Here we’ll run through 22 of the best ENBs available for Skyrim. ENB stands for “Environmental Notice Bulletin”, an additional file that significantly improves graphics or environments of the game, and basically serves as a graphical or stylistic overhaul. Those who are looking to change the old visuals of Skyrim to completely new and impressive ones should consider checking out some of the excellent mods.
22 Best Skyrim SE ENB Mods
1. The Grim and Sombre
This ENB mod is specifically used to apply different color schemes to the game, and you can choose any of the schemes such as Vaermina, Malacath, Jyggalag, Hircine, and Azura. It’s fun to apply different colors and keep experimenting until you have the one that’s just right for you.
2. K ENB Pure Light
This one particularly focuses on improving colors and lights of the game’s areas, but it can be quite an intensive mod to run, and you may find your performance struggling if you use this ENB. If your PC can handle it, though, check out this stunning mod to drastically improve the lighting of Skyrim.
3. Tranquillity ENB
Tranquillity is a great environmental overhaul mod that greatly improves the environments of vanilla Skyrim, which, let’s be honest, looked pretty bad. Give your Skyrim a peaceful vibe with this excellent ENB.
4. Rudy ENB
This ENB adds a very nice overlay to the look of the environments. The main advantage is that it doesn’t take a particularly powerful PC to run, whilst it still gives you overall improved lighting and atmosphere. A good halfway point for people with less-than-optimal PCs.
5. RealLike ENB
A gorgeous and colorful ENB that aims to make Skyrim prettier, sharper, and more vibrant, whilst also balanced for both weak and powerful PCs. Whether you’re playing on a super beefy Titan-infused PC or a crappy notebook laptop, you’ll be able to enjoy this graphical overhaul.
6. Snapdragon Prime
The best part is that bokeh effect (blur created by out-of-focus images) that makes the Skyrim look great and far more fantastical. Also, it brings you several additional schemes to choose from and those three slots that you can fill with your favorite ENB mods.
7. Vividian ENB
It creates a dreamy look or a soft tone environment that is perfect for the forests or foggy places. Great for improving the many, many forests, foggy places, marshes, and more that’ll you be spending hours walking through.
8. Stakado Cinemascope ENB
If you want your surrounding having a cinematic feel, then go for this ENB. It scatters the filmy look in the environments, so it feels more spectacular while exploring.
9. Antique Dragon
To get the best color schemes in almost all the environments this is a must have ENB and thus it comes as one of the top Skyrim mods. Just try it and you will get to know what the real magic in this ENB is. A truly stunning mod!
10. Noir ENB
This creates a wonderful aura that contains black and white or similar tones. The ENB mod works amazingly with warm shades and makes everything stand out. Great for building a moodier, more atmospheric Skyrim.
11. JK’s SKYRIM
The mod dramatically improves cities and towns, making them look and feel more alive. It helps to give the game world an entirely different feel, making some of the towns and cities feel almost like a completely different game.
12. Ultimate HD Fire Effects
Most of the time, the fire in Skyrim looks weak and underwhelming, especially when it comes from a fireball flying out of your hand. It’s a big part of why vanilla Skyrim’s magic always felt so weak and unappealing to me, the spell effects just look naff. This mod fixes that issue and vastly improves the look of all fires and fire spells.
13. Wet and Cold
The world of Skyrim is meant to be a wet, cold, and harsh place in the far Northern region of Tamriel. So, why doesn’t it feel like it? Sure, vanilla Skyrim has plenty of snow and big mountains, but you never get the sense that it’s a particularly cold and harsh place to live. The people certainly don’t seem to mind! This mod intends to alleviate that problem, by making the world of Skyrim feel wetter, colder, and generally more unpleasant. Characters will dress more appropriately for these harsh conditions and will react more to the cold.
14. Race Menu
This one adds more details to the characters so you can make your character look much better than vanilla Skyrim allows. Using this, you can tweak small details like eyes, hair, brows, beards, etc. for both male and female of any race. Make your character look more like you intended with this great character customization mod.
15. Skysight Skins
A great mod that makes the skin and characters of Skyrim look much better and far more detailed. It helps to make the people of Skyrim look prettier and less… well, ugly. I mean, just look at that man’s skin! Very nice.
16. Pure Waters or Realistic Water
There’s a lot of water in Skyrim, and in vanilla Skyrim, it doesn’t exactly look very good. You’re going to seeing it and wading through it a lot during your adventures, so why not make it look cleaner, prettier, and just better overall basically? There are two options for improving the appearance of the water in Skyrim: Pure Waters and Realistic Water. Realistic Water aims to simulate realistic water physics and fluid motion, while Pure Waters makes the water appear calmer and more placid.
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17. Skyrim Flora Overhaul
This one improves all the greenery to a great scale, so the forests look excellent. Also, it improves the lighting in these areas and improves the grass textures even more. It adds details to forests and makes all the woods looking entirely new.
18. Tetrachromatic ENB
This wonderfully colorful and vibrant mod aims to make the world of Skyrim feel more fantastical and mythical and less flat and ordinary. Think more Lord of the Rings, less historical Viking fan-fiction. Also, you get to say tetrachromatic, which is fun, too.
19. Re-Engaged ENB
It is an improved version of Vividian ENB that creates an environment of soft tone that suits foggy places. A better option for those who are willing to push their PCs to their best for the sake of a beautiful Skyrim. Good stuff!
20. Nyclix’s ENB-Reshade
This mod is such a blessing as it makes all the environments colorful and alive and it is available for both ReShade and ENB. A great way to make the world of Skyrim more vibrant and dynamic and less grey/brown and less dull.
21. Cinematic Film Looks
As the name implies, this is another version of the Cinemascope ENB that creates a film-inspired aesthetic for the environments of Skyrim. This mod aims to give Skyrim a more cinematic look and feel, but it’s up to you to decide whether that’s something you want.
22. Zera ENB
This one works with weather mods such as Climates of Tamriel, Dolomite weathers, Natural Atmospheric Tamriel, Surreal Lighting, Vanilla Weather, etc. It’s a great way to bring together some of the best weather overhaul mods available to Skyrim to have the weather, sky, and environments all looking as bright, vibrant, and detailed as possible.
Including ENBs with Skyrim make the entire game world a spectacular place to perform gameplay. Every one of these mods is the best Skyrim ENB that you can try from standard rim to special rim. These are a fantastic source to have improved graphics to a great extent so try any of them and share how it feels after having these mods.