My UI right now continues be a variant of Bati’s UI, but I’ve added and removed things that make my quality of life better. I’m toying with the idea of going back to grid for my raid frames, but I haven’t decided anything at this point. It should be known that I’m going to work with Power Auras this weekend to see if I can get something snazzy put together for what’s up notifications. I’ll share those separately, but I know many people can’t live without them.
Add-ons that make my hunting easier are:
Truthfully, it’s primarily a warlock add on, and I disable most of it, with the exception of the spell tracker. Why do I use it? It helps me keep track of my outstanding Serpent Stings (especially on multiple targets), debuffs on the boss, proc’d abilities (like Improved Steady Shot when applicable). It’s very customize-able, and you can only use the parts of it that you like/need. If you don’t already have a cooldown timer on your UI, this one is pretty good as well.
This takes the complication out of creating Misdirection macros. You no longer have to manually change what you need, you just select your targets from a menu, or type in your MD target’s name. This add-on saves me from cursing out my game regularly.
Why Tidy Plates?
If you’re dealing with more than a couple mobs, having your combat plates on helps targeting quite a bit. I like the customization options in Tidy Plates because you can set them to show just what you want. You can also tell it to show everything.
This is, hands down, one of my staples. I like the ability to change buttons, where they go, what opacity they have — that’s all nice. What I really love is the ability to change keybinds quickly. All you have to do is go to the config options for Dominos, select “Set Keybinds,” then mouseover the button you want, and push your new keybind. It saves so much time and hassle from the built in UI’s “guess what button on the action bar” game. When you’re swapping in abilities based on the fight, having the flexibility to just assign a new keybind that fast is really convenient.
Omen is pretty close to the universally accepted threat meter. It gives you warnings when you hit a threshold you set for when you’re about to pull off the tank. It also gives you a list of people on that threat list for the mob you’re targeting — so it might help you time that Feign Death a little better, or Misdirect just a bit sooner to help save the overzealous mage who already used his ice block.
What are some of your “have to have” add-ons for combat?