Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is a fun little VR hack-and-slash game with a lot of potential, even if it is early access and built by a small team. Granted, there’s not a lot of content right now, but even the game as-is is fun to play for a few hours. Players who want to extend their fun can download mods to add more content, spells, NPCs, and of course, weapons.

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Star Wars Mods

Among the best mods for Blade and Sorcery: Nomad are the Star Wars mods, adding weapons from every Star Wars movie and TV show. One of the most recent mods I played was the Darksaber mod, which adds the infamous Darksaber as seen in many Star Wars titles, including the popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Decapitating and dismembering enemies in the game used to be complicated and if I’m honest, a bit frustrating, requiring precision, timing, and a good amount of luck. But with the Darksaber, it’s as simple as swinging your sword in the general direction of your target’s limbs. With a variety of other mods that add lightsabers and other Star Wars weapons, anyone can enjoy annihilating barbaric gladiators with vastly superior weapons.

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Weapon Packs

Also fun are the expansive mods that add a variety of new weapons to the game. These mods change with each new update, some falling behind and becoming incompatible, but there are always new mods to try out. You’ll recognize these mods by the myriad of new and unique weapons they add. The game has a variety of weapons already, but these mods really expand the game’s possibilities, adding weapons from cultures and all around the world and all throughout history.

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My personal favorite are those mods that add weapons like flintlock pistols, which despite their slow reload and simple design, are still far ahead of the primitive bladed weapons used by the NPCs in the game. There are also plenty of other mods that add modern military weapons like handguns and assault rifles, so if a flintlock isn’t enough for you, there’s plenty more where that came from.

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Worst Mods in Blade and Sorcery: Nomad

Now that we’ve covered the good, let’s move on to the bad and the ugly. There are plenty of mods that are not exactly what you would expect them to be.

First among these being the Mjolnir Mod, a game which adds Thor’s legendary hammer Mjolnir to the game. Except the mechanic which allows it to return to you is buggy at best, it will let you “fly” by jumping repeatedly into the air instead of simply going up and down, so good luck aiming, and the actual lightning it emits is really just a repurposed mechanic from the lightning imbued weapons already in the game.

Secondly, there’s a mod I played recently which attempts to add Captain America’s shield to the game. If, like me, you’d expect the shield to be able to be thrown around, maybe even bounce off of walls the way it does in the movies, you’d be in for a disappointment.

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Instead, this mod is really not much more than a retexture for the game’s existing base shield and the fact that it will play the soundtrack from the original Captain America movie when the shield first spawns in. Disappointment of the shield mechanics aside, the soundtrack is actually a bit epic at first, but becomes very repetitive after a while, since the music doesn’t stop playing until after the shield despawns.

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The Captain America’s Shield mod will likely have you feeling less like Steve Rogers and more like John Walker, given you basically can only use the shield to bludgeon your foes to death.

All in all, there’s plenty of good and plenty of bad in the modding community, with Blade and Sorcery: Nomad being no exception, so go ahead and try them out for yourself.

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