The 7 Minecraft 1.11 Mods You Need the Most Right Now

1 of 8

Currently, there are so many mods for Minecraft that it is easy to lose track of what is really necessary. But how do you know what mods are actually the most important? By reading this guide!

Here we present you with a selection of the most sought out mods for the latest version of Minecraft 1.11.

Whether you need to make sure that your game looks and performs well, that your items are well sorted in your item box (since you'll be using it oh, so often), or that you have some super useful tools that can help you more efficiently move, copy and paste structures, mods for the latest 1.11 update will make your life so much simpler.

Here are the seven mods that we think will do just that. 

Just Enough Items (JEI)

Download mod

There have been a few cool mods for Minecraft that have allowed you to quickly get the recipes for crafting and brewing. However, most of them haven’t been updated for the latest Minecraft 1.11 version.

Just Enough Items is what you need -- it’s a quick recipe search engine that lets you see what components are needed to craft items. It is regularly updated and it's super simple to navigate.

Optifine

Download mod

Optifine is the most famous graphics modification for Minecraft, and it has been recently updated for version 1.11. The newest build fixed certain crashes that players have experienced in the multiplayer mode, but other than that, it’s the same HD mod that makes your game look and perform so much better.

If you are still not familiar with Optifine, then consider it as a graphics settings add-on that allows you to adjust rendering speed, performance, textures, etc. So, if you have trouble with low FPS or other graphical glitches, Optifine has the means to change that.

SEUS Shaders

Download mod

Shader mods are great when it comes to lighting effects in Minecraft. One of the best shaders mods in existence is Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, or SEUS.

However, you should be aware that unlike Optifine, this mod requires a high-end PC to operate properly. But if you have a beast of a rig, you can combine Optifine and SUES for a better effect, and find balance between high graphics settings and performance.

Inventory Tweaks

Download mod

If you’re tired of constantly customizing your inventory box, then consider installing the Inventory Tweaks mod. It will automate a lot of processes, such as item redistribution, broken items replacement, sorting by type, quantity, etc.

Your item box will always look neat after you configure the mod just once, and you will never have to waste your time managing items again.

Schematica

Download mod

Here is a mod for those who like to create custom maps and worlds in MC Edit using schematic files. Why do you need this mod? Well, with the help of Schematica you don’t need a map editor anymore -- you can display and edit schematic files directly in Minecraft.

Previously, you had to switch between the two programs to create custom Minecraft worlds, but since the introduction of the Schematica mod, this little inconvenience has become obsolete.

XRay

Download mod

Tired of endlessly seeking for that specific ore? Here is a mod that will make your life easier. It's a tool that allows you to see Minecraft environments as if through X-Ray vision.

You will be able to immediately spot the type of ore that you're looking for and head straight to it. What's more, this mod can help you see through walls and prevent mobs from surprisee attacks.

Forge

Download mod

This is more than a mod -- it is an entire API. You definitely need Minecraft Forge if you want your mods to work well. Some mods even require you to have Forge pre-installed before setting up other mods.

Here is the latest version officially presented by the open source community for all your Minecraft modification needs.

If you are looking for some other types of mods for Minecraft 1.11, then be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Published Dec. 10th 2016

Correspondent

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.

Related
8

Connect with us

Related Topics