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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bandits Gear Manager⁵ / Wizards Wardrobe
Bandits Loot Manager
Character Knowledge, Trait Buddy, Item Set Browser, Enchant Maker
Bandits Gear Manager⁵ / Wizards Wardrobe
Arkadius' Trade Tools²
Base Game⁴ / Bandits UI³
Map Pins not only does what all these standalone addons do, it has fewer dependencies, does even more, and is updated more frequently.
Bandits UI is smaller and faster, but incorporates the same features as, the addons I've listed here.
These features were added to the base game and you therefore have little to no reason to use them anymore.
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.