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Ovale Spell Priority

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,505 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 2,631,257 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/01/2016
  • Created 08/17/2008
  • 863 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: MIT License
  • Newest File: 6.2.16

About Ovale Spell Priority

Ovale Spell Priority is a rotation-helper addon that shows you what spell or ability you should use in order to maximize your damage.

It displays one or more icons that show the cooldown of an action. The action is conditionally defined through a user-defined script, e.g. you may display either Corruption if the DoT is not on your target or Shadow Bolt if the Corruption DoT is already on your target.

The current release of Ovale provides default scripts for the following classes for Warlords of Draenor:

  • Death Knight: Blood, Frost, Unholy
  • Druid: Feral, Guardian, Restoration (Balance is NOT currently supported)
  • Hunter: Beast Mastery, Marksmanship, Survival
  • Mage: Arcane, Fire, Frost
  • Monk: Brewmaster, Windwalker
  • Paladin: Protection, Retribution
  • Priest: Shadow
  • Rogue: Assassination, Combat, Subtlety
  • Shaman: Elemental, Enhancement, Restoration
  • Warlock: Affliction, Demonology, Destruction
  • Warrior: Arms, Fury, Protection

Default scripts are based on SimulationCraft. You may also customize the default script to suit your needs (see Documentation) or use scripts made by other users.

See the video of a survival hunter using Ovale during Wrath of the Lich King.

Please use the forums to submit scripts or discuss them. If you want to report bugs, use the ticket manager.


  • Tracks DoTs, buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, combo points, runes, mana -- everything that a player would need to decide what to do.
  • Adapts to your talent points and glyphs.
  • 100% configurable: everything is in an easy-to-understand script that you can modify and test in real-time without reloading your UI.
  • Compatible with the action icon skinning library Masque.
  • Use SpellFlashCore to flash abilities on action bars in addition, or as an alternative, to displaying the ability icons.


How closely are the default scripts based on SimulationCraft?

The SimulationCraft APL language and the Ovale script language are functionally very similar and concepts from one can be translated into the other in a very direct and mechanical way. For all intents and purposes, the default scripts are the SimulationCraft APLs imported into the game and displayed visually.

Why is the key binding displayed for an action wrong?

You may be running an action bar addon, e.g., Bartender4, etc., that does not use the Blizzard action bar frames.

Why is the icon sometimes red?

The cooldown that is displayed in an icon is not always the true action cooldown. If this cooldown is longer than the action cooldown, then the icon is red. In most cases, it means that if you use this action too soon, then you will overwrite or clip a DoT, which may not be what you want.

How do I make the spells flash on the action bar?

Simply install SpellFlashCore (included if you install SpellFlash) and Ovale will use it to flash the spell to cast on the action bar in addition to displaying the spell in the Ovale icon bar.

Why can't I click on the icon to cast the spell?

Blizzard does not allow this. Only a predefined sequence of spells can be bound to an action icon and this sequence can not change in combat.

On my low-level character, there is nothing at all.

You need to reach level 10 and choose a specialization. However, be aware that the default Ovale scripts are tuned for max-level characters and you may be missing key abilities at low levels that are assumed to exist. If the default script is not working for you, you will need to find or write a script more appropriate for your character's level.

Ovale Spell Priority 6.2.16

Changes from version 6.2.15:

  • Only suggest the legendary ring if it is equipped and usable.

  • Regenerate scripts to re-add suggesting on-use trinket actions.

  • Merge branch 'simulationcraft'.

    Add "use_item" actions to SimC APLs so that script code for on-use
    trinkets is properly generated.

  • Add "use_item" to APLs to properly generate code for on-use trinkets.

  • Suggest using the legendary ring separately from trinkets.

    Also fix a bug where non-spell actions were not emitted by the SplitByTag

  • The engineering glove enhancement was removed ages ago.

  • Import latest from curseforge-packager project.

  • Update localized strings from CurseForge app from 2015-12-30.

  • Regenerate scripts based on SimulationCraft git master from 2015-12-17.

  • Avoid emitting "call_action_list" as a missing symbol.

    Filter out special actions from the list of actions that are regarded as
    requiring symbols.

  • Add trinket information for the Soul Capacitor.

  • Add item ID for the Empty Drinking Horn.

  • Translate SimC's "equipped.<item>" to allow checking for equipped items.

  • Translate SimC's "eclipse_dir.<name>" expressions for balance druids.

  • Translate SimC's "solar_max" for balance druids.

  • Teach OvaleSimulationCraft about "@" absolute value operator.

    Limit its translation to simple inequalities involving absolute values by
    converting to the appropriate union or intersection of one-sided
    inequalities. The latter are more suitable for translating into the
    equivalent Ovale timespan concept.

    This fixes the translation of "@" used in balance druid APLs involving

  • Druid: Move Cenarion Ward back to short CD icon for Guardian druids.

    Cenarion Ward should not be used on cooldown since it wastes a GCD that
    could be used to generate rage and is situational in providing a burst
    heal for the tank.

  • Merge branch 'simulationcraft'

    Pull in changes from SimulationCraft git master from 2015-12-17.

  • Import Tier18M profiles from SimulationCraft git master from 2015-12-17.


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  • #1435

    For DK, the addon is duplicating the next spell icon. For example, he shows 2 obliterates, or 2 frost strikes, or 2 howling blasts, etc... how can I set the addon to show only 1 icon?

    Last edited by Biruta on 1/24/2016 5:41:04 PM
  • #1434

    Does anyone know how to disable ovale for second spec? i don't need it for healing - interfere with my auras set up

  • #1433

    I was using this and it suddenly disappeared off my screen.  How do I get it to display again?

  • #1431

    Hey !

    I think tigereye brew is fucked up with this new update.. before this update tigereye brew my uptime was 80-90%, but after update is 70-80%.. and im playing chi exp.. fix this ! 

    Last edited by Yinzenxd on 1/1/2016 8:26:41 PM
  • #1430

    The Ovale bar is missing on my screen. How do I get it back?

  • #1427

    Are the ovale scripts LoD per class or are all class scripts loaded. I'm just curious how much of the memory usage might be from possible dead weight.

    Last edited by Lufunpsy on 12/14/2015 2:15:09 PM
  • #1429

    doesn't matter at all. nowadays a sigle chrome tab eats up more memeory than all loaded addons total

  • #1426

    is that bug or something cus when im playing with chi exp, tiger power is not that time 100 uptime ..

  • #1428

    there is no chi expl script, all of them going for serenity

  • #1425

    Any plans to add Balance Druid, or is that something you are going to hold off on until the next expansion? Since it looks like it will be easier to work with at that time.

  • #1423

    For affliction warlock rotation, it doesn't show to use Dark Soul: Misery.

  • #1422

    Hey, love the addon, I use it while playing new specs or specs I rarely play and it really helps getting the grasp of what you're supposed to do and how to build up your action bars. Thanks for the great addon.

    My suggestion for future would be (if possible) to have some kind of way to choose if Ovale runs for your primary spec or secondary spec (or both) because I don't really need it for healing and it's kind of in the way sometimes. It'd make this addon really perfect :)

    Thanks again!

  • #1420

    I am sorry if this has already been asked, but how do i remove the checkmarks on the screen again? clicking the left mouse button lets me selct scripts and clicking the right button makes me move the minimap icon.

  • #1419

    ovale vs hekili which one is good ?

  • #1421

    Hekili only works for a very few selected specs.

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