Part of the fun for players in the world of Skyrim is taking a companion or few on adventures as they traverse the vast landscape, plundering dungeons and completing quests. There are a number of mods available already for Skyrim Special Edition that take adventuring with a partner to the next level. Here's a few of our favorites.
The fully-voiced delight that is Sofia is a lore-friendly (depending on opinion and play style) follower who accompanies the Dragonborn on his (or her) adventures. Voiced by Christine Slagman, the dialog is not only witty and humorous, but also reacts to surroundings, other NPCs and select quest lines.
If you need a companion for life and are tired of the in-game vanilla characters, be sure to give Sofia a try.
Companions and Followers
This handy mod implements a variety of characters who traverse Skyrim and integrate with fellow NPCs. While they travel around the world of Skyrim the 12 followers do remain at a single location one day per week to make hunting them down just a little bit more convenient.
Here's a list of all the companions added:
- Alana: Female, Fire Mage and Conjurer.
- Shyvana: Female, Lightning Mage and Conjurer.
- Elsif: Female DarkElf, Frost Mage and Conjurer.
- Ashe: Female, Archer
- Coda: Male, Tank.
- Devesha: Female, Conjured Weapons.
- Haj-Meer: MALE SUPLEXING ARGONIAN!? Unarmed Only.
- Keiko: Male Kajiit, Two Handed Warrior.
- Leona: Female, Two Handed Warrior.
- Mira: Female, Paladin Archetype, Can cast weak healing spells on self, default weapon enchant Turn Undead.
- Mulgrom: Male Orc, Dual Wielding.
- Sheena: Female, Dual Wielding.
INIGO is an interesting Khajiit who sports more than 7000 lines of dialog. Both a skilled warrior and capable partner, INIGO is able to be controlled effectively, even in combat, without the use of other mods and settings. For example, sheathing your weapon in battle will cause INIGO to cease combat and return to your side. And you can whistle to him too.
Garm the Husky Companion
Our last pick is not of human form but a husky. Meet Garm, the husky companion.
Husky dogs are cool. Running around with one by your side as you slice the heads of undead Nords is even more cool.
Who do you enjoy traversing the land with? Sound off your favorite companion mods in the comments!
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Okay, now I gotta buy Skyrim Special Edition specifically for Sofia.
Sofia is available in the original Skyrim as well if you already have it.
Oh, sweet, I do! I'll have to check that out then 😂 maybe she'd make a good wife lol
Sofia is a great companion. She's quite funny, especially when drunk!!!!
Just a quick correction (sorry for being that guy) Inigo is a Khajiit
Can you marry the companion(s)?
Yes you can, at least the vanilla companions. Not sure about mod companions, although I would also guess you can.
Yeah, it's the mod ones I'm curious about.
I just read the description of the companion mod Sofia, yes you can marry her. Usually the popular companion mods by reputable authors allow you to marry the new companions as well. In the case of Sofia for example, you need to spend some time with her and acheive some requirements before she becomes available for marriage. You can read the mod page to find all the details.
Kewl beans! Thanks for that info!
would be nice if they fixed companions so that they don't just screw off and forever disappear with all the stuff you asked them to carry for you. I'm 2:2 on next gen with this issue - first Piper disappeared forever in Fallout 4 3 DLC's ago and this time around in Skyrim, the default companion you get vanished too and the game won't allow me to hire a new one
Did you tell your companion to return to a particular location when you don't need them?
Since achivements are disable for modded characters, I can't use them unfortunately.
Achievements? Who cares about achievements?
Exactly, that's why I've stuck with the original rather than the SE version. Not only that but the original has a lot of mods that can overhaul the visuals anyway.
Ah, Sofia. We had some good times together. For anyone who is curious about finding more followers, check out nexusmods.com . There are some pretty good mods on there, I used them for the original game, pretty sure they work on the updated one too.
On the original game, follower tweeker mods are a must have before even thinking about adding new ones, cause without that, they are really dumb and buggy. Isn't it the same here?
Not with Sofia, I haven't needed any other mods installed prior to installing her as a companion.
Sofia is sure pretty and probably the best companion mod. But I like my Lydia and I modded her on my PC by giving her a new hair style from the Apachii hair mod, plus the Coverwomen cleaner face textures from the original Skyrim mod. Lydia looks prettier than ever now, plus it was an interesting experience learning about creating a mod myself :)
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