Don’t believe what people in Dawnstar, Falkreath, Solitude, and Whiterun say on the streets.
The Dark Brotherhood still lives.
Because something that is always there can never really die.
Still, the Dark Brotherhood is not in great shape when Skyrim’s story takes place. Even if an important person like the Dragonborn gets involved, it seems like things will only get worse.
The only way to bring back this old group of killers is to add some cool mods and show Commander Maro that he will never be able to stop the Dark Brotherhood.
8. Females of the Dark Brotherhood
This mod replaces the facial appearance of three female characters in the Dark Brotherhood, Astrid, Gabriella, and Babette. It is a face replacer mod, meaning it updates the visual appearance of their faces.
7. Archet’s Dark Brotherhood – Improved Shadowmere
This mod replaces the appearance of Shadowmere, the horse from the Dark Brotherhood, with improved textures. It gives the horse black skin, new eyes, and a custom saddle.
It does not require any plugins and is solely a texture replacement pack.
6. Dark Brotherhood for Good Guys
This mod expands the Dark Brotherhood quest line in a way that allows players to approach it from a morally ambiguous perspective.
It adds more information about the targets and their motives, allowing players to make more informed decisions about who to kill.
The mod is designed to make it possible for players to play as a “good guy” while still going through the Dark Brotherhood quest line.
5. Dark Brotherhood Reborn – Dawnstar Sanctuary
Being part of a shadowy assassin organization should come with some great benefits.
And it usually does. But not in vanilla Skyrim, sadly.
So this Dawnstar Sanctuary mod aims to fix this glaring issue by completely overhauling the Sanctuary that you get access to at the end of the Dark Brotherhood questline.
By tweaking pretty much everything inside it.
Check out this mod and you’ll finally have a secret base worthy of the most deadly assassins in all of Tamriel.
4. Your Choices Matter
The Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim is extremely good.
But it could do with some improvements here and there to bring it more in line with the rest of the game.
Your Choices Matter is a custom expansion that brings these well-needed improvements to the questline.
It specifically introduces tons of new choices that have consequences in the questline, and these can even influence the ending.
Toss in some new voiced dialogues as well, and you get a mod that can stand head-to-head with the rest of the game – despite being entirely fan-made.
3. Deacons Dark Brotherhood Pack
New gear for a full Dark Brotherhood playthrough?
As always, we got you covered.
Or rather, dedicated modders have you covered (we’re just the messenger).
Deacons Dark Brotherhood features gear and weapons that make every assassin more menacing and incredibly strong.
Menacingly strong, to be precise.
How would you feel like facing an enemy equipped with a flaming sword? Afraid, I’d bet.
We’ve covered assassin-related gear in another article, but custom mods take things to the next level. And this mod really matches the Dark Brotherhood aesthetic.
2. Save the Dark Brotherhood
Saving the Dark Brotherhood from annihilation will not only just make you a legend among the assassins.
And it’ll make you THE legend to follow at all costs!
And here’s a mode to get you going on that.
Save the Dark Brotherhood introduces a neat tweak to the Death Incarnate quest, so that you can actually save your Brothers and Sisters from death by healing them, and kill off Maro’s agents before they can do any damage.
The reward is their never-ending gratitude and admiration. Not to mention their invaluable help as followers!
1. The Brotherhood of Old
When you finally manage to make the Sanctuary your own, the Dark Brotherhood questline is over.
But is it really?
The Brotherhood of Old is an amazing mod that gives you 24 new epic quests.
These will take you all across Skyrim to rebuild the Brotherhood, following the events of the main questline.
Your task will be to make it into a force to be reckoned with, as it was in ancient times. Or die trying…
Because the enemies of the Brotherhood are many, and they’ll fight you fiercely to make sure it’ll stay in ruins and forgotten until the end of time.
Anyone looking for more Dark Brotherhood is bound to enjoy this one.