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Special EDITION

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core 4.2 GHz

  • 16GB DDR4-3600

  • Intel Arc A750 (135% Faster Than GTX 1650)

  • AsRock A520M-HDV

  • 500GB NVMe SSD (Up to 3,500 MB/S)

  • 450W/500W 80+ Power Supply (EVGA, Corsair, Apex)

Ultimate Edition

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 4.6 GHz

  • 16GB DDR4-3600

  • NVidia GeForce RTX™ 4060

  • AsRock A520M-HDV

  • 512GB NVMe SSD (Up to 3,500 MB/S)

  • 750W 80+ Gold 750W 80+ Bronze Power Supply (EVGA, Corsair, Apex)

Legendary Edition

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8 GHz

  • 16GB DDR4-3600

  • NVidia GeForce RTX™ 3070

  • B550 Motherboard

  • 1TB NVMe SSD (Up to 3,500 MB/S)

  • 750W 80+ Gold Power Supply (EVGA, Corsair, Apex)

Skyrim SE VORTEX Collection

ESO and Ultimate Immersion presenting the total Skyrim Special Edition mod list collection, where all dependencies and FOMOD installation choices were done beforehand, for a 100% working mod list after installation. The shortest possible mod list containing only 50 mods that tries to mimic the visuals of our High End Mod List Collection as much as possible.

Feel free to add any texture mods from the High End mod list if you know how to solve dependencies, although you may experience performance drop with lower end systems.

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Skyrim SE CORE Mod List – v2.0

(manual installation)

Patch Notes (Patch Notes for Collection)

This Mod List Will be updated with new mods constantly. This tab exists so you can easily see if there have been any mods added or incompatible ones taken out.

Note: There are many more mods in the collection than listed for manual installation. You are free to choose anything if you know what you are doing.

Removed Fluffy Snow
Removed Happy Little Trees
Removed Blended Roads
Removed Enhanced Textures Detail (UV-Tweaks)

Added Unofficial Lux – Lux Orbis – Lux VIA Parallax Patch
Added Unofficial eFPS patches
Added JK’s Skyrim and Simplicity of Snow Patch
Added Northern Roads
Added Northern Roads Patch Collection
Added Northern Roads – Patches Compendium
Added Northern Roads Patch Collection – Addon Patches and Combos
Added Nordic Northern Roads – Retexture
Added Complex Parallax Texture for Northern Roads
Added Complementary Grass Fixes
Added No Grassias – A Universal Grass Fix For Grass Mods
Added Fantasia Landscapes
Added Traverse the Ulvenwald
Added Northern Marsh Bridges
Added Assorted mesh fixes
Added Simplicity of Snow
Added Nordic Snow
Added Nordic Snow Parallax
Added Skurkbro’s Retexture Project Architecture
Added Skyrim Fixes Collection
Added SCROTE
Added Illustrious Whiterun SE – Parallax
Added Lux – Illustrious Whiterun – Parallax’d
Added Lux – Riften of Riverie Patch
Added Added Riften of Reverie SE – Parallax
Added Water in Wells – mesh-only animated wells
Added FYX – Smooth Wells
Added Rudy HQ – Nordic Ruins SE
Added Parallax Addon for Rudy’s HQ Nordic Ruins
Added Skyland Farmhouses – Towns and Villages
Added Glorious Doors of Skyrim (GDOS) SE
Added ENB Helper SE
Added More Informative Console AE
Added kryptopyr’s Patch Hub
Added powerofthree’s Tweaks
Added MCM Helper
Added Animation Motion Revolution
Added Masculine Khajiit Textures
Added Feminine Khajiit Textures
Added Masculine Argonian Textures
Added Feminine Argonian Textures

For more information please see our F.A.Q.

(ENB) Ultimate Immersion SE ENB

Improves various graphical and lighting issues, adds meshes, etc.

Download: See The Installation Instructions (Be sure to install ENB binaries first from Boris)

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SKSE64

Expands scripting capabilities and adds essential additional functionality to the game. It’s a must have for some mods to work.

Download: Current SE build (be sure to download SE version of SKSE)

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SSE Engine Fixes

Fixes various issues with the Skyrim Special Edition engine.

Download:
● (Part 1) SSE Engine Fixes (IMPORTANT: Download the part for your game version)
● (Part 2) Engine Fixes – skse64 Preloader and TBB Lib

Installation: Read the mod page


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Address Library

Helps SKSE Plugins work better and is required for some mods.

Download: All in one

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(MICRO) Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod.

Download: Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

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(MICRO) SkyUI

Elegant, PC-friendly interface mod with many advanced features.

Download: SkyUI

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(MICRO) SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix

Fixes the flashing savegame entries when trying to save or load a game in the in-game main menu (quest journal).

Download: SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix

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(MICRO) Natural and Atmospheric Tamriel 3.0

Complete, unique and cleanest All-in-One visual overhaul for Skyrim SE that comes with a dedicated weather Plugin.

Download: NAT.ENB – ESP PLUGIN v3.0.3

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(MICRO) Static Mesh Improvement Mod

Edits many 3D models to improve their appearance.

Download: SMIM SE

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(MICRO) Water for ENB

A water modification that takes full advantage of advanced features offered by ENBSeries.

Download: Water for ENB

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(MICRO) Noble Skyrim 2K Textures

Overhauls Skyrims architecture textures with better ones.

Download:
● A. Noble Skyrim – FULL PACK
● NSM – SMIM Patch

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(MICRO) Enhanced textures detail (UV-tweaks)

Improves meshes to make textures look higher quality at no performance cost.

Download: Enhanced Textures Detail (UV-Tweaks)

Installation: Install SMIM Conflicting Files and load after everything

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(MICRO) Fluffy Snow

Makes snow look more fluffy with a retexture.

Download:
● Fluffy Snow – 2K
● Fluffy Snow – Blended Roads Patch
● Fluffy Snow for Majestic Mountains – 2K (MM1.8 and newer)
● Fluffy Snow Windhelm Bridge and Street Fix

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(MICRO) XPMSSE

Extension for HDT Physics Plugins and provides ingame customization features.

Download: Maximum Skeleton Special Extended

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(MICRO) Majestic Mountains

Creates more natural looking mountains by retexturing.

Download: Majestic Mountains Main File

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(MICRO) Nemesis Unlimited Behavior Engine

Allows you to add animation mods later in the mod list. Eg. Kill moves, walking replacements etc.

Download: Nemesis Unlimited Behavior Engine

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(MICRO) Immersive Citizens

Improves Artificial Intelligence of friendly NPCs (citizens) in order to make them act and react like true humans in relation to their environment or to an aggressor.

Download: Immersive Citizens – AI Overhaul.

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(MICRO) UNP Female Body Renewal

This is a female face; body replacer with good looking body proportions and realistic textures.

Download: UNP Female Body Renewal

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(MICRO) Diverse Dragons Collection

Adds 28 leveled enemy dragons with unique models, textures, abilities.

Download: Diverse Dragons Collection SE

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(MICRO) Blended Roads

Adds better textures for roads and blends it with landscape textures.

Download: Blended Roads

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(MICRO) RS Children Overhaul

Overhauls the appearance of all children. Also adds some outfits and accessories.

Download: RSSE Children Overhaul 1.1.3 with hotfix 1

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(MICRO) RS Children Patch Compendium

Patches RS Children mod so it’s compatible with mods that require compatibility (e.g. Cutting Room Floor).

Download:
● RSC FOMOD Beta
● RS Children and USSEP Aventus fix

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(MICRO) JK’s Skyrim

An enhanced cities and towns overhaul, all in one.

Download: JK’s Skyrim all in one

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(MICRO) Rugnarok – Special Edition – 2K

Re-textures all matts.

Download: RUGNAROK – Special Edition – 2K

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(MICRO) Rustic Clothing SE

High resolution rustic clothing texture overhaul for Skyrim Special Edition.

Download: Rustic Clothing 4K

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(MICRO) Happy Little Trees

Changes the trees in the game to be prettier.

Download: Happy Little Trees

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(MICRO) Veydosebrom Regions – A Skyrim Grass Overhaul

Fills the landscape of Skyrim with beautiful combinations of grasses for a lush experience.

Download:
● Veydosebrom Regions – A Skyrim Grass Overhaul
● Fall Forest – Regional Vegetation Pack

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(MICRO) Aspens Ablaze

A lore-friendly aspen overhaul.

Download: Aspens Ablaze

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(MICRO) Lux

Creates a more dramatic and realistic mood to the Skyrim lighting.

Download: Lux

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(MICRO) Lux Orbis

Improves exterior lighting.

Download: Lux Orbis

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(MICRO) Lux Via

Patch so you can use Window Shadows and ELFX together.

Download: Lux Via

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(MICRO) Snazzy Furniture and Clutter Overhaul

Comprehensive overhaul of furniture and clutter throughout Tamriel.

Download:
● Snazzy Furniture and Clutter Overhaul SE

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(MICRO) Peltapalooza SE

Adds total of 9 high quality textured pelts for inns and houses.

Download: Peltapalooza Special Edition – Full

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(MICRO) Enhanced Blood Textures

Increase blood during combat and other features such as blood pools, blood drops, and extra blood for killmoves with ragdoll spasms.

Download: Enhanced Blood Textures SE

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(MICRO) Gemling Queen Jewelry SE

Improves the design and textures of jewelry.

Download: Gemling Queen Jewelry SE

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(MICRO) Immersive Sounds – Compendium

A dramatic and extensively customizable overhaul of Skyrim’s sound.

Download: Immersive Sounds Compendium SSE

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(MICRO) KS Hairdos SSE

Adds 655 hairstyles for humans and elves.

Download: KS Hairdos SSE

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(MICRO) Sounds Of Skyrim Complete SE

Adds sounds from three individual mods, Sounds of Skyrim – Civilization, Sounds of Skyrim – The Wilds, and Sounds of Skyrim – The Dungeons.

Download: Sounds of Skyrim Complete SE

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(MICRO) Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack

This mod provides new and modified textures for wildlife, domesticated animals, and creatures in the game.

Download: Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack SSE

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(MICRO) Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods

Reduces grass clipping with grass mods and carves paths to buildings.

Download:
● Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods
● Immersive Citizens v0.4 Patch
● JK’s Skyrim – Towns
● Patches for Arthmoor’s Town add-ons

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(MICRO) Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes

This mod corrects numerous graphic glitches around Tamriel worldspace.

Download: Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes – FOMOD

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(MICRO) Cutting Room Floor

A mod to restore several pieces of cut content in Skyrim Special Edition.

Download: Cutting Room Floor

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(MICRO) Smoking Torches and Candles

Adds visual smoke effect to torches used by the player and the NPCs as well as those mounted to the wall.

Download: Smoking Torches and Candles

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(MICRO) Bijin Wives SE

This mod will change the appearance of marriable characters Camilla, Ysolda, Sylgja, Temba, Taarie, Muiri, Senna, Grelka and Morwen.

Download: 
● Bijin Wives SE
● High-resolution skin textures for UNP

Warning: If you’re experiencing performance drops, you should avoid installing High-resolution textures.

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(MICRO) Bijin NPCs

This mod will change the appearance of Vex, Sapphire, Irileth, Rikke, Hulda, Lisette, Carlotta, Karliah, Tonilia, Adrianne, Maven, Ingun, Gerdur and Idgrod the younger.

Download: 
● Bijin NPCs SE
● High-resolution skin textures for UNP

Warning: If you’re experiencing performance drops, you should avoid installing High-resolution textures.

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(MICRO) Bijin Warmaidens SE

This Mod changes the appearances of Lydia, Jordis, Iona, Aela, Mjoll, Uthgerd, Ria, Frea, Rayya, Njada, Annekke, Adelaisa, Jenassa, Illia, Delphine, Ingjard, Aranea, Eola, Borgakh, Brelyna, Beleval and Ugor.

Download:
● Bijin Warmaidens SE
● High-resolution skin textures for UNP

Warning: If you’re experiencing performance drops, you should avoid installing High-resolution textures.

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(MICRO) Bijin Skin UNP and CBBE SE

Retextures skin for females to be smoother and higher quality.

Download: Bijin Skin UNP

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(MICRO) Pandorable’s NPCs

A visual overhaul of 85 female NPCs.

Download: PAN_NPCs

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(MICRO) Pandorable’s NPCs – Males

A visual overhaul of 60 male NPCs.

Download: PAN_NPCs – Males SE

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(MICRO) Pandorable’s NPCs – Dawnguard

Time to make Dawnguard NPCs less ugly.

Download: Pandorable’s NPCs – Dawnguard SE – USSEP

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(MICRO) Pandorable’s NPCs – Dragonborn

Hold on to your hats, we’re going to Solstheim.

Download: Pandorable’s NPCs – Dragonborn SE

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(MICRO) SkySight Skins – Ultra HD 4K 2K Male Textures and Real Feet Meshes

Retextures male skin to have higher quality.

Download: SkySight Skins HD with Real Feet Meshes (HIGH – Recommended). Go with the performance version if you have bad performance.

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(MICRO) Embers HD

A modification that improves embers found in various fire sources.

Download: Embers HD

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(MICRO) Embers XD

An overhaul of campfires and other fire sources.

Download: Embers XD

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(MICRO) Inferno – Fire Effects Redux

Spiritual successor to the original Ultimate HD Fire Effects mod by rheadude with improved meshes and textures!

Download: Inferno – Fire Effects Redux

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(MICRO) Immersive Fallen Trees SSE

Adds fallen tree trunks over the rivers and around.

Download: Immersive Fallen Trees SSE

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(MICRO) aMidianBorn Book of Silence SE

A large collection of high-resolution replacements for Skyrim textures.

Download: aMidianBorn Book of Silence SE – COMPLETE

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(MICRO) Racemenu

Complete overhaul to the character creation menu including new customization features.

Download: RaceMenu Special Edition

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(MICRO) Ruins Clutter Improved

This mod does improves textures and meshes and also corrects UV errors of many clutter objects, which can mostly be found in the dungeons of Skyrim.

Download: Ruins_Clutter_Improved SE

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(MICRO) 4K Stars and Galaxies

High-quality texture replacement for stars and the galaxy.

Download: Milky Way 4K

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