Skyrim Special Edition

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foxlight713 - ported to SSE by Hilli1

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About this mod

Standalone retextured Dragenborn DLC Nordic Weapons with glowing runes. English and German version available.

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Runed Nordic Weapons


This mod is not mine. It is mainly a port to Skyrim Special Edition based on the work of foxlight713. Some adaptions were made by me.

Original Mod:

Runed Nordic Weapons by foxlight713

All credits go to foxlight713. A permission declaration you will find below.

Note: I don't accept any kind of donations. Furthermore I will not take part on the new announced mod authors donation system in any way. 
When you feel you should donate, please give some money to the animal shelter next to you.
Of course you can donate the original-author when you find a donate-button on the original page. Let modding be free. Forever.


This Mod adds runed versions of the Nordic Weapons. The visual difference compared to common Nordic Weapons is the added glowmap on the new weapons.
The new textures have dragon runes added:

  • Dagger - KRII LUN AUS - Kill Leech Suffer - Marked for Death
  • Sword - HUN KAAL ZOOR - Hero Champion Legend - Call of Valor
  • Great Sword - SU GRAH DUN - Air Battle Grace - Elemental Fury
  • War Axe - MID VUR SHAAN - Loyal Valor Inspire - Battle Furry
  • Great Axe - FAAS RU MARR - Fear Run Terror - Dismay
  • Mace - GAAN LAH HAAS - Stamina Magicka Health - Drain Vitality
  • Warhammer - FUS RO DAH - Force Balance Push - Unrelenting Force
  • Bow - WULD NA KEST - Whirlwind Fury Tempest - Whirlwind Sprint
  • Shield - IISS SLEN NUS - Ice Flesh Statue - Ice Form

The added dragon runes are a visual improvement only and do not have any other meanings.

The meshes are optimized with Nif-Optimizer. I have tried to upscale the original textures from 1K to 2K via GIMP 2. The result is difficult to see. Because of this the main version is in 1K still. Try out the new 2K version if you want. I am open for suggestions doing it better.

In addition I have improved the stats of the weapons slightly. In comparision to the common Nordic Weapons the Runed Noordic Weapons have the following improvements:

  • damage + 2
  • critical damage +2
  • weight -1
  • value +50

The weapons are standalone. This means no other items will be overwritten.

The weapons can be crafted, tempered and enchanted. For crafting you will need the smithing perk Advanced Armors.

If you want to add the new items via console here are the item id's:

  • Dagger - XX009464
  • Sword - XX009470
  • Great Sword - XX009468
  • War Axe - XX009474
  • Great Axe - XX006597
  • Mace - XX00946C
  • Warhammer - XX009478
  • Bow - XX0036CA
  • Shield - XX00F20D

The mod is cleaned and checked for errors in TES5Edit.

How to install ?

Use Mod Organizer (recommended) or Nexus Mod Manager. If using manual installation unpack the 7-zip-file in your Skyrim data directory.


  • Skyrim Special Edition
  • Dragonborn DLC

Known Issues:

  • Runed Greatsword does not appear on followers.


Q: Is the mod compatible with ... ?
A: The mod adds new items only. No original assets of skyrim are affected. The mod should be compatible with everything.

Q: Does this mod use scripts?
A: No.

Q: Can I savely merge the mod with others?
A: Yes.

Q: Why did you improve the stats of the weapons ?
A: Why not ? I mean they are runed. Magical. Unique.

Q: Can you port the mod for XB1 ?
A: No.

Q: Why ?
A: I don't use XB1.

Q: Can you build a bsa-file ?
A: No.

Q: Why ?
A: I use loose files only for all my mods. If you want a bsa-file you have to do it by yourself.

Q: Why do you use loose files only ?
A: This is my personal decision. There are many discussions about the topic bsa vs. loose files already. This is not the right place for a new discussion.

Q: I found a bug.
A: You can report it in the bugs section of this page. I will try to fix asap.

Q: Are the weapons lore-friendly ?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you add ... ? / Can you change ... ?
A: Maybe.

Q: I don't like these weapons.
A: I don't need any complaints how you don't like the mod. Use another mod.

Permission Declaration:

The assets in this mod are free to use and can be modified and uploaded.

I copied the permission-tab from from the origonal mod page of Runed Nordic Weapons by foxlight713:

  • Other user's assets
    All the assets in this file belong to the author, or are from free-to-use modder's resources
  • Upload permission
    You can upload this file to other sites but you must credit me as the creator of the file
  • Conversion permission
    You can convert this file to work with other games as long as you credit me as the creator of the file
  • Modification permission
    You are allowed to modify my files and release bug fixes or improve on
  • the features so long as you credit me as the original creator
  • Asset use permission
    You are allowed to use the assets in this file without permission as long as you credit me
  • Asset use permission in mods/files that are being sold
    You are not allowed to use assets from this file in any mods/files that
  • are being sold, for money, on Steam Workshop or other platforms
  • Author notesFree Use as long as credit is given and the original author is notified.
  • File creditsNordic Weapons (c) Dragonborn DLC & Biowar


Bethesda (of course)
for Runed Nord Hero Weapons
foxlight713 for Runed Nordic Weapons
ousnius for SSE Nif Optimizer