Vex Modding

Dark Ages Dragons

Published: Category:Dark Ages SeriesWritten by: Vexonar

Beauty and Brutality

These modules work jointly to provide a visually appealing combat experience. Choose one or both depending on your load order needs. You have control over the customizing.


Brutal Beauty

There is no credible story of how dragons came to be. According to dremora that the College of Whispers has “questioned,” they just were, and are. Eternal, immortal, unchanging, and unyielding. They are not born or hatched. They do not mate or breed. There are no known examples of dragon eggs or dragonlings. The Iliac Bay area has stories of such things, but so far all have proven false. The eggs turned out to be eggs of other reptiles. The small dragons were merely oversized lizards and had no relation to true dragons.

Although they are not born, dragons can die.

``There Be Dragons`` by Torhal Bjorik

Nobel yet terrifying

Dark Ages Dragons AI Overhaul seeks to add a bit of zest to the Dragons of Skyrim.

Vanilla Dragons

Vanilla dragons are already slightly tougher than base game. Their damages were increased by 2% and defenses were given a 5% bonus and they have more abilities.
You can determine how much extra damage dragons do and how much more their resistances are – this is done by reducing your effectiveness in battle and bolstering their natural defenses with a proper difficulty modifier (1.15 = 15% more damage done by dragons and 15% more resists/armor).

Fatality Compatibility

This was done to work with Fatality (or possibly other combat mods) that have dragon modifiers included and allow you to customize your experience. The increased difficulty is for when you level.
If you find a modifier is “stuck” or it seems dragons are way too difficult, set the modifier to 0 and wait a few seconds before setting your value again. The Creation Engine is old and it gets cranky sometimes and you have to give it a swift kick in the rear.

Random Dragon Attacks

Dragons only attack every six days instead of every three (this helps performance)
You can turn off and on random dragon attacks.
When turning off random dragon attacks, this utilizes a special toggle that is also set by A Blade in the Dark.
  • After starting the quest, use your Dragon Power to unset that option.
  • Once the quest is done, you can select the option again for the rest of the game.

Unique and colorful.

Dragons are unique. You will not always know if they are fire, frost, or elemental dragons, and they come in many different colors. Always be on your guard!
Dragons have more than one level to them. You will find:
  • Fledgling
  • Blood
  • Mature
  • Elder
  • Ancient
  • Revered
  • Legendary
Sometimes you will see a Legendary pop into Skyrim, sometimes a Fledgling is found wandering areas. You never know what you’re going to get because life is random. This is to increase your realism, immersion, and fantasy all at once.
Each set of dragons has special shouts and abilities. Mature + can summon random cultists/followers to them, but Fledgling and Bloods have not mastered that call.


Enhance Your Game

Shape the world to your story.

Intense. Deadly. Dramatic battles.

Shape the world to your story.

Ethereal. Unyielding. Skillfully designed.

Technical Info


Dark Ages Dragons AI & Combat is not compatible with ERSO, Splendor, or modifications to Dragon spells, abilities, or shouts. If another combat mod modifies Dragon spells, abilities, or shouts, a compatibility patch is required.

Dark Ages Dragons Textures is not compatible with Splendor.

Compatible with Paarthurnax Dilemma, Beasts of Tamriel, and Divine Cities and Villages.

Load Order

Combat Mods on your Logical Load Order sheet.

Place above Fatality, if using.


How To Use

Add mod to your favorites from the website.

Download mod to your library from in-game.


Have fun.

This mod would not possible without the following resources:


Dramatic Alduin by lightningo
Textures used from Bellyaches as a base and updated with Photoshop and Quixel by Tarshana
Dragon AI coded by Tarshana


  • 3DSMax
  • Quixel
  • Nifskope
  • Photoshop

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