Spyro fans are among the most patient fan-bases in the entire gaming community. After waiting for literally decades, Toys for Bob finally released Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While this is exciting on its own, the trilogy was eventually released for Nintendo Switch and PC. For Spyro fans, this opens up an entirely new world. A PC version of the series allows modders to try their hands at skins and other add-ons. There are already dozens of intriguing mods for the PC version, but in this article, we’re taking a look at the top 10 Spyro Reignited skins thus far.
1. The 4K Ember Skin Mod
If you’ve never played Spyro: A Hero’s Tail, the relevance of this mod may skip right past you. However, if you’re a hardcore fan of our tiny purple dragon, you already know why it’s so exciting. In A Hero’s Tail, Ember is a pink female dragon who appears as an NPC. If you beat the game, you have the option of playing as her instead of Spyro. Keep in mind that A Hero’s Tail was released back in 2004, so seeing Ember in 4K is pretty exciting. Not only that but now we can play as her throughout the entire original trilogy. Pretty neat, huh?
2. Winter Guardian Spyro
This Spyro Reignited skin actually originates from Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. Beenox is an incredibly generous team that is always keeping Spyro fans in mind, but while this skin is available in CTRNF, it is not an option in Reignited Trilogy; at least, not until sparrowii made it possible. One of the coolest things about this skin is that it extends upon Spyro’s original form. This skin adds deer antlers to his horns and creates a nice, chilly folklore aesthetic. Did Spyro enter the dragonfly, or did he enter the wardrobe’s secret path to Narnia?
This Spyro Reignited skin mod is available on Moddb as well.
3. Original Sparx Skin Mod
Spyro’s dragonfly accomplice’s new design gets mixed reviews. Some find it endearing, while others describe it as less-than-cute. Nonetheless, this classic version by Cyreides is too adorable to overlook. In fact, it is so great that while it isn’t even a dragon skin, it still makes it into the top 3 current skins in the game. Most fans remember that Sparx never had teeth or tiny hands in the classic trilogy, and this skin better represents his original form. Rather than replacing the new Sparx with the old one, Cyreides modifies the new one. So, he still looks modern, but with a classic twist.
The “MY LEG(s)” adaption of Sparx is available now on Moddb.
4. Rainbow Glow Pack Skins
Thanks to modder Darkshadow281418, there is a Rainbow Glow Skin pack available which basically turns Spyro into a gothic Christmas tree. This pack includes four skin options: “Spyro Glowing Normal,” “Spyro Glowing Bright,” “Spyro Glow Breathing,” and “Spyro Glow Breathing Two.” The breathing skins actually consist of rainbow lights that flash on and off, similar to how Christmas lights do. These textures really do glow just like Reignited‘s own original power-up skins. It’s quite amazing!
This recent skin pack is also available through Moddb.
5. Cynder Skin
I won’t lie and pretend that I enjoy The Legend of Spyro series as it’s simply not my forte; however, even if you’re not a fan of that series, this skin is still pretty freaking awesome. While it is exciting for LOS fans because they love Cynder’s character, I find this skin appealing because it essentially allows the player to be an entirely new dragon. When paired with the Cynder voice mod, it’s almost like playing a real DLC here. Furthermore, there are actually two versions of the mod: a New Beginning version by DragonSkyRunner, and a Reimagined version by FaithSDK. They’re both worth downloading since they are vastly different. Both skins are available on Moddb by clicking the embedded links above.
6. Spyro the Enfield Skin
FaithSDK brings us a very unique mod: Spyro as a flying fox? Yep, that’s the tea, sis. Spyro has been one-upped by a fuzzy forest puppy. This mod replaces our scale-covered purple friend with an orange, fluffy, all-around adorable woodland creature. This mod also comes with two additional colors: snow and grey. How cute! This is definitely one you don’t want to miss out on.
Find these skins on Moddb and be sure to test out all three colors!
7. Flame the Dragon
No, I am not suggesting that you light your dragon on fire. Nor am I suggesting that you own and/or personally know a dragon. Bear with me here. Like Ember, Flame is an NPC from Spyro: A Hero’s Tail, and he is also now a playable character in Reignited Trilogy, thanks to the incredible modder, dribbleondo. Flame and Spyro look quite similar, aside from their color and other details, like their snouts and tails. This model displays the modder’s fine attention to detail, really producing a convincing, accurate skin. These modders really are putting in a lot of unpaid labor here. Are the developers at Toys for Bob hiring?
You can download Flame on Moddb.
8. Minecraft Spyro Skin
GhostieSFM has made many Minecraft-loving Spyro fans very happy with this Minecraft-Spyro mod. This blocky, retro-looking dragon skin is incredibly unique and makes Sparx look like an incredibly advanced creature when hovering next to Spyro. In the future, this modder plans to include color code support for this skin, power-up support, and maybe even a Minecraft version of Sparx. Twinning!
You can download this lego-like boy at Moddb.
9. Beach Skin Spyro
While some may find color-changing mods a bit dull, I have an absolute blast with them. If you’re a Youtube gamer, you probably understand what I mean. For example, in my own Let’s Play, I used this skin in Seashell Shore because it matches the theme so well. It includes a nice pastel blue color mixed with a sandy brown to create a pleasant skin that’s easy on the eyes. While simple in its design, I believe this skin is visually appealing and should get some attention.
10. Classic Zoe Skin
Okay, sure, it’s not a Spyro skin. However, it is a skin, and it’s a nice little upgrade since most fans prefer Zoe’s classic look. Similar to the Sparx situation, it’s nice to see a version of our fairy-friend that focuses on graphical updates rather than style changes. Zoe’s dress in Reignited is by no means terrible, but this skin is cool because of its nostalgic effect.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Thanks to all the hard-working modders, new skins are popping up almost monthly, so this certainly isn’t the end for new cool Spyro content. If you create Spyro skins yourself, or if I mentioned you in the list above, feel free to comment and let me know what you think about the current Spyro Reignited Trilogy modded skins selection. Furthermore, if you have any future skin design plans, or if there’s a specific skin you’d like to see in the game, leave a comment and we’ll discuss it together!