Skyrim mod brings Elden Ring’s mimic tear to Tamriel as cool new spell

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An Elden Ring-style mimic tear in Skyrim.
Credit: RedxYeti on Nexus Mods.

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.

Many have focused on changing the game by adding fresh quests, challenging dungeons, and majestic player homes to it, with a few even going as far as giving you the chance to visit a clockwork city when they head to Blackreach or gain some Dragon Priest-inspired powers.

If you’re someone who loves firing up Elden Ring when you’re in the mood for a boss battle slightly more difficult than Alduin or just want to wield an interesting new spell, a new mod might be worth taking a look at.

Fancy fighting alongside your Dragonborn’s mimic tear in Skyrim?

The mod in question is simply called ‘Mimic Tear’, and is the latest work of modder RedxYeti. Some of their previous projects have given you a chance to take in Tamriel’s beauty whenever you use the wait mechanic and do some in-depth tweaking to your character.

This time, they’ve decided to create a conjuration spell that summons a mimic of your character, complete with copies of your equipped gear, to fight alongside you or simply provide some company when you’re out exploring the wilderness, so you don’t have to worry about battling them to test how effective your build is.

As you can see in the showcase video above, your doppelganger will function just like a familiar or atronach, though, unlike these creatures, in order to summon it, you’ll have sacrifice some of your precious health points, with a higher conjuration skill decreasing the amount of damage you’ll take every time you do so.

In order to ensure you’ve got a decent vitality pool to draw from, the spell’s tome will only start appearing in the world once you hit level 15, with magic-focused vendors and dungeons that typically boast tomes as loot being the best places to pick it up.

Despite it coping perfectly well with transferring gear from other mods to your mimic, the mod does have a couple of teething issues, with RedxYeti recommending that you edit an INI file to stop your double from “glowing brighter than the sun,” and advising that you might see some clipping issues with open-faced helmets.


If those don’t sound like deal breakers, you’ll need to make sure you’ve grabbed the Skyrim Script Extender, plus some script-based framework mods from Fudgyduff, exiledviper, and powerofthree in order to get things working.

Regardless of whether your Dragonborn is now parading around with a ghostly twin in tow, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Bethesda game modding, including our top mods of the month.

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