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RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 981,592 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/01/2014
  • Created 12/01/2009
  • 721 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

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Warlords of Draenor beta

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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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  • #996

    Brewmaster monk Guard spell dosn't announce when you use the glyph.

    Can i fix this on my end?

  • #993

    Just curious if it would be doable to announce a "respec"?

  • #991

    still not coping with the pandarian version of concentration potion.

    Under General Announcements / Personal.

  • #989

    Smart Group not working properly - it duplicates every message in /say. If smart group AND say are selected, stuff is getting posted to /say twice. If Smart Say is checked it will stop, but then the whole thing is useless for soloing (I like to know when my kicks are successful and such).

    Also, Guardian of Ancient Kings still isn't working. I saw this posted somewhere else, but it's honestly one of the reasons I use it this mod for raiding on my pally tank. The spell is listed as "Guarding of the Ancient Kings" in the pulldown menu, however the word "the" doesn't actually show up in the ability name. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.

    Still love this addon!

  • #990


    From my understanding, the Protection version of GoAK Doesn't work, but the other two do, and it's because of wow not sending any combat log events about it - apparently - I can't confirm this, it's just what I'm told. If you do have or know of a way of tracking it, please post it :)

  • #995


    I'd imagine Forte is scanning the buff frame - which seems to be the most obvious way. However, doing that just for this one spell, and even only in one spec at that, seems like overkill, I can't think off the top of my head, and a few things have changed since Cataclysm, but it would be pretty resource intensive I think. If people really want it though, I'm sure Xadurk can come up with something along those lines, and like other things, should easily be disabled if you don't need/want it, so it wouldn't be using resources unnecessarily.

  • #994

    Fortexorcist announces GoAK, not sure what its using to track but maybe take a look at it?  Thanks!

  • #992

    Damn, sucks about GoaK. Tried it in my holy spec and yeah, it's reporting that one fine.

    Something else about the Smart Group thing - it only does it in raid groups. In a regular 5 man party, smart group will only post messages to /party like it's supposed to, in a raid group it's sending it to /say and /raid.

  • #988

    Priest dispel Purify isn't displaying at all

  • #987

    Is it possible to add the druid talent Ursol's Vortex? I use it a lot in raids these days, but the graphic is very subtle. It would be amazing if I could give a shout to the raid once the AOE has successfully been placed on the ground (like Ring of Frost for example).

    Additionally, could the talent Nature's Vigil also be added? I think it would be useful to announce in say or whatnot when damage dealers are providing AOE heals to the raid.

    Thank you! Love the addon so far, and sorry for the trouble!

    I also found some possible bugs. All general settings were properly enabled to ensure these announcements would work. Stampeding Roar doesn't appear to be triggering an announcement at all. And Tranquility seems to spam start and end announcements in say twice in a row when triggered with the "Say" and "Smart Group" opions checked.

    Last edited by Treebkin on 11/7/2012 10:01:37 AM
  • #986

    Hi there, I was wondering if there's any plans adding Demoralizing Banner? Also, for me when I place Skull Banner it does announce it, however it won't announce when it ends.

  • #985

    symbiose does not work - no posts in chat

  • #984

    I noticed that the Monk Ability "Revival" is not in this addon.. Is there any way to manually add it?  This is our only major CD for healing really..

    Last edited by Sukodin on 10/30/2012 11:41:40 PM
  • #981

    Dan what are you guys up to now anyway? Saw the guild site has finished so just wondered. I kept looking now and again to see how you were doing.


  • #982


    Mostly just LoL, and messing around on EVE to be honest. Contemplating trying out MoP, primarily so I can update all my addons again, but dunno if I want to spend 50Euros or whatever to get a sub and MoP when I may not even end up playing 30 days.

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