Skyrim Special Edition

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ENB for Obsidian Weathers that is inspired by Grim and Somber ENB for LE. This brings an ominous feel to the world of Skyrim with its gloomy color palette, subtle lighting and dark skies. Includes multiple performance options, DOF strengths and Night Eye Fix (Off By Default). Created by the same author as Re-Engaged/NVT/Intrigued/Semirealis ENBs.

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This ENB is dedicated to Gordon for your amazing support to the modding community. You were always supportive of my ENBs and Screenshots. You continually gave me motivation to keep working on my ENBs. Really not just to me but, many members of this modding community. I know you would have been first to support this new ENB of mine

You will be sadly missed by many. May you rest in peace! 

A ENB that is inspired by the AMAZING Grim and Somber ENB for LE. However, does not try to be exact look but, tries to bring that grim feel while still having my own personal touch. 

(Used with Obsidian Weathers Mod) 

If you are looking for an ENB that gives a ominous feel to the world of Skyrim than this may be for you. This ENB brings in a gloomy color palette and subtle lighting (without making it too dark) and achieve some dark and ominous looking skies. 

 ENB Weather Supported. Will need SKSE and ENB Helper if you want to use the new function. Highly recommend for best visuals 

Wow, only a couple days old and is already on the hot files list. Thank you everyone for this support. 


Welcome to my newest ENB for Skyrim Special Edition. OK OK, I know. I have a problem and can't seem to stop. lol. So anyways, here is my newest ENB for Skyrim SE. I know my four other ENBs tend to lean on the realistic or realistic/fantasy so, I hope this one is a welcome change. 

I truly hope that you will enjoy this new ENB preset!! Let me know what you think. 

--- Standalone ENB ---
--- Quick and Easy Installation ---
--- Full Quality / Quality / Performance Options ---
--- Optional DOF strengths to meet your preference ---
--- High Quality Ambient Occlusion and Indirect Lighting ---
--- Spectacular God Rays thanks to Adysss's Add On Shader ---
--- SubSurfaceScattering to help your character skins look great ---
--- Built in ReShade effects to aid in achieving a quality image ---
--- Ability to turn on Vignette, Letterbox and Grain effects ---
--- Built in Nigheye Fix to allow Night Eye to work ---
--- One-click Night/Interior Darkness Adjuster ---
--- Built in Sharpening and SMAA ---

Note: There are specific mods I use and build my ENB around those mods. You can see the main mods I use listed below in the "mods" section. Of course, you are free to use what mods you choose and this ENB may look perfectly fine with those mods. But, I do adjust all direct lighting colors in this ENB so, it can impact texture mods and their looks quite a bit. So, may not look just like my screenshots or video. 

Videos from Mod Author



Videos from Youtubers

Thank you Artic Scrolls for a great video. 

Thank you Hodilton & Wazalang for this amazing showcases

Here is another nice video from PredCaliber and Pheonix


And from GhilesB

All versions use custom LUT file to adjust colors as well as various ReShade effects that are built into the ENB to change up the color palette.

Full Quality Version:
- Sharpening
- God Rays
- SubSurfaceScattering
- Image Based Lighting
- Skylighting
- Cloud Shadows
- Detailed Shadows
- Distant Shadows
- Skin Specular
- Sun Glare
- Volumetric Rays
- Complex Particle Lighting
- Bloom
- Wet Effect

Quality Version:
- Sharpening
- SSAO (Lower Quality)
- God Rays
- SubSurfaceScattering
- Complex Particle Lighting
- Skylighting
- Sun Glare
- Volumetric Rays
- Bloom
- Wet Effect

- Sharpening

Hot Keys:

Shift + F12 - Disable/Enable ENB All Effects
Shift+Enter - Bring up ENB menu
Shift + F7- Disable/Enable DOF
Home - Lock FPS to 59
* - Show FPS

Overall Performance Hit:(Of course, varies by PC)

Full Quality: 15-20 FPS
Quality: 8-15 FPS
Performance: 5-7 FPS

Night Eye Fix Adjustment (Off by default)

The Nighteye Fix is designed and tuned for Vanilla Nighteye. However, depending on your mods you are using such as predator vision or better vampires the nighteye/vampire vision might not full trigger with ENB with the current default settings. You will have to enable and tune this in yourself. See the screenshot or video I have posted below to see how to do it. (Link for Full Size Photo: NightEye Adjusting )


This should set the new trigger point for your nighteye/predator/vampire vision. 

Brightness- I recommend leaving at the default location a.k.a 1.0 in your skyrimprefs.ini. Easiest way to adjust brightness when use ENB is through the ENB menu in game (Shift+Enter) and then under colorcorrection adjust brightness. However, the best way is explained in my "How to Tweak" video below.

SSAO-SSIL- If you are using my Full Quality/Quality presets I recommend disabling the vanilla SSAO via the graphics options if you are trying to save FPS. 

DOF- If you are using my Full Quality preset I recommend disabling vanilla DOF via the graphics options. This will disable the blur underwater though.

AA- I have added in SMAA. It is on by default. It is up to you if you want to use just SMAA or use SMAA with TAA or FXAA. You can disable SMAA as well by change the option at the top of the enbeffectpostpass shader in the enb menu. 

I do recommend a mod call bethini which is a good tool to easily adjust graphics settings beyond the vanilla graphics menu and without having to go into the ini files. Check it out here: BethINI 

Note: While I mention my other ENBs in this, the process is exactly the same


Pre Step- Make sure you have the correct weather mod for the preset you are using.

Obsidian Weathers 

1. Download ENB Binary from here: ENB Binary Here

2. Extract ENB Binary folder (Suggest using program called 7-Zip) and open wrapper folder

3. Copy ONLY the d3d11.dll and d3dcompiler_46e.dll and paste into your Skyrim Game folder (Same location as launcher)

4. Download and Extract File (Recommend using a program called 7 Zip)

5. Open Main File (Install)

6. Select Version and open folder you want (Full Quality, Quality or Performance)

7. Copy all contents and paste into your Skyrim Game Folder (Same location as your launcher)

8. ( 
#8-10 Optional if want different DOF strengths) Open Optional DOF folder

9. Open Folder of DOF you want ( Stronger, Extreme, Screen-Archery, Subtle or Static)

10. Copy contents of folder and paste into your Skyrim Folder and allow to overwrite

11. (If you want weather support) Download SKSE from here and install manually: SKSE SE Build

12. (Also needed for weather support) Install ENB Helper from here: ENB Helper 

13. Now you can play Skyrim

How to Tweak ENB with Tips and Tricks

Vortex Installation 

See this video from Gopher on how to install via Vortex. It starts at about 11:50. Note: He is using Re-Engaged ENB but, the concept is the same across my ENBs. 

Delete enbseries folder, d3d11.dll, d3dcomiler_46.dll, enblocal file, enbcache folder and enbseries file from your Skyrim Folder

This is by no means an all inclusive mod list. There are many amazing mods out there on the nexus. This is just my main environmental mods that you see in my videos and screenshots. Click on name of mod for link. This is not necessarily in load order either. 

Noble Skyrim (Oldrim)
Skyrim 2019
3D Landscapes 
3D Trees & Plants
3D Rocks
Trees Add On 
Skyrim Flora Overhaul (SFO) Trees Only (only overwrite treepineforest03)
HQ Tree Bark
Tree Bark HD (only optional Aspen texture-mossy)
Realistic HD Tree LOD-Dark Version
HD LODs Textures
Fluffy Snow
Majestic Mountains or UFHD Mountains
- Realistic Water Two
Blended Roads
HD Photorealistic Ivy
Deathbell (Oldrim)
HD Road Signs
Ember HD (not optional more orange but, using optional flame)
Rudy's HQ Light Mods (all of them)
ENB Light
-  Veydosebrom Grasses
Enhanced Lights & FX (ELFX) (with Enhancer)
Ethereal Cosmos
Obsidian Mountain Fog
Blowing in the Wind
Skyrim Is Windy


I do use many other mods for my Skyrim with myself currently running over 170 mods. Feel free to check out these mods guides to further enhance your Skyrim. 

NORDIC Skyrim - Yes Another Guide to Modding Your Skyrim SE by nordic0cold
Click Here: Nordic Skyrim


You can check out the orginal Skyrim SE Mod Guide S.E.P.T.I.M by zackalope
Click Here:
 S.E.P.T.I.M- A Load Order & Install Guide


You can check out the TUCOGuide 2.0 by ponurymazepa
Click Here:


Check out PredCalibers Youtube Channel and he walks through a Nordic Mod Guide (With some minor differences) Install using MO2 if you like to see how its done. 
(Link for the series PredCaliber YouTube Mod Guide Playlist )

1. I am getting frame rate drops and/or stutters.

ENB for SE is not equal when compared to Oldrim ENBs. So, somes performance may vary. You can try switching from windowed to borderless or vice versa. Additionally, you could disable in-game vsync and use driver to force vsync

2. Night Eye or Predator Vision does not work.

There is a nighteye fix in the enbeffect shader which was set for vanilla nighteye. If you are using a modded nighteye effect you will need to enable and adjust the settings yourself for you mod. 

3. Nights are too dark or not dark enough.

Unfortunately I am very limited with SE ENB binaries. However, you can adjust night by a quick click of a button. See folder 3 in the download file to see how to quickly adjust nights and even interiors. Also you can adjust night and/or interiors via the in-game ENB menu then expand enbeffect and scroll down to nights or interiors and adjust settings there. 

4. Overall image is too dark or bright

Make sure to calibrate your monitor. Unfortunitely, when I create an ENB I can't take into account all the different monitors. For example those with IPS monitors will find colors darker and richer vs what I see on my TN panel monitor. 

5. How do I disable Bloom or DOF

Open the in-game ENB menu by hitting shift+enter and uncheck the lines bloom and Depth of Field and hit save towards the top of the menu. 

6. Was is your ENB such a big FPS compared to other ENBs 

I think this is subjective but, if that is the case it would be more if you are using my Full Quality preset which has a most ENB effects enabled to achieve the best image quality. I guess it pays to play. And in this case, the cost is FPS. 

7. Will you be making a realistic preset for other weather mods

Not sure yet.

For most Bethesda for the great game. 

Boris- For the ENB Binaries

ReShade Team- For the ReShade Effects

Marty McFly - For Enhanced Depth of Field Shader with DOF/SSAO

MaxG3D- For Bloom Shader

Mastso and Rudy- For the enbrain textures

Tapioks - For Day Night Interiors (DNI) for enbeffect Shader

JawZ- For enbeffectpostpass Shader

phinix- for help with getting nighteye fix into the enbeffect shader. Check out his ENB The Truth. 

l00ping- for help implementing ReShade Effects into ENB Shaders for me and AGCC

Rudy- For implementing SMAA into my ENB

Adyss - For his ENB Add On (ENB Add On (God Rays)) 

engelbert- for steering me in the right direction for the ENB rain
Thank you so very much to Stephen Griffiths for the cover photo and banners

Natural View Tamriel (NVT) ENB
SkyrimSE Re-Engaged ENB

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Re-Engaged ReShade

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Adaptive ReShade
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Re-Imagined ReShade
Witcher 3: Supreme to Extreme Graphics
Intrigued ENB