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Shaman Raiding AddOns

Sunday, August 2, 2009 | posted in , | 5 comments


I have to admit I do like to try out new addons to see which ones can enhance game play and which ones are really fluff. The are a few essential addons every raider should be running like Omen and Recount and there are some that may be personal choice. I like raiding with a clean looking ui and prefer to have the bottom of my screen contain all of my actions bars, recount, chat frames, omen etc.



Some shaman tips I have may be helpful. Keep a single action bar button containing the Lava Burst spell with some sort of timer ticking down until the next time you are going to fire off the next one. Now if you are following the correct dps rotation you should know when to Lava Burst but it does help if you are new to the dps rotation. This will also let you keep your focus on the fight and not looking down to your action bars to see when your spells are coming off cool down.



Here are some of the addons I would consider are essential to raiding and suggest you are using them:



Deadly Boss Mods - Pretty much a must have since it will let you know when you need to move in fights like Hodir or if you take a debuff.



Omen - This threat meter will make sure you are not pulling aggro off the MT with huge Lava Burst Crits.



Quartz - This casting bar mod will help you with your dps rotation and will account for latency so you know when to cast the next spell. It also will save fatigue on you wrist and fingers as you will not have to spam a key constantly to make sure you are getting your spells off.

Shaman Friend - This is a great addon for shamans. It will tell you when your are missing your main hand enchant. I know there have been several times when my dps starts dropping and at the end of the fight I see I am missing flametounge. This will make sure you remember to refresh it. This add also show each time your lightning overload procs, announce to the raid when you bloodlust/heroism. Works for every spec as well.

There are so many more choices of addons you can use and unit frames to pick from. I actually use a ton more than the listed ones but those are the essential ones. I will place a pic of the ui I use and another labeled with each addon. If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

5 Responses So far
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Chad
on September 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

hello i am wondering what that UI is called that you are using or if you can direct me to where I can get it.

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Hakawa
on September 2, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

@Chad The UI I use is a compilation of oa bunch of mods. The best way to manage your addons is go to wow.curse.com and download the Curse client. This makes managing your addons super easy!!!

As for the addons I use I will post a follow up to list them and why I use them

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AnimeUpdate
on October 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

The best in my opinion :)

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info14256-UltimateShamanUI-1920x1080WIDE169.html

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Anonymous
on October 30, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

http://s.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw32223.jpg

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trigsboy2
on January 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

i know this is a bit old but i want the bar at the bottom, is that skinner cause i dont think it is, not the bartender but the big black background with the textured top

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