Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer game that is played by millions of people every month. The mechanics and storylines of Elder Scrolls lore, are vastly improved and enriched with different characters, races, items, and new places where a player can explore with their characters. However, older Elder Scrolls fans know that the original games were modded to eternity, which fixed a lot of inconsistencies with the game and other technical details. Even though the ESO is an online game, fans decided to put their “hands” on it and improve it with their add-ons. That’s why we decided to present our list of 45 best Elder Scrolls Online add-ons until now.
This list will include add-ons for the aesthetic add-ons, games lore expanders, add-ons that improve the combat experience for the players, and more. These add-ons can be found on esoui.com. If you are interested, stay with us until the end of the list. Let’s start!
1. AUI- Advanced UI
Some games in the industry are absolutely amazing, but they have ruined players’ gaming experience by having a messy UI that is most of the time, really important. Elder Scrolls Online does not necessarily have an awful UI, but it can be quite complicated even for veteran players. User Sensi created an amazing add-on that changes the user’s interface, from a map to an action bar and unit frames. Moreover, this add-on also improved the combat statistic window and head’s up display of buffs of your character.
What’s also great is that, if you do not want some of these add-ons features, you can manually remove them. It is also available in different languages, and we warmly advise you to install this mod for a better ESO experience.
2. Action Duration Reminder
This one is interesting, since it is not anything ever seen before, but as we know with these mods and add-ons that most of them truly make sense. As we already mentioned in the previous entry on this list, HUDs and gamer user interface are really important, and the user cloudor thought so as well. He created an add-on that is displaying the current action duration second in the action bar, stackable effects, timed effects like Damage Over Time, and so on.
This is a great add-on for a player to improve on their combat rotations because timing during combat is really important, and will give the players an easier overview of their spell and buff durations. Definitely check this add-on out.
3. Awesome Guild Store
Guild Stores are really important in ESO because there are places where your character can trade their items or list them for sale. Why would you discard your old armor in a good condition if you could sell it to someone else? This add-on gives more insight into Guild store items but also improves the store interface overall. For example, this particular add-on brings you Search Tab improvements like item categories that are looking similar in the inventory, adds Subcategories similar to Advanced Filters, a Reset button for the individual filters,s and so on.
Other improvements are Sell Tab improvements like categories selection, single click listing of the items, sliders for quantity and unit price, and more, and Listing Tab improvements like sortable headers, number of listed items, and loading overlay. All in all, user sirinsidiator did a really great job of making Guild Stores more transparent and practical. There are more features, for the rest of them, definitely check the link above.
4. Tamriel Trade Centre
This add-on is connected to the previous one since it has to do with the items players sell or trade in Guild stores. This add-on gives the player an opportunity to see every listing ready for sale or trade on a special site for other players. Now you can see every time post an item, materials, and more and bid immediately if you are interested. Every time you put an item’s name in the store’s search bar, it is immediately uploaded and listed on the site. For monitoring the item’s fluctuation, you will get a special client/window where you can see everything.
Really thoughtful tool for easier trading and selling using Guild Stores.
5. Master Merchant 3.0
Another tool for trading and selling. As the title of the add-on says, it is used for easier trading and selling items listed by multiple players all over the server. This is the third version of it and it massively improved since its first appearance on the add-on site. There are alerts if you receive a sale, alert sounds, official sales reports and so many more. This is an enormous add-on that has a “rich” history in the ESO community, and it is still really useful even today.
So if you love the economics aspect of ESO and everything else that comes with it in that department, this add-on is for you.
6. Advanced Filters – Updated
This is obviously an upgraded add-on from the previous version of the same name, and it is really helpful. Do not get us wrong, the original ESO inventory menu has type filters but the user Baertram thought that it was too broad, so they decided to make it more detailed. This particular version of the add-on is quite new, so if you’re looking for something like this, download this version.
The features include main inventory, junk, bank, guild bank, store support (there are a lot more), subfilters, dropdown box filter system, and more. Great add-on for players who get lost in the inventory of the original game.
7. Inventory Insight
This add-on is quite obvious and we can’t emphasize enough how these technical inventories make the game more playable. The ESO’s inventory, as you could already gather from the list already, is messy, to say the least. Inventory Insight add-on brings the player an insight into all items your character possesses.
That means you can track items from your House, Guild Banks, Bank, Bags, Craft Bags, and Storage chests. It also tracks the available space you have left and filters for easier orientation.
8. Aura, Buff & Debuff Tracker – Srendarr
Tracking buffs, debuffs, and other combat details during battles can be really hard. ESO’s built-in tracking system is not necessarily bad, but is pretty limited if you take into consideration that every single second is really important in combat, especially during raids. This group of creators decided to make this easier and accessible to players. This add-on literally replaces the original tracking system and gives the opportunity to players to customize how long and how they want the display of effects to look.
This is a huge add-on that has multiple languages and a great number of features that we could write a separate article about. Definitely check it out.
9. Bandits User Interface
Some players do not care about the user interface that much – they just use the original one from the game and get used to it pretty fast. However, user Hoft thought the opposite – he managed to create a cleaner version of the UI with great features that enhance and improve the ESO gaming experience. What is also important to mention is that the interface does not support gamepad mode.
So, if you want to see how many enemies are attacking you, have a tracker of DPS, brand new activity finder, and more, try this add-on. Bandits User Interface is also low weight, high performance, and has huge punctuality per user Hoft, Why not try it?
10. Lore Books
Lore is really important for these games, it brings so much depth to the gaming experience and the worldbuilding of every game. A group of creators decided to give depth to Elder Scrolls Online by marking every single book available in the game. There are divided into categories and if you’re bored of battling non-stop, go hunt for a good book. Also, you can choose different displayed icons on the map.
This add-on needs other related add-ons to work, so an interested player should definitely check that out before installing this add-on.
11. Combat Metrics
The creator of the add-on, Solinur, made an add-on to track your fights. This is a great tool for looking into your DPS, damage you deal with enemies, and incoming damage and healing you receive during combat. This is a really insightful add-on if you want to see what you need to do to improve your combat stats.
Great analysis tool for improvement of your character’s stats.
Every online game needs to have a good accessible chat, and ESO has a decent one. However, the group of users wanted to achieve a customizable chat that a player can make their own. For example, if you’re in a guild and play with other players, you’ll probably see their character’s names instead of account usernames, which yes, it’s cool for the lore part of the game, but most of the time players don’t remember character’s names.
You can change that with the pChat add-on, with, of course, other features like antispam ban, resizable chatbox, French and German translations, and so on.
13. Wykkyd Full Immersion
This add-on gives a player an opportunity to hide default game windows like a compass, chat, quest trackers, and more for ultimate role-play immersion. Since ESO is a role-playing game, of course, this add-on targets a player who really wants to immerse themself in the Elder Scrolls world of Tamriel.
14. Grim Focus Counter
This add-on is specifically for the players who are playing a class of characters called Nightblades. Grim Focus Hunter is essentially providing Nightblade players to better see their stacks. Yes, there are buff trackers already available, but this creator thought that most of those trackers are too small and easy to get lost among other details on the screen.
If you’re having trouble with that, definitely install this add-on.
15. Pet Dismiss
This is essentially an add-on for Sorcerers who have the ability to have pet companions. However, when you want to dismiss your animal companions you need to get through multiple titbits to actually find that option and do it. Creator adriant1978 thought of that and made key bindings for an easy dismissal of the pets by just clicking a button on your keyboard.
16. Craft Research Timer
This is also a simple add-on that shows the player the remaining time on research crafts. A pretty simple and straightforward add-on that makes the process of crafting much easier for players.
17. Greyskull – Weapon/Spell Damage Meter
We are now on the roll of simple add-ons that don’t need a complicated installation or big space on your hard disc. This user decided to make a customizable power meter that appears on your screen during the game. Available options are UI sizing, render limit, and color options.
Like the previous ones we mentioned, this add-on is only specific for tanks. This small add-on provides frames of enemies taunted and shows the time enemies are under that effect. It is also to customize buffs you want to track with the Untaunded add-on.
19. Stagger Tracker
This add-on is specific for Dragonknight class of characters. This add-on provides you with tracking Stagger spell duration and stacks applied by Stone Giant ability. The icon of the spell also changes color if with different types of projectiles you’ll fire at the enemies next.
20. No, thank you! – Blackwood
This is an interesting one because with this add-on you essentially “blacklist” certain unwanted messages and notifications you get while playing ESO. You can delete interaction logs with the Tamriel beings which are truly annoying, and just clogs your messages box. This is a newer version of the add-on so definitely check it out.
21. Code’s Combat Alerts
The creator made this add-on to provide notifications and alerts for a selection of PvE mechanics. It works for almost all enemies available in the ESO game, so if you think you need an alert on how to dodge ability or attack the enemy, check this add-on.
22. LUI Extended
Another great add-on for better custom components of the user interface like better tooltips for abilities, custom icons for enemy spells that lacked information, tacking buffs and debuffs, chat announcements, combat info, combat text, unit frames, and so on. It also adds new chat commands that are really useful. Definitely check it out.
This add-on adds icons for skyshards scattered all over Tamriel on a map and compass. If you are up to scavenger hunt, definitely consider this add-on.
As the creator of the add-on explained, this add-on was inspired by another one from the World of Warcraft game. These libraries facilitate the sharing of the media like fonts, textures, and more, between add-ons. A simple add-on that helps a player to share media to other libraries like backgrounds, borders, and so on.
25. Essential Housing Tools
This is self-explanatory. Like settlements in Fallout 4 or The Sims games where you can easily construct your favorite buildings, you can now do it in ESO as well. Yes, there is an option to buy houses and arrange the interior by adding furniture and more. This is a tool that is handling house furnishing much faster. You can snap the furniture items pretty quickly, move and rotate groups of items with precision, save and later restore groups of items, and so on.
Great add-on for players who want to furnish their houses more efficiently.
26. FCO Item Saver
FCO Item Saver is an add-on user for items that are destroyed and its materials can be used for other ones. This add-on provides markers and icons that you can use to distinguish your stuff in inventory. It is easy to get lost when you have a full inventory of items that you probably don’t even know. Great add-on for organizing your inventory.
27. Furniture Catalog
The group of creators of this add-on made this catalog for easier tracking of their furniture in the game – to see what can be bought, how to get it, and for what price. You can check the quality of the item, source of it, crafting station, crafting knowledge necessary for making it, and so on. A really good add-on for easier managing through the ESO game.
28. Harven’s Improved Skills Window
As the name of the add-on suggests, this improves the skills window available in the ESO game. You can track your level of experience progression. For example, if you are curious to see an active ability experience, just put the mouse pointer over it and you will get two detailed tooltips where you can see how to proceed further in your journey.
29. Harvest Map
This add-on displays resources, chests, and fishing spots on the map and compass. Whenever you use that location, the add-on will save it, and you’ll be able to go back to it. Some will say it is cheating, we say if you need to grind fast for leveling, go for it.
30. Provision’s TeamFormation: Teammate Radar
TeamFormation is a tool that helps you in finding your teammates on the map. The ESO game has that option but most of the time it is really hard to find what you want in the ocean of different icons displayed on the map. Besides locating them on the map, you can see their health bar, status icon, and more. Great add-on for players playing in teams.
31. Greymind Quick Slot Bar
This is an add-on that helps the player equip and use slots more efficiently. More specifically, this allows you to keybind each quick slot to an individual key, so you no longer need to use that bad game wheel to choose what quick slot you are on. This is usually used for different equipment if you need it for a specific situation. Very helpful, definitely check it out.
32. AlphaGear 2
This is another add-on that is used for quick changing of character builds. Alpha Gear lets you have 20 profiles each with 16 builds that you can change with a single button press. An amazing add-on that is efficient and will save you a lot of time going through the inventory non-stop to create new builds.
33. Trait Buddy
Crafting is really important in ESO. You can make great weapons, craft furniture for houses, and so on, and the Trait Buddy add-on is a really good perk you can add to your ESO game. It tries to help you easily manage and keep track of what crafting research trait all your characters know. There are expanded tooltips, a list of all crafted sets with details of character bonuses and locations and so many more.
34. Clock – Tamriel Standard Time
If you are a lore enthusiast, this will be such a good add-on for you. Elder Scrolls Online is, of course, a game where you need to grind, complete quests, kill the enemies, and other usual stuff these games offer. However, role-play immersion is so much fun in these games – you think about the bio for the character, its traits, and personality, and you get such a fulfilling experience. Yes, we know this is just an add-on that shows the current moon phase in Tamriel, but for the roleplay enthusiast, this is such a cool detail that we need to mention.
35. Azurah – Interface Enhanced
The creator mentioned in the description of the add-on that “this add-on enhances the interface by providing additional information and customization options while maintaining most of the stock look and feel of the game’s standard UI.”. All in all, a lore-friendly user interface that brings you more great features like added action bar, customized compass, unlocked interface windows for moving wherever you want them, and so on.
Great add-on, great creator, definitely check them out.
36. Beam Me Up – Teleporter (Fast Travel)
An add-on available in multiple different languages (like the previous entry), allows you to use the function fast travel in a more comfortable and customizable way. Fast Travel places are usually scattered all over your map, but this add-on gives you an option to look for your options in one place. In this menu, you have search filters, different tabs, all labeled accordingly, showcase of different icons that represent types of zones like Dungeons, and more.
37. AI Research Grid
As the name says, this add-on allows you to search for your traits and items on all of your characters. It also shows you timers for researching traits on all characters, every trait you learned for each character, and so on. Great mod that gives you everything you want to know about your character in one place.
Libraries are really important in ESO if you want to install add-ons because some of them just won’t work. This particular one is used for collecting data for Combat Metrics, the other add-on we mentioned on this list, and yes this is the same creator. His work is unbelievable, definitely check it out.
39. ESO-Database Export Add-On
ESO-Database is a website where every player can add their own characters, builds, and guilds. This database has thousands and thousands of different characters that players added all over the world. Great database for you to check out if you are interested in what other players created and maybe check out their bio as well!
This add-on allows the player to transfer all of his progress and data related to their character and guild. Great add-on, and definitely check out ESO-Database.
40. Oblivion Style UI
Who doesn’t live a good throwback to older classics? This add-on provides you with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion-style user interface, which is always cool to add to any game. So, if you’re feeling nostalgic, definitely check out this add-on.
41. Votan’s Minimap
As the title says, this add-on provides you a minimap displayed on your screen while you’re going through the lands of Elder Scrolls Online. Minimaps are a must when strolling through the game’s lands and looking for quests, hidden objects, and more. You can toggle it on and off in your games menu. This is one of the most helpful add-ons since ESO did not add it into their game. Game developers miscalculated this, but Votan and his colleagues helped us so thank you!
42. Votan’s Rune Tooltips
Another Votan add-on. This time he brings us tooltips of runestones. As he says:
- For potency runes the level of the resulting glyph
- For essence runes the type of the resulting glyph, respectively the types of the positive and negative power.
Definitely check out this mod.
43. Votan’s Improved Quests
This time, Votan decided to improve the quest tab. This time quests are categorized into Current Map, crafting quests, guild quests, quests in other zones, and so on. Another great add-on for simplification of the user interface.
44. Minion Add-On Manager
Basically, an add-on manager is great for keeping all of your add-ons up to date, secure, and easy add-on management, and creating snapshots of add-ons and settings. Just download the setup.exe and start your add-on journey – the program usually wants you to install it in the ESO folder.
Last but not least, BugEater is one of the most important add-ons for the ESO game. As the title says, it fixes and suppresses any error messages that appear in one of your windows in your chat. It has been updated, so if you haven’t already, definitely download it.
This is the end of this list. Thank you for reading! Until the next time!