A list of the brightest and the best
Where to download addons
You will find hundreds of different Rift Add Ons at curseforge.com each of them have different jobs to make your life easier! Many of them do the same job in slightly different ways and it is up to you to choose which way you prefer. The curseforge page (or forum post) should have a list of basic commands and instructions for how to use the addon. You can download these Add Ons manually or use the Twitch App to download and install them automagically, you can find info about how to download Add Ons on the Adding Add Ons Page.
You will find that a lot of the add ons haven’t been updated for a very long time (some more than a few years!) generally, as long as an add on has been updated at some point during this expansion then it will still work fine, some add ons that were updated before this xpac will still work ok, some of them will be broken. Sometimes the original creator of the add on stops playing but someone else updates the add on when changes need making, these updated add ons may not be put on curseforge and instead you may find them on the rift forums. I have tried to provide the most recent update link below.
All of the add ons listed below work well. If you want to try other add ons not listed below then go for it! If they don’t work then you can just delete them with no harm done.
Always close Rift when adding new Add Ons. Load up Rift again to set up your Add On and then restart Rift to ‘save’ the Add On settings.
Quick and Easy Set Up Guides for Caduto's Top 5 Recommended Addons
My top 5 must have add ons!
Everyone enjoys Rift in different ways so everyone’s top 5 add ons will be slightly different. My top 5 add ons are more to help with general gameplay and to start group content (dungeons and raiding). They are the perfect add ons to start you off!
I have included a small ‘Quick and Easy Beginners’ guide for each of my top 5 add ons.
Addons to help make your life easier!
Sets a route for you based on waypoints. (good to use with RareDar)
You can download Tomtom here
Helping you create your dream space
Addons to help you with completing all the things for all the points!
Shows you all the quests and carnages you are missing in a particular zone. Includes co-ordinates!
You can download Completionist here.
- Carnage Book
Shows you all the Carnage quests you are missing in a particular zone (imo has a slightly better lay out than Completionist).
You can download Carnage Book here.
- Quest Finder
An alternative for listing all the quests you need in a zone, more simplified than Completionist. Its not updated for the newer content, but is great for Mathosian zones.
You can download Quest Finder here.
Addons to enhance your UI
Completely change your UI as much or as little as you like.
I never really got on with gadgets, I only use it for the range finder (shows you how far away your target is), but some players completely replace all their Rift UI with all the different gadget versions. There is a LOT of information on the curseforge page for how to use Gadgets.
You can download Gadgets here.
- Imhothar’s Bags
Allows you to see all your currency and items on all your alts from one character, can also display your bags as one large bag.
You can download Imhothar’s Bags here.
Gives you an easy to access list of all your teleport and summon abilities.
You can download Teleporter here.
Addons to help you in your raiding adventures
- Synthesis Spy
Lets you see which person your Synthesis is on (Useful for mages using Chloromancer)
You can download Synthesis Spy here.
- Fire Storm Countdown
Shows a timer to let you know when to cast firestorm again (useful for mages using Pyromancer)
You can download Fire Storm Countdown here.
- Clean Primalist Bar
Gives you a much more simplified and easy to read Primalist Bar.
You can download Clean Primalist Bar here.
- Watch For Damage
Type in the name of a bosses damaging ability and instantly be alerted if anyone in the raid gets hit by it, this is especially useful during raid cheevo runs when you may need to quickly wipe if the wrong type of damage is taken.
You can download Watch For Damage here.
Addons to help you figure out which gear to keep
- Stat Weights
Shows you the stat weight (like an ilvl) of each item for easier comparison of stats – Also has a fragment recycler that will recycle fragments for you based on criteria you enter (recycle all tank frags or all tier 6 frags for example)
You can download Stat Weights here.