Even though Skyrim already has some cool armor designs, there just aren’t that many of them in the grand scheme of things.
Which can make for an experience that isn’t the most immersive…
So, when you’ve worn all of your Dragon Scale armor and are getting tired of the basic choices, you can rest assured that it doesn’t have to be this way.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best and most interesting light armor mods for Skyrim.
Check them out before you go back to Tamriel to step things up a notch!
11. Kynreeve Armor SSE
The mod adds a craftable set of daedric-style armor, available in both light and heavy versions, for male characters only.
It is a direct copy of the armor worn by Kynreeve Kahl in the “Kynreeve – A Summonable Dremora Follower” mod.
The armor requires the Daedric Smithing perk and can be crafted at any forge.
Additionally, players can acquire one of each full set by defeating a pair of Dremora Kynreeve in an encounter on the eastern edge of the Skytemple Ruins island.
The armor is not designed for female characters or beast races.
10. Hunter Archer Armor
Even though Skyrim has a lot of great light armor, you can’t really call anything “Archer” Armor.
Sometimes you just want to be Legolas, you know what I mean?
This mod makes you look and feel like the best hunter you can be. It gives you a simple, rough-hewn brown tunic with a leather-bound chainmail cuirass peeking out from under the sleeves.
This armor looks like it should be in the world of Skyrim because of how natural it looks. And it can make it even more fun to play as a sneaky or archery-based character.
9. Masters of Death – Rise of the Brotherhood
While the Dark Brotherhood’s original armor(Shrouded Armor) is generally considered to be one of the best early-game armor sets, it is not known for being visually appealing to the general fanbase.
There are tons of mods that attempt to fix this. But not many hit the mark like the Masters of Death – Rise of the Brotherhood.
Boasting a craftable, upgradeable, and lootable new light armor set, hail Sithis and honor the Night Mother in style!
This set features a customizable colored hood, scaled leather plates, and an intricately detailed leather cuirass. No more looking like a gothic jester!
One of the biggest complaints about Skyrim is the lack of variety in light armor, at least visually.
This mod attempts to fix that by adding quite a few fantastical-looking sets to discover while adventuring throughout Skyrim
This features exotic class sets like the Forest Archer, Dark Alchemist, or Snow Bear.
Whether you wish to be adorned in the finest furs stripped from massive beasts, or enshrouded in black leather finery, Armonizer is absolutely worth a spot on your download list.
7. Archmage Khadgar
This mod asks a simple question about a character, whether you know him or not.
Do you want to look like the coolest Battlemage ever?
Do you like to go on adventures while wearing sets of armor that are very detailed and well-made?
And most importantly, do you like hoods as much as I do?
If you said yes to any of these questions, you might want to give this mod a try.
With a black hood and layers of scale-mail covered in darkened pieces of cloth and fine leather, you wouldn’t look out of place swinging a battle axe or calling up an Atronach. Try it out today!
6. Tribunal Robes and Masks
Some of these robes and masks may look familiar if you’ve played Morrowind before.
At the time, they were some of the most colorful, unique, and well-made sets of light armor.
You can now live out your dreams of being a Tribunal Councilor in Skyrim!
This mod has a lot of different sets, so you’re bound to find something that will make your next trip even more memorable. Plus, you get a spooky mask.
Who doesn’t love a spooky mask?
5. Netch Leather Armor
The alien looking, Salvador Dali-esque Netches of Vvardenfell were sorely missed in both Oblivion and Skyrim.
The inclusion of Netches in the Dragonborn DLC only led to a new disappointment:
The Netch Leather Armor derived from the beasts was nowhere to be found!
This mod fixes that problem and adds an awesome rendition of the original outfit featuring layered Netch leather wrapped in rough-hewn, tan cloth, and hard-edged pauldrons.
Now you can look (and feel) like you just escaped the apocalyptic Red Mountain.
4. Opulent Outfits
Opulent Outfits is a great mod that adds dozens of different robes for mages and other sets of light armor with a magic theme. It also has a lot of options for customization.
All of them can be made in any color, with any accessories, and with any details you want.
Opulent Outfits is a real game-changer for any Mages out there because it can be fully upgraded and scaled to your level. It makes the story even more real.
3. DCR King Crusader
Bathed in shadows and wrapped in thorns is the general theme of this mod.
Including multiple sets of Gothic-Medieval inspired armor that wouldn’t look too out of place in a Witcher game or Lord of the Rings film, DCR King Crusader adds a certain stylistic flavor that just isn’t found in the base version of Skyrim;
Skulking through the Pale, looking terrifyingly like Sauron sounds fun, right? You know it does!
2. Psijic Robes
The robes of a member of the Psijic Order, tasked with protecting Tamriel from those who would abuse or manipulate magic malevolently.
Originally seen by a member of the Order during the College of Winterhold questline, these redesigned robes look incredible.
They feature a gold and tan colored main body, with cascading crimson pauldrons and a moonstone belt.
Now you can finally enjoy wearing this legendary set of robes.
1. Warmonger Armory
Truly an armory here, as this mod features dozens of fully-upgradeable and customizable sets of light armor with some pretty awesome class themes.
And with exotic designs like Shadow Warlock, Sand Assassin, Telvanni Battlemage, Nordic Bard, or Pathfinder themes, what’s not to love?
Plus on top of the added light armor sets, this mod also adds the ability to equip Dragon-Priest Masks as a belt-worn accessory.
The sheer breadth and versatility of this mod blows me away every time I fire up Skyrim and try to make a new character.
In a land where you can become anyone, that’s never a bad thing.