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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,282 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 39,238 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/16/2014
  • Created 06/17/2012
  • 27 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: UmberRunes 1.6.1

About UmberRunes

I always wanted an addon for my interface to allow me to drag my Death Knight runes around. But every addon that I found used custom textures for the runes, which annoyed me. Therefor I have made this addon that uses the default Blizzard interface runes, which allows you to drag your runes around and show additional information.

'/umber' will bring up the list of available commands.

To scale components, use '/umber lock' to unlock the frame, and then hold the right mousebutton on a component to set its scale. Moving the mouse upwards whilst holding rightclick will increase the component's scale, and downwards will decrease it. Additionally, you can set the entire scale at once using '/umber setscale [number]'.
This is the addon in normal form, it shows the Death Knight's runes.
Additionally, you can enable more info such as disease timers and Runic Power.
Furthermore, you can enable your own hitpoints and presence to be shown.
You can also track your target's hitpoints and energy.
This addon can also show a little effect when Soul Reaper is off cooldown and your targets health is below 35%.
Finally, this addon can also show you a counter for the stacks of Blood Tap, which will light up when Blood Tap is available.

The additional components can be toggled on and off whenever.
The addon is fully draggable and scaleable.
This addon only works for Death Knights.

The interface can be set to hide automatically when out of combat.

Diseases are tracked in any language.

For additional questions and information,
I can be contacted on Kazzak under the name Umberwaugh.


  • Fixed an issue where Blood Tap stack display wouldn't hide when disabled.


  • Added an additional feature to track the amount of stacks on Blood Tap. It will show a Blood Tap icon at the bottom of the addon which will light up once you have equal or more than 5 stacks of Blood Charge. This feature can be rescaled, enabled and disabled like the rest.


  • Fixed an issue where the Soul Reaper alert would show up on dead targets.


  • Replaced localization of diseases with the Spell ID's. Because of this, UmberRunes can now track diseases in every language. This also fixed the issue of French clients not tracking Frost Fever (Fièvre de givre).
  • Added a new Effect behind the runes that shows up when you can use Soul Reaper. This will show up as soon as your current target's health is below 35% and your Soul Reaper is off cooldown. This can be toggled on or off using /umber togglesoulreaper. On by default.

1.4.0 - 5.4:

  • Supporting World of Warcraft patch 5.4.
  • Added disease tracking for Italian clients (Thanks kabor313).


  • Target health bar now displays large numbers the same way as WoW's interface, using K and M to show scales of numbers.

1.3.0 - 5.3:

  • Supporting World of Warcraft patch 5.3.

1.3.0 - 5.2:

  • Supporting World of Warcraft patch 5.2.


  • Added a hide when out of combat feature. This can be toggled on or off using /umber combat. Off by default.

1.2.1 - 5.1:

  • Supporting World of Warcraft patch 5.1.


  • Fixed an issue where UmberRunes conflicted with Titan Panel addon.


  • Added a toggle feature for the disease tracking icons.
  • Added a toggle feature to toggle between player info and just a Runic Power bar. Use /umber toggleplayerinfo to toggle.
  • Added a scale feature for the different components. Use /umber lock to unlock the frame and then rightclick a component to set its scale. Dragging upwards will increase and downwards will decrease its size.
  • Added an instant scale feature. Use /umber setscale [number] to instantly set the scale of all components to the number. (A value between 0 and 5, 1 is default).
  • Changed the target hitpoints bar. If the target has less than 100 million hitpoints, the bar will also show the target's max hitpoints.
  • Fixed the frame dragging which will now react more smooth to the players input.


  • UmberRunes now uses its own set of rune-icons. Because of this, it will work in combination with unitframe addons such as X-Perl.
  • Added a debuff time animation to the disease tracking.

1.0.2: MoP

  • Works with patch 5.0.4.


  • Fixed a bug where the interface would appear in the left bottom corner of the screen on first use.


  • Added disease tracking on French and German clients.


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  • #40

    Nice addon, my only gripe is that you can't see the rune cooldown in numbers.

  • #38

    Having a little problem, or if it is even problem, with the Soul Reaper effect. When enabled it keeps it displayed at all time reguardless of being on cooldown or even more if the target is <35%. Am I doing something wrong with it or perhaps I am misunderstanding how this function works. any help would be appreciated thank you.

  • #37

    i like this addon but /umber togglebloodtap doesentwork for me always remains :X

  • #39

    Thanks for reporting this issue, I can reproduce it, and I am addressing it right now

  • #36

    Awesome addon. Exactly what I was looking for. Just wanted to drag around and change the size of my runes without touching anything else.

    Only addition I would love to see are some options for rune graphics. I don't need anything fancy but I want grayed out runes to be more distinct from active ones. Right now it's a bit hard to tell them apart at 1st glance (had that problem with the default UI too).

    Rune-it-all addon has some great rune graphics options but that mod is out of date and doesn't work. Said options pretty much leaves the runes as they are but slightly change the shape/color of them to make them stand out more. Maybe you can incorporate that here?

    Anyways, thanks for a great addon.


  • #35

    I love this addon already, its small and compact and was exactly what i was looking for. The one thing i would love to see for this addon is an actual interface for the addon's options.

    the other thing i would say about any addon is, the more options the better. My favorite addons are the addons that have the most options.

    and also i agree with animalxx, a timer would be fantastic.

    all in all this is by far the best addon for deathknights and i truly recommend it to anyone who plays a deathknight

  • #31

    I'd like to hide the runic power bar, but I see no command for that. Can you help?

  • #32

    Hi raevenne,

    /umber toggleplayer hides the runic power bar, but its linked to the healthbar.

  • #30

    can u please make it support OmniCC or has a timer on runes other than that lovely addon :)

  • #28

    Hi, awesome addon, but the frost fever timer doesn't work for me (french client).

  • #34

    This issue has been resolved in the latest version

  • #26

    the ability to make the runes separate from the bars or just be able to have the runes be verdical insted of horazontal. As all i want is literaly a verdical rune bar that i can scale and move and nothing like that exists anywhere



    Last edited by Zeratu on 11/14/2012 11:14:23 PM
  • #27

    Rune-it-all does that, but that addon hasn't been updated for 5.1 yet.

  • #23


    Thank you for this great addon.  A few suggestions:

    1. Please consider an option to automatically hide the display while out of combat.
    2. It would be great if this addon could include a counter for Blood Tap and a display showing the spell received from Dark Simulacrum.  The way my UI is now, I need to have Blood Tap and Dark Simulacrum separately displayed in the center of my screen.
    Thank you,
  • #19

    Thx for the upgrade of your Rune Addon. Great work.

    Two suggestions: 1st: Toggle the Runes and Runebar out of combat. And second: Shwo the proccs? is this possible?

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