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RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,894 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 988,353 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/01/2014
  • Created 12/01/2009
  • 725 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v.2900
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About RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

Requests, Bugs & Known issues

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Warlords of Draenor beta

For the beta version of RSA, please go to
Please report the bugs you encounter in RSA WOD at and mention which RSA version you're using.


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)

r234 | jenneth | 2014-01-02 04:54:42 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v.2900 (from /trunk:233)

Tagging as v.2900
r233 | jenneth | 2014-01-02 02:13:56 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Mage) Adding Remove Curse (ticket 258), converted spells to the new core.
r232 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 18:51:41 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua

(Priest) Adding Angelic Bulwark (ticket 261)
r231 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 17:45:09 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua

(Hunter) Removing unnecessary target parameter from Ancient Hysteria.
r230 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 17:36:42 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua

(Druid) Adding Mighty Bash (ticket 125), converting some druid spells to the new core, (Hunter) possible fix for Ancient Hysteria (ticket 226)
r229 | jenneth | 2013-12-30 16:38:48 +0000 (Mon, 30 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/DeathKnight.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.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/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Paladin/Paladin.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(General) Add yell as an option for announcements (ticket 17), needs testing
r228 | jenneth | 2013-12-30 02:07:56 +0000 (Mon, 30 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(General) Adding repair bots ticket 264
r227 | jenneth | 2013-12-28 22:27:39 +0000 (Sat, 28 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua

(Warlock) Converted most spells to the unified core, added Dark Bargain and Unending Resolve and fixed bugs in Soulstone, Spell Lock and Optical Blast.
r226 | jenneth | 2013-12-08 19:04:46 +0000 (Sun, 08 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua

(Monk) Possible fix for Spear Hand Strike. (Thanks to Dridzt)
r225 | jenneth | 2013-12-08 18:51:42 +0000 (Sun, 08 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

(Dwarf) Fixing stoneform.
r224 | jenneth | 2013-11-24 16:48:04 +0000 (Sun, 24 Nov 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Adding Heart of the Wild, fixing a typo in localization texts


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  • #1129

    Constantly telling me that my Spear Hand Strike was resisted on a successful interrupt >.>

  • #1128

    I'm having issues with getting a hunter's Deterrence to announce in say chat.  I've tried every option available, but nothing is making it work.  I have Distracting Shot set up to announce in say chat and that works fine.  Any help?  Thanks.

  • #1127

    Just got back to WoW after a while off. For some reason now my RSA is not annoucning when I'm in a party (/p). The instance (/i) annouces are working fine. 

    Any thoughts on how to remedy this?

  • #1125

    After some testing it is Tranquil Grip causing RSA to fail to announce. It still functions if you only have Glyph of Death Grip on.

    Combat logs showing Death Grip w/ Tranq Grip's spellID as 49576, which is in the Dk.lua as death grip. Should be working >_<

    Also, could you add Gorefiend's Grasp?

     EDIT: I've fixed Death Grip and Added Gorefiend's, I moved Death Grip into the SUCCESSFUL_CAST instead of looking for the AURA, because there is no aura with Tranquil Grip, causing RSA to not announce glyphed DG. Changed Death Grip's announces from End to Start, (Otherwise it would always say the resist message on successes, although you could just change the resist message to the success message, but OCD. :D).

    Last edited by darkdeity29 on 5/24/2014 2:40:03 PM
  • #1124

    This has stopped working for me on all of my characters and I am not sure why. I uninstalled it and re downloaded it and still is giving me issues.

    I tested it and can use it out in the world. But in any group it just will not work. Yes I have the boxes checked to work in the correct groups lol

  • #1121

    Have used this in the past so I understand how to configure. However, after installing this addon today there are zero spell announces, regardless of whether I am in the world, lfg, raid etc. No output at all. It appears the addon is broken.

  • #1122

    That's strange. I just tried it last night when fixing a bug in the Monk's Detox message, and didn't have a problem. Are you getting any error messages? Which class are you trying it with?

  • #1123

    I'm  not sure what the problem was, but after reinstalling the addon everything works fine. Probably should've tried that before posting here :/

    Last edited by hohner on 4/13/2014 9:34:55 PM
  • #1120

    Awareness: When changing to a FLEX, phase-out to other servers, RSA "Crash" and basicly gets disabled... didnt get a message but after alot of frustration i found out that it couldnt work proper when character are not on the proper realm.

    Meaning: If my character belongs to Magtheridon and i get a frend invite to Tarren-Mill, then get "Phase-teleported" to his realm, RSA just crash and shutsdown... Another annoying matter.

  • #1119

    Missing MONK - DISARM function in RSA.

    NOTE: Need this quickly to be added, Please copy the Warrior-Disarm Function!!!

    I've tried add it myself with the file configurations but didnt succed very well... just destroyed it all.

    Need an update with Monk RSA abilities

    1. DISARM
      (Grapple weapon) "%T are Unarmed" > "%T is Armed Again!"

    2. LEG Sweep + Charging Ox Wave
      (Talents) Single Stun + AoE Stun   "I've got you"   "Are you all abit dizzy?"

    3. Ring of Peace     @@"Now be silent!" message...

    4. Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger     @@(Need an Summon Announcer).

    5. PARALYSIS     @@(CC) Announcer when and who its used on.

    6. Summon Black Ox Statue    @@ (When summoned, or destroyed).


    Please can you get this sorted quickly and in just a weeks time if possible please!

    Last edited by Queenz on 3/31/2014 3:52:19 PM
  • #1118

    When I have my Succubus out in a BG, and it casts "Seduction" it would spam the Default message when it mind controls someone and then again when it wears off. I tried to disable the message, but it still happens.


    Having the same issue with Fear.

  • #1114

    Did this break with the new patch?

  • #1115

    Still works for me -- what's the issue you're experiencing?

  • #1113

    Added some extra info to a bunch of tickets: 224, 230, 245, 253, 263

    Hope it's of some use.

  • #1116

    Thanks, I've been a bit busy for a while, I'll see what I can do.

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