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Skyrim comes with a ton of quests that guarantee hours of entertainment.
But with the game having released so long ago, it’s only natural that players turn to the world of modders to find out new adventures to keep the Skyrim world alive. Thankfully many fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise have taken the task of creating the finest and most amazing mods.
Some of these mods are so huge that they turn Skyrim into basically another game, and some of them can even be compared in quality and size with the official Skyrim DLCs that have been released so far.
That’s why I’ve made a list of the best Skyrim quest mods that you can find on the internet. I know how difficult it can be to find new quality quests to play, but hopefully this list can get you started.
20. Shezzarine: The Fate of Tamriel
In this mod you become Shezzarine, a powerful warrior destined to shape the fate of Tamriel according to fate.
The main thing about this mod is that Onmund, the College of Winterhold apprentice and companion that many players love, takes a crucial role and gets thousands of new lines of dialogue to interact with him.
You’ll be facing the mission of defining the fate of Tamriel as well as the fate of the Thalmor themselves. What will they be? Your actions will redefine the course of history!
Even though Enderal is one of the most complete mods on this list, it takes one of the higher spots mainly because it isn’t a quest mod per se, but rather an entirely different game.
Enderal is a new game based on the engine of Skyrim, made by modders over the course of a few years.
The game is surprisingly complete and comes packed with hundreds of lines of dialog as well as quests and a unique story never seen before.
Keep in mind that Enderal does have a fair share of bugs, as it wasn’t developed by a large team of professionals but rather by fans of the TES franchise.
18. Moonpath to Elsweyr
This massive mod adds the entire region of Elsweyr to base-game Skyrim. This is a region that was already added in an Oblivion mod before, but fully redefined to fit the graphical demands of TES V.
This mod will take you to the lands of the Khajit where you’ll have to help them fight against the Thalmor to defend their region and keep it safe. Sounds like a real adventure if you ask me.
17. Fight Against the Thalmor
These three mods will put you in a path to fight the Thalmor, just like other mods on this list. But in a more direct fashion.
You’ll get to take the fight by your own hands and try to destroy the enemies of peace by utilizing the power of the Dragonborn to put a stop to the evil Elven society.
South Dragon Bridge is a particularly standout addition to this series and I fully recommend you try it!
16. Into the Depths
Are you into scary games? If so then maybe Skyrim doesn’t quite cut it.
But if you want scary I’d like to suggest that you try this incredible mod.
Into the Depths takes you into an abandoned mine where citizens have reported to have heard the voices of the undead deep within.
You’ll have to explore the mine and find out what’s causing the noises, attempting to put a stop into them.
Keep in mind that this mod is meant to add a scary questline to Skyrim so if you’re one of those to be easily frightened you might want to avoid trying this one entirely.
15. Psijic Realm
Do you claim to be a powerful mage? Are you seeking to join the ranks of the mighty Psijic Order?
Then you’ll have to complete the College of Winterhold questline and wait to be contacted by a member of the order themselves, who will invite you to test yourself and join their ranks.
The Psijic Realm mod adds a lot of new places to the game, as well as a new questline with dozens of hours of gameplay in which your main goal will be to defeat the Dark Brotherhood!
Those who seek a life in control of the dark arts might want to try the Undeath mod.
This enhances the experience of a dark by allowing you to become a mighty Necromancer, bringing the dead back to life and obtaining the powers of a Lich King.
If you love Conjuration then this mod is for you.
13. The Wheels of Lull
If you know a lot about The Elder Scrolls lore with knowledge stretching beyond the TES games, then this mod is probably going to be the one to try.
It adds a ton of new quests, weapons, armors, and dungeons that are mentioned in other Elder Scrolls stories, but that haven’t made an appearance in games yet (up until this mod was released, that is).
You don’t need to be a lore expert to enjoy this mod. But you might miss a few references and not feel as immersed as one who knows a thing or two.
12. Moon and Star
Moon and Star isn’t as massive of a mod as others on this list, but it still adds a new questline which includes a known foe from the days of TES III: Morrowind.
It also adds a new town and new weaponry for you to obtain and enjoy. So all in all a pretty decent one to give a try if you’ve got the time.
11. The Forgotten City
If you’re into mods with immersive storylines then The Forgotten City quest is going to be perfect for you.
This is one of the few quest mods where you can alter the end of the story depending on your actions.
This means that it has a lot of replay value if you choose to go over it a few times with different endings.
10. Summerset Isle
The Summerset Isle can only be officially visited in the Elder Scrolls universe if you play TES Online, but you may now also visit them in Skyrim as well thanks to this awesome mod.
The legendary Elven home is highly likely to feature in the following Elder Scrolls single-player game, but in the meantime you can travel Summerset with all of your Skyrim gear and explore the vastness of the region with your own equipment.
This mod adds a whole new region to the game as well as hundreds of new NPCs and quests, all with unique dialog lines that are unique to this single mod.
9. Maids II – Deception (NSFW)
Maids II is the continuation of an already popular mod that many fans loved in Oblivion.
Deception further develops the story into an even more complex series of events. Even though the story is quite rich and unique, you should still keep in mind that Deception has a lot of NSFW material meant to be played by adults.
Stay clear from this mod if you’re not comfortable with your Skyrim save being filled with… ahem… non-kid-friendly material.
8. Beyond Reach
The Reach is a dark region that you’ll easily find to be one hell of an eerie place during your first visit.
In fact, you’ll instantly notice how things never seem to get bright in The Reach (also known as High Rock) as there seems to be a plagued cursed upon the lands of this region.
Your quest will be to find what’s causing things to go bad in The Reach all whilst keeping your sanity and interacting with three new different factions.
Each faction has its own goals and motivations, and the story is as well written like any other in the base game.
7. Beyond Skyrim
Beyond Skyrim aims to incorporate many regions of Tamriel into the Skyrim base game.
So far only Bruma has been released (and there’s an even bigger mod that adds almost the entire world of Cyrodiil to the game) but the details that you’ll find in this mod are second to none.
The region looks like it was made by pros and it comes with dozens of new quests as well as unique dialog that you won’t find anywhere else in the game.
If you loved Bruma in Oblivion then you’ll absolutely love the chance to visit with the graphics and gameplay of Skyrim!
6. The Tools of Kagrenac
Here you’ll have to discover what happened to the Tools of Kagrenac after the events of Morrowing came to a halt. But if you played the game, you probably already know what they are.
If you haven’t, then I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Get yourself ready to embark on a quest that will truly test your resolve!
5. The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
This large quest requires you to find the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal which is basically the same as the end of the Thieves’ Guild quest of Oblivion.
However this story is vastly developed and contains hours of new gameplay for you to enjoy.
Become the most legendary of thieves by embarking and completing this awesome quest and see where it takes you.
4. Helgen Reborn
It doesn’t matter which Skyrim mod list you look at, Helgen Reborn is always going to be near the top.
If you don’t recall, Helgen is the small town which gets destroyed by Alduin just when the game begins, and it remains destroyed throughout the entire story of the game, never to be used again.
However with Helgen Reborn you’ll get to follow a huge questline to reconstruct the city and decide who will take charge of administrating it – be it the Empire, the Stormcloaks, or even the local population that wishes to live in Helgen once again.
Wyrmstooth will take you on an adventure in search of a dragon that has been tormenting the people of the region for a little more than a while.
The story will let you know who the dragon is, why it acts the way it does, and how you can stop it.
You’ll have to resolve many puzzles and traverse through countless dungeons if you wish to succeed. But the rewards are aplenty!
2. Legacy of the Dragonborn
The Legacy of the Dragonborn is probably one of the most famous mods in the history of Skyrim.
It adds so many quests that you won’t even be able to count them all, as well as a personal museum and dozens of hours of gameplay to revitalize your gaming experience.
This mod will help you become a collector of artifacts and you will even get your own personal museum in Solitude!
In fact, the Path to Elsweyr mode is included in the Legacy of the Dragonborn. This means you won’t have to download the Khajit homeland questline mod if you choose to get this one first.
If you’ve searched for Skyrim quest mods before then you’ve probably already heard of Falskaar.
Even though the story added within this mod is not canon, it’s fully lore-friendly and gives you over 20 hours of fully-voiced playtime.
The amount of work that was put into this makes it the best Skyrim quest mod around, and will let you explore the vast lands of Falskaar for hours on end.
The mod adds many new books, weapons, quests, and even a unique soundtrack created by the developers of the mod to make your experience unique and special.
There are many Skyrim mods out there, but this is easily the best quest mod that you’ll find.
In case you haven’t heard of this, there’s a GIANT mod being developed called Skyblivion which integrates the story of Oblivion with the engine of Skyrim.
As such, you’ll be able to play again The Elder Scrolls IV with the graphics of Skyrim.
The project has taken many years to developed and isn’t quite finished yet (as of writing this article) but there’s already a trailer in place which looks as promising as any other Elder Scrolls title. Keep your eyes out for this mod’s release!