Open-world RPGs like Skyrim are, at their core, big dreams about having a lot of power.
They show you a world where you can just keep going and be brave enough to beat all odds on your way to success.
As long as you can handle everything this wild world throws at you, it doesn’t matter if you’re a smart mage or a big, strong fighter.
And it’s tempting to give yourself a little more power to really show the game who’s boss. And if you want to really push it, the only way to get that power boost is through mods.
Let me tell you about some of the mods in my load order that are too strong.
12. Overpowered Ghostblade
The “Overpowered Ghostblade” mod is a great choice for players who want to use the Ghostblade weapon even in the late game.
Normally, the Ghostblade is a unique and elegant weapon that can be found early in the game, but it quickly becomes less useful as you progress and encounter tougher enemies.
However, this mod changes that by making the Ghostblade incredibly powerful and overpowered. With this mod, you’ll be able to slice through enemies like butter, even in the later stages of the game.
So if you’re looking for a new weapon that can keep up with the challenges of Skyrim’s later levels, the “Overpowered Ghostblade” mod is definitely worth checking out.
Just be warned, it might make the game a little too easy!
11. Overpowered Unrelenting Force
If you’re a fan of Skyrim’s Unrelenting Force shout, you might want to check out the “Overpowered Unrelenting Force” mod.
As the name suggests, this mod takes the shout to a whole new level, making it much stronger and more effective than before.
With this mod, you’ll be able to blast enemies away with an unstoppable force that will leave them reeling.
Whether you’re taking on dragons or clearing out bandit camps, the Unrelenting Force shout will become your go-to tool for dealing with any situation.
So if you’re looking to add some serious power to your Dragonborn arsenal, give the “Overpowered Unrelenting Force” mod a try.
10. Max Skills & Perks
In Skyrim, the first step to having too much power is to hit the limits that Bethesda has set. You have to get all of the perks on each skill tree.
You can’t get them all in one run because you only get about 80 skill points before you reach maximum level.
Instead, you’ll need ClearanceClarence’s Max Skills & Perks, which instantly lights up every star in the sky.
With this, you’ll be able to switch between heavy and light armor, put the best buffs on your gear, and use a different fighting style for every fight.
It fits with the story, but it’s definitely OP.
9. Infinite Shouts
Unlike perks, every shout can be unlocked and fully leveled up in an unmodded game if you have the patience to hunt down that many dragons.
But shouts have a limit.
You can have the best shouts in the game, but there’s no getting around the lengthy cooldown, meaning you can’t shout people to pieces.
The lore treats Dragonborn and other Thu’um masters as gods among men who can build cities or bring them to heel just by shouting. If you want to be like that, you’ll have to reduce your shout cooldown.
Infinite Shouts by TrinityKill pulls out all the stops granting you an Amulet of Talos that reduces the cooldown by 99%. That’s only a couple of seconds!
Watch out, Nine Divines – there’s a newcomer in town.
Few things can make you feel over-powered like picking up items with your mind.
This is doubly true if those things are your enemies!
Psychokinesis by TeemingSniveling is an enhanced version of Telekinesis that’ll let you grab, hold, and launch enemies in any direction like it’s a mudcrab’s shell after dinner.
This spell will work on humans, animals, and mythical creatures alike.
Even Dremora aren’t immune to your big brain… and neither are your followers.
7. Skyrim Spells & Powers
WarriorKeKe’s Spells & Powers has been a staple of magical modding since 2013.
The Skyrim community never fully embraced it, but one group never forgot it: the ones who liked the game unbalanced in their favor.
Spells that let you throw lightning balls, auras that absorb the souls of people around you, and sorceries that make you unreachable by physical damage are only some of the additions in this mod.
They’re not all overpowered individually – but if you take them seriously, they can make you nigh-invincible in battle.
6. Colorful Magic
Colorful Magic is another classic magic mod that’s garnered popularity for being overpowered.
Creator Gardemarin offers an absurd 345 all-new spells, along with some valuable magical items for even more power.
Most of these spells are of the Destruction school and include enchanting your weapons to spit fire or thunder whenever you launch a power attack.
If you’re not interested in the immersive new items, enemies, or followers, and just want to become overpowered, download the Simplified Edition which only contains spells. You’ll find full details on how to set that up in the mod description.
5. Blink Spell
Mastering Destruction is hardly the only way to become OP in Skyrim.
If there’s something Skyrim NPCs aren’t great at, it’s movement.
Sometimes it’s enough to stand on a tall rock to make them short-circuit and stand around looking confused while you snipe them with your bow.
As such, spells and powers granting mobility will elevate you away from the masses – sometimes literally.
The Blink Spell by Meh321 is inspired by the same-name spell from Dishonored, and basically it lets you teleport to the location you point to – no matter how far away.
It’s convenient, to say the least.
4. Cheating Chests
There’s nothing more classic in the way of becoming overpowered than LordZandor’s Cheating Chests.
This awesome mod lays out four chests in Riverwood or Whiterun that contain almost every powerful item in the game.
There’s one full of high-level gear, one with crafting materials, one with alchemy ingredients, and one full of magical items like spellbooks and powerful enchanted equipment.
Every edition of Skyrim has at least one mod like Cheating Chests. Hell, there must be one for Oblivion as well.
Putting a bunch of powerful items in chests and giving them to the player at an early stage is the simplest way to cheat in a Bethesda game.
3. Violens – A Killmove Mod
Ending a hard-won fight with a brutal kill animation is one of the finest pleasures of playing Skyrim.
Still, wouldn’t it be cool if it happened just a bit more often?
You can control the frequency of these killmoves and more with Reko’s Violens.
No more looking at killmove compilations on YouTube. With this mod, you can increase the chances of triggering one past all moderation and execute entire bands of outlaws while the rest look on in horror.
Violens isn’t the most overpowered mod, but it will make you feel like a god.
2. Gate of Babylon – Infinity Climax Ver.
Gate of Babylon is an absolutely over-the-top ability originally used by Gilgamesh in the Fate/Stay Night visual novel.
It allows the user to summon countless legendary weapons from Gilgamesh’s own armory and shoot them at their enemies en masse.
With this mod by Elysees, you can literally rain down swords on your enemies.
Not even dragons can take much of this before being torn to shreds.
But Gate of Babylon is only the tip of the iceberg.
Every mod by Elysees is a bad-ass overpowered move, and you should definitely check them all out.
1. MCM Cheat Menu
There’s nothing quite as overpowered as absolute control over the rules of reality.
Making monsters appear from thin air, resurrecting the dead, and having any item that’s ever been crafted at your fingertips are only some of the boons you can get from MCM Cheat Menu.
Creator ArrowFX included a wealth of potent cheats such as maxing out your septims, increasing your speed, or the most overpowered cheat of them all: activating God Mode.
The mod also gives you complete control over stats, perks, enchantments, and just about anything you could think of.
If this doesn’t make you feel powerful, nothing will.