Skyrim: The Best World of Warcraft-themed Mods

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We all love to joke about Skyrim’s 10+ year run.

But World of Warcraft has been around almost twice that time!

Now that both Bethesda and Blizzard belong to Microsoft (directly or indirectly), hopes for some sort of collab are at an all-time high. But until then, we’ll resort to mods to get our WoW fix without leaving Tamriel.

Here are some fantastic Skyrim mods that all Warcraft fans should check out.


1. Warcraft 3 Footman Armor

Warcraft 3 Footman Armor / Skyrim Mod

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Footmen are the bottom-feeders of the human race.

They’re the cannon fodder who have to deal with getting mauled to death by an Ogre or torn apart by an army of ghouls with no magic or superhuman abilities to protect them.

The Alliance must be really wealthy to protect even their recent recruits with this level of armor.

Where Orcs are wearing rags at best, human footmen look like a medieval king’s royal guard.

This Footman Armor set by Kurtie closely resembles the unit’s look in Warcraft 3: Reforged. It features two versions of the armor, one with heavy plating and one with lighter mail.

If you want something even more protective, check out the chunky Heroic Footman armor as well.


2. Skyramas – A Death Knight Playerbase

Skyramas – A Death Knight Playerbase / Skyrim Mod

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Loyal acolytes of Kel’thuzad will recognize the floating ziggurat Naxxramas as the clear design inspiration for Skyramas – a player home for death knights, necromancers, and other practitioners of the dark arts.

Skyramas is the kind of home you need after rising to lead the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild, becoming a Vampire Lord, and otherwise covering the land in darkness.

It’s a true villain’s lair, symbolically watching over the populace, so they know they’re never safe.

Creator Skyhoopeer made sure its appeal wasn’t only aesthetic.

The floating necropolis has everything you need to perpetuate your dark reign over Skyrim, including basics like bedrooms and crafting stations, 22 all-new Death Knight spells, five unique new perks, and even an animal companion.


3. Frostmourne

Frostmourne / Skyrim Mod

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Frostmourne is easily one of the most influential and fearsome weapons in World of Warcraft – and that’s saying a lot!

Still, it’s hard to understate its importance, as this rune-bearing blade ultimately led Arthas Menethil to become the dreaded Lich King – leaving a mountain of now-undead bodies in his wake.

Creator Seroux gives the Dragonborn access to the cursed blade (in one-handed and two-handed forms), hoping his dragon’s soul can take the dark influence of this evil weapon.

Its mysterious runes continue to give off an eerie blue glow as the sword prepares to taste the blood of this new land.


4. Shadowmourne

Shadowmourne / Skyrim Mod

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Modder JohnSkyrim is well-known for his impeccable work in the game – remaking items to look a lot better, and introducing new weapons from other franchises into Skyrim.

Some of these crossover franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Everquest, and of course, World of Warcraft.

His take on the legendary blade Shadowmourne is simply sublime.

The blade looks much cleaner and more detailed than it ever looked in World of Warcraft but retains the same iconic design.

Forged from Arthas’ old paladin hammer – Light’s Vengeance – and ominous items like old god’s blood and shards from the Frozen Throne, this weapon’s power has nothing to envy a Daedric item.


5. Sulfuras – The Reclaimed Hand

Sulfuras – The Reclaimed Hand / Skyrim Mod

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It’s hard not to think of hammers and fire together, as both are needed to forge any weapon. And images of burly blacksmiths striking red-hot iron with their hammers are a common sight in fantasy media.

Still, no fiery hammer is more iconic than the Hand of Ragnaros – Sulfuras.

This mighty weapon was wielded by the Fire Lord, Ragnaros, a primordial elemental ruling over the Firelands from the depths of the Sulfuron Keep.

Its ever-burning flame will scorch your enemies with every swing.

But first, you’ll have to clear a small dungeon – and find out what happened when the Dwemer tried to harness this otherworldly power.


6. Azeroth in Skyrim (LE)

Azeroth / Skyrim Mod

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Azeroth in Skyrim was a massive project headed by creator CelsiuZ to recreate the actual World of Warcraft in Skyrim’s engine.

They never achieved their lofty goals – but they did release an “alpha” version of the mod, including Stormwind, Statholme, Elwyn Forest, Duskwood, and Redridge.

Although some areas and buildings still need fleshing out, exploring them is a beautiful experience nonetheless.


7. WoW Weapons of Skyrim

WoW Weapons / Skyrim Mod

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World of Warcraft has been around for a long time.

And with each expansion, many new weapons made their way into the game, adding to the already enormous collection of legendary arms.

If you want a fraction of this prodigious weapon variety, check out WoW Weapons of Skyrim by L33Nexus.

This mod adds no less than nine new weapons to your arsenal!

That’s four greatswords, two daggers, a battleaxe, and two sets of artifact weapons – Frost Reapers and Ashbringer Swords.

In addition, all of the two-handed weapons also come in one-handed versions, letting you dual-wield the Greatsword of the Ebonblade or the SoulCleaver if that’s what fits your fantasy.


8. Uther Lightbringer (& Others)

Uther Lightbringer (& Others) / Skyrim Mod

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Creator STG1994 has put a ton of work into bringing his WoW idols into Tamriel.

My favorite is the Paladin Uther Lightbringer, a symbol of the Alliance’s resistance against the dark forces and a fantastic follower for anyone joining the Dawnguard.

He’s skilled with one-handed and two-handed weapons and works best under a suit of heavy armor.

As expected of a paladin, Uther wields holy magic like Stendarr’s Aura and Vampire’s Bane to give his fierce melee fighting skills an extra oomph.

So don’t forget to also try out:

All created by STG1994 as well.


9. Archmage Khadgar’s Robes

Archmage Khadgar’s Robes / Skyrim Mod

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If your Dragonborn has risen up to become the Archmage at Winterhold, they need the armor to look the part.

No matter how well-versed in magic, anyone can see that flimsy cloth robes are insufficient protection for an adventurer.

For something more protective and a lot more regal, try out Khadgar’s robes.

Khadgar is the Leader of the Kirin Tor and easily one of the most powerful mages in Azeroth, constantly leading armies against dark forces and putting his life on the line with the odds stacked against him.

If these robes were enough for him, they’ll serve the Dragonborn just as well.


10. Sylvanas – A Standalone Follower

Sylvanas – A Standalone Follower / Skyrim Mod

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Sylvanas Windrunner is the most badass and chaotic female character in World of Warcraft.

Who else but Sylvanas could have led the Horde to total war against the alliance with a paper-thin claim on the leadership?

And who else would’ve been hardcore enough to destroy the Helm of Domination and open a portal to the Shadowlands over Azeroth?

Not only that, but she has one of the most fabulous, sexiest designs in gaming – which this follower mod by Ilikeawp definitely captures.

Depending on your tastes, you can have Sylvanas follow you in her colorful Blood Elf form, or the somber and monochrome undead banshee version.

Or if you’d rather play as Sylvanas then have a look at this mod.

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Nelson Chitty

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.