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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,171 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 314,065 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/15/2014
  • Created 04/10/2009
  • 570 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Watcher v2.19.00

About Watcher

Updates for WoD

Sparbanken has taken over the development of this addon and is busy providing updates for WoD. The updated version has been dramatically overhauled and is available now for download. However, most classes do not come with defaults and will need to be configured manually using the new in-game interface. In order to set up defaults and test the new interface, we are seeking the help of a few knowledgeable players. After configuring the addon in-game for each class, the settings can be exported and shared with us so that we can load them as defaults. A tutorial for doing this is located here. If you're willing to help, please contact Sparbanken, Nothingsknower or make a ticket on the curseforge development page.

A tutorial for configuring the updated Alpha version is located here.


Watcher is a DPS improvement addon. Its goal is to provide useful and intelligent information in order to boost DPS.

Some classes have native support but other requires you to add spells manually. If you would like your class to get more native spells, then please configure the spells in game and get in touch with the addon manager to share your configuration.


Through the use of a priority table for attacks, Watcher times cooldowns and dots to provide information on which attack should be performed next.

Note that these are fairly old screenshots. With the 3.0+ release, all screenshots will be updated.

Attacks ready to be performed are displayed using a stack with the most prioritised attack shown on top.

Spells can be configured to be cast based on the presence (or lack there of) of an aura on you or your target, your target's health %, your mana/resource %, whether a spell can be stole or interrupted, whether you have a particular talent or glyph, among other options.

Watcher v2.19.00

compatible with 5.4.0

Michael Starkweather:
    - Changed duration string to display 1m instead of 60
    - Embedded AceTimer
    - Major work done on move into an event based system.
    - Changed move up and move down to up and down to support larger fonts
    - Added edit button that pops out spell settings from priority menu. Changed move up and move down to reselect the spell/filter set that you are moving.
    - Changed cooldown filter slightly to allow for the cooldown of unusable spells past the previous 3 second mark.
    - Fixed not being able to add 0 to the time segments after removing it.
    - Fixed icon size being odd without Masque. Fixed tooltip for health. Adjusted aura refresh threshold max to 60sec. Should support monk stagger now.
    - Added option to check player health instead of enemy health
    - Will not show if there are no setup priorities.
    - Now orders specs correctly so that the one that pops up is the spec that you are in.
    - Added two new options -- MaxStackedIcons and StackHeight. Moved Timeline settings into own display settings tab. Fixed not being able to edit Timeline time segments Can now edit the maximum number of icons
    - Switching talents should now properly change the priority list.
    - Fixed show on enemy target. Again.
    - Fix for invulnerable enemy targets not showing using Show Only If Target Exists
    - Fixed turning off keybind labels. Removed MONOCHROME font effect since it crashes the game regularly. Added "Casting a spell that has a cooldown removes it from the list."
    - Fixed totems. Hopefully for the last time.
    - Mistype on 295 of Filters.lua Ooops
    - Fixed totems.
    - Hopefully fixed totem time detection.
    - Added totem filter.
    Changed "None" to "Usable"
    - Actually fixed moving.
    - Fixed moving frame.
    - Renamed a bunch of things.
    - Fixing for packaging
    - Spellcheck.
    - Attempt number 2 on trying to get packager to like it.
    - Fix AceLocale and AceGUI
    - Fix for AceGUI and AceLocale not embedding
    - First attempt at doing a packaging test.
    - Removed buffTypes since using LibDispelable
    - Added CheckSecondaryResource filter.
    Fixed flipped >= and <= in Classification filter.
    - Added LibDispel and wrote CheckTargetAura filter
    - Added target casting interruptible filter
    - Added license to files
    - Target classification filter now working
    - Fixed CheckSpellTalent
    - Changed some minor things for consistency.
    Updated CHANGELOG.txt to be.. better.
    - Added CHANGELOG.txt
    - Added LICENCE.txt
    - Added .pkgmeta file to embed latest versions of libraries.
    - First attempt at showing only one icon.
    - Fixed usability patch to make so cooldowns and aura tracking doesn't go away when not enough resources.
    - Changed tooltip for power filter.
    Keybind display now working.
    - Fixed priority lists retaining deleted values of spells/filter sets
    - Fixed inverted aura detection.
    - Priority list options appear on first load.
    Changed "Default" name to "None" and made so that cannot change the filters attached to it.
    Priority list GUI doesn't show the filter set "None" in the sidebar.
    - Usability is ignored if ability is on cooldown.
    - More work on getting frame tied into new backend.
    Max refresh rate on frame is now 60fps.
    - Removal (and commenting out) of all old code and starting to integrate newDB into the frame and overall usage.
    Priority list is evaluated at enable time currently. This is working.
    Beginning of spell filter evaluation.
    New frame draw method. Hopefully it works -- untested as of now
    - Changed priority frame GUI to display position in list.
    - Working GUI for editing priority lists with default values. These priority lists are set up automatically to be all of the available specs of your class.
    - Can now add spells based on name presuming that the character has the spell.
    - Initial commit.


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  • #174
    My spec is Ret pally level 80. The issue I'm having is the icons not showing at all I've tried reloading the ui but thought I might have it set up wrong any help on this would be great. I have down loaded newest one and still having the same issue thanks Jacob.
  • #170
    A very simple mistake: "powerthreshold" is in range from 0..100 while "power" is in 0..1 So line:913 in core.lua, replace:
    power = power/maxpower
    power = power/maxpower * 100

    That fixes warrior bug.
  • #171
    PS. Or may be one should use powerthreshold = powerthreshold / maxpower
    That also fixes the bug.

    The bug with showing Heroic Strike only and the necessity to reload ui to make it to show other ability is still in place in 1.12
  • #173
    yeh silly mistake on my part.

    I changed it to better accomodate mana user but forgot to change for warriors.

    I'll have the fix is 1.12a.

    As for the other bug whatever is causing it is still eluding.
  • #169
    Hey Gellin, awesome addon. I hope I'm not being a bother but I thought I'd remind you that you said you would add support for the Paladin spell "Shield of Righteousness" to your addon. It's the top-priority threat ability for tankadins in single-target fights so it's pretty important to have in there.

    Lorna (Suramar)
  • #172
    Oh, I though I had. I'll add it to 1.12 and release 1.12a shortly.
  • #167
    would this work for a DK or no?
  • #168
    Currently there is no spell support for DKs but that may all change if a few days.
  • #166
    hi i got watcher error when uisng it to paladin ses need to me in number value and i get to ddsiabel addons becuse it gives error al ltime using my spells as a paladin ????
  • #163
    Hey, nice addon you got going here but when I use it for my paladin i keep on getting the same error:

    Attempt to compare number with nil

    I thought in the beginning it had something to do with keybindings, but this isn't the issue apparantly.
  • #165
    I'll have a look when I get the chance.
  • #161
    This is the exact kind of addon I've been looking for my enh shaman, too bad it doesn't have an enh shaman module.

    I'm not quite sure where to to contact you, so I'll just post the priority list here.

    Lightning Bolt if 5 stacks of Maelstorm Weapon buff is up
    Earth Shock if Stormstrike debuff is up
    Earth Shock
    Lava Lash
    Magma Totem if the time left on Magma Totem is less than 3 seconds.
  • #162
    I'm working on a module for adding your own spells at the moment. so provided that you know what you're doing it shouldn't be too hard to do your own enh shaman support. It should be a part of 1.13 provided I don't balls something up.

    Though should I find the time I might add a more dedicated enh shaman module.
  • #157
    Now it just stoped working. Just shows placehoder and GCD timer. Reloading UI does not help. Version 1.12, fury warrior. I dont have dual spec.
  • #164
    I have the same problem on my warrior :( But I have the dual specc. But the addon dosent work for ether of them.
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