The Bretons are one of the strangest and most mysterious groups of people in Tamriel.
One of the major reasons is the idea that they are not 100% human, but are instead descended from ancient humans and Aldmeri.
Because of this, some people call the Bretons “Manmeri.”
A Breton Dragonborn is great if you want to play as a spellsword or a full-on mage because they are naturally good at magic.
Here is a list of mods you might want to try to make your Breton experience better, whether it’s by making your character look better or by adding cool Breton-themed stuff.
- 14. Skye - High Poly Breton Preset
- 13. Lorry - a Breton Racemenu Preset
- 12. ESO The Breton Knight HDT-SMP
- 11. A Felicidade - Breton girl and a Mushroom followers.
- 10. Imperious – Races of Skyrim
- 9. Younger Bretons
- 8. Duncan de la Fonte – A Male Breton Preset
- 7. Evanescence – Female Breton Preset
- 6. Mira – High-Poly Female Breton Preset
- 5. Brida – High-Poly Female Breton Preset
- 4. The Breton Paladin
- 3. The Breton Paladin
- 2. Haafstad & The Border of High Rock
- 1. Beyond Reach
14. Skye – High Poly Breton Preset
This mod is a face preset for a mature young lady character in Skyrim. The character is described as loving the thrill of adventure while also being elegant at other times.
The preset is named “Skye” and can be installed using either NMM, Vortex, MO2, or manually into the Skyrim SE folder.
The mod allows players to quickly create a character with Skye’s appearance without having to manually adjust all the facial features themselves.
13. Lorry – a Breton Racemenu Preset
This mod is a preset of a Breton female character that the modder is currently using.
A preset is a pre-made configuration of a character’s appearance, which can be loaded into the game to quickly create a new character with that appearance.
In this case, the preset is specifically for a Breton female character.
The mod allows other players to use this preset for their own characters, saving them the time and effort of creating the appearance themselves.
12. ESO The Breton Knight HDT-SMP
This mod adds HDT-SMP physics to NewerMind43’s Breton Knight armor mod.
HDT-SMP physics is a system that allows clothing and armor to move and react more realistically to the movements of the player character.
The mod specifically applies this physics system to the Breton Knight armor, which was created by NewerMind43.
The result is that the armor will now move and react more realistically as the player moves, adding a new level of immersion to the game.
11. A Felicidade – Breton girl and a Mushroom followers.
This mod adds two new followers to the game, a Breton girl and a mushroom follower.
The mod allows players to recruit them as followers and have them accompany them throughout their adventures.
It may include additional features such as unique abilities or quests, but this would depend on the specifics of the mod.
10. Imperious – Races of Skyrim
Enai Siaion’s Imperious is a classic, must-have racial mod meant to diversify the races of Skyrim. It achieves this by overhauling their stats, powers, and racial abilities.
It adds three new potential racial abilities for each race, and introduces a race-specific quest to unlock a new power.
As expected of a race well-known for their magical prowess, Bretons start with a little extra Magicka and Magicka regeneration – though not as much as the Aldmeri.
My favorite new Breton ability is Stones of Galen, which makes standing stones grant additional effects.
This works well with the quest-locked power, Shared Ancestry, which lets you copy the racial powers of other characters once a day.
9. Younger Bretons
Bretons in Skyrim have a way of looking older than their other human counterparts.
This is due mainly to the small forehead wrinkling the Breton character creation pushes on you.
Younger Bretons by Theytah is a wonderfully simple mod that removes these wrinkles and gives young Bretons a fittingly youthful look.
It’s a great add-on if you want to make attractive Breton characters without spending hours on the character creator.
8. Duncan de la Fonte – A Male Breton Preset
But you don’t need to spend even a minute in character creation to play as an attractive Breton.
You just need to download Polingc’s Duncan de la Fonte, a dashing Breton adventurer preset with a miraculously well-groomed beard and great hair.
The creator describes Duncan as a former special agent in service of Daggerfall lords. After a nasty mission, he decided to quit and cross the border to Skyrim to start a new life.
Of course, you don’t have to play Duncan as the creator intended. He doesn’t even have to be called Duncan!
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll look amazing doing it.
7. Evanescence – Female Breton Preset
If you’d rather play as an attractive Breton woman, check out Xayany’s Evanescence preset.
Fit for a vampire or a high-born Daggerfall lady, this preset has refined features, a strong jawline, and gorgeous blue eyes.
The contrast between the dark chestnut hair and porcelain white skin gives this preset an air of nobility and grandeur.
It’s never explicitly stated anywhere on the mod’s description, but this preset doesn’t only share a name with the famous American rock band.
It’s easy to find similarities between this preset and Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee in her younger years.
6. Mira – High-Poly Female Breton Preset
Not everyone wants to play as a strong willful woman from the beginning.
Sometimes, you’d rather watch a shy pixie slowly unfurl her wings as you level up and develop your character’s magical powers.
MrSkeliman’s Mira is the perfect high-poly preset for such a character.
Mira has a delicate face with small, refined features that look precious and fragile. She might have grown a sheltered Breton noble, or perhaps she escaped from a convent somewhere in High Rock.
Either way, bandits and other wrongdoers will have their minds blown when this little lady goes Fus Ro Dah on them.
5. Brida – High-Poly Female Breton Preset
Another incredible Breton preset you have to try if your rig can handle high-poly faces is Brida – a beautiful and robust female huntress from High Rock.
With cute freckles, thick and healthy eyebrows, and a firm gaze, Brida looks like the quintessential outdoorsy bombshell.
Brida comes in two versions – the regular, cleaner one that’s fit for mages or any “delicate” class, and an optional Huntress version with more unkempt hair and blue war paint on her skin.
The rough and tough version greatly resembles Brida from The Last Kingdom, who served as the character’s inspiration.
4. The Breton Paladin
Once you’ve created the perfect Breton character, it’s time to find you some authentic High Rock equipment.
Knights, paladins, and other heavily armored warriors will love The Breton Paladin set by FrankFamily – based on Breton armor from Elder Scrolls Online.
This intricately ornamented full plate armor is what you’d expect of a mythical questing knight of Arthurian lore like Sir Lancelot or Sir Tristan. Even King Arthur himself would be pleased with this masterpiece.
The set includes:
- The whole plate armor
- Two different helmets
- A ring
- A greatsword
- A mace
- And one of the most amazing shields I’ve seen in a Skyrim mod
And there are three versions of the armor, each made of a different material. There’s the average steel, a lighter-colored alternative, and a “black knight” ebony version I’m sure you’ll go crazy for.
3. The Breton Paladin
Not everyone likes heavily-armored characters, especially when you’re playing with the magically-oriented Bretons.
Breton Apparel – Imperial Renaissance by Odelaly is the perfect mod for Breton mages, bards, and negotiators of Skyrim.
The pack includes three outfits intended for a fancy wizard, a wizened philosopher, and a pious cleric.
You need only look at the glorious Elizabethan ruff on these ‘fits to know the wearer is a noble soul, a scholar, and a person of culture – Breton culture.
2. Haafstad & The Border of High Rock
Roleplaying a true Breton isn’t just about looking the part – you also have to live it.
Creator Joopvandie invites us to explore Haafstad & The Border of High Rock, a new playable area based on the towns and islands connecting High Rock and Skyrim.
This new land mod utilizes the previously inaccessible empty space beyond Skyrim’s border to build the Nord town of Haafstad and the Breton Lordship of Pinemarch. You’ll also gain access to the island of Kirkmore by boat.
This mod features custom Breton architecture, fully functional NPCs, and voiced followers.
There are also new monsters guarding four dungeons filled with Breton treasure – and two new player homes in High Rock.
1. Beyond Reach
A much more grim picture of High Rock is painted by the Beyond Reach mod – a DLC-sized adventure brimming with intrigue, dark plots, and moral dilemmas.
You’ll have to use every trick in your toolbox to survive this hardcore campaign.
War, curses, famine, and disease threaten to consume the Reach – and you thought Skyrim’s civil war and dragons were bad enough.
The land beyond Markarth is the size of three Skyrim holds, full of new factions and NPCs who’ll drag you into their struggles and put you at odds with great powers, both human and divine.
If you want to take the Breton roleplay to the next level, you can begin your adventure across the border in Haafstad & The Border of High Rock or Beyond Reach with the Alternate Start mod.