Mod List Summary
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As the List contains twice as many mods as the original Legendary Edition list, I will only be summarizing the gameplay and functionality mods in this section. A full list containing both the summarized mods below, plus of all of the audio, graphical, utility and bug related fixes are located here.
Wildlander is built around Requiem - the Roleplaying Overhaul . Requiem completely retools all of Skyrim to create a challenging, deleveled world with plenty of meaningful choices. It can be a bit obtuse, so I highly recommend reading up on it. Requiem - Minor Arcana SSE Convert tweaks many aspects of the game to provide a more consistent experience. Requiem - Dragonborn Patch applies Requiem’s overhauls to the Dragonborn DLC.
Skyrim Unbound Reborn skips the main quest up to right before you’re called by the Graybeards, and offers plenty of pre-start options (found under the Wildlander menu), such as where to start the game and whether or not your character is actually Dragonborn.
Diverse Character Creation is a character creation system that aims to bring the ideologies of Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion together as one cohesive system. DCC introduces the ability to create characters with asymmetric skill levels and start with different (or no) spells based on your skills.
Wildlander SE – The one mod which ties everything together.
Requiem already makes significant changes to enemies and combat, and Wildlander ups that ante by adding Wildcat - Combat of Skyrim and Mortal Enemies SE . Enemies are smarter, more aggressive, and more dangerous, but also fairer, as they no longer have undodgeable aimbot attacks or a suicidal drive to kill you at all costs.
To get a few levels at the start of the game you can use Train and Study – Hit dummies and read some books to train yourself over several hours of fast-wait time.
Pumping Iron gives your character more muscles over time as your character’s combat- and crafting-related skills increase.
Non-Exploitable Crossbow Reloading SE prevents the player from using the old “switch weapons to instantly reload” trick. Make Non-Exploitable Crossbow Slow Again For Requiem SSE makes the corrected crossbows match Requiem crossbow reload speed.
zxlice hitStop SSE - Script Free makes you feel like you really hit something when the enemy gets hit.
Wildlander contains many elements of wilderness survival. Sunhelm Survival adds the need to eat, drink and sleep, Frostfall (guide ) adds cold weather mechanics, Campfire (guide ) adds the ability to camp outdoors to sleep, cook and keep warm, and Hunterborn (guides included in mod folder) adds mechanics centered around butchering animals.
KN Cutting Trees gives you the ability to harvest trees for firewood by attacking with a axe while Dynamic Things Alternative allows you to loot clutter objects and more, and Keep It Clean and Dirt and Blood makes you stay clean to avoid disease and other penalties.
High Hrothgar Kitchen adds an extra room connecting the High Hrothgar monastery to a small natural cave under the mountainside. This is the Greybeards’ kitchen, where they store their food supplies and cook their meals. A spring at the back of the cave serves as a water source.
Many new items and crafting options are added, with a crafting system built around Complete Crafting Overhaul Remastered , Simple Bedrolls and Supplies - for Campfire , Craftable Horse Barding More Saddles , and Winter Is Coming SSE - Cloaks
Honed Metal allows you to contract smiths and enchanters to do crafting for you. Wildlander also includes ClothingCraft Redux and adds the ability to use the Honed Metal system to order clothes from tailors, which includes most alchemists.
Item Durability makes your weapons and armor lose their tempering as you use them, so you will want to re-temper them every now and then.
A combination of SkyUI , SkyHud ,More HUD SE , A Matter of Time , Iequip and a smattering of other mods gives Wildlander a clean GUI that adds a lot of relevant information while removing certain things that tend to leave the player staring at the interface instead of experiencing the game world such as quest markers. The compass has had a much needed tweak to Remove Enemies
The Map has been replaced with A Quality World Map
SSE Display Tweaks All-in-one solution for smooth FPS-unlocked gameplay. Includes a physics fix, borderless fullscreen performance boost, refresh rate control, highly configurable frame rate limiting. Notification Log SSE Captures your notifications so you can look at them later. Convenient Dialogue UI - SE adds Q.O.L changes to the dialog menu.
Reflection - Level Up Messages Reflection brings back the level up messages found in previous Elder Scrolls titles. Undiscover Skyrim SE prevents you from receiving discovered messages the first time you arrive at a new location. Smaller Vanilla Cursors reduces the size of the cursor by 50%
For Normal use, Here is a quick rundown of what you’ll see:
The icons in the top right are ongoing magical effects, displayed by SkyUI . The blue and yellow bars in the bottom right are Frostfall indicators . The apple, bottle, and moon icons in the bottom right indicate Sunhelm’s survival needs and Keep it cleans Bath needs. The singular yellow bar close to the middle of the screen displays the remaining oil in your wearable lantern . The clock towards the bottom middle and date in the upper left are from A Matter of Time .
Finally, Requiem - Less Double-Vision (R-LDV) reduces the drunk/illness effects so they don’t actually make you want to be sick IRL.
Trade Routes alters the prices and availability of goods based on location and whether certain quests have been completed.
Trade and Barter increases buying and selling prices in big cities, as well as making a bunch of small price adjustments based on things like race and reputation.
Realistic Trading Stocks of Skyrim gives the various fishers, woodcutters, etc. items to sell. It also lets you pay temple priests to give you long-lasting buffs.
Skald’s Mail - A Courier Alternative replaces the courier system with mailboxes you can rent or purchase, and includes extra features such as mail-order deliveries from shops, shipping items long distances, and sending off gear to be improved.
In Wildlander, the divines will disown you if you commit too many crimes, denying you the free disease curing and powerful blessings their shrines offer.
Better Stealing allows you to steal items worth less than 50 gold without having them marked as stolen. It still counts as stealing as far as the divines are concerned, though.
The Thieves’ Guild won’t let you in unless you’ve committed a certain number of crimes; see below for more information.
The College of Winterhold, and Thieves’ Guild all have prerequisites for joining and/or advancing. Check the MCM settings for College of Winterhold Entry Requirements , Improved College Entry - Questline Tweaks and Thieves Guild Requirements for details.
Misc. College of Winterhold Tweaks is a collection of tweaks, additions, fixes, and adjustments to College of Winterhold.
Obscure’s College of Winterhold is an expansion and overhaul for the College of Winterhold, including two new towers, a re-imagined Arcanaeum and Hall of the Elements, revised set dressing and clutter in many areas, changes that appear over time, door signs to assist with navigation, support for many other mods, and not a trace of hay.
Choose Your Own Arch-Mage Why should the Psijic Order decide who should become the new Arch-Mage? It should be the choice of the current Arch-Mage. Unfortunately for Winterhold, that’s you.
The most significant change to magic (other than Requiem) is the inclusion of Spell Research . This mod is large and complex, so you’ll want to consult the guide or this video guide . The guide is for US 3.4, but the only thing that’s changed with Spell Research since then is the name of the liquids.
Arctic - Frost Effects Redux Improved and realistic textures applied to frost spells and effects along with new 3D meshes!
Deadly Spell Impacts Fire, lightning, frost, and spit (Spider/Chaurus) spell impacts now have their own unique textures. This mod also increases the variation in impact size, increases the size of dragon breath impacts, and adds melted snow impacts for fire and lightning spells.Voltage 4-2K Improved and realistic textures applied to Shock spells.
No More Ugly Effects SE Replaces certain character effect shaders with an invisible version. No more garish green glow from Alteration armor spells! No more red/green/blue outline when using drain spells and effects.
Fast travel is disabled by Requiem in Wildlander, so you’ll have to traverse the game world by other means.
Immersive Horses adds many features, most importantly the ability to access your horse’s inventory and to call it whenever you’re outside. Owning a horse is very useful in Wildlander, as it allows you to travel the harsh roads in relative safety.
Carriage and Ferry Travel Overhaul will add boats and carriages to settlements all over Skyrim and allows you to take them to almost any settlement.
FollowerLivePackage A framework which expands the followers functionality so they are actually useful!
Disable Follower Collision disables collisions between the player and allied NPCs. Allied NPCs include followers, actors commanded by the player, and actors commanded by followers.
Follower Trap Safety Disables the ability for followers to murder themselves by triggering traps.
No More Ugly Combat Idles for Followers Followers no longer use the ugly ape animation after unsheathing their weapons.
Populated Skyrim Prisons Cells Reborn populates a bit of the prisons of cities and towns in Skyrim. With some surprises…
Inconsequential NPCs Adds NPCs and dialogue scenes to Skyrim to enhance the social ambiance of the game, all voiced.
Immersive Patrols SE Adds a reasonable amount of Stormcloak, Thalmor, Imperial and Dawnguard patrols to Skyrim and a few Skaal, Reaver and Riekling “patrols” to Solstheim.
Immersive College NPCs Adds students and guards to the College of Winterhold for added immersion!
Good-folks of Raven Rock The one and only mod for SE that populates the town of Raven Rock. Show those Dark Elves the love they deserve.
AI Overhaul SSE Changes many of the Vanilla NPCs’ AI to act more realistic and immersive.
Armor and Clothing Extension Adds more diversity and lore-friendly clothing options and gives NPCs more appropriate attire.
Improved Roads Removes animals from roads, adds bandits at night to roads, and adds patrols and travelers to roads during the day.
A collection of hideouts have been added to the world with Hidden Hideouts of Skyrim and Outlaws Refuges . These are designed to provide your characters with immersive areas in the cities, wilderness and sewers for rest, storage, and the occasional amenity.
If you get far enough into the game that you have a lot of player houses then you can use Rent My House and put your unused houses to work by renting them out!
Vanilla housing has also been given some love with interior overhauls to Vlindrel Hall , Breezehome , Honeyside , Severin Manor , Hjerim and Proudspire Manor , along with Dawnstar’s Dark brotherhood Sanctuary
Hearthfire Extended Build any furniture in any room. Build additional wings off your cellar. Also includes bug fixes and enhancements to vanilla apiaries, butter churns and mead barrels.
Properties Without Pestering allows players to purchase homes from Jarls without the need to do favor quests.
Even Better Quest Objectives enhances the quest descriptions in the vanilla game so that you have a clear sense of where you are supposed to go and what you are supposed to do besides looking at the quest markers. Let’s face it - the quest descriptions were quite bad, not specifying where you are supposed to go by themselves, and forcing you to play with the quest markers on all the time.
In each major hold, there are now Missive boards with a selection of radiant quests, like go kill this, deliver that or return item from a cave/ruin. These quests refresh every 3 days providing the MCM setup instructions have been followed.
Blood and Silver - Cidhna Mine Expanded adds a MASSIVE expansion. New places, new people, new challenges!
Finding Velehk Sain This mod creates additional content surrounding the strange gauntlet in the Midden Dark, as well as the four missing Apprentices from the College of Winterhold.
Paarthurnax - Quest Expansion and adds an expansion on the quest the Blades give you concerning Paarthurnax.
The Choice is Yours Stop quests from starting automatically. Pursue the quests you want, ignore the ones you don’t. https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/365ake your choices matter.
In addition - Skyrim Sewers 4 - adds sewer systems to Solitude, Whiterun and Windhelm, and a couple of forts, these contain a good range of enemies ranging from easy to difficult.
Underwater Treasure SSE Adds underwater treasure chests to discover all around Skyrim.
Nights and dungeons are very dark, and you won’t be able to effectively explore them without a light source. You can buy a lantern, use a spell or ability such as Candlelight or Night Eye, or for vampires and werewolves Predator Vision , or use torches if you’re okay with occupying one of your hands.
Players are now able to interact with NPCs in multiple ways thanks to Immersive Speechcraft . Based on your character’s speech skill, you might be able to convince an NPC to follow you for a bit, barter, help you in combat and more! Realistic Conversations is a NPC overhaul which improves the npc’s conversation AI making them talk to each other and less likely to talk to you from a distance, while adding expressions and emotions to the conversations. Relationship Dialogue Overhaul makes friends talk to you more like friends. Followers have much more to say when speaking to them. If your spouse is a follower, he/she will talk to you like a spouse instead of a generic follower. NPCs who dislike you (not bandits and Forsworn, but citizens of towns and cities) will have more insults to say and may even completely stop talking to you if you continue to pester them. To Your Face SE and VR NPCs will not speak greetings towards the Dragonborn’s back. Guard Dialogue Overhaul SE adds dialogue, realism, and respect towards the player in the dialogue of Skyrim’s guards, making that dialogue much more immersive. Finally, No NPC Greetings (Special Edition) reduces the distance required for NPCs to greet you.
NPCs such as labourers now have real names . Additionally, children are no longer immune to the dangers of the world. Hunters Not Bandits NPCs will not use taunts or insults when fighting animals. Especially hunters will behave in a more realistic manner, as well as fixing the odd behavior where enemies would start using greetings and other unfitting dialogues right after they killed you.
GIST - Genuinely Intelligent Soul Trap SE A new and improved solution to the underfilled soul gem problem.
Hold Border Banners Adds banners along roads showing which hold you are about to enter.
Owning a house or a car in the real world would allow the government to tax you. Simple Taxes adds the same functionality to Skyrim for horses, followers, and player residences.
Bibliophile’s Arcanaeum - A Winterhold Circulating Collection This mod is for role-players and book lovers. It allows you to peruse the collection in the Arcanaeum, select books to borrow, curl up by the hearth, and be harassed by the college guard for forgetting to return them before the due date. If you wish, you may also study to add temporary buffs to your skill increase rate.
Unlimited Bookshelves Lets you place as many books on a bookshelf as will fit, instead of a fixed number, as well as any other kind of item. Up to around 90 letter/note type books on a single shelf, and not limited to just books!
R.A.S.S. Rain Ash And Snow Shaders - Wet Frost Cold Dust and Cold Region Behavior - Beta Test These mods reproduce the cold visual effects (cold breath, cold clothing, frozen effect, etc.) of “Wet and Cold”.
Immersive Movement Speed tweaks to the movement speed of your character. Running is slower and walking is faster.
Enhanced Blood Textures SE Adds a realistic amount of blood to your Skyrim, if you hit someone in the face with an axe – you will see it!
Simply Knock SE Allows you to knock on locked doors in Skyrim so you can talk to the owners if they are home (or rob the place blind if they are not).
Alternative Bards Lute Songs and Alternative Bards Drum Songs Changes the lute and drum tunes bards play. Bard Instrumentals Only - Sing Upon Request Prevents bards from bursting into song unless you specificially ask them.
Sleep Tight SE Allows NPCs to choose more appropriate clothing to sleep in.
Customizable Camera has been added to allow you to customize the camera to your liking in the MCM.
Alternate Conversation Camera Plus changes the camera position so its looking over your characters shoulder at the NPC in question.
SmoothCam is a highly configurable third-person camera, with smooth frame-interpolation and a raycasting crosshair to help you aim.
Motion Sensitive Fix SE Remove camera sway, head bobbing and FOV zoom. For 1st and 3rd person. All animation left intact. Made for those who get motion sickness.
True Directional Movement Overhauls the third person gameplay similarly to modern action RPGs, entirely through SKSE. Move and attack in any direction. Includes a custom target lock component and animated healthbar widget, target headtracking, projectile aim support during target lock, boss bars, mount support and more! Modular and customizable through MCM.