Do you like the “dark arts”?
Do you like to call up monsters from deep in Oblivion?
Do you like to make things float in the air or throw spells at your enemies that look strange? Then you must be sick of dressing in Skyrim like a homeless high school teacher.
So, in this piece, I’ll show you the best way to make your Skyrim mage playthrough feel fresh again: new clothes! Even though we’ve already talked about clothing mods, this list is just for you mages.
Now I know that the styles of mages and battlemages are different. So, I’ve put together this list of mods for anyone who wants to learn how to use magicka well in Skyrim.
No matter if you’re a wizard, a mage, a battlemage, a witch, or a homeless guy with good style, these mods will make your next magical Skyrim adventure even better.
11. Field Mage Retexture
This mod is actually a retexture of Echo’s mod. But given that this one looks better than the original, I’m putting it on my list instead of its counterpart.
Don’t worry though, you can find the link to the original mod right here.
As is often customary with female sets of armor in RPGs, these robes have just the amount of clothes to fall on the lighter side.
Regardless, the clothing model looks good and it’s made to look even better thanks to the retexture.
10. Dragon Bone Mage Armor
I firmly believe that this set should’ve been in the base game.
But I’m glad that someone took the time to create it and incorporate it into Skyrim anyway.
I mean that as a compliment, of course.
9. ZZJay’s Wardrobe
This lore-friendly mod is similar to the Divine Elegance Store.
It adds a ton of new clothing to the game that all look incredible.
And these clothes all really look good with vanilla clothing, and doesn’t feel out of place in Skyrim either.
All pieces of equipment are meant to be worn by female characters, and many of them do a good job of replacing basic mage robes too.
Enchant any of these pieces and give your character a few extra layers of depth – even when they aren’t wearing their most powerful sets!
8. Hedge Mage Armor
When it comes to modded light armor mage sets, this one takes the cake as the best one I’ve managed to find.
It just provides such a fantastic aesthetic balance between leather clothing and mage robes. I can’t help but feel like nominating it to a medieval fashion show.
In any case, the Hedge Mage Armor set comes in 9 different colors and it’s meant to be exclusively worn by female characters (much like many of the clothing here!)
7. Black Mage Armor
Care to look like a Daedric cultist?
With this set of armor, you’ll resemble one of those crazy dudes who would sacrifice a cow to please Sheogorath… but trust me, it’s an absolutely gorgeous set of equipment.
It can be worn by females and males, plus it suits all mage playstyles in the base game.
Robes, light armor, and heavy armor are all included within this mod. So pick your poison and get to it!
6. Daedric Mage Armor
Now I’m sorry, but this set of armor far outdoes any other Daedric piece of equipment in Skyrim. Holy crap.
This looks astonishingly good and should fit the playstyle of any mage, wizard, battlemage, you name it.
This is the ultimate set of mage armor if you’re going for mods.
Check this out and I suggest giving it a try right from the start of your next save file.
5. Mythic Dawn Robes
The Mythic Dawn cult may be more closely related to the Elder Scrolls Oblivion than Skyrim, but you can still wear their robes 200 years after their attempted takeover of Tamriel.
The robes grant you 75 percent magika regeneration making them a suitable choice to wear when casting spells that quickly depletes your reserves. However, there is no spell reduction effect.
You can find this robe set on Silas Vesuius in Dawnstar during the quest Pieces of the Past that becomes available to the player at level 20.
4. Blood Witch Armor
This intimidating set of armor is meant to be worn by females only, and it gets a spot on my list because of the sheer awesomeness of its aesthetic.
The Blood Witch Armor has a red tone and a set of aesthetic features that give me some creepy BDSM vibes… but the set is super useful, and should look quite good on most characters.
In fact, I’d even suggest you download this set for other non-witch characters.
It’s designed to be worn by witches, but it would actually suit a rogue or thief quite well, too.
3. Raven Witch Armor
The Raven Witch Armor set is, without a single shadow of a doubt, the most badass-looking set of female witch armor in the game.
If you intend to play a female wizard and you want her to sustain a decent amount of damage, all without compromising her stylish looks, then the Raven Witch Armor mod is something you’ll want.
Also, this set looks exactly like one of those Ultra HD sets of armor that people often created in Oblivion… you know, the ones that caused old computers to implode whenever you equipped them.
2. Tribunal Robes and Mask
This one is just too damn good.
Tribunal Robes & Mask comes with three different sets of armor that range from regular clothes to heavy equipment. And they all look fantastically well done.
They also seem quite intimidating, as they all include masks and hoods that give you that vibe of “I’m going to summon a Dremora to murder you and take your spirit to fill my soul stones”.
If you want your mage character to strike fear into the hearts of even the most powerful foes, well you’ve found the mod that you’re looking for.
1. Divine Elegance Store
This one adds a store with dozens of new sets of clothing to the game.
Even though most of the sets are not really designed to be specifically worn by mages, many of the clothes look quite good on Skyrim spellcasters.
Give them a try and see which one better suits your style!