Briraka’s Draugr Overhaul

From Skyrim Nexus Latest Files

Ever got to the end of a dungeon and have been disappointed that almost every unique, named draugr boss has the same appearance? Never thought it made sense for ages old draugr to be shambling about with pristine newer iron shields? Briraka’s Draugr Overhaul is just what you need, my friend.

Almost every named draugr boss has been given a more unique appearance, both in accordance with the lore provided in game and to provide general diversity in draugr boss looks, while sticking to mostly vanilla sensibilities. Regular draugr now carry rusted iron shields that better match their armor, higher level draugr use stahlrim equipment instead of ebony, and the dented iron shield found on hulking draugr introduced in the Dragonborn DLC now has it’s own unique texture and mesh(courtesy of GojiRex’s Actually Dented Dented Iron Shield).


King Olaf One-Eye – New appearance and equipment to enforce the lore found in Olaf and the Dragon. The NPC in Sovngarde has had his outfit changed to reflect his draugr appearance.

Curalmil – New appearance and stats to reflect his status as a master alchemist.

Fjori and Holgier – New stats to enforce their status as equals in accordance to the lore found in Of Fjori and Holgeir. The two ghost NPCs have had their outfits changed to match their draugr appearances.

Guardians Torsten and Saerek – New appearances to give them a sentinel-like vibe.

Gatekeeper – Changed her stats to a regular draugr boss and gave her a stahlrim greatsword. She has the same armor as the two guardians.

Warlord Gathrik – Changed the Steel Battleaxe of Fiery Souls found on the back of his throne into an Ancient Nord weapon and gave it to Gathrik to actually use. The axe on the back of his throne is now just a regular steel battleaxe.

Red Eagle – Changed from a regular draugr into a burning skeleton that has a 100% resistance to fire.

The Gauldursons – Changed them into skeleton warriors. According to lore, they were hunted down and sealed off, so I figured they wouldn’t have gotten a proper embalming. Changed the model of the Staff of Jyrik Gauldurson into a silver dragon priest staff to better match the ancient nord aesthetic of the other Gaulur weapons.


Anything that edits the records “DLC2IronShieldAA” and “DLC2StahlrimShieldAA” may result in invisible shields. Anything that edits the record “NakedSkeletonBodyAA” may result in Red Eagle’s remains being invisible.

NOTE: This mod carries forward 


Place “BriDraugrOverhaul.bsa” into your “Skyrim/Data” folder.

If you use OpusGlass’ Cannibal Draugr on Solstheim, go into “ESP Cannibal Draugr” and then place “BriDraugrOverhaul.esp” into your “Skyrim/Data” folder.

If you don’t, go into “ESP Vanilla” and then place “BriDraugrOverhaul.esp” into your “Skyrim/Data” folder.


GojiRex – For his Actually Dented Iron Shield mesh.

OpusGlass – For making “Cannibal Draugr on Solstheim”.


Cannibal Draugr on Solstheim –

This mod gives the draugr on Solsteim new appearances based on the lore found in the Bloodmoon DLC from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Red Eagle Remade –

Like Red Eagle to be more briarheat themed? Just load after my mod.

Draugr Upgrades and Improvements –

Greatly improves regular draugr diversity and has it’s own versions of King Olaf One-Eye, Guardian Torsten and Saerek, and Red Eagle. It even comes with a patch for Cannibal Draugr on Solsthiem.

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