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In your quest is to save the world as the Dragonborn, you’ll need different types of armor to protect yourself during that hard and perilous journey.
But after going through the game multiple times, you probably look at armor sets a bit differently.
Maybe the ones included in the game just aren’t good enough for your demanding knightly needs.
So, what better way to expand Skyrim’s armor selection than with a few mods?
Actually, we’ve collected some of the absolute best knight-themed mods that’ll let you turn your character into the knight in shining armor they’ve always wanted to be!
8. Dragon Carved Armor
What better armor could there be for the Dragonborn besides something called the Dragon Carved Armor?
This new armor set, which also features a one-handed sword and a greatsword looks amazing.
But it can also be tempered and improved if you ‘e developed your Blacksmithing skills properly, and have traveled the world enough to find the required materials.
I know, I know, this armor would look cooler with a cloak.
But the modder was nice enough to make this armor set compatible with some of the best cloak mods around, so that works just as well.
Ah, what a great community!
The best things in life are the ones you earn with your hard work.
The Darkend mod isn’t strictly a knight armor mod, because it also features a challenging new quest in the vein of the Dark Souls series.
Yet it still has something to do with these mods, because by completing this incredibly difficult quest, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing armor set – and some very powerful weapons.
Who ever said that hard work doesn’t pay off?
6. SkyRealism – Shiny
Custom armor mods that introduce wild designs are cool and all.
But sometimes we just want a realistic design.
And SkyRealism (Shiny) brings a much-needed dose of realism into an otherwise unbelievable game.
It’s a mod that tweaks in-game armors that are designed to take advantage of environment mapping, so they’ll look as realistic as possible.
The changes are so amazing that you’ll never be able to go back to the vanilla armors after experiencing this one.
5. Black Overlord Armor
Bow down, people of Skyrim. Your true lord has now arrived to dispense justice.
Or maybe not? With such menacing armor, it’s hard to say.
This Black Overlord Armor is definitely an incredibly cool looking set. So aesthetics look great here.
And it also comes complete with all those small details that all evil overlords like so much:
Black color, horned helmet, intricate patterns.
All to strike fear in the hearts of your true enemies.
4. Divine Aegis
Hail the savior of Skyrim, hail the Dragonborn from Markarth to Falkreath, and even beyond!
This custom Divine Aegis armor is on the exact opposite of the moral alignment spectrum compared to our previous modded Black Overlord Armor.
While that was the perfect armor for a dark knight, the Divine Aegis is the perfect armor for a holy paladin.
This armor looks so immaculate that it’s easy to forget that this is just a re-imagining of the vanilla game’s Ebony Armor.
It’s great for roleplaying too.
3. Resplendent Armor
I have to be very honest with you here:
I wanted to describe the Divine Aegis armor as a resplendent set of armor. But then I realized that there’s only one set of modded armor that deserves that adjective…
The Resplendent Armor.
It’s a truly brilliant set of armor that comes complete with physics for the cape and skirts, which automatically makes it better than 99% of all vanilla armor sets.
And with such an elegant design, Resplendent Armor is the mod to download if you’re down with saving the world, but without forgetting that little bit of fashion sense that makes your knight into who they are.
2. Silver Knight Armor
Silver Knight Armor is another custom set that doesn’t feature anything truly revolutionary.
But it features a level of quality that’s beyond most Skyrim mods.
This introduces an incredibly stylish set that features a humongous amount of detail, and 4K resolution textures that make it look crystal clear at all times.
I’m pretty sure that looking at it for the first time will bring an irresistible urge to take some screenshots to show the world how cool of a Dragonborn you are.
If you do, feel free to tweet them at us.
1. Artifacts – The Breton Paladin
Now if you’re looking for the ultimate Skyrim knight-themed armor, you have to check out the Breton Paladin set.
It isn’t just the coolest knight armor mod you can download for Skyrim.
But it’s also an amazing all-around custom armor mod, which features new content such as a lore-friendly quest to obtain the armor, unique custom enchantments, new weapons, full race/gender/weight compatibility…
And even custom high-resolution textures as well!
I’d expect nothing less with this set.
With all these great features, you just can’t go wrong.
Grab it from the link above and see what you think.