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About this mod

Male only. Allows installation of up to three new cleric armor variants with different armor ratings.

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Based on the Male Cleric Armor mod.

This mod adds up to three new male only cleric armor variants to the game of different armor ratings. This allows the player to keep a clothing, light, and heavy variant installed simultaneously without having to uninstall and reinstall the mod from NMM to switch. Each armor type variant allows the user to select unique rune colors and skin replacer options.

This mod doesn't require the original Male Cleric Armor mod to function; but installing the original mod can allow you up to four simultaneously installed variants.

Armor type determines both the weight and stats of the armor in-game. Light and cloth choices can be crafted under the leather crafting perk, while heavy armor is crafted under the ebony category. In all cases we have taken care to ensure the stats are reasonable and balanced. Heavy armor closely follows the base ebony stats, while light armor is very close to dragon plate stats. The crafting recipes are variations of the basic Ebony armor recipes adjusted for the type of armor in question; but there are some important differences that will make acquiring the required ingredients a slight challenge.


The crafting recipes can be located under either leather or ebony depending on the choice of armor rating. For light and cloth variants the crafting recipes are located under the leather category. The heavy armor variants have the crafting recipes located under the ebony category.


Nexus Mod Manager is strongly recommended for installation.
If you choose to install the plugin manually, you will need to make several choices about how and what to install.
  • Download and unzip the mod archive.
  • Copy the meshes and texture directories from Required to your skyrim data folder.
  • Copy the meshes directory from one of the GauntletVariant directories to your skyrim data folder.
  • Copy the meshes directory from one of either the ArmorVariant/DefaultTex or ArmorVariant/ReplaceTex directories to your skyrim data folder.
  • The nine variants have individual pics inside the FOMOD directory. The names are identical to the directory names that contain the .nifs inside either ReplaceTex or DefaultTex.
  • If you want chainmail or leather instead of skin, use the meshes from ReplaceTex, and not from DefaultTex.
  • If you select a torso variant from one of the ArmorVariant/ReplaceTex directories, you will need to copy one of the SkinVariants to your skyrim data folder.
  • Default uses whatever skin texture you have installed right now for males.
  • Tattoo options will replace the base skin texture for all males in the game, and thus if you use DefaultTex armors, you will now have body tattoos.
  • Chainmail and Leather need a ReplaceTex armor variant, it literally replaces all skin textures with these alternates textures.
  • Copy the texture directory from one of the RuneColors directories to your skyrim data folder.
  • Copy one of the plugin options from the PluginType directory to your skyrim data folder. The choice of plugin depends on your armor variant. Classic, VeryLight, and Robed variants should use a ShowAmulet plugin. All others should use a HideAmulet plugin.
  • Activate the MaleClericArmor(Cloth/Light/Heavy) plugin in the DataFiles window of the Skyrim launcher.

Update history

Version 1.3
  • Adds a custom hood mesh for Khajit and Argonian characters to fix clipping issues

Version 1.2
  • Adds a fourth hand armor variant

Version 1.1
  • Fixed incorrect texture references for mixed gauntlets

Version 1.0
  • Initial release

Known issues

Specific version 2 armor variants do not properly support the weight slider. These are the heavy-full torso, heavy chainmail, and heavy plate variants.
May have compatibility issues with beta releases of Skyrim 1.5 (untested).


Syndharos - Concepts, art direction, screenshots and installer images
NULL9 - Modeling and texturing

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The body tattoos featured in some of the screenshots are from Tattoos by Barricata

Special thanks

To everyone who put their time and effort into creating all the various modding tutorials which made creating this mod possible; in particular:
The Blender NIF Import-Export Tutorial
The excellent Creating an armour for Skyrim tutorials on the nexus wiki
And to all our friends here on the Nexus who supported and encouraged us while working on the version 2 update