Best Light Armor Mods For Skyrim (All Free)

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While there are already some awesome armor designs to be found throughout Skyrim, there just aren’t that many in the grand scheme of things.

Which can lead to something that isn’t the most immersive experience…

So when you’ve donned your last set of Dragon Scale armor and are starting to feel a little tired of the base selection, rest assured that it doesn’t have to be this way.

We’ve put together some of the coolest, most unique light armor mods for Skyrim, all organized below. Check them out to kick things up a notch before diving back into Tamriel!


10. Hunter Archer Armor

Hunter Archer Armor Skyrim mod

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Of all the awesome light armor that Skyrim has to offer in the vanilla game, there just isn’t anything you can really qualify as “Archer” Armor.

Sometimes you just want to channel your inner Legolas, you know?

Featuring a simple rough-hewn brown tunic with a leather-bound chainmail cuirass peering out from beneath the sleeves, this mod helps you look, and feel, like the best hunter you can be.
The natural look of this armor really seems like it belongs in the world of Skyrim. And it can really add to the immersion of playing as a Sneak/Archery based character.


9. Masters of Death – Rise of the Brotherhood

Masters of Death – Rise of the Brotherhood mod

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While the Dark Brotherhood’s original armor(Shrouded Armor) is generally considered to be one of the best early-game armor sets, it is not known for being visually appealing to the general fanbase.

There are tons of mods that attempt to fix this. But not many hit the mark like the Masters of Death – Rise of the Brotherhood.

Boasting a craftable, upgradeable, and lootable new light armor set, hail Sithis and honor the Night Mother in style!

This set features a customizable colored hood, scaled leather plates, and an intricately detailed leather cuirass. No more looking like a gothic jester!


8. Armonizer

Armonizer mod for Skyrim

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One of the biggest complaints about Skyrim is the lack of variety in light armor, at least visually.

This mod attempts to fix that by adding quite a few fantastical-looking sets to discover while adventuring throughout Skyrim

This features exotic class sets like the Forest Archer, Dark Alchemist, or Snow Bear.

Whether you wish to be adorned in the finest furs stripped from massive beasts, or enshrouded in black leather finery, Armonizer is absolutely worth a spot on your download list.


7. Archmage Khadgar

Archmage Khadgar Skyrim mod

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Whether you’re familiar with the character or not, this mod poses a simple question:

Do you want to look like an absolutely badass Battlemage?

Do you enjoy wearing highly detailed and intricately-designed sets of armor as you adventure across the land?

And most importantly: do you love hoods as much as I do?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, than you might want to give this mod a try.

With a black hood and layers of scale-mail shrouded in darkened pieces of cloth and fine leather, you wouldn’t look out of place swinging a battle axe or conjuring an Atronach. Give it a shot today!


6. Tribunal Robes and Masks

Tribunal Robes and Masks mod for Skyrim

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If you’ve played Morrowind before, you may recognize some of these robes and masks.

After all, they were some of the most colorful, unique, and detailed sets of light armor available at the time.

Now you can live out your Tribunal Councilor dreams in Skyrim!

Featuring multiple sets in this mod, you’re sure to find something that will make your next journey even more unforgettable. Plus, you get a spooky mask.

Who doesn’t love a spooky mask?


5. Netch Leather Armor

Netch Leather Armor Skyrim mod

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The alien looking, Salvador Dali-esque Netches of Vvardenfell were sorely missed in both Oblivion and Skyrim.

The inclusion of Netches in the Dragonborn DLC only led to a new disappointment:

The Netch Leather Armor derived from the beasts was nowhere to be found!

This mod fixes that problem and adds an awesome rendition of the original outfit featuring layered Netch leather wrapped in rough-hewn, tan cloth, and hard-edged pauldrons.

Now you can look (and feel) like you just escaped the apocalyptic Red Mountain.


4. Opulent Outfits

Opulent Outfits mod for Skyrim

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Full of versatility and customization, Opulent Outfits is a fantastic mod that adds literally dozens of various mages robes and other Magic-themed light armor sets.

And all of them have fully customizable colors, accessories, and detailing options.

Fully upgradeable and scalable to level, Opulent Outfits is truly a game-changer for any Mages out there. It adds a whole new level of immersion.


3. DCR King Crusader

DCR King Crusader Skyrim mod

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Bathed in shadows and wrapped in thorns is the general theme of this mod.

Including multiple sets of Gothic-Medieval inspired armor that wouldn’t look too out of place in a Witcher game or Lord of the Rings film, DCR King Crusader adds a certain stylistic flavor that just isn’t found in the base version of Skyrim;

Skulking through the Pale, looking terrifyingly like Sauron sounds fun, right? You know it does!


2. Psijic Robes

Psijic Robes Skyrim mod

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The robes of a member of the Psijic Order, tasked with protecting Tamriel from those who would abuse or manipulate magic malevolently.

Originally seen by a member of the Order during the College of Winterhold questline, these redesigned robes look incredible.

They feature a gold and tan colored main body, with cascading crimson pauldrons and a moonstone belt.

Now you can finally enjoy wearing this legendary set of robes.


1. Warmonger Armory

Warmonger Armory mod for Skyrim

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Truly an armory here, as this mod features dozens of fully-upgradeable and customizable sets of light armor with some pretty awesome class themes.

And with exotic designs like Shadow Warlock, Sand Assassin, Telvanni Battlemage, Nordic Bard, or Pathfinder themes, what’s not to love?

Plus on top of the added light armor sets, this mod also adds the ability to equip Dragon-Priest Masks as a belt-worn accessory.

The sheer breadth and versatility of this mod blows me away every time I fire up Skyrim and try to make a new character.

In a land where you can become anyone, that’s never a bad thing.

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