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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,597 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 931,266 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/28/2015
  • Created 02/08/2007
  • 1,226 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

News: Druid Friend is now available!

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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  • #157

    Correction: Next version will come when I get the time for a longer visit to Dr Boom for the LO thingy :)

  • #155

    Was my fault. All settings read the info from the alert one regarding the "Frames" option, will be fixed in next version. Which should be in a few days.

  • #154

    My settings in 1.4 currently:

    General Display: Custom frame (ticked)

    Spells: Frost Shock, Grounding Totem, Purge (ticked)
    Display - Frames (ticked)
    Scroll (unticked)

    Windfury: Crit, Enable (ticked)
    Display - Frames (unticked)
    Scroll (ticked)

    SCT/MSBT Options:
    Enable (ticked)
    Scroll text in SCT (unticked)

    Basically this displays all my Windfury information in the SCT messages frame, and the Grounding/Purge/Frost Shock information in the Shaman Friend frame somewhere else.

    In 1.7:

    General Display: Custom frame (ticked)

    Output: Scrolling Combat Text (ticked)
    Scroll Area: Messages

    Spells: Frost Shock, Grounding Totem, Purge (ticked)
    Display - Frames (ticked)
    Scroll (unticked)

    Windfury: Crit, Enable (ticked)
    Display - Frames (unticked)
    Scroll (ticked)

    Scroll Options: Scroll output in 'Output' (ticked)

    This does exactly the same as in 1.4, BUT the windfury information appears in the SCT frame AND the Shaman Friend frame, which I don't want. I only want it in the SCT frame.

    I'm not sure which options or boxes I should be ticking to make this possible.

  • #153

    There are basically two output channels for the addon. One is named "Frames" and the other is named "Scroll". You can change this settings independant for each type of messages.

    You can change what "Frames" will mean if you go to "General Display"-settings.

    For "Scroll" to work you need to enable it in "Scroll options" and then selecting an output method in the "output" section.

    Will probably make it somewhat easier to next version, since it can seem a bit confusing. But this is mainly caused by SinkLib which makes it possible for it to scroll since version 1.5 or so.

    Hope you understand what I mean, but what you ask for should be possible.

  • #152


    I appear to be having a problem with the way the messages are output in the most recent version 1.7

    In version 1.4, one which I currently still use, I am able to "split" the messages between SCT and the Shaman Friend message frame.

    For example, I have my Windfury damage information pop up in the SCT frame, and the other messages such as grounding totem/purge information are displayed in the Shaman Friend frame.

    In version 1.7 I seem to be unable to do this any longer, no matter what combination of settings I use. The messages will either; only show up in BOTH SCT and Shaman Friend frames (thus duplicating the information on screen), or just display in either frame without allowing me to use both frames seperately for different information without duplication.

    Is there a setting I'm possibly missing, or is this an intended feature I missed in previous version notes? Any help would be appreciated.

  • #159

    Yes, it needs to be localized in French. It is really easy to do.

    1. Open the Locale folder in the ShamanFriend folder.
    2. Copy the file enUS.lua and paste it as frFR.lua
    3. Open it with notepad or any other text editor. You will see lots of strings which you can then translate.

    For example the first one is

    ["Options for ShamanFriend"] = true,

    Replace this with

    ["Options for ShamanFriend"] = "Whatever it is in French",

    At the top of the file is the options. At the bottom is the data it uses to read from the game.

    You don't have to translate all of it, you can just put -- in front of a line and it will use the English name instead. If you are unsure you can look at the German or Korean file.

  • #158

    It seems that SFdoesn't work with the french cli. I can't see my Lightening Overload proc.

    There's something i can do to change this?

    Thanks ;)

  • #160

    Thanks BlueGlyph
    i'll try this and tell you if it work ;)

  • #161

    New version, fixed a few things you asked for :)

  • #164

    It's not added on their site, don't know when/if I will do it.

  • #162

    why doesn't this update with the WowAceUpdater?

  • #163

    New version, fixed for 2.3

    Haven't gotten so much time to test it so tell me if you got any problems.

  • #166

    Currently I have no plans to make addons for other classes than Shaman, since it's the only class that I play.

    But who knows what the future brings :)

  • #165

    Hi BlueGlyph, GZ for this wonderfull addon, i want to make one question. I am paladin retry and always play with my shaman friend that use WF totem.... but this addon dont tell me WF attack (attack + extra attac), can you modifi it to use all players (not only shaman), and another petition XD. Can you modifi it for paladin RETRY that use SoC.

    With shaman WF totem sometimes, we hit= Hit+Soc+Extra Attack+Soc ... can you make adaptation to us?

    I always tell about "- Show total Windfury damage on screen with crits/misses"

    Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english :)

  • #167

    Would it be possible to add a timebar and maybe a rebuff button for the new watershield? Could be quite handy in both PVE and PVP

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