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Shaman Friend

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,166 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 916,136 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/28/2015
  • Created 02/08/2007
  • 1,227 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: r82
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About Shaman Friend

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Shaman Friend

This addon is designed specially for the Shaman class. It contains a lot of useful functions no matter which spec you are. I also have DruidFriend and PallyPowerWarn addons for those classes.

It should work with most languages, although translations depend on users providing them (see below).

Here are a few of the functions:

  • Remind/alert for Elemental Shields when fading or missing in combat (with sound support)
  • Show total Windfury damage with options to include advanced info: Crits, misses and which hand the procs come from If it procced of Stormstrike, the data from both hits are summed together and adds to the damage
  • Show a message when Lightning Overload procs, optionally together with total damage and number of crits
  • Separate frame allowing for easy Earth Shield tracking and recast
  • Show buffs removed by Purge and/or broadcast it to the chat window
  • Show spell interrupted by Wind Shear and/or broadcast it to the chat window
  • Tracks shaman CC and can alert when someone breaks it
  • Show when your Grounding Totem aborbs a spell and/or broadcast it to the chat window
  • Can print messages in MSBT, SCT, Parrot and a few other places
  • Announce to your group whenever you cast Bloodlust/Heroism, Mana Tide, or Feral Spirits
  • Uses spellID when available, this reduces the amount of localization

Of course you can choose for yourself which functions you want. It is built on Ace3 for increased efficiency and performance, with low memory footprint.

"/sf" or "/shamanfriend" to show the GUI.

As of release 3.4-r67 ShamanFriend uses libSharedMedia for Fonts and Sounds. Other addons that use libSharedMedia and add fonts and sounds will now be available in ShamanFriend. If you would like to add a bunch of new fonts, check out SharedMedia and SharedMediaAdditionalFonts. For additional sounds you can use SharedMediaAdditionalSounds.

If you would like to help with translations please visit:

If you make changes to the translations, please send me a message as I do not get notified when translations are changed. I do try to check the Activity Log regularly to see if someone has made any changes though.

Bug tickets and suggestions can be submitted either as comments below or at:

Thanks go to Greltok for helping keep this addon up to date. Thank you to Esoyu and Sayclub for translation work. Thanks to BlueGlyph for all the work he did being the original author.

r82 | stassart | 2015-06-28 23:53:20 +0000 (Sun, 28 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ShamanFriend.lua

Updated comment with new dungeon difficulties for 6.2. Should not require any active code changes.
r81 | stassart | 2015-06-28 23:37:19 +0000 (Sun, 28 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ShamanFriend.toc

Updated ToC for 6.2.
r80 | stassart | 2015-03-05 07:30:49 +0000 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ShamanFriend.lua
   M /trunk/ShamanFriend.toc

Updated ToC. Commented out Fulmination debug statement.


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  • #449
    i found a problem EVERYTHING works but when there is 1 tick left on earth shield it stays at 1 and wont display 0 not that big of a deal but in the case that ur busy watching other things and look back and think theres 1 left when theres not

    otherwise love the addon best i have found for shamans so far keep up the good work
  • #450
    Which version? What language? Does this always happen?

    When Earth Shield fades it should change to:
    Charges: -
    Time: -
  • #451
    Also if this bug is happening for you in version 2.02 is the combatlog working at the time? Since patch 3.3 the combatlog seems to stop working a lot especially in arena. Some addons seem to cause this bug to happen more often, old versions of Recount being one of them.

    Version 2.04+ changed so that the combatlog is not used to work around the combatlog stopping issue. If you are using version 2.02 and the combatlog stops when earth shield is at 1 tick the bug that you are describing could happen. However, if the combatlog stopping is the case it should stop at different places during different game sessions and other addons that depend on the combatlog should stop working too.
  • #455
    i was thinking of wrong addon.but it does seem to lag somewhat? idk if its my part or the will lag a sec or 2 behind for example a target hits my tank he goes down to earth shield with 5 ticks left but for a few secs the tracker still says 6 before updating is there a real time watch for the earth shield?
  • #456
    latest ver of ur addon and wow ver.the lang is English
  • #448
    Nm on the Earth Shield icon. I found where to disable it in the Lua.
  • #447
    Hi and thank you for a great addon.
    Any chance to get the option that the Earth shield tracker only displays when your in a group, raid, battleground or Arena. Its not really any point having it showing when your soloing as you usually dont solo in resto specc with the dual specc system. And is there any chance for an option to disable the icon for the earth shield tracker? I dont really see any use for the icon to be there as you get an warning when the earth shield is removed or expires. Other than that a really great addon :)
  • #452
    When you switch to non-resto spec the Earth Shield tracker should disappear (and reappear when you switch back to resto spec).

    I will still add the ability to disable the tracker during solo play to the feature request list.

    As for the icon, it is kind of a gimmick, but you can click on it to refresh Earth Shield on your current target as long as you do not change targets in combat. WoW does not allow updating the button target in combat (it updates as soon as you are out of combat).
  • #446
    Hi, it's a great add on, and has been extremely useful for all three specs (been respeccing alot). Recently I switched to Ele, and I'm having abit of trouble interpreting the Lightning Overload. It's simple to understand a plain Lightning Bolt, but Chain Lightning confuses me. It usually displays twice for the same proc, sometimes showing three targets then two, or two then one, etc. For the targets that show up twice, the damage is the same. What exactly does it mean? Thanks!
  • #437
    Hi. Great addon but there is something that bothers me. When im in a battleground it announces everything in /bg. my heroism and feral spirit are set for /yell and my interupts are set for /party. I just want it to yell for the first 2, and when i solo bg i just want it to say 'You are not in a party' instead of announcing it all in /bg. Any chance for a fix? Would be much appreciated :)

    Tnx in advance, keep up the good work :)
  • #442
    In Shaman Friend options (/sf ui to bring up), under "General Display" make sure "BG Announce" is turned off. By default it is turned off, but you must have turned it on at some point. Shaman Friend will only announce to battleground channel if you tell it to.
  • #443
    Thats not the problem. If i turn the BG announce off it doesnt announce anything. It should just yell like i tell him so :O and when i bg as a party it should announce my interupts like i tell him so
  • #444
    The problem before when I had it not output to battleground channel, is when you have announce set to party/raid when you are in a battleground you get the "You aren't in a party." error messages. I guess I can add another option "Battleground channel"/"Announce to battleground channel when in a battleground." and if you don't have that checked, you would get the errors. I got complaints about the error messages though so I would probably need to find a more elegant solution where it would make sure those errors didn't occur.
  • #445
    Personally i wouldnt mind those error messages but i can see why loads of ppl do. Would be nice to make announces a bit more configurable for bg's idd :)

    for now ill just spam /bg and annoy ppl :D
  • #436
    stassart: Sent you a PM with feature requests / bug reports.
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