Skyrim and Dark Souls are two of the most beloved RPG games of our time, with two distinct approaches to combat. Fans of both have posted mods in the past aiming to mash the two together – such as this Skyrim mod that makes combat reach more like Dark Souls – and now another modder is aiming to overhaul Skyrim’s melee weapon animations to make them more like those in FromSoftware’s action-RPG.
A new mod posted by creator Miken1ke on Skyrim Special Edition’s slice of Nexus Mods adds “animations for the battleaxes and warhammers inspired by Dark Souls”, which – as you can see in the preview clip below – gives Skyrim’s own movesets a whole other flavour. Swapping out Skyrim’s more single-strike, slash-and-bash style, the mod adds more chained swiping movements to the animations of its chunky melee weapons, and flourishes reminiscent of Dark Souls’ approach to combat.
Similarly, another of the creator’s “Elder Souls” recent mods (made in collaboration with modder Distar66, who helped create the SkySA animation framework that these mods use), brings sweep attacks à la Dark Souls to the open-world game, allowing you to, well, sweep multiple enemies off of their feet rather than just one.