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Compact Runes

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 14,182 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 89,492 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/01/2015
  • Created 08/30/2012
  • 72 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.1.1

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.
  • Swing Timer (main hand).
  • Necroticblight Helper. Used for the Necroticblight playstyle. It shows the number of Festering Strikes needed to keep Necrotic Plague going until Unholy Blight is available again.

Issues / Feedback

For enhancements or issues, please use the ticket tracker.

tag 6.1.1
Talryn <>
2015-03-01 16:59:45 -0500

Tag as 6.1.1.


    - Fix localization issue with Necrotic Plague.
    - Fix error when dragging the Necroticblight indicator.
    - Fix issues with Swing Timer and Cooldown Bar for CDs of changing duration. * Add callbacks for player alive and dead * Ensure Swing Timer is hidden after death/res. * Do not show the Swing Timer at start of combat.  Wait until a swing lands. * Update CDs on Cooldown Bar any time the end time changes.  Should fix bugs with a cooldowns whose duration can be changed while on cooldown (including Blood 2 piece).


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  • #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

  • #18

    Hey Talryn, 

    First off, I LOVE this addon. I have a small request, that basically stems from my ocd. Is there any way to make the addon -not- dim when you are out of combat? The fact that it dims has always bugged me since nothing else on my screen dims, but I've lived with it. I've been revamping a lot of my addons recently and figured I might as well ask. Also, is there any way to make the rune and blood shield bar wider so it matches the width of the group of runes? Thanks in advance!

    Last edited by kj30s2mars on 3/11/2013 9:52:49 PM
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