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Best shaders for Minecraft 1.13 Java

Here I showcase the best shaders for Minecraft 1.13 Java Edition! Whether you like fantasy or realistic looks, I got you covered. Also I mention the performance requirement for each shader, so you can choose a perfect shader for your computer’s needs! Watch the video below for the best comparison experience.

If you play MCPE, check out the best shaders for it over here: Best MCPE shaders 2018.

Minecraft SEUS shaders

1. SEUS v10.1 (Ultra)

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Medium

The SEUS v10.1 shaders is usually the first shader pack that I recommend to people who are looking for their first shaders mod. It has an average impact on your Minecraft’s performance, and it looks absolutely beautiful. It should run around 40-60 fps on laptops and low-end desktop computers, which is pretty good. On high-end computers you will have no lag at all.


Minecraft SEUS v11 shaders

2. SEUS v11

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Extreme

The SEUS v11 is SEUS v10.1’s big brother. The performance hungry, epic looking brother. It has somewhat similar look to v10.1, but the clouds are really beautiful and overall the graphics look better. To use this shader you need a really good computer, even on my GTX 1070 and i5-6400 I get around 50-80 fps with this shader, which is low compared to the 100-170 fps I get with SEUS v10.1 shaders.


Minecraft sildur's vibrant shaders

3. Sildurs Vibrant Shaders v1.17 (High)

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Medium

Really colorful, almost fantasy looking shader for Minecraft. The Sildurs Vibrant Shaders really does live up to it’s name – it’s vibrant. The performance requirement is somewhat similar to SEUS v10.1, so depending on what kind of a look you want in your Minecraft, the Sildurs Vibrant Shader is a great choice.


Minecraft continuum shaders

4. Continuum v1.3

Download from: Continuum's website

Performance requirement: Extreme

I haven’t really used Continuum v1.3 that much because it performs so poorly on my GTX 1070 and i5-6400. It gives me worse fps than SEUS v11 does, and it looks somewhat similar to it. I personally prefer the look of SEUS v11 when compared to Continuum. If you stole NASA’s supercomputer, maybe give this shader a try, though.


Minecraft chocapic13 shaders

5. Chocapic13 V6 (Ultra)

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Medium

I haven’t really used Continuum v1.3 that much because it performs so poorly on my GTX 1070 and i5-6400. It gives me worse fps than SEUS v11 does, and it looks somewhat similar to it. I personally prefer the look of SEUS v11 when compared to Continuum. If you stole NASA’s supercomputer, maybe give this shader a try, though.


Minecraft robobo1221s shaders

6. Robobo1221’s v7.1 (Ultra)

Download from: Paradox Forum

Performance requirement: High

Somewhat niche shader, it’s quite dark and not really vibrant, so it gives a quite dark feeling in Minecraft. I’m currently filming a cinematic Minecraft video using it, and it really gives a great atmosphere for the video. As for regular gameplay, I don’t really think I would play with this shader.


Minecraft Chocapic13 v7 shaders

7. Chocapic13 v7 (Low)

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Very low

If you are playing on a low-end laptop or desktop, give this shader a try! It performs so much better than the other shaders on this list.


Minecraft Conquest of the Sun shaders

8. Conquest of The Sun

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: High to medium

The Conquest of The Sun shader is meant to be played with the Conquest texture pack. It does look pretty good with it, so if you’re into medieval builds, give it a try! My fps with this shader depended a lot on the environment I was in, but it was mostly around 60-100 fps with GTX 1070 and i5-6400.


Minecraft sushi shaders

9. Sushi Shader v2

Download from: Minecraft Forum

Performance requirement: Medium

I had never heard of Sushi Shader before I made this shader comparison. It looked interesting, so I decided to include it! Sushi Shader v2 has a deep blue tint or saturation boost, that is a bit too much for my liking. However, in the TOP 9 shaders video there are many comments praising Sushi Shader v2 as the best in the video, so clearly some people love it.