10 Best WoW Shadowlands Addons List For 2023

Check out the top of the line and best Addons for WoW Shadowlands to reexperience the entire game with interesting perks and elements.
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In this eighth expansion of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which was released on 23rd November 2020, there are significant changes that were made. This includes many changes to character levelup caps and five new territories are featured, namely: Ardenweald, Bastion, Maldraxxus, the Maw, and Revendreth.

As other times this time too, many new mechanics, revamped abilities have been added including a new system called covenants. If you are wondering about the new addons then you are in the right place as here we give you the details of the best addons for WoW Shadowlands. If you’re also a Classic Wow player make sure to check out the best addons for WoW Classic as well.

In this post we will cover some of the important WoW Shadowlands. As you may already know that addons greatly enhances your game and are not a requirement. But adding them can take your game to another level. From the addons explained down below you can greatly improve your playstyle. So, without waiting any further let’s begin…

Best Addons for WoW Shadowlands

 The following are the best addons in the game of WoW Shadowlands:

  • WeakAura
  • Deadly Boss Mods
  • ElvUI
  • Details
  • Bartender
  • HandyNotes
  • Leatrix Plus


If you are looking for the most advanced customizable framework for displaying your debuffs, buffs and many other information then this is the addon you must go for. However, the most attractive feature is not the above, but the ability of it to share your WeakAuras scripts with others and import their’s too. If you like you can access website Wago that has thousands of WeakAura Scripts created by users and those scripts can be useful to you in most situations.

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This addon is a really powerful and it depends upon you how quickly and how much you can learn from it. You can do almost anything out of it. And it is not a heavyweight addon and it does not consume much resource of your system resulting in smooth gaming. This is a worth giving a try and chances are that you would be far from disappointed.

Deadly Boss Mod or DBM

This addon can easily take some pressure off you as you have to memorize a lot of things while dealing with the mechanics of the dungeons and raids. What it does is that it tells you what to do in all the boss fights. And if you don’t need a mechanic then also the DBM will tell you. The DBM is updated regularly and that includes fight mechanics for every dungeon and raid in the Shadowlands.

The DBM is pretty meaty and this as well doesn’t slow you down. This addon loads in blocks as per the scenario or the need of the particular instance that you are in. It is an automatic process. Other addons of the similar class are The Big Wig and Little Wigs but the DBM is way better especially if you are new to the PvE. Instead of memorizing all the things you can instead go for the DBM. It is worth it.


This UI is the most popular addon in the entire game. The user customization options is awesome in the addon but it could be initially harder to set it up in the initial steps. Fortunately there are some ways to import templates which makes it rather easy to copy other’s setups. However, if you are using this addon then you must go through the settings carefully and tailor it according to the needs of the character that you play.

The ElvUI has some included default templates depending upon the class that you play such as healer, DPS, or tank. The UI elements can be unlocked fairly easily and can be moved around, resize it and place it any ways you like. This is one of the factors that it is much desirable for players around in the game. This one is also updated regularly as per user needs.


Details is an addon which helps you see how much of damage you have done to your opponent or healing you have received in a dungeon or raid. If you want to contribute to the success of your group then this addon is a gold standard where you can read your damage meter. You can see your numbers in an easy to understand format right from the beginning when you load the addon and you don’t have to configure anything. The break down of the details is also fine. You can see the damage in each fight, spell type, and you can even things out with the analysis part. If you want to stay informed about all those details then this is the addon for you.

This addon supports plugins as well such as TinyThreat. The plugin can be helpful if not decisive in higher level dungeons. This addon can also share your metrics on various chats with a single click.


The action bars have not changed throughout the history of WoW. They have stuck with it throughout the game’s history. But as a player if you want something more to the action bar then the Bartender4 is the best and the most customizable addons that you can have in the entire market for the action bar.

For all your spells, covenant abilities, consumables and other regular use items you may require many hotkeys to transition smoothly among the various activities. With this addon you can customize upto ten action bars. Not only that, but also other bars such as pet, bag, reputation, and more can be customized in great detail. You can even change number of slots in each of the bars and add custom macros. There is also a possibility to setup conditional behavior for an advanced UI.


The WoW maps may not be called terrible but they can be loaded with some options to make things better. HandyNotes is the just addon for that purpose. With this on you can observe many things, add notes, and track various things on the map. There are many plugins too for this addon. This addon can keep you organized and stay that way otherwise it can lead to chaos in a place where a lot happens all over the place.

Leatrix Plus

Final cut in our list is the Leatrix Plus. It offers many a quality of improvements in life when compared to the base game. There are many settings which can be well customized with ease. You can also various time consuming activities such as repairing, skipping quest text, and auto-accepting turn-ins.


Addons as already stated are not compulsory. But if you want to improve your gaming experience then they make your life a lot easier. Among the whole list of addons, we short-listed some of them and hopefully, you will like them once you try them. So, what are you waiting for the go ahead and give them a shot and chances are that you will like these a lot. Happy gaming :)…

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