The Best Discord Bots [November 2020]
If you take online gaming seriously, you probably have Discord installed on all of your devices. Born out of necessity, Discord began as a way to communicate with other players while playing online competitive or cooperative video games. Since then, the app has taken on a life of its own, becoming a must-have communication app for nearly anyone online. Latency-free calls make for better voice chats than anything you’ll find while using Zoom or Google Meet, and dedicated Discord servers help you customize the experience for you and your friends while hanging out online.
One of the best things about Discord is the ability to implement bots, which allow you to add and increase Discord moderation features, add media integration, gaming elements, and so much else. Whether you’re looking for the perfect management tool for your Discord server, or you just want to have a bit of fun with your Discord members, these are the best Discord Bots in November 2020.
If you run a Discord server, Mee6 is basically a must-have bot. Not only does it make moderation super easy, but with custom commands, welcome messages, and more, it helps create an automated Discord server perfect for sharing online, all while taking the work out of Discord servers. A built-in level system encourages users to stay active on the server, while assigning roles to specific levels encourage participation in chat. Automated moderation tools protect your server from spam, profanity, and advertisements, and built-in alerts for sites like Twitch, YouTube, and Reddit help announce upcoming and active livestreams with your audience. Mee6 offers a premium subscription as well, so if you realize this bot is essential to your server—as so many Discord admins have already—it’s well worth the upgrade.
Sure, you could keep your Discord server a very serious place where you only talk seriously about gaming. However, Discord servers are way more fun the less serious you take them, and if you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your server, Dank Memer is the way to go. With Dank Memer installed on your server, users can auto-post all sorts of memes, from pre-generated content to original images. A built-in currency system lets you rob virtual cash from your fellow users, while commands like roast, hack, and mock all let you and your friends harass each other (but, you know, in good fun). Dank Memer won’t be for everyone, but if you’re considering the best bots for Discord today, it’s impossible to skip.
Discord servers are more fun when they become games themselves, and BoxBot is one of the best ways to do just that. Combining light RPG elements with loot boxes, BoxBot lets you and your friend open random loot drops to gain items and weapons to attack your friends with. Four different box drop rates make each new loot grab an exciting opportunity to get the upper-hand on your friends, and managing to take down your opponent grants you the ability to grab their in-game cash and items. There’s a full starter guide available on BoxBot’s website here that explains how each command works, so make sure you and your players review the rules before jumping in. BoxBot hasn’t hit version 1.0 yet, so expect improvements, changes, and new features with each update.
Every Discord server needs a music bot, and Octave is one of the best available today. Formerly known as Gnar, Octave is focused on bringing the best music player available for Discord to your server’s voice channel. Owned by the same group behind Dank Memer, Octave is a powerful tool that keeps your Discord’s music selection straightforward and simple. Able to pull from any video on YouTube—either with links or with YouTube’s search function—Octave makes its easy to rock out with your friends all around the world. Standard play and pause controls are built right into Octave, as is a volume slider, repeat and shuffle selectors, and even a bass boost. All in all, if you’re looking for a powerful music-focused bot for Discord, it’s hard to beat Octave.
Medal.tv has quickly become one of the best plates on the web to share clips and highlights from your gameplay. The app runs in the background of your PC, waiting to record your next incredible moment in games like Fortnite or Rocket League. The app is great on its own, but with Medal’s very own Discord bot, it becomes even easier to share highlights with your community. MedalBot allows you to submit your clips to Medal’s website directly through Discord, all while adding a social leaderboard to your server. If you’ve always wanted to show off your gameplay online, Medal.tv is the place to go.
Running a popular Discord server can be a lot of work, especially if you’re working as a lone moderator in your spare time. It doesn’t matter whether your Discord server is its own thing, or if it’s tied to a larger online community. Being able to ask for donations in exchange for server upkeep is a great way to get something back for your efforts. Donate Bot makes it super easy to automatically ask your community for tips without having to feel like you’re begging for cash. Any money raised is sent through PayPal without additional fees, and you can even sell merch or other products right through the bot. If you’ve been pouring hours of time into your Discord server, Donate Bot is an essential tool for hardworking moderators like yourself.
Who doesn’t love a friendly wager among friends? With Gambling Bot, you too can find yourself playing blackjack, poker, roulette, and so much more. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of moderators around the world, Gambling Bot allows you to use commands to start matches, with options to bet for or against yourself as you go. It’s a great server for lovers of classic table games, even if you’re unfamiliar with games like poker or blackjack. If you’d rather stick to simple titles, games like Connect 4 or TicTacToe make it easy for anyone to get in on the fun of gambling on gaming—all while staying safe with virtual cash. It’s a ton of fun to try your luck, but you’ll need to work hard to avoid going bankrupt in the server.
Once a server grows past a certain amount of users, being able to pin a post to the top of specific Discord channels is a must. StickyBot takes care of the hard work for you, letting you pin a persistent message in any Discord server. Messages can be stuck or unstuck at any time, so you don’t have to worry about spamming the chat with constant reminders of rules or live events. Even in highly-active channels, StickyBot can ensure that your pinned message is sent every five messages. StickyBot also takes care of spam, deleting the last message as it sends its newest one. From announcements to keeping new members informed on what to expect in your server, StickyBot is essential for any community server.