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Ovale Spell Priority

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 54,656 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 1,664,575 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/26/2014
  • Created 08/17/2008
  • 671 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: 5.4.33

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.

Default scripts are available for all dps classes and specializations, 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.


  • Default scripts for every DPS class and talent specialization.
  • Tracks DoTs, buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, combo points, runes, mana, everything that a player would need to choose what to do.
  • Adapts to your talent points and glyphs.
  • Change quickly the configuration at any time with configurable checkboxes and drop-down lists that can be shown/hidden by clicking on the icons, e.g. switching between single and multi-target damage, setting the curse to cast.
  • Multi-target DoT tracking: remember which target had a DoT and when the DoT will expire, allowing the script author to support multi-target dotting.
  • Compatible with the action icon skinning library Masque.
  • 100% configurable: everything is in an easy-to-understand script that you can modify and test in real-time without reloading your UI.
  • Can be used to track crowd-control spells on your focus.
  • Scoring system: evaluate how well you followed the script. Add a new Ovale panel in Recount and Skada, with a score between 0 (very bad) and 1000 (perfect).
  • Up to two-spells-ahead accuracy with some classes.


Why does it not work for me?

Try to reset your Profile in the Ovale settings. Most problems come from faulty scripts.

Why is the key binding displayed for an action wrong?

The action may be in several action bars, e.g., the bars that you can cycle through or the bars that appear in special cases like Shadowform or Cat Form.

Why is the key binding not displayed at all?

The action must be in your standard Blizzard action bar in order for Ovale to know which key binding is used.

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.

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.

There is no bane or curse (or whatever) in the rotation.

Click the icon and select the bane or curse that you want to use from the dropdown menu list.

tag 5.4.33
Johnny C. Lam <>
2014-07-26 12:57:55 -0400

Tagging as 5.4.33 release.


Johnny C. Lam:
    - Fix typo causing ticket 400 by @Wiljo.


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  • #355
    Having issue with all versions past 4.0.1 as an arms warrior, they just suggest nothing but rend, and it seems to be an issue with the buffexpires conditional(in the default script), 4.0.1 version works fine however.
  • #361
    Thank you, it should be fixed in the next version. My main character is a warrior and didn't even test the warrior script...
  • #358
    I was having the same issue with the DK script that I modified. Anyway what you need to do is lookup the spellid for all the buffs/debuffs etc and modify the script with the new values.
  • #354

    I'm a warrior and i recently downloaded you addon. Addon is really amazing, but
    it seems there is no way to predict Taste for Blood buff.
    I understand what it can be easily detected by function "BuffPresent", but i'm looking for a way to calculate a time when buff pop-up and show overpower as my top priority spell if it will be available before other spells (even if buff currently not present).
  • #362
    Hello. Could you add this in the tickets? So that I don't forget this when I am in the mood to add new features :)
  • #353
    Frost mage was working until last few updates....all i get now is frostbolt as my spell of choice. I have tried various versions...i believe pre r288 was last time i saw it working..but then the DK wasnt
  • #363
    As I may have already said, I don't have a mage :) but I hope I fixed this in the 4.0.10 version.
  • #352
    I was trying to find a way to eliminate icon flicker when I spam an ability. I thought SpellInfo(SPELL cd=N) Would do it but it doesn't.

    Not sure why other actionbar mods don't have this problem. Is there something I'm missing?
  • #356
    That has always been a problem with ovale, I think other mods don't recalculate next action more then ones or so per second as oppose to ovale that calculates that frequently. It is two edged sword, if mode doesn't recalculate priorities fast u will not be able to see if first action has been successful or not, it will just suggest next action on the list and it will look smooth without flickering.
    Ovale recalculate this but with fluctuating latency comes problem. After you cast proposed spell and ovale moves to next one, there is a period in which addon will wait for server to confirm that action has been successful and if he doesn't get this confirmation in time ovale will go back and again suggest spell that just have been cast, and that will cause flickering.
  • #364
    Yes, you explained well the problem. As for the problem when you spam an ability, it may be that Ovale tries to predict the next ability as soon as you cast a ability, so in the time between the spell cast and the failure event, it displays the next ability. In the pre-4.0.0 versions I allowed to disable this feature (that is only useful when you have a lot of lag or when you have missile travel time). I may allow this again in a future version.
  • #357
    Just to add I tried that too, long ago, to add small cool down on spells that put debuff on target like corruption, but it didn't work. I just learned to ignore this after using addon for long now.
  • #348
    Ever since you add talent = NNNN for Addicon I have no way to use it.

    There no way to find out what the talent ID is for a spell. Not even sure if such a thing exists. So how do I use this?
  • #349
    Type /ovale talent in the chat
  • #350
    Thanks :)
  • #346
    Thanks for the update, the Bear swipe and cat greying issues have been solved :) Hopefully issues that pop up from the change don't cause to many other headaches.
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