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  • 9,864 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,407,930 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/29/2014
  • Created 07/21/2008
  • 959 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- Updated TOC number (should no longer show as out of date)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- Updated TOC number (should no longer show as out of date)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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  • #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!

  • #326


    is possible implement in this addon a feature for start showing cds when miss like 0.5s/1s for them to be ready, with maybe a clock fade indicating the endig cd  and a highlight when it actual rdy ? 

    basically making it works like now, but when it start to show ur cd in fade apparence u still have 0,2/0,5s for it to be ready, and when it reach full opacity it's rdy, with that delay configurable, like for be even faster to use the cd.

    my english is bad :! i hope u can understand what i mean.

  • #323

    We really miss this addon so if you can manage update it would be grateful.

  • #321

    I'm still quite interested in this addon so yes please update it! :)

  • #322

    Yes, very interested, please update!  Thank you!

    Last edited by spliffmaster on 10/16/2012 3:00:46 PM
  • #320

    Is anyone actually experiencing any errors, or is it simply that it's out of date? I can upload a new version with an updated TOC, but if there's any issues, I'd like to address those while I'm at it. In my testing, I wasn't able to find anything wrong. That said, I realize there is a lack of support for talents which shorten/reset cooldowns. However, given how terrible Blizzard's API is for supporting those, it's extremely difficult to do, and unlikely to be added as a feature anytime soon.

  • #337

    I have seen people using this and it looks very  effective however its not working for me

  • #325

    Thanks for the update!

  • #324

    Works fine for me, tested various options and scenarios, I think just a ToC update should do it.

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