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Most high fantasy stories include Necromancy in some way.
The Elder Scrolls certainly touches on this subject, but doesn’t have a lot of options for players.
Raising up an army of undead soldiers to fight for you in combat is one of the most fun aspects of Necromancy. And the modding community is here to help.
This is our collection of the best mods for Skyrim that allow you to become a Necromancer.
From followers to houses, to armor and gear, you’ll find a solid combo of the best mods right here. Most of the focus is on spells for necromancy, but there are some other surprises as well.
Necromimesis really starts off strong, offering plenty of new spells and perks for a Necromancer-style playthrough.
For example, you can have damage-over-time effects and minions, just to name a few.
The different perks provide typical Necromancer spells, including Death Bolt, Deathly Swarm, Corpse Explosion, and Siphon Life. Really there are so many additional options to suit your playstyle.
This mod was also designed with a higher difficulty in mind. So be sure to consider that when setting your own difficulty meter for the game.
9. Necromancy and Conjuration Extended
The school of Conjuration is perfect for Necromancy.
And this mod gives you a lot of new options (and even a story) to go along with your new spells.
You’ll find additional spells, perks, books, items, weapons, and some new armor too. Most of the new spells can be quite powerful – so it’s worth considering a higher difficulty level, unless you want an easy-breezy playthrough.
But the best part here is that there’s quite a bit of variety to this mod. So it’s worth spending some time looking through the notes to see what interests you.
8. Necromancer Spell Set
This next mod is massive in terms of what it adds to the game.
In total, this adds 31 new Necromancer spells added to the school of Conjuration.
There are also different levels for these spells, from Novice to Master. But don’t worry because you’ll get Raise Skeleton early on.
I think this would be perfect to pair with some of the others in the list (specifically weapons/aesthetics) to give your necromancer even more skill availability.
7. Jenya – Dark Brotherhood Necromancer
Jenya is a new Necromancer follower mod that you can access in Dawnstar.
And she has a lot of typical spells to help you through the story.
But this mod also features some custom AI scripts to improve this follower. And Jenya also has healing abilities to help you in battle, plus other perks you would expect to find if you’re trying to raise the dead.
It’s worth noting that the character model might certainly appeal to a… male audience, mostly. So this is likely the best main “sexy” Necromancer follower that’s worth adding to your game.
But really, Jenya is great for all players. Give her a try and see what you think!
6. Jarek – Skeleton Necromancer Follower
Here we have another necromancer follower, but designed in a more unique way.
Jarek’s character model is a skeleton!
He’s also a Necromancer of a very old age.
A lot of effort went into the story for this follower, and no spoilers here since it’s worth finding out for yourself.
But Jarek has the typical Necromancer setup for skills and spells that you would expect. So he’ll fit in perfectly.
There’s even a questline tied to his story, and he rides a skeletal horse alongside you.
But all in all, this powerful companion is a great addition if you’re both using Necromancer abilities.
5. Corpse Preparation – True Necromancy
Now let’s say you’re looking for lore-friendly true necromancy in Skyrim. Well look no further.
Corpse Preparation is exactly what it sounds like: preparing corpses on an altar for reanimation.
This mod goes in-depth on the idea of Necromancy, and details how to actually perform it in-game. The lore is taken from lorebooks, dialogue, journals, and quests throughout the Elder Scrolls universe. So it’s really meant to keep you immersed.
Honestly, there aren’t many other mods like this – and certainly none that take it to this level of realism for a Necromancer.
4. Tirashan – Necromancer Home
Tirashan is an amazing new home for your character to enjoy.
It’s built in a pocket dimension of Oblivion, and designed to appeal to any Necromancer.
This tower has a Dremora merchant, a plantable garden, a Disenchanting Font, and lots of well-crafted surroundings.
Plus it has all of the crafting stations and mysteries you could find in the forest as well. Truly a place to call home for any dedicated necromancer.
The developer Elianora spent a lot of time getting some of the details just right. So I’d also say this is great for anyone who’s very detail-oriented.
But overall, it’s just a nice touch for any Necromancer playthrough.
3. Lind’s Necromancer Robes Revamp
Oftentimes it’s the little details that make the biggest differences in Skyrim (especially with modding).
This custom Necromancer robe mod is intended to fit with those little details.
The typical Necromancer robe in-game is fairly bland and boring. This mod replaces the vanilla texture with a much higher resolution model.
These new robes feature chain-like belts, different skull decorations, and other patterns that you’ll find throughout. The detail is amazing and well worth installing to get your Necromancer looking their finest.
2. Advanced Skyrim Overhaul
So this mod is a specific version of the “Advanced Skyrim Overhaul” series.
Technically this is Nature of the Beast 2, which includes a huge Necromancer overhaul.
Some of its many features include ghost minions, spirit walking, dead detection, the Soul Reaver, warping, and a lot more.
And this mod includes a bunch of other features unrelated to Necromancy, so it really does feel like an overhaul.
But the minion and summon aspects put it near the top of this list with ease.
1. Psikotics Necromancy Mod
Psikotics Necromancy is the most obvious choice for the #1 best necromancer mod of all.
And I have to say, this is the most fully-featured mod for adding necromancy into Skyrim.
This adds over 70 perks for Conjuration that are focused on Necromancer abilities.
And it adds minions, spells, undead, damage-over-time effects, summoning, plus a totally new area and new questlines… and those are really just the most notable features!
If there’s only one mod you should install for a Necromancer playthrough, this is the one.
It offers so much flexibility for your playstyle, while still giving you all the spell options you could ever want.