Addons

One of my favorite things about ESO is that it allows us to customize and improve our gaming experience through addons. Getting started with (and finding!) addons can be challenging, so I've written this guide to try and make the process a little less daunting. To get started with addons, visit our Getting Started page!

If Minion breaks or otherwise needs to be reinstalled, hit up our Troubleshooting Minion page.

Note: Addons marked with the star icon are @tralce's very favorite, must-have addons.

Note: Addons marked with the gp icon are known to work well with game controllers.

Note: Installing every single addon I've listed here is almost definitely not a good idea.

This section contains user interface overhauls and addons that either add or better organize information about your characters.

Bandits User Interface star gp

  • UI overhaul that has replaced LUI and AUI for me. TONS of features. Much cleaner and more informational. Includes minimap which is lighter than Votan's. Takes a minute to set up but very worth it.

Caro's Skill and Champion Point Saver

  • Originally a workaround for that time that ZOS force-respecced everyone like 8 times, I now find it useful to copy skill and CP loadouts between characters and armory builds.

Character Knowledge star

  • Part of code65536's Extended Journal, this addon tracks known Recipes, Furnishing Plans, and Motifs across multiple characters and accounts.

Endeavor Chat Tracker star

  • Show updates about your Endeavor progress in the chat window.

Event Collectibles star

  • Part of code65536's Extended Journal, this addon tracks known collectibles from in-game events.

Info Panel gp

  • Adds lots of useful information to the default FPS/Ping panel, including weapon condition, soul gems, horse training, and way more.

pChat star

  • Chat overhaul. See it to believe it. Look at the Recommended Game Settings to learn how to make @names show up in guild chat with pChat.

PerfectPixel star

  • Overhauls nearly every window that can display items. See screenshots.

Urich's Skill Point Finder

  • Window to display every Skyshard and skill point in the game and how many you've collected.

Vestige's Epic Quest

  • A nice replacement for the base game quest tracker that displays multiple quests and optionally hides quests you want hidden, AND MORE.

What Pledges at my Alts star gp

  • Quick overview of your characters and what dailies they can do.

This section contains addons that track combat data, add notifications about mechanics, or otherwise improve the combat experience.

Code's Combat Alerts star

  • Notifications, alerts, and countdowns for some PvE mechanics.

Combat Alerts Extended

  • An extension for Code's.

Combat Metrics star

  • VERY detailed analysis of every fight.

Combat Metronome

  • Track your heavy swings, ability cooldowns and cast/channels all in one bar to help you perfect your rotation timing and take advantage of ability queuing with live latency information.

CrutchAlerts star

  • Lots of extra useful combat alerts and icons for Ody

Fancy Action Bar

  • This addon displays both of your ability bars at the same time.

Qcell's Dreadsail Reef Helper star

  • Alerts and Ody icons for Dreadsail Reef mechanics.

Qcell's Rockgrove Helper star

  • Alerts and Ody icons for Rockgrove mechanics.

RaidNotifier

  • More alerts in combat. Especially useful in Trials.

Untaunted

  • Excellent taunt tracker for tanks.

This section contains addons that improve the overall Companion experience.

BSCs CompanionInfo

  • Adds a little toolbar and a tooltip with useful info about your active Companion -- XP, Rapport, and more!

FOB - Companion Helper

  • Reduces many of the annoyances that come with companions, such as preventing looting bugs with Mirri out, or interacting with them accidentally.

IsJusta Companion UI Enhancements

  • Better companion health bar, numeric rapport info, more.

tralce's Collectible Keybinds star star star

  • Heavily inspired by, and forked from, code65536's memento addon, this addon adds keybinds for many collectibles, including but not limited to the Antiquarian's Eye, Assistants, Companions, and many mementos.

This section contains addons specific to crafting, from crafting user interface overhauls to autocrafters.

Enchant Maker

  • Handy UI for Enchanting.

Enchanted Quality

  • Literally just makes enchantments show up in their quality (White, Green, Blue, Purple, Gold) color on tooltips.

Potion Maker

  • An excellent Alchemy crafting system, and helps you discover those missing alchemy traits.

Quality Furniture Crafter

  • Craftable furnishings and provisioning recipes show up in the color of their item quality in craft lists.

Research Assistant

  • A full featured research helper which shines in its ability to mark duplicate research items.

TraitBuddy

  • One of the only good research trackers with a grid. Like CraftStore, but doesn't lag your game to death.

These addons automate repetitive crafting tasks, like Daily Writs, Master Writs, and set crafting.

Caro's Enchantment Learner

  • Efficiently auto-learn Enchantment phrases.

Daily Alchemy gp star

  • Auto-craft alchemy daily writs.

Daily Provisioning gp star

  • Auto-craft provisioning daily writs.

Dolgubon's Lazy Set Crafter star

  • For master crafters, this lets you queue up whole sets of gear to autocraft.

Dolgubon's Lazy Writ Crafter gp star

  • Auto-craft blacksmithing, clothing, woodworking, jewelry, and enchanting daily writs.

Lazy Alchemy Learner

  • Efficiently auto-learn Alchemy reagent effects.

Master Writ Inventory Marker

  • An extension for WritWorthy that marks the status of your held master writs.

WritWorthy star

  • Auto-craft master writs, get an idea of how much writs cost to craft, quickly see if you're able to craft your master writ, and more.

This section contains addons that generally improve the fishing experience.

Bait Counter gp

  • Simply displays a count of your current bait when looking at a fishing hole.

Rare Fish Tracker gp star

  • Useful window to show what fish you need for the fishing achievement.

Votan' s Fisherman gp star

  • Blinking hook symbol when it's time to reel in. Also, hook symbol on the map for any discovered fishing spots.

This section contains addons that generally improve the group and guild UIs.

AutoInvite

  • Automatically send group invites based on text in chat. Type x to join!

Default Guild Bank star

  • Simple. Lets you choose a default guild bank.

FCO Guild Bank/Guild Store Quick Select

  • Use keys to change your guild bank or store rather than the drop down menu.

Guild Hall Button

  • Especially useful if you're in more than one guild. Adds a button to the Guild screen that travels you to the guild hall. Also adds a chat command /gh(1-5) that quickly teleports you to that guild's hall. Other addons do this, but this one does it very well.

OdySupportIcons gp star

  • Adds hovering icons for group leads, tanks, and healers by default. Extra options for DPS, Companions, Assistants, dead players, and more!

This section contains addons which make housing easier.

Essential Housing Tools star

  • Very comprehensive home building tool set. Automatic building, advanced alignment. The Attunables section of the Guild Hall was built with this. Also, create, view, and share visual effects, from lighting, to text, to portals to other houses! Hit up the Recommended Game Settings page to set up the client! Seriously, set up the client.

Furniture Catalog

  • A portable database of every furnishing in the game.

Magic Carpet

  • Use furniture to fly around in your own home. Good for decorating.

Magic Sorter

  • Want to use a spare house or several as storage for extra furnishings? This addon automates that.

Port to Friend's House star

  • Port to any house of any user, permissions permitting! Also, set favorite houses, and keybinds for them.

This section contains addons that improve inventory UIs, track items across characters, houses, and accounts, auto-bank, and so much more.

Aenathel's Lazy Chat Linker

  • Shift+Click on items to link them in chat.

Armory Style Manager star

  • Saves Cosutmes, Pets, Mounts, and more along your Armory builds. Also lets you lock Armory builds.

Auto Category Revised gp star

  • Sorts your banks, chests, inventory, and more into very helpful categories. Highly customizable.

Craft Bag Extended

  • Allows access to the ESO+ Craft Bag from just about anywhere it should have been available from all along -- banks, guild banks, mail, trades, and more.

DoItAll star

  • Perform actions on all visible items in your inventory: deconstruct, bank, unbank, sell, fence, and more!

FCO ItemSaver star

  • Lock items with icons, rules, and more. Never again accidentally deconstruct something you wanted to keep! Takes a hot minute to set up but extremely worth it.

Harven's Stack Split Slider

  • Much more intuitive Split Stack window.

Inventory Insight star

  • Second inventory window that shows items in your bag, bank, craft bag, houses, house banks, and alts so you can quickly find that missing item, or take stock of everything you own.

Item Set Browser star

  • Part of code65536's Extended Journal. A database of ESO set items you can walk around with. Helps track Set Collections. Advanced search. Item linking.

Loot Log gp

  • Part of code65536's Extended Journal. A lot more powerful than Group Loot Notifier. Logs your personal loot and the group's loot.
  • Type /ll for an amazing loot report, /lt to post a list of already collected set items to chat to facilitate trading, /bunc to automatically bind all uncollected set items to you.

Mythic Selector star

  • Change your Mythic or non-Mythic ring and/or necklace with the press of a key. Also, see what you currently have equipped without opening your inventory.

Personal Assistant star gp

  • Does a lot. Auto mark as junk, auto deposit and withdraw based on rules, auto repair, auto weapon recharge, and much more.

This section contains addons which add pins to maps and compasses, automate travel, display resource node spawns, and more.

BeamMeUp star gp

  • Travel to undiscovered waysrines via guildmates, friends, and group members. Partially port to every known player in a zone to unlock wayshrines. Easily travel to zones with leads, maps, and surveys. Visit your owned homes with greater ease.

HarvestMap and HarvestMap-Data gp

  • Similar to ResourceRadar, but vastly more complex. Shines in its ability to calculate farming routes and display possible chest and heavy sack spawn locations.

Map Pins star gp

  • Adds TONS of pins to your map, including Skyshards, LoreBooks, bosses, and so much more. Absolutely essential.

Quest Map gp

  • Puts an exclamation point icon anywhere there might be an unfinished quest. Good for completionists. Doesn't seem to work some zones.

ResourceRadar star gp

  • No more Keen Eye skills! RR will put a pip above any usable resource node nearby, and on the map. I used to use HarvestMap but honestly this is FAR more useful and more lightweight.

Votan's Improved Locations

  • Groups the "Locations" tab in the map by alliance.

Votan's Minimap star gp

  • Absolutely indispensable minimap.

This section contains addons which can generally improve the Player-vs-Player experience.

CyrHUD

  • CyrHUD allows you to see the current action in Cyrodiil. It shows you what is being attacked, who is attacking, how many siege they have on each side, whether the location has been flagged yet or not, and for how long it has been sieged. PvPers use this to know where the enemy is at and can gauge their numbers and better prepare for an assault, defense, or counter-attack strategy.

Forward Camp Preview

  • View the range of a forward camp before you place it.

Greyskull: Weapon/Spell Damage Meter

  • Customizable power meter.

RdK Group Tool

  • Just read the ESOUI page. Too much to list here.

SquishyFinder

  • See how squishy a player is at a glance.

This section contains addons that improve guild stores, check prices, track sales data, and generally improve the guild store UI.

Note: I try very hard to remain impartial about price addons, but I feel it's very important to emphasize a serious shortcoming with Master Merchant. Though it is inarguably more feature-rich than ATT, its method of storing sales data is wildly less efficient than ATT's method. This introduces a not insignificant amount of lag, especially on login, and its dependency, LibHistoire, is quite often responsible for those crashes to desktop that don't display an error. Consider using ATT unless you have a really good reason to use MM. Read more on the Price Checking Addons page.

Arkadius' Trade Tools star

  • Similar to, but faster and less laggy than Master Merchant. Monitors guilds you're in for purchase and sale data. Display item prices, and so much more. Read a comparison between, and instructions for, ATT, MM, and TTC here.

AwesomeGuildStore star

  • Complete overhaul of the default (awful) Guild Store UI. Needs lots of dependencies, but if you buy and sell a lot, this is a must.

Master Merchant

  • Very similar in functionality to ATT, but far more mature, more feature-rich, and in many opinions, slower. Read a comparison between, and instructions for, ATT, MM, and TTC here.

PriceTooltip star gp

  • Unified price data in item tooltips and inventories. Data pulled from TTC, ATT, MM, and UESP.

Tamriel Trade Centre star

  • Quickly look up and track the price of items in guild stores. This is backed by the TTC Website, and displays the prices that items have been listed for, but not necessarily what they've sold for. Read a comparison between, and instructions for, ATT, MM, and TTC here.

This section lists all addons which don't strictly fit in any of the other categories.

Auto Daily Rewards gp

  • Claims your Crown Store Daily Reward for you so you don't have to enter the menu.

Aenathel's Keybinds star

  • Keybindings for specific pages of menus. Read the esoui page.

Aenathel's Lazy Riding Skill Trainer

  • Train your mount just by talking to the stablemaster.

Circonians Addon Selector

  • Allows you to create profiles of addons to swap between on one or more characters.

Display Leads star

  • An Antiquities must-have. List of where leads drop from, where you can scry them, what they are, and more.

Event Tracker

  • Tracks in-game events, displays info about them, notifies about ticket counts, adds a chat command for an active event's xp buff, and way more.

FCO Lockpicker

  • Replaces the shaking pin animation with a nice green checkmark when lockpicking.

Jack of all Trades

  • Automatically slots the third and fourth slots of your Craft Champion tree depending on what you're doing.

Kyzderp's Derps

  • Whole bunch of random features. Read the esoui page.

LovelyEmotes

  • Handy little window with shortcuts to your favorite emotes. Can be set to vanish when not needed.

No, thank you!

  • Lets you shut off annoying messages, hide wayshrines on the Tamriel map, and much more.

NoAccidentalStealing

  • Confirm by sneaking or double tapping E in order to steal.

PlayedAll

  • Adds the chat command /played all to display the total playtime of all characters you've logged in to.

Postmaster Mail star

  • Adds a button to your mail screen that takes all items from mails and deletes them.

Synced Account Settings

  • Maintain all (or some!) settings the same between multiple characters -- Interface, Combat, Nameplates and more. Janky but works.

Thief Tools star

  • A must-have if you can't resist a five-finger discount. Adds a thievery info panel, toggles auto-steal depending on if you're sneaking. Way more.

tralce's Collectible Keybinds star star star

  • Heavily inspired by, and forked from, code65536's memento addon, this addon adds keybinds for many collectibles, including but not limited to the Antiquarian's Eye, Assistants, Companions, and many mementos. Now has binds for mounting a group member's multi-rider mount, and selecting Random and Random Favorite mounts!

tralce's Vanity Keybinds star star star

  • A work in progress. Allow you to change mounts, non-combat pets, and polymorphs with a keybinding.

Votan's Adaptive (Video-)Settings

  • Turns video features on and off automatically to stabilize framerate.

Votan's Addon List star

  • Redesign the Addon menu. Manage addons and their libraries with a single click. Easily see unneeded libraries. Much more.

Votan's Improved Quests

  • Simply re-categorizes the quests in your map quests tab.

Votan's Keybinder star gp

  • Account-wide key bindings. Useful if you have more than one character.

Any member can request an addon be added to the WtU Website, and most of them will be listed here. Just pm @tralce to have an addon added to this list.

Draw Weapon

  • Unsheathe your weapon automatically when you sprint, roll, or crouch.

MiniMap by Fyrakin gp

  • A decent alternative to Votan's MiniMap. Try it out. You might like it better.

Net Worth

  • Calculates the gold value of your inventory based on current TTC market rates to determine an approximate net worth for your account.

Personality Designer

  • Roleplay addon that gives your character a "personality" by playing emotes/mementos while idle. Perfect for creating your own unique personality, or if you just want to bucket scream like tralce.

Photographer

  • Take screenshots without the UI.

QuickDestroy

  • Quickly destroy unwanted items with a keybind (except treasure maps, which you send to tralce, right?)

StopIt!

  • No more character turning around when opening menus. Walk, ride, and fish with menus open.

SuperStar

  • Share your build in a single screenshot. Theorycraft with skills. More.

The Librarium

  • Custom books added to ESO. Allows for you to write your own lorebooks too.

A lot of websites like to recommend the same, cookie cutter batch of addons. Because of this, some of these addons have become extremely popular. The aim of this post is to reduce some of that, and to draw attention to some lesser-known, but vastly superior alternatives. This is a bit of an opinion piece in some cases, but it's mostly based on facts and not my opinion.

Addon Alternatives
AUI Bandits UI³
Advanced Filters Base Game⁴
AlphaGear Bandits Gear Manager⁵ / Wizards Wardrobe
Azurah Bandits UI³
Bandits Loot Manager Personal Assistant
CraftStore Character Knowledge, Trait Buddy, Item Set Browser, Enchant Maker
Destinations Map Pins¹
Dressing Room Bandits Gear Manager⁵ / Wizards Wardrobe
LUI Extended Bandits UI³
LoreBooks Map Pins¹
Lost Treasure Map Pins¹
Master Merchant Arkadius' Trade Tools²
SkyShards Map Pins¹
Srendarr Base Game⁴ / Bandits UI³
Wykkyd Toolbar Info Panel

Notes

  1. Map Pins not only does what all these standalone addons do, it has fewer dependencies, does even more, and is updated more frequently.
  2. See the Price-Checking Addons page for more in-depth information.
  3. Bandits UI is smaller and faster, but incorporates the same features as, the addons I've listed here.
  4. These features were added to the base game and you therefore have little to no reason to use them anymore.
  5. Bandits Gear Manager is far lighter weight and less laggy and buggy than either of these popular addons, and though Wizards Wardrobe is rather heavy by comparison, its automatic management of gear makes up for it.