The world of Mount and Blade has always been popular for providing modders with a great basis for their work. Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is no different.
The game has a wide range of mods available, and many of them will change your experience for the better.
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With mods that improve on base mechanics to total conversion mods, you will find everything you need, and more, for Bannerlord in this guide.
Here are 20 of the best mods available for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, in no particular order, along with links to download them.
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Best Bannerlord Mods available on the Steam Workshop
Since these are the easiest to install and use, we will first start with the mods you can quickly get using the Steam Workshop. All of these mods also have a Nexus or Moddb page, so if you want them from one of those sites, just click the link for the mod and read the descriptions.
The Improved Garrisons mod is one that, once you try it out, you can never go back to vanilla Bannerlord.
This mod allows players to take control of their garrisons from a distance and train and recruit troops for the fiefdom. You can also command your troops to patrol around the area.
You will also be able to see the status of your settlement at all times and coordinate with the garrisons accordingly. The mod allows you to see if villages are being raided or if they have already been sacked.
By using the Improved Garrisons mod, players can finally properly manage their castles and towns army-wise.
If you remember the promises from TaleWorlds before Bannerlord was released, Roguery was supposed to be a vital part of the game. Players were supposed to be the greatest rogues in Calradia.
Well, with the help of the Fourberie mod, fans will be able to do some of the coolest cunning-related actions you can think of.
With this mod, you can lead a horde of bandits, build a safehouse, pickpocket, assassinate, incite rebellions, and more!
Get ready to destroy kingdoms in ways you could have only imagined before with the Bannerlord Fourberie mod.
Taking the name of one of the best mods for Mount and Blade: Warband, the Diplomacy mod for Bannerlord promises to revamp a part of the game that has been ignored for too long.
This mod will allow players and the AI to start alliances and non-aggression pacts with each other, as well as grant fiefs and claim fiefs when taking them.
War exhaustion and civil wars have also been added to Bannerlord with the Diplomacy mod, making the whole political sphere of Calradia much more interesting.
Mod developer Xorberax has compiled a great list of mods for Bannerlord, which can all be accessed with the use of the Xorberax’s Legacy mod.
By installing Xorberax’s Legacy, players will have access to banks, improved combat mechanics that make it more realistic, work as a peasant, lectures from scholars, and even training fields.
There are many great mods that are part of this pack, and you will love each and every one of them.
The Land Of Sika
The first total conversion mod on this list, The Land of Sika is one of the most successful mods out right now for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.
The mod adds a main story to the game, along with a whole new world map, cultures, weapons, armor, and troops.
The Land of Sika revolutionizes the gameplay, as it adds a pet system, player-built settlements, random events, and a camp system.
Battle Mini Map
This one is pretty straightforward, the Battle Mini Map mod for Bannerlord adds a mini-map to the screen while in battle.
Players can edit every aspect of the mini-map, from the position to its opacity, width, and resolution.
The Battle Mini Map mod is extremely useful for understanding the situation of the battle and where players might need to bring their formations.
Governors Handle Issues
One of the worst mechanics in Bannerlord is the issue system. Every time a town or castle has an issue (an unresolved quest), the prosperity and loyalty of that settlement will be negatively affected.
To fix this problem, the player will have to head over to the settlement and fix the problem themselves.
Since this is obviously a bit of a waste of time, the Governors Handle Issues mod solves this problem by getting your governors to finish the quests.
Trading is a great way of making money in Bannerlord. However, it takes a lot of time, and you need to personally consider the market value of most of your goods.
Since this can become bothersome, the AutoTrader mod can solve all of these problems. Using the mod, players will be able to set everything related to trade they want to automate.
You can set the amount of grain you want at all times, the amount of gold to keep for wages, which weapon tiers to sell, and exactly what goods you want to trade.
Having an endless list of income can become really annoying at some point, as all your workshops and caravans are listed next to all the other income sources.
The Sorted Income mod for Bannerlord nicely categorizes monetary, influence, and food income for players to shorten the endless list of commodities.
Caravans, workshops, kingdom policies, and many other categories will all be listed together and shortened on the income list, for you to easily understand where everything is coming from.
Heal on Kill
A simple but fun change, the Heal on Kill mod for Bannerlord gives combat more of an arcade feel, as players can, well, heal with every kill they get.
There are options to allow the AI to also profit from this mechanic, making combat extremely interesting. Considering how long it normally takes to heal, this can help you a lot.
Though the mod is named Heal on Kill, players will actually receive healing based on damage and will get, by default, 15% of their damage dealt as healing.
Best Mods available on Nexus Mods for Bannerlord
Almost every mod we featured earlier was available on Nexus Mods as well, so make sure to check those out. If you don’t know how to download and install mods on Nexus, we have also made a guide to show you that.
Though we just moved from the Steam mods, the Achievement Un(bloc)ker mod for Bannerlord will allow players to use their favorite mods and still get achievements.
This mod is supposed to work with every version of the game (Steam, Epic Games, GOG) and will allow you to get achievements in Sandbox as well.
Arrange Marriage For Family
Your family will not get married by itself in Bannerlord. So, to fix this issue, modders have come up with a solution: the Arrange Marriage For Family mod.
By using this mod, players will be able to open up a special menu and choose a family member they want to marry off, making marriage a lot simpler.
This will allow you to choose a suitable companion for them and choose how much you want to pay for them if you want them to join your clan.
Today we Feast
One of the best and worst things Mount and Blade: Warband had was feasts. Though they were annoying when you were in the middle of a war, they did add a lot of immersion.
Feasts made the world of Warband feel alive, and Bannerlord needs that mechanic as well. This is why the Today we Feast mod for Bannerlord adds what most players really want in the game.
With this mod, players will finally be bombarded with feasts left and right, as they used to in the past. You can get some influence from hosting the best feasts Calradia has ever seen!
A mechanic that players would have loved for Bannerlord would have been dueling. Challenging your enemies in one-on-one combat is one of the best things you could do in a game like this.
Luckily, mod developer Moloch brought the mechanic with the Moloch’s Duels mod, which allows players to challenge non-wounded captains to a duel.
The mod actually died a few years ago, but it has been updated to work with the newest version of the game.
As you tell, for example, the infantry where to move, the sergeant in command of those troops will also yell the order to the troops they are commanding.
This makes the battlefield feel more full of life and will actually make you feel like the leader of a large army.
Best Mods available on Moddb for Bannerlord
Most mods on the Workshop and Nexus are mods that change your experience a bit. However, most mods you will find on Moddb are total conversion mods.
Since total conversion mods usually take a very long to be completed, most of these aren’t even available to normal fans. But, just looking at the work done at the moment is enough to deem some of these the best mods for Bannerlord.
You can check them out and follow them to be there when they finally come out. If you don’t know how to use Moddb, we made a guide on how to use it as well.
The Old Realms
A Warhammer-inspired mod, The Old Realms mod for Bannerlord is a total conversion mod that adds races, armor, towns, magic, and many other things from the Warhammer universe.
Players can access some of the older versions of the mod by using a beta version of Bannerlord to see all the cool features the mod developers have created.
The devs are also posting monthly updates, showcasing the many features they are adding to the game, so make sure to follow the progress of this mod.
Made by one of the most popular mod developers for Mount and Blade: Warband, Shokuho is a total conversion mod for Bannerlord that will bring players into the Warring States era of Japan.
Fans will have the chance to become a warlord in feudal Japan and try to conquer all of the countries along with some of the most memorable names in their history, such as Oda Nobunaga and Ieyasu Tokugawa.
The developers are constantly showing their progress on Moddb and players will surely have a chance in the future to try this great mod out.
Realm of Thrones
Game of Thrones has been a phenomenon in entertainment media, and it is not shocking to see the world come to Bannerlord.
The Realm of Thrones Bannerlord mod will allow players to visit the continent of Westeros and fight for the Iron Throne.
With a whole new world map, new weapons, armor, cultures, and characters, the world of Westeros couldn’t be more alive.
We now have a Total War game about this era, so why not have a Bannerlord mod? The Three Kingdoms total conversion mod for Bannerlord aims to bring players to the world in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms book.
Set in the semi-fictional world of the Three Kingdoms, players will be able to play as a warlord and fight against some of the most renowned warriors of that era (Lu Bu, Guan Yu, Cao Cao).
Have you ever wondered what a game like Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord would be like if you could play it with other players?
Well, the Bannerlord Online total conversion mod is here to give us the answer. Fans can join the servers of Bannerlord Online and try to play in a world as similar to the original game as possible.
As time doesn’t stop when players are fighting, the world is alive and waiting for players to populate it.
That’s everything you need to know about the best mods for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord!
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