Thieving is really fun Skyrim. Almost all of my characters are stealth thieves. Probably yours too… However, thieving gets bland after playing thousands of hours. We need some flavor. Therefore I made a list of the best thief mods of Skyrim Special Edition. So that you can enjoy thieving to the fullest.
There are many Skyrim mods focused on thieving. Such as quest expansions, armors, followers, houses, and some utility stuff. So, let’s get started. I am sure you will love most of them.
20 best Skyrim thief mods:
1. The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
The gray cowl of nocturnal is a daedric artifact once been possessed by Prince Nocturnal, aka Mistress of Shadow.
Artifact was possessed by the thieves guild leader Grey Fox in the Elder Scrolls of Oblivion. However it didn’t exist in vanilla Skyrim. Later added by creation club addon.
This DLC-sized story quest mod takes you to a 8-10 hours of journey to The Gray Cowl. As a master thief, you must have this ancient artifact.
2. Sneak Tools
Sneaking and thieving is amazing in Skyrim. However, as I have said before, it gets boring after playing millions of hours.
A thief needs tools, gadgets, and such. But in Skyrim, we only have illusion spells to help our thieving.
Thankfully sneak tools mod adds various gadgets to improve your thieving.
3. Skyrim’s Unique Treasures
Thieving is my favorite activity in Skyrim. I love hoarding and selling stolen items. However, item variety is pretty limited.
Unique treasures mod changes that by adding lots of unique items to Skyrim.
These unique treasures can be found in various places. Including homes, inns, shops, and etc.
4. More Rewarding Thieving
Everyone is poor in Skyrim. However, items sold by merchants are super expensive. Where is the balance?
People should have more money. Thieving should be much more rewarding.
More rewarding thieving mod makes thieving much more exciting by adding more valuables to the citizens of Skyrim.
5. Artful Dodger – Dynamic Pickpocket Cap
Pickpocketing in Skyrim is absolutely disaster. Even the master pickpockets might fail while stealing a simple 1 gold.
Maximum pickpocket success cap in Skyrim is %90. Which is ridiculous.
That is why artful dodger mod is necessary for good run with thief character. It increases pickpocketing cap to make pickpocketing more realistic and fun.
6. Opulent Thieves Guild
This is a thieves guild HQ visual overhaul. Visual improvements in this mod includes Ragged Flagon as well.
Well, a full time thief character in Skyrim frequently visits thieves guild headquarters. Therefore any visual and graphical improvement of the area is welcome.
7. New Thieves Guild Members
New thieves guild members mod makes thieves guild headquarters more lively by adding new characters.
Thieves guild headquarters and Ragged Flagon occupies very large places. There should be more people in the area don’t you agree?
This mod adds 3 new follower thieves to the Ragged Flagon.
8. All Thieves Guild Jobs Concurrently
Thieves guild side-jobs are super grindy and boring. Worst of it that you can’t take more than one quest at the same time… Luckily this mod changes that.
With this mod you can take on all seven types of thieves guild jobs at once. Which is great solution. More realistic too.
9. Less Tedious Thieves Guild
As I have said before, thieves guild side jobs requires too much grind. In order to unlock all secrets of thieves guild, you must complete 125 side jobs. Which is pretty frustrating. Well, you can skip that now.
This mod reduces the required side job limit from 125 to 25. Therefore making this questline less tedious and more fun!
10. The Thieves Guild Ladder
Thieves comes and goes to the headquarters millions of times. Why waste all the time trying to get in and out when you can use a shortcut?
This mod adds a secret ladder into the well of Riften that takes you directly to the Ragged Flagon.
11. Thieves Guild Dagger
All guilds in Skyrim offers great armors, clothes, artifacts, and shiny weapons. Whereas thieves guild offers nothing but gold.
Again, a mod does what Bethesda should have done before by adding a new thieves guild dagger to the game.
12. Thieves Guild Training Chests
Thieves guild training chests are useless. They don’t give enough XP and does not reset.
With this mod, thieves guild training chest instantly reset after unlocking and gives gold/exp. Obviously this is much better solution.
13. Riften – Guild City of Thieves
Riften is the city of thieves. Both commercially and historically. Thieves guild headquarters based on Riften and it have huge influence in the city.
But we don’t see anything indicates the dark background of Riften. This mod changes that to reflect the influence of thieves guild.
- New NPCs.
- New chests.
- Hidden storages.
- Secret doors.
- New entrances.
14. The Foxhole
First thief oriented house mod on this list is The Foxhole. It is created for both thief and assassin characters.
It is in Solitude though. Still, it is great mod to have.
As stated in the name “The Foxhole” it resembles a fox tunnel. Also have two ways to enter and out incase something unexpected happens.
15. WolfSkull Manor
Second and the last thief home in this list is Wolfskull Manor. It is a thief player home located in the countryside outside of Riften. A lonely manor…
It is filled with crafting stations, unique storage locations, statues, and garden. Built for a hard-core thief.
16. Lykka The Thief
First thief follower of our list features a beautiful nord thief Lykka.
She is known as Lykka The Thief and waiting for you somewhere in The Bee and Barb in Riften.
17. Kirsten – Voiced Follower
Kirsten is a custom voiced follower, which is my favorite follower type. Also her model is absolutely stunning. Such beauty…
She can be found at Haelga’s Bunkhouse in Riften, ready for adventure and crime.
18. Marcia Follower
Marcia is also a nord thief follower waiting in Riften’s The Bee and Barb.
Unfortunately she doesn’t have custom voice. Uses young eager vanilla voice instead.
However, she is super cute.
19. Thieves Guild Armor
Thieves guild armor is actually pretty good. But it can be much better in HD texture. Especially in 4K and 2K.
Thieves guild armor HD revival mod improves the texture quality of all thieves guild armors.
Don’t bother using this mod unless you have a good PC. Because high quality textures are highly demanding.
20. Destroy the Thieves Guild
Aren’t you bored of re-playing thieves guild questline countless times? Doing the same old questline all over again can be quite boring. How about taking a different approach this time on thieves guild?
This mod allows you to destroy thieves guild plaguing the good citizens of Riften. It adds an option to take a righteous approach on the quest, just like in the assassins guild questline.
Well, a good righteous character can’t be a part of criminal organization.