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  • Updated 11/12/2014
  • Created 10/11/2010
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  • Newest File: CombustionHelper 3.5.5
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About CombustionHelper

The goal of this addon is to allow easy optimizing of the mage talent Combustion. It tracks all relevant Dots on your target, your cooldown of Combustion so you'll be able to use the talent with maximum effectiveness.

To summarize the new talent : it will add a new Dot on effect on your target which will be equal to the sum of Ignite and Pyroblast Dots.

With this addon, you'll know if one of your Dot is missing.

CombustionHelper is composed of the main addon and 2 bundled other addons : CauterizeCooldown and MageBombTracker. Here is their main features :

CombustionHelper main addon:

  • Automatic switch depending if combustion is in your spellbook or not.
  • Autohide out of combat is off by default, use config panel to configure it. You can choose between no autohide, autohide out of combat or autohide when combustion is on cd.
  • Reset variables option because i know some of you like to bug the thing by switching options while in combat/autohide is running and stuff. If you bug it, just reset and log off so you start with a clean state.
  • Option to hide all config messages in chat.
  • Dot tick damage report mode. This is not the expected combustion damage report because of the complexity of ignite, rather an information about how much damage the last tick did so you know if it's powerful enough.
  • Pyroblast/Hot Streak report mode which will warn you when wasted an Hot Streak proc will letting it be refreshed before getting used and at end of combat will report number of refreshed Hot Streak.
  • Timer for Combustion Dot on target.
  • Flamestrike tracker supporting regular flamestrike.
  • Tooltips for option panel settings, no more obscure settings.
  • Ignite munching report, so you know how much damage you lost because of buggy mechanics.
  • Graphical options so you can make it the way you want.
  • Localisation in English, Deutsch, French and Chinese (feel free to report typos…) (thanks to Hambo and Plueschbaer from MMO-C forums for deutsch version)
  • Threshold option to activate color change of background when Ignite cross the specified value.
  • Audio warning when ignite value reach the threshold.
  • Combustion tick damage and number prediction.
  • Missing Pyromaniac buff warning (who wouldn't want 10% more damage on main nuke ?)
  • Heating Up available warning

CauterizeCooldown :

A simple cooldown showing Cauterize cooldown.

You can change the scale, alpha and Frame level. Also enabled by default a timer like OmniCC/CooldownCount. You can choose to autohide the addon when your cauterize is off cooldown. It will autohide too for classes other than mage. Also feature a customizable warning message which can be outputted to vicinity, party, raid or yell channel. There is also another optional warning when Ice Block is up. You can set whatever SharedMedia sound you want as an alert.

MageBombTracker :

This addon track all the new mage bombs and flamestrike cooldown which will be available in patch 5.0.4 and MoP. Previously bundled with CombustionHelper, it's now available as a stand alone addon. It show them with a list which feature :

  • current target marker
  • target name
  • raid marker
  • time remaining

Other nice features are :

  • Alert when missing a bomb
  • Alert when overwriting a bomb before last tick
  • End of fight report

Fully customisable and lightweight, all you need to monitor your bombs !
Available in English and French for now, submit your translation for more.


Changes from 2.xx versions ?

  • No more crit debuff tracking, it's gone for mages.
  • No more support for FrostFire Bolt, useless for Combustion and i doubt anyone used it.
  • No more Impact support, new inferno blast replaced aura procs.

Use Interface Panel -> Addons for full config or /combustionhelper for bringing up directly the option panel.
As always, report me bugs and requests.

Donation is totally optional but all funds will be used to buy chocolate for my wife so she'll be a bit less mad at me spending so much time coding.

Release 3.5.5
Fix for autohide in magebombtracker module
I'm getting rusty with programming...

Release 3.5.4
Fix for autohide and ignite formula

Release 3.5.3
Wod update

Release 3.5.2
TOC update
Fix for combustion nerf

Release 3.5.1
TOC update

Beta 3.5
Italian translation for Combustionhelper main module
Moved all the code related to magebombtracker module, hopefully fixing bugs
Fix for other character than mage interface bug
TOC update

Release 3.4.7
TOC update
Fix for bomb type not updating

Release 3.4.6
Fix for bomb not updating

release 3.4.5
Fix for scaling problem

beta 3.4.4
Fix for window position resetting (another attempt)

beta 3.4.3
Fix for window position resetting

Release 3.4.2
Updated toc for 5.1
Fix for Magebombtracker font/texture list
Fix for combustion formula after 50% nerf

Release 3.4
Added option to hide pyroblast and Bomb tracking in main window
Fix for 5.1 combustion formula
Fix for zoning spam
Fix for chinese languages (beware using may freeze your computer for a min the first time)

Release 3.3.1
Fix for 5.1

Release 3.3
Added pyromaniac warning (red background by default)
Added Heating Up warning (yellow background by default)
Fix for MageBombTracker disappearing in arcane/frost spec
Fix for Ignite triggered from other mages
Added support for Combustion glyph in predicter
Disabled refresh warning when refresh just before last tick of bombs

Release 3.2
Added combustion damage predicter
Fix for threshold
Fix for magebombtracker module (hopefully)

Release 3.1.1
Fix for bomb talent missing

Release 3.1
Fix for unbelievable mistake in Ignite managing

Release 3.0.1
Fix for impact bug

Release 3.0
5.0.4 MoP compatible
many changes, check description

Beta 2.10
Added prediction of Combustion tick damage with number of expected ticks

Release 2.9.1
Added Border color options
Fix for CauterizeCooldown showing when disabled
Fix ColorPicker bugging on opacity settings

Release 2.9
Merged CauterizeCooldown addon into CombustionHelper
Added report info for Combustion usage
Fix for bug when impacting multiple living bombs (working, this time)

Release 2.8.3
Fix for bug when impacting multiple living bombs (hopefully)
Fix for Frostfire orb triggering Ignite

Release 2.8.2
Fix for settings not saved
Fix for background color in LB tracker frame

Release 2.8.1
Added audio warning when using threshold mode
Fix for transparent background/border
Fix for translation errors

Release 2.8
Added graphical options
Changed threshold to ignite only
4.3 compatible with variable combustion cd
New savedvariables check upon loading
Texture/font/bg/border validity check
English, French and Deutsch localisation

Release 2.7.16
Just changed the TOC for 4.2

Release 2.7.15
Fix for 4.2 compatibility

Release 2.7.14
Fix for Autohide problems
Fix for Ignite munching report
Fix for Ignite predictor
Fix for threshold total
Corrected the TOC version number

Release 2.7.13
Fix for "combuignitecount" error
Fix for Blastwave FS not being managed by Flamestrike tracker option panel
Small typos corrected
Fix for white bars by default
Fix for threshold not taking in account ignite predicter

Release 2.7.12
Removed a forgotten debug line

Release 2.7.11
Added Flamestrike Tracker
Added Ignite munching report
Added Tooltips in option panel
Added Beta Ignite predicter
Modified scale slider to start at 50% scale
Many invisible changes preparing for 2.8 version
Fix for 4.1 compatibility

Beta 2.7.10
Fix for living bomb tracker when target disappear without triggering SPELL_AURA_REMOVED (Cho'gall HC)

Release 2.7.9
Added raid marker and current target symbol to multiple LB tracker
Added missed LB to early LB warning mode
You can now adjust value for red zone timers in option panel
Fix for autohide spamming message
Fix for threshold handling

Release 2.7.8
Fix for crtitcal mass tracker showing white bar when disabled
Fix for incorrect FrameLevel causing errors when changing LB tracker position
Fix for error when disabling LB tracker

Release 2.7.7
Border color switch to yellow when impact is up
Colors now applying for border of frame and background
Threshold for dot value now affect background color too

Release 2.7.6
Added left and right option for LB tracker

Release 2.7.5
Added multiple Living Bomb tracking with impact support

Release 2.7.4
Added a Pyroblast/Hot Streak report mode

Release 2.7.3
more bug fixes

Release 2.7.2
removed the debug spam

Release 2.7.1
Added total dot report with threshold option and some bug fixes

Release 2.7
Added Dot tick damage report

Release 2.6.9
Added small fix enabling LB warning mode by default

Release 2.6.8
Added warning mode for early Living bomb refresh

Release 2.6.7
Added reset position for reset button in Interface options panel

Release 2.6.6
Small fix to enable hide with alt z

Release 2.6.5
Fixed glyphs slots for FFB

Release 2.6.4
Added a WORKING Class check

Release 2.6.2
Working bug fix this time

Release 2.6.1
Small bug fix when changing spec and ffb not showing

Release 2.6
Added Critical Mass/Shadow Mastery tracker
More autohide options
Cleaned code for future updates

Release 2.5
Added Bar mode with config
Added Autohide and fade out/in time configuration
Corrected bug with ffbglyph not showing when glyph up and ffb mode disabled

Release 2.4
Added GUI config in Interface Panel -> Addons
Added Scale settings
Corrected no fire spec Autohide in combat
Corrected FFB glyph bug

Release 2.3.1
Corrected Autohide feature on login
Corrected Startup message

Release 2.3
Added Impact mode (on by default)
Added out of combat autohide (off by default)
Added reset savedvariables option
better glyph/talent check
widened frostfire bolt frame to avoid text clipping

Release 2.2.3
Added autohide system (on by default)


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  • #680

    moved this to the appropriate reply area, but It wouldn't let me delete this one

    Last edited by t_storm on 3/9/2013 10:48:37 AM
  • #684

    Ok that worked, after I got back in game I was trying to resize the bomb bar but it kept going off my screen so I hit the reset Saved variables button at the bottom now I an move it where i want and it all looks like it's suppose to.

    Last edited by t_storm on 3/9/2013 9:57:39 PM
  • #681

    something seems strange with your addon files, you have a green square on the left of the timer in the center which means the picture showing your current hasn't loaded because of a corrupted or missing file.

    can you delete all your combustionhelper and magebombtracker folders in your addons folder and redownload them again ?

    just to be sure start from clean files.

  • #673

    After 5.2 release the Bomb tracker keeps resetting its possition to the middle of my screen. Even if i keep it unlocked i cant move it before i either do a /reload and/or lock and then unlock it.

    This was the case for both arcane and frost spec, i have not tested fire yet, but i could imagine the whole addon is resetting position.

    I love your work and hope you will have it updated soon ;)


  • #674

    can you try this beta version and report me ?

    btw anyone can test and report aswell

  • #683

    the tracker seems to work now with the beta but still can't be moved even though its unlocked

  • #682

    I took this picture, since I have this problem now  that I redid all my addon's and deleted out my old wtf files. I would also like to note that I tried restoring my old addon folder and wtf folder but no matter what I still get this :(

    But it looks like it's just one dark gray/black box which we can't move, when I try to move it it twists al up and even sometimes disappears but comes back looking justl ike it does in the pic.


  • #679

    thanks for your help because frankly i couldn't reproduce any of the bugs people report yet.

  • #678

    3.4.3  Did not fix it.

    It is quite a strange bug, as it is kind of hard to replicate on dummies. but then again it is not hard to replicate, let me explain:

    Every time i log out/in, it is reset to the middle of the screen, and is frozen i cant move it even though it is not locked. Then i go do a lock->unlock. and move it to my normal position. Then as soon as i apply my 2end Nether tempest dot to a secondary target it reset(if i just reapply to same target it does not)

    Now this is when it gets wierd, because it is only after the first lock->unlock it reset. If i do another lock/unlock i can spam NT's on all dummies for 10min without a reset. This goes for both 3.4.2 and 3.4.3. i noticed i had a hard time replicating the bug on dummies with 3.4.2. Now if i go do a log out -> log in it starts over with position reset, and then the first time after lock->unlock i reset, but not if i do another lock->unlock after that.

    Without being able to test this, i am fairly sure that it does bug reset position every time when i am raiding, as i was doing a lot of lock->unlock during my raid yesterday without any logouts or /reloads, and it reset every time in raid conditions. I tried signing for LFR but after 35min in que i dropped it(i really need to sleep now :D). Next raid is Monday ill come back and comment more at that time if you have not found a fix in the time before that ;)


    Again thanks for your awesome work and continues updates on this addon it is truly apreciated. and i hope my input helps.


    *edit* Oh i see there is a lot of people having this issue or similar ones when reading some more comments, when i have some time i will also try and disable all my other addons one at a time and see if there is any interferance, and ill save my current savedvariables in a temp folder and try and nuke them with a reset. Though i still find it strange that my troubles only started after 5.2 while it seems there is a lot that started having this issue as far back as 1st of january.

    Last edited by stX3 on 3/8/2013 2:59:22 AM
  • #677

    keep the savedvariables in place, just replace your combustionhelper in your addons folder, like you'd do when updating

  • #676

    Yes i will go test it tomorrow, servers is down for  maintenance atm and i need sleep :P

    Iis it enough just move old addon to a temp folder and then unzip new into addons or should i move old lua files etc in the wtf as well?


    Edit: Btw it is quite strange  that Itabdiel had this problem according to he's post on the 13th feb, because i never experienced this during 5.1 only after 5.2(dont know if this helps)

    Last edited by stX3 on 3/7/2013 10:27:43 PM
  • #672

    Hey can you tell me how to remove the combustion cd tracker portion? love this addon.

  • #669
    Bomb Reseting

    Hey i am trying to set up my new computer and i am having trouble with the bomb tracker reseting after every log in. I have set it to lock and unlock and i have deleted the saved varuables to this once. I have not had the whole addon up and running as i am arcane right now and dont have combustion and i dont ahve a spec that is fire as of right now. My laptop that i was on had no issues with this moving it stayed where i put it. If you could help me that would be great. Thanks in advance!


    *edit* just tried loging out and deleting the saved variables via curse and still jumps back to the middle. it does stay the size that i put it at just doesnt stay where i put it.

    Last edited by ltabdiel on 2/12/2013 6:44:19 PM
  • #675

    try this beta and report me please

  • #671

    will look into this

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