Elder Scrolls Online mods are nearly a requirement to properly enjoy the game. They give you the opportunity to change the game is subtle and not so subtle ways that can add a lot to your gameplay experience. There are a few Elder Scrolls Online mods that I really can’t imagine playing the game without. So without further ado here is the list of Elder Scrolls Online mods that I personally use.
- Lootdrop, Continued(All in One)
- Luminary – Action Bar
- No Stealth Text
- Research Assistant
- ZR Minimap
- Softcap Info
- Spent Skill Points
The solution: The Alchemist is an addon that will tell you what to combine from your inventory and bank to discover new traits.
My opinion: If you’re doing Alchemy this is a very nice convenience mod and time saver. Just collect all the reagents you can find and it will tell you what to combine to discover new traits.
The solution: ggFrames is a very good replacement for the default player, group, raid and target frames. Very easily customized and simple to use.
My opinion: I really like the look of these unit frames. All the information and graphical cues are present that one would want and they just look nice.
Lootdrop, Continued (All in One) Back to Top
The problem: If you’ve played The Elder Scrolls Online for any amount of time you’ve probably figured out that loot is super important… and there’s a ton of it… and you want it all!. Looting things one at a time is tedious so many people turn on a feature called “Auto Loot”. That makes looting easier, but then you just don’t know what you’ve looted without checking your inventory.
The solution: This is where Lootdrop comes in. Now whenever you loot something it pops up a small window showing you what you’ve looted. Multiple items will stack upon each other creating a cascading effect of all the items you’ve acquired. It stays on screen for a few seconds and then goes away.
My opinion: This should be part of the default UI. Whenever you turn on Auto Loot this should turn on with it. It’s that important.
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The problem: Elder Scrolls Online gives you just a single action bar. Sometimes you want to layout your UI with the acton bar in a different configuration. Maybe you don’t want a bar at all.
The solution: Luminary’s Action Bar gives you complete control over the layout of your action bar. You can move the individual buttons all around separately. There are also a couple options to cleanup up the action bar in general.
My opinion: I love this one. I have my action bar buttons sprinkled around my mini map which is centered on the bottom of my screen. Since we only have 8 buttons on the action bar it seems like a no brainer that we should be able to move them around.
The solution: Mundus Map puts a map marker down for each of the Mundus stones in the game. You can also customize it to only display certain ones as well.
My opinion: Nice to have for sure.
The solution: This mod removes it.
My opinion: I like my UI nice and clean. This mods get some unnecessary clutter off my screen.
The solution: Wonder no more. Soft Cap Info does just what it says. Shows you how cose to the soft cap you are for all your attributes.
My opinion: This is a really simple mod, but it’s really nice to have that information there every time you look at your character screen. Keeping your connection to it as your character advances.
The solution: Spent Skill Points shows how many skill points you have total and how many you have avilable. In addition to how many you have spent in each skill tree.
My opinion: This is another no-brainer that really should be part of the default UI.
The solution: This mod gives you a mini map complete with map pins and all the fixins. This one also seems to be the most updated mini maps of the bunch.
My opinion: Love it.
The solution: Never fear. Sky Shards adds a map pin on the world map for every Sky Shard in the game.
My opinion: This is really one of those must have mods. It makes finding Sky Shards as simple as walking right up to it. Achievement hounds this one is for you.
The solution: Research Assistant puts little icons next to each item in your bank or inventory indicating whether you have already researched it. This tells you at a glance what you can get rid of and what you should keep.
My opinion: If you’re doing crafting you need this mod. Basically red icon means you haven’t researched that trait yet. Yellow, grey or gold means you can deconstruct or sell safely. Absolutely love this one.
The solution: Much like Sky Shards this mod places map pins on your world map where ever Lore Books exist.
My opinion: Another must have mod. My standing with the Mage’s Guild is much improved due to this mod.
I hope you found this useful. I’ll keep this post updated as I change mods in and out.