Oct 222014

Daedric ArtifactsThe Daedric Artifacts are some of the best rare items you can find in Skyrim, so to give them the love they deserve, here are 6 mods that will make them look even more legendary.

All these mods can be found on the Nexus and since they are only retextures, no esps will be added to your load order.

1. aMidianBorn Book of Silence by CaBaL

Everyone probably uses this mod already because it's awesome. The UNIQUE ITEMS file adds Cabal's textures to the Mace of Molag Bal, Mehrunes' Razor, Volendrung, Saviour's Hide and the Ebony Mail.

2. Daedric Artifacts Skeleton Key Sanguine Rose Wabbajack by Den987

This mod includes a retexture for the Skeleton key that in my opinion is more fitting for a Daedric Artifact. The difference in quality isn't that noticable compared to the Hi-Res DLC but it's always nice to have an alternative choice.

3. EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul by EcthelionOtW

EcthelionOtW's Mage Equipment Overhaul is another very popular mod that includes retextures of the Sanguine Rose, Skull of Corruption, Wabbajack and Azura's Star/The Black Star. Overwrite the Sanguine Rose and Wabbajack from the previous mod unless you prefer Den987's textures.

4. Noldorian Dawnbreaker by EcthelionOtW

This is a really nice retexture of the Dawnbreaker by the same guy who made Mage Equipment Overhaul.

5. Masque of Clavicus Vile UHD by jeclxohko

Since Zalunaya's A Vile Masque mod seems to have disappeared from the Nexus, jacklxohko's retexture of the Masque of Clavicus Vile is my next favourite. Screenshot to follow…

6. Ultra HD Ebony Blade by FrankFamily

I've updated this post to include this mod as it's by far the best retexture of the Ebony Blade on the Nexus (at least that I know of).

The Ring of Hircine, Ring of Namira and the Oghma Infinium are the only Daedric Artifacts not retextured by these 6 mods.


Dawnbreaker from Noldorian Dawnbreaker

Noldorian Dawnbreaker

Ebony Blade from Ultra HD Ebony Blade

Ebony Blade by FrankFamily

Mace of Molag Bal from aMidianBorn Book of Silence

Mace of Molag Bal

Mehrunes' Razor from aMidianBorn Book of Silence

Mehrune's Razor

Sanguine Rose from EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul

Sanguine Rose

Skull of Corruption from EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul

Skull of Corruption

Volendrung from aMidianBorn Book of Silence


Wabbajack from EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul



Ebony Mail from aMidianBorn Book of Silence

Ebony Mail

Masque of Clavicus Vile from A Vile Masque

Masque of Clavicus Vile

Saviour's Hide from aMidianBorn Book of Silence

Saviour's Hide

Spellbreaker from EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul


Other Items:

Azura's Star / The Black Star from EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul

Azura's Star The Black Star

Skeleton Key from Daedric Artifacts Skeleton Key Sanguine Rose Wabbajack

Skeleton Key

 Posted by on October 22, 2014
Aug 062014

Sexy Female CharacterThis is a quick guide for any new Skyrim modders looking to create more realistic and unique female characters using mods on the Nexus.

I highly recommend you install Expired's RaceMenu mod to drastically improve the character creation menu both in terms of usability and customisation.

Recommended mods for Creating Realistic & Unique Female Characters in Skyrim

Body & Skin:

First, to improve the shape of the default female body install Caliente's Beautiful Bodies Edition – CBBE by Caliente. You can choose either a slim body or curvy body during install. You can see the curvy option in the first picture.

Next, for the skin texture I recommend installing SG Female Textures Renewal by Hello Santa. These textures add lots of detail to the skin to make it look more realistic.

Optionally, you can add some sexy looking sweat to your sexy new body by using Sporty Sexy Sweat – wet body skin texture – CBBE UNP UNPB ADEC Vanilla by Xs2reality.


TamiriFor a hair pack you can install KS Hairdos – Renewal by Kalilies Stealthic Khaos and Shock. This will add over 500 new hairstlyes that you can add to your character (there's even some for males).

Eyes & Brows:

There aren't many eye textures to choose from in the default game so next add The Eyes Of Beauty by Gabriel Mailhot to your game. This mod will give you loads more high resolution eye textures to choose from.

For the eyebrows I recommend Brows by Hvergelmir. This replaces the default eyebrow textures with handpainted alternatives and also adds some new ones to select.

Other Details:

If you want to go into a bit more detail you could also add some cute freckles to your character using Freckle Mania by tetrodoxin.

In the default game the warpaint and dirt looks blocky and low res so install XCE – Warpaint and Dirt by Xenius to improve the low resolution default warpaint and dirt textures. The main file and the optional beast tints will do that.

Note: For the warpaints to show up properly on your character, you'll need to add the line iTintTextureResolution=2048 to your SKSE.ini file.

And one final, absolutely essential mod to make your female character beautiful is tktk's Face Light. It adds a spell that lights up the face which makes it look so much prettier. I also recommend Gunder's Face Light add-on Face Light Plus to make that mod quicker and easier to use.

 Posted by on August 6, 2014