Top 50 Client Side Mods for Minecraft

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Welcome to our guide on how to download and install the top 50 mods for Minecraft client-side! If you’re a Minecraft player looking to enhance your gaming experience, then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll be showcasing the best mods available for Minecraft, from visual enhancements to new gameplay mechanics. Installing mods can be a bit intimidating at first, but we’ll walk you through each step and provide detailed instructions to make the process as simple as possible. So whether you’re a seasoned Minecraft veteran or a new player looking to spice things up, this guide is for you. Let’s dive in and start exploring the wonderful world of Minecraft mods!


We recommend you make sure you can run Minecraft mods first, all the mods we will be showcasing are compatible with both Forge and Fabric. We also recommend you have a computer that is up-to-date with drivers and Java.

Top 50

Note: This list is ordered alphabetically, this does not affect how useful each mod might be.

This client side mod will make sure placing blocks is an easy task for Minecraft Players. Don’t miss a block placement anymore with this Fabric side mod.

This mod will enlarge the advancements’ info UI, so it’ll use most of your screen, not just a tiny part of it, especially when your GUI scale is high.

The Apple Skin mod is a Minecraft mod that adds a graphical user interface (GUI) for players to view their hunger and saturation levels. The mod displays this information in a new window that appears when the player eats an item that affects hunger and saturation. The Apple Skin mod also adds tooltips to food items, showing the exact amount of hunger and saturation that the player will receive from consuming the item. This can be particularly helpful for players who want to optimize their food consumption and avoid overeating.

This mod will automatically reel in and recast your fishing rod when you catch a fish. Just cast the fishing rod one time into the water and let the mod do the rest.

Better Advancements tries to improve the UI and UX for the advancements’ system in minecraft 1.12+ in a modded environment.  

BetterF3 is a mod that replaces Minecraft’s original debug HUD with a highly customizable, more human-readable HUD. You can customize colors, position, add spacing, and more.

Adds a ‘few’ quality of life changes to the recipe book. Every feature is optional (Even the book itself!)

Always looking for translators!

Mod adds independent rotation of the camera in a third person view.

This mod adds dynamic zoom, camera detaching, adjustable third person distance, two customizable third-person perspectives, advanced cinematic camera controls and movement smoothing.

This mod adds buttons to many supported Crafting Tables (including modded ones) allowing you to quickly rotate, balance or clear the crafting grid. Additionally, holding shift on the balance button you can also quickly spread a single stack over the entire grid, right-clicking the result slot will craft en entire stack, and there’s a key bind for compressing stacks of items to its 3×3 or 2×2 recipe through a key press.

Dynamic Surroundings alters the player’s visual and audible experience in Minecraft, and does not alter game mechanics. The player has a high degree of control over their experience, and modpack authors can customize biome and block effects based on their need. 

Eating Animation, a mod that adds sprite animations for edible and drinkable items.

A simple quality of life mod that swaps between chestplate and elytra on a keystroke. Keep in mind that this mod might not be allowed in some servers.

Enchantment Descriptions is a light weight client-side mod that adds descriptions of enchantments to the tool tip of enchanted books. This mod supports all vanilla enchantments in over 13 languages! Most modded enchantments are also supported.

Adds a neat little particle effect to leaf blocks. Users can configure which types of leaf blocks will drop leaves and the frequency that these leaves are dropped at.

This mod shows the time in the screen when you have a clock in your in-game inventory. The clock is fully customizable.

In a similar way to the GUI Clock mod, the GUI compass adds directions and coordinates in the screen when you have a compass in your inventory.

This mod has tons of features for your inventory, it adds a tool belt, deep pockets, increased ender chest capacity and many other things, and the best part, it is a client side mod.

Finally, be able to have full mobility while using your inventory, you can now jump, sprint, etc, while your inventory is open.

Adds colored borders to inventory slots to make your rare items stand out!

This mod maps your Minecraft world in real-time as you explore. You can view the map in a web browser or in-game as a Minimap or full-screen. 

You can now jump over fences as you would jump a singular block.

JEI is an item and recipe viewing mod for Minecraft, built from the ground up for stability and performance.

Add dynamic lights to Minecraft without having to add shaders

This mod will allow you to change the tooltips of a selection of items of your choice to embellished works of art.  It also adds a host of other tooltip options including centered item names, tooltip shadows, matching tooltip borders to item colors, separators under item names, 3d item previews, compact tooltips and more!

Similar to the Optifine zoom, but for Fabric, it lets you add zoom to Minecraft with a configurable key.

This mod will add custom markers above villagers to make them stand out and be easier to find than ever.  There are several customization options, and the mod is built with modpacks in mind.  Modded villagers are fully supported, and it even integrates with Xaero minimap or FTB Chunks for a much more cohesive experience!

This mod requires Iceberg, you can download it here

Mob Plaques adds very tiny displays above a mob’s name tag to show its current health. Armor points, armor toughness points and air supply are also shown when relevant. The mod has a bunch of config options to customize the plaques as you wish.

Since you will need a way to manage all the mods you have installed, this mod adds a screen for viewing a list of installed mods.

Mouse Tweaks replaces the standard RMB dragging mechanic, adds two new LMB dragging mechanics and an ability to quickly move items with the scroll wheel.

This mod brings a lot of missing third-person animations from the first-person or modifies them to be better representative of how they should look like or look like in the first-person.

When crashing, you can go back to the title screen and keep playing, without needing to restart, alongside other things to make crashes more pleasant.

Vanilla spiders are not yet creepy enough for you? You wish spiders would actually climb properly?! Spiders 2.0 enables regular spiders and cave spiders to walk along walls and ceilings, and it also improves their AI such that they can find their way around almost any obstacle.

Dive into a new world like never seen before. Collapsing caves, interactive ragdolls, item physics and much more awaits you!

Whenever you collect an item from the ground, it will be shown in a neat little list in the bottom right corner of your screen, moving away after just a few seconds. Great when collecting resources, adventuring or fighting mobs to get a glance at everything you have collected!

Pretty self-explanatory, this mod will allow you to create movies within Minecraft. A favorite of the YouTubers and streamer and a very useful mod to create beautiful movies even after you are done playing.

A simple mod which allows displaying your items to other users in chat.

The shulker tooltip is a very practical mod that will let you see what is inside your shulker boxes without having to place them down.

This mod allows you to copy, paste and edit signs! This way you don’t have to spend all day making identical signs.

This mod replaces the usually flat second layer of player skins with a 3d modeled version. Will automatically switch to the vanilla 2d rendering when players are further away than 12 blocks in order to increase the framerate.

This mod moves items in inventories smoothly instead of letting them appear instantly. 

A Minecraft mod that provides realistic sound attenuation, reverberation, and absorption through blocks.

This mod is pretty self-explanatory as well, it shows a countdown of the time a TNT-Entity or a Creeper has until it explodes, above the entity itself.

This mod adds little animations when you pick up or insert items with your mouse

This mod will display useful tips on certain game screens, such as the world loading screen. The tip shown will be cycled out every five seconds.

Villager Names is a minimalistic configurable mod which gives all unnamed villagers a pre-defined name. This will name old and new spawns in the world. The mod contains a list of 5000+ names, one of which will be randomly chosen whenever an unnamed villager is detected. The profession of the villager is also visible on the trade screen. You can also use your own custom name lists, see below.

Recolor the nameplates of players & mobs for combat or cosmetic purposes. Color and opacity are configurable. Now you can see how your friends are doing and keep a better eye on your villagers and pets without extra visual clutter like scoreboards.

Visuality is a Minecraft mod for fabric loader. This is a simple client-sided cosmetic mod that will add a bunch of new particles such as crystal sparkles, particles on mob hitting, custom blob particles for slimes, environmental particles to your Minecraft world. Expect particle’s collection expanding with the mod updates!

WaveyCapes mod animates the cape in a more fluent way, adding physics and rendering it in one bent part instead of small cubes.

With this Mod, your Hotbar items will be visible on your Character, with a unique location for a Shield and Banner.


We hope you found our guide on how to download and install the top 50 mods for Minecraft client-side helpful and informative. With these mods, you can customize your Minecraft experience in countless ways, from adding new blocks and items to enhancing your game’s graphics and performance. Remember to always check the compatibility of the mods with your version of Minecraft before installing them, and to use reputable sources for downloading mods to ensure your safety. Now that you’ve learned how to install mods, the possibilities for your Minecraft gameplay are endless. Have fun exploring all the exciting mods available, and make sure to share your favorites with fellow Minecraft enthusiasts. Happy modding!