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  • Updated 01/11/2016
  • Created 09/25/2008
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About RaidBuffStatus

Reports on a configurable dashboard or to group chat on consumables, buffs, AFK, mana and many many others but in an intelligent automagic way. RBS is the last nail in the coffin of all slacking level max-level raiders. RBS also provides unique tank taunting warnings not provided by any other addon.

RaidBuffStatus is for 5 man instances and raids of all sizes.

RaidBuffStatus was originally written by danielbarron and is dedicated to his daughter, Jaina. The addon is currently maintained by oscarucb.


"'''RaidBuffStatus is the last nail in the coffin of slacking raiders.'''" - Stormsnow, a Raid Leader

'''RaidBuffStatus''' is an addon to check, show and report on the complete buff status (including flasks etc) of a party or raid. It can report via whispers and to raid chat. In addition it provides a talent spec window which also shows any special abilities.

However it is quite unlike BigBrother and most other buff checking addons. '''It was the first released (8th March 2008) addon to intelligently, in an automagic way, know what buffs to check for.''' For example only if there is a Mage will it check for intellect buff and it does not check the buffs of those not in the same zone. As much as possible is automatic.

Addons like XRS require lots of initial configuration. '''RBS works with no configuration out of the box.''' However RBS now features a '''Buff Wizard''' to help new user non-raid leaders to configure only the buffs they need to be displayed.

RBS can do the buffing for you such as your self and party buffs with a quick right-click.

RBS supports addons like Titan using LibDataBroker.

Public Videos

Top 5 addons of 2009:

Quick informational video about RaidBuffStatus made by a user:

Short video about some of the RaidBuffStatus options made by a user:

RBS being used in a ToC raid. You can see it top left. The player has configured it to stay visible in combat but to only show a few things. When he enters combat you can see it neatly resize:

Videos created by the RBS author

The dashboard:

The talent specialisation window:

The buff options window:

The addon configuration options:

The Buff Wizard feature:

The Unique Selling Points of RaidBuffStatus are

  1. Automagically knows what buffs to check for according to the party or raid members CLASSES and TALENTS and ROLES.
  2. Works out of the box with no configuration needed and is very simple to use.
  3. Covers all buffs including consumables.
  4. Trash and Boss checking. Boss checking assumes flasks/elixirs needed but this is configurable.
  5. Has 2 levels of warning: Missing Buff and just Warning.
  6. Can report results to group chat, and has a dashboard for quick status info - for example finding out who has the soul stone.
  7. Reports on talent specialisations.
  8. '''Provides unique tank taunt warnings.'''
  9. '''Provides unique Crowd Control break warnings.'''
  10. '''Provides unique death warnings.'''
  11. Actively maintained.

It is designed for max level raiding and partying, anything below that is not guaranteed to work.

Current checking abilities

  • Raid and party buffs
    • All major raid buffs
    • Players missing Paladin blessings and which ones and which Paladin is slacking giving out their blessings
    • Drums of Forgotten Kings
    • Runescroll of Fortitude
  • Single buffs
    • Earth Shield on tanks
    • Paladin Beacon of Light / Faith
  • Self buffs
    • Food buff
    • Flask or Battle and Guardian elixir
    • Protection Paladin Righteous Fury
    • Hunter Aspect
    • Priest Shadowform
    • Shaman Water/Lightning Shield
    • Rogue Poison
    • Mage Armor
    • Hunter Aspect
    • Death Knight Bone Shield
    • Death Knight Presence
    • Warrior Stance
  • Warning situations
    • AFK
    • PVP
    • Dead (Right click to auto-rez)
    • Offline
    • In different zone (Right-click to target for summon)
    • Hunter Aspect of the Pack or Cheetah
    • Well Fed but slacking
    • Chars with less than 80% mana
    • Chars with less than 80% health
    • Low durability (when raiders have oRA installed)
  • UI features
    • Ctrl-click a self buff and the addon whispers those who need it.
    • Ctrl-click a group buff and the addon whispers the person who casts it and tells them who needs it.
    • Alt-click on a buff will cast the spell to renew that buff
    • The whispering of buff casters is intelligent and it will only whisper those who are nearby.
    • Start ready-check button, Start boss pull timer button
    • It tells you how long someone was AFK, Offline, PVP or dead.
    • It can hide selected dashboard items on entering combat to reduce the size and only show what matters in combat.
    • It can hide the dashboard entirely when in combat.
    • Group buffs show in the tooltip who the buffers are.
    • Role information and main tank lists are parsed to be able to know who is a tank. A button, disabled by default, shows whom RBS thinks is a tank based on tank list, spec and roles.
    • You can change the colour and alpha of the window.
  • Tank taunt warnings
    • Warns you when one of your taunts fails (this is what all taunt addons do)
    • Warns you self when other people's taunts to your target fail (again most taunt addons do this)
    • Warns you when someone else taunts your target
    • Warns you when someone else taunts your target which is targeting you
    • Warns you when someone else who is not a tank taunts your target
    • Warns you when someone else targets a mob and taunts that mob which is targeting you
    • Option to only apply to bosses
  • Crowd Control break warnings
    • Warns when a tank breaks CC
    • Warns when a non-tank breaks CC
  • Death warnings - plays a unique sound for each event:
    • Warns when tank dies
    • Warns when melee DPS dies
    • Warns when ranged DPS dies
    • Warns when healer dies
  • Food Raid Warning Announce
    • Feast/Banquet, with bonus stat info
    • Noodle Carts
    • Refreshment Table
    • Soul Well
    • Repair Bot
    • Mailbox
    • Blingtron
    • Mage Portals

Tank warnings

This feature warns you about people taunting your target. It has different warnings according to who taunts; taunts, ninja taunts (someone taunting your target you are tanking), your taunt fails, other people's taunt fails and when a non-tank taunts your target. Ninja taunts are when the mob is targeting you which, in theory, means you are tanking it. It might be changed to take into account threat but so far it seems reliable without that.

The most interesting feature is that it can even tell you about mobs being taunted off you which you are not even targeting.

How to use it

When you join a party or raid the dashboard main window will open. (Alternatively click on the mini-map icon to toggle the dashboard open and closed). It will automatically know what to check for. If you want to disable a check then click the icon representing that spell. Click again to re-enable.

To report to raid or party click '''Trash''' or '''Boss'''. You need to be in a party or in a raid and be the leader or assistant to do this. By default, Trash assumes all buffs except consumables and Boss assumes all buffs. To report only on one buff, Shift-Click on the icon for that buff. To send a whisper to someone missing a buff, Control-Click on the icon for that buff.

It is as simple as that.

To initiate a ready check click '''R''' button.

To view the spec information on people in the raid click the top left menu button. This window can be sorted by any of the columns by clicking on the buttons above the column itself. The spec is gathered as soon as a person is within inspection range and cached for the duration of the raid. Considering you will have to gather up at the start or outside before you begin it is highly likely to have all the info when you need it.

In the top right there is a menu button which opens an options window. In that window you can do things like configure which buffs to check and when and so on.

Raiders in groups 6, 7 and 8 are ignored for buff checking as these groups are often used for substitutes. This is configurable.

Tank List

RBS tries to automatically spot who the tanks are. It does this in two steps. First it looks at the tank list. (Every raid uses a tank list right?) It can use many tank list systems in common use including anything compatible with the Blizzard tank list, oRA, ctra, or xperl. Then it looks at the talents and class of the players on the list to check they could tank.


Passive auras vs static buffs: Why does it prompt players to buff X when I already have aura Y?
By default RBS prompts players to apply static buffs (eg Power Word: Fortitude) when they are available in the raid, even if you already have an equivalent aura (eg Blood Pact). The reason is that despite the equivalent stats, static buffs provide superior reliability in combat - specifically, static buffs like Power Word: Fortitude won't be lost from your character if the warlock providing Blood Pact dies, disconnects or goes out of range during the fight. If you really don't care about this issue and prefer to let your buffers be lazier, you can disable the "Prefer static buffs" option in the addon configuration.


r726 | oscarucb | 2016-01-11 21:09:02 +0000 (Mon, 11 Jan 2016) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/6.2.2 (from /trunk:725)

Tagging as 6.2.2
r725 | oscarucb | 2015-12-15 15:47:02 +0000 (Tue, 15 Dec 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua

localization fix

r724 | oscarucb | 2015-08-27 07:59:02 +0000 (Thu, 27 Aug 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

fix stam scaling on old flasks



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  • #86

    There is no Spell Haste buff to track. And it doesn't track pet's properly. Hunter pets can be used to add a variety of stats, and should be included in the listings. "Hunter can provide this buff with x pet"

    Also (Posted blow):

    "Is there an option to deactivate the whisper "[RBS] Sorry I'm queued for yxz" to someone if he invites me to a group, and I am queued in LFG? Or an option to decide where this special whisper goes to?"

     I love this option! Add it please please please.

  • #87

    RBS focuses on tracking "active" buffs - those a player needs to press a button to apply. Spell haste is an entirely passive aura - you either have it in your comp or you do not. If you're looking for help planning your raid comp around buffs, I highly recommend

    Hunter pet buffs are treated as a last resort, and therefore are also not shown. Every single raid buff can theoretically be provided by some hunter pet, but it's not useful to spam every hunter in the raid to apply every missing buff, as they might not even own the relevant pet and there's no way for the addon to know this information. Furthermore, pet-provided buffs are auto-cast and usually short duration, so even if they're using the relevant pet, there's no point in spamming a hunter to "apply" the buff, as it will happen automatically in combat.

    As noted below, the option you want already exists - starting in 5.4.5, so you can disable the auto-accept feature to prevent the whispers.

  • #84

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for picking up the work on this addon Oscarucb and your efforts so far. Its really an amazing addon that I cant live without. Keep up the good work!

  • #79

    Is there an option to deactivate the whisper "[RBS] Sorry I'm queued for yxz" to someone if he invites me to a group, and I am queued in LFG? Or an option to decide where this special whisper goes to?

    I don't find it useful for the one who invites me, if I ask him to invite me, and he gets such a message. Rather it would be better if this message was going to myself, in fact that I forgot that I'm queued for something, as kind of a last reminder before I accept an invite.

    just my 2cents

  • #82

    Good point - this is changed in 5.4.5, so you can disable the auto-accept feature to prevent the whispers.

    Last edited by oscarucb on 2/6/2013 6:03:13 PM
  • #78

    Would be nice to add the item 86569: Crystal of Insanity. It works like an alternative flask, and it is quite nice for healers and some tanks. It could be okay just to add it to the flask list, or, for better configurability (is this a proper word? Not really well with English), there could be an option, which would force using standart flask / allow using nonstandart.

  • #80

    The crystal of insanity buff is nice for soloing, but it's strictly and greatly inferior to the correct "real" flask for every raiding spec. As such, it's not an acceptable replacement for a flask in any situation that merits one and definitely constitutes a "slacking" raider. This is essentially the same as the "free" Alchemist's Flask of prior expansions, and is rejected for the same reason.

  • #85

    I get your point, but 2 simple objections arise.

    Firstly, again, Stam is never a zero, despite those wise machines like askmrrobot give them 0. When you simcraft yourself, that again doesn`t tell you much about the value of Stam. In your example, Int being 0.6 ans Spi being 0.4, Stam wouldn`t offset the delta, because it would need a 0,2 weight for that, which looks really overestimated (half the value of Spi... never). But when you have the values of Int and Spi closer... But what really matters is the second:

    Secondly, stat weights aren`t any good for big deltas of a stat, especially for healers. If you have 10000 Spi you have one stat weight for it, when you add 500 Spi, it surely slightly decreases. The next 500 Spi will have some other stat weights. Thus, stat weight is a local variable (not in terms of programming, but mathematically) and should be "summed" along the interval. It works like hundreds of little softcaps, after each of them the value decreases. So, if you have the stat weight for Spirit higher, than for Int, it doesn`t mean, that adding 1000 Spi would be really nice, perhaps that is just too much. If Int is already higher, than surely you use Int flask, here no questions.

    Again, if that math sounds just like "he is trying to excuse for his slacking", it would be nice just to have a simple checkbox "allow crystal of insanity" in the menu near the slider of "how much stat on food is ok", being unchecked by default. Ideally that would be a menu, where for each elixir we could choose from 3 radiobuttons - "ok", "slacking", "not acceptable at all", but I guess that is too much work for a non-widely-desired feature.

    P.S. I would like to summarize my words once again - yes, the crystal is in most situations worse, but not enough for it to be of concern of the raid leader. The raider has to understand, whether he can use it, himself, like he should choose between pure Int and pure Spi flask himself.

    Last edited by mednik on 2/7/2013 3:04:29 AM
  • #83

    I'm glad we agree the crystal is never better for dps or tanks (who by the way get 1500 stam from their flask, so it's way off).

    For healers your argument is a tempting rationalization for a player who's cheap, but the math simply doesn't add up if you're serious about min/maxing your toon. It comes down to stat weights - whichever stat (int or spirit) is more heavily weighted for your healer is the one you should be flasking, and will always give a higher overall result with the real flask. Even if your stat weights are very close, say 0.6 intel / 0.4 spirit, that's still 100 more effective stat points from correctly flasking intellect. Anyone who claims their stat weights are exactly 50/50 is probably either ignorant or rationalizing their cheapness.

    Nevertheless, I'll add it as a "slacking" elixir, since that's effectively what it is.

    Last edited by oscarucb on 2/6/2013 6:46:42 PM
  • #81

    Really strange opinion. The alchemist flask is much, much worse, but the crystal is not. A healer on low gear is ok with 1000 Spi flask, a healer with good gear goes for 1000 Int flask, why a medium-geared healer not like 500 Int + 500 Spi? Which gives 500 Stam just for free, making the crystal slightly superior to the ordinary flask. And yes, Stam is very useless for a non-tank, but it is not a zero.

    I`m not so sure about tanks, guess they shouldn`t like it because of different Stam itemization? And the 500 Str+500Agi wouldn`t compensate the loss in Stam.

    For a dps player it`s not acceptable for sure.

    The only problem for a healer is it`s cooldown of 15 min. So it`s going to be used on a run without wipes or on the first 2 attempts before consuming an ordinary flask. "It is free" doesn`t meen "it is bad".

    Again, let`s suppose I want to see raiders with crystal as having an elixir, doesn`t matter if I`m right. Using the button for "has elixir, but slacking" is not a solution - it will tolerate those with their alchemy flask (which gives 2*gem value of stat, which is far, far less). The problem is, that all those alchemy buttons are not customizable.

    Last edited by mednik on 2/6/2013 4:12:21 PM
  • #74

    having issues with being hidden in combat, checked the hide in combat options, unchecked the option, always hides in combat.  also made sure that the same buffs are shwn in combat.  started hapening with one of the recent releases.

    using 5.4.2, r602

  • #77

    Fixed in 5.4.3

  • #72

    Grace of Air is not showing as a buff avaibale for Mastery Buff.....even though my shaman provides it.

  • #76

    Only active buffs are shown on the dashboard, because nobody has to push a button to apply a passive buff.

  • #73
    Quote from preferiti »

    Grace of Air is not showing as a buff avaibale for Mastery Buff.....even though my shaman provides it.

    under reporting there should be a box at the bottom that says "prefer static buffs." it's a new feature.

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