I’ve liked the Fate series for longer than I’ve played Skyrim, which is saying something.
The popularity of this series has gone through the roof since the Fate/Stay Night visual book came out in 2004. This is especially true since the Fate/Grand Order mobile game became the center of the franchise.
All kinds of gamers like this series, from history fans who like the historical and mythological characters to waifu-hunters who like the cute girls and interesting character designs.
With the series’ success at an all-time high, now is the perfect time to look around for Fate-themed mods for our favorite open-world RPG.
Here are the best Fate mods for TESV: Skyrim, from character settings to Noble Phantasms.
- 17. Clarent - Fate Armoury Series - Greatsword
- 16. Excalibur Morgan - Fate Armoury Series - Greatsword
- 15. Exmorgan – Saber Alter’s Sword
- 14. Archer Weapon Pack
- 13. Aestus Estus – Nero’s Sword
- 12. Saber Armor
- 11. Saber’s Swords – Changes
- 10. Artoria Pendragon Follower
- 9. Command Seal Armor
- 8. Christmas Padoru
- 7. Scáthach Armor
- 6. Rin Tohsaka Outfit
- 5. Custom Fate Player Voices
- 4. Saber Lily Armor
- 3. Jeanne D’Arc Armor
- 2. Saber Dress Color Variants
- 1. Elysees’ Noble Phantasm Mods
17. Clarent – Fate Armoury Series – Greatsword
Adds the signature weapon of Mordred, The Knight of Treachery, a greatsword called Clarent. ESP-FE.
The damage is the same as a glass greatsword. It can be crafted at any forge, Glass Smithing Perk is required.
The sword is rather long and wide, so it may clip through some custom animations, especially the ones where the player grabs the sword by the blade or places it on the shoulder.
16. Excalibur Morgan – Fate Armoury Series – Greatsword
The “Corrupted Excalibur – Saber Alter’s Signature Weapon” mod is an add-on created for the video game Skyrim.
This mod introduces a corrupted version of King Arthur’s legendary sword, Excalibur, which serves as the signature weapon of Saber Alter, a character associated with darkness and corruption.
The mod includes an ESP-FE file, which is a plugin that allows for compatibility and integration with the game.
By using this mod, players can obtain and wield the corrupted version of Excalibur, representing Saber Alter’s dark and tainted nature.
The weapon may have unique visuals, effects, or abilities that differentiate it from the original Excalibur in the game.
This mod provides players with an additional option for role-playing as Saber Alter or exploring a darker side of the legendary sword’s lore within the world of Skyrim.
15. Exmorgan – Saber Alter’s Sword
The only thing that’s cooler than a sacred sword that can do anything is a dark, broken form of it.
Saber Alter uses Exmorgan. She is a version of Artoria Pendragon who has been changed by the Holy Grail.
In other words, it is the dark form of Excalibur, which is a famous sword.
This badass sword can be used by the Dragonborn against Alduin thanks to a mod by Shuffler90. It looks like a Daedric item because it has a dark blade and bright red decorations.
The dragon who eats the whole world won’t know what hit him.
14. Archer Weapon Pack
The Heroic Spirit EMIYA – also known simply as Archer – has the power to create copies of any sword ever created.
Still, he prefers Bakuya and Kanshou – two short, curved blades representing the Yin and Yang, or Light and Darkness.
In addition, he wields a unique bow as the only weapon that’s not a copy.
Creator oPlasma brings us these powerful weapons as Conjuration spells, meaning you’ll “project” them just like Archer does.
13. Aestus Estus – Nero’s Sword
My favorite weapon in the Fate series is Aestus Estus, wielded by (female) Roman Emperor Nero in Fate/Extra and FGO.
Aestus Estus means “passion” and “heat,” which is appropriate for an artistically-minded Emperor known for burning down Rome.
The chaotic, curved blade and bright red color could be interpreted as mimicking flames. One way or another, it looks bad-ass.
You can get this two-handed sword in Skyrim thanks to this mod by Shuffler90. It features the regular red and black version and the black and white one favored by Nero in her Saber Bride form.
12. Saber Armor
As the old adage says, “the best offense is a good defense.”
Wait, did I get that right?
In any case, I mean that you can’t only focus on cool weapons – you also need badass armor, which you can get from this mod by Obantr.
Saber’s armor is described as unrefined and unaesthetic in the games, which definitely comes through in this mod.
The steel parts look somewhat weathered and unpolished, which fits in well with Skyrim’s aesthetic and feeds the idea of a warring monarch who’s never stopped fighting for her kingdom.
11. Saber’s Swords – Changes
We’ve already taken a look at Exmorgan – the dark version of Excalibur – but what about the real deal?
Saber’s Swords – Changes by Juschge gives you access to Excalibur and almost every other weapon ever wielded by Saber. This includes the Avalon scabbard, the Sword in the Stone Caliburn, and Exmorgan.
In addition, the mod lets you wield “Invisible Air,” a shrouded version of Excalibur used by Saber to hide her identity as the King of Knights during the Fifth Holy Grail War.
These weapons have unique and powerful special abilities that’ll make you feel like a true Heroic Spirit.
10. Artoria Pendragon Follower
So far, we’ve looked at mods that can help you wield the strength of Heroic Spirits – but what if you could be their Master?
This mod by Zreincarnation summons Artoria Pendragon as a follower for the Dragonborn, which is basically the same as her being your Servant.
You’ll find this legendary knight on the second floor of Dragonsreach, wearing her magic-resistant armor and carrying Excalibur on her back – ready to be drawn to protect her Master.
This take on Saber looks absolutely breathtaking and should blend into Skyrim reasonably well.
9. Command Seal Armor
As any Fate fan surely knows, a Master needs Command Seals to maintain their bond with their Servant and force them to comply with their orders should they refuse.
This mod by Haladoon offers a bad-ass recolored version of the Elven armor displaying Shirou Emiya’s Command Seals on the cuirass to signify your status as a Master when adventuring with Saber or any other Servant in tow.
Even by itself, this armor looks pretty cool, and since it’s a recolor of a vanilla set, it pairs nicely with Skyrim’s aesthetic.
8. Christmas Padoru
Who needs Jingle Bells when you have Nero Claudius’ own rendition of the famous Christmas carol?
The Paduru meme originates from a scene in Fate/Extra where Nero puts on a Santa outfit and sings this parody of a Christmas staple.
She finishes by exclaiming, “Padoru Padoru,” which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for reindeer hooves.
This hilarious mod brings the joy and merriment of chibi Nero through an arcane item capable of summoning the tiny Roman Emperor to sing her song while spinning around.
7. Scáthach Armor
Scáthach is a Lancer-class Servant based on a legendary warrior queen from Celtic Mythology.
Among other things, she’s known as the mentor of the great hero Cú Chulainn.
She’s one of the most popular characters in Fate/Grand Order thanks to her bad-ass personality and, most importantly, incredibly appealing design that showcases her feminine beauty and dark origins at the same time.
With this mod by XingSkyrimSE, you can become the Witch of Dún Scálith, complete with her sultry attire and long, purple hair.
6. Rin Tohsaka Outfit
If you’d rather play as a Master than a Servant, consider this Rin Tohsaka outfit by Chinese modder Hsan_0.
Rin quickly became a fan favorite after her appearance as Archer’s Master and one of Shirou’s romantic interests in the original Fate/Stay Night.
Since then, she has returned in many forms throughout the series. She even serves as the vessel for the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar in FGO.
This mod is based on her original appearance, with a skin-tight red long-sleeved sweater and a black miniskirt complemented by thigh-high socks that made her a mascot for the Zettai Ryouiki trope.
5. Custom Fate Player Voices
One thing that has always worried me about cosplaying characters or using presets in Skyrim is that the voices never match.
You can play the game in Japanese, but even then, it’s not 100% correct.
This problem can be solved for some characters thanks to how famous the Fate series is and Nanahane’s Additional Player Voices mod.
This great Rin Tohsaka voice pack was made by Yoshika73, who also made one for Saber (Artoria) and the wildly popular “trap” Astolfo.
And these mods do more than just change how your character sounds.
They also add more voiced events that happen when sneaking, shooting guns, entering dungeons, etc.
4. Saber Lily Armor
The Saber Lily form is Artoria’s most beautiful and refined look. It shows her as the Knight Princess who had just pulled Caliburn out of the stone.
With this modification made by Fireboxs, her road to fame will take her right through the province of Skyrim.
This gear is a little bit lighter and a lot fancier than what she usually wears.
The white dress shows her innocence and purity, and since it is separate from the cuirass and gauntlets, it can be worn more easily in town.
3. Jeanne D’Arc Armor
If you liked the Fate/Apocrypha anime series, you’ll love this Jeanne D’Arc armor by Outlawer.
Joan of Arc is famous for her military achievements during the Hundred Years’ War, especially at the Siege of Orléans, where she helped lead the French forces after having visions from the Christian God.
In Fate/Apocrypha, she is called as a Ruler-class Servant to lead the Great Holy Grail War.
This mod has everything you need to cosplay Jeanne in Skyrim, including a wig. It also comes with a dark version of her “Alter” form from Fate/Grand Order that has been recolored.
2. Saber Dress Color Variants
No one is surprised that about half of the women in the Fate series look just like Artoria.
What can I say? The whole point of Type-Moon is to recycle.
This mod gives you a set of different colors of Artoria’s standard dress, which she usually wears under her armor, so you can make your own characters with Saber-like traits.
Some of the new colors are red, black, pink, and a shade of blue that is lighter than normal.
It looks great in Skyrim because it looks like something from the Middle Ages.
1. Elysees’ Noble Phantasm Mods
Along with its crazy plot and fun characters, the Fate series is known for its exciting fights.
Noble Phantasms are special moves that the Servants use that are based on the great things they have done in their lives. Without them, these fights wouldn’t be the same.
Some of these Noble Phantasms, like EMIYA’s Unlimited Blade Works and Gilgamesh’s Gate of Babylon, have been recreated in Skyrim by the modder Elysees over the course of many years.
Note that some of them are only available in the Skyrim Legendary Edition, so if you like to use the original engine, check that out.