Get an Epic Experience with Premium

RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

Buffs & Debuffs Login to Add Favorites
  • World of Warcraft
  • 18,881 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 1,141,712 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/22/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
  • 799 Favorites
  • Project Site
  • Comments
  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.005
Support development! **

About RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

Requests, Bugs & Known issues

Please use Curse's Curseforge ticket tracker to create requests, suggestions, or post bug reports:


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)

r268 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 21:09:37 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v3.005 (from /trunk:267)

Tagging as v3.005
r267 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 21:02:53 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc

(Monk) Added Leg Sweep and Ring of Peace (ticket 253)
r266 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 15:44:28 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Monk) Converted module to use the new core. Added Revival (tickets 190, 292), Touch of Karma (ticket 263), fixed Spear Hand Strike (tickets 196, 220, 242). Added support for handling SPELL_MISSED events to the new core.
r265 | jenneth | 2015-05-17 07:57:00 +0000 (Sun, 17 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua

(Rogue) Fixed smoke bomb, was broken due to changes in combat log messages (ticket 296)
r264 | jenneth | 2015-04-21 22:51:31 +0000 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua

(Priest) Removing Guardian Spirit's Proc message, as the combat log messages have changed and there is no longer a reliable way to determine if the spell has procced or not. (ticket 290)
r263 | jenneth | 2015-04-21 20:31:35 +0000 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Hunter) Combining battle res spells, (General) Adding Blingtrons, MOLL-E, GUMM-E and Walter


First Previous Page 57 of 76 Next Last
  • #298
    Is is possible to disable arcane torrent's silence raidsay?
  • #299
    RSA doesn't announce Arcane Torrent.

    Which class are you on? So I can just double check, to make sure there isn't anything funny going on, though RSA at least isn't intended to announce Arcane Torrent.
  • #296
    Do you get any LUA errors?
    I'm really not sure why you're getting such a drastic FPS loss - perhaps there is something in Elvsui that conflicts with RSA, I'm not sure. Also, which class are you?

    Do you get these FPS losses if you turn all other addons off and enable only RSA?
  • #292
    Would be cool if you could add Intervene to the Warrior section. :D
  • #293
    There's a big list of spells that I plan to add here:

    If you want any more, just make a comment on that ticket :)
  • #290
    RSA options doesn't appear under interface addons. It only appears if you do /rsa config.
  • #291
    Yep, that's correct.
  • #294
    Yeah but that should be fixed, addons really should appear in there without having to use a command.
  • #297
    Well that's your opinion, and you're welcome to have it, but it doesn't mean I must go by it I'm afraid. It may change eventually, and be there by default, but there are many addons that use their own custom configuration interfaces that don't appear there.
  • #288
    Any chance hunters could get the same function with out misdirect as you did with Trix of the trade?
  • #289
    When I finally get around to adding the Hunter stuff, definitely.
  • #279
    Hi Raeli,

    Is it possible to add shadow priests mind control to the list of announced spells?
    Awesome addon btw the game really needed something along these lines, nice one :)
  • #281
    Aye, I can do - at some point :P
  • #274

    I'm making a macro to Announce my interrupts and i tought u could give me some help. What's the command to get the target spell name or the interrupted spell name?
    I'm trying to make it cast the spell and then say something like: Interrupted [spellx] using [Mind Freeze].
  • #275
    I have no idea how you would do that in a macro, nor if you can easily do it with a /run command that would be short enough. Though I doubt it.

    The idea of RSA is to entirely replace such macros, as macros aren't generally able to do all of the things needed - if you use a macro, you'll likely spam chat, and it's not very easy to make short enough code to:

    Not announce if you don't interrupt, and announce what gets interrupted when you do.

    If you're worried about resource consumption of RSA, configure it, then reload your UI - the options won't load unless called, and make sure the reminders module is disabled. That is most of the CPU time gone out of the addon. Sure, the base addon used a couple of hundred kilobytes total, but it's CPU time is very low - and that's what's important.
  • To post a comment, please login or register a new account.
Login to Curse

Don't have an account? Create One.

Get an epic experience with Curse Premium
  • Faster addon downloads
  • Premium-Only Beta Giveaways
  • Ad-Free Curse experience
  • Premium Curse Client
  • and many More Features
  • Learn More »

Gamepedia Free-shirt Giveaway