There are companions to help your quest, but even then, it's clear the Dragonborn is largely outnumbered in their endeavours. Thankfully, a new Skyrim mod lets you take a whole army of followers into battle. Everyone has their favourite, and whether you're partial to Serana or J'zargo, wouldn't you love to take multiple companions with you?
Being \"resource-friendly and script-engine light\", the Follow Framework mod is designed to be compatible with other Skrim mods and just about any follower out there in Skyrim. Whether you want a mix of different races or an army of 10 dogs, this pick n mix mod lets you do it all. Better yet, you can import custom followers and use them. Does anyone fancy building the X-Men in Skyrim?
With the ability to manage up to ten home bases, your dismissed followers will head back there when you don't need them. Impressively, your followers can be assigned roles like healer or tank, as well as one of ten combat styles. It's far more in-depth than you can imagine, with the mod also giving the option to reduce infighting within your group.
Basically, each follower becomes a fully-rounded companion in Skyrim. You can alter their morality, learn skills off them like a classic NPC, and in turn, teach them abilities too. The Follower Framework is available for both the Special Edition and base version of Skyrim. Just when you thought a mod that would finally let you pet dogs was the best Skyrim had to offer, what about 10 pettable dogs that are your loyal pack?
I play on xbox one. This is the only mod I have installed. I have played vanilla already just to make sure it wasnt a game issue. Basically when you get any follower you can give them one arrow and they will always have that one arrow and use it, infinitly. After I install this patch this doesnt happen. I give them any number of arrows and they will use them but once they run out they go back to iron arrows...at least Faendal does... Not really a major issue. Just something I thought to ask about.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim offers players plenty of things to do and see. This myriad collection of activities, however, doesn't have to be experienced alone. Plenty of recruitable followers are willing to tag along with the Dragonborn in their adventures. Nevertheless, most players by now have likely traveled with just about every vanilla follower in the game.
Vilja is one of the most highly-regarded follower mods on Nexus. Some fans may even remember her from Oblivion, where she was also a downloadable companion. Vilja is an aspiring bard with her own detailed backstory, one that players may certainly find interesting.
The majority of the vanilla followers in Skyrim aren't terribly interesting. In addition, not too many of them are Bosmer, one of Tamriel's most prolific elven races. Mods that add characters that are actually interesting to learn about can really break up the monotony of an otherwise familiar playthrough.
Auri is a fully-voiced Bosmer archer that can more than hold her own in a fight. She possesses her own approval system regarding the player's actions as well as a small questline. Auri's even compatible with a few other follower mods on this list, such as Lucien and Inigo.
Now, through the efforts of the modding community, Shirley herself can be recruited as a follower in Skyrim. She even recorded lines of dialogue specifically for the mod, which is a nice touch. When looking to explore with a more lighthearted companion, Shirley is a safe bet.
Inigo is perhaps one of the most popular and recognizable follower mods out there. Vanilla Skyrim contains disappointingly few Khajiit followers. Inigo, however, more than makes up for that deficiency with his well-crafted and likable persona.
He possesses over 7,000 lines of unique dialogue, commenting on a wide range of topics. Inigo is a stealth-centric companion who avoids clumsily blundering into traps. He'll even whisper when the player speaks to him while sneaking, which is a cool little detail. It's definitely the quintessential Khajiit follower mod for Skyrim.
Visually, Hoth's appearance is also unique. His clothing and body textures are custom-made, which makes him stand out from most other followers. Interestingly, he's also able to give the player radiant bounty quests an infinite number of times. Never charge into battle without this grizzled veteran by the Dragonborn's side.
This mod represents an interesting take on the follower mechanic. Why travel with a stranger when players can explore Skyrim with themselves? The Familiar Faces mod allows the player to port characters from other save files into their current game.
For players who enjoy a little romance along with their questing, the Kaidan follower mod is a good choice. Like other companions on this list, players will need to spend some time with Kaidan to learn his backstory. His and the Dragonborn's relationship will play out organically through conversations and dialogue decisions.
As far as combat is concerned, Kaidan is a satisfactory tank. He can withstand as well as deal respectable amounts of damage in a fight. Getting to know Kaidan, either platonically or romantically, is something worth considering when choosing interesting follower mods.
Although inept at combat at first, Lucien will learn from the player, becoming more competent as time goes on. The player can also train Lucien to expedite the process. He even has special interactions with other followers on this list, such as Inigo, Hoth, and Kaidan, and also reacts either positively or negatively to the player's decisions. It's definitely a mod that deserves serious attention.
Sofia is one of the most highly endorsed follower mods on Nexus. Her popularity stems mainly from her humorous (and often lewd) lines of custom dialogue. Traveling with her tends to brighten Skyrim's dreary atmosphere considerably.
Along with these additions come 25+ followers that players can recruit. Their backstories, personalities, and motivations are all unique, and thus there simply isn't enough time to thoroughly examine each one. Players should install the mod and discover their interesting stories for themselves.
As with the Khajiit, there's a startling lack of High Eleven followers in vanilla Skyrim. Nebarra, an Altmer mercenary, is something of an underrated mod. He's fully voiced, and often incorporates unique interactions with other NPCs.
Nebarra's personality is described as rude and gruff. As a veteran of the Great War, he doesn't suffer fools lightly. Nebarra even possesses his own personal quest players can undertake off the coast of Solstheim. It's certainly not a bad mod for fans who want to experiment with different follower add-ons.
Each follower has their own personality and play style. The mod also adds a few new weapons, armor, and a hidden quest that goes along with their backstories. If ever Skyrim needed more cats, Khajiit Will Follow gets the job done admirably.