Skyrim Special Edition

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This mod aims to make the Soulgems more immersive, fantastical and crystal-like and outright beautiful!

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I am not the original author of this mod. This mod is the work of the super coolHarodath and I have obtained full written permission from the OG author to port,  modify, maintain & further develop this mod for Skyrim Special Edition. Even then, if the OG author finds this mod in violation of any of their terms, they have the right to BURN IT DOWN!

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- Different styles between Empty and Full Soulgems
- Unique textures for each pair of Lesser, Common, Greater, Grand and Black Soulgems
- Transparency and crystal-like textures for Empty and Full SAoulgems
- Glow map for Full Soulgems
- New normal map, diffuse map and glow maps
- Immersive and Aesthetic
- Amzing in light and dark scenarios
- Even more beautiful with lighting and ENB modifications


This mod changes the look of soulgems in the game (never would have guessed that)!

I never liked the look of the soulgems in-game, like they were made out of cheap plastic. A while ago, I already released a replacer to fix this but since then I discovered much more possibilities with nifscope and stuff. This mod aims to improve the soulgems further, showcasing a stark difference between an empty soulgem and a filled one for example.

Also, the general look is improved, adding glowmaps to the filled soulgems, a unique texture to ALL of them giving you the ability to recognize each of them whether you have an empty lesser soulgem or a filled greater soulgem and also transparency since they are gems and not dull opaque stones.

The mod also aims to add some immersion to the game.

I used to iamgine the soulgems as powerful artifacts able to contain the soul of another being, be it men or mer. Therefore, in my mind they are made out of extremely clear clean and precious material, like they were created out of immortal tears themselves made to contain the spirit of life with all its pain and joy as well as the the calm yet desperate last moment (a bit dramatic, I know).

So isn't a soulgem a powerful vessel waiting to be filled? With this mod it will certainly look like it.

Transparent but expensively pure surface waiting to be filled with life. NOTE: This also means that they aren' that noticeable anymore and do not glow from far away like a star waiting to be found by every darp without knowledge. You have to look for them.

On the other hand we have the filled soulgem burning on the inside with great power. The more intense the life force, the more powerful the soul inside. Only the lore and fantasy woven into the game keeps them there, making them even glow through the wounds the spells have left on them.

Filled soulgems are easier to be found since the soul inside screams for release. You should look for glowing signs throught your adventures.


I created this mod for myself and thought I would share it with you. It means this mod has not been tested with Vanilla Skyrim but rather with ENBs and other mods thsat affect saturation, bloom, lighting and toher aspects.

It will work as intended with Bleak ENB by trustinall since I use it myself and tweaked around the settings to work with this mod just fine.

This doesn't mean it won't work well with toehr ENBs or Vanilla - obviously the results will differ for everyone based on their own personal setup but it will be awesome nonetheless!


ULYTRA (new addition made by me - PhenomFaz) - 2048x 4096
HIGH: 1024 x 2048
MEDIUM: 512 x 1024
LOW: 256 x 512


SS-Arcane-Runes (brush for glowmaps) by Obsidian Dawn; dA: redheadstock