There comes a time in every Minecrafter’s journey where the vanilla game gets a little samey, so why not spice up your gameplay with some exciting mods? As Fabric is a lightweight version of Minecraft allowing mods to be run on the client and server side, it is an excellent alternative to the well-known Forge mod loader. With several Fabric mods to choose from, we narrowed it down to 5 top Minecraft Fabric mods that fulfill performance, challenges and creativity.
Disclaimer: Using mods can corrupt files if they’re not installed correctly!
See our shortlist below and let us know what Minecraft Mods for Fabric are your favorite right now.
Minecraft, the sandbox that it is, allows you to live out your fantasies. And whilst RP is possible in the base game, the Origins mod completely revolutionizes how each new playthrough of the game works. Like other RPGs, Origins allows you to pick a specific race to play as, which actively changes your gameplay experience in a fundamental way. With 11 options to choose from, you have plenty of choices to make each new world feel fresh and challenging.
Excellent examples are:
- The Arachnid, which allows you to climb any surface, meaning traversal is infinitely easier. As an Arachnid, you also passively apply cobweb to enemies as you fight them. The tradeoff is you have 3 fewer hearts than usual, and can only eat meat items, meaning any other kind of farming is useless.
- Another is the Merling, which completely changes the game, as you can breathe underwater, swim and mine super fast, and your vision is crystal clear whilst in liquid. The catch? You can’t breathe on land. This means if you want to travel on land, or underground, you’ll need to bring a water bucket.
2. Decorative Blocks
A smaller-scale mod, but one that enriches your building experience in a number of ways. Once installed, Decorative Blocks adds a second page to the menu in Creative (or new items to build in Survival) which focuses solely on blocks/entities that enable some decorative flair. From chandeliers to seats, from lattices to support shelves, these items can help to make your house feel more like a home and adds an extra dimension of creativity.
For those hungry for an even tougher survival experience in Minecraft, this Dehydration mod adds a Thirst meter to your HUD, where you’ll need to routinely have a drink from water sources (besides the oceans) to stay in good shape. Not only does this increase your immersion, but it also adds additional uses to more niche items like water bottles.
4. Oh The Biomes You’ll Go
Arguably the most sizeable mod on this list, and one of the largest you’ll see in all of Minecraft, Oh The Biomes You’ll Go introduces a staggering 75 brand new biomes to the game. And yes, these biomes bring new blocks, ores, items, and entities. If you think you’ve seen it all in Minecraft, this can be just the boost your play needs.
You’re also provided with a handy Biomepedia once you spawn into a new world, so you can keep track of the new biomes and items.
5. Mo’ Structures
Another wonderful way to recapture the sense of wonder in exploring the world of Minecraft, Mo’ Structures adds a significant amount of new buildings to each and every biome, with new Advancements to act as a cherry on top for people who might seek 100% completion.
These can be wonderful spots to make your own camp or have as accents to a nearby build. From ruins to restaurants, and farms to retirement spots for villagers, who knows what you might find as you journey around the world?
Samuel Heaney is a freelance writer with expertise in gaming guides and all things Minecraft. You can follow him on Twitter.