When playing Skyrim, you’ll eventually want to find a permanent home to stay and perhaps acquire a permanent companion in the process. To be able to settle down with a companion, you’ll need the Amulet of Mara. With this amulet, you’ll be able to approach any character in the game that you’re interested in for marriage. The only catch to this is that you’ll need to complete their personal quests and gain their trust. This is not to say that the choice will be an easy one as there are about 65 different love interests to pick from. This piece shortlists the best 10 women you can choose to marry and settle down with. The information here will also be useful in helping you determine their various locations so that you don’t traverse the entire Skyrim looking for a wife. According to Elder Souls, you can however only marry one wife and can’t remarry at any point.
Top 10 eligible wives in Skyrim
Muiri is a Bretonian alchemic apprentice. She has some facial tattoos and has a generally pleasant appearance. Being an alchemist means that she runs her own alchemist shop and sells some ingredients and/or potions that you probably won’t need and some which you will need. The only downside to Muiri according to Q Top Tens,, is that she is a level 6 meaning that she won’t survive if she gets into a fight – she will die permanently if taken down. The upside to Muiri is that you gain access to a bedroom in Hag’s Cure when you marry her. Muiri is found in Hag’s Cure shop located in Markath and you must have completed the Mourning Never Comes quest. The quest becomes available after completing one of 3 contacts that you are given after you join the dark brotherhood.
9. Ghorza Gra-Bagol
If you prefer strength to beauty, then this Orsimer woman is your go-to. Ghorza can be found in southwest Skyrim in Markath where she is a blacksmith. For you to be able to gain Ghorza’s trust though, you must help her retrieve a book. She will send you off in the Skilled Apprenticeship quest to retrieve the Last Scabbard of Akrash. The book can be found in Fort Sungard which is overrun by Forsworn. If you are successful and you manage to return, Ghorza will give you a Smithing boost and let you access any Orc stronghold.
8. Borgakh the Steel Heart
Borgakh is located in Mor Khazgur which is led by Chief Larak. She craves freedom and you can use this to persuade her to join you. For you to be able to free Borgakh from an arranged marriage though, you’ll need to pay her dowry. Borgakh wields some serious armor and weapons and having her lets you take full advantage of facilities in the strongest Orc stronghold.
7. Uthgerd the Unbroken
Uthgerd is straightforward as she immediately wagers over 100 gold for a fight. The brawl itself can at first seem intimidating but it can easily be won and you get free 100 gold. Once the brawl is won, you have the option to either make her a follower or marry her or do both. She is skilled at combat and provides a lot of damage. Few followers can match up to her might. Uthgerd is located in the Bannered Mare in Whiterun
You can find Jenassa in the Drunken Huntsman and she is available as a follower. She is quite skilled at combat up to level 40. You can acquire Jenassa by hiring her for 500 gold at least once. She is ruthless and sadistic. If you are looking for a wife who is the complete package then Jenassa is one of them.
5. Camilla Valerius
Camilla Valerius is arguably the best wife in Skyrim and many men are constantly bickering over who deserves her attention the most. The only downside to Camilla is that even after you marry her Faendal will still be on your tail as he keeps visiting her. For you to win favor in Camilla’s eyes you need to fully complete the quest of the Golden Claw. She can be found in Riverwood Traders shop.
According to Game Rant, Lydia is among the most popular marriage partners in Skyrim. She is easy to meet as the main quest in the game leads you her way. After your first Dragon fight at the Western Watchtower, you will discover your Dragonborn nature and will be rewarded with a position in Whiterun as Thane. Lydia then becomes your follower and if you so wish you can marry her.
3. Mjoll the lioness
Mjoll is a straightforward person and does everything according to book. She hates corrupt individuals like the Thieves’ Guild. You can find Mjoll in Riften where she hangs around Barb inn. For you to earn Mjoll’s hand in marriage you need to be able to retrieve her missing sword from the ruin of Mzinchaleft. For you to gain Mjoll’s trust you need to be a level 14 and agree that the Thieves’ Guild is evil so that she can offer this quest to you.
2. Brelyna Maryon
Once you marry Brelyna she can share a room with you in Winterhold. She brings powerful spells in combat. You can have her as a follower until level 30. For you to earn her trust and have her as a marriage companion, you’ll need to complete fully the Brelyna’s Practice quest.
1. Aela the Huntress
Aela is truly the complete package of all the wives in Skyrim. She is the best follower and makes the best wife. She can follow you up to level 50. It is advisable to obtain Aela as a follower earlier on in your adventure so that she’ll follow you throughout the rest of the quests. Aela holds off her own in combat as she is skilled in archery, light armor, and has the best speech. Aela can be found in Jorrvaskr and you need to finish the Companions Questline and get rid of the Silver Hand for you to have her as both a follower and a wife.