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ADDON GUIDE

 

We are going to look at some addon’s, break them down into categories, as well as some definitions on what they do.  Addon’s can make your life easier, help with combat mechanics, automate crafting, change your user interface, and help with saving different builds.  There are so many addon’s but the biggest question we hear is “What Addon’s should I use?”  This list is not a definite “should use” list but a recommended list from what we have gathered in discord, experience, and in game.  First, let us tackle “How to Install Addon’s”.

 

MANUAL INSTALL

 

Addon’s can be found at ESO UI.  Once you found the addon of your choice, simple download and then extract the folder.  Let us say for example you downloaded an addon named “’BlueFish.zip”.  Once extracted you will want to copy the file to your addon folder which is found at C:\Users\<YOUR NAME>\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\Live\Addons.  Now look at your folder.  You should see BlueFish and then some folders within.  If you see BlueFish, and then another folder Bluefish, you have it wrong.  Simply copy/paste the contents into the main BlueFish folder.

NOTE: Updating addon’s using the Manual method is quite time consuming.  You will have to check consistently to see if addon’s have updated and then repeat the process repeatedly.  A simpler method to installing addons is by using the Minon Addon Manager.

 

MINION ADDON MANAGER

 

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You can find the file here to DOWNLOAD.  With Minion, it is a program to easily find, install, and update your addon’s in one click.  We could go overstep by step instructions on the install, but it is well explained at this LINK.

Once you have minion installed, we highly recommend that you do not install all the addons in one sitting.  Simply grab a handful, or few, install and then load the game to be sure you do not have any issues.  It is an easy way to determine which addons are giving you troubles when you have a few at a time instead of 60.  Once you have everything up and running, I advise running Minion at least a few times a week just to check to see if any addons are needed updated.

 

THE ADDONS

 

We are going to break down addons into categories like mentioned above.  These, again, are not “necessities” but recommendations from chat and experience.  Certain addons have their dependencies which will require additional addons to work properly.  You will know those dependencies by either reading the addon description or when in game, the addon will show “red” with which dependencies are missing.  A listing of the addons is on top with a description of each below.

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Circonians Addon Selector
Votan’s Minimap / Minmap by Fyrankin
Map Pins
No, thank you!
Set Tracker / Inventory Insight
Advanced Filters – Updated
AlphaGear 2 / Dressing Room
Auto Category
pChat / rChat
Easy Travel / BeamMeUp – Teleporter
FCM Quest Tracker
Greymind Quick Slot Bar
Bank Manager
Display Leads
FCO ItemSaver
Item Set Collection Tracker / Set Collection Marker
Item Set Browser
Lui Extended / Bandits User Interface / AUI (Advanced UI)
Guild Hall Button
Lights of Meridia
BugEater
Zolan’s Junk Handler
Urich’s Skill Point Finder
OdySupportIcons
Votan’s Keybinder
Harven’s Improved Skills Window

 

CRAFTING

 

Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter
WritWorthy
Potion Maker
CraftStore
ESO Master Recipe List

 

COMBAT

 

Action Duration Reminder
Light Attack Helper
Code’s Combat Alerts
Combat Metrics
BuffTimers
Constellations
Harven’s Extended Stats
Champion Point Respec
Global Cooldown (GCD) Bar
Merlin’s Rez Helper
RaidNotifier Updated

 

PVP

 

Papa Crown / Crown Customizer / Provinatus / Exterminatus Group Leader / Lights of Meridia
Assist Rapid Riding
Yet Another Compass
Piece of Candy
AP Meter
Miat's PVP Alerts
CryHUD
CyroSiege

 

CLASS / ROLE SPECIFIC

 

Bound Arnaments Counter
Grim Focus Counter
Tank / Untaunted

 

MERCANTILE

 

Tamriel Trade Centre / Master Merchant
Awesome Guild Store

 

FISHING

 

Votan’s Fisherman
Rare Fish Tracker
Votan’s Fish Fillet

Circonians Addon Selector: Allows you to load different profiles of addons of your choosing.  Save different profiles for Raids, PVP, Trader Selling, etc.… (top)


Voltan’s MiniMap / Minimap by Fyrakin: A smaller version of the in-game map for quick reference.  Voltan’s is a little lighter weight while Fyrakin’s has more options. (top)

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Map Pins: Add pins to your map that can include Dungeon Bosses, Skyshard, Lore books, Fishing nodes, Treasure Maps, Surveys, etc.   Open your map, click on the filters tab, and choose which options you wish to see. (top)

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No, thank you: Allows you to block or redirect unwanted messages, notifications to chat and alter behavior.  Stop the spin of your characters, remove the “Are you sure you want to delete this mail”, and even remove the accidental “Leave Guild” option. (top)


Set Tracker / Inventory Insight: Set tracker tracks all the sets you currently have on all your characters, bank, and even storage chests.  It is light weight and easy to use.  Simply right click on a set, and the pop up will display all that you have.  Inventory Insight does a little more like tracking items in your House, keeps track of Gold, AP, Telvar Stonesk, and filtering your inventory. (top)


Advanced Filters – Updated: Subfilters to find exactly what you are looking for.  Works in Inventory, Bank, Guild Bank, Guild Store, Vendors, and Craft Bag Support. (top)


Alpha Gear 2 / Dressing Room: Create several profiles to equip your gear and select your skills with one click or key press.  Want to try different builds or have one set up for Area of Effect Damage and another for Single Target?  Or you have a set of armor specifically for Thieving?  Either of these two are good.  Would suggest trying them both and see which one you prefer. (top)

  Auto Category: Adds categories to your inventory, bank, guild bank, craft bag, and crating stations and completely customizable.  Show all your Mother’s Sorrow sets in one area, your Research in another, Bind on Equip in another and even Low Level.  If you do not want your BOE on the top of the list, simply change the priority in the settings. (top)


pChat / rChat: Overhaul the way text is displayed in the chatbox.  Have your chat session restored if you change characters, add timestamps, show @names along with the character names.  You can also copy/paste messages and even click hyperlinks within. (top)


Easy Travel / BeamMeUp – Teleporter: Easy Travel is noticeably light weight. Instead of going through guild rosters to see who is in what area and then traveling to them, simply right click on the zone you wisht to travel to.  If anyone in any of your guilds is in that zone, you will be automatically being travel.  BeamMeUp, does more.  In addition to what is listed above, the biggest draw to this addon is the “Unlock new Wayshrines.”  Based on who in your guild is in that zone, you can automatically unlock all the wayshrnes he/she has in about 10 seconds.   If you like adventuring, Easy Travel is the better choice.  If you are thinking “Gawd, it’s all the way over there!”  Then, the second option is probably more to your liking. (top)


FCM Quest Tracker: The game default shows one quest at a time and you cycle through them either by using the hotkey or opening your journal.  The Quest Tracker shows multiple and customizable.  If you want just the quests showing in the zone you are in, showing just the quest you are on with hints, or your entire library, it is up to you. (top)


Greymind Quickslot Bar: This addon exists in some UI addons like AUI but those are not the full edition.  The addon by itself does much more.  Customizable for size, length, and transparency is one feature but the huge bonus is the ability to create profiles.  Say you want different bars to set up for Trials, PVE, or PVP.  With a single click, you can change your entire quickslot.  Really nice instead of having to consistently drag/drop things into the quickslot for different events. (top)


Bank Manager: There are other options, but this one I have heard about the most.  To give you an idea on what it does, I will explain how I have mine set up.  Each toon, when going to the bank, will have their Alliance and TelVar automatically deposit.  Any gold beyond 20K is also deposit.  All those white runes, intricates, known recipes for consumable and housing, automatically deposited.  Any recipe not known they automatically withdrawal.  (top)


Display Leads: If you do not have Skyrim or plan on doing the antiquities system, probably not for you.  But because it makes your life easier, it is on this list.  Any lead you have, it shows with expiration date and location to scry.  Any lead you wish to look up, you can.  Show all, show only those you can scry.  All at your fingertips. (top)


FCO Item Saver: If you are using Inventory Insight, you might not need this one. FCO gives you the ability to mark all things account wide.  If you are collecting Mother’s Sorrow, any piece of that will have a small asterisk showing “collecting”.  Any set you wish to always decon (ex: Splunker), that will display an asterisk for easy reference when cleaning/decon inventory.  Create your own with sets geared for PVP, Trials, or even Selling.  A little organizational tool. (top)


Item Set Collection Tracker / Set Collection Marker: These are your sticker book addons. They both do the same thing for the most part, but some seem to favor the later, Set Collection Marker.  Anything Set Item you find, it shows you (by icon) if you are missing that piece.  You also have a setting that while in group, if a party member picks up a piece you do not have, it will notify you in chat.  Some find that invasive.  If they do not want it, they will link in group chat to offer. (top)

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Item Set Browser: Think of it as an encyclopedia of sets in the game.  Set it to a hotkey, or type command, to bring up the window.  Looking for where Zaan’s comes from?  What Undaunted NPC that has that shoulder?  Which world boss has that set?  Also works together with your sticker book to show which pieces you are missing. (top)


Lui Extended / Bandits User Interface / AUI (Advanced UI): These are the “somewhat full” deal that you can download and not download others such as a minimap, a buff timer, srendarrs, quickslot bars, etc.  Remember what I said earlier tho, those included in this “wrapped up package” and not the full addon.  Of the three, the two most common are LUI and Bandits, which are updated consistently.  AUI usually seems to take a bit on getting updated and when a new patch comes out, you are plagued with errors until they fix it.  LUI, from what I have seen, does not have issues with any other addon.  Bandits does have some “naughty” addons that do not work well together but I believe it’s more with PVP addons (At the time of writing this).  Most people use one of these for the Group/Party/Raid windows instead of game default which gives more information, can show shields, debuffs, etc.  Each offers combat info, buff/debuffs, target windows and much more.  It is too much to type in here.  Head to ESO UI at the link on the top of this section and see for yourself.  If you do not want all that they offer, you do have the option to just run 1 or 2 things. (top)

  Guild Hall Button: This is for convenience.  Tired of going through the roster to find @vanquishguild, then right click and travel to Primary Residence?  Simply add a button to your “G” page and you will travel directly there in a click.  No more searching or sorting through the roster.     Lights of Meridia: This makes large groups easy to stay with.  Places a beam of light on either the Crown, or your entire party.  Change the beam to make it wider and/or brighter.  See expired teammates with ease.  And customizable with colors.  Can be seen from long distances away.

BugEater: Annoying Pop-Up UI errors?  This will eat them.  Digest them.  And then poop them out on an EP.  =) (top)


Zolan’s Junk Handler: Nifty little time saver with easy setup.  All white item junk with 0 value, ornate, or items you specifically mark as junk like Cloudy Poisons (and it remembers), will automatically be put in your junk inventory and sold the next time you see a merchant (not summoned one). (top)


Urich’s Skill Point Finder: Need more skill points?  Bring the window up and know exactly which dungeon, region, quest line, public dungeon that you can acquire more skill points. (top)


OdySupportIcons: Want an icon directly over your tank?  Or healer? Or just a weird one over your pal? Really helpful during raids/trials when having multiple healers and tanks.  (top)

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Votan’s Keybinder: Adds checkboxes to keybind dialog for OS user account wide. Choose to make it default for all characters or just one. (top)


Harven’s Improved Skills Window: Gives you more info regarding your skills and displays optional morphs. (top)


Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter: Doing your daily writs has never been easier. Click the board, and head to stations.  This addon will automatically craft your Wood, Ore, Jewelry, and Enchanting.  For Alchemy and Provisioning, see the addon description for the link.   Since most people will store some potion and provisioning in their banks, daily crafting is not needed.  This addon will, however, withdrawal the items automatically from your bank.  Then simply turn it in.  Takes less time to do your writs than change characters. (top)


WritWorthy: If you are a master crafter and you are going through your writ inventory to see what you can make, and then which motifs you know, you are doing it wrong.  Set a hotkey to bring up the window (or use command), and it will show you which writs (on that character), you can do based on knowledge, research, and motif known.  Check all that you can and simply head to the tables.   The addon will do the rest for you. (top)


Potion Maker Allows you to search for potions to make, and It can be set up to discover new traits for you.  Save favorites for fast brewing. (top)


CraftStore: Craftstore tracks all known traits, styles, recipes, and blueprints.  Custom enchanting and provisioning station UI.  Has research and mount timers and overview of all characters.  Research is important. (top)

ESO Master Recipe List Adds filters to only show known/unknown recipes in results lists including showing which characters know, and do not know, the recipe. The recipe list shows all cooking and furnitre recipes in ESO. Works at guild banks as well. Grab your alts, head to the Vanquish Guild Hall, and take those recipes your character does not know and learn them. (top)

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Action Duration Reminder: Action Duration Reminder is almost a must even if you are remotely thinking about damage dealing.  Adds a phantom bar that tracks your slotted actions that have duration attributes or over time effects, reminds you to re-invoke your actions, and makes you good at performing rotations. (top)


Light Attack Helper: When you start light attacks normally, you either do it too fast or too slow. The ideal is going fast as possible but still having the light attacks to register. Light attacks is one of the highest damage abilities you can do. To better improve your dps is to get better at Light Attack Weaving; Light Attack then Skill with the Skill cancelling the animation of the Light Attack. This addon helps by displaying the LA/S when fiighting. (top)


Code’s Combat Alerts: Provides notifications and alerts for a selection of PvE mechanics. (top)


Combat Metrics: Combat Metrics is an addon to track your fights. You can use it to measure your DPS, you can analyze which skills make your DPS or who caused your incoming damage. You can also analyze the heals you received or cast. You can check which buffs and debuffs were running, how much magicka or stamina per second you used and regenerated. You can Analyze the Combat log, filter it to analyze specific issues. (top)


BuffTimers: With this you can make completely stand-alone timer bars for one specific spell each. Go in settings, choose how many bars you want, and then choose for every bar what spell it should show, also the size, colors, and optional notifications (sound+text) can be customized.  Helpful when you have that one skill that you want a 100% uptime in. (top)


Constellations: Optimizing your dps can be tricky with CP.  If you are following an online build, or creating your own, you can tweak your CP to how you play.  Works along with Combat Metrics, when doing parses, import your combat report into constellations for suggestions to tweaks in your CP. (top)


Harven’s Extended Stats: Extends character window stats to include things like resistances. (top)


Champion Point Respec: This addon allows you to save your current CP allocation to easily switch between different CP allocations. (top)


Global Cooldown (GCD) Bar: This addon adds a bar to your screen that shows the remaining time on your global cooldown after doing anything that affects it. This allows you to get a better idea of when your game is ready to take the next action input, even when you may not be able to see your character's animation clearly. (top)


Merlin’s Rez Helper: If a group member has fallen, an arrow layout points the way to their corpse.  Also has the option to have a Meridia White Light at their location for even a faster visual. (top)


RaidNotifier Updated: Alerts certain mechanics in trials and works well with Code’s Combat Alerts. A requirement, and life saver, for all trials with Vanquish. (top)

 

Papa Crown / Crown Customizer /Provinatus/ Exterminatus Group Leader / Lights of Meridia: All 5 of these help with locating and staying with Crown, your Group Leader. You do not need all of them as some share the same goal. NOTE: You cannot use Papa Crown AND Crown Customizer active at the same time. When porting to Cyrodiil, you will crash. So please keep that in mind. Let's look at all 4 and what they do.

Papa Crown: This add-on places a large crown above your group leaders head. You have some options for size.(Do Not run with Crown Customizer)

Crown Customizer: Allows you to choose an icon to hover above the crown's head. You can also choose the size of the icon. Comes in handy in big groups and bigger fights because the icon sits well agbove the other players making it easier to see. (Do NOT run with Papa Crown)

     

Provinatus: Like Crown Customizer, this will help you know where crown is. This add-on gives you an arrow that always points towards crown. It will be green if crown is ahead of you, and red if behind.

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Exterminatus Group Leader: Very similar to Porvinatus as it gives you the option of an arrow pointing to crown.

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Lights of Meridia: Last but definately not least! This add-on places a pillar of light on crown and other group members (optional) as well. You can choose the color, transparency, and width of the Beam of Light. Shown below, white light on crown with blue lights on group members.

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Assist Rapid Riding: This add-on allows you to access Rapids without having to take up a skill slot.  You set it up with a toggle key that will place it on your bar.  As soon as you use your Rapids, the slotted skill will return to your bar.  The one pitfall is, if you are toggle Rapids onto your bar then get into combat, you won’t be able to switch it back until you are out of combat.  I recommend choosing a slot that does not have a heal or purge.  Note: there is an option for the switch to happen automatically, but I do not recommend, as it is kinda buggy and you are much more likely to end up with Rapids stuck on your bar. (See settings on the right.)

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Yet Another Compass: This is a nice add on to have that will quickly tell you the directions.  In PvP, it is very important to communicate accurate information and to know where to go when given and instruction with a cardinal direction.  Yet another compass has a choice of compass style, color, and size to make it easy for you to use. 

 

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Piece of CandyThis add-on helps Crown with group coordination.  The main things we use this for are 1. who is in combat, 2. who has what ultimate slotted, and 3. who’s ultimate is up.  This is very useful and Dan uses it to help determine what the next move should be in a fight.  Getting it set up can take a few minutes, and we’d be happy to walk you through it.  You can put it wherever you like on your screen and there are large and compact options.  The screenshot below is the compact option.  Please note, when you set it up, you should choose you main damage ult, and not let the add-on pick it; the add-on will usually choose poorly

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AP MeterThis add on has a couple of helpful features.  The first is that it displays your current AP total for the current PvP session (it will reset if you port out and back in or if you reload UI).  The next is that it displays the % complete toward your next Alliance Rank (not the Alliance War Skill line level, but your rank, ie. Volunteer, Corporal, General, Grand Warlord, etc.).  If you click on the “i” in the top, right corner, it will even tell you how much AP you need to get there.  Lastly, it will tell you if you are in range of an objective.  This will tell you if you are close enough to get the “tick” or far enough to use a stone to teleport somewhere. In the picture below you can see I have 55,211 AP in this Cyrodill session, I am 19% of the way to my next rank, and I am in range of Fourt Ash.

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Miat’s PvP AlertsThis add-on gives you a bit more information right on your screen.  It will show you the flag status of the keep you are near along with its resources.  You can also set it up to show you objectives in the distance.  If you put your reticle over those objectives, you can see the flag status of those as well.  You can see in the first screenshot below that Fort Ash is under attack, that there are 6 AD and 12 DC siege on it and that all flags are 100% blue! In the second one, you can see that Rayles is under attack.  This is another one that has assembly required, so it you need help, just ask!

 

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CyrHUDthis add-on gives similar information to Miat’s, but in a summary list you on your screen.

 

CyroSiegeThis is a MUST have. Seriously, I don’t know how I lived without it!!  With this add-on you set how much of each type of siege you want to keep in your bag.  When you open the siege merchant, it automatically and instantaneously completes the transaction to bring you up to the desired levels of siege.  Open, close, done!

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Bound Armaments Counter: (Sorcerer) Addon that displays an icon with a countdown bar when bound Armaments procs.  Customizable for different icon notifications.   Grim Focus Counter: (Nightblade) Tracks Grim Focus, Merciless Resolve, and Relentless Focus stacks.
 


Tank - Updated / Untaunted: This is a tank must.  Both addons keep track of your taunt timer but in different ways.  “Tank” adds a number in your targeting reticle starting with 15 and counting down.  If you have 5 mobs in a row, targeting each would show a different timer. Pretty easy recognition.  “Untaunted”, instead of adding a number in your reticle, you will have UI bars that show the mobs name, and reminder taunt.  It comes down to personal preference.  I would recommend trying both to see which one you prefer. (top)

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Tamriel Trade Centre / Master Merchant: Tamriel Trade Centre and Master Merchant are the 2 go to for buying/selling on guild traders.  Each have their good and bad.  Starting with Tamriel Trade Center, aka TTC, to take full advantage of the addon you must download and the client and run the .exe to get an updated price sheet.  It is quick and simple.  Though no virus, or anything, has ever been reported with it, peeps still shun the idea about running an executable file.  You do no need to run it every day.  Only when doing your store management.  The plus side, it is Tamriel wide.  Anyone running the executable who visits a store, the data is sent to the server giving you on overall on who is selling what, anywhere.  Even those lonely trade centers out in nowhere.   You can also right click on an item to see an option, see website, and that item will come up with the most up to date pricing.

Master Merchant works a little differently.  If you are in many trade guilds, this may be the better option for you.  If you are in just 1 or 2, TTC might be the better.  While Tamriel works globally, Master Merchant scans all the sales within your trade guilds.  You can see how the prices have risen, or fallen, for the past 30 days (default) or longer.  Grabbing sales within your own trade guilds, especially if you are in some of the most popular, gives you a better idea what to set your prices at.  The downside, it is resource heavy.  If going this route, it is recommended to use the Addon-Selector (top of this list) to change from Traders to Play.  (top)


Awesome Guild Store:  Awesome Guild Store used to be the only way to search between vendors within ESO.  In the past couple years, ESO has updated their traders to allow that as well.  It did not make it obsolete though as it does have a few nice things like searching for specifics you DO NOT have instead of a full list, countless filters to refine searches, sliders to select sell quantities and unit price, etc.

Votan’s Fisherman: Storesthe type of fishing hole once a specific fish or bait was caught. (top)


Rare Fish Tracker: Keep track of the rare fish you have caught in your pursuit of the fishing achievements.  Gives you a handy display window that automatically detects your current zone. (top)


Votan’s Fish Fillet: You have 1000 fish.  You can click a fish, wait for it to filet, click, wait for it to filet, click, wait for it to filet… you get the picture.  Or you can have the addon, click it once, and turn on the football game.   Save a mouse! (top)