FFXIV Addons: 5 Best Additions in 2021

A few days back I had listed the best FFXIV Mods to modernize Final Fantasy 14.

But the thing is, you can’t have the best final fantasy experience with only mods installed along with it.

You must also have FFXIV Addons with them.

If you’ve just started playing out final fantasy 14, you might get a hard time selecting suitable FFXIV Addons.

So, to clear out all the confusion laid out in your mind, I’ll recommend some of the best FFXIV Addons you must install on your PC along with Final Fantasy 14 and its mods.

Let’s get started:

FFXIV Mods vs FFXIV Addons

Before I go ahead and share the best FFXIV Addons with you, it’s super important to explain the major difference between FFXIV mods and add-ons.

On paper, there’s more of a technical difference between mods and add-ons.

Mods alter the game whereas add-ons include things like resource packs use to add functionality to the game. Therefore adding more functionality to the game.

And best of all, you don’t necessarily need to pay for add-ons. If you want, you can create your own FFXIV Addons to take your game to another level.

Crazy, isn’t it?

5 Best FFXIV Addons for Beginners

Advanced Combat Tracker (ACT)

Ask as many final fantasy 14 players you want, everyone will recommend you the ACT addon.

But WHY?

What’s so special about this add-on?

Well, there are tons of add-ons that you can use to add visual adjustments and improvements to the game. However, this add-on is a DPS meter that can help you see their damage output in the game.

Once activated, you would be able to see how much damage you’re causing to the main boss in the game. Therefore allowing you many opportunities with your attacks.

In retrospect, when the boss attacks, you can see the damage, healing is done from your side.

Even though this won’t make any major changes in the game, you would be able to defeat the bosses faster and with a higher efficiency rate.

Moogle Maps

Sounds like a ripoff of the search engine Google, Moogle Map is an add-on for adventurers who are always looking for ways to take part in daily & weekly treasure hunts.

This map automatically changes its location towards places where treasure hunts are going to take place.

You see, most of the time, you need to browse through the in-game wiki to find locations for hunts & maps.

When this mode is activated, it’s completely easier for you to locate targets & complete all the targets laid in front of you.

Therefore saving much-needed time of browsing through the targets.

HD Summons

Before I reveal this add-on, I’ve got a question to ask – Do You enjoy Playing Scholars or Summons?

Whichever option you pick, you would always like to see them in HD quality.

Wouldn’t you?

If you want the same, all you need to do is enable the HD summons add-on along with its MOD.

Alex’s FFXIV Reshade Preset

Final Fantasy 14 is a decade-old game. So, it’s obvious to see the game with modern looks. I know you can use FFXIV mods.

However, the xxx mod does the job fairly well. But when using Alex’s FFXIV Reshade Preset, you can take the enhancement to a higher level, even beyond your imaginations.


But what does it actually do?

With the help of different lighting & ambiance, the add-on would help make the environment look even sharper than your needs.

However, when Alex’s FFXIV Reshade Preset add-on is enabled, you might experience a performance drop by 10-15%.

But I don’t think it’s a matter of major concern as you can install the mod to increase or balance out the overall performance.

Heavensword FX

Last but not least Heavensword FX is a doorway for you to enter into the big leagues of shader & reshade presets.

Overall, this add-on creates a blended atmosphere as per your expectations with the game in 2021.

If you’re used to playing graphics-heavy AAA games such as GTA V, Call of Duty you won’t notice much of a difference made using the Heavensword FX add-on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would I get banned for using FFXIV Addons?

No, you won’t. Unlike FFXIV mods, here you do not make any changes on the system level.

Can I use addons before installing FFXIV mods?

Yes, you can. However, it’s recommended to install FFXIV mods first as they are installed system-wide. And then FFXIV addons on top of it.


After setting up FFXIV mods, if you want to have an even better experience with Final Fantasy 14, I would recommend you to use these 5 FFXIV addons.

That’s all for now.

If you think there are even better FFXIV addons than the 5 listed in this post & want them to see in this post, then do let us know in the comments section given below.