Skyrim has a lot of things to do, like turning into a vampire, and these mods just make the game a little more fun.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim owes a lot to its large and active modding community. The game already has a lot of content and many different ways to play, but with mods, the options are almost endless. These mods can do anything from make small changes to the way players live to add huge new areas or bosses. Some of them also focus on improving parts of Skyrim that feel missing in the original game.
One of these is vampirism, which, while it is a bit more fleshed out in the game than lycanthropy, still feels a bit unfinished, especially for players who want to learn more about the lifestyle. Here are some of the best mods for improving vampire gameplay, including some that will totally change the way it works and make it a very fun way to play.
True Hybrid – Tainted Blood Of The Dragonborn
Players who want to find new ways to move through Skyrim have been annoyed by the fact that they can’t be both a vampire and a werewolf at the same time. This is fixed by the simple mod True Hybrid, which lets players be both at the same time.
The most important change this mod makes is that you no longer have to catch each disease more than once to switch between them. This makes either process a lot more fun. It won’t combine the two powers as such, so players will still have to choose between them, but this choice won’t be overshadowed by the ring that was needed to switch in vanilla.
Vampire No Sun Damage
Immersive changes are always a good idea, especially when it comes to vampires, and Vampire No Sun Damage does just that. The mod makes it so that vampires take less damage from the sun when wearing hoods or helmets, and any extra gear changes the amount of damage taken. This makes the idea feel much less random and annoying when playing in this way.
It’s not too strong as a mod, though, because not all sun damage is removed. This means that it will still need to be taken into account. All cloaks and similar headwear are included, so when you play as a vampire, the game will feel a lot more real.
Bat Travel Vampire Power
Bat Travel Vampire Power is a simple mod that adds more power to vampires in Skyrim. It does exactly what it says on the box. Players can turn into a swarm of bats to quickly move between any major town or hold on the map.
Even though this won’t change how much fun it is to play as a vampire, it’s a great way to give the game a more supernatural feel and let players live out their vampire dreams. To use it, players need to be in human form and have Vampire Lord Blood.
Dynamic Vampire Appearance
Some might say that Skyrim’s vampires were in dire need of a visual update, and DVA Dynamic Vampire Appearance gives them just that. The mod gives a visual representation of the different stages of becoming a vampire. This makes progressing through the stages feel much more satisfying as the character’s appearance gets much better.
It also changes how vampires look depending on what they’re doing, like making their eyes glow when they fight or showing their fangs after they feed. This makes it feel much more real to be a vampire. Few mods look as good as this one does, which makes it a great addition to other changes for vampire gameplay.
Belua Sanguinare Revisited
Belua Sanguinare Revisited is the first full rework on this list. It hits on and improves almost every part of vampires in vanilla Skyrim. The biggest changes this mod makes are to the fear and feed systems, which are now more in line with the more developed parts of the game.
The mod focuses on being true to the story, and it does a great job of combining the story of the Elder Scrolls with the story of vampires, which is a treat for players who know even a little bit about either. It won’t give players skills that are too strong, and it wants to keep the whole thing realistic, which is a good thing.
Better Vampire NPCs
Better Vampire NPCs tries to do exactly what its name says, and it’s a pretty big change to all the characters except the player. The main change is that Vampires can now be different classes in Happy Wheels, each with their own weapons, armor, and attack styles. This gives players a lot more ways to challenge and deal with them.
Vampires will now spawn in proportion to the player’s level, and their AI will be much less predictable. They will also have new attack patterns and skills, which will make dealing with them and their nests much more dynamic and difficult.Like other mods, it adds a lot of new gear and weapons that can be stolen from vampires and improved by the player.
The main goal of Royal Bloodline is adding a whole new skill tree for vampires, which lets players improve almost everything about their characters, from their magic power to their ability to fly and just about everything in between.
It also gives the Vampire Lord’s armor and the player’s room in Castle Volkihar a major upgrade. This makes being a Vampire Lord a much more satisfying and beautiful experience all around.
Sacrosanct changes the way Vampires and Vampire Lords play by letting players get stronger by ranking up and eating. This makes playing almost exclusively as a vampire a much more interesting experience. It’s one of the simpler redesigns, but it does everything it sets out to do.
Like most changes that make vampires better, this mod will not make the Dragonborn’s life easy, and being a vampire will be a curse that needs to be fought. To stay in charge, you’ll need to stay fed and healthy. Sacrosanct is the perfect mod for players who want a real task as they travel through Tamriel.
Better Vampires is the most customizable update for vampires. It not only makes vampire gameplay more fun, but it also lets players choose how much of a challenge they want and how much they want to change from standard Skyrim gameplay. It can make it feel like a whole new game to play as a vampire.
The great thing about this mod is that almost every new or changed feature can be changed to the player’s liking. This means that effects can be made stronger, weaker, or taken away entirely. Depending on what you want, this mod can either make the Dragonborn fully unstoppable in their new life or make being a vampire a huge pain.
Vampiric Thirst Reborn
Vampiric Thirst Reborn is at the top of this list because it makes it easy to play as a much better vampire while still using the current class system and world of Skyrim. It can be very different for each player, based on how much of a challenge they want, but realistic vampire experiences will fit very well into the vanilla progression no matter what.
The ability to turn NPCs into vampires is also a very nice feature. It adds to the game’s realism and gives players abilities that will make some parts of the game much easier and other parts much harder, making the whole thing feel much more real.