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Dark Souls inspired armor and weapon mashup with HDT-SMP physics skirt. Comes with two different texture and mesh sets.

Permissions and credits
Permission Port Description - I've been given full permissions by sarcasticshark and Czano to upload their armor and texture sets to Skyrim Special Edition Nexus. They both have access to this mod page. sarcasticshark maybe popping his head in from time to time to check on comments and see how things on this side of the nexusmods. Please give a huge thank you to Czano for allowing his mod to be ported along with sarcasticshark's on the same page. No words can describe how thankful we are for them allowing this to happen. Please check out their profiles and give them kudo's and endorsements for such amazing work.

For Warning
- This mod requires you to use HDT-SMP Physics. Installation video tutorial on how to get and obtain HDT-SMP physics down in the installation section of description page. The mod will crash your game without it.

Elegant armor mashup. With HDT physics.

Don't forget to check the videos tab for more gorgeous videos!

New update:

Version 1.4:
-Boot Mesh have been fixed.
-Armor fully converted to HDT-SMP Physics
-Virtual Ground and Leg Collisions added

Version 1.3
- Gauntlets fixed, they now align properly with weapons and rings.
- Cuirass and skirt are now one nif file, meaning it no longer has to
occupy an extra slot - meaning no more incompatibility with Dual Sheath
and other mods.
- Also, the skirt now collides with legs. Bear in mind, it's not as perfect as you might think. Clipping still happens,
but much less than before.

This is an elegant, noble armor mashup which may or may not be heavily inspired by Dark Souls and has
HDT physics. It's my first proper mashup, which I made for myself and
I'm still terrible not great with 3D programs so it's far from professional work, but I figured someone out there might enjoy it anyway.

• Can be worn by male and female.

• Is upgradeable and enchantable.

• Has no weight slider because I'm too lazy. Probably will never make one.

• I don't recommend using it with any skeleton that edits body scales such as XPMSE or Subtle Male Skeleton. Technically nothing bad happens but the armor is already modeled to be rather thin and those skeletons will slim your waist to scary proportions. TL;DR don't blame me if you look like a wasp.
To avoid misunderstanding: It is NOT incompatible with XPMS. The armor just will not have the intended shape on male characters. If this doesn't bother
you, or if you play female character, don't mind it.

• The sword uses battleaxe animations, but don't worry – it's still a sword and benefits from sword perks.

For Perkus Maximus users who cannot use the patcher with this armor, a user made patch is available here (not made or supported by me personally, as I don't use PerMa)

If you're looking for a dark armor texture set to go with this armor. You can check out DavidRobson1986's set Resplendent Armor Black and Blood Red Retexture. It's bloody cool and all you need to do is download the texture set and install it. No conversion required.

Joy of Perspective compatible with patch. You'll find Joy Of Perspective SE Here.


I'm overwhelmed by the tremendous positive response I've received for this mod. I never imagined it would become so popular.
You guys inspire me to make more stuff!

I'd also like to clarify that the HDT physics are not my creation - the original skirt with its physics was made by singlebelong, I only edited it.
At the moment I cannot help you in making your own physics, but be assured
that I am going to learn how to work with HDT myself, or die trying.


-Czano's Description for his Armor Designs-

The resplendent armour is a beautiful armour put together by sarcasticshark: it has a very unique
and elegant aesthetic, however I felt like it could use some
improvements in order to be brought to the next level. This mod consists
of a full retexture of the armour made from scratch in high resolution
as well as a plethora of fixes for the meshes mainly consisting of
clipping fixes, mismatching vertexes fixes and closing some open areas
that permitted to see inside the mesh. Some of the meshes have been
redone from scratch (inventory models) and now represent the actual
armour with complete fidelity. I've put countless hours into this mod
(really a lot ) and I hope you find the results worth it. I will say it
right now: I couldn't improve the resplendent armour beyond this point
even if I tried.

-Great Demo of Czano's Armor Textures and Meshes-

-new high resolution and detailed textures for the resplendent armour
(tattered version and greatsword not included as I don't have any
particular interest in those)
-two available versions: 4k compressed diffuse, 4k compressed specular and 4k uncompressed normal (this version
provides the best look but it is very demanding); 4k compressed
diffuse, 4k compressed specular and 2k uncompressed normal (this version
looks very similar to the other one but it is better for performance
and it is recommended for gameplay)
-a plethora of clipping fixes for the mesh (ie: cloth was clipping through the cuirass while performing
certain animations, belt was clipping a lot through the cuirass, leather
gloves were clipping through the metal hand protection while weapon and
spell wielding, etc.)
-many mismatching vertexes fixes for the mesh; the meshes now also have less open areas that allow you to see their insides
-new uv maps for all the meshes that get rid of texture stretching
-new meshes for the inventory models that give an accurate representation of the actual armour

Nothing: just go in-game and the resplendent armour will have a brand new look!

Go to your favourite forge and craft. It has stats equal to ebony gear and
therefore requires ebony perk to make, because balance and stuff.

The following items can be crafted at any forge
• Resplendent Armor, Boots, Gauntlets, Helmet and Greatsword - regular unenchanted versions
• Hallowed Armor, Boots, Gauntlets and Helmet - enchanted versions, for Dovahkiins who don't want to level enchanting

The following items can be crafted only at Skyforge (Whiterun, outside Jorrvaskr)
• Red, white, purple and green color variants of Resplendent and Hallowed armor
• Tarnished Armor, Boots, Gauntlets, Helmet and Greatsword - dark, tattered version of the set, available in two colors
• Abyssal Armor, Boots, Gauntlets and Helmet - enchanted version of Tarnished

If you don't like crafting, you can open console and type help resplendent (or hallowed/tarnished/abyssal) followed by player.additem xxxxxx 1 where xxxxxx is the item's ID.

Throw everything from the zip into your Data folder and activate the esp in the launcher. Also go download HDT Physics Framework and HDT Physics if you don't have it already.

Here is a video on how to install HDT-SMP Framework and Physics

Delete all stuff that you previously placed in your Data folder.

• Some clipping, I'll probably reduce it further in a future update.
• Inventory models don't represent the real armor well, no plans to fix because I don't care how they look.
• Due to my laziness, using pieces individually will look bad (you will
get holes in your legs etc) but I don't know why you wouldn't wear a
full set anyway.
• The active effects tab will tell you Hallowed Helmet gives you only 20% shout cooldown but it's lying, it is 30%.

If you find bugs or general weirdness not listed here, please let me know.

Any suggestions/requests/ideas are welcome, I will not bite you. But
there's no guarantee that I will implement your suggestions.

Thanks to the following modders for permitting me to use their models:
newermind43 for boots and gauntlets
JayMercer for helmet
singlebelong for skirt with glorious physics
Thanks to for being the best texture site ever.
And thanks to Bethesda for everything else I guess.

- SSE Conversion Credits-

You are free to make body type conversions or retextures of this mod. Or anything you want.
However, you cannot upload the boots, gauntlets or helmet meshes without first
getting permissions from the authors mentioned in the credits.
You may use singlebelong's skirt without asking permission (as stated by himself) and the cuirass and textures I made.
Want to make compatibility patches or translations? Feel free, as long as only the .esp is uploaded in such a file.
Don't upload anything to sites other than Nexus.