Skyrim modder makes it impossible for the Dragonborn to die in battle

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An image of someone being wounded in Skyrim.

When they’re not casting spells on chickens, being hunted down by couriers, or checking their phone, Skyrim’s Dragonborn can occasionally be found utilising their powers to do something mildly heroic.

After all, if the prophesied slayer of the world eater doesn’t eventually get around to fighting Alduin and putting all of the province’s other baddies to the sword, then no one else will be able to do it.

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Sadly, this can prove to be a pretty dangerous mission for those heroes playing on the game’s harder difficulties, occasionally leading to Skyrim’s saviour being prematurely slain. Thankfully, a new mod has arrived to ensure that the Dragonborn’s tale never has to end with a misjudged jump or underestimated draugr.

Would you prefer being carted off in a Skyrim ambulance to dropping dead?

The mod in question is called ‘Player Wounded SE’ and is the work of modder marcfer3, whose previous mods have allowed you to turn enemies into followers and made torches last forever.

Now, however, they’ve turned their attention to the concept of mortality itself, devising a way in which the Dragonborn can be plucked from the jaws of death and hastily bandaged up in order to continue with their important quests.

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The mod accomplishes this by preventing your last save from loading upon death and instead transferring your character to Whiterun’s Temple of Kynareth as soon as their health runs out and they fall to the ground.

From here you’ll be nursed back to health by the priestesses, before being able to reunite with your followers and head back out into the world without a scratch.

This is all the mod does at current, but marcfer3 seemingly has big plans for it going forward, having declared their intention to add in a mechanic that’ll allow enemies to loot your inventory before you’re carted off and the ability for followers to be taken to the temple in a similar manner as soon as they fall in battle.

If this has you sold and you’re planning to download the mod, you might also want to make sure you’ve disabled autosaving in your game and also override your tirelessly-honed quicksaving skills.

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