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High quality texture overhaul for all weapons and shields of the Dawnguard faction.

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[size=+3]EcthelionOtW Dawnguard Weapons - Auta i lome[/size]

[size=+2]About this Mod[/size]

Auta i lome - the night vanishes! These words in Elven tongue I had in mind when I decided to create a texture overhaul for the Dawnguard weapons and shields, since this marks the essence of the Dawnguard how I see it. As a result of that idea I created these re-textures with the sun as the ultimate nemesis of all undead creatures as a central symbol and silverized metal as the thing they fear most.

Sadly enough these fine pieces of weapons and armory have hardly been seen on screenshots or used ingame by most people, which may be caused by the distinct lack of charm and character of the vanilla textures for these items. Therefore I've created this mod - to enhance their vanilla look, while staying true to the lore with highly detailed new and/or modified textures, to make them both believable and pleasant to look at.

These items can be obtained from members of the Dawnguard faction, either via trade or - if you side with the Vampires - through looting. Some items can be found in Fort Dawnguard to be picked up freely.

Completion Status :

- Steel Crossbow, Bolt and Quiver - complete
- DG Warhammer - complete
- DG Waraxe - complete
- DG Shield - complete
- DG Rune Shield - complete
- DG Rune Warhammer - complete
- DG Rune Waraxe - WIP

About the looks of it images can say more than thousand words of mine - especially since I have the honour to have some of the greatest screenarchers on the Nexus as regular beta testers for my work. Be sure to check out their remarkable work in the gallery on this front page and in the image section of this mod. I also recommend to watch the beautiful review videos below to see how these items look ingame.[/size]

[size=+2]Video Reviews[/size]

by hodilton

by dptheslothking

by sidras01


[size=+1]Skyrim 1.9+ is required for this mod to work as well as the Dawnguard DLC.[/size].


Download the mod file and extract the file into your skyrim directory, e.g. C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonskyrimData and say "yes" when being asked to integrate and override or simply use NMM. Choose only ONE version - main or performance.[/size]


[size=+1]Delete the file via NMM or manually by deleting the files contained in the mod folder within your Skyrim "Textures" folder.[/size]


[size=+1]The mod has no compatibility issues except with other mods that modify the same textures.[/size]

[size=+2]The Items[/size]

by maymay1588

[size=+1]The Dawnguard war axe has been re-done with completely new highly detailed wood and silver steel metal textures.[/size]

by Tom Araya

[size=+1]The Dawnguard warhammer has been re-done as well with new wood textures and decoratively silverized inlay parts.[/size]

by Gweneal

[size=+1]The Steel crossbow, bolts and quiver have received new detailed wood and metal textures as well.[/size]

by TomAraya

[size=+1]The Dawnguard steel shield has been enhanced with HD wood textures and a more believable metal surface.[/size]

by maymay1588

[size=+1]The powerful Dawnguard Rune Shield, which is a unique item has been decorated with the faded golden symbol of the ancient Dawnguard, which gives this old heirloom a believable and adorable look, which matches its inherited power.[/size]

[size=+1]The mighty Dawnguard Rune Hammer, which is a unique item has been decorated with the faded golden symbol of the ancient Dawnguard and provides now a splendid addition for every weapon collection.[/size]

[size=+2]My other Mods[/size]

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EotW Dresses of Imladris

EotW Dovahkiins Journeyman Armor

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EcthelionOtW Mage Equipment Overhaul

Noldorian Ancient Falmer Armor

Noldorian Hadhafang Reborn and other Elven Blades

Noldorian Elven Archer Armour and Bow

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Virtus Imperii - Armour and Weapons

EcthelionOtW Real Golden Septims

Noldorian Ranger Armour - Standalone

Noldorian Lifeguard Cuirass

EcthelionOtW Dragonborn Bow Retexture Pack

Noldorian Royal Elven Bow and Quiver - Standalone

Noldorian Nightshade UNPB UNP

Noldorian Divine Huntress Armour

Noldorian Huntress

Noldorian Royal Elven Armor

Noldorian Auriels Bow

Noldorian Auriels Shield

Noldorian Dawnbreaker


[size=+1]Credits go to...

- someone special for being there and an invaluable inspiration
- Bethesda for creating the gaming masterpiece Skyrim, Dawnguard and Dragonborn DLC and the HD texture packs
- Professor Tolkien who made a fact-loving lawyer and historician believe in magic again, the day I discovered his unique and ever outstanding work back in 2001
- Peter Jackson and WETA Workshop for being a great inspiration for this mod
- Lana del Rey, Howard Shore, Harry Gregson-Williams, Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini and others for helping me through endless hours of modding work

and last but absolutely not least to my fantastic group of friends and beta testers :[/size]

Grace Darkling

[size=+1]The gallery on this front page is a tribute to YOU and your contribution, your friendly help and encouragement and as well to your inspiring and outstanding modding and screenarchery work. I would not be modding anymore without you! THANK YOU SO MUCH![/size]


[size=+1]This file is a NEXUS EXCLUSIVE and may not be ported to other sites!!!
You are not allowed to use any assets of this mod whithout my permission.[/size]


[size=+1]Now, after so much reading you really deserve the visual joyride provided by my wonderful Beta testers. Be sure to check out their other work here on the Nexus ( links to their work can be found in the "Credits" section. Enjoy it![/size]

by Yyna

by misslexi

by Nataly1q2w3e4r5t

by solsikke737

by Insanityman

by Gweneal

by Yyna

by Tom Araya

by misslexi

by maymay1588

by FastestDogInTheDistrict

by maymay1588

by Nataly1q2w3e4r5t

by TomAraya

by Ibanez85

by Gweneal

by FastestDogInTheDistrict

by Yyna

[size=+1]more are coming soon...[/size]

[size=+2]Author's note[/size]

[size=+1]If you like this mod please take a second to show your apprechiation or leave a comment or load up a picture - I'd be really grateful for it, since I have put many hours of work and a lot of determination into it. If you enjoy a mod a few clicks should not be too much to ask for. If you face any issues please let me know, so that we may find a solution.