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A well-groomed, cleaner, and more handsome version of our fiery Companion with two hairstyle choices available. Vilkas also comes with a mood change to make him less likely to snarl at your Dovahkiin for looking at him sideways.

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Handsome Vilkas has been ported to Skyrim Special Edition: Handsome Vilkas SSE


My Dovahkiin didn’t really care for Vilkas at first, as he treated her more like an inferior whelp than the skilled warrior who taught him a thing or two about fighting in the Jorrvaskr courtyard. However, the moment she put on an Amulet of Mara and Vilkas noticed it, everything changed. Gone was the arrogant, self-righteous know-it-all, replaced by a fiery, charming romantic. Where had this man been hiding? My Dovahkiin’s heart melted, and I finally understood why Vilkas was such a popular marriage choice.

However, there were a few things about his appearance that I didn’t feel suited his personality. To me, Vilkas seemed to be the type who would be very meticulous about his appearance, but he’s dirty, his complexion looks like he scrubbed his face with a cheese grater, he has an eternal five o’clock shadow, and the “raccoon eyes” warpaint is sloppy and unattractive.

I tried my best to keep him the same fiery Companion who keeps our Dovahkiins on their toes, just cleaner, well-groomed, and a bit more handsome. I removed the dirt and warpaint, smoothed out his complexion, made a few facial tweaks and proportion adjustments, darkened his hair a bit, and gave him a nicely groomed beard and a different hairstyle.

I also changed his mood from “disgusted” to “neutral,” as I didn’t fancy him snarling at my Dovahkiin constantly. Besides, once you finish the Companions' questline and become his friend and/or spouse, “disgusted” doesn’t really suit him anymore.

I hope you enjoy Vilkas, and if you do, endorsements are very much appreciated. I also love seeing screenshots of the characters in game, so please upload them to the "Images" section.

Required Mods

For both versions, you will need ApachiiSkyHair (the Male Standalone pack "ApachiiSkyHairMale_v_1_2"):

Recommended Mods

(If you want Vilkas to look exactly like he does in the screenshots)
1) High Quality Eyes by Xenius:
2) Better Males – Beautiful Nudes and Faces – New Hairstyles by Chris57 and FavoredSoul:
(I used “Faces – YoungerFacesMergedWithMenByGeonox”)


Extract the file to a temporary location.
Copy/place the .esp in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "meshes" folder with the "meshes" folder in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "textures" folder with the "textures" folder in your Skyrim Data folder.
Make sure the .esp is checked in the “Data Files” section of the Skryim Launcher.

As for where it should go in your load order, it doesn’t really matter, although I would recommend putting it ABOVE any multi-follower mod (AFT, EFF, UFO) just in case.


Uncheck the .esp in the Skyrim Launcher.
Delete the .esp from your Skyrim Data folder.
Delete my meshes and textures.


As this changes Vilkas, it will most likely be incompatible with any other mod that changes him.


None that I know of.


Please leave a comment or send me a PM, and I'll respond as soon as possible.


Please ask my permission before using my mod in your work, and please give me credit for my mod.


Bethesda for creating Skyrim.
The Nexus for giving gamers/modders a place to find and showcase mods.
Apachii for creating such wonderful hairs and for giving me permission to use them.

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