This article will introduce you to most of the Addons that I am using for Elder Scrolls Online. The first thing I recommend doing is installing Minion Addon Manager, this is an addon manager that can update all your addons with one click and you can also easily search and add new addons.
- Non Combat Addons
- Combat Addons
- Hodor Reflexes
- Combat Metrics
- Code’s Combat Alerts
- RaidTimer Continued
- Raid Notifier Continued
- Blackrose Prison Helper
- Links & SavedVariables
Non Combat Addons
LUI Extended is the UI addon that I have been using for a long time already, it gives me a very clean UI and is easy to configure. I deactivated most features, I mostly have it for the resource bars and group window.
Must have for every player, this will put the errors that usually pop up in the middle of your window into the chat, so you do not get distracted.
With this addon, you can copy paste things from the chat to somewhere else, very handy.
This addon allows you to recharge your enchantments or repair your gear, you can set it at a certain percentage, when that percentage of durability is reached it will automatically recharge/repair the items.
This addon is really nice if you have several different gear and skill setups for one character. You can save gear and skills and with one button press they can be swapped.
This addon is a must have for every crafter. If you want to do crafting writ dailies, which you should because they give a lot of materials, this addon makes it very easy, if you have all the materials, it autocrafts things for you.
This addon is nice if you are looking for map markers. You can check skyshards, lorebooks, time breaches and many more things with this addon. I have this activated when I am leveling a new character.
This addon can search all your characters for items. Once you installed it you need to make sure to login on all your characters and open the bank and chests inventory, so it can index all your items.
This will help you crafting potions and remember what ingredients go where.
Assist Rapid Riding
This addon automatically swaps out a skill on your bar for the Rapid Maneuver Skill, so you can get the speedbuff without having to go into the skill menu all the time, once you activated the skill it swaps back to your normal ability.
Hodor Reflexes is a collection of addons used by Hodor members to improve their reflexes, it is still in development. If you want to share your DPS with your group members you need to also have Combat Metrics active.
This is one of the most important addons to track dps. With this addon you can easily analyze what kind of damage you have done. You can also see a lot of other things like incoming damage, incoming healing and so on.
Code’s Combat Alerts
Code’s Combat Alerts provides notifications and alerts for a selection of PvE mechanics.
This simply adds a timer to the trial, so you can see for how long you have been in there.
This is a must have for every raider, with this addon you get notified from the most dangerous mechanics in the game, I recommend checking the settings so you can decide on your own what kind of notifications you want to have active. The addon has notifications for:
- Hel Ra Citadel
- Aetherian Archive
- Sanctum Ophidia
- Maw of Lorkhaj
- Halls of Fabrication
- Asylum Sanctorium
- Dragonstar Arena
- Maelstrom Arena
Blackrose Prison Helper
This addon was created by Andy.s, a member of Hodor, it helps you with a lot of mechanics in Blackrose Prison Arena.
I use this addon to track my abilities timer, so I always know for how much longer they last.
Action Duration Reminder
This is an optional addon, I prefer S’rendarr over this usually. Some people like it tho that is why I list it up, it basically shows timers on your skill bar and if you weapon swap, you still see the timers running as it shows it above the skill bar. I still prefer S’rendarr because Action Duration reminder makes you look at the bottom of your display too much and then you do not know whats going on around your character which might result in a death.
Grim Focus Counter
This addon is exclusively for Nightblades, it makes it easier to track the Spectral Bow procs that you can shoot with the Merciless Resolve/Relentless Focus.
Light Attack Helper
Light Attack Helper is a tool that helps you track your light attacks, it does this by incrementing a counter each time you actually hit a light attack.
Links & SavedVariables
Minion Addon Manager
I highly recommend using the Minion Addon Manager, it will make managing addons a lot easier. Minion will ask you to find the ESO folder, usually it is located under something like this: C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online
Here you can download my SavedVariables file that you can use, it does have the settings I use for some of the addons. Keep in mind I did not make many changes to the addons, I changed some LUI things and S’rendarr buff tracker stuff and that is about it.
C:\Users\YOURNAMEPC\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live. In there you should find the SavedVariables file.
NOTE: After an update (new dlc or patch), you have to make sure to update all your addons, sometimes they stop working.
NOTE: If you get dependencies on certain addons, you need to make sure to have all the necessary lib addons. You can easily find them with the Minion Manager.
I am open for suggestions to add more addons to the overall list if people tell me on twitch or on my discord.