Oblivion

About this mod

This is a list of mods for Oblivion to get you started as well as how to mod the game. Intended for the new player modding for the first time and also those seeking mods to use.

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This 2022 Oblivion modding guide will attempt to teach the new player the basics of modding Oblivion, inform about recent, popular and well-received mods, and instruct how to use essential Oblivion tools like Wrye Bash, TES4Edit, BOSS/LOOT and BethINI and good practises to follow when using them, as well as how to clean mods and which ones need cleaning (not all dirty mods are registered as such in the BOSS/LOOT masterlists). It is recommended that users of this guide have the Oblivion GOTY Deluxe edition of Oblivion (with all DLCs), but regular GOTY users can use it just fine as well.

I don't know every Oblivion mod that is worth using out there. This will be a list just sharing what mods I personally use, have used, seem interesting and others that might interest you.

Only a few mods listed here will be hosted on external websites, with no sign-ups required. The only exceptions to this rule are WAC - Integration which requires a TES Alliance account, as well as an AFK Mods account to download many great mods by Arthmoor listed in this guide. I recommend using the tracking feature to track every mod that you download for future updates that they might have.

Hopefully you have a fresh install that hasn't been touched, or you've just come from Bevilex's guide. If it's the latter, then you can simply skip most of what was already covered in that guide. Most of the mods in this guide are optional unless otherwise noted, or you may have to choose between a few mods which to get.

Mods in the guide are to be installed in chronological order as they are listed here. Regarding low end-PC users, my general rule regarding graphics is to use the Texture Packs section with caution, and only use smaller mods from the Graphics section, to avoid FPS hits. Graphics enhancing ENBs may also not be that viable. However, if your PC meets at around the Skyrim Special Edition recommended system requirements, you shouldn't really have a problem with these things. It must be noted that, adding a large amount of graphics mods will impact performance usually, as Oblivion has an outdated engine, regardless of how good your PC is.

I strongly recommend that you test your game out after installing a few mods or after going through a section, as an issue might appear and you will be able to isolate it. With these things said, let us move on to the guide itself.

Last updated: 2 July 2022 (see Changelogs for version history)


Modding Tools

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Core Mods


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Texture Packs

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Interface

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Character

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Overhauls

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Graphics

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Combat Mods

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Magic Mods


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Skills and Leveling


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Race and Birthsign Mods

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General

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Bashed Patch

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Oblivion Reloaded and ENB (Graphics Enhancing)

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LOD (Optional)

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Mods I No Longer Use

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That's it, you've made it to the end of this guide. I am interested in your feedback as well as suggestions and criticisms, so let me know what you think.