12 Best Skyrim XP & Level Up Mods

Let’s be honest: none of us has as much free time to play games as we used to.

When Skyrim came out, I had a lot of time to spend on it. I loved every single second of it.

But times change, and modding is a great way to keep games fun in less time.

In this list, we rank the best Skyrim mods for levelling up faster.

There’s sure to be a mod here that can help, whether you want to make the game super powerful or just want a boost so you can play through the story again without any problems.

12. Silent Skill and-or Level Up Sounds

This mod changes the sounds of skill increases, level-ups, and sneak attacks in the game to be silent.

The mod is flagged as ESL and has been cleaned to reduce clutter and maintain modularity. It does not have any requirements and is compatible with most audio mods.

The USSEP versions of the mod have been removed as they were not necessary, and the mod simply edits vanilla referenced sounds to target temporary silent records via a plugin.

11. Sleep to Level Up

This mod changes how levelling up works in the game.

Instead of levelling up when you open the Skills Menu, you can only level up by sleeping for at least 8 hours.

Your XP will be saved and returned when you close the Skills Menu.

You can only level up once per sleep and once per 24 hours.

The mod is configurable via MCM and is ESL flagged.

10. Easy Lockpicking

XP & Level Up Mods

The title kind of gives this one away.

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But it’s absolutely a staple worth trying out.

This mod basically makes lockpicking easier than before. It won’t be instant or pointless, but easier.

Now you can solve those master locks much faster to get better gear quickly.

There are plenty of doors and chests in Skyrim to plunder – and this mod will help immensely.

9. Potion of Ultimate Leveling

One of the more game-breaking mods on this list is this Potion of Ultimate Leveling.

Basically it immediately adds 85 to every skill.

You’ll still have to craft this potion, but the mod even makes that easier as well!

This is a quick solution to really rank up perks quickly – but with that said, it is not as gradual as some players might prefer.

8. Easy Gold

If money is the extra boost that you’re looking for, then Easy Gold is the obvious choice to install.

You can buy decent gear or supplies much quicker with this mod.

Basically you’ll find a chest with gold at the Whiterun Stables, as well as a powerful and expensive bow.

You can keep this bow or sell it for a decent amount.

It also feels fairly lore-friendly so this one isn’t gonna break the game too much.

7. Instant Mastery – Speed Level

This next mod can be a bit more gradual of a skill increase for your character.

You’ll find a new spell called “Instant Mastery”. And when you cast it, it’ll increase the rate of skill-gain from books.

This mod also adds skill books so you can rank up much quicker.

Since a lot of us have already played through Skyrim many times, this mod helps you to rank up to something more enticing than a traditional grind in-game.

6. Shelter for the Weak

Sometimes you need a safe place to go quickly.

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This mod tries to fix that issue, which makes the game easier and lets you level up faster.

This adds a bunch of shelters and camping spots all over the world of Skyrim. There are a lot of times when you might be sick and need to rest in a safe place. It’s good that there are campsites everywhere.

Some of these rest stops also have fast travel, which makes it easier to get around the world.

I’ll admit that this is a pretty simple mod, but it’s clear how it can help you move forward in the game.

5. Faster Skill Leveling

The Faster Skill Leveling mod is a great way to change how quickly you level those skills of yours.

There are four options to adjust the rate, which are x2 as fast, x5, x10, and even a slower half-speed rate of x0.5 if you want a real challenge.

The nice thing about this mod is that it uses perks to change the rate, which then allows the game itself to calculate everything else.

4. Skyrim Uncapper

One of the most powerful mods on this list is the Skyrim Uncapper.

This will unlock the skill level caps of 100 so you can level indefinitely.

Yes you did read that correctly.

And you also get benefits from skills up to level 199.

There are a lot of other options for this mod, including a different skill cap per skill, how fast leveling a skill will level the player, and how many points you get for attributes at each level increase.

This really is diverse in all the options you can pick from, and it definitely makes leveling much quicker than before.

But you can also simply become more powerful immediately if you play with some of the settings.

3. True Master Trainers & Skyrim Unlimited Training

This next mod is actually a combination of two different mods.

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They work very nicely together, and might as well be just a single entry.

True Master Trainers gives you the ability to actually master skills through training. This means you can be trained up to 100 instead of level 90.

Skyrim Unlimited Training pairs perfectly here, since it allows you to train as much as you want without waiting to level up.

The combined power of installing both these mods can make training much more useful.

2. Max All Skills

If you want to get skill levels in a more lore-friendly way, then this mod is a great option.

You’ll find a tomb near Riverwood that instantly levels all your skills to 100.

This also has you level up along with the skill increase, which helps the rest of your player statistics in-game.

A story-driven playthrough is a good example of why you might want to use this mod vs the others in this list.

And it’s handy because you can quickly skip the early game and go straight into late-game dungeons.

1. SkyTweak

SkyTweak easily grabs the number one spot on this list.

It provides an in-game menu for adjusting skill levels, perk balancing, and much more.

This is one of the most exhaustive choices in terms of options that you can tinker with, but all without needing to use scripts or console commands at all.

Very newbie-friendly.

The developer went through a lot of effort to make this mod’s UI as easy as possible and to make sure you can tweak the game to fit exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’ve never used SkyTweak before then give it a shot – it’s a must-try mod.