There is no dearth of followers or wives in Skyrim, and for a player deciding which one to chose and pursue can be a difficult task. Every male player needs a wife to accompany him. The good thing is that no matter what’s your race, you can marry anyone from any other race as well. All wives don’t have equal powers and rightly so, you can choose from among them according to your needs. Not to forget, just like in the real world, in Skyrim also you need to fulfill certain conditions in order to get them.

Top 10 Best Skyrim Wives

Following is the list of top 10 best Skyrim wives, arranged in order of best to worse.

10. Aela The Huntress

Aela the huntress - Skyrim Best Spouse

Aela is capable of producing excessive skills like one-handed sneak, archery, light-armor. Besides being one of the best skyrim wives, she can arguably be said to be the best follower in Skyrim, due to her all-around abilities. Aela can be found at Jorrvaskr in Whiterun and she becomes available only after completion of the Companions questline.

She belongs to the Nord race. Besides, she can be obtained early and has the capability to go up till level 50.

 9. Mjoll the lioness

Skyrim Best Spouse - Mjoll the lioness

Mjoll the lioness is a powerful Nord warrior, and one of her striking features is that she can’t be killed. She can be found in the Bee and Barb inn at Riften, or in the surrounding area. Though it’s not easy to gain her companionship, it’s worth the hard work. Besides being a wife, she can be a very effective follower. She displays great strength in the battlefield and is especially useful for players who prefer long range attacks, with max power at level 40.

Besides being the strong warrior she is, she also has a pleasant side to her personality, which can be experienced as she shares stories about her past. In order to gain her companionship, you must be level 14 or up. Get her to like you be agreeing that Thieves Guild are evil and she’ll give you a quest. Complete the quest and she will be available for marriage.      

8. Uthgerd the Unbroken

Uthgerd the Unbroken - Skyrim Spouses

She belongs to the Nord race and you should seek her out as soon as possible. Uthgerd is an excellent companion while starting off, as she’ll wager 100 gold for a brawl. She excels when used as a tank for the player to DPS from ranged, as he provides high tankiness and damage.

Uthgerd can be found at the Bannered Mare in Whiterun. It’s easy to gain her companionship, just take her wager and beat her in a brawl. Uthgerd might seem intimidating but can be won easily. Moreover, she even has her own house.

7. Borgakh the Steel Heart

Skyrim Spouses - Borgakh the Steel Heart

Though she belongs to the Orc race which is arguably one of the least attractive races, she serves as a formidable follower, wielding powerful weapons and heavy armor. She can be found at Mor Khazgur.

To gain her simply take her on as a follower and she’ll mention marriage if you wear the Amulet of Mara. After that, you get to move into Larak’s Longhouse, a huge Orc structure that serves you well. She comes with great facilities which you can take advantage of as in the surrounding stronghold, plenty of merchants and skill-relevant resources are available to use.

6. Annekke Crag-Jumper

Annekke Crag-Jumper - Best Wife In Skyrim

She may be a good choice if you are an aggressive player. Annekke can be obtained by visiting Darkwater Crossing and completing the quest which she gives you.

She always has your back, though she carries a low HP. She is married and has a husband but that shouldn’t be a problem. Annekke boasts of amazing skills such as light armor, one-handed, archery and block making her one of the best skyrim wives.

5. Brelyna Maryon

Best Wife In Skyrim - Brelyna Maryon

Brelyna can follow the player up to level 30 and is another good choice when starting off. She lives in a small room in the College of Winterhold. Besides providing powerful offensive spells in combat, she can serve both as a wife and follower.

But she shares her space with the player only upon marrying her. She can be found in the Hall of Attainment in the College of Winterhold and can be obtained by completing Brelyna’s Practice quest.

4. Serena


Serena is quite different in comparison with other followers or wives in terms of her unique abilities. She has the ability to interact with her environment, even when outside the combat. Serena can go up to level 50 and has the unique ability to raise corpses to help in battle. By undergoing a terrifying ritual and pledging herself to Molag Bal, Serena became a cold-blooded vampire.

She comes as a part of Dawnguard DLC and is a powerful necromancer. Serena also has the ability to switch from destruction spells to melee weapons. She carries the tag of the Daughters of Cold Harbour and she can’t be killed.

3. Jenassa

Jenassa - Skyrim Wives

She can be easily available as a follower of just 500 gold. She is proficient in combat up to level 40. Besides her excellent archery skills, her stamina, HP, and light armor skills will blow you away.

Jennasa is an ideal candidate for those looking for a complete package early on. She can be found at The Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun. To make her your wife, you need to at least hire her once.

2. Camilla Valerius

Skyrim Wives - Camilla Valerius

Camilla can be found in the Riverwood Trader shop in Riverwood. She’s one of the most beautiful potential wife’s and so naturally, there are a lot of men chasing her. To marry her you must complete the Golden Claw quest.

As a reward for marrying her, you’ll get a room in Riverwood Trader and you can choose whether to move in there. If you may consider this a downside, Faendal continues to visit her even if she gets married to someone else.

1. Muiri

Skyrim Best Wife - Muiri

Though she is only level 6 and won’t survive if she enters s fight and dies permanently, she can allow you purchase and sell potions or ingredients you don’t need, as she’s an Alchemist and runs an Alchemy shop.

She has an overall pleasant appearance while sporting some facial tattoos. Muiri can be found at The Hag’s Cure shop in Markarth. She becomes available after you complete the Mourning Never Comes quest. Upon marrying her you will have access to a bedroom in the Hag’s Cure.

So these are few of the Skyrim wives you can choose as per your need. Any more suggestions? Please feel free to share your opinions with us in the comments section below.