Best Skyrim Waifu Mods: The Ultimate Collection

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As the community ages and we move past Skyrim’s 10th anniversary, one thing becomes clear: everyone’s dream fantasy life includes tons of waifus.

You need only take one look at the most endorsed mods on the Nexus to see what I’m talking about.

Waifus are more than just soulless mannequins with generous proportions. Instead of just filling your Skyrim with plastic babes, you should look for the one gal that lights up your heart.

Let me share some of the best waifu mods to supercharge your Skyrim love life.


1. Bijin Wives

Bijin Wives Skyrim mod

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Bijin Wives by Rxkx22 is a complete appearance overhaul for Camilla, Ysolda, Sylgja, Temba, Taarie, Muirir, Senna, Grelka, and Morwen.

They’ll go from their classic haggard look to smooth skin and irresistible features.

It’s important to note that this mod only touches their face, hair, and skin. If you want a different body type, you’ll have to get something else, like UNP or CBBE.

And if you like this mod, make sure to check out Bijin NPCs, which applies much the same treatment to almost every named female in the game.


2. Lilly – Female Courier Replacer

Lilly – Female Courier Replacer mod for Skyrim

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The courier is a unique character you’ll meet several times throughout your adventure.

For the most part, he’s a forgettable character – unless you turn him into a hot girl.

This fantastic mod by AlpineYJ replaces the vanilla mailman for Lilly, a hot runner with stylish clothing who takes her job a bit less seriously.


Well, you can recruit her as a follower – and then who’s delivering the mail?

Lilly is fully voiced and makes my mail-receiving experience much better. If you want to get to know her while she’s off-duty, you’ll find her at Belethor’s in Whiterun.


3. Female Cicero

Female Cicero Skyrim mod

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In the same vein as our previous mod comes a Cicero replacer that’ll turn the creepy old assassin into the closest thing Skyrim has to Harley Quinn.

A female Cicero may feel a bit weird for some. But you have to admit the scene where you run into Cicero by the side of the road is much more realistic this way.

I mean, who’d want to help a creepy jester?

A hot jester, on the other hand…

She has an attention-grabbing custom body and outfit, and all of Cicero’s lines have been feminized for consistency’s sake.

Cicero plays a sizable role in the Dark Brotherhood questline, and I find it much improved by Mouton’s genius genderbending mod.


4. Loonashadow

Loonashadow mod for Skyrim

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I love elf girls – especially in universes like The Elder Scrolls where being an elf goes far beyond just the pointy ears!

Loonashadow is a painfully cute wanderer born of a Bosmer mother and Dunmer father.

She has a unique look with crimson eyes and skin white as snow.

Other than her looks, this elf shines for her dialogue – fully voice acted by NexusMods user Loonashadow. Yes, this is a self-insert mod, but a damn good one!

She’ll comment on whatever hold or city you’re visiting, and may decide to share her self-authored poetry whenever you’re resting from your adventures.


5. Frozen in Time – Definitely Not Another Snow Elf Waifu Mod

Frozen in Time – Definitely Not Another Snow Elf Waifu Mod for Skyrim

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New female followers are delightful.

But I like mods that make me work for the goods.

Frozen in Time by W. Skeever brings a challenging quest to reanimate an ancestral Snow Elf warrior and help her remember her past.

It’s a dark story involving ancient Dwemer tech and a crazed necromancer. Overcome the battles and puzzles, and you’ll recover a gorgeous Elven follower and a portable player home.


6. Vilja in Skyrim

Vilja in Skyrim mod

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Skyrim is over a decade old, meaning Oblivion is pretty much ancient history.

Still, the yellow bones among you might remember one of the best mods ever released for this Cyrodiilic adventure.

Vilja was a Nord alchemist known to travel around with the hero of Kvatch. She was unpredictable and always had something to say in her funny Nord accent.

The original creator Emma makes a comeback with Vilja in Skyrim, bringing Vilja’s great-great-granddaughter as a follower for the Dragonborn.

Optionally, you can also get the Vilja Remastered mod to give her a high-poly facelift.


7. Mirai – The Girl With the Dragon Heart

Mirai – The Girl With the Dragon Heart Skyrim mod

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I’ve never been a fan of playing as a mage. I’m more of an up-close-and-personal kind of guy.

Still, I always appreciate good magical back-up – and you’ll struggle to find a stronger arcane warrior than Mirai by Kaleidx.

This adorable but lonely girl starts out guarded and distrustful of the Dragonborn.

After all, she’s known nothing but abandonment ever since she was a little girl – all because of her power.

Befriend her as you travel together through the gelid land of Skyrim to help her unlock her real power, and you’ll have a blast chiller of a follower.

Go a bit further and you can even marry her.

A girl with a dragon’s heart is just a perfect fit for the Dragonborn.


8. Caesia – Borne of Magic Revamped

Caesia – Borne of Magic Revamped mod for Skyrim

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Another mighty sorceress with a passionate personality is Caesia, a boastful and mysterious follower who’ll reveal herself to you slowly throughout your adventures.

Caesia was initially meant to be a character in Shezarrine: The Fate of Tamriel, a seemingly abandoned quest project by creator Anbeegod.

Fortunately, Caesia is 100% standalone, and her story is primarily independent of the original project.


9. Auri – Song of the Green

Auri – Song of the Green Skyrim mod

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I’m a bit envious of Bosmer life in communion with nature. And after I downloaded Waribiki’s Auri, I started envying their women too.

This intrepid Bosmer adventurer will gladly travel with you, scouting out new terrain and putting a well-timed arrow in your enemies’ skulls.

You can leave it at that or slowly get closer to her through conversation, learning more about Bosmer culture, and eventually helping her out with a mini-quest.

You can also pursue a bit of romance, though marriage is out of the question.


10. Neisa – Definitive Edition

Neisa – Definitive Edition mod for Skyrim

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One of the biggest risks of traveling with a drop-dead-gorgeous follower is the possibility of their looks distracting you in the middle of combat.

Luckily, PandeaWork’s Neisa is sturdy enough to handle all the aggro while you stare at her… intricately detailed armor.

Yeah, that’s what we’re all staring at.

Neisa grew famous fast among modding enthusiasts due to her gorgeous looks, but she’s also one of the few tanky followers.

She’s perfect for anyone playing a mage or a rogue who can lob arrows and spells at your enemies while she keeps them distracted.

I don’t know what’s bigger – her cleavage or her health bar.


11. Sofia – The Funny Fully Voiced Follower

Sofia – The Funny Fully Voiced Follower Skyrim mod

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There’s nothing more attractive than a funny personality.

You’ll find out as much with John Jarvis’ Sofia – a fully voiced follower that’ll make you laugh out loud.

Sofia is charming but more than a little eccentric. She’ll cause trouble everywhere she goes, and she’s a tsundere who tries to conceal her appreciation for the Dragonborn.

This mod is all about the banter. Sofia has something to say about every major location, and she’ll even comment during specific quests.

She also knows a song or two.

Plus you can get better looks through Remastered Sofia, and this mod will give other characters in her questline high-poly heads.


12. Recorder

Recorder mod for Skyrim

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Another iconic waifu follower (waifollower?) with excellent humorous dialogue is Recorder, created and voice-acted by the talented PotasticPanda.

If you fell a world-eating dragon with your Thu’um, but nobody was there to watch it, did you really save the world?

Recorder is a student from a far-away academy sent to Skyrim to document the rise of the Dragonborn. She’ll follow you around from Riverwood onward, providing witty commentary and being an all-around sweetheart.

She can sing, half her lines are video game references, and she can become your lover – if you give her a good adventure to, well, record!


13. Triss Merigold

Triss Merigold Skyrim mod

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Triss Merigold needs no introduction for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher fans.

Also known as Merigold the Fearless, she’s a powerful sorceress who’s as beautiful as she’s dangerous – and she’s a romance option for Geralt in The Witcher 3.

This mod by Zzjay brings her to Skyrim as a powerful follower and possible lover.

She has fully voiced dialogue (straight from TW3), and comes with a couple different outfits.

This mod is based on Zzjay’s Triss Merigold Race mod, so if you’d rather play as the red-haired sorceress then try that out!


14. M’rissi’s Tails of Troubles

M'rissi's Tails of Troubles mod for Skyrim

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Catgirls have been the Internet’s favorite fantasy race for decades.

And you won’t find a better catgirl waifu in Skyrim than M’rissi.

This mod by KreaQ introduces a massive branching questline spanning around 8 hours. There are three main possible outcomes, along with a wide array of minor “endings” to your adventure with M’rissi.

All dialogue is fully voice acted, and there’s a lot of it.

M’rissi is a complex character whose relationship with the Dragonborn will evolve in response to your actions and dialogue choices.

I can confidently say you won’t find a follower/quest mod as emotionally intense as M’rissi’s Tails of Troubles.

Hopefully you’ll come out the other side with a happy Khajit waifu.


15. I’m Glad You’re Here – Follower & Spouse Appreciation Mod

I'm Glad You're Here – Follower & Spouse Appreciation Mod for Skyrim

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Regardless of who you choose to spend the rest of your in-game life with, what matters is that you treat each other with the love and support you deserve.

Regrettably, spouse interactions in vanilla Skyrim are pretty basic.

“I’m Glad You’re Here” fixes that by opening up loving dialogue options and letting you hug your partner to protect them from the cold winds of northern Tamriel.

The mod also improves your relationship with your friends and kids, helping you live out your ideal fantasy family life with the waifu of your dreams.

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Nelson Chitty is a Venezuelan expat living in Argentina. He’s a writer and translator passionate about history and foreign cultures. His ideal weekend is spent between leisurely playing games of Civilization VI and looking for the next seinen anime to marathon.