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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 01/06/2015
  • Created 07/05/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Rewatch 60003
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About Rewatch



Rewatch is an addon to help you monitor your healing-over-time (HoT) spells as a druid. There's an easy main window which you can move around, which will contain six bars for every target; a healthbar, energy-/rage-/manabar, lifebloom bar, rejuvenation bar, regrowth bar and a wild growth bar. Simply click a spell bar to cast that spell on that specific player and watch the clicked bar channel down as the corresponding HoT spell runs out.

Party- and raidhealing has never been so easy!

Important notes


Just extract this entire folder to your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/ folder and run the game. By default, this AddOn will be enabled on every character. No need to disable it for your non-druid classes by the way; it will not load on these characters so you won't have to bother about that.



After installing the AddOn, all you will need to do is launch the game and log in to your druid character. You will notice the Rewatch frame in the middle of your screen. The odds are small you want the AddOn to be placed here - just move it to it's new location by click&dragging the entire frame to the desired location; there's a small bar at the bottom of the frame that is left blank so you can always use that to drag it around.

Adding and removing players

Players are automatically added to the list once you group with them, and will also be automatically removed if one of them (or you) leaves. If there's a player in the list you don't want to have in there anymore, simply right-click his/her healthbar and click '''Remove player''' to remove the player. By doing this, however, you will automatically turn off the auto-adjust to group feature to prevent the removed player from popping back up again. You can turn this feature back on in the options menu, or typing '''/rewatch autogroup 1'''.

Manually adding players is allowed through the '''/rewatch add [_target||<name>]''' command. Erh, that means, typing '''/rewatch add''' will try to add your current target, or you can specify a name using '''/rewatch add namehere'''. If you're persistent and want to add someone that doesn't exist, you can, just add the word '''always''' after the name of the player you specified. To quickly add pets, right-click their owner's HP bar and click '''Add his/her pet'''.

Casting heals

  • If you wish to target a player from your list, left-click on his/her healthbar.
  • To cast or refresh his/her Lifebloom, simply click on the Lifebloom bar, which is the top one. Same goes for Rejuvenation, Regrowth and Wild Growth, just click the bar! They are listed in that order. You'll see the clicked bar channel down as this player's corresponding HoT spell runs out.
  • The first small button to the bottom left of a player frame is the Swiftmend button; just click it to cast a Swiftmend on that player.
  • If the player is cursed or poisoned, the Remove Corruption / Nature's Cure button will fade-in next to the Swiftmend button. Simply click it to cure your pal! When you specced for it, magic debuffs also trigger this.
  • Then we have Ironbark as button, click it to give that player a little extra protection. It's not a healing spell but it's damn useful!
  • And for those that want to use Healing Touch or Wild Mushroom, those are also available as buttons.
  • For every casted spell: rightclick or click with a modifier (shift, ctrl, alt) pops Nature's Swiftness along with the heal for some instant recovery!
  • On the Rejuvenation bar, this will cast Genesis for you instead.

All of the important spells, right at a single click away. Told you it was easy!

For those that prefer mouse-over macro's, these work on the Rewatch player frames as well. Just mouse-over the playerframe of the player you want to heal, and hit the keybind to your mouse-over macro. You can find these macro's here: I definitely recommend using this!


You can adjust the AddOn to fit your needs in the options menu, accessible through the command '''/rewatch options''' or '''Esc > Interface > AddOns > Rewatch'''. Note that these options are not processed live; you will have to click '''Okay''' to save and confirm changes before they have effect. That means if you click '''Cancel''', all options will revert back. Exception to this are the bars- and framecolors, these are directly processed and have no undo feature.

Did you know?!

  • Did you know you can shift-click on a dead player's HP bar to rez him? Automatically choses CR in combat and a normal rez when out of combat!
  • Alt-click will cast Nature's Cure for some quick cleansing.
  • The cooldown of CR is displayed on the Wild Mushroom button. Nature's Swiftness cooldown is displayed on the Healing Touch button.
  • Rightclick the HP bar for some extra options: to remove this player, add his/her pet, or highlight for a quick view.
  • The command '''/rewatch sort''' re-organises your frames, sometimes it's messed up after a few replacements in the raid.
  • If you use commandline commands much, you can save yourself some typing by using '''/rew''' instead of '''/rewatch'''!
  • Only using Rewatch for the tanks? You can disable the auto-group feature and then write a macro to add the tanks you know by '''/rewatch add tankname''' - if the tank's not in your group they won't be added.
  • Different frame control; Forced height. You can use '''/rewatch forcedHeight [number]''' to define the height instead of the 'Number of frames' width!
  • Limit the total number of frames in your Rewatch frame by using '''/rewatch maxPlayers [number]'''.
  • Rightclick, shift-click, ctrl-click or alt-click a spellbar or -button to cast Nature's Swiftness in addition to the spell.
  • Rightclick the main Rewatch frame to (un)lock it.
  • Try some preset layouts using '''/rewatch layout'''.
  • In the Highlighting options, add some aura's you need to be careful of. I'll fill this list myself over time by raiding, please feel free to contribute!
  • Change the alt, shift and ctrl-click modifier macro's on the HP bar in the options to anything you'd like! (by default (in order) Nature's Cure, (Combat) Rez and Innervate)



Q: Where is the Rewatch AddOn? I can't find it!

A: Check if you have extracted it in the World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns folder. If it still won't show up, make sure you log on your druid! ;)

Q: Where can I adjust some settings?

It's in the general WoW settings, Esc > Interface > AddOns > Rewatch.

Q: Rewatch looks strange, how can I reset it to it's defaults?

A: You can use the options menu to set it to it's default, but this won't likely solve your issue. You've probably updated from a previous version and forgot to remove some old configuration files. Exit WoW, delete all World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/'''accountname'''/SavedVariables/Rewatch.* files and load up WoW again. That should do it.


Q: Why do I get an error when trying to re-sort the list in the WoW UI panel?

A: This error occurs if you disabled the auto-adjust to group feature. Resorting is actually just a clear, and then puts all grouped players back in a correct order. But this cannot be performed since you didn't allow the AddOn to adjust to the group! So make sure this feature is enabled before hitting the button. If you're in the WoW UI, make sure you clicked the '''Done''' button when changing the checkbox, because else the new check state will not be saved. Also, typing '''/rewatch autogroup 1''' will re-enable it.

Q: It doesn't automatically put players on my Rewatch list anymore! Why?

A: Because you told Rewatch you don't want it to. You probably removed a player from the list by right-clicking his/her healthbar and clicking '''Remove player''', which automatically turns the auto-update feature of Rewatch off. Since if it wouldn't, then Rewatch will sooner or later detect this player in your party but not in the list, and will add it again. Turn the auto-update feature back on in the rewatch options menu, or through '''/rewatch autogroup 1'''.


Written by Coen van der Wel, main character Dezine on Argent Dawn, Europe.

Special thanks: - Bobn64 for his maintenance on this AddOn while I was gone! - SJSlane for the support and testing with WoD!

Localizations: - Hee-seon (Korean) - Thomas Friedrich (German) - Didier ''Silvio'' Carmin (French) - Jkon @ Tyrande (Spanish) - alkiviad (Russian)


Last version

Last version: 60003 at 2015-01-07 Bugs or suggestions can be posted to the Rewatch addon page at

Changelog 60003
  • Fixed mana/rage/energy bar colouring
  • Small fix in the incoming-heal-bar height
  • Change ruRU localization encoding to UTF-8 without BOM (should fix Rewatch for Russian clients, now!)
  • Border size fix, now it finally aligns properly!
  • Background transparency fix, it's now solid when you want it to be!
  • Fix incoming heals display
  • Changed dead and out-of-range display of players
  • Fixed Germination support, added a small bar inside the Reju bar to track it!
  • Changed frame positioning, so Germination bar is properly shown and does not hide between the Reju bar
  • Default Health bar colour changed
  • Default frame background colour changed
  • Now made health bar colouring with health deficiency scaling rather than fixed colours
  • Changes mana bar to be 20% of the Healthbar height (used to be 4 pixels default)
  • Override for "mana-blue" colour in the mana bar
  • Removed strata tampering so it should no longer appear above WoW dialog boxes
  • Some performance changes, there were some local variables sneaked in that could cause creeping memory issues
  • More performance changes, now only calling GetIncomingHeals once (down from twice) with a player update
  • Small fix where the presets in the Rewatch interface option menu could not set to Compact
  • Extended slider range in various Rewatch settings to 300 (up from 150)
  • Added Russion localization!
  • Colour for incoming heals is slightly better visible
  • Fixed a few defaults
  • Fixed where highlighting Clearcasting also procs from other druids in your group
  • Fixed refreshing of Lifebloom by Regrowth/Healing Touch
  • Changed the entire way combat lockdown is checked and re-wrote the mechanism to refresh the frames
  • Prevented AI party members from generating errors during the Proving Grounds
  • Changed the default layout to Minimal (now called Normal), the Compact is renamed back to Compact
  • Altered margins and borders slightly, again
  • Added a method to change layout presets; /rew layout (normal|compact|classic)
  • Changed default colours of de Lifebloom and Rejuvenation bars
  • Clearcasting now turns all Regrowth buttons white as highlighting, instead of the full frame
  • Fixed an issue when adding players to the frame while in combat
  • Removed preset layout popup
  • Added preset layout buttons to the Advanced options window
  • Changed the default layout to Compact (now called Normal), the original default is now called Classic
  • Replace Nourish button with Wild Mushroom button
  • Removed Lifebloom stacking mechanism and options
  • Added Rejuvenation stacking mechanism and options (NOT YET TESTED - I'M STILL 90 LOL)
  • Clearcasting now colours the Rewatch frame GREEN as indication
  • Fiddled with the layout margins and borders a little bit
  • Coloring player names with class colors, removed class sidebar
  • Frame shadow which will color with aggro, moving from the player names color
  • Chat messages from Rewatch are now in white, to avoid confusion with raid chat
  • Added player role icons to the HP bar
  • Predicted heals can now be turned off with an option
  • Fixed a bug where the cooldowns were not displayed correctly on the buttons (e.g. Swiftmend would use GCD, while it's on a larger cooldown)
  • Added a popup windows on first load ('setup') to give a shortcut to display modes Minimalist and Compact presets
  • Changed highlight texture on bars to be more fancy
  • Fixed hard-coded cooldown duration values, still a few remained
  • Defaults the Alt-click macro to Nature's Cure, so alt-clicking a frame will cleanse that player
  • Added shift-click, ctrl-click, alt-click and right-click modifier to the Rejuvenation bar, which will cast Genesis (on ALL party or raidmembers with Rejuvenation ofc!)
  • Fixed Genesis' effect on Rejuvenation bars
  • Fixed a little Lua error bug
  • Updated LOC file for new WoW patch
  • Corrected spam to default chat channel whenever group composition changed
  • Frames should no longer autosort when the autosort option is set to 0/off
  • Corrected issue where ironbark/barkskin button's cooldown could be triggered by other druids using ironbark/barkskin
  • Added highlighting of incoming heals on all rewatch health bars
    • There is currently no option to turn this function off, but I intend to include it in some future release

Full changelog

You can see the full changelog at


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  • #333
    The sort mechanic actually removes all the 'working' frames with me. Another problem is that it also will randomly stop tracking the HoTs on all boxes, so I have to relog. Reloading UI does not fix this. But, I'm fine with it, since a relog is quick and painless. I'm actually using the 3.2 version on a 3.2.2 server. I know this means no fixes, but meh, what can you do?
  • #319
    Thanks for the swift reply! I will do all that this evening when I get home from work (just on my way out the door right now). Thank you again!
  • #316
    Oh I forgot one finial problem I have been experiencing, although this one happens rarely and is (usually) easily solved with /console reloadui. I will occasionally get duplicate boxes for some or all members of my party/raid. It seems to be random, and it doesn't always encompass my whole group. These duplicate boxes are completely worthless, as they do not track my HoTs or the player's health, and when I click a bar to cast a spell on the person, it casts the spell on me.

    Thanks again for making such a great mod, and thanks for helping me in advance!
  • #317
    So far, I have also had every single problem you have had. I just found this a few days ago, and I also find it hard to heal without it. I don't even use my action buttons except for 'ohcrap' buttons anymore, so when this fails, or does the frame doubling, I am completely out of the healing.
  • #315
    Hi! I love this addon, but since 3.3, I have been having ALL sorts of problems with it. About half the time I load WoW, the mod doesn't load. At all. Using the Sort List or the Clear List options do nothing, and using /console reloadui also does nothing. I generally have to log out (or exit) and then log back in to get it to work. And it doesn't always work the first log out (or exit).

    An even bigger problem, because it is MUCH more frequent and I can't seem to find any work around most of the time, is that the mod shows up, and works, except that the bars indicating the amount of time a HoT has left do not show. I can click the Rejuv bar to cast Rejuv (for instance) and the spell gets cast on the right person, but the bar stays empty, like I had not cast the spell at all. There is no countdown number or colored bar that decreases to indicate that my spell is still on the person and ticking.

    This problem does not happen all the time, and sometimes is fixed by logging in or out (using the in-game reset options and /console reloadui never have an positive outcome), but often the mod will go days without showing the countdown bars, and then will suddenly start working again, with no changes to my ui or any input by me. Just BAM it doesn't work and then days later BAM it does.

    Any help would be appriciated, as I find it very difficult to heal effectively without this mod. It is just too awesome to live without.
  • #314
    Merry Christmas, and thanks again for this wonderful addon.
    I think it's already mentioned, but adding a way to show raid target icons (or their color?) would be great!
    It would make the Anub encounter on 25 heroic much easier -- now I use a second pair of raid frames to show the marks...argghh.
  • #312
    This may have already been addressed but I could not find it. I love this addon, however, the timers are horribly off for me. I remember reading that it calculates for your lag time or something like that. But, my timers are constantly off by 5 or 6 seconds causing me to overheal and be mana inefficent. Is there any way to make the timers count off the full duration of the HoT. Thanks.
  • #313
    The bars should last for your full HoT duration. I think you may not have selected the proper configuration options (talents, glyphs). Check out "/rewatch options" and see if all settings are correct! :)
  • #309
    I love this addon. So simple, so nearly perfect. I only wish it could cover buff casting/monitoring and a way to do tranquility from it (but maybe I'm just lazy :P). I looked at addons like healbot and this one by far looks the best and simplest to use...and in close moments that is what matters.

    Is there a way to have the player frames snap into place during combat as well?

    Awesome job with this addon :D
  • #310
    Haha, thanks for your reply!

    Sorry, Tranquility isn't there on purpose. It's been in there, with GotW and Innervate and such, but I deliberately chose to drop those since I prefer leaving that functionality to specific toolbar addons (Bartender).

    The only kind of buff monitoring I have is the "/rew check", which checks Thorns and MotW buffs on your raid. I hardly use it myself though, I stack up on reagents and toss a GoTW on every raidcheck ^_^

    I'd love to have frames snap in combat, but unfortunately WoW does not allow me moving frames from an Addon at that time. This is to prevent cases where you could automatize gameplay. Of course we know that this snapping is nowhere near botting, but we'll have to cope with the line Blizzard drew, I'm afraid. :D
  • #308
    Let me say that this is the only must have add-on I use; all of the rest are for aesthetic or extra utility purposes. When Rewatch doesn't work, I go a little crazy. I love the simple, easy to use interface that puts just about every piece of information a resto druid needs. I've used it in raids of all sizes.

    For version number, you could always link to the 3.3-1, 3.3-2, etc. Then it can easily be identified by the patch and your revision in the patch. Another way would be to link it to the date of release, 09.1209.

    I'm not completely familiar with lua, but I'm trying to learn. I have a couple of ideas/requests/suggestions for feature modifications. I don't know how to make them myself or I would send you code snippets to implement.

    1 - Allow for frame scaling instead of adjusting bar width and trying to guess at whether the buttons will line up.
    2 - Have an option to enable the Nature's Swiftness cooldown to show on the Healing Touch icon. If the only way to do that would be to replace the HT icon with the NS icon, other people might not be so keen on that idea. It's nice knowing when the cool down is up for those Oh S...! moments.
    3 - Adding the option to select colors for the highlighting. An example would be the Incinerate Flesh and Legion Flames in the Jaraxxus fight. Having both highlight red isn't effective, but if we could choose a color that would be helpful. A possible implementation would be to increase the number of input boxes to 2 or 3, where each of those input boxes used a different highlight color. In 10 man raids, it's no big deal, but sometimes in 25 man raids it's hard to find the toon in peril.

    Obviously, you make no to little money off of the add-on and invest your time in making it work, so I thank you and do not expect you to jump on any suggestion immediately. But, if you are bored one day and feel the urge to code, I hope you'll give my ideas some consideration.
  • #311
    Thank you for your considerate reply! It's a shame a lot of people miss that last point you make. Luckily I have those urges you mention quite often, unfortunately I have also many projects to spend it on, haha.

    Although my version numbers are messed up, I don't think I should change them for revision management sake.

    1 - A very valid point you make here. Never thought of it, but it's actually very silly to be adjusting width rather than scale. Splitting this up into an x-scale and y-scale would allow for all the combinations one'd desire.
    2 - Another great idea, I think I actually had this in a previous version but it got lost in a major code revise along the way.
    3 - Hmm yeah, I don't do 25-mans much but like on Saurfang this one-colour highlighting can be pretty annoying. Efficiency-wise I'll need to investigate what the effect will be for keeping multiple lists, but I think it will be neglectable.

    Hope I get the time to throw in these suggestions soon! Good ideas always make my hands tingle ;) Thanks again!
  • #307
    hint: 1 number, incremental :) volounteer Moderator

  • #306
    Sorry, hotfix for the RRJ glyph support!

    I need some smarter way of managing version numbers, cuz this 5.2.9 is getting silly. Anyways, should be up on Curse soon! Have fun!
  • #303
    Just want to say, that while I know this isn't the most popular addon on Curse, I consider it about a must-have for my healing, and recommend it to any other druid healer I come across. The ability to keep track of my hots is absolutely invaluable, and the click-to-cast functionality really helps an Oprah Winfrey healing style. (You get a HoT! And you get a HoT! Everyone gets a new HoT!!!)
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