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.
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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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