ESO Best Addons Guide | Best Addons for Elder Scrolls Online

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ESO Best Addons

This Best Addons Guide will show you the Best Addons you can use in ESO, as well as where to find and install them! Addons are powerful tools that can alter your UI, assist with sales and transform every aspect of the game. The use of specific addons can greatly improve your gameplay experience with helpful info but also improved visuals/UI. Addons are very important not only for their impact on visuals and combat but also because of the utility they offer for making money, managing your inventory and in other activities. There are several great addons you should use or at least try.

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How do I Get ESO Addons

You can find Addons for every ESO aspect at ESOUI. You can browse and find addons easily based on their category and how they affect the game. Once you find the right addons for you, you can download and install them. This can be done either manually or with the help of Minion, a special addon program.

Manual Install

From each addon’s page you can download its zip file. Extract the file to a folder and paste it to your ESO addons folder. This is usually at

C:\Users\< username >\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\

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Minion for ESO Addons


Alternatively you can use Minion to install and manage your addons. Minion makes it easier to update your addons one by one or in bulk, find new addons to install and even create a backup of your setup. Clicking on addons reveals additional info about them. After you have installed your addons you can activate or deactivate them from the add-ons option on character selection or from inside the game. Certain addons have dependencies, which means that they require other addons to work properly. So you will have to install those as well. You can configure your addons in the settings and even assign keybinds to use them faster.

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What Are the Best Addons for ESO

The Top 10 Best ESO Addons at the moment are:

  1. Combat Metrics
  2. Srendarr
  3. Foundry Tactical Combat
  4. FCO Item Saver
  5. Destinations
  6. HarvestMap
  7. Tamriel Trade Center
  8. AwesomeGuildStore
  9. Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter
  10. Votan’s Minimap

Keep reading below to find the Best Addons per category in ESO!

Combat & UI ESO Best Addons

Combat Addons assist with alerts in combat and show you the remaining duration of skills. UI Addons can transform your screen and make you think you are playing a different game! Below you can find the Best Addons for Combat and UI in ESO:

  • Srendarr: Srendarr can help you with buff, debuff, skill timers. In general it makes it easier to monitor and recast skills. You can assign different effects to different groups and place them anywhere on the screen.
  • Foundry Tactical Combat (FTC): FTC allows you to adjust your and your enemies’ attribute bars as well as showing buffs and debuffs.
  • Action Duration Reminder: This addon tracks the duration of your skills and notify you when you need to recast them.
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Inventory ESO Best Addons

Inventory addons transform the layout of your inventory but also provide several helpful settings. Below you can find the Best Inventory Addons for ESO:

  • Auto Category: Auto Category defines the priority each item category has in your inventory. So basically what appears first.
  • Gridlist: Turns your inventory into a grid.
  • CDG Bank Stacker: Automatically adds items from your inventory to your bank if there is a stack of the specific item already.
  • FCO Item Saver: FCO allows you to assign your items to groups and protect them from accidents. You can customize icons and colors for every category. Very helpful tool to avoid selling or deconstructing items accidentally.
  • GearSetsSort: Sorts your gear by Set name.

Map ESO Best Addons

Very useful Addons that add additional filters and map pins to your in-game map(as well as a minimap). Like this you can travel faster and reach to your objective with ease. The Best Map Addons in ESO are:

All these addons, add additional filters to your map, making navigation easier. They can be especially helpful when looking for Skyshards, Lorebooks, Surveys or hunting achievements. You may want to disable some of their options though for a more realistic exploration feeling.

Harvest Map is a great tool for farming Crafting Materials. It adds a pin to every resource node you find and can help you create a farming path for maximum profit. Essential to use with your dedicated Farming Character for the best results.

To this category we should also add the excellent Votan’s Minimap addon. A simple addon that adds a useful mini-map to the game!

Economy ESO Best Addons

Powerful tools that can keep track of your sales but also inform you of the right price for an item! They are must have addons if you want to Make Gold in ESO fast and reliably! The Best Economy Addons in ESO are:

  • Tamriel Trade Center (TTC): Great addon to use for price comparison. The addon collects all the items listings that you see in guild stores and creates a database with their prices. Requires an external client executable to work properly. Start the game first, then the external client.
  • Arkadius’ Trade Tools: Another very helpful economy based addon. Provides traders with info about their sales, purchases and statistics for them and their Guilds.
  • AwesomeGuildStore: A must have addon for every trader! It adds more filters to Guild Traders, making it easy to buy or sell items. It also allows you to sell items directly from your Craft Bag or Bank!
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AwesomeGuildStore Addon

Combat Utility Best Addons

Out of Combat utility addons that can help you prepare your character before you step into a fight! The Best Combat Utility Addons in ESO are:

  • Combat Metrics: Combat Metrics offers a live DPS counter and is the best tool to measure your DPS parses.
  • Dressing Room: Can save several different Builds and help you switch Armor Sets and skills fast. Cannot save Champion Points so it is better to use it along with the Armory System.
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Dressing Room Interface

Crafting ESO Best Addons

Crafting Addons make your life easier when you wish to craft specific items! The Best Crafting Addons are:

  • Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter: Auto accepts and completes your daily Writs. The addon works for every crafting profession except Alchemy and Provisioning. Essential addon for your Daily Routine in ESO.
  • Potion Maker: Potion Maker helps you find potions and poisons based on selected materials. Can mark and save recipes as favorites in order to craft your Potions faster.

PVP ESO Best Addons

Addons that offer utility in PVP Gameplay! These are the Best PVP Addons in ESO:

  • PVP Meter: A simple PVP focused addon that adds a PVP overview for Battlegrounds and Duels! You can even add meters for Cyrodiil, Imperial City, Battlegrounds as well as a killing blow animation and sound!
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PVP Meter Interface

Utility Best Addons

Additional helpful Addons that can provide several tools! The Best Utility Addons are:

  • Wykkyd Toolbar: Adds helpful info to a customizable toolbar that you can place anywhere on your screen.
  • Best Friends 2018: Removes friend login notifications from system. It displays a more discreet notice on the top right part of the screen instead.
  • Group Loot Notifier: Shows the loot of your entire group. Very helpful when farming a specific item.
  • Votan’s Improved Quests: Improves the Quests tab of the World Map.
  • LibMultiAccountSets: A simple library that tracks Item Set collection progress!
  • Item Set Browser: Useful addon that shows you where you can get all available Sets in the game, as well as keep track of the pieces you miss to complete them!

FAQ – ESO Best Addons

What are the Best Addons for ESO?

There are several great addons you can use in ESO! Some of the best and most useful include Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter, Combat Metrics, Votan’s Minimap, FCO Item Saver, Srendarr. You can find more info and a list of the Best Addons for every category by reading this ESO Addons Guide!

How to Install Addons in ESO?

You can install addons in ESO either manually or by using the Minion program! To install addons manually first download the addon’s zip file. Then extract it to a folder and paste it to your ESO addons folder. This is usually at C:\Users\< username >\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\ To find out more about addons in The Elder Scrolls Online and a list of the Best Addons, you can read this ESO Best Addons Guide!

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