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Compact Runes

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 11/03/2014
  • Created 08/30/2012
  • 49 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.5

About Compact Runes


Compact Runes is a re-write of DocsDebugRunes. It preserves the compact UI but adds additional features.


It tracks the following items:

  • Runes (shown horizontally or vertically) with an optional setting to show a numeric timer for each rune.
  • Runic Power
  • Diseases and time left.
  • Necrotic Plague, if talented, replaces the standard disease bars. It displays the time left and stacks.
  • Sudden Doom, Shadow Infusion, and Dark Transformation for Unholy
  • Rime/Freezing Fog and Killing Machine for Frost
  • Blood Charges for the Blood Tap talent.
    • By default a new bar is used that replaces the Dark Transformation bar. If you are Unholy, the bars are placed side-by-side.
    • You can also enable it as a proc. It is off by default.
  • Blood Shield
  • LDB/Minimap Icon Support
  • RC Procs are indicated with a white border.
  • RE procs, RC procs, and wasted Blood Charges tracking in the LDB tooltip
  • Crimson Scourge is shown as a proc.
  • Out of melee range is indicated by a red border. This option can be disabled.
  • An optional "Almost ready" rune state. The alpha can be adjusted independently for it.
  • A Plague Leech proc, if enabled, is shown when the Plague Leech is usable. Plague Leech requires two fully depleted runes and diseases on the target. You can optionally require that Outbreak will be off cooldown too.
  • A Soul Reaper proc that shows up if you have the spell, your target is under 35% health, and Soul Reaper is not on cooldown. The cooldown also includes runes not being ready.
  • Cooldown Bars per spec. A configurable row of icons to show the cooldown on abilities and certain trinkets.

tag 1.5
Talryn <>
2014-11-03 16:29:20 -0500

Tag as 1.5.


    - Simplify the position-saving code for IconBars.
    - Fix LUA error with Improved Soul Reaper support.
    - Add Improved Soul Reaper support.
    - * Fix LUA error with KM Tracking. * Fix issue with KM Tracking not enabling when switching specs.
    - Fix issue with cooldown bar not properly showing the swipe.
    - * Add option to show or hide the numeric timers on the cooldown bars. * Add another setting to stop the latest OmniCC from showing timers when CR is.
    - Improve the no pet detection for Unholy.
    - * Add option to swap runes. * Fix some layout settings that should use bar dimensions and not the rune dimensions.
    - Increase the range of the allowed height and width of bars in the options.
    - Reverse the height and width for the vertical.  They were reversed due to previous code that tried to use the same settings for both vertical and horizontal layouts.
    - * Add vertical mode for runes. * New settings to control the height, width, and spacing of the runes in vertical mode. * Add option to change rune spacing for the standard horizontal mode. * Fix a positioning bug for cooldown bars.
    - * Add options to show/hide recharge numbers based on recharing vs depleted. * Add initial support for a vertical rune layout.


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  • #42

    I just uploaded an alpha version that gives you the option to change the rune color.  I can look into the rest later.  The rest of the UI will be in fixed positions so perhaps less of an issue.  The runes should be configurable.  All the runes have a ready color and a recharging color.  The recharge is darker and the alpha is low.

  • #37

    Everything is working fine so far, on the 5.4 PTR. You might want to add a tracker for 2p and 4p T16 bonus

    That's the 2p:

    The unholy 4p is working fine (extension of DT) and just bumps the DT bar back to full and increases the duration.

    The frost 4p is - A buff that increases rune regen that you should add aswell.

    And you're good to go!


    Last edited by djouga on 6/14/2013 10:35:00 AM
  • #39

    Thanks for the update.  I was on the PTR testing it but I didn't think to look at the tier bonuses yet.  I'll look into that.

    How do you think those should be reflected in the UI?   The 2 piece could be a timer bar and stack count.  The others would be different.

  • #36

    Love the addon! Is there any way you could add an in-combat dim?

  • #38

    I added both combat and out of combat alpha control in the latest alpha of it.

    You can control the transparency / dimming on it from 1 (full) to 0 (hidden).

  • #33

    The blood shield bar doesn't work (version 0.9, german x64 wow-client).

    reinstall and delete WTF-files doesn't help.

    Any ideas? =(

  • #34

    Are you getting any errors?  The only thing that should prevent it from showing is if the Blood Shield setting is disabled.  You could send me any errors or the LUA settings file and I could see if I could find any thing.  The LUA setting file is at <WoW Folder>/WTF/Account/<Account Name>/SavedVariables/CompactRunes.lua.

  • #35

    Version 1.1 works great, thx a lot :)

  • #29

    Absolutely love this addon, just wondering if there's a way to set Soul Reaper procs to 45% instead of 35%, as the Tier 15 4pc set bonus modifies it. Thanks.

  • #31

    I added some code to detect the T15 gear in the 0.8.5 alpha.  It will count the number of T15 pieces and at 4+ Soul Reaper should "proc" at 45% instead of 35%.

    Can you please verify if it works correctly?  You can find it here:

  • #32

    Thank you for the update. The alpha version works correctly with the T15 set bonus.

  • #25

    Good work, but is there a way to unlock the disease, and move to another location?

    It would also be nice if you could scale the entire display even smaller

    Last edited by Kronox on 3/17/2013 4:45:03 PM
  • #26

    I will soon be adding options to unlock the other bars and move them.

    You can control the size of the rune bars and the rest of the UI scales based on that, by default.  Does that not accomplish what you want?

  • #28

    Hi talryn,  thanks for the reply and I am glad to hear that it will soon be possible to move the other bars. For example I have a very small ui and the size "10" is still too big to adapt it to the rest.

  • #21

    I love the new Disease power tracking function. No issues this time just wanted to say this is a great addon and I recommend it to every Death Knight i can

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