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Bitten's SpellFlash: Monk

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 24,161 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 1,059,825 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/23/2014
  • Created 05/10/2012
  • 343 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 50400.1.6

About Bitten's SpellFlash: Monk

This module flashes suggested spells for all three Monk specs. You can find *lots* more information on its website.

If you download using the Curse Client it will come with everything you need. If you download your addons manually, you must also get SpellFlash.

Please see the FAQ before posting a question. If that doesn't address your issue, or you have a suggestion to improve this addon, please either leave a comment or create a ticket.

Bitten's SpellFlash modules replace Blizzard's default proc highlighting to flash the button you should press next to achieve maximum dps on a boss fight. Or if you are a tank, to maximize your survivability. For healers, they are just slightly smarter proc highlighters. Dps modules follow or are similar to priority schemes found in SimulationCraft and/or Icy Veins. Sometimes you have to be smarter than SpellFlash, e.g. when saving a cooldown for a specific boss mechanic, but in general following the recommendations will improve most people's performance.

Some modules have AoE modes. Check the descriptions of each rotation to see if one is available for the spec(s) you use.

Version 50400.1.6

  • I have gotten a pretty good response, so I think (and hope) Bitten's SpellFlash will live on!

Version 50400.1.5

  • The future of Bitten's SpellFlash: Monk is in question. I no longer wish to maintain this addon, starting with patch 6.0. If you are interested in taking it over, keeping up with optimal rotations, and you have programming skills, please leave a comment or PM on Curse.

Version 50400.1.3

  • All: Flashes WoW's 9th Anniversary Celebration Package.

Version 50400.1.2

  • Brewmaster: If wearing 4pT16, save Purifying Brew until its heal will be effective.

Version 50400.1.1

  • Bugfix update to Bitten's SpellFlash Library.

Version 50400.1.0

  • Mistweaver: Some small tweaks to the melee rotation.
  • Windwalker: Storm, Earth and Fire: bugfix when using a mouseover macro to cast it, and better target tracking when not cast on your primary target (though it can still be fooled if you are fighting multiple mobs with the same name).
  • Windwalker: Modified Tigereye Brew flashing since it no longer gets a stronger buff from Mastery.
  • All: Added or updated flashing for Chi Brew w/ its new behavior.
  • All: Updated Rushing Jade Wind according to the new patch.
  • All: Adjusted AoE flashing when you have Rushing Jade Wind to fall through to the single target rotations when no AoE spell is available.

Version 3.5.4

  • Brewmaster: Added Breath of Fire to the rotation when in damage mode.
  • Brewmaster: Pools less energy when in damage mode.

Version 3.5.3

  • Brewmaster: Now checks for the proc from Indomitable Primal Diamond before flashing your mitigation cooldowns.
  • Brewmaster: Now checks for a number of external mitigation cooldowns before flashing one of your own.

Version 3.5.2

  • Windwalker: Flying Serpent Kick now flashes small, so you have to think more about it instead of pressing it on instinct, since it's only useful against enemies with large hit boxes.

Version 3.5.1

  • Brewmaster: Converted "solo mode" to "damage mode", by linking it up with the global damage mode option (for more info see the website).
  • Brewmaster: No longer flashes Guard when in damage mode.
  • Mistweaver: Changed the AoE flash color to Orange.
  • Mistweaver: Added more checks to Surging Mist, such as making sure the damaged party member is in range.
  • Mistweaver: Bugfix - Blackout Kick will now flash during Spinning Crane Kick as it should.

Version 3.5.0

  • Mistweaver: Added an AoE damage rotation.
  • Mistweaver: Added Chi Wave to the damage rotation.
  • Mistweaver: Only flashes Surging Mist with 5 stacks of Vital Mists if someone in your group needs the heal.
  • All: Now flashes Chi Torpedo when it would otherwise flash Roll.

Version 3.4.2

  • Windwalker: Bugfix - there was an error in the condition for Tiger Palm on non-English clients.

Version 3.4.1

  • Brewmaster: Tweaked the rotation to waste less energy and less chi.
  • Brewmaster: Added more Blackout Kicks to the AoE rotation, to extend Shuffle.

Version 3.4.0 beta

  • Brewmaster: Added flashing for Blackout Kick to extend Shuffle when Chi is capped.
  • All: Added flashing for food buffs.

Version 3.3.2

Update for patch 5.3.

  • Windwalker: Tigereye Brew now flashes any time it is not up in solo mode.

Version 3.3.1

  • Windwalker: Bugfix - Zen Sphere was broken, and causing spam in the chat pane.
  • Windwalker: Fists of Fury is now always considered optional, in case you know you will have to move soon.

Version 3.3.0

  • Brewmaster: Added a solo rotation.
  • Brewmaster: Flashing for Chi Burst is less quirky.
  • Windwalker: Adjusted the way Storm, Earth and Fire works. It now only flashes w/ the AoE rotation, except that it now flashes red if you are targeting the same as one of your images, in which case it flashes red.
  • Windwalker: Added flashing for Chi Burst.

Version 3.2.5

  • Brewmaster: Don't flash other mitigation buffs when Ring of Peace is up.
  • Brewmaster: Many abilities that depended on your health now account for incoming heals.
  • Brewmaster: Don't flash other mitigation buffs when Staggering is up (from 2pT15).
  • Brewmaster: Account for Purifier (the buff from 4pT15).
  • Mistweaver: Bugfix - Touch of Death was flashing even when on cooldown.
  • Windwalker: Added Storm, Earth, and Fire.
  • Windwalker: Now consider the Tigereye Brew cap to be 19 if wearing 4pT15 (to avoid wasting the possible extra proc).

Version 3.2.4

  • Brewmaster: Added flashing for Black Ox Statue.
  • Mistweaver: Added flashing for Jade Serpent Statue.
  • Mistweaver: Mana Tea now flashes whenever it will not cap your mana if you have the glyph.

Version 3.2.3

  • Windwalker: Added flashing for Legacy of the White Tiger.

Version 3.2.2

  • Mistweaver: Bugfix for a Lua error.

Version 3.2.1

NOTE: This version includes a new version of Bitten's SpellFlash Library that I tried to test well, but if you find any issues please let me know right away.


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  • #68

    Could we get an option never to flash Flying Serpent Kick? 

  • #70

    Love the change to small flash on FSK. I had commented out FSK totally before. This is much better.

  • #69

    I can make it flash smaller, like I did for Warriors' Heroic Leap.  That makes sense, because often your target does not have a large enough hit box to use it.

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #64

    Would it be possible to set A shuffle buff minimum time? What I mean is BoK flashes till the suffle buff is like 20 sec, then flash TP or something else?

    Sometimes I get stunned, knocked down, etc. and am unable to BoK before the suffle buff fades if I follow the spell flash. Haveing it set so low is really bad for how imprortant the shuffle buff is. It'd be really good if I could set a "buffer zone." That way I won't have to worry about it fadeing till I can BoK again, due to various encounter mechanics.


  • #65

    This is a great suggestion.  Instead of an option to specify a minimum time, though, I'd like to try making it add to Shuffle once you reach max chi no matter how much time is left.  That should give a decent compromise between stacking shuffle yet still having Chi available for Purify and Guard.  I'll release that in a beta for you to test.  Let me know what you think.

    <Edit:> Curse seems to be having some trouble packaging new versions right now.  Hopefully the beta will be available soon-ish.

    <Edit:> The beta is now available.

    <Edit:> And now it is in full release.

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 5/23/2013 12:09:27 PM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #67
    Quote from moonragond »

    That works well. On raid boss fights I was able to keep at least 15 to 20 secs on shuffle as a minimum. I did notice some "wasted" chi.

    I have assention so I have 5 chi. I'd have 4 chi and it'd tell me to Keg smash. Then it'd tell me to BoK because I maxed out chi. IMO, it's up to the player to determain what to do at that point.

    It's not perfect, but what truly is? Works well for my needs. Now I'm not always "fighting" what it's telling me.

    I still think setting a minimum shuffle time would be good. Especially for the start of a fight.


    Thank you for the feedback.  I'm going to work on it some more to waste less Chi and less Energy.  I expect the next release with those changes will be soon.

    <Edit:> That next release did come soon.  It is now released.

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 5/23/2013 12:09:55 PM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #66

    That works well. On raid boss fights I was able to keep at least 15 to 20 secs on shuffle as a minimum. I did notice some "wasted" chi.

    I have assention so I have 5 chi. I'd have 4 chi and it'd tell me to Keg smash. Then it'd tell me to BoK because I maxed out chi. IMO, it's up to the player to determain what to do at that point.

    It's not perfect, but what truly is? Works well for my needs. Now I'm not always "fighting" what it's telling me.

    I still think setting a minimum shuffle time would be good. Especially for the start of a fight.


  • #62

    I updated the add-on earlier today and I keep receiving the No spell defined (or no ID attribute): nil. Any solutions for this? Thanks in advance

  • #63

    Update again.  :D

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #60

    Thanks a lot for this great addons.

  • #61

    Thanks for the compliment!

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #58

    Heya, I updated all your addons this evening and rcvd this error while running a 5-man dungeon a few minutes ago.  I was in Mistweaver spec at the time.

    <Lua error snipped by Bitten to avoid clutter.>

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 3/21/2013 1:00:37 AM
  • #59

    Thank you for the report.  It should be fixed now.

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #55

    Love the addon as it's been remarkably helpful but I have a quick question. Is it possible to modify Spellflash or install an additional component that will allow me to specify that the icons flash in the middle of my screen? I typically hide my hot bar to improve screen real estate and other various reasons so it'd be nice to tie the next ability in line to a presentable icon mid-screen. Thanks!

  • #57

    Well - yes - it is possible ... but nobody has created it.  Other rotation helper addons use an icon like that instead of flashing the buttons, but I have not used any of them so I cannot be any more specific than that.

    You are not the first person to ask for something like that.  Maybe some day I'll take that on as a little project - but I have plenty of other projects right now.

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

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