Elves are a part of the way of life in Skyrim. I think we can all agree that they are some of the most interesting fictional characters ever made.
If you’ve played Skyrim at all, you’ve probably tried at some point to live like an elf. But in Skyrim, being an elf feels a little… shallow.
I know the game wasn’t built only for elves, but still – some more customization would’ve been nice.
Many people would have liked even a place that was good for an elf to live in.
When we think Skyrim is missing something, we can always turn to the old reliable modding community. I did just that for this list, and I came up with a list of mods that will make your time as an elf in Skyrim a lot better.
Everything is here for your elf’s comfort, from new races to better armour.
- 15. Three Elf_sisters
- 14. ElSopa HD – Realistic Dark Elf Urns
- 13. Luthwen-The Elf Follower from Middle Earth
- 12. Numenume Elf Ear
- 11. SR Elf Followers
- 10. Thalmor Only Use Elven Weapons and Armor
- 9. Elven Weapons for Silence
- 8. Lind’s Elven Eyes
- 7. Elvenwood
- 6. Light Elven Armor
- 5. Eryniel Elf Reborn
- 4. Ethereal Elven Overhaul
- 3. Playable Snow Elf Race
- 2. Kidmer – Adoptable Elf Children
- 1. Deep Elf Race – The True Dwemer
15. Three Elf_sisters
This mod introduces three elf sisters as standalone followers that can be added to the game. The eldest daughter is named Elsa, the second daughter is Sala, and the third daughter is Lal.
Players can find them at Sleeping Giant in Riverwood, and their body type is UNPB. The mod allows players to recruit these unique and visually appealing followers to accompany them on their adventures in the game.
Additionally, a new file has been added that places the sisters at Honeybrew Meadery near Whiterun. Players can now choose between two locations to recruit the sisters: Sleeping Giant in Riverwood or Honeybrew Meadery near Whiterun.
With the addition of these followers, players can enhance their gameplay experience and enjoy the company of these three sisters as they journey through the game world.
14. ElSopa HD – Realistic Dark Elf Urns
The HD Realistic Dark Elf Urns mod is an enhancement for the game that provides ultra-realistic textures for Dark Elf urns.
The mod features optimized textures ranging from 4k to 512 resolutions, allowing for improved quality and performance.
With this mod, players can expect to see highly detailed and intricate textures that bring the urns to life in the game world.
The mod is designed to enhance the overall visual experience and add a level of realism to the game.
Dark Elf Urns are an integral part of the game’s lore, and with this mod, they can now be enjoyed with a new level of detail and immersion.
13. Luthwen-The Elf Follower from Middle Earth
Luthwen is the granddaughter of Findis and has Vanyar’s features. She developed an interest in magic and adventure, leading her to leave Valinor and fight against evil in Middle-earth.
During her time there, she learned magic from both Gandalf and Saruman and fought in several battles.
After the Council of the Wise drove away Sauron, Saruman exiled her to another world to keep her identity a secret.
In Nirn, she searches for a way back to her own world and meets a man called “Dragonborn” in a tavern.
12. Numenume Elf Ear
Numenume Elf Ear is a mod that introduces elf-like ear equipment to the game. The ears are linked to the color of the skin and the texture is dependent on the femalehead.nif.
The mod allows for an extra level of customization for players who want to enhance their character’s appearance.
However, it should be noted that the original ear may protrude slightly, which may not be an issue for some players.
With Numenume Elf Ear, players can add a unique and visually appealing feature to their character’s appearance.
11. SR Elf Followers
SR Elf Followers is a mod that introduces four new followers to the game with unique personalities and abilities.
Aina and Unelma are two new followers added to the game, and the mod includes custom dialogue options that allow players to give them their favorite items to receive a subtle buff in return.
Additionally, Mustikka and Johanna are two retextured followers who have been given new skins based on SG Female Textures and Bijin skin.
Each follower can be found in a different location, adding an extra element of exploration to the game.
With this mod, players can enhance their gameplay experience with these new companions, each with their own unique set of skills and attributes.
10. Thalmor Only Use Elven Weapons and Armor
I know this doesn’t seem like much of a change, but it’s hard to immerse yourself into the world of Skyrim when you see a Thalmor wearing anything other than Elven armor and using steel weaponry.
You have no idea how much of a difference it makes to see them wear Elven armor only – and this mod is exactly what’s needed to have them dress like proper elves.
9. Elven Weapons for Silence
Not all elves want to be archers and shoot their way through the Skyrim forestlands.
If I was an elf, I would use my skills to become a skilled assassin. Sounds fun right?
Well if you think like me then you’re going to love this mod.
Elven Weapons of Silence adds a handful of Elven-themed weapons to the game, which best suits the playstyle of aggressive elves or sneaky assassins.
8. Lind’s Elven Eyes
Let’s stray from the armory for a second and take a look at Lind’s Elven Eyes.
This amazing mod adds a grand total of 40 new textures for elves of all races in the game.
You might need a compatibility patch if you want to use them on downloaded races, but hey – they do work perfectly on all of the vanilla races in the game. So that’s an easy selling point right away.
Also, I know this might be a tad obvious, but they’re meant to be used on female elves. They don’t exactly look too good on a guy.
But you can try them out if you’re into that girly look. Nobody’s here to judge, give ‘em a try and see what you think.
Did you really think I wasn’t going to add a housing mod for elves?
I’ve already talked about Elvenwood and its lore in another one of my articles, so it’s obvious I wasn’t going to miss out putting it here as well!
Elvenwood is a lore-friendly place that was founded by Elves many a year ago, and it can now be the place that you inhabit.
It’s an entirely new town, so be prepared to explore and be amazed at an elf-friendly location that you didn’t know you needed until you saw it.
6. Light Elven Armor
I don’t know why, but this armor seems to be in a sort of Twilight where the design doesn’t seem to fit Skyrim, but at the same time it kinda suits it perfectly; you know what I’m saying?
The Light Elven Armor mod adds a new set of female armor that aims to become the light variant of the popular Elven Armor that we all know and love.
It’s a fantastic set, and one that suits most female characters.
Now I guess you could say it’s kind of NSFW, depending on your point of view, but it covers everything up so I’d say there’s far more scantily-styled mods out there.
5. Eryniel Elf Reborn
I think this is one of the best Elf companion mods that I’ve come across.
I didn’t want to add a bunch of them to my list, so I opted to pick the best one I could find. As such, the Eryniel Elf Reborn mod is my pick!
I’m pretty sure this was created by someone who was having some rather nasty thoughts and planned on using it with other NSFW mods, but hey – a fantastic companion mod was born out of it!
Eryniel Elf (Reborn) is also compatible with many other mods in the game, and its textures are nothing short of fantastic.
4. Ethereal Elven Overhaul
This one is an aesthetic mod, but the changes are so amazing that I couldn’t help but add it to my list.
It basically changes the way all elven races look.
And really, this improves elves beyond the wildest realms of your imagination. Even for a somewhat specific aesthetic/graphics mod, you’ll be surprised at the difference.
Please check it out – you won’t regret it.
3. Playable Snow Elf Race
How cool would it be to play with the Snow Elves that we got to see in the Dawnguard DLC?
I think it would be really cool, if I may say so myself. And lookie here, it’s 100% possible!
This mod adds the race as a playable variation to the game, with its own set of attributes and race-bound stats. A fun twist on an elf playthrough.
2. Kidmer – Adoptable Elf Children
If you’re really going to run an elven playthrough, then you probably want your children to look like your character.
A small change, sure. But for immersion it’s pretty crucial.
With this mod you’ll be able to adopt elven kids and raise them as your own, just like as if they were any other kid in the game.
And it complements nicely with some other family mods I’ve listed for Skyrim.
1. Deep Elf Race – The True Dwemer
For anyone who loves niche playthroughs, this is the mod to make you fall in love with Skyrim lore all over again.
We all know the Dwemer had been dead for centuries from the start of Skyrim’s story.
But what if one of them was the Dragonborn?
Write your own history and challenge the Skyrim lore with the Deep Elf Race! Insanely detailed with hours(or weeks) worth of fun.