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RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 1,257,104 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/07/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.102
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About RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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RSA, Raeli's Spell Announcer, by Raeli of Arathor-EU (Now Maintained by Jenneth), is an addon that aims to help players with the announcement of certain spells, as well as reminding you of important missing buffs. For example, it can detect when you cast Divine Protection, and it will send a message like so:
Divine Protection Example
As you can see, it can announce when it first is cast, and then again when it ends, not only that, but you can customise the messages that are sent.

Type /rsa in game to open in game configuration, or access it through the Blizzard Interface panel.

Spell Announcements

There is the ability to create custom message announcements, you can use certain tags to say what the target is and so on:

  • [SPELL] will be replaced with the name of the spell
  • [LINK] will be replaced by a clickable spell link of the spell cast
  • [TARGET] will be replaced with the target of the spell (only works with spells that can be put on targets other than yourself)
  • [AMOUNT] will be replaced with the amount of damage or healing done (only applicable to certain spells)
  • [MISSTYPE] will be replaced with the type of spell miss (Such as Miss, Immune, Resist again, only available to certain spells)
  • [AURA] will be replaced with the buff or debuff that is removed by dispels
  • [AURALINK] will be replaced with a clickable spell link of the buff or debuff that is removed by dispels
  • [TARCAST] will be replaced by the spell that you have just interrupted
  • [TARLINK] will be replaced by a clickable spell link of the spell that you have just interrupted

Some of these are only usable for certain spells, each spell lists what is available for you to use in game.

If you want to use a percent sign in your message you need to type it twice: %% to allow it to show, else you will receive errors.

If you leave a Start or End message empty, it will simply not announce that part. So if you only want, to say, announce when Divine Protection ends, you leave the Start message empty, and only have an End message set.

You can set where to announce spells:

  • Local - This sends messages to your own chat window, or the raid warning frame or both depending on your setting
  • Raid - Sends a message to the raid chat, if you are in a raid.
  • Party - Sends a message to the party chat, if you are in a party.
  • Smart Party - Sends a message to either instance chat, raid chat or party chat, depending on group size and location.
  • Say
  • Yell
  • Whisper - only when the target it someone else than yourself.
  • Custom Channel - You can send it to a custom channel, like, say, your healing channel. This option is now unique for each spell, so you can send different spell announcements to different places.
  • You can disable Raid/Party/Say/Custom Channel announcements while you have PvP active, if you are Ungrouped, or if you are not in an instance. Whispers and Local messages will always announce if checked.

Buff Reminder Options

You can set what spell you want to track. You can also:

  • Disable reminding while you have PvP active
  • Enable or disable reminding in your primary or secondary specs
  • Set how often you want to be reminded
  • Set where you want the announcements to be sent (local only - visible only to yourself)

r282 | jenneth | 2015-11-07 23:05:22 +0000 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v3.102 (from /trunk:281)

Tagging as v3.102
r281 | jenneth | 2015-11-07 23:03:01 +0000 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Fixed issue with spamming in Ashran. RSA now recognizes queued Ashran, Tol Barad, Wintergrasp, etc. as Battlegrounds, and only announces to them if Battlegrounds is checked in the options. (Ticket 304). The individual setting for Tol Barad has been removed.
r280 | jenneth | 2015-10-27 20:04:40 +0000 (Tue, 27 Oct 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

Trying to get the CurseForge packager to wake up...
r279 | jenneth | 2015-10-27 19:53:57 +0000 (Tue, 27 Oct 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/DeathKnight.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Paladin/Paladin.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(DK) Added Anti-Magic Zone (Ticket 303), converted remaining class specific spells to the new core, except the exceptions. Updated version number.
r278 | jenneth | 2015-08-29 20:56:39 +0000 (Sat, 29 Aug 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Add Fae Silence announcement also for bosses. Bosses appear to generate only interrupt messages, which in turn aren't generated at all by normal mobs. (Ticket 302)


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  • #1205

    Any chance you could add Binding Shot to the hunter profile please? :)
    Even an announcement on successful spell cast would be nice.

  • #1204

    Having problem with Grounding Totem. Whenever I use it with RSA active I get spammy message that Grounding totem absorbed Grounding totem for Amount "BUFF" of Grounding totem. Pretty wierd :)

  • #1200

    Hey, having an issue where nothing is announcing? Nothing at all, kicks, Missdirect to pet/player etc.

    It's set up correctly to announce to the right locations and be useable in world it just doesn't work. Tred on both Paladin and Hunter. general settings. Example of a spell.

  • #1201

    Try unchecking "Smart Say/Yell" and see what happens. If you have that option checked, you only announce in /say or /yell if you are grouped with other people.

  • #1199


    I have a problem. Im playing a fury warrior and when I use Demoralizing Banner/Skull Banner it is not displayed. And if I use Mocking Banner it displyed. Also it says my def CD's but not everything. For example: Pummel. It would be important for my friends to see who interrupted.

  • #1188

    Hey all. I have quite the curious problem. I tried out RSA, did not really like it, since it's mostly useless for the content I do so I uninstalled it.

    The Thing is, I kept spamming all my Interrupts and Misdirects and Shield Walls, etc.. Since I planned on remaking my UI anyway, i just cleared the Cache, WTF and Interface folder and set up a new UI, without RSA. And the first Raid I go to, once again, every Interrupt Shield Block etc. is announced. 

    Does anybody know how to fix this? I'm really confused, as to how the Addon still seems to be doing things, although completely removed.

  • #1202

    I have the same issue .... I am seriously irritated with my priest, RSA insists (I am pretty sure it is RSA) on spamming /w Body and Soul has been cast on you Meep Meep (or whatever).....

    I have tweaked all settings to disable this /w to no avail. Like u I have uninstalled the addon... manually and also with curse client. Even with RSA gone from Addon folder I am still spamming players with my /w Body and Soul .... this is really beginning to #iss me off. Did you find a fix for the issue? I have searched my other addons to see if there is a cheeky addon mimicking RSA but there is nothing obvious....

    Last edited by wasouthern on 12/25/2015 9:13:19 AM
  • #1203


    As Jenneth says though - if you uninstall RSA, that is, remove it from your interface folder, or use the curse client to uninstall it, then there is simply no possible way that RSA can be announcing anything. Another easy thing you can do is simply check at the character select screen and disable RSA in the addons menu.

  • #1191

    There is no way for an addon to do anything, if it is completely removed. Sounds like you didn't remove it.

    If you installed the addon using the Curse client, please contact the Curse client support for help on how to use the Curse client to remove addons.

    If you installed the addon manually, just delete the RSA folders from your World of Warcarft\Interface\Addons folder and restart the game. The manual uninstallation doesn't work if you use Curse client to manage your addons, as Curse client will detect the missing addon and reinstall it right away, unless you remove the addon from your Curse client as well.

  • #1185

    Addon is spamming in Ashran, I set up smart group and disable in pvp : ( please help!

  • #1190

    Thanks very much for reporting this!

    The latest release recognizes the Ashran battle as a battleground, and RSA now announces in Ashran only if Battlegrounds have been checked in the general options.

  • #1187

    Same problem here, unchecked the option to enable in pvp but it still announces. Had to disable the addon entirely to prevent this.

  • #1184

    Not a big issue, but Rogue's Tricks of the Trade no longer has a damage component. By default the addon will whisper how much damage was generated.

  • #1192

    Thanks for reporting this! This has been fixed in the latest release.

  • #1182

    Druid's Glyph'd faerie fire is a 3 second silence. Any way to get that in?

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