Ever wanted to fly in Skyrim? Now you can and nab yourself a spiffy pair of wings to boot! A new creative mod not only gives players a glorious pair of wings to enjoy, but those wings are fully functional, allowing players to fly to their heart's content. 

From dragon wings to delicate fairy appendages, this mod isn't just the angelic aesthetic that many might immediately think of. There are numerous style options in addition to color features as well. 

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According to the mod's creator, the Animated Wings Ultimate mod comes with 62 fully animated wings that all come with "configurable immersive effects" in addition to customized controls. The flying is also totally optional for those that just want to look pretty but remain firmly boots on ground.

 

The creator also added that these wings are configured to feel like wings, meaning player movement can be adjusted to feel the additional weight. It's pretty spiffy how detailed this. As a mod creator myself, I'm constantly looking at Nexus Mods to see any components that fellow modders are willing to share and when I stumbled on this one, I thought it would just be another silly cosmetic mod (not that there is anything wrong with that). When I found out how truly detailed it was, it was too good not to share even though Skyrim is an older game. 

More details about the mod include: 

Mod Features:

  • 62 individual sets of wings across 6 distinct variants.
  • All wings are fully animated and behave appropriately when performing actions such as jumping, sneaking, swimming, and flying.
  • Multiple 100% configurable effects, allowing wings to range from being purely aesthetic to being delightfully overpowered, all adjustable in-game.
  • Customizable controls that allow you use all effects and functions of your wings without ever needing to open a menu or switch spells/powers. (Works with controllers, too!) This convincingly makes the wings feel like a part of your character, not just some spell or power you have.
  • Includes the much-requested ability to easily toggle wings on and off for both the player and NPCs.
  • Wings work on both the player and NPCs, any gender, and any race. NPC wings now actually persist until removed by the player. (This was a problem with previous versions.) Player wings are also now 100% permanent and will no longer be unintentionally removed by any in-game events.
  • Full Flying Mod integration with enhanced functionality and configurable controls, allowing for flight at the push of a button without having to open any menus! (Main versions only.)
  • Grant any NPC wings with the new "Endowment of Wings" spell.
  • Individual wing sizes can be easily adjusted to suit any taste or preference.
  • Includes optional animation files, allowing for certain animations to be enabled or disabled.

Wing Effects:

  • All of the effects are 100% configurable and can be turned up, down, or off if desired.
  • Jump height boost: Your wings propel you to greater heights. Default boost is just high enough to let you vault over standard-sized NPC's heads.
  • Fall damage reduction: Your wings slow your fall, reducing fall damage. Default is 0% fall damage. (Affects player only.)
  • Swim speed boost: Your wings propel you through the water with greater force. Default is 30% swim speed increase.
  • Gliding: Use your wings to glide short distances. Simply hold down the "Jump" button to glide and cross over previously un-traversable gaps.
  • Automatic beast form recovery: Wings are automatically removed when transforming into a Vampire Lord, Werewolf, or Werebear, and are automatically
  • re-equipped when returning to your normal form. Works on NPCs, too!
  • Wings can be easily toggled on and off with three different options: a spell, a power, and a configurable shortcut button.
  • NPC wings can be easily toggled on and off with a spell or set to match the state of the player's wings automatically.

Ready to fly in Skyrim thanks to this Ultimate Wing Mod? You can download it for yourself right here. Be sure to also check out our Skyrim game hub for more mods, cosplay, and tips before you dive back into Tamriel! You can also sound off with your thoughts on this particular mod by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames!