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Top 10 Best Husbands in Skyrim

With many Skyrim players choosing to play a male character, potential wives are easy to seek out and rank. Possible husbands however haven’t received much attention, female/gay playthroughs are very common so it’s important to have some info out there regarding the best husbands in Skyrim!

This list will give you the 10 best husbands you can get, detailing what they offer in utility, as well as how to get them to fall for you. So if you’re looking for love, look no further than this list!

10. Romlyn Dreth

Romlyn Dreth, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Morally, you’ll want to stay away from this Dunmer. He steals Black-Briar mead from the meadery he works in. After marrying him, you’ll have accessed to all low/medium levelled items, including all the mead you can drink!

His own home is pretty dire, offering barely anything but Romlyn Dreth is definitely a decent choice for the early game.

Where to find him: Either in the Bee and Barb or Black-Briar meadery.

Marriage Requirements: Deliver a keg to Wilhelm in Ivarstead.

9. Revyn Sadri

Revyn Sadri, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Offering a multitude of benefits, Revyn Sadri is a decent husband choice. Able to teach Speech, you can go to him whenever you need a quick skill up, or simply to expand your current Speech skill even further.

If you’re in need of a roof over your head, Revyn Sadri lives in his shop, allowing you to move in too if you marry him. Additionally, he is of course a merchant so he’ll have quite a lot of useful items lying around for you to take. What’s his is yours, right?

Where to find him: Sadri’s Used Wares in Windhelm.

Marriage Requirements: Finish the That Was Always There quest, siding with him, to unlock him as a potential spouse.

8. Sorex Vinius

Sorex Vinius, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

This Imperial works in an Inn, one that can become your home if you marry Sorex Vinius. If you’re like me, you’ll avoid this potential spouse like a plague, I absolutely hate living in places full of people. Otherwise, he’s a great choice!

Classed as an Inkeeper, you’ll have access to tons of food, alcohol and other drinks.

Where to find him: The Winking Skeever in Solitude.

Marriage Requirements: After speaking to him, he’ll ask you to deliver a bottle of rum for him.

7. Ainethach

Ainethach, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

While not exactly a looker, Ainethach owns the Karthwasten Hall. If you want a nice home away from towns and villages, this spouse is for you. You might be considered a gold digger though, as you’d only marry him for all the respawnable items in his home.

Where to find him: Karthwasten

Marriage Requirements: Settle his problems regarding Sanuarach Mine.

6. Pavo Attius

Pavo Attius, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

If you don’t mind sharing a house with an Orc as well as Pavo, he’s for you. Being able to directly fast travel to your home is so nice, especially when it’s small and quaint enough to use thoroughly. Of course, as your level increases, you’ll outgrow such a small hamlet but during your early adventures, Pavo Attius will serve you well!

Where to find him: The Left Hand Mine in Markarth, usually in the Miner’s Barracks.

Marriage Requirements: Complete the Kolskeggr Mine quest by slaying all Forsworn in the mine.

5. Farkas

Farkas, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Considered one of, if not the fiercest member of the Companions, Farkas is an attractive potential spouse. While he doesn’t have his own home, you get to share his bed or bring him along with you. He is a potential follower, in fact he’s one of the best followers in the entire game.

As well as all of these benefits, he can also teach you in Heavy Armor!

Where to find him: Located in Jorrvaskr.

Marriage Requirements: Finish the entire Companions quest-line.

4. Balimund

Balimund, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Although he can’t be obtained as a follower, Balimund makes for a great husband. Owner of his own Blacksmith shop in the form of The Scorched Hammer, you’ll have access to a ton of equipment and smithing materials.

All relevant weapon/armor crafting stations are located outside his shop too, so living there will make for easy living and leveling up. Unfortunately, living in Riften is pretty darn horrible so the choice is yours!

Where to find him: The Scorched Hammer in Riften.

Marriage Requirements: Bring him 10 Fire Salts, as per the Stoking the Flames quest.

3. Filnjar

Filnjar, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Don’t let his old, rugged looks dissuade you, Filnjar is an excellent potential spouse. With his own house, containing all the Smithing stations you need, as well as merchant options, he’s a great source of materials. I put him higher on this list than Balimund because his house is located in a much better area, and it’s easier to get to.

Where to find him: Located in Shor’s Stone.

Marriage Requirements: Complete the Mine or Yours quest.

2. Calder

Calder, one of the best husbands in Skyrim

Able to act as a follower and level up to a whopping level 50, Calder can become your partner in crime for the foreseeable future. While he doesn’t have a house to offer, or provide a lot of gold, he can stand by your side through countless battles.

With very nice stats in all physical weaponry and heavy armor, as well as a high HP pool, Calder is an incredible tank. If you’re a squishy ranged or assassin-like character, Calder is the man for you.

Where to find him: See marriage requirements.

Marriage Requirements: Become Thane of Eastmarch and become the owner of Hjerim.

1. Argis the Bulwark

Argis the Bulwark, the best husband in Skyrim!

Staying in one of the best player homes in the entire games, Argis the Bulwark is the best husband you can get in the base game of Skyrim. With the exact same stats as the previous entry, Argis the Bulwark’s appearance and accompanying player home makes him particularly desirable.

As a follower, a home husband or a immersion-based playthrough, look no further than this guy for your husband!

Where to find him: See marriage requirements.

Marriage Requirements: Become Thane of Markarth to find him in Vlindrel Hall.


Skyrim offers a wide variety of potential husbands, each with their own unique requirements and quirks.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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Romlyn's Husband

Thursday 9th of December 2021

I always marry Romlyn Dreth. He's the best. One time I built us a mansion in Falkreath and a dragon attacked and he ran out there with no armor and no weapon defending us with basic fire magic. I didn't even know he could do that! Plus with mods like Relationship Dialogue Overhaul and a follower mod, he has more dialogue and can accompany me on our quests. But he did the fighting-dragons thing on Switch so that was all vanilla Romlyn. Plus I like that he's a thief. Maven Black-Briar deserves to get stolen from that s'wit and it's not like the Dragonborn is a good guy either! he's basically a serial killer (in my playthrough at least)


Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Argis looks like crap in the Switch version. 😭


Friday 5th of June 2020

Argis why you do me like this! D: mine looks nothing like this articles Argis.. I just wish.

Gay dovahkiin 69

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

I'm looking at this article as a gay dude 😂 kept saying "female" this and "female" that and I couldn't help but laugh. Not a single orc on the list, disappointing heterosexuals. 😂


Sunday 10th of May 2020

As a girl, I read this as like, STRAIGHT GUYS PLAY AS GIRLS AND GAYS IN SOME PLAYTHROUGHS as opposed to finding anything female orientated in it. Perhaps it was different when you commented. Reads like it erases both of us, you as a gay dude and me as a player who happens to be female :p

Ryan McKenna

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

At the time I wrote this list, I had no idea gay marriage was a thing in Skyrim. I've updated it :)

Tatum Floyd

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

but how I get cladar ?