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  • World of Warcraft
  • 526 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.1.0
  • 75,868 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/15/2012
  • Created 01/11/2011
  • 104 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.49

About Rotation Builder

Please do not trust any links to any other versions of this addon. We have seen copies that include malicious code.

As the original author soulwhip discontinued this addon and we simply loved it, we decided to bring it back. There is still a lot of work to be done (you may take a look at the current todo list below)

You can help us with localizations by going there : RotationBuilder Localization page. Be careful when translating phrases from the overview interface : rotations localizations are too big to be shown properly in it. You will have to edit them individually.

Rotation Builder allows you to build rotations dynamically without having to understand the Lua script language. The built rotation then displays the current action and the next action on your screen to tell you what to push next. Actions can be heavily customized with the General, Player, Target, Pet, and Focus tabs. The priority of actions can also be changed dynamically just by clicking the up and down arrows next to the action name in the Action list.

Included Rotations in the latest alpha version:
DRUID 5.0.4 Balance, Feral and Guardian
HUNTER 5.1.0 Beast mastery, Marksmanship and Survival
MAGE 5.0.4 Arcane, Fire and Frost
PALADIN 5.0.4 Protection, Retribution
PRIEST 5.1.0 Shadow
ROGUE 5.0.4 Assassination, Combat and 5.0.4-1 Subtlety
SHAMAN 5.1.0 Enhancement and Elemental
WARLOCK 5.0.4 Affliction, Demonology and Destruction
WARRIOR 5.0.4 Arms, Fury and Protection
DEATHKNIGHT 5.0.4 Blood, Frost and Unholy
MONK 5.1.0 Brewmaster and Windwalker

To load the latest rotation just click on the options tab in the top left and click the LOAD button. The latest version of the rotations will be imported.

TO DO List :

  1. Update every rotations to 5.1.0 and make sure the new level 87 spells and level 90 talents works properly
  2. Add a new column to rotation builder display where we'll put high cool-down spells in a list so that the player know they're available instead of forcing there use on bosses and bosses only. Maybe make those icons flash if rotational conditions are present to alert the player that the spell is ready and is at optimal efficiency while still giving player freedom to use them or not
  3. Fix the current and next actions logic so that they work properly, especially the next action logic
  4. Change the action interface to allow some kind of "parenthesis" and a "not" operator on every single options (it'll probably take a lot of time to make this change since it's akin to re-making the whole add-on, check-boxes will probably be gone)
  5. Make some buff and debuff lists (probably hard-coded so that the user don't have to bother updating them) so that you can use the list name instead of listing every buff or debuff that have similar effects every time you wish to check it.
  6. Make a complete overhaul of the add-on once it's up to date to make it more efficient, use less frame-rate, easier to understand, ...

How to build a rotation:

  1. Open your blizzard key-binds window and scroll down to find Rotation Builders key-binds
  2. For now just bind the Toggle 1 through Toggle 4 to some keys. This will be explained later.
  3. Show the rotation builder window with /rob show or using the mini-map button
  4. Default rotations should be provided for your class under the Rotation Name box in
    the upper left. If there are no rotations then I haven't gotten around to making a default
    one for you yet ;)
  5. You can modify an existing rotation by left clicking on it or creating a new one with the
    create button.
  6. Once you have the rotation selected click the modify button to go into the edit mode.
  7. Once you are in edit mode you can change the rotation name and edit/add/re-arrange Actions.
  8. You need to set the key-bind that selects this rotation by left clicking the key-bind
    button at the top of the window under the rotation name box.
  9. To select a Action just left click the action name in the top right Action list box.
  10. All the options for the selected action are in the three tabs below General,Player,Target
    If you mouse-over each option it will tell you what it does.
  11. Once you are done editing your Actions and Rotation click the Save button.
  12. You can close the rotation window now and to select that rotation hit the button you bound
    in step 8.
  13. At this point you should have two icons displayed from your rotation. The top one is the
    current action and the bottom one is the next action.


  • Q: What are toggles?
    A: Toggles are a way to change your rotation dynamically with a keybind.

    Example: There is a boss fight where if you cleanse yourself you blow up the raid.
    What you can do is put cleanse in your rotation but check the toggle box.
    Set the Toggle to Toggle 1 so the cleanse icon will only show up if Toggle 1
    is turned on. Now when you get to that boss in the raid you can turn off cleanse
    by hitting the key you bound to Toggle 1 in the blizzard keybinds.

  • Q: Why is my Spell X not working?
    A: More than likely you spelled something wrong or blizzard functions arent finding your spell.
    Here is what you can do to see why your action is not showing.

    1. Open the blizzard keybinds and scroll down to find the Rotation Builder keybind
    for Toggle Debug and bind it to a key.
    2. Now edit your rotation and click on the General tab of the action that is not working.
    3. Click the Debug check box on the far right for that action.
    4. Save the rotation.
    5. Turn on debug with the key you bound in step 1. You will see a DEBUG ON message in chat.
    6. Go through your rotation until you hit your action that is not working.
    7. The chat window will spam why the action is not displaying.
    8. For example. If it says NOT showing A: youractionname S: spellname because its out of
    range then that means you are checking range but you shouldn't be on self buffs.
  • Q: Debug says X does not have buffs or debuffs?
    A: The buff and debuff name matching can be a pain, try using the spell name first. If the spell name isnt matching to the buff you can turn on your combat log to get the actual spellID to use instead.

  • Q: How do I get rid of an existing rotation so I can import a rotation with the same name?
    A: You have two options:
    1. Delete the rotation with the same name.
    2. Modify the rotation blocking the import.
    Rename the rotation to something else.
    Click Save.
    Delete the old copy of the rotation.
    Reclick Import or reclick the LOAD button.

  • Q: Why is the next action showing spells ready when they are not ready?
    A: The next action prediction logic ignores power type checks such as mana, energy ,rage by default. This gives you the option to show what is coming up regardless if you have the power to cast it. If you don't like to see next actions when you dont have the power to cast them you can specify a power requirement on the action in the player tab and the action will no longer show up in the next action if you dont meet the specified power.

r50 | pelerinage | 2012-12-15 10:35:41 +0000 (Sat, 15 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /tags/1.49

TortoiseSVN auto commit: changed externals to fixed revision.
r49 | pelerinage | 2012-12-15 10:35:32 +0000 (Sat, 15 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/1.49 (from /trunk:48)

TAGGED as RotationBuilder release version 1.49
r48 | tylorcaptain | 2012-12-15 09:55:47 +0000 (Sat, 15 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua

- Fixed the error that occured since the last update caused by the "not a spell" option
r47 | tylorcaptain | 2012-12-12 17:01:41 +0000 (Wed, 12 Dec 2012) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Readme.txt
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.xml
   M /trunk/localization/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/localization/frFR.lua

- Brought back the main hand and off hand weapon enchantements check, it should work properly with shaman imbue or rogue poisons, as well as with some other things such as wizard oils or sharpening stones
- Improved the "Not a spell" option so that mages can finally use the "Mana Gem" conjured item in rotation builder
- Made some changes to shaman totem checks to allow for empty active and inactive input boxes. If no name or id is putted into those boxes, it will check if there is an active totem or if there is no active totem
- Added a new "Blood Tap" check bellow the runes check in the player tab to check for depleted runes allowing the use of the death knight "Blood Tap" talent
r46 | pelerinage | 2012-12-09 19:18:15 +0000 (Sun, 09 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Bindings.xml
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua
   M /trunk/localization/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/localization/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/utils/ImportExportUtils.lua

Add message when switching rotation and when enable/disable toggles with keybinds.
r45 | tylorcaptain | 2012-12-08 15:41:34 +0000 (Sat, 08 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Readme.txt
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.toc
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder_dev.toc
   M /trunk/localization/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/localization/frFR.lua
   A /trunk/rotations/DefaultPriestRotations.lua

- Updated priest rotation to 5.1.0
r44 | pelerinage | 2012-12-08 15:11:50 +0000 (Sat, 08 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/RBConstants.lua
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.toc
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.xml
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder_dev.toc
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultDruidRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultHunterRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultMonkRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultRogueRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultShamanRotations.lua
   M /trunk/utils/ImportExportUtils.lua
   M /trunk/utils/RotationBuilderUtils.lua

Upgrade localization management to avoid error when a localization is missing for a key.
r43 | tylorcaptain | 2012-12-08 12:32:46 +0000 (Sat, 08 Dec 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /trunk/rotations/DefaultHunterRotations.lua

- Actually updated hunter rotations (it seems it wasn't updated with the previous update as it should have)
r42 | tylorcaptain | 2012-12-08 12:30:20 +0000 (Sat, 08 Dec 2012) | 12 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Readme.txt
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.lua
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.toc
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.xml
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder_dev.toc
   M /trunk/localization/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/localization/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultMonkRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultShamanRotations.lua

- Updated TOC to 5.1.0
- Removed the interrupt casting option in the player tab as it's been made into the default behavior since the beginning of MoP, the choice is left to the player whether to interrupt their own spell to use another one or not
- Gave up on the range change, it's currently impossible to get the actual range to the target
- Also gave up on the mob count change because we can't limit it by range
- Removed the mob count option for this reason, it was deactivated at the beginning of MoP for causing severe latency issues
- Removed both main hand and off hand enchant check as they where not working, only shamans have any use for those (I will bring them back once they've been fixed)
- Fixed some graphic errors in the player tab that appeared with patch 5.1
- Added a new spellsteal option in the target tab for mages
- Added a new dispell magic buff option in the target tab for classes that can dispell ennemies magic buff
- Updated monk rotations to 5.1.0
- Updated shaman rotations to 5.1.0, also made sure the change that turned totems into spells is not causing problems
- Updated hunter rotations to 5.1.0
r41 | tylorcaptain | 2012-11-12 11:17:44 +0000 (Mon, 12 Nov 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder.toc
   M /trunk/RotationBuilder_dev.toc
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultMonkRotations.lua
   M /trunk/rotations/DefaultShamanRotations.lua

- Fixed new shaman and monk default rotations not loading

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  • #108
    how come the cooldowns dont have a count down on them? when i use lay on hands or GoAK the icon just stays the same, is it suppose to be like this ?
  • #109
    There are 2 parts to answering this.
    1. I'll fix the first problem in 1.42.
    2. Lay on Hands is different than GoAK. After you LoH you cause Forbearance which changes the spell state of LoH to unusable. Not just out of mana or on cooldown but flags it unusable. So the code doesn't even check for a cooldown on unusable spells.
  • #106
    ANyway to specify stacks of a buff? so:

    "Has Buff: SLAYERx10" or something?
  • #107
  • #103
    is it possible to show up pummel in the rotation to interrupt any spell not a specific one i have to define? i have tried to add "*" to the list didnt work for me.
  • #105
    I'll add it to 1.41
  • #118
    What might be nice is an interupte all except list.
    For example if my list had:

    Release Aberrations

    it could interupte everything except Release Aberrations
  • #102
    Can I somehow have a focus target in my rotation? I would like to track dots on my focus target so I know when to reapply them.
  • #104
    I'll add it to 1.41
  • #100
    How do i move the rotation around my ui. Cant seem to find any options that allows me to move it freely
  • #101
    The options tab has a lock option in the middle. Click it off to move the icons around.
  • #98
    Frostfire Orb/Flame Orb seems to be missing.. is there a way to fix this?
    Thx for a great addon btw.
  • #99
    Yes, I will update the default mage rotations in v1.37 to simulationcraft 4.2 rotations which has flame orb in it. You will be able to load them with the load button in the options tab.

    v1.37 is going to take a few days because I'm adding a feature for the way interrupt lists are maintained.
  • #95
    Love the addon.

    Pressing my interupt when a cast bar shows up is simple enough, but to be complete, is there a better way to put in a list of spells to make the interupte show in the rotation?

    Maybe keep a list of spells I interupt, then let me add some/all of those to the list?
  • #96
    Yeah... I'll start working on that. My interrupt list is getting messy between different actions.
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