game and adds the most functional and realistic bows to Skyrim. A lot of the metal bows have also been replaced with wooden alternatives.

Unique Uniques

Some unique items in Skyrim look like every other item, which can be sad. This replaces the models of those weapons with unique models, making them feel there own one of a kind weapon.
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Believable Weapons

It's basically the spiritual successor to Weapon De-LARP-ification Project and Better Shaped Weapons. Mesh replacer for 85 of Skyrim's original axes, maces, swords and warhammers. Opts for a slimmer and cleaner design, while keeping the original style with new models that look less like paddles and more like realistic weaponry. They're thinner, sleaker, and look more realistic. 

SkyRealism - Shiny Expansion

The texture pack component is designed to take maximum advantage of environment mapping to produce realistic looking metal weapons and armor.
This is an expansion for Unique Uniques and Lore Weapon Expansion.

Armory Packs

ArteFakes

ArteFakes

This mod add custom vanilla-based models to all unique-named weapons and artifacts.

Dovah Nord Weapons

Dovah Nord Weapons

This mod adds a sword, axe, warhammer and a shield to Skyrim.

New Armoury - Rapiers with third person animations

New Armoury - Rapiers with third person animations

This mod currently adds Rapiers to Skyrim with custom attack animations, for both the Player and NPCs. The Animations only work in Third Person FNIS Required! The Rapiers are added to the levelled lists via scripts, it will be compatible with other mods that touch Levelled lists.

JaySuS Swords

JaySuS Swords

Popular weapon pack that adds 51 new weapons for you to craft and wield.

Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection

Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection

Adds the weapons from LOTR.

Drunkzealot's somewhat historically accurate weapons 1.43

Drunkzealot's somewhat historically accurate weapons 1.43

Somewhat historically accurate weapons!

Bonemold and Chitin Weapons - Morrowind Armory - Remade

Bonemold and Chitin Weapons - Morrowind Armory - Remade

Remade and fixed version of the original Bonemold and Chitin Weapons - Morrowind Armory. This mod adds Bonemold and Chitin weapons to Skyrim. This mod also adds Bonemold and Chitin weapons to the Solstheim leveled lists.

Elemental Lozenge

Elemental Lozenge

Adds 7 variants of the Lozenge S130 Longsword, each with its own glowmap and magic enchantments. Also includes non-enchanted versions of each sword.

Hunter Set

Hunter Set

A set of daggers, arrows and an axe. Perfect set for any true hunter.

Imperator

Imperator

A weapon pack with various weapon.

Skyforge Weapons and Shields

Skyforge Weapons and Shields

This mod adds several unique weapons and shields that fit the Skyforge theme.

Dawnguard Arsenal

Dawnguard Arsenal

Expands on the Dawnguard's weaponry by adding an actual Dawnguard sword and knife set, a mini warhammer, and a battleaxe.

Artifacts of Skyrim

Artifacts of Skyrim

Adds 15 new and assorted weapons and armor pieces that have different meshes to make them stand out.

Kthonia's Unique Weapon Pack - Dragonborn Weapons

Kthonia's Unique Weapon Pack - Dragonborn Weapons

Adds three all new, unique weapons to the world of Skyrim with custom meshes and textures. These three weapons include a chitin bow, a chitin greatsword, and a dwemer lightning fork.

Dragonglass Armory

Dragonglass Armory

A weapon set that's made from both dragonbone and glass.

Nedhegoth The Butcher

Nedhegoth The Butcher

This set includes a little quest in search for some unique Bosmer weapons and some familiar ones from Morrowind, all redone with unique models and textures.

Liliths Lacerator-Custom Rapier and greatsword

Liliths Lacerator-Custom Rapier and greatsword

A very powerful and very edgy looking rapier set.

Silver Weapons Replacer

Silver Weapons Replacer

This mod replaces the standard silver weapons with new models and textures, that are reminiscent to the Oblivion weapons. Aso changes their stats and makes them upgradeable.

Orcish Weapon Set

Orcish Weapon Set

A weapon replacement mod for all things orcish.

Dwarven Beam Blades

Dwarven Beam Blades

DWEMER LIGHTSABERS!!!

Stoneheart Weapons Pack

Stoneheart Weapons Pack

A very interesting assortment of animated weapons made mostly with vanilla resources.

Ghosu - Auriels Crossbow and Swords

Ghosu - Auriels Crossbow and Swords

A weapon set based off the Auriel bow. They are meant to fit it's design and style while still looking unique.

Katana Crafting

Katana Crafting

This Mod allows you to craft Katanas, Dai-Katanas, Wakizashis and Tantos from Steel, Ebony and Daedric. Bring out the weeaboo in you!!!

Heavy Spellbook

Heavy Spellbook

Forget about reading books! Just whack the shit out of someone with one instead!

Ordinary weapons for Skyrim

Ordinary weapons for Skyrim

Adds a bunch of ordinary and practical weapons to the game. This includes warhammers, axes, maces, swords, and knives that all look realistic and plausible in real life.

Argonian Import

Argonian Import

A weapon pack with a tribal Argonian centered around all of them. This pack includes a warhammer, dagger, katana, ballclub, and cleaver.

Ghosu - Horker Weapon Pack

Ghosu - Horker Weapon Pack

Adds new Horker weapons and a shield to the game, craftable at forge (misc).

Heavy Armory - New Weapons

Heavy Armory - New Weapons

The goal of Heavy Armory is to expand the variety of weapons used in the world of Skyrim in an immersive and lore-friendly way. Besides adding some new types of weapons, this mod expands some of the more limited sets like the Silver, Imperial, Forsworn and Draugr weapons.

Gizmodian Oblivion Weapons

Gizmodian Oblivion Weapons

These are random resources originally made for Oblivion. Some have been ported backward for Morrowind, and these are now ported forward and available for use in Skyrim.

Bobs Armory Skyrim

Bobs Armory Skyrim

Bobs Armory adds a crazy amount of different weapons and armor pieces to the game. They're so odd and so different from each other that you'll have to check the mod page to see what I mean.

Miraak's Dragon Era Weapons

Miraak's Dragon Era Weapons

Made to fit Miraak's outfit and its neat. Ancient Golden: Sword, Shield, Bow and Arrows

Standalone Weapons

Poleaxe

Poleaxe

A new poleaxe, based on the halberd from By The Sword, Inc.

Creation Club Stendarr's Hammer

Creation Club Stendarr's Hammer

Backport of SEs Stendarr's Hammer, for the low price of $0.00!

Royal Greatsword

Royal Greatsword

A basic greatsword inspired by Allison's sword from 'Kill 6 Billion demons'.

Damascus Knife

Damascus Knife

A simple, but well detailed, knife.

Galanterie

Galanterie

Galanterie is a new longsword inspired by the German Longsword by Art of Swordmaking. Once obtained, this sword can be converted to a one-handed sword (and back) at any forge. ~ You can find Galanterie inside the Black-Briar Lodge ~

Imperial Dragonknight Armory

Imperial Dragonknight Armory

This mod adds two entirely new unique items to the game, a sword and a shield, which both fit the lore and arts style of the original game. It's like Stormcloak hero armory but Imperial themed of course.

Stormcloak Hero Armory

Stormcloak Hero Armory

This mod adds two entirely new unique items to the game, a sword and a shield, which both fit the lore and arts style of the original game.

Lanfael

Lanfael

This mod add's a new Sword called Lanfael with scabbard and 1handed+2handed Version´s to your Game.

Scottish Claymore

Scottish Claymore

A pretty clean and highly detailed Scottish claymore!

Lozenge S130 Longsword

Lozenge S130 Longsword

Just a simple, but very high in quality, steel sword.

Prettier Curved Swords

Prettier Curved Swords

A scimitar that can be a replacer or standalone.

Skeleton Sword

Skeleton Sword

A little mix between a silver sword and a skeleton key. Can be found in the house of arkay in Falkreath.

Shalamayne - The Shadow Reaver

Shalamayne - The Shadow Reaver

Shalamayne, The Shadow Reaver, the prestigious sword of King Varian Wrynn from World of Warcraft.

Eidolon's Edge

Eidolon's Edge

A fancy looking greatsword that can be crafted to become stronger.

Mordant - A New Sword

Mordant - A New Sword

Adds a clean looking sword called Mordant to Skyrim.

Blackjack

Blackjack

The weapon will only work properly when you are attacking someone who has not detected you. If they have seen you the weapon will nearly no damage. Once you've struck the enemy they will crumple to the ground unconscious. The amount of time they are unconscious varies but will be less than half a game day.

Kriegsmesser

Kriegsmesser

Adds a nice looking Kriegsmesser sword that can be crafted under the steel section.

Sword of the Eternal Phoenix

Sword of the Eternal Phoenix

A unique and legendary fire sword.

Giant Hammer

Giant Hammer

Is this the Kirkhammer from Bloodborne?! Nope, it's just a warhammer that looks really similar to the Kirkhammer!

Vindicator - The Holy Greatsword

Vindicator - The Holy Greatsword

A holy looking greatsword with very Gothic inspirations.

Honorus - The Holy Claymore

Honorus - The Holy Claymore

A holy looking greatsword with very Gothic inspirations.

Retribution - The Holy Cleaver

Retribution - The Holy Cleaver

A holy looking greatsword with very Gothic inspirations.. yeah I know I used the same description again but these swords are basically from the same set.

Drunkzealot's practical fantasy weapons

Drunkzealot's practical fantasy weapons

A high quality and spooky looking dagger!

The Ashbringers

The Ashbringers

The most anime ass looking sword from WoW is now playable in Skyrim with it's own high quality model! Comes in both the normal and corrupted styles.

Ram Ax

Ram Ax

A nice one handed axe that looks like a ram's head. Reminds you of Markarth maybe?

The Ice Blade Of The Monarch

The Ice Blade Of The Monarch

The Ice Blade returns from Morrowind! Which includes a new model and new quest to go along with it.

Tenebrae

Tenebrae

A unique looking sword with a light and darkness theme around it.

DCR - Blade Set Reloaded

DCR - Blade Set Reloaded

CR - Blade Set Reloaded, a complete revamp of the original Dark Crusader Reforged - Blade Set!

Tamrielic Lore - Chrysamere

Tamrielic Lore - Chrysamere

This mod adds Chrysamere to the game. It is the first in a series that adds several famous, "missing" artifacts from earlier Elder Scrolls games to Skyrim. I didn't want to just drop it into the game world, so there's a small quest to retrieve it. To start, go to Solitude... You should be at least level 10 to get the quest.

Flanged Warhammer

Flanged Warhammer

Adds a pretty realistic looking mace into the game. It comes in both one hand and two hand variants as well as different texture resolutions.

Engraved Shamshir

Engraved Shamshir

Engraved steel oriental-style silver plated sword with sheath. Texture size is 2048. Damage value is kind of cheaty but feel free to lower it if you like.

Ygrayne by FavoredSoul

Ygrayne by FavoredSoul

A high quality sword with a cup handle and a pretty edgy blade, literally.

Skycutter

Skycutter

Tyraels sword from Diablo can now be yours! And for some reason, it's under the dwemer smithing branch...

Lilarcor

Lilarcor

Lilarcor originally appeared in the Baldur's Gate series of games and served as comic relief with its various wisecracking comments, as well as its insatible thirst for blood, battle, and glory. Modder's brought Lilarcor into Morrowind and then later on Oblivion.

Echizen

Echizen

A custom made Japanese spear. For people who still believe that Skyrim will have REAL spears.

Valkyrja

Valkyrja

New craftable sword, done from scratch, 4k textures, high quality model and custom scabbard. Includes both 1h and 2h versions. Its craftable. Includes a powerful, unique, antique version found in the world.

Brug Hild - Nordic Short Sword

Brug Hild - Nordic Short Sword

The title says it all!

Ebony Blade

Ebony Blade

This mod creates a new mesh and texture for the Ebony Blade. The weapon is gorgeous and the screenshots don't do it as much justice as the videos do. There is also a standalone version if you still like the katana style Ebony Blade.

Gallowglass

Gallowglass

Adds a Rapier in the style of a Gallowglass sword to the game. Built from scratch custom meshes and high rez textures.

Goldbrand Resurrection

Goldbrand Resurrection

This mod adds Goldbrand and Eltonbrand swords from early TES games. It can be obtained under the College of Winterhold bridge.

The Stamford

The Stamford

The Stamford is a steel Viking Longsword, it's craftable and can be found under the steel section, the stats are similar to those of a Dwemer Longsword.

The Azincourt

The Azincourt

A very simple and realistic looking sword with high quality textures.

Heavy Spellbook

Heavy Spellbook

Forget about reading books! Just whack the shit out of someone with one instead!

Jarls Dagger

Jarls Dagger

Murder the innocent with this finally crafted and ornate butter knife.

Crystal Sun Sword

Crystal Sun Sword

A simple one-handed sword that looks like a mix between Keening and the Dragon Spear sword.

Nordic Kukri

Nordic Kukri

Adds a Nordic style Kukri to the game. Craft at any forge under Steel.

Alternate Blade of Woe

Alternate Blade of Woe

Replaces the orcish looking Dark Brotherhood with a much more suitable looking model with new textures to go along with it.

Standalone09s Hirl Sword

Standalone09s Hirl Sword

A really good looking and simplistic sword.

Dragonspear

Dragonspear

Adds a new sword that's TOTALLY not a spear. It still looks good besides the fact that it's not a real spear.

The Loners Sword

The Loners Sword

The sword is one handed (can be held in any hand) and its a unique weapon which can only be found in Stillborn Cave. It's a finally crafted sword and even though it's old, it's still one of the best swords out there.

Combat Cross

Combat Cross

It's basically an extendable whip weapon. Now your Castlevania dreams can come true!

Shields

Argonian Shield

Argonian Shield

A light shield made out of...Argonian scales and has a weird enchantment if you are playing as an Argonian too.

IronWolf Tower-Shield

IronWolf Tower-Shield

A tower shield to fit along side the Companion's Wolf Armor.

Shield of the Stallion

Shield of the Stallion

A Celtic inspired shield with horse designs on it.

Ranged Weapons

Slingshot in Skyrim

Slingshot in Skyrim

Adds various types of slingshots into the game as well as new ammunition for them.

The Watcher Staff

The Watcher Staff

Blasts enemies with Unrelenting Force. Target takes 65 damage per second for 0 seconds. If Target Dies within 120 seconds fills a soul gem. Found in Fellglow Keep

Engraved bow

Engraved bow

An oriental bow with custom arrows and a quiver for true redguards.

IPM - Insane Bows and Crossbows Sizes

IPM - Insane Bows and Crossbows Sizes

This modification changes thickness of all bows and crossbows in vanilla game and both DLC by ~25 or ~50 percent.

Faction Crossbows

Faction Crossbows

This mod adds a craftable crossbow, unique quiver and four types of bolts for each of the following factions: Companions, Dawnguard, Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild, Imperial Legion and Stormcloaks.

The Huntsman

The Huntsman

The Huntsman is a Unique Bow designed to be the perfect companion for Hunters. The Huntsman is no ordinary bow, aside from it's Unique appearance it has the option of being Upgraded with Upgrade Kits that not only change the stats but also change the appearance. The Huntsman also levels up with the player so it should never become useless.

Dwarven arm gun

Dwarven arm gun

Adds a dwarven arm gun for both left and right hands! It basically works like a staff and uses the same animantions.

Ghosu-Auriels Quiver Replacer

Ghosu-Auriels Quiver Replacer

Replaces vanilla quiver with a new mesh. Uses vanilla textures of Auriel's Bow and Shield. There are two versions, one that uses vanilla textures and another that adds new textures but set new texture paths so it doesn't overwrite anything.

Elemental Arrows

Elemental Arrows

Elemental Arrows is a mod that adds magic imbued arrows that can be crafted at smithing forges. Each arrow has their own unique effects and properties, giving archers more variety in playing styles. Especially if you're an archer that doesn't want to spend time maxing Enchanting to get most out of Archery.

CM Wooden Bows

CM Wooden Bows

Adds some retextured vanilla bows to be made out of wood. These can be separate from the vanilla games bows or a replacer.

Stalhrim Crossbow

Stalhrim Crossbow

A crossbow made out of Stalhrim. This also includes Stalhrim bolts which are better than the Dwemer one's.

Jarl Crossbow

Jarl Crossbow

A crossbow made out of gold and other fancy stuff. The top part looks like two camels for some reason...

Wands Of Skyrim

Wands Of Skyrim

This mod adds a fully functional and ready-to-use wand with three spells: Firebolt, Ice Spike, and Lightning Bolt, plus a ward spell when the player "blocks". Each spell does base damage and costs half leveled magicka.

Unique Bows Collection

Unique Bows Collection

This mods adds 10 new unique bows to the game (new meshes + new textures).

 
 
 
 

Ports

Witcher-style Crossbows

Witcher-style Crossbows

Crossbows that use staff animations to look like you're using them in one hand like in the Witcher.

The Witcher 3 Weaponry

The Witcher 3 Weaponry

This mod adds several weapons directly converted from the game, The Witcher 3.

TERA Weapons Collection for Skyrim

TERA Weapons Collection for Skyrim

All weapons in this mod was from TERA Online and was converted from extracted TERA models. All of them are balanced to match Skyrim vanila weapons, fully craftable and upgradable.

Dark Souls Weapons

Dark Souls Weapons

Pretty fucking Nito.

TES4 Weapons and Few Armors

TES4 Weapons and Few Armors

This mod is a work in progress by myself as I port all the weapons from Oblivion. All interrogated in lore-friendly ways. No level list yet. Read the Changelog to see what is included so far.