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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,605 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 931,200 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

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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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  • #655
    It appears to be a library issue. If I take Shaman Friend Version 2.31-r34 and replace the libs folder with the one from Shaman Friend Version 2.30-r27 the issue is not present. That can be a workaround for the issue (replace the libs folder in ShamanFriend with the one from r27). However, that does mean if you update another addon that uses the same libraries ShamanFriend does, it is likely to cause problems for Satrina Buff Bars too.

    I will try to track down what library changed and find out more about what the conflict is.
  • #651
    Do you have LUA errors enabled and if so are there any lua errors that could indicate the conflict? I haven't been able to reproduce this issue on my end and without being able to reproduce it and no errors reported it is difficult to determine the conflict.

    I'll try to reproduce it again using REAL UI as I wasn't able to using SF and SBF alone together.
  • #652
    That's the thing, I'm not getting any LUA errors, it's just not working Oo
  • #653
    Or actually, I have a buggrabber :(
  • #645
    With the last update on 9/5, there is now a conflict with Satrina Buff Frames. Shaman Friend makes SBF completely disappear. Please take a look at it? Thanks!
  • #649
    Another thing to check is to make sure your LUA error are enabled and if you are getting any LUA errors that could be helpful in figuring out what is going wrong for you.
  • #648
    I have been unable to reproduce this issue myself using Shaman Friend 2.31-r32 and Satrina Buff Frames v3.2.3. The SBF frames display and I can click off buffs. The SF earth shield tracker and warnings work fine while SBF is running. Satrina Buff Frames appears to no longer be maintained, so I don't think you will get any help from that author although I do not get any LUA errors from it and it seems to still work fine in the latest WoW.

    To confirm, Satrina Buff Frames works for you when it's the only addon loaded and doesn't work when ShamanFriend and Satrina Buff Frames are the only addons loaded?
  • #646
    Thanks for the report, I will look into it. Off the top of my head, I have no idea how any of the changes could have caused a conflict. No new namespaces or globals were created.
  • #647
    No problem, thanks for the response. If you need additional information from me, let me know.
  • #644
    How can I set it to display my lightning overload procs to the outgoing area of MSBT, not the notification area? I'm comfortable enough editing the LUA's too if that is the solution.
  • #638
    i got a simular thing, im using Shaman Friend aswell because of the sound effects on earth shield and water shield, but all of a sudden it decided to stop give me sound warning :S what can i do about this?
  • #639
    General Options, check what Sound Channel you have ShamanFriend set to use. Make sure in WoW options that channel is enabled and has a good volume. You can also try changing the Sound Channel to see if it is a problem with that channel.
  • #632
    Alright, I've come across something that's rather annoying. I was using Shamanfriend for quite some time, from before WotLK hit. Right up until 4.06 it was working just fine, after that the WF counter disappeared all together, without me even touching any settings. I've tried re-installing it, going to default settings, everything, and it still will not show up.

    Any idea what might be causing this?
  • #634
    By WF counter I assume you mean how it displays the damage the Windfury did? There are some other Shaman addons with Windfury counters that display other Windfury stats, and I just want to make sure you are referring to the one in this addon.
  • #660

    A humble request:

    Can the Author please add the Earth Shield recast function to the Blizz Keybindings interface? It's a very useful frame/function, although not using mouse much while healing, except for target selection. At the moment, I'm recasting ES manually through a simple keybind.

    Other possible functions that could find a good home there would probably be opening a UI/options for example

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