Addons Guide Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)

Addons Guide (PC)

Here are the addons I use broken down into groups of varying importance:

Absolute Must Have on Day 1

The Basics
1Map PinsThis will put pins on your map for skyshards, Lorebooks and so much more!
2Bandit User InterfaceGreat UI, lots of features to explore. Other fantastic options for UI include AUI, Dark UI, and LUI

Must Have for Late-game Content

Dungeons and Trials
1Code’s Combat AlertsWarns you of dungeon mechanics, typically ones that will kill you in one shot so that you can roll-dodge away. VERY USEFUL
2Beam Me UpWill make teleporting anywhere in the game 100x easier by letting you search for the zone you want to go to. It will find any friends, or guild members, in that zone so you can teleport there instantly for free
3Raid NotifierHelps warn you of raid mechanics. It will save you and your raid team a lot of tears!
4Hodor ReflexesProvides stats and insight into your groups’ performance and tells you when you should use your ult if you should be timing with team members.

Highly Recommended

Quality of Life Improvements
1Auto CategoriesOrganizes your inventory by researchable, tradeable, consumables, and by sets. Its amazing, try it out!
2Lazy Writ CrafterDaily writs are an easy way to get materials and gold. this literally does them for you. I LOVE this one.
2Daily AlchemyAutocompletes your Daily Alchemy writs
3Daily ProvisioningAuto Completes your Daily Provisioning Writs
4WritWorthyHelps with Master Writs (end game).
5Inventory insightAllows you to search your bank and ALL of your characters at once, to find out where you left that one item you are looking for.
6Perfect PixelGreat UI improvement, try it out
7odySupportIconsPuts icons over group members heads. can be great for identifying the tanks and healers in the group

But I Use These
1Dressing RoomAllows you to save multiple character skill loadouts. Great for saving a PVP setup and a PVE setup so you don’t have to change each skill individually every single time.
3Combat MetricsShows you what your dps is and how much damage each skill you use did (after a fight type /cmx in chat to pull up the metrics).
4Alpha GearShows you the health of your gear at a glance
5Action Duration Reminder (or Fancy action Bar)Helps you keep those buffs up and those DOTS on. Fancy Action bar allows you to see both bars at once. choose one or the other, but not both.
6Potion MakerTell it what you want the potion to do, and it will select the ingredients! Amazing.

Why use minion? It installs your addons, it updates your addons, it shows you the most popular addons first.

You can install addons manually, but minion is way easier and faster!

How to Install Minion

  1. Download the program here (click the real download button and not an ad)
    • Usually minion will fail to find the ESO folder on its own. Here is the default file path.

Install Addons

click on the “find addons”tab and search for the addons recommended above and any others you might want!

Be sure to install the associated lib files. These are easily found in came by expanding the addon (escape >addons > click the carrot next to the addon name). They are also usually listed in the addon description in minion

Are Your AddOns Working??

Yes? Congrats! This is rare for a first-timer!! Enjoy! – Press [Enter] in-game to bring up the cursor to grab and move UI items on the screen.

No? Well, what’s wrong?

Install location? – When you open the game and click “addons” in the character select screen do your addons show up?

  • No? You’ve selected the wrong folder to install the addons into!! Have minion find the addons folder again (usually in documents >elder scrolls online >live >addons)
  • Yes? Let’s move on.

Did you install the Lib Files? – While inside the addon menu in the game, hit the arrow next to each addon. Any files in red are missing and need to be searched for in minion and installed!

Allow out of date addons. – Be sure to check the box at the top of the addons list that allows out of date addons.

Still not working? Check the minion FAQ and ask me for help on Twitch. Good luck!