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  • World of Warcraft
  • 28 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 4.0.6
  • 5,778 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/17/2011
  • Created 11/02/2010
  • 31 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: v1.1.42

About Phlebotomiser

This project started as an update to Feral By Night. I have been using that addon for quite a while and really liked certain aspects. In refactoring and updating the code for Cataclysm, I ended up deciding to start from scratch and build a similar addon, without the cruft that I don't use and with a focus on performance and maintainability.


  • Super Low cpu utilization
  • Shared buff/debff frame which displays the status of Berserk, Survival Instincts, Barkskin, Faerie Fire and Skull Bash
  • Cat Frame which displays Mangle( and Hemorhage/trauma), Rake, Rip (including glyph of shred support) on the current target as well as Savage Roar and Tiger's Fury. The timers on Rake and Rip disappear after the last tick, and go transparent when the debuff actually falls off.
  • Bear Frame which displays Mangle (including Berserk Proc), Pulverize(if talented), Lacerate, Maul, Swipe, Demoralizing Roar, Growl and Enrage
  • Proc frame which shows supported procs (and internal cooldowns when known)
  • Frames can be moved and disabled out of combat and per spec
  • Suggester Frame which shows the best* action to take, with projected future actions. If the current action is a combo point generating move, the top right icon will be the next action on a non-crit, and the bottom right will be the next action on a crit. If the current action is not a cp generating move, then the bottom will be the next action 1 GCD after the top action
  • Left side of the suggester frame shows charges/interrupts and cower when useable.



The suggester frame is using a modified version of the Mew default script. There are probably some unintentional changes fromt eh mew script along with the intentional ones:

  • Latency is taken in to account in some places, but the support is a work in progress.
  • The window to use Ravage after a charge is larger
  • Savage Roar suggestion does take in to account combo points on dead enemies.
  • Any time Tiger's Fury is available and you don't have enough energy for the suggested move, it will suggest Tiger's Fury instead.
  • The timers on Rip/Rake count down to the last dot, but stay lit until the debuff falls off.


The bear suggester is pretty basic right now. The priority is FFF>Mangle>Thrash>Swipe>Laceratex3>Pulverize>Demoralizing Roar>Burn rage on lacerate.

  • Pulverize is only suggested if talented. Will show on the left side of the suggester frame if you have lacerate up and no pulverize buff.
  • Growl will be suggested if you are not tanking your target.
  • Demoralizing Roar is only suggested for boss targets and targets 3 or more levels higher than you.
  • Berserk proc is supported.

Coming Soon

More customization

  • Individually disable all buff/debuff tracking icons
  • Suggester customization
  • Display for the time to kill counter
  • Easier frame placement
  • Disable individual frames
  • Hide frames when in a vehicle
  • Button Facade support
  • Savage Roar CP timer

Suggester Frame

  • Out of range/not behind target warning


  • Options for Tiger's Fury and Berserk suggestion


  • Pulverize frequency (always, without buff, 3 stack often, 3 stack rarely)

Missing FBN Features

Specific features from fbn which I didn't use and don't plan to include.

  • Hud
  • Boss/fight specific frames
  • Combo points/energy/rage frames

Known Problems

  • When mobs despawn the shredded rip counter is left until a new rip is applied

(*) May not actually be the best action to take.

r42 | dolphin | 2011-02-09 07:05:40 +0000 (Wed, 09 Feb 2011) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v1.1.42 (from /trunk:41)

tagging 1.1.42
r41 | dolphin | 2011-02-09 07:05:05 +0000 (Wed, 09 Feb 2011) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Phlebotomiser.lua

Added unheeded warning proc (thought it was already in there, but I guess not).
Refresh shred extensions via FB+nom nom nom
Added a command line function '/pb d' which will save the current state to your saved variables.
Possible fix for losing suggester mid fight
r40 | dolphin | 2011-01-29 15:51:28 +0000 (Sat, 29 Jan 2011) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Phlebotomiser.lua

Fix for friendly target going hostile, works with duels and going to war with a faction, not sure if it works with the drakes on halfus yet
r38 | dolphin | 2011-01-25 18:11:36 +0000 (Tue, 25 Jan 2011) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Phlebotomiser.lua

Added 4t11 proc and options for refreshing it.
r36 | dolphin | 2011-01-23 05:31:04 +0000 (Sun, 23 Jan 2011) | 8 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BuffFrame.lua
   M /trunk/Phlebotomiser.lua

Fixed Shred extensions when refreshing Rip with Bite.
Suggester background transparency can be modified
Show Maul when above rage threshold (configurable).
Suggest FFF if nothing else to do in bear form.
Added option for the minimum rip time remaining to suggest bite.
Added Heart of Thunder and PVP trinket to proc frame

r34 | dolphin | 2011-01-17 15:39:25 +0000 (Mon, 17 Jan 2011) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BuffFrame.lua
   M /trunk/Phlebotomiser.lua

Fixed the problem with the proc frames getting messed up when you zone.
Removed Swipe(Bear Form) from the suggester.


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  • #54
    Umm ok, so i tried this just now and all it suggest is for me to mangle/tiger's fury. Wtf. Was really looking forward to an alternative to my outdated fbn.

    Don't waste your time.
  • #52
    Most of the functionality can be patching this manually.

    Look in your WoW folder for Interface/AddOns/Phlebotomiser/Phlebotomiser.lua line 1672


    function Phlebotomiser:COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED(timestamp, event, sourceGUID, sourceName, sourceFlags, destGUID, destName, destFlags, spellId, spellName,a,b,c,d)


    function Phlebotomiser:COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED(timestamp, event, hideCasters, sourceGUID, sourceName, sourceFlags, destGUID, destName, destFlags, spellId, spellName,a,b,c,d)
  • #53
    that works great for people who understand code. but for some one like me its a complete mystery.
  • #51
    I can conferm that this is not working for 4.1 and thats too bad too cause I was looking for and alternative to Feral by Night. oh well back to FBN.
  • #50
    plz update :)
  • #49
    Hey Dolphin, the addon doesn't seem to be working at all with the 4.1 patch. You gonna update this awesome addon or what?! lol I'm dyin' here! give us an update please and I'll love you forever.. or at least till the next patch.
  • #48
    Great addon! At the moment it seems to be always suggesting FFF and not suggesting Savage Roar at all.
  • #47
    Running the Beta and the suggestion box is disappearing on heroic Atramedes and Maloriak, reshifting brings it back on occasion but it disappeared completely on Maloriak. Wondering if another addon may be interfering in some strange way. Pretty helpful on movement heavy encounters when its not disappearing :)
  • #43
    Hey Dolphin, is there any way you can add a Savage Defense absorption count to this addon while in bear form? Also a kill timer for bosses like the other addon?
  • #45
    I have been trying to figure out a good way to display savage defense and vengeance, but I haven't come up with anything I like.

    I have been planning to put the kill timer somewhere, just not sure where yet.
  • #46
    You could always make the kill timer moveable so we could move it ourselves. :). Same with the Savage Defense and Vengeance I suppose. I have an addon for Vengeance currently, but I haven't found anything for SD.
  • #42
    Is there a way to disable the move suggestor and the cooldown monitor? All I want is the debuff tracker.
  • #44
    I'll have an option to turn each frame off in the next update.
  • #37
    Sorry for this dumb question, but how do I move this great Addon?
  • #38
    uncheck "Lock" in the options panel (or type /pb lock to toggle locking on and off).
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