Bart’s Skyrim SE Modlist

This is my personal modlist for Skyrim Special Edition. I decided to roll my own because I was unhappy with pretty much all other modlists I tried; they seem to be mostly created with the aim of throwing as many mods at Skyrim as possible, with little rhyme or reason other than a high mod count, and no consideration for consistency or sometimes even effectiveness. Testing seems to also be a foreign concept.

Different tastes for different people, I guess.

Mission Statement

The philosophy behind my modlist is:

  • Skyrim, but Better. The modlist seeks to improve Skyrim SE, not turn it into something completely different.
  • Stability. No matter how good a mod, if it causes CTDs or other serious issues during gameplay, it has no place on this modlist.
  • Every mod added needs to serve a purpose. Mods do not get added because they are fashionable or simply to boost the mod count.
  • Visual mods should actually improve the look and feel of the game. Consistency is important. And a texture that’s upscaled with an added grunge/noise filter added to hide pixelation is not usually an improvement.
  • All playstyles, one modlist. This is a modlist for everybody, not specifically warriors, or thieves, or mages, or whatever.
  • Resources matter. Mods should provide the most bang for the buck. For example, textures do not always have to be 4k. And reference count matters, too. In an ideal world I’d like to fit all of Beyond Skyrim in, but since we don’t know how big those will be, that’s hard to ensure for now.

Please note that this is a work under construction. Things will change without warning. And while I am happy to answer questions and help out (best way to get in touch is to ask on my Discord server), there is currently no support for this list. Once it’s done, I hope to turn this into a Wabbajack modlist.


I use Mod Organizer Two. Everything is manually installed, and I organize my installation with Separators (sub-headlines in this section). The mods should appear in the order listed here on the left-hand side of Mod Organizer 2. Sorting ESPs is done entirely through LOOT. I’ll note manual steps required if they are specific to this modlist.

Remember to clean your masters and mods as appropriate.

Finally, I do use SKSE and ENB (with a custom, minimalistic, preset).


  • SKSE Scripts
  • Address Library for SKSE Plugins
  • SSE Engine Fixes
  • Better Jumping SE
  • SSE Display Tweaks
  • JContainers SE
  • Dynamic Volumetric Lighting and Sun Shadows
  • Fix Note icon for SkyUI
  • PrivateProfileRedirector SE
  • SkyrimSE.exe Auto-Backup
  • Skyrim Skill Uncapper
  • Encounter Zones Unlocked SE
  • [new] Scaleform Translation Plus Plus

Dot Net

  • .NET Script Framework
  • Actor Limit Fix
  • Bug Fixes SSE

Basics – Fixes and UI

  • Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
  • SSE Fixes
  • Enchantment Reload Fix SE
  • First Person Sneak Strafe-Walk Stutter Fix
  • Dragon Stalking Fix
  • SkyUI
  • Stay At The System Page – Updated
  • Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI – Redundant
  • SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix – Redundant
  • Immersive HUD
  • Better MessageBox Controls
  • Better Dialogue Controls
  • Whose Quest Is It Anyway
  • Critters Ain’t Snitches
  • Skyrim_Particle_Patch_for_ENB – Hide the Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp file.
  • ENB Helper SE
  • Dwemer Gates Don’t Reset
  • VioLens
  • More Informative Console – You can omit this, it’s great for debugging though
  • YOT – Your Own Thoughts SE
  • Smooth Sky mesh – SSE
  • moreHUD SE
  • moreHUD Inventory Edition
  • SkyHUD
  • SkyHUD Patch – The 0.90.1b update.

Basics – Quest Stuff

  • Alternate Start – Live Another Life – SSE
  • Quests Are In Skyrim
  • Cutting Room Floor – SSE
  • Timing is Everything SE
  • The Choice is Yours


  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Music
  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Voices EN – Part 1
  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Voices EN – Part 2
  • Sound Hammering Sounds
  • Immersive Sounds – Compendium
  • Audio Overhaul for Skyrim SE
  • Audio Overhaul – Immersive Sounds Integration

Graphics – Environment

  • DynDOLOD Resources SE
  • Static Mesh Improvement Mod
  • SMIM Windmills Resized
  • Ruins Clutter Improved SE
  • Ruins Clutter Improved SE – Falmer Chandelier Fix
  • Ruins Clutter Improved SE – Ratway Wood Fix – Redundant
  • Ruins Clutter Improved SE – Ruins Linen Fix
  • Majestic Mountains
  • Majestic Mountains DynDoLod Pack
  • MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul
  • MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul – New Dirt Textures – Redundant
  • Tamrielic Textures SE 1 – Landscapes
  • Majestic Mountains – Northside
  • Realistic Water Two SE
  • Better Dynamic Snow SE
  • Better Dynamic Ash SE
  • No snow under the roof
  • No Snow Under the roof – Hall of the Vigilant fix – Currently have this disabled
  • No Snow Under the roof – Hall of the Vigilant fix – Statics
  • Cutting Room Floor – No Snow Under the Roof SE
  • Realistic Water Two Patch Hub – Grass Fixes
  • Cathedral – 3D Rocky Shores
  • Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes
  • Assorted mesh fixes
  • Mesh Patch for Various Mods – Unofficial Materials Fix and Assorted Mesh Fixes
  • Mesh Patch for Various Mods – SMIM and Assorted Mesh Fixes
  • Blended Roads – I am using Really Blended Roads
  • Mesh Patch for Various Mods – SMIM – Really Blended Roads and Assorted Mesh Fixes
  • Nordic Snow (aka HQ Snow Texture)
  • Nordic Snow – Blended Roads fix
  • High Poly Project
  • Skyrim Remastered – Glaciers and Ice
  • Skyrim Remastered – Glaciers and Ice LODs for DynDOLOD
  • HD Road Signs – 4K
  • HD Road Signs – CRF Signs
  • Rapid Rocks
  • Rapid Rocks – Update
  • Wet Rocks
  • Rally’s Manhole of Solitude
  • Rally’s Manhole of Solitude – Sewers Patch
  • WEBS S.E

Graphics – Other

  • Footprints


  • Simply Bigger Trees SE – (formerly SkySight SBT)
  • Simply Bigger Trees SE – (formerly SkySight SBT) – Billboards
  • Folkvangr – Grass and Landscape Overhaul
  • Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods
  • Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods – Arthmoor Patches
  • HQ Tree Bark
  • Immersive Fallen Trees SSE
  • Immersive Fallen Trees Patch
  • Cathedral – Plants
  • Cathedral – Mushrooms
  • HD Vanilla Tree Bark – ESRGAN AI Upscale


  • Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
  • Obsidian Weathers Watercolor Fix for RWT2
  • Wet and Cold SE
  • True Storms Special Edition
  • True Storms – Wet and Cold Compatibility
  • Obsidian Weathers – True Storms Patch – Using Luminous option

Loot and Treasure

  • Skyrims Unique Treasures
  • -GOLD- Gold Overhaul and Loot reDone
  • Dynamic Dungeon Loot (DDL) – Random Loot System
  • Konahrik’s Accoutrements


  • Belt-Fastened Quivers
  • Cloaks of Skyrim SSE
  • Winter Is Coming SSE – Cloaks
  • Winter Is Coming SSE – Cloaks – COS Patch
  • Cathedral – Armory
  • GIST – Genuinely Intelligent Soul Trap SE

NPCs and AI

  • Relationship Dialogue Overhaul – RDO SE
  • Relationship Dialogue Overhaul – RDO SE – Patches
  • BUVARP SE – Barely Used Vanilla Actors Recycle Project for SE
  • Inigo Whistle Key – V-Key
  • MorrowLoot Ultimate – Inigo
  • Lucien – Immersive Fully Voiced Male Follower
  • Configurable Real Names for SSE
  • Realistic AI Detection SE (better sneaking) – Lite
  • AI Overhaul SSE
  • AI Overhaul SSE – CRF Patch
  • Interesting NPCs SE (3DNPC)
  • Interesting NPCs SE (3DNPC) Hotfix
  • Interesting NPCs SE – Cutting Room Floor SSE Patch
  • Interesting NPCs SE – AI Overhaul SSE Patch
  • Interesting NPCs SE – Alternative Locations – Flagged ESL
  • No BS AI Projectile Dodge (Magic and Arrows)
  • Ask Innkeepers To Show Room SE

Monsters and Animals

  • Draugr Upgrades and Improvements
  • D.U.I. SSE Update
  • Deadly Dragons
  • Splendor – Dragon Variants SE
  • Diverse Dragons Collection SE (DDCse)
  • Deadly Dragons SE Patches
  • Durnehviir Resurrected

Gameplay – Survival

  • Campfire – Complete Camping System
  • Frostfall – Hypothermia Camping Survival
  • Campfire and Frostfall – Unofficial SSE Update
  • Frostfall – Seasons
  • PapyrusUtil SE – Modders Scripting Utility Functions

Gameplay – Character and Combat

  • Experience
  • Archery Gameplay Overhaul SE
  • Archery Gameplay Overhaul SE – Belt-Fastened Quiver Support
  • Convenient Horses
  • Smilodon – Combat of Skyrim
  • Andromeda – Unique Standing Stones of Skyrim
  • Summermyst – Enchantments of Skyrim
  • Ordinator – Perks of Skyrim
  • Apocalypse – Magic of Skyrim
  • Apocalypse – Magic of Skyrim – Ordinator Patch
  • Predator Vision – Night Eye and Thermal Vision Overhaul
  • Predator Vision – Night Eye and Thermal Vision Overhaul – Hotfix
  • Growl – Werebeasts of Skyrim
  • Wintersun – Faiths of Skyrim
  • Odin – Skyrim Magic Overhaul
  • Odin – Ordinator Compatibility Patch

Faction – Bard’s College

(No Mods Yet)

Faction – Blades

  • The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Faction – College of Winterhold

  • Improved College Entry – Questline Tweaks
  • Not So Fast – Mage Guild
  • Obscure’s College of Winterhold
  • Immersive College NPCs
  • Misc. College of Winterhold Tweaks
  • The Midden – Expanded

Faction – Companions

  • More Radiant Quests for the Companions
  • Improved Companions – Questline Tweaks
  • Impress the Companions – Tougher Giant Edition

Faction – Dark Brotherhood

(No Mods Yet)

Faction – Dawnguard

  • Dawnguard – Hall of Vigilant Requirement

Faction – Thieves Guild

  • Improved Shadowmarks – Textures Only (512)
  • Thieves Guild Requirements SE
  • All Thieves Guild Jobs Concurrently
  • Opulent Thieves Guild
  • Opulent Thieves Guild – ESL Patch

Content – New Locations

  • Hammet’s Dungeon Packs for SE
  • Land of Vominheim
  • The Dark and The Light
  • EasierRider’s Dungeon Pack

Content – Vanilla Locations

  • Snowy AF Windhelm
  • Gildergreen Regrown
  • Sacred Trees
  • The Falkreath Hauntings
  • Skyrim Sewers 4
  • Holidays
  • After the Civil War – Siege Damage Repairs
  • Dolmen Ruins – ESO Dark Anchors
  • Centered Blue Palace Throne

Content – Solsthein

  • Cannibal Draugr on Solstheim (Bloodmoon Creature Restoration Project)
  • Draugr Upgrades and Improvements – Cannibal Draugr Patch
  • GRAHL – The Ice Troll (Bloodmoon Creature Restoration Project) SE
  • The Blood Horker (Bloodmoon Creature Restoration Project) SE
  • Karstaag – The Frost King Reborn
  • SavrenX Solstheim Creatures

Content – Legacy of the Dragonborn

  • Legacy of the Dragonborn
  • Relic Hunter- Guildmaster Start (Legacy and ASLAL addon)
  • Legacy of the Dragonborn Patches (Official)
  • Legacy of the Dragonborn – Interesting NPCs Patch

Content – Other

  • Treasure Hunter for SSE
  • New Treasure Hunt SSE
  • Not So Fast – Main Quest
  • Immersive World Encounters SE
  • Extended Encounters
  • Northern Encounters SE
  • Save the Icerunner – Lights Out Alternate Routes

Late Loaders

This section includes everything that needs to load late so it can override other stuff, but also mods I am testing and haven’t sorted yet.

  • SSELODGen Output
  • DynDOLOD_Output
  • Dear Diary
  • Bartmoss – Random Local Stuff
  • Bartmoss – High Poly Project – Northside Patch
  • Bartmoss – AI Overhaul Patches
  • [new] Bartmoss – Nordic Snowy AF Windhelm
  • Flora Respawn Fix
  • RaceMenu
  • Total Character Makeover
  • Expressive Facegen Morphs SE
  • A Quality World Map
  • A Quality World Map – Clear Map Skies
  • Map Markers Complete with DLC and OCS
  • Forgotten Magic Redone SE
  • Forgotten Magic Redone – Ordinator Compatibility Patch
  • Realistic Water Two SE – ENB Texture Update
  • Relighting Skyrim – SSE
  • Footprints – ENB
  • ENB Light
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Bthardamz
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Deathbells and Nirnroots
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Torchbugs and Moths
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Arrows
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Glowing Mushrooms
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Chaurus Eggs and Sacs
  • Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Soul Gems
  • Weather Maker (For testing purposes only)
  • DVLaSS Skyrim Underside
  • kryptopyr’s Automated Patches
  • Darker Distant LOD for ENB
  • Brighter torches and toggle-able brighter CandleLight – Removed for now
  • NPC AI Process Position Fix – SSE
  • NPC’s Run and Walk at Your Pace – Removed for now
  • Embers HD
  • The Halls of the Greybeards – a High Hrothgar Retexuring
  • [new] MEZF – Missing Encounter Zones Fixed
  • [new] Silent Skill and-or-Level Up Sounds
  • [new] Zim’s Immersive Artifacts
  • [new] Closing Time
  • [new] Guard Dialogue Fix
  • [new] Mortal Enemies SE
  • [new] Mortal Enemies SE – Smilodon Patch
  • [new] Mortal Enemies SE – Growl Patch
  • [new] Deadra-tastic Rune Spells
  • [new] Move It Damnit