Shaders are great tools that can be used to improve Minecraft's vanilla graphics so that they look better. However, as shaders are mods, they are not as stable as the usual Minecraft graphics. Players can experience lags, especially on lower end devices. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 best lightweight Minecraft Shaders with no lags in 2022.

1. Chocapic13's Shaders

Chocapic13’s Shaders mod is the baseline for many other shader mods out there - a lot of other mods use this as a foundation. It is popular among shader pack creators, as it is easy to work with and most of the simplest things have already been configured.

Chocapic13's lite shaders
Chocapic13's Shaders

Unlike many shader packs, you can actually tinker with Chocapic13’s Shaders manually by modifying the .fsh and .vsh files using notepad. If you don't want to do this manually, just download the lite version of the Chocapic13's lite Shaders, unzip it and copy the lite variant to Minecraft's shaderpacks folder.

2. Waving plants Shaders

Overall, Waving Plants shaders is a one-trick pony that focuses on the plant waving effect. In this pack, plants wave at different speeds throughout the day, so they seem more alive when the sun is out and sort of settle down after night falls. Rainstorms make them waver and wiggle more than they do even during daylight hours, which is much more immersive.

Waving plants Shaders
Waving plants Shaders

The special waving effects are much less noticeable in other places, so if you want to see this shader pack at its best, you’d better track down a jungle biome first.

3. Builders QOL Shaders

Builders QOL Shaders 1.18.1 are great shaders that work especially well on low-end PCs. It does not add as many effects to Minecraft as for example or SEUS or BSL shaders. Its nature of being a lightweight shader allows Builders to perform really well on older systems.

Builders QOL Shaders
Builders QOL Shaders

The effects you get with Builder's QoL shaders can still be customized to a high extent. You will get very good FPS running this, as on its default settings, it lacks performance heavy features such as shadows, ambient occlusion and waving foliage.

4. Tea Shaders

Tea Shaders 1.17.1 is a shaderpack for people who want something beautiful but simple, without changing the aesthetics of the game. It has features from high-end shaders, however, the creator manages to keep the game smooth even on low end computers.

Tea shaders
Tea Shaders

Key features of this shader include waving grass, leaves, water, underwater reflection, and Nether heat reflection. The best part of this shader is probably the custom Swamp biome effect. More for other biomes are in the works. This shader is perfect to use alongside world generation mods.

5. Fantasy Vanilla Shaders

Fantasy Vanilla is a shader that focuses on keeping the original aesthetics of Minecraft while adding a few cool twists. The best part about Fantasy Vanilla is that it can run on lower end devices with 1-2 GB of RAM.

Fantasy Vanilla
Fantasy Vanilla Shaders

Similar to the previous shaders on this list, Fantasy Vanilla improves the world's coloring, adding realistic shadows, lighting, skies and waters. The rain effect and fog are the most advanced part of the shader - they are really realistic looking.

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