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  • World of Warcraft
  • 20,043 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,273,158 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/29/2014
  • Created 07/21/2008
  • 904 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: MIT License
  • Newest File: 1.2.12
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About Doom_CooldownPulse

If you are an AddOn author and want to contribute to the code base, please feel free to submit a pull request to the AddOn's GitHub repository

What does it do?

Ever wanted to know when a certain ability will come off cooldown, but you're too caught up in a fight to notice? Doom_CooldownPulse is designed to fix that problem! It flashes the icon of the ability in the middle of your screen whenever it becomes usable again.

Great! Now.. how do I set it up?

Doom_CooldownPulse requires no initial setup; just install and you're good to go! However, the options frame (which is accessable by typing /dcp) allows very easy customization. You can change all of the following:

  • Icon size
  • Icon position (press the unlock button)
  • Fade in time
  • Fade out time
  • Max opacity (transparency)
  • Max opacity hold time
  • Animation scaling (how big/small it gets when it flashes)
  • Cooldowns to ignore
  • Overlay color for pet cooldown pulses

It is intended to be very easy to customize, and your changes take effect immediately. You can see how your settings will look by pressing the "Test" button, or reset them to the default settings by pressing the "Defaults" button.

Isn't this very similar to another addon, JIM's Cooldown Pulse?

Yes, the concept was originally developed by JIM. However, JIM has since gone MIA due to his new job and no longer updates his addon. I was able to get in touch with him, and he is very much supportive of Doom_CooldownPulse. Doom_CooldownPulse is neither an updated version nor a direct clone, but instead an alternative option with the same concept.

Version 1.2.12
- Updated TOC number for Patch 6.0
- Please let me know if you're having any WoD issues!

Version 1.2.11
- Updated TOC number for Patch 5.4
- Fix for some spells not appearing (thanks, vinsonb!)

Version 1.2.10
- Updated TOC number (should no longer show as out of date)

Version 1.2.9
- Updated TOC number (should no longer show as out of date)
- Added feature: Show spell name text on pulse

Version 1.2.8
- Fix error introduced with 4.2 (sorry for the long delay, I don't really play anymore and wasn't aware of the comments)

Version 1.2.7
- Fixed error from Patch 4.1 COMBAT_LOG_EVENT change

Version 1.2.6
- Fixed a compatibility issue with Bartender 4 (thanks @ Codex)
- More importantly to unflag as inactive (I'm still alive!)

Version 1.2.5
- Should now properly save settings between sessions

Version 1.2.4 (Cataclysm Update)
- Fixed error from "GetItemCooldown"
- Please let me know if any other issues occur with Doom_CooldownPulse in 4.0.1 by leaving me a comment.

Version 1.2.3
- Updated TOC for Patch 3.3
- General code cleanup, including a few changes that should hopefully increase efficiency a bit

Version 1.2.2
- Overhaul of item cooldown monitoring, which produced condensed, more efficient code, and fixes problems with trying to ignore items you use from your cast bar via keybind.

Version 1.2.1
- Just a TOC version update to clear any confusion about whether this is still up to date (it is!)

Version 1.2
- New! Due to popular demand, you can now specify cooldowns you wish to ignore!
- New! You can now set a color overlay for your pet cooldowns (by default, there is no overlay)
- New! Missed the old heart-beat sound from JIM's Cooldown Pulse? Drag the lubdub.wav sound file from JIM's addon into the Doom_CooldownPulse folder and you now have a sound notification
- Fix: Now properly tracks cooldowns from items used from your cast bar via key-bind.
- Fix: Now properly tracks non-hunter/warlock pet cooldowns (mages: you may want to make use of the color overlay since Water Elemental's Freeze ability has the same icon as Frost Nova)


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  • #342

    Why can't i see the pulse for Incarnation: Tree of Life spell??

  • #341

    This addon doesn't react properly to both cooldown reduction trinkets like the Assurance of Consequence and timers resetting when a boss/raid event resets. Sadly, I'm pretty sure neither of these issues can be fixed easily.

    Otherwise it's still all good.

    Last edited by djouga on 10/11/2013 12:10:49 PM
  • #340

    Edit: The author has merged these changes into the release version.

    This was mostly working for me in 5.4, aside from some of my Holy Priest Chakras. I investigated a little bit and noticed that GetSpellInfo couldn't find those spells when called with their name, but it works fine by spellID.

    I forked the repository and created an updated version which seems to work for me: -- I also created a pull request so if the original author is still around he can check it out and potentially merge it back into the original version.

    If you want to test it out, you can just overwrite the lua file in your Addons directory.

    Last edited by vinsonb on 9/15/2013 8:41:17 AM
  • #339

    To everyone commenting recently, read the -Note:- in the description

    The person who created this mod no longer plays WoW, so the mod is no longer actively updated or maintained. I remember reading this a long time ago, maybe a year or so ago. That's why it will always say out of date, and probably will not work in MoP at all since there hasn't been a single update for it since that xpac was released. 

    This mod no longer even shows up when you search on Curse's site for it, only if you search google will this old page show up. 

  • #338

    Is there any reason why this addon doesnt work?

    Even if I uninstall and reinstall it just says out of date. 

    Thanks for any answeres.

  • #336

    Hey there!

    is there a way to add a spell to DCP, like making a rogue "dispatch" proc appear on the screen when is up ?

    is there a way to do this by editing something or so ?


    thanks alot for any info.

  • #334

    Hey! btw great work! 
    I was wondering about if you could add rouges "Slice and Dice" to DCP?
    or make us possible to add CD to the addon. much appriciate! =)

    Keep up the work! 

  • #333

    The addon works completely fine for me as of 5.2, but when playing Discipline on priest and speccing into Solace and Insanity where the spell Holy Fire gets replaced by Power Word:Solace, there is no pulse visual for when Solace comes off cooldown.

    Does anybody have an idea/suggestion on how to fix this?

  • #332

    For the love of god, why can't people update their add ons for 5.2? Its been quite a while now and theres a lot of out of date add ons. Especially more popular add ons.

  • #335

    Most people don't get paid to create their addons, and dealing with whiners doesn't help motivate them to.

  • #331

    This helps me alot on my Shaman and mage ! Thanks bud !

  • #330

    Sayishere when you are in your character choice window click the addon button in the bottom left hand corner, once in that window there is a drop down menu to choose a character, pick what character you want and enable the addons you want for that character. You may do this for every character!

    Regards, Moniker of Zul'Jin

  • #329

    Can you help me? so this doesnt work for my main, like it doesnt show up. But on my alt it works?

    Any idea what i can do here?

  • #328

    please update 5.1 ? i really love this addon !

  • #327
    Certain abilities not filtering out + couple other things.


    A hunter here! I just starting using this addon, thx for making it. I wanted to drop in a few words about it .

    Firstly, it isn't excluding my Virmen's Bite and Flask of Spring Blossoms cooldowns when I put them into the list of spells to ignore.

    Second thing, I went into the addon and edited it (with my rudimentary LUA skills) so that it no longer notices ANY pet abilities whatsoever. If you were to add a single toggle for that, it seems like it would make sense for the addon.

    Last thing - - I have many, many spells in the "Cooldowns to Ignore" section. I only actually want to monitor 3 spells with this addon. It would make perfect sense if users were able to specify a whitelist instead of a blacklist.

    That was all. Thx again!

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