Looking for the best ESO addons to spice up your game in 2019? If that’s the case, you definitely came to the right place. The Elder Scrolls Online is more than five-years-old at this point and although it had a bit of a rocky launch, ZeniMax eventually managed to turn it out. They did such a good job at it, in fact, that ESO is now considered one of the best MMORPGs around. With the latest expansion Elsweyr having been released just a few months ago, The Elder Scrolls Online is now more popular than ever.
If you’re one of the people looking to try out the game for the first time, you might be wondering if ESO has the same level of mod support as traditional Elder Scrolls games. Well, things work a bit differently with this one. Instead of mods you can install add-ons, which are sort of similar in concept. The selection isn’t quite as vast compared to something like Skyrim but there is certainly a good variety of addons to choose from. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top addons currently available.
If you don’t know how to install these addons then please follow these steps:
Step1: Download Your Desired Addons
Step2: Unzip/Extract All files on Desktop
Step3: Go to the Folder "Elder Scrolls Online" in your Documents
Step4: Now Create a Addons Folder. (If you don't found the addons folder)
Step5: Copy all Extracted file into Addons Folder
Step6: Go to the Game, You'll get the Addons Menu in the character creation screen, Enable the addons and Enjoy :)
Skyshards are very useful items that can be found all over the world of Tamriel. Upon collecting three of these items, you are granted a free skill point to spend as you see fit. The downside is that most of these items are placed in hidden locations so they’re not exactly easy to find. But install the Skyshards addon and you won’t have any issues locating these objects in the future because you’ll be able to see on your map where each and every one of them can be found.
This addon works pretty much just like the previous one but shows the location of lore books instead of Skyshards. The map pins for these books are divided into three different categories – Unknown books, Collected books, and Eidetic Memory. This makes things very easy if you’re only looking for books that you haven’t already read. In the case of Eidetic Memory books, the addon also shows you the quest that is associated with these books.
MiniMap by Fyrakin is hands down one of the most useful addons currently available. The minimap is highly accurate and won’t have any significant impact on your in-game performance despite being visible pretty much constantly. You can choose whether you want the minimap to look like a rectangle or a circle. In addition, you can also take advantage of some of its more advanced features. A few examples include position locking, zoom, and border pins.
A great little addon that shows important Points of Interest on your map. These include things like Dungeons, Wayshrines, Quest Hubs, and more. Given that there are so many types of POIs in the game, you’ll quickly notice that Destinations adds a lot of markers to your map. If you use it alongside LoreBooks, Shyshards and other similar addons, expect your map to become pretty cluttered. Make sure to zoom out as far as you can to mitigate that.
This is another one of those addons that can make life easier for completionists. MundusMap works just like the first two we discussed. However, this one shows the location of all Mundus Stones instead. The addon comes with some nice filtering options that can help you find the specific type of stone you need a lot faster. Not just that but you can also filter by location as well.
HarvestMap is a pretty self-explanatory addon that does exactly what you might expect. And a couple of things you might not. The addon displays the location of resource nods, fishing spots, chests, and more. The main highlight, however, is that the addon saves the location of all these things on your minimap so you can keep track of them more easily. HarvestMap is particularly useful when farming resources because you’ll always know where they spawn.
If you’re the type of person who aims to complete all dungeons and earn all achievements in the game you’re going to love this one. Dungeon Tracker adds information related to both these things directly to your Group & Activity Finder. Moreover, it also shows which of your characters have completed the dungeons and achievements you’re interested in. Which can come in handy in a lot of situations. The only drawback is that you’ll first need to locate the dungeon you want to see more information on.
User Interface and Leveling
Bag Space Indicator
Bag Space Indicator is one of the smallest addons on this list. But don’t judge it based solely on its size. The addon is actually very useful as it lets you know how much free bag space you have without needing to access your inventory. The indicator is always visible while playing and also shows your remaining free bank space along with your total amount of gold.
QuestTracker is an essential addon that makes Elder Scrolls Online’s user interface look a bit more like that of World of Warcraft. Some players may not like that but the truth is that ESO’s way of tracking quests isn’t that great. With this addon, you can see all of your currently active quests in a box found on right-hand side of your screen. The main selling point here is that the box is fully customizable. There are a lot of options to choose from, so you can make it look pretty much exactly as you want.
Urich’s Skill Point Finder
If there’s one thing you can never have enough of in The Elder Scrolls Online, it’s skill points. These can be acquired in a variety of ways, some of which are more difficult than others. But don’t worry because Urich’s Skill Point Finder makes even the difficult ones easy to acquire. This addon essentially keeps track of all the skill points you manage to acquire over the course of your playthrough. It also shows you where to find the ones that you’re still missing. The addon shows you if you’re still missing skill points from Skyshards, dungeon quests or boss events, as well as the regions you should go to find them.
Harven’s Improved Skills Window
Speaking of skills, we recommend also grabbing Harven’s Improved Skills Window. This addon comes with a lot of nice features but probably the most useful one is the ability to preview morphed abilities when you hover over a purchased skill. This is a very useful feature to have when you’re trying to plan your character build. Quite frankly, this is something that should have been available in the game from the start.
Votan’s Achievements Overview
There are a lot of addons out there that aim to makes life easier for achievement hunters but this one is a bit different. Votan’s Achievement Overview providers more information regarding your progress and tells you how much more stuff you need to collect or many more things you need to kill in order to unlock the next tier of the achievement you’re currently hunting. The changes introduced by the addon are fairly small but very helpful in the long run.
Advanced UI is a great addon pack designed to make ESO’s user interface a bit better during combat situations. The addon includes several different modules that can be turned on or off at will. These include Minimap, Action Bar, Unit Frames, Combat Statistics, and Buffs. Some of the modules have multiple components, such as Unit Frames and Combat Statistics.
Combat Metrics is a very useful addon if you’re doing a lot of endgame PvE content. The addon seems inspired by something you would find in World of Warcraft but works a little bit different. At its core, though, its goal is to analyze how good you are performing at DPS or healing during lengthy engagements. The addon allows you to see not just your character’s performance but also that of your entire group. Combat Metrics is still in Beta so certain things might not work perfectly just yet but the addon creator is constantly improving it with every new update.
Foundry Tactical Combat
Foundry Tactical Combat is sort of similar to Advanced UI in the sense that it introduces several features aimed at improving combat. Arguably the most useful one in this case is the unit frames, which are very well designed. One could argue that the frames don’t quite fit with the rest of ESO’s aesthetic but that’s a small price to pay for the benefits you get in return.
This is one of the best ESO addons out there for players who enjoy battlegrounds and other PvP activities. In addition to giving you real-time information regarding your PvP performance, the addon also saves the data and displays your combat history in a nice dashboard. This feature is very helpful if you want to track your performance and see how you improve over time. PvPMeter also comes with separate meters for things like Cyrodiil & Imperial City, Battlegrounds, and Duels.
Items and Crafting
Inventory Grid View
The Elder Scrolls Online does a lot of things right but inventory management is not one of them. The fact that all items are displayed in a list can get really annoying, especially once you acquire a truckload of items. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with that anymore because installing this addon will cause your inventory to be displayed in a nice grid view. An absolute must-have addon that no Elder Scrolls Online fan should play without.
Yet another simple addon that introduces a feature that should have been available in the game from day one. MultiCraft simply adds a new option to the crafting window that allows you to create multiple items in one go. In the vanilla game, you are only able to craft one item at a time, which results in a lot of needless clicking. Install MultiCraft if you’re tired of that and want to speed up the process.
Dressing Room Reborn
Although it can be useful to new players, Dressing Room Reborn is primarily aimed at those who already reached the end game and are looking for an easy way to swap item sets on the fly. Or just players who like collecting sets in general. This is particularly helpful if you’re doing both PvE and PvP, in which case you probably have at least two different sets that you’ll need to constantly swap between. Instead of manually equipping items, you can now simply save your sets and swap between them on the fly.
Awesome Guild Store
Let’s face it, the default guild store in The Elder Scrolls Online is pretty bad and has been for years. ZeniMax may eventually decide to overhaul it but until then players will have to rely on addons like this one to make the most out of it. Awesome Guild Store adds a lot of useful filters and options that let you find the items you’re looking for much easier. That said, Awesome Guild Store has a lot of dependencies so make sure to read about them at the link below before you decide to install the addon.
ESO addons come in many shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for small ones that add a feature you were craving for years or large ones that overhaul certain aspects of the game, you can bet there’s an addon out there that can improve your experience. It’s sometimes a good idea to first play the game without any addons just to see what ESO has to offer in its original form. If you’re already a veteran or have previous experience with MMORPGs, however, you’ll probably want to download the addons on this list asap.