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  • World of Warcraft
  • 879 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 635,000 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/22/2012
  • Created 09/26/2008
  • 673 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: BossTactics 4.0.0
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About BossTactics

BossTactics improves and simplifies explaining boss tactics in World of Warcraft.

Development Has Restarted

Knetik (aka Czarknetik) has taken over this addon in an attempt to keep it going. This has been a great addon that has helped many guilds to simplify fight strategies and setups.

Sorontur's final statement before handing it off

After over 5 years of WoW, it is time for me to end my time ingame. It was really a great time, raiding with so many friends and achieving so much. Cataclysm is really not what WoW used to be, so this is a good point to stop this. But this also means, that i will not continue my work on BossTactics. I put really much effort in it and I hope you have had lots of benefits. I tried it in 4.2 and there where no lua exceptions for me, so maybe you can use it for a while until Blizzard again changes the complete API. Maybe someone likes to continue the work, feel free to do so, just send me a message on curse and i will grant you permissions.
So this is my good bye to you! Have a good time in Firelands. Sorontur

Main Features

* Tactics for all Raidinstances ingame * Maps for every bosslocation, to show where people have to stand * Buttons for playerpositions * Raidleaders can add/remove/move/name Buttons * Raidleader chat * Control if people are actually watch the right scene * Short Bosstactics for the Raid-chat * Sessions for explainig a Bosstactic * Save your own tactic for Bosses or Trash and switch between yours and the standard * Trash tactics, if available * Ping on the map * Paint on the map * Chat channels for classes and rols * Synchronizable tactic texts * Queries for Addon- and Item-Checks * Assigning tasks to tanks, healers, and special roles depending on the bosses * ID tracking for all your characters. Realm independent. * 5-man instances quickinfos and tactics * Raid leaders can start acclamations

Instance Modules

This version contains only the framework, if you like to download only a few instance modules, you can find them here: Dragon Soul Firelands Pack of all Cata-release Modules Throne of the four Winds Blackwing Decent Bastion of Twilight Baradin Hold Cataclysm 5 man instances Pack of all WOTLK modules (i know this link is sometimes broken, still this is a curse issue, i have no clue why. just try again later) BC-Modules

Video Guides

I've set up a video guide for raidleaders to show all the functions containing in BossTactics. You can find it on youtube: Part 1 (Without Music) Part 2 (Without Music)


This is a well tested release but still bugs can be there. If you find a bug please tell me at Thanks for help.

Slash Commands

/bt or /bosstactics for overview /bt show opens bossframe (check the others in the overview)


See changelog.txt in the BossTactics folder.


If someone likes to add language support to BossTactics you can post the locales here: The strategy texts are too big for this feature so there it cannot be used.

r96 | sorontur | 2012-10-22 13:00:14 +0000 (Mon, 22 Oct 2012) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BossTactics.lua
   M /trunk/BossTactics.toc
   M /trunk/Dialogues.lua
   M /trunk/Groups.lua
   M /trunk/Gui.lua
   M /trunk/Instances.lua
   M /trunk/changelog.txt

- updated to work with MoP


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  • #329
    no, this seems to be an issue for many people except me (and i still have no clue about it :( but if i have answers i will fix that problem)
  • #326
    Great addon. But I have a question. Are there tactics for 4.1 Rise of the Zandalari dungeons? When I go to them they are blank and have nothing but the Boss model. Is this a bug? Or do you have no plans to release tactics? If so I'll just go to Wowpedia or something and get some. Hope you can answer soon.
  • #328
    i'm really busy in the next time and i don't know when i have time to add the texts, so better use the ones posted there, as i will likely use them as well :)
  • #325
    It looks like that LibBabble-Boss-3.0 was updated earlier today. Maybe including that in the next set of BossTactics modules will fix the issue. *crosses fingers*
  • #324
    as shown in the changelog, this is an issue about babble boss which i have less influence to.
    when i tried my version it worked for me, so i have to do some more tests to see what is wrong maybe i forgot to update a file.
  • #323
    Same issue here - same Lua error and none of the cata modules show anything...
  • #322
    [actual LUA error]

    Message: ...dOns\Atlas\Libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:51: LibBabble-Boss-3.0: Translation "Jin'do the Godbreaker" not found.
    Time: 05/07/11 18:32:42
    Count: 1
    Stack: ...dOns\Atlas\Libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:51: in function
    Interface\AddOns\BT_CATA5man\BT_CATA5man.lua:438: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\BossTactics.lua:2769: in function `LoadInstanceModule'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\BossTactics.lua:2308: in function `HandleInstanceSwitch'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\Gui.lua:1921: in function `InstanceDropdownClick'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\Instances.lua:86: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\Gui.lua:511: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\BossTactics\Gui.lua:1864: in function `func'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:638: in function
    [C]: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick'

  • #321
    I get an error referencing LibBabble-Boss 3.0 when I attempt to use this. It looks like there is no EN-US translation for Jindo the Godbreaker. I will post the actual lua error shortly.
  • #320
    Same thing here - none of the Cata modules show anything at all. A little disappointing cos I was getting all excited about this new (for me) addon!
  • #319
    Also Try
  • #314
    This has stopped working for me, installed the 4.1 version and the 5-man cata module but when I select any 5man cata instance nothing is showing at all. I don't know if this is a conflict between Bartender 4 and Bosstatics since they use the same "/bt" switch. Please tell me how I can fix this!!
  • #315
    Same issue, click the instance button, nothing happens or loads.
  • #318
    hm strange... i will check that again, since it is working for me :)
    do you get any lua errors (except those which tell you that localisations are missing)?
  • #313
    If you tried to download the WotLK pack and the link was not working. You can either click on the authors tab above and get the pack there or for the less energetic folks
  • #312
    Where do I find the Modules for the 2 new hc's (ZA and ZC) or isnt it here yet?
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