Posted: Sep 29, 2021 in Minecraft
Vanilla Minecraft is awesome, but it ain’t modded. Modded Minecraft is famous for its enormous library of unique and interesting content. From technological advancements to adventurous RPG-themed dungeons, there are boundless possibilities when it comes to the world of Forge and Fabric. But where to start, with so many choices you may become overwhelmed. Today, we’re going to go over the top 10 best Minecraft mods to give you an idea of what’s worth installing.
Before we get started, please understand that this list is an indication of what I believe to be my favorite mods. I base this on what I find most enjoyable and useful in my Minecraft world, so you may not agree with every choice on this list. Furthermore, there is no particular order to this list. With that being said, let’s begin.
Thaumcraft is a unique mod that is all about drawing magic from physical objects in the form of Essentia and reshaping it to form miracles. This mod is brilliantly crafted with a beautiful aesthetic that doesn’t clash with the game, but rather adds to it in an impressive way.
JEI is an absolutely essential mod at this point, in its incredible usability and utility. Some would argue that the freeform nature of Minecraft and the lack of a tutorial is part of what makes its world special, but sometimes, you just need some information. JEI has an entire GUI which serves to inform the user on crafting recipes on items and a search bar that allows you to find anything. It is super useful and has integration with almost all other mods, making it a must-have for modpacks.
Here’s What You’re Looking At is another absolutely essential mod to have in any modpack, but unlike JEI, I genuinely believe this mod should be included in Vanilla Minecraft. The sole function is to provide information to the user based on, well, what you’re looking at. Whether it’s an entity and their health bar, or a modded item along with its mod of origin, this UI tooltip will give you the information you are looking for.
Biomes O’ Plenty is a beautifully crafted mod which adds in dozens of biomes to create variety in Minecraft’s world generation. Although it is extremely intensive performance-wise, your world will benefit greatly from all the colorful and shapeful biomes added with this mod. With all the new blocks, flowers, and terrain generation, this mod adds more than plenty! (get it?)
Waystones is a simple yet effective mod that adds a new block called Waystones. These function identically to fast travel points in any other game, and allow you to teleport between them across your world. This mod is fully customizable, allowing the exact functionality of the mechanics, timings, allowances, and more to be adjusted in the configuration files. You can find out more about how to do that using our guides.
Nature’s Compass is another simple mod that serves a single function, but is incredibly useful by itself. It adds a simple item, Nature’s Compass. The Compass allows you to track down any specific biome that you may be looking for, including integration with modded biomes. This is super useful for obvious reasons. As a side note, I also appreciate the texture.
Behold one of the best and most hardcore fantasy mods in Minecraft! Ice and Fire adds dragons the likes of which are superb in quality. From custom models, biomes, mobs, animations, mechanics, armors, and weapons, you’re bound to have the adventure of a lifetime. The sheer awesomeness of taming and riding a dragon is too much for my tiny mind to bear! I can feel my brain unwrinkling from the epicity.
Iron Chests is a mod that expands on the simple chest block by adding in numerous ore-themed chests with increased storage capacity and fresh designs. There is even an extension mod that allows you to acquire upgraded Shulker Boxes. My favorite one is the Obsidian Chest, which has an awesome design and happens to be blast-proof.
Mowzie’s Mobs brings a few interesting mobs into the game that all have high-quality animations, sound design, mechanics, and more. After defeating them, you can even acquire useful weapons and armor themed around the mobs that you slay. Be careful though, because they may be too powerful for you to handle!
Introduce yourself to the most CREATE-ive mod in Minecraft, because this tech mod with a steampunk aesthetic brings numerous blocks, machines, tools, and structures that have amazing functionality and utility in the game. Automation that excites as Create allows you to make full-fledged factories that perform useful tasks related to automation, production, movement of resources, and awesome tools.
Electroblob’s Wizardry is a magical mod that adds in magic wands, wizard towers, robes, and elemental spells that have many functions and uses. Ranging from arcane attacks to utility spells, this mod is sure to make a great addition to any modpack.
MrCrayFish’s Furniture Mod is a mod that literally just adds aesthetic and well-modeled furniture to spice up your builds. Chairs, dressers, tables, and more all come together to create an awesome atmosphere.
Welp, that’s my list! At the end of the day, all of these mods are fun and interesting to play around with, and you’re bound to find more just like them on Curseforge or some other website. If you need help with installation, check out our mod installation guide which will show you how to properly install all of these fun time passers! In any case, I hope you enjoyed this blog, and have a great day!