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T3nd0s Skyrim Redone by T3nd0
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Last updated at 7:37, 13 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 22:09, 12 Feb 2012





Skyrim Redone is a modular gameplay overhaul for TESV-Skyrim.

Its main aim is to enhance the depth of character development by giving options to you, and it does so in many ways- specialize in different types of swords and bows, harvest bones as a necromancer, disguise as a Forsworn, or blow up bandit camps with explosives... most perk trees are modified to offer a large amount of possibilities, and one even is as new as perk trees can get at this point.

On top of that, it offers many optional adjustments to ensure that the sandbox Skyrim offers scales with your new tools.

This mod is the result of 500 hours of gaming, a thousand hours of modding - done mostly by a single guy - and way more than 25.000 comments full of discussion, feedback, and the occasional troll. ;) It's among the Nexus' top 30 mods of all time, and a previous FOTM winner... while it was still an alpha version. It better not suck, right?

>>> "Is this mod for me?" and other questions you might want answered instantly

Q: I read the FAQ to your guide; it was full of trollish nonsense. Will this be similar?
A: No. Serious stuff only this time.

Q: So, when should I even start to consider using an overhaul like this one?
A: If you've played vanilla for a while and are disappointed by the lack of depth and options, especially regarding character development. Bonus points if you've been playing the console version before and want to check out what modders can do with enough free time.

Q: So, there are multiple overhauls around. Why should I use SkyRe over something else, like Requiem or ACE? Or ERSO?
A: Depends highly on your modding behaviour and what you want your Skyrim to become. Compared to SkyRe, ACE is more of a "tweaked vanilla" game with a few classical RPG enhancements, like spell failure. With ACE, you have better compatibility, but way less gameplay options. Stick to ACE if you think all Skyrim needs is a set of small adjustments, and the vanilla character archetypes are enough to keep you entertained.
Requiem, on the other hand, is more holistic. If I hadn't decided to split SkyRe into modular parts, this is close to what might have happened. I intentionally leave room for certain other mods to handle a few areas, while Requiem shoulders all by itself. Huge respect to the author. Untweaked Requiem is more hardcore, and its adjustments likely play together better than mine. Choose it if you want one esp to handle it all.
ERSO is alright. I actually recommend you to check it out and use a few modules, especially the dragon module. Apart from that, similar to ACE, but a lot simpler, due to the absence of scripts.

Q: So far, you've only told me when it would make sense to use another mod. What makes SkyRe special, ignoring the existence of other mods?
A: SkyRe, at its core, is a perk overhaul. However, it doesn't stop at editing perks, but also touches anything that is directly or indirectly related to them.

Q: That's stupid, because it makes it all incompatible. Why would I want that?
A: Simple example: Let's say you're trying to make magic interesting. If you edit perks only, no matter how good those perks become, you're still only at 40% of the road, because when avoiding to edit spells, you're very limited in what you can do. Do you like vanilla's sense of "spell progression", where each spell is just a better version of its predecessor? I thinks it's horrible game design. Now, try changing that without touching spells... and balance your perks around the possibility of 100% cost reduction.
See where I'm getting at? Great perks don't fix bad spells, and great spells don't make bad perks better. Therefore I consider it absolutely necessary to adjust both, and to make the adjustments work with one another. The result becomes better than the sum of its parts.

Q: Ok, makes sense for magic, I see that. But what about warrior skills? Do you really need to edit all weapons?
A: The main issues I had with vanilla combat is that it's too forgiving, stamina is completely meaningless unless it is empty, and that weapons all felt alike. To make weapons behave differently, one would not necessarily need to edit them each, but it prevents certain issues. Shouldn't be a compatibility breaker though, since I wrote a tool that adjusts all weapons and armor from other mods within a few seconds.

Q: Some guy told me to use ACE + Better Magic + Duel-Combat Realism instead. Now I wonder whether or not the combination of those mods will actually feel anything like SkyRe...
A: Definitely good mods, and a fitting combination for someone searching for an improved vanilla experience. But nothing like SkyRe.

Q: Some guy told me that SkyRe contains scripts. Some other guy told me that scripts are bad. Is SkyRe bad?
A: Scripts are the screws that keeps Skyrim together. As soon as you reach a certain level of complexity, you cannot work around using them anymore. Also, they're not bad, unless the guy using them messes up.

Q: Some guy told me that SkyRe only gets attention because it's popular, and all other mods are better. Is that true?
A: Nope. SkyRe grew within time, and it took many months of development before it even started to get noticed. The mod is not popular because it somehow magically got endorsed from the start, but because I use short development cycle, listen to feedback, and don't mind to do some work. And maybe also because popularity has never been a main goal.

Q: Some guy told me SkyRe is bad, because it doesn't allow other mods to exist besides it. Is that true?
A: That's nonsense. The vast majority of players doesn't use SkyRe.

Q: The page is rather short for an extensive overhaul. Where can I get a full description of all aspects covered by this mod?
A: The nexus mod page does not have enough capacity for me to post all the changes this mod does. Thus, I've posted a complete guide here.

Q: Name things SkyRe doesn't mess with.
A: Dragons, animation, any quest that is not related to master level magic, texture replacements, mesh replacements, werewolves and vampires, deleting standing stones (lol), translating your Skyrim to any language other than English, hand-placing stuff in Skyrim, editing cells/adding locations, spawn points, and more. I'll extend the list as unrelated bug reports pop up.

Q: I want to keep using my weapon and armor mods with SkyRe, but you adjusted most values. Is there something I can do about that?
A: The mighty ReProccer.

>>> Basics

-> Before downloading, read the description. No excuses. It's also included in the main download as a textfile (in "skyre_docs").
-> If you find a bug, post it in the respective thread (Discussion -> SkyRe Bugs), or I might forget about it.
-> If you have a good idea, post it in the respective thread (Discussion -> SkyRe Brainstorming), or I might forget about it.
-> Keep the mod updated! If you downloaded 0.99.19, and the version on the site is 0.99.19.1, I likely fixed a few bugs. Maybe the one you just wanted to report.
-> Under this site's "Read Me"-tab (on the right, with an exclamation mark), I post a full changelog and the progress for upcoming versions, if you're interested.

>>> Contents

0. Introduction
1. Installation
2. "Main" Module
3. "Races" Module
4. "Combat" Module
5. "Standing Stones" Module
6. "Enemy Scaling" Module
7. "Enemy AI" Module
8. "Encounter Zones" Module
9. "Survivalism" Module
9. Links and Recommended Mods
10. Thanks and Credits




First and foremost, the current (1.3) version requires Dawnguard and Dragonborn.

Besides that, get these mods:

Skyrim Script Extender
Skyrim -Community- Uncapper

If you don't install SKSE, don't blame me later if the respec potion deletes all your perks.
If you don't install the uncapper, don't be surprised if quite a few perks remain unselectable.

It is also strongly advised to start a new game. Do not attempt to apply this mod to an old char - it is fixable with console commands, but will mess everything up at first. The older the char, the bigger the damage caused. Characters created with SkyRe can NOT roll back to vanilla, so backing up savegames is advised (as always).

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Since people hate reading on the internet but colorful, animated pictures are fine, here are TWO videos covering the installation process.

Everyone loves Gopher, so here's a video by Gopher:


And another one by Maleix, covering SkyRe and the ReProccer:


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"People WITH Dawnguard and WITH Dragonborn" installation:

Two ways to install:

1. Use NMM. Click the "Download with Manager" button, then activate the mod in NMM. You'll be given the choice which modules to install during the process.

2. Manually download the file you want, then extract the archive you downloaded to the "Skyrim/data" directory. Use the Skyrim launcher, Wrye Bash or whatever you fancy to activate the modules you want.

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"People WITH Dawnguard, but WITHOUT Dragonborn" installation:

The last non-Dawnguard version (0.99.23.X) can be found in the "Optional Downloads" on the Downloads tab.

1. Download 0.99.23 and install it however you like (NMM or manually).
2. Download 0.99.23.5, manually copy the contents of the archive to Skyrim/Data, and overwrite.

The ReProccer (up to version 1.8) is meant to be used with this version.

Note that I might keep adding bugfixes to the pre-Dragonborn version every now and then, but unless I see a very good reason to do so, I'll not add any more content.

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"People without Dawnguard" installation:

The last non-Dawnguard version (0.99.16.X) can be found in the "Optional Downloads" on the Downloads tab.

1. Download 0.99.16 and install it however you like (NMM or manually).
2. Download 0.99.16.1, manually copy the contents of the archive to Skyrim/Data, and overwrite.
2. Download 0.99.16.2, manually copy the contents of the archive to Skyrim/Data, and overwrite. Then remove SkyRe_Main.esp, and rename SkyRe_Main_NoDawnguard.esp to SkyRe_Main.esp.

Check the "recommended mods" section of this page for compatibility patches for popular mods. The ReProccer is NOT meant to be used with this version!

Note that I might keep adding bugfixes to the pre-Dawnguard version every now and then, but unless I see a very good reason to do so, I'll not add any more content.

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Updating SkyRe

Even though I do fairly big changes between updates, updating is fairly simply.

0. Load old save, unequip all magical gear.
1. Get new files, override all old files with the new ones, either with NMM or manually
2. Start the game, load your save
3. Drink the Respec potion you'll get. This is only necessary if I alter a perk you used with an update. Reassign your perks.
4. Execute the following console commands:

stopquest xxxcminit
startquest xxxcminit

This is only necessary if I updated the combat module.
5. Re-equip your gear.



The main module is the heart and soul of Skyrim Redone. It contains all changes to perks, and all changes that directly or indirectly interact with perks - including spells, tweaks to sneaking, leveled lists, crafting, and much more. It also incorporates a few other mods to bring Skyrim gameplay to the next level.

Since 0.99.22, this module consists of two separate esp files - SkyRe_Main.esp and ReProccer.esp. The latter is dynamically generated. To get the changes described below, BOTH need to be active, and ReProccer.esp needs to be loaded AFTER SkyRe_Main.esp, ideally at the very end of your load order.

Light Weaponry (One-Handed)

Problem:

All specialization perks were bad, which made all weapons essentially play the same - with swords being slightly superior, due to their higher speed.

Solution:

I removed most generic perks that apply to all one-handed weapons, and incorporated "Weapons of the Third Era" and "Heavy Armory".

This gives you access to Katanas, Tantos, Scimitars, Clubs, Wakizashis, Shortswords, Shortspears, Hatchest, Mauls and Longswords - on top of the vanilla Mace, Waraxe and (Broad)sword.

All of these weapons have specialization perks and distinct stats, resulting in much greater variety.

On top of that, Light Weaponry contains a sub-tree for Unarmed combat (requires the use of an unarmed "weapon" you automatically get on game start), a sub-tree for dual wielding, and two perks that are designed for spellblades (empty hand or spell + one-handed weapon).


Heavy Weaponry (Two Handed)

Problem:

Essentially the same as the vanilla One-Handed. Boring.

Solution:

Due to the aforementioned incorporation of "Weapons of the third Era" and "Heavy Armory", there are more weapon types as well - Glaives, Yaris, Longmaces, Halberds, Battlestaves, Bastard Swords, Nodachis and the vanilla Greatsword, Warhammer and Battleaxe.

Since a one-handed weapon user has two hands to worry about, two-handed weapons allow for greater specialization, offering 2-3 possible perks for each weapon type and all of the vanilla generic perks.

Again, all weapons have distinct stats and play very differently after perk investment. Two-handed weapons are initially not better than one-handed weapons, but scale better with perks as you keep playing.


Heavy Armor

Problem:

In vanilla, it's just all-around worse than light armor.

Solution:

While the Light Armor tree revolves around avoiding danger swiftly and is versatile, Heavy Armor protects. That's what it can do, and not much more. As a high-end user of heavy armor, you'll degrade all incoming power attacks to regular attacks, stagger the attacker if an unblocked hit comes through, and take blows like a boss.

The goofy "Fists of Steel" has been removed; all unarmed perks are in "Light Weaponry"

Note that all armor values have been drastically increased compared to vanilla Skyrim. Per default, the armor cap is at 900 now, which provides 90% protection. Higher values are not wasted, since armor can be debuffed.


Smithing

Problem:

Too much bang for your buck. The left side of the tree was completely pointless, and there's just very little to do overall.

Solution:

Light and heavy sides are separated; the light side gets Dragon material gear exclusively, but has no access to Daedric weapons.

The material perks do not boost tempering anymore, but are required to temper anything now. They also unlock secondary effects for all armor material types that are active while wearing a full set of armor.

Tempering quality is improved via a new perk called "Blacksmith" that serves as the new root of the tree.
On top of that, there are perks for jewelry and silver weapons, for "refined silver" weapons which are even stronger against undead, for melting stuff down, and for creating a special type of clothing that boosts regular armor while worn and synergizes with multiple schools of magic.

Non-perk changes:
  • Mining ore does level smithing by a small amount.
  • Smelter and tanning rack level smithing
  • Creating ingots requires 3 pieces of ore; all ores and ingots have been repriced and re-weighted
  • Unlike the original Weapons of the third Era, you need to find a certain book to craft Eastern Dwemer weapons



Marksmanship (Archery)

Problem:

All perks were either boring "KILL MOAR"-perks or useless.

Solution:

Bows were split into "Longbows" (all heavy material bows) and "Shortbows" (all light material bows); each has a specific branch.

Longbows are slow and best used at huge ranges; they reward you for overdrawing the string, hitting moving enemies, hitting them right in the back, and keeping your distance.

Shortbows are best used at mid and close ranges. They are faster, initially weaker, allow for better movement and should be aimed at the enemies' side for stagger. Perks allow them to hit harder when hitting multiple times in quick succession and to cripple enemies in close combat via a bash technique.

Last but not least, this tree hosts a crossbow sub-tree. Crossbows don't require much skill to wield - instead, they do require a decent weapon to be strong; thus the perks allow you to repeatedly reforge crossbows with enhancements for different situations. The same is true for bolts, which can be strengthened, then enhanced with different effects.

All arrows and bolts have been adjusted to be faster and less affected by gravity. Bolts are generally faster and have better range than arrows. Stats vary with material.

Since all projectiles have varying speed and gravity influence, the crosshair will not help you much. I officially recommend to disable it, for example by using a mod like iHud (see "Recommended Mods")


Block

Problem:

Boring, I guess? Slightly buggy and slightly overpowered with "Quick Reflexes".

Solution:

When blocking and getting hit within 0.4 seconds, you perform a "timed block" that staggers the attacker and reduces the damage taken by 33%.

New perks revolve around adding effects to timed blocking, and around debuffing attackers/ enhancing bashes.


Sneak

Problem:

Haxx.

Solution:

Instead of cheat-like passive boosts, the new tree adds gameplay options - slow time after dagger sneak attacks, instantly kill sleeping targets, craft utility arrows, and enhance your ability to sneak with destruction spells (which is possible in Skyrim Redone).

This tree is powered by Borgut1337's Sneak Tools.

To make sneaking less of a cakewalk, the following non-perk adjustments have been made:

  • Enemies search for you way longer during all phases of detection
  • Doubled initial dagger sneak damage multiplier to x6
  • Increased initial two-handed sneak damage multiplier to x3
  • Increased initial unarmed sneak damage multiplier to x6
  • Reduced enemy detection view cone
  • Increased sneak exp gain from bow sneak attacks
  • Equipment weight has greater influence on sneaking success
  • Light has greater influence on sneaking success
  • Movement has greater influence on sneaking success
  • Sound has a slightly reduced influence on sneaking success, but can't be reduced as easily, due to perk changes
  • Crime report distance has been greatly reduced
  • Removed "Fortify Pickpocket" enchantment, replaced with "Deadly Touch" (damage/ignore armor) and "Prism" (armor/resist magic)
  • Removed "Fortify Lockpicking" enchantment, replaced with "Fortify Fingersmith"
  • If a target is searching for you, sneak attacks deal 34% less damage against that target



Alchemy

Problem:

Overpowered, and boring.

Solution:

Still kinda overpowered I guess, but the old nemesis of balance (the crafting cycle) has been removed.

Alchemists can now craft different kinds of explosive (non-elemental) arrows, bolts and adhesive explosives with extra bang, and enhance traps with said effects (see "Lockpicking").

The following non-perk adjustments have been made:

  • All potions and poisons work over time (except for "Cure Disease" and "ultimate" potions); potions usually work over four seconds, poisons over three seconds
  • To compensate that, most stuff has been slightly buffed in total magnitude
  • "Lingering" poisons have been buffed more than just slightly, and work a lot longer than regular poisons
  • "Fear" and "Fury" poisons got some love as well
  • Weapon skill related potions have been nerfed (they're still good)
  • Adjusted prices on potions when appropriate
  • Added stamina regen and magicka regen to Skooma
  • And while I was at it, I also renamed everything to minimize inventory clutter



Speechcraft (Speech)

Problem:

Did you ever invest in Speech? I didn't. In 500+ hours of gaming time.

Solution:

Vendors are deleveled, and everything is expensive in Skyrim Redone. If you want to make buying and selling somewhat profitable, invest in Speechcraft.

Apart from that, the tree has a second branch that handles shouts. With Speechcraft, you can keep your Thu'um a force to be reckoned with; all shouts level Speechcraft when used, and many have been adjusted in stats.

And, finally, this tree hosts another two new perks that revolve around hiding one's identity. One of these perks is powered by "Sneak Tools" as well. Go put on that Forsworn suit and walk into Markarth, then lure the guards to your new buddies. ;)

Pickpocket Fingersmith


Problem:

"Pickpocket" used to be rather bad (but funny), "Lockpicking" was just completely useless.

Solution:

"Fingersmith" is a merged tree, created from Pickpocket and Lockpicking. It has all effects from both trees, and a few additional perk ranks when appropriate. It levels from both picking locks and pockets.


Lockpicking Wayfarer

Problem:

"Pickpocket" used to be rather bad (but funny), "Lockpicking" was just completely useless.

Solution:

"Wayfarer" is the tree that takes the spot Lockpicking used to have.

It's main branch contains so-called "Lore" perks. These do nothing by themselves, but each one covers a certain group of creatures.

Other perks revolve around using the lore to your advantage - you can decide to fight enemies whose lore perk you have more efficiently, detect them at will, or even make them friendly towards you.

A distinct branch deals with collecting and placing traps. Traps need to be dropped from the inventory and moved around like regular furniture. Other trees unlock new trap recipes.

Note that bear traps can be used multiple times, but have a chance to break with each use.

On top of all that, the tree can make you move faster in the wilderness, resistance to disease and poison and can enhance your ability to gather resources

The skill automatically levels by traveling Skyrim and by using the perks it offers.

The optional "SkyRe_Survivalism" plugin enhances the tree with perks related to Chesko's Frostfall.
Once Chesko finishes Last Seed, this tree will feature additional perks revolving around basic needs.



Light Armor

Problem:

It used to be just a better version of Heavy Armor.

Solution:

While heavy armor is protective, light armor is versatile. It offers the possibility to quickly dodge attacks, to completely negate damage when doing timed blocks with light shields, to deal more damage against enemies that focus on light armor, and so on.

It'll still help you survive a few hits, but not as many as heavy armor could.

Note that all armor values have been drastically increased compared to vanilla Skyrim. Per default, the armor cap is at 900 now, which provides 90% protection. Higher values are not wasted, since armor can be debuffed.


Conjuration

Problem:

The vanilla tree had only one decent perk - "Twin Souls". And once you had that, you already finished Conjuration... also, all reanimation spells are just progressively stronger versions of one spell, which is boring.

Solution:

Distinct sub-trees for Necromancy and Daedra summoning, as well as a bunch of new spells.

Daedra now scale with you, but at a slow pace. to speed that pace up and to unlock more perks for them, you'll need to invest. Dremora also scale, but in addition to Magicka they require a sacrifice to be summoned - either a human heart or a part of your own life.

Necromancers can learn how to collect bones, hearts and flesh from corpses, and use these to create skeletons. They can also learn to communicate with their minions; note that all reanimation spells on work on human-like creatures now, have greater duration, and use a new perk called "Gravebound" to become permanent and prevent corpses from turning to ashes.

The new reanimation spells all have different purposes. Use the spell that best suits the role you want your zombie to fill.


Destruction

Problem:

Only good for stagger-locking.

Solution:

Destruction has a new perk called "Careful Studies" that works as an equivalent to Overdraw, Armsman and Barbarian in the weapon trees. The Novice... Master Destruction perks enhance magnitude and reduce cost by 25%.

Fire has a new secondary effect to unlock that reduces the target's armor. Most spell values have been adjusted, "Impact" has been nerfed, and the new "Elemental Ram" reduces the target's spell resistance with consecutive hits. A total of six new high-level perks allow for highly specialized spellcasters.

Spell stats have been redesigned from the ground up; generally, spells do NOT grow in magnitude, but in effect. High-level spells offer secondary effects (AoE, DoT, faster charge speed...) in exchange for higher Magicka cost, but low level spells remain useful.



Illusion

Problem:

For the most part of the game, it's overpowered. Late, it's useless without dual casting.

Solution:

In my opinion, Illusion was by far the worst vanilla tree. If you invest much, you become invincible fast; if you don't, the tree was useless. Each high-level spell was essentially just a better version of its predecessor, and master level spells were useless late-game, compared to dual-cast mid level spells.

Thus, I removed a lot of stuff, including all AoE-variants of the base spell triangle Fear/Frenzy/Calm. I want all spells to have some use throughout the entire game, I want them to have varying effects, and I want the whole school to be interactive.

The new tree has two main "pillars". The first one is about direct manipulation and covers not only vanilla effects, but also debuffs, charm-like abilities, and the power to force targets into suicide.

The second one is more progressive and revolves around a special, immobile summon called "Phantom Image". By directing spells at said summon, the magician is able to create stronger effects that circumvene some limitations of other spells - but of course, using the Phantom Image as "vessel" is more difficult than just casting a spell directly at an enemy.


Alteration

Problem:

So much potential, so little possibilities...

Solution:

New perks and spells to enchant weapons mid combat, create dwarven constructs (including different Centurions) from Dwemer scraps, teleport, walk on water, ...

On top of that, perks that enhance existing mage armor spells, and some more of everything.



Restoration

Problem:

Similar to Alteration. Can do few things only, and slightly too abusable. Anti-undead spells suck.

Solution:

Restoration skill level affects magnitude of wards and healing spells.

My vision is closer to a DnD-style cleric and shaman, with some paladin mixed in, and that's why I introduced a bunch of new archetypes - auras, curses, and plagues. I also created perks to support them all.

New anti-undead spells have been created - including a new "spell combo" mechanic, and a very special reanimation spell completes the school.

Wards have been reworked as well, since the vanilla wards suffered the omnipresent "new spell is just stronger version of old spell"-syndrome.


Enchanting

Problem:

Overpowered. Yay! ALso a grindfest without equal.

Solution:

Contains perks necessary to craft spell scrolls. Scrolls do NOT require you to know the spell; all you need are the related perk, paper rolls, ink, and a quill (serves as a portable crafting station - activate in inventory). Note that crafting scrolls gives access to otherwise removed spells, but many spells remain unavaliable vial scrolls. This is intended.

New "Arcane Archery" perks allow you to cast spell that travel alongside fired arrows.

When actually enchanting, more perk investment is needed, "Extra Effect" comes at a cost, and perks have been rearranged. Also allows you to craft the exploding elemental bolts from Dawnguard and elemental traps (see "Lockpicking").

Some enchanting lists have been rearranged, so that you'll not be able to place certain enchantments on as many pieces as before, and the "crafting cycle" enchantments have been replaced. They still appear on certain quest reward items, but should not be obtainable.


Non-perk changes:
  • Strength of spells casted from scrolls scales with Enchanting directly
  • Using scrolls and "Arcane Archery" spells levels Enchanting


Miscellaneous Changes

  • Dual-casting spells results in 200% cost and 220% magnitude.
  • Added a more potent Frostbite Venom; dropped by Giant Frostbite Spiders
  • Fixed every bug I came across
  • Increased vendor inventory respawn time to 6 days
  • All new weapons are distributed among enemies and blacksmiths
  • Dawnguard crossbows appear on enemies as well, with a mediocre chance on bandits and a high chance on soldiers
  • All new spells can be found in loot and bought from appropriate merchants
  • Removed loads of spell school assignments from enchantments, they only caused issues and fail
  • Modified in-game help menu to reflect the changes, and edited/added a few loading screens as well
  • Modified, buffed, deleveled pretty much all artifacts in the game
  • Added a respec potion. You'll get one for free when updating/installing SkyRe, and when using the console like a cheater (help "respec").





In vanilla Skyrim, the only real difference between an Orc and a Breton is that one needs an additional piece of magic resist gear.

To make race choice matter, I redesigned all racial abilities from scratch. No copy-pasta from Morrowind/Oblivion - all new, fresh and still lore friendly.

Also, I modified race heights - this time, I did use Morrowind's values. And all loading screens and race descriptions were adjusted to mirror the changes,

Redguards

- Removed "Resist Poison"
- Removed "Adrenaline Rush"
- Added "Desert Training"
- Added "Sandstorm Charge"


Being the most talented warriors in all of Tamriel, "Desert Training" gives them a headstart in melee combat, increasing stamina by 50. "Sandstorm Charge" is great to get ahead of any enemy during combat, since it boosts movement speed and slows time for a short duration and is usable every 3 minutes.


Nords

- Removed "War Cry"
- Added "Warrior Heart"
- Added "Last Stand"


Nords are fierce warriors, and I think the new ability suits someone who fight until the bitter end. Your damage output increases as your health decreases. The boost is non-linear, and grows fast when close to death.


Imperials

- Removed "Imperial Luck"
- Removed "Voice of the Emperor"
- Added "Imperial Charisma"
- Added "Tactician"
- Added "Attack Order"
- Added "Guard Order"

They used to be crappy ability-wise. Now they fill a niche by having the strongest followers, since "Attack Order" and "Guard Order" allow you to adjust your followers' speed, attack damage and incoming damage, depending on what's necessary at the moment (offense or defense). Both are lesser powers that can be used every ten minutes and last for five minutes. "Imperial Charisma" modifies buying and selling prices, and "Tactician" damages an attacker's stamina by 10% if the attack was blocked.


Argonians

- Added "Protective Scales"
- Added "Claws"
- Heaviliy modified "Histskin"


"Protective Scales" reduces damage from all blade-based weapons by 25%, fitting a scaled lizard. The new Histskin works entirely different than the old one; basically, you can switch between "disabled" (everything as usual), "Health","Magicka" and "Stamina" mode. The latter three double the regeneration of their respective value, but negate the other two. Sounds like a bad deal? I bet there are a few uses you can think of. :) Each mode is a power of its own, so you can easily swap using hotkeys. Also added "Claws", which is the same ability as Khajiit have (that means the bonus scales with stamina).


Wood Elves

- Removed "Resist Disease and Poison"
- Removed "Command Animal"
- Added "Wild Hunt"
- Added "Wild Companion"
- Added "Wood Lore"


"Wild Hunt" increases bow damage against all non-playable races by 25%. "Wild Companion" can be used every 10 minutes and calls a leveled animal companion. The summoned companion is leveled, behaves like a summoned creature (but doesn't count towards summon limit), and varies depending on the location you are in.

"Wood Lore" allows you to enhance all arrows with a magical infusion at a forge. Infused arrows explode on impact, paralyzing all targets for one second, and reduce their one-handed and two-handed damage by 30% for ten seconds. Crafting these arrows requires 15 arrows, two empty petty soul gems and three spider eggs (creates bundles of 5).

High Elves

- Removed "Regenerate Magicka" higher power
- Added lesser power "Channel Magicka"


"Channel Magicka" allows you to enhance both your spell magnitude and cost proportional with your remaining Magicka percentage. Burn your Magicka fast for better spells, switch tactically between "Channel" "non-Channel" mode, depending on enemies. Suits the image of Tamriel's most talented mages. Note that switching requires any weapons/spells to be sheathed.


Dark Elves

- Heavily modified "Ancestor's Wrath"
- Added "Ancestor's Fury"

ON ENEMIES, Ancestor's Wrath now triggers automatically, once they get hit and drop below 50% health, and is not limited to one use per day. In addition to the flame cloak spell, it also adds 50% additional strength to fire-based spells. The flame cloak effect starts at a damage of 5 per second, but grows by 3 every 10 levels, up to a maximum of 17 (before bonuses are calculated in, including it's own).
ON THE PLAYER, it also carries the fire bonus, but no cloak is cast; instead, you'll get a 15% chance to avoid incoming physical damage. Players also get "Ancestor's Fury": Once per day, if your health drops below 30%, you trigger a huge explosion and two angry Dunmer ancestors arrive to aid you. They are leveled and use strong weaponry.


Bretons

- Removed "Dragonhide"
- Nerfed "Resist Magic" passive
- Added spell "Twin Blood Summoning"
- Added spell "Twin Blood Eruption"

This is a very interesting one. Both new abilities are spells, not powers, and require you to sleep between uses. Both spells take long to cast and reduce health continuously while active (no Magicka cost), and also negate your passive magic resistance for two minutes. Why bother casting? Well, they have supreme effects once pulled off. "Twin Blood Summoning" allows you to summon an unlimited number of creatures while active, and "Twin Blood Eruption" doubles spell magnitude of all spells, while halving casting cost. High risk, high gain.


Orcs

- Added "Orcish Smiting Lore" (25% improved tempering)
- Modified "Berserker Rage"

"Berserker Rage" is a good power, strong and with RP-value, so it stays with slight adjustments. Instead of being limited to one use per day, it can now be used multiple times, but it is required to sleep between uses. While active, you still deal double damage, and all incoming damage is reduced by 25% now (includes magic). However, the activation costs health, and while raging, benevolent potions are 75% less effective, so use some tactic. I also wanted to give them an additional passive buff though, and "Orcish Smithing Lore" seems perfect.


Khajiit

- Added "Feline Athletics"
- Added "Survival Instinct"
- Tweaked "Claws"
- Tweaked "Night Eye" to be permanent/toggleable

I want Khajiit to feel like agile cats, and increasing movement speed and jump height, while reducing falling damage via "Feline Athletics" (+ 20% speed, half falling damage) seems like a logical step to this goal. "Survival Instinct" triggers once per day, if your health drops below 25%, and increases attack speed, and movement speed even further. The bonus on "Claws" is now stamina dependent; the formula is x += (0.1*stamina).




NOTE: Some of these elements can be toggled on/off in game. See theguide I linked at the top of the page.

Combat in vanilla Skyrim basically consisted of spamming power attacks with an "Absorb Stamina" enchantment or vegetable soup. No tactic was required, and stamina did virtually nothing.

Thus, I decided to make a new combat system that heavily relies on stamina (and, to a lesser extent, on health) and forces you to use more tactic, especially when using the other enemy boosting modules EnemyAI, EnemyScaling and EncounterZones.

All changes apply to all actors; they dynamically spread as you approach someone. Since it's all about numbers and tables, I strongly recommend to read the guide linked in the FAQ to see whether this module is for you.





Vanilla Standing Stones provided nice boosts that were either small or overpowered...

I prefer a "give and take"-approach, with most stones having up- and downsides. Thus, the new bonuses are as follows:


  • Warrior Stone: Unchanged
  • Thief Stone: Unchanged
  • Mage Stone: Unchanged
  • Apprentice Stone: Gives a magicka regen boost and magicka, but a magic resist malus.
  • Serpent Stone: Gives a 50% bonus to sneak attacks, but 20% malus on all attacks if target is alerted.
  • Lord Stone: Gives 25% magic resist, increases damage from non-magical attacks by 25%.
  • Atronach Stone: Gives 150 magicka, spell absorb unchanged, almost negates magicka regen (-95%).
  • Lady Stone: Boosts stamina and health regen by 50%, reduces magicka regen by 50%.
  • Steed Stone: Carry weight increased and frost resistance, but fire weakness.
  • Lover's Stone: Damage taken and dealt both boosted by 50%.
  • Tower Stone: Unlock locks up to expert difficulty infinitely. No downside.
  • Shadow Stone: 25% boost to pickpocket chance, 25% higher buying prices
  • Ritual Stone: Triples duration of summons, at the cost of 25% spell magnitude for other spells.


All related loading screens have been adjusted.




Basically, enemies don' scale well above level 50, and generally suffer from a lack of perks and spells. Since Skyrim Redone promotes high level gameplay, adjustments were made.

Note that these changes do not affect dragons. Get to the "Recommended Mods" section to find a remedy.

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Enemy Leveling:


  • Enemies of vanilla level x now vary between 2/3x and 4/3x, for example: Level 10(vanilla) -> Level 5 - Level 15 (modded)
  • High level enemies and boss level enemies scale up to level 100
  • Enemies at vanilla level 1 scale between 1 and 3.
  • Thieves and random Assassins have a new max level of 100, and level at the same speed as the player.


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I modified enemy stats. In vanilla, some enemies gain huge, free boosts to health, magicka and stamina. in Skyrim Redone, they start at 100, just like you, and gain more with every level - just like you. This makes gameplay fair and opens up new tactics - you can avoid spells and make mages run out of Magicka, for example.

This feature is somewhat experimental; it does not cover Forsworn yet, but if it is well adopted, it will at some point.

Additionally, enemies carry more perks and spells, including the new stuff from Skyrim Redone. Though ASIS does a more thorough job at distributing stuff, so you might use that on top.

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The aforementioned changes only affect humanoids. Creatures and animals carry realisitc resistances - steam-driven Dwemer machines are weak to frost, but strong against other magic and bladed weapons, ghosts turn invisible when not attacking themselves to materialize, skeletons shrug off bows and most other damage from non-blunt sources, and so on. A detailed list is omitted due to the size limitations of the nexus pages.

I also added a few loading screens with information on creatures.




In vanilla, many enemies spend a considerable amount of time doing nothing, waiting for a beating. A few tweaks to give them some more brains were made:


  • Enemies attack more often
  • Enemies block more often
  • Enemies get a lot more aggressive when ganging up on someone
  • Enemies are a lot better at bashing while you power attack
  • Enemies attack more often while you're staggered


Zero scripting involved, but pays off well. HIGHLY recommended.




In vanilla Skyrim, most zones adjust to your level completely. This makes it easy to beat any dungeon, whenever you may reach it.

This little plug-in assigns minimum levels to many zones, quite a few being rather high, That means you will come in situations where enemies might just be too strong to beat for the moment... but it also means that you might just get a sweet piece of loot when beating a high-level dungeon early.

If you don't use this module, you're a wussy.




This modules is special. It requires the Main module, as well as Chesko's Frostfall to be present, and enhances the Wayfarer per tree with perks that build upon Frostfall. Go here for more information.



Translations:

-> Japanese

-> Russian

-> Chinese

-> Spanish

-> Brazilian Portuguese

->Polish

->German

->Italian

->Czech
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More compatibility patches:

Lorecraft: Link

NOTE: The ReProccer is recommended for compatibility patching when dealing with armor and weapons, but won't work with the "no-Dawnguard" version.

Staves of Skyrim by Kearsage

Categorized Favorites configuration files: By okal (probably most actively maintained), by Toffer90, by DemonAK.

Broadsword perks by shadow_paladin.

Dreamcloth Addon by GFHuber

Unarmored perks by Kayem 237

SkyRe perk tomes by jalmpitt

Compatible spider/insect-remover.

Some vampire face texture fix compatibility stuff by alexsilvestre.

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Recommended mods:

Climates of Tamriel by jjc71: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802
- Good lighting contributes a lot to your experience, and this mod brings GREAT lighting and weather. Also nice with the Sneak changes.

Dual Wield Parrying by Borgut1337: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9247
- Helps your dual wielder/spellblade to survive in SkyRe's harsh combat

iHud by Gopher: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3222
- I highly recommend to at least disable the crosshair. Reducing the hud contributes a lot to atmosphere.

Mighty Dragons by Erkeil: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13423
Deadly Dragons by 3Jlou: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3829
- I left Dragons untouched. Use any combination of the above.

SkyTEST by etayorius: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10175
- Same as for dragons. SkyTEST is just awesome - do yourself a favor and get it. ^^

BYOG by Athyra: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18474
- This little mod heps you to tweak everything to your needs and comes with a nice interface

More Dynamic Injuries by Thomas Kaira: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17987
- Contributes to the feel of deadly, dangerous combat

Apocalypse Spell Package by EnaiSiaion: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16225
- F*cking magic by a mad script wizard. :D

No Skill Limit by fLokii: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22800
- Uncaps skills for NPCs

1st person camera height change by Sevroth: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22182/
- Adjusts the first person camera to be at proper height

Character Creation Overhaul by syclonix: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587
- Even more depth for character choice, and works with my race module

Locational Damage by Kamuhl: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12615
- Locational damage, adding another layer of depth to combat




- Bethesda, for releasing modding tools in a time dominated by overpriced DLC (and for releasing DLC that is not s overpriced as the standard)
- The authors of SkyEdit, because that's what I used before the CK
- Quite a few modders that authored the mods I've used over the course of time, since I learned a lot by looking at some of their files

- The people that decided to support my hard work with a donation; there's not many things that feel as rewarding as realizing that some people are willing to pay for your work, even if it's available for free.

- All the people that help me with useful feedback and bug reports, especially the following:
TheThirdRace, seandavid, ragnarr, knac, CloudR, ArchXeno, Hyet, shiaun, Slayer3010, Crashloop, MsLeeches, Aknevrec, eskmul, Sir Vinnie, mjharper, Marekwie3, desuzakido, Nowhereville, konrad1703, Starlight14, DanAgile, ivactheseeker, Fearil, Toffer90, RisingManes, Krhanal, Lokiron, vegeta0585, obdown666, Blake81, Athyra, Oogee, Kazekage1, Timarot, Metal-Gear REX, dmsmikhail, trickssss, Omenpapa, Stardust, Akratenn, ThyHarrowing, Kozui
...and whoever I may have forgotten.

Special mentions:
mcdraken, who literally contributed hundreds of ideas, and shaped the mod to a huge extent
RileyWulf, who contributed buttloads of text
Rabitfriend for doing a great deal of user support

- The translators that make sure SkyRe reaches out to the world

- SilversParlor for doing the graphic stuff on this page

Credits and thanks go to the following modders for allowing me to include their work in Skyrim Redone:

- 747823 - Weapons of the Third Era
- jonwd7 - Brawl Bugs Patch
- PrivateEye - Heavy Armory
- Borgut1337 - Sneak Tools
- Grantiz - Recurve Longbows