Today we are going to take a look at the most important ESO Addons. There are many great ESO Addons that you can use to make your life easier in the Elder Scrolls Online. There are various ESO Addons available, some change your user interface, some automate crafting processes, some notify you of enemy mechanics and some show you locations on the map. We recommend that you install the Minion Addon Manager, this is an ESO addon manager that can install addons with one click and also keep them all up to date.

ESO Addons List

Now lets take a look at the full list of ESO Addons that Alcast uses. Of course there are plenty more, but these are the most important ones to make your life easier in ESO. ESO Addons are also often referred to as ESO mods or Elder Scrolls Online Addons.

A lot of the addons need LIB addons, if you see there is a DEPENDENCY, you want to click on the addon and see what LIB addons you need. With the Minion Manager you can add LIB addons easily within a few seconds to your addon folder.

Lib = Library

Non Combat ESO Addons

First lets take a look at ESO Addons that are used outside of combat.

Addon Selector

Addon Selector lets you save presets of addons. So for example you can have a preset for PvE and one for PvP. Or one for Overland content, one for Trials and one for Dungeons.

LUI Extended

LUI Extended is the UI addon that we have been using for a long time already, it gives me a very clean UI and is easy to configure. We often deactivate most of the features to start out with a clean UI and then later on re-activate more of the features if needed.

LUI Example

To further showcase you how the user interface looks with LUI, you can watch the video example below to get a good idea of your resource bars and the group bars on the left side of the screen.


Bugeater is one of the more important addons, it isn’t updated anymore but still gets the job done. Bugeater will put the errors that usually pop up in the middle of your window into the chat, so you do not get distracted.


With Chat2Clipboard you can copy paste things from the chat to somewhere else, very handy.

Auto Recharge

The Auto Recharge 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.

Dressing Room

The Dressing Room ESO 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 only works outside of combat.

dressing room example


The Dolgubons Lazy Writ Creator 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.

Map Pins

The Map Pins 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 can also become very handy if you are farming materials or gold.

Inventory Insight

The Inventory Insight 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.

Inventory Insight example ESO

Potion Maker

The Potion Maker addon will help you crafting potions and remember what ingredients go where.

Assist Rapid Riding

The Assist Rapid Riding 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.

Combat Addons

Next up we are going to take a look at some handy ESO Addons that you can use in combat. These addons will often notify you of enemy attacks or also show your damage or the groups damage, that way you can analyze your combat performance.

Action Duration Reminder

The Action Duration Reminder ESO Addon is used by most players these days. 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. That way you have an easy way to track your skill duration. And because the ability duration keeps running as a second bar above your normal skillbar, you also instantly know where the backbar abilities are located. This is mostly helpful if you haven’t really memorized your skills layout yet.

ESO Addons Action Duration Reminder

Hodor Reflexes

Hodor Reflexes is a collection of addons previously exclusively used by Hodor members to improve trial combat alerts. If you want to share your DPS with your group members you need to also have Combat Metrics active.

hodor reflexes

Combat Metrics

Combat Metrics is one of the most important addons to track dps (damage per second). With this ESO 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.

combat metrics parse example ESO Addons

Code’s Combat Alerts

Code’s Combat Alerts provides notifications and alerts for a selection of PvE mechanics. In the example below you can see an incoming attack of an enemy Refabricated Sphere.

RaidTimer Continued

The Raidtimer simply adds a timer to the trial, so you can see for how long you have been in there.

Blackrose Prison Helper

The Blackrose Prison Helper addon was created by Andy.s, a member of Hodor, it helps you with a lot of mechanics in Blackrose Prison Arena.


The S’rendarr addon helps you track ability durations. For a full guide on how to set up S’rendarr, I do recommed reading the How To S’rendarr ESO Addon Guide. However, these days most players simply use Action Duration Reminder instead of S’rendarr or both.

In the image below you can see an example of how the addon looks like.

srendarr example

Grim Focus Counter

The Grim Focus Counter 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

My SavedVariables

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.

My SavedVariables

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.